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    Metro Total blackout hits Nigeria as power grid collapses - Punch Newspapers

    The nation has been plunged into total darkness as the power grid recorded a total collapse on Saturday morning, our correspondent has learnt. READ MORE HERE
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    Sports World Cup 2018: Luka Modric penalty secures 2-0 win for Croatia against Nigeria – BBC News

    Oghenekaro Etebo scored the second own goal of this World Cup Oghenekaro Etebo’s own goal and a Luka Modric penalty gave Croatia a winning World Cup start against Nigeria in a poor Group D match in Kaliningrad. Etebo, who joined Stoke City from Portuguese club Feirense for £6.35m on … read...
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    World Moscow police say seven hurt as taxi plows into crowd – Reuters News

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A taxi drove into a crowd of people near Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday, injuring seven people including Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup, Russian officials and eyewitnesses said. A damaged taxi, which ran into a crowd of … Read more via More Top Stories –...
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    Entertainment R.Kelly’s ex-wife breaks silence 10 years after divorce – TODAY.NG

    R. Kelly’s ex-wife, Andrea, has spoken for the first time about their marriage, how it drove her to almost commit suicide and how she feels sorry for the young women who he is now accused of keeping as sex slaves. In an extraordinarily emotional interview with The Sister Circle this week, …...
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    Sports Nigeria vs Croatia: Atiku reveals why Super Eagles won’t lose World Cup 2018 opener – Dailypost

    Nigeria’s former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, is banking on history to see the Super Eagles get at least a point against Croatia, in their first Group D fixture of the 2018 World Cup. Atiku said the Eagles have never lost their first game at the World Cup and … read more via Daily Post...
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    Sports World Cup 2018: Denmark secure a hard-fought 1-0 win over Peru – BBC

    Denmark began their World Cup campaign with a hard-fought victory against a Peru side that had earlier missed a penalty. The South Americans were awarded a spot-kick after consultation....... read more via BBC – Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Politics Obasanjo: Orji Kalu says former President cannot choose for Nigerians – –...

    A former Governor of Abia state, Orji Kalu has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo has no moral right to decide who becomes President in Nigeria. According to Premium Times, Kalu said Obasanjo was travelling around the world for three years when he became... Read more via
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    Politics Senator Ucha: John Oyegun destroying APC out of frustration – TODAY.NG

    Former Senator who represented Ebonyi Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Julius Ali Ucha, has lambasted the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, for enthroning impunity and illegality in the party. Ucha, who leads a faction of...
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    Sports Croatia vs Nigeria: See Starting Eleven For The Super Eagles

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    Metro World Cup: Nigerian Man Loses N1m To Betting, After Argentina’s Draw [SEE PHOTO] - Instablog9ja

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    Metro Nigerian Slay Mama Celebrates Birthday In Pants And Bra [SEE PHOTOS] - Instablog9ja

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    World Chinese media make Trump ‘fool’ jibe – BBC News

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Soybeans are among US exports to be hit by Chinese retaliatory tariffs Chinese media have mocked US President Donald Trump over plans to impose 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods, saying "wise men build bridges but fools build walls". Mr …...
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    Sports ‘I don’t want to talk about the future’ – Pogba dismisses Juventus return – News

    The Manchester United midfielder insists he is not thinking about a transfer, and is solely focusing on the World Cup with France Paul Pogba has dismissed reports linking him with a return to Juventus from Manchester United . Pogba scored a deflected winning goal in France’s … read more...
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    Metro Man Sues Ex-Girlfriend For Sabotaging His Music Career – Stella Dimoko

    People in love do strange things, but sabotaging their partner’s career should not be one of them. A Canadian court has ruled that’s what Jennifer Lee did to her boyfriend by deleting an email he’d received from a prestigious music school and replacing it with a fake … Read more via Stella...
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    Politics Presidential aspirant blames godfathers, cabals for keeping Nigerians poor - News

    He said political godfathers and cabals are weaponising poverty to win elections in Nigeria. Presidential aspirant, Fela Durotoye, has accused godfathers and cabals in Nigerian politics of keeping Nigerians impoverished on purpose so that they can keep winning elections. The business consultant...
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    Politics Aminu Masari: Katsina state governor promises to give account of his stewardship – News

    Masari said this when the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir, paid him a traditional ‘Sallah’ homage at the old Government House in Katsina on Saturday. Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says he is ready to give detailed financial accounts of … Read more via – Nigeria’s...
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    World New claims the Queen is a descendant of Prophet Muhammad – birminghammail News

    The Queen is a distant relative of the Prophet Muhammad – according to claims by some historians. The claims have come about after reports her bloodline leads to Muslim Spain. This comes after historians have gone through no less than 43 generations of her family tree. These findings have …...
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    World The first ever gay Royal wedding has been announced – PinkNews

    The first member of the Royal Family to come out as gay is set to marry. Lord Ivar Mountbatten opened up about his sexuality in 2016 after a decades-long struggle. Later this summer, the Royal – who is cousin to the Queen and the great-nephew of Earl Mountbatten … Read more via PinkNews –...
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    World Taliban, Afghan forces hug, take selfies as ceasefire holds – News

    Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces hugged and took selfies with each other in restive eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, as an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country held for the second day of Eid. Carrying assault weapons and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, members of...
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    Entertainment R. Kelly’s Ex-Wife Sobs As She Breaks Silence On Years Of Alleged Abuse – News

    R. Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly has broken her silence for the first time in nearly a decade about the alleged abuse she experienced during their 13-year marriage. The dancer/choreographer who was married to Kelly from 1996-2009, is the mother of his three children. NOW TRENDING: Kim Kardashian...