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Fans slam ‘Home Alone’ reboot following cast announcement

When Disney announced a reboot of “Home Alone” this past August, fans, and even Macaulay Culkin himself, eviscerated the studio for tinkering with the 1990 John Hughes Christmas classic. And after unveiling the film’s cast list, it ignited the online ire once again, Insider reports. The holiday drama kicked off …

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Anthony Joshua beats Andy Ruiz to win back world heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua on Saturday defeated Andy Ruiz Jr at the Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia to reclaim his IBF, WBA and WBO titles. Joshua lost the titles to Ruiz in a shock June defeat in New York.With his victory, Joshua has joined greats such as Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis and Evander …

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Six High-Interest Savings Accounts You Can Open Today

Wouldn’t it be nice if you’re able to earn some good interest on the money you’re holding in your savings account? You might think that banks are doing you a favor with the minuscule interests they add to your money pile periodically, but this ‘bonus’ may get wiped out by …

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Microsoft & Nokia Come Together Yet Again, Aims To Work On AI, IoT, Cloud

History exists so that man could learn from his mistakes, It’s been around five years have passed since Microsoft’s $7 billion ill-fated acquisition of Nokia’s smartphone business, and now after learning too many lessons, both the tech champions are coming together yet again. Microsoft has announced a strategic collaboration with …

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Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee unveils plan to save the internet

Thirty years after he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee has released what he calls a “roadmap to build a better web.” His plan aims to halt abuse of the internet by governments, companies, and individuals. Tim Berners-Lee, a British engineer credited with having invented the World Wide Web …

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This is Benjamin Enwegbara, first African member of Austria Parliament

ON Friday, a Nigerian Economist, Benjamin Enwegbara was announced to have been elected into the parliament in Austria, a country in Central Europe, making it the first of its kind. This information was disclosed by his delighted brother, Odilim Enwegbara, a development economist and a digital technology management analyst who …

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Big Tech wants into your wallet so they can get more data, like their Chinese rivals

Chinese tech giants control mobile wallets that track a variety of financial services, which is appealing to Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon Technology giants are showing a heightened interest in the financial services industry as they see Chinese tech companies succeeding in payments, an area that could be lucrative for …

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Buhari appoints ex-CBN deputy gov, Sarah Alade as SA on Finance and Economy

ON Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Sarah Omotunde Alade as the Special Adviser to the President on Finance and the Economy. The information was disclosed through a statement on Nigeria’s Presidency Twitter handle @NGRPresident. According to the statement, Alade’s appointment as the adviser on finance and the economy to the …

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Dismay As the US Formally Starts Pullout From Paris Climate Accord

he United States has formally notified the United Nations that it is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, triggering expressions of concern and regret from other major powers on Tuesday. President Donald Trump went ahead with the pullout despite mounting evidence of the reality and impact of climate change, with …

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Bad effect of Smoking Shisha

Shisha smoking – also called hookah, narghile, waterpipe, or hubble bubble smoking – is a way of smoking tobacco, sometimes mixed with fruit or molasses sugar, through a bowl and hose or tube. The tube ends in a mouthpiece from which the smoker inhales the smoke from the substances being …

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Xenophobia: South Africans Attack Nigerians Again

South Africans living in Mpumalamga province have attacked Nigerians in a fresh wave of xenophobic violence. Channels Television correspondent in South Africa reports that further information concerning the attack is still sketchy as the crew is on its way to the province for details. The leadership of Nigerian Citizens In …

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EFCC arrests two Britons over $9billion fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged two Britons for alleged money laundering in connection with an ill-fated gas deal. The EFCC said in a statement that both men were directors of two companies that the agency alleged failure to report to the anti-graft agency a single deposit …

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Success Makanjuola: La Liga side Leganes sign Nigerian youngster

Success Makanjuola joins La Liga side CD Leganes – The Spanish League side had completed the move for the Nigerian since August – Makanjuola was however unveiled earlier this week as he begins his European journey in Spain Spanish League giants Leganes have completed the signing of Nigerian youngster Success …

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Victor Osimhen: Barcelona eye Super Eagles star as a replacement for Luis Suarez

Victor Osimehen alongside three others have been shortlisted by Barcelona as a replacement for Luis Suarez – Luis Suarez is enjoying the last leg of his contract at Barcelona – The Catalans’ main priority next summer will be to sign a striker to replace the former Liverpool star Barcelona have …

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‘Online media will be regulated, hate speech fine to be increased from N500k to N5m’ – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed on Thursday, October 10, announced that online news platforms will now be regulated as he inaugurated a seven-man committee to implement reforms in the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). Members of the committee whose job description centers on implementing reforms in the NBC include; Armstrong …

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GENERAL$11m Cyber Fraud: Court Orders Forfeiture Of N280m Traced To Invictus Obi

Obinwanne Okeke aka Invictus is currently standing trial in the U.S over an alleged $11m cyber fraud, following his recent arrest by the FBI. EFFC had told the court that the two firms were owned by Invictus, described as “a strong leader of a cybercrime syndicate that specialized in business …

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“I’m not happy; I have only users around me”- Actress Ifu Ennada laments

Nollywood actress and former Big Brother housemate, Iheme Faith Uloma is popularly known as Ifu Ennada, has opened up on a saddening fact ravaging her life. According to the actress, she’s mainly surrounded by individuals who only want to gain something from her, without giving back in return; a class …

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The T.B. Joshua Factor In Nigeria-South Africa Relations

Until the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the former Apartheid colony had always enjoyed very good relations with Nigeria. The two countries have often cross-fertilised ideas in many areas, including but not limited to the arts, culture, religion, music, advertising, etc. During my eventful sojourn in the marketing communications …

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Cristiano Ronaldo sent message by Robbie Keane as he chases Euro goals record

Cristiano Ronaldo has the chance to catch Robbie Keane’s record 23 goals in Euro qualifiers against Lithuania on Tuesday. And the Juventus superstar has been urged to set a new scoring standard in Serie A by Maurizio Sarri this season. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward scored his …

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Tyre-burning Nigerian mob attacks Shop-rite outlet in Lagos

Nigerians protested outside a Shoprite outlet in Jakande in retaliation for xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa. A Nigerian mob laid siege on an outlet of Shoprite located inside Circle Mall in the Jakande area of Lagos State on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The violent demonstration was in …

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Injured Djokovic Pulls Out Of US Open

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic retired with a shoulder injury after dropping the first two sets of Sunday’s US Open last-16 match against Stan Wawrinka. Swiss 23rd seed and 2016 champion Wawrinka led Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 when the Serb quit, having received treatment on his troublesome left shoulder before …

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Nigeria wins gold medal at 2019 SAGE competition in US

Some Nigerian students have made the nation proud by winning two gold medals at the 2019 Students for the Advancement Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) competition – The first group won for their project called the Marist Air Quality Monitor which detects harmful substances in the environment and trigger an alarm – …

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Pinterest to direct vaccine searches to health sites

Pinterest Pinterest users searching for vaccine-related information will be directed to results from “public health organisations”. Last year, the social platform stopped showing results for vaccine searches to tackle the spread of misinformation. Social media companies are facing increasing scrutiny over how they moderate content on their sites. In recent …

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Shakiru Adegoke, Chelsea goalkeeper, set to play for Nigeria U-17 national team

Golden Eaglets Shakiru Adegoke has been invited to play for the Golden Eaglets ahead of the U-17 World Cup The Chelsea shot-stopper was handed an official invitation from the NFF a few days ago Nigeria will participate at the FIFA U-17 World Cup which will be hosted by Brazil in …

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Kogi Election: Court Affirms APC’s Decision To Hold Indirect Primary

Kogi Election A Federal High Court in Abuja has affirmed the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct indirect primary for the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi State. Justice Taiwo Taiwo approved the party’s choice on Monday and dismissed two suits filed by some APC members in Kogi, …

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Facebook Launches Tool To Let Users Control Data Flow

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Facebook, under pressure to ramp up privacy rules across its platform, said on Tuesday it was rolling out a tool allowing users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their online activity. The new tool is to give clients access to …

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Robbers attack Nasarawa deputy governor’s convoy, kill 3 policemen, driver

Suspected armed robbers attacked the convoy of Nasarawa state deputy governor, Emmanuel Akabe The robbers reportedly opened fire on the convoy killing killing three policemen and a driver Akabe, the deputy governor, was unhurt but was looking shaky at the hospital where they were rushed to. Suspected armed robbers on …

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Racist abuse: footballers should boycott social media, says Phil Neville

England women’s manager Phil Neville said footballers should “boycott” social media to send a “powerful message” that abuse is not acceptable. Neville’s comments come after Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba  having missed a penalty in his side’s match on Monday. “We have to take drastic measures now as a football …

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Dwayne Johnson Marries Girlfriend Of 12 Years Lauren Hashia in Hawali

The rocks wedding The actor met Hashian in 2006 while he was filming a movie (The Game Plan) But they started dating officially in 2007 after his divorce. he has a child from his previous marriage and another two from his relationship with Hashian. The Rock was recently named the …

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Nigerian military ranked 4th most powerful force in Africa

The Nigerian Armed Forces has been ranked as the 4th-best in Africa and 44th most powerful in the world for the year 2019 The rating was carried out by a defense website Globalfirepower in its yearly ranking of world military powers The website said it considered values such as military …

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