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By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 11th, 2015
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Nigeria’s oil-rich Bayelsa State has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with European Union (EU) to promote water projects, a local official said Tuesday. The MoU was signed during the official launch of the Bayelsa EU- Assisted Niger-Delta Support Project (Water and Sanitation Componen...
By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 11th, 2015
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday pledged support for the war Nigeria was waging to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents. The UN secretary-general stated this in a message delivered through his Special Representative for West Africa, Mohammed Ibn- Chambas, when he visited President Goodluck Jon...
By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 11th, 2015
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Taylor Swift kept her cool when Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell asked her If She’s leaving with ‘lots of men’. “I just wanted to show the legs, because as I was telling you ahead of time, I think you’re going to walk home with more than just a trophy tonight. I think lots of...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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Nearly 3,000 US troops were deployed to West Africa at the height of the Ebola outbreak last year. The United States military plans to pull most of its forces from West Africa where troops are helping to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak, US officials say. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby a...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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US president Barack Obama has called for “swift work” to narrow the differences between his country and China on cyber issues, during a call with Chinese president Xi Jinping. The world’s two biggest economies have been trying to ease tensions amid mutual accusations of hacking and ...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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Authorities in Tanzania and their development partners on Tuesday signed a new commitment aimed at intensifying efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in the country. “The government is fully committed to ensuring FGM comes to an end for girls to enjoy their life free...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended for six months without pay after admitting last week that a story he told about coming under fire while on a helicopter during the Iraq war was not true, the network said. “By his actions, Brian Williams has jeopardized the trust million...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show, US network Comedy Central has confirmed today. In a tweeted statement, Comedy Central said that Stewart will remain with the show “until later this year”. “He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of th...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where police guard the Wikileaks founder around the clock. British police say they are reviewing the resources devoted to guarding WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after it was revealed it had cost $20 million for police to stand by in...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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Manon Serrano and her mother Sophie Serrano Two French families whose babies were switched at birth more than 20 years ago have won nearly $3 million in compensation. A court in the southern town of Grasse ordered the clinic at the centre of the mix-up in the French Riviera city of Cannes to pay 1.88...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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The Newsweek Twitter feed was briefly hacked this morning, purportedly by a group associated with the Islamic State. Several posts to Newsweek’s Twitter feed referenced Cyber Caliphate, a hacker group affiliated with the Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the hacking. The posts inc...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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Beyonce has topped the list of celebrities who flaunted their precious jewels as she wore a 10 million dollar worth emerald ring at 2015 Grammys. The ‘Crazy in Love’ singer donned in Lorraine Schwartz diamonds including 80-carat Colombian emerald-diamond chandelier earrings and over 100-c...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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Kanye West shakes his head at the Album of the Year choice. Ranting rapper Kanye West’s recent tirade against Beck’s Grammy win has seen sales of the Indie singer’s award-winning album soar by more than 1000 per cent. Beck’s win over fellow nominee Beyonce in the coveted Best ...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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A Japanese woman has accused an Indian tourist guide of drugging and then raping her in the historic city of Jaipur, police said, the latest in a series of sex attacks on foreigners in the country. The 20-year-old told police the guide offered to show her around Jaipur on his motorbike on Sunday befo...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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Fresh Face….. Uma Thurman in 2003 And Puffy Face…..Uma Thurman on The Slap red carpet. Has Uma Thurman done a Renee Zellweger? The actress has appeared on the red carpet to promote the US version of The Slap looking, well, not quite like herself. The 44-year-old Kill Bill star was promoting The Slap ...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi has accepted a marriage proposal from a romantic rock star who delivered a diamond ring to her by drone, local media reports. Musician Wang Feng sent a white drone carrying the ring flying into Zhang’s 36th birthday party, Chinese web portal NetEase reported. Pictures...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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The number of measles cases in the United States is rising, with some states considering enforced vaccinations. The US Centres for Disease and Control (CDC), which began tracking the outbreak on January 1, said the measles outbreak had now spread to 17 states and Washington DC. It said the vast major...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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United States president Barack Obama has confirmed the death of Kayla Jean Mueller — who was taken hostage by the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria — and vowed to hunt her captors. “No matter how long it takes, the United States will find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible ...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 11th, 2015
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Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has denied committing any crime as he took the stand in a French court where he is accused of “aggravated pimping” for his alleged role in a prostitution ring. “I committed no crime, no offence,” he said in a letter read out to the court...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 10th, 2015
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Bobbi Kristina Brown’s anguished relatives have agreed to take her off life support — but want to wait until Wednesday so she can die on the same date as her mum, Whitney Houston. Bobbi Kristina’s grandmother Cissy Houston floated the idea of a February 11 death over the weekend during di...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Feb 10th, 2015
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American singer Beck says he’s not upset at Kanye West’s Grammy rant and still thinks the controversial rapper is a “genius”. West jokingly moved to take the award from the Blue Moon singer after he came up onstage to accept the award for Album of the Year, for which Beyonce w...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Feb 10th, 2015
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Six kids may seem like a handful, but not for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who are reportedly set to add another child to their brood. According to an anonymous charity worker who spoke to Woman’s Day, the pair are set to adopt a two-year-old boy from Syria. The news comes after the couple, who...
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