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Italy's top court upholds Robinho's nine-year rape conviction

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Robinho (pictured November 2017) was among a group of six men accused of taking part in the rape of an Albanian woman celebrating her 23rd birthday in a Milan nightclub, in January 2013

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NAPTIP hands over trafficked children to Sokoto govt

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The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), on Wednesday, handed over four trafficked children to the Sokoto state government.

President Buhari to embark on 2-day working visit to Kaduna

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The people of Kaduna State are set to receive President Muhammadu Buhari, who is expected in the state Thursday on a two-day working visit, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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Man sentenced to life for raping, impregnating 14-year-old in-law

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A 38-year-old businessman, Ofure Siakpere was on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment by an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court for defiling and impregnating his 14-year-old in-law (name withheld).

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Senate agrees with Buhari, removes Direct Primaries from Electoral Act

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The Senate has rescinded its decision on adoption of direct primaries in the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021, passed on Nov. 18, 2021 by the National Assembly.

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Buhari never told anyone to remove petrol subsidy – Senate President

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan has assured Nigerians that subsidy on Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) will not be removed for now as being reported by some social and conventional media.

Man dragged to court for not providing for his pregnant girlfriend

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A 24-year-old man, Korede Yusuf, was on Wednesday docked in an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for not providing for his pregnant girlfriend.

Nnamdi Kanu pleads not guilty to terrorism, treasonable felony charges

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When the charges were read to him the IPOB leader pleaded not guilty.

COVID-19: Nigeria records 6 deaths, 163 infections Tuesday

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Nigeria on Tuesday recorded six more fatalities from the COVID-19 pandemic with 163 new cases confirmed across 12 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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Nnamdi Kanu chose to appear in court in same clothes, FG tells court

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Kanu has stuck to the same outfit for his court appearances since the commencement of his trial.

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25-year-old man takes own life over inability to pay debts

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The Kwara Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says that a 25-year-old man, Olakunle Obaoye, has committed suicide over suspected depression, occasioned by his inability to pay his debts.

Respect chosen dates for Ekiti, Osun primaries - INEC warns parties

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised political parties to respect chosen dates for Ekiti, Osun Governorship Election Primaries, based on the commission’s timetable and schedule of activities.

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Buhari to jet off to The Gambia for Barrow inauguration on Wednesday

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President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Wednesday, depart Abuja for Banjul, Republic of The Gambia, to attend the inauguration of Gambian President, Adama Barrow, following his re-election for a second term.

FG says 0.5% R&D allocation is for projects of national interest

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The Federal government says that the 0.5 per cent allocated to research and innovation by President Muhammadu Buhari administration is to be deployed to support research and innovative projects of national interest.

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Reps to reintroduce 'rejected' Electoral Act Amendment Bill

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The Speaker, House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila says that the leadership of the House plans to reintroduce the Electoral Amendment Act Bill on Jan. 19 for consideration.

5 fond memories from old school phones

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Here are some of the fondest memories from old school phones.

Alleged N6bn fraud: EFCC accuses Mompha of flouting court order

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has alleged that social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, flouted an order of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court where he is facing trial for N32.9 billion fraud.

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Buhari inaugurates 1m bags of rice pyramid, vows to secure food for Nigerians

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated 13 sky-high pyramids consisting of one million bags of paddy rice.

Buhari nominates Bindawa as Non Executive Commissioner for NCC

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President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Prof. Mansur Bindawa as Non-Executive Commissioner for the Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC).

ICRC visits Lagos Airport car park, insists on safety of vehicles

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Following media reports on incidences of vehicle vandalism at the Seymour Aviation Multi-level Car Park at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, the management of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has visited…

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Movie veteran Ejike Asiegbu's dad is dead

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Asiegbu's dad was over 100-years-old; Nigerian movie veteran Ejike Asiegbu has lost his father.

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Buhari’s aide vows he won’t support Tinubu’s presidential ambition

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Ojodu says he won't allow those describing him as a traitor because of his stance on the 2023 presidency to intimidate him.

FG hails NLNG for banning cooking gas exportation

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The Federal government has commended the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited for suspending the exportation of cooking gas while approving 100 per cent domestic supply of the product.

Germany to return 1,030 Benin bronzes looted from Nigeria 125 years ago

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Nigeria will receive no fewer than 1,030 Benin artefacts from Germany in 2022, Prof. Abba Tijani, Director-General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) has said.

4 die, 12 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

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No fewer than four persons died on Tuesday while 12 others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Mazda bus and Howo truck at the Oniworo turning on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

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EKEDC apologises to customers over irregular power supply

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The management of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Tuesday apologised to its customers in Lagos and some parts of Ogun State over the irregular power supply they currently experiencing.

Court adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s trial till Wednesday

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Kanu said the Federal Government failed to promptly serve him the fresh 15 amended charges it brought before the court.

5 ways technology can ease the stress of the ‘Back to School’ rush

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‘Detty December’ is over and students, teachers and parents alike are all trying to get through the mad rush of ‘Back to School’ and get back into the swing of things.

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Trust Funds: What they are, how they work and types of trusts

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Trust funds are legal entities in which property and cash are held by one person or group (the trustee) for the benefit of another person or group, usually called the beneficiary. Trusts can be established during someone's lifetime, as…

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Babachir Lawal says Tinubu will clinch APC ticket through any mode of primaries

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A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, has said that the entrance of a former Lagos State Governor, Sen. Bola Tinubu, into the 2023 presidential race will “bring light at the end of the tunnel“.