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Demola Olarewaju: Saraki’s travails and the futility of Buhari’s war

If there ever was one corruption trial that was supposed to symbolise Mr. President’s skill and ruthlessness in fighting corruption, it was the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) case against…

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We interrupt your regular schedule to announce that we need feminist shows

The latest show I'm watching now is Sharp Objects, the new HBO miniseries adapted from the 2006 Gillian Flynn novel of the same name. Remember Glynn's Gone Girl? That one…

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The Big 5: Oshiomhole says Ortom’s departure from APC is a rumour, Netherlands pledge to assist Nigeria fight terrorists and other stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Deputy National Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Lawal Shu’aibu has  summoned Governor Samuel Ortom and Senator…

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Entertainment Roundup: Cardi B leads 2018 MTV VMA nominations; Forbes releases list of World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities | More stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today. Cardi B, Beyonce, Jay-Z lead 2018 MTV VMA nominations Cardi…

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The Late 5: #EkitiDecides- Fayose reacts, says ‘I will laugh last,’ Ortom dumps APC and other stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of using security operatives to win Saturday's governorship poll in the state for…

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Kemi Adeosun

#YNaijaEssays: Adeosun’s certificate scandal just shows she’s the typical privileged Nigerian child

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been riddled with scandal after scandal. Mainagate, grass cutting, budget padding are just a few of the scandals which have completely muddied the pristine white…

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Money will flow in 2019 election, like it did in Ekiti

Interesting as the Ekiti election may seem, but for faithful onlookers and believers in a better Nigeria, it is the usual setback, the tragic fact that we are not making…

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The urgent task before Fayemi in Ekiti

The brown and white envelopes, the strips that once held bundles of notes of various naira denominations and other souvenirs of voter-persuasion infrastructure will now be cleared off polling stations…

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ADE Digital launches 2018 Nigeria Digital Outlook (Free Download)

The Nigeria Digital Outlook 2018 by ADE Digital is now LIVE! The insightful study available for free download was put together by leading digital agency and product development company, ADE…

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The Ekiti 2018 elections and the impunity of PDP and APC

The much anticipated Ekiti 2018 gubernatorial election has come and gone. However, what happened on Saturday, July 14 was a public show of shame and impunity by the ruling Peoples Democratic…

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Entertainment Roundup: Ramsey Nouah says distress made him realise his gift in acting | More stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment over the weekend and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today. Beyonce and Jay Z host World Cup viewing…

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Osinbajo

Osinbajo leaves Silicon Valley, Hollywood wanting more

by Seun Bisuga Prior to the meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, most of the representatives from Hollywood’s leading movie and entertainment companies like Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, 20th Century…

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David Oyelowo

Here’s your first look at David Oyelowo as Javert in “Les Misérables”

Two months ago, Victor Hugo's classic 19th century novel Les Misérables was announced as a TV adaptation. Unlike the 2012 film, the six-part series will no be based on the…

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The Big 5: Falana wants urgent meeting of Nigeria Police Council, France emerge as World Cup Champions and other stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has urged governors of the 36 states and President Muhammadu Buhari to convene an urgent meeting…

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The Late 5: PDP rejects Ekiti election results, Fayemi says victory is to restore the values of Ekiti people and other stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation: The National leadership of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the results of Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti, describing it as a daylight…

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France World Champions

For the second time in their history, France are the #WorldCup champions

France have emerged World Cup champions for the second time in their history after a convincing 4-2 victory in their final tie against Croatia in Moscow. The game was slightly…

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Final

The guy who correctly predicted the Nigeria-Iceland match has dreamt again for the #WorldCup finals, and Twitter is all over it

Remember the guy who dreamt and correctly predicted the outcome of the Nigeria-Iceland World Cup match? His name is Tolulope Saba and since then, he has achieved the kind of…

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#WorldCup Preview: Who will be crowned Champions as France battle Croatia in mouthwatering final?

The match we have all being waiting for is nigh and by the end of today the World Champions will be crowned. The talented Les Blues will face the experienced…

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Klippers

Black Panther actor in Nollywood action flick, Klipper

Hollywood based Nigerian filmmaker and actor, Ofu Obekpa who appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbusters, Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther Has written and directed Klippers, an action…

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Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira is in talks to star in “Godzilla vs King Kong” and “Star Trek 4” and this is officially too good

Although Danai Gurira has been slaying zombies in AMC's post-apocalyptic zombie saga The Walking Dead, Marvel's Black Panther was the movie that gave her enough cultural thrust to be noticed,…

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The Big 5: NBC shuts down Ekiti Broadcasting Service, Adeosun elected Chairperson of AFRIEXIMBANK and other stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has shut down the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State (BSES) for breaching provisions of the Broadcasting…

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BREAKING: Fayemi defeats Eleka to return to Ekiti Government House

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Dr. Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), winner of Saturday's Ekiti governorship election. Fayemi polled 197,459  of the 384, 594 total…

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The Late 5: PDP apologises to Obasanjo; APC, PDP induce voters with money in Ekiti and other stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) has apologised to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, for what it termed  ‘‘bad conduct and mistreatment.’’ Media…

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Bronze

#WorldCup Roundup: Belgium emerge as bronze medallists ahead of England in 2-0 victory

The Red Devils have slain all three lions of England in their third place World Cup tie in Saint Petersburg on Saturday. They grabbed two goals courtesy Eden Hazard and…

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Jorginho

Chelsea splash the cash as they sign Man City’s target Jorginho from Napoli for £57M

Chelsea have handed new manager Maurizio Sarri a useful tool and his trusted soldier – Jorginho by signing him from Napoli for a fee of £57M. Chelsea battled Premier League…

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#WorldCup Preview: England square up against Belgium in the losers final

The game nobody wants to play. Although there are many pundits, players and coaches stating that the game is a waste of time – the third place still has to…

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jurisdiction

FYI: Federal High Courts have limited jurisdiction over land compensation issues

The strange thing about Nigeria, is that we are so isolated in our different regions, that we never quite understand or appreciate the issues that other regions face. This is…

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graduate

Opinion: Here’s how to get out of the Fresh Graduate mental rut

by Sydney Okafor Fresh university graduates across the continent are faced with a peculiar dilemma. Most African students nearing their final year at different tertiary institution are contemplating on their…

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Thai

The rescued Thai boys: Does this teach Nigeria any lesson?

On Saturday, June 23, 2018 when news broke out of 12 members of the Wild Boar soccer team and their coach who became trapped following a rainy season downpour that…

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Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri takes the reins at Chelsea with Zola appointed as assistant

Chelsea have appointed former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri as their new club manager, following the departure of Antonio Conte from Stamford Bridge earlier this week. Sarri has signed a three…

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