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Koffi Olomide Released From Prison, Arrives Home

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Star Congolese rumba singer Koffi Olomide, who was expelled from Kenya after allegedly kicking one of his dancers, was freed on bail Saturday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, his lawyer said.


The entertainer, who has recorded 26 albums, was thrown out of Kenya on July 23 where he was due to stage a concert after being filmed on arrival in Nairobi the day before, kicking out and lunging at one of his dancers.

I Gave N1.2 Billion To Obanikoro, Bank Official Tells EFCC

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An official of Diamond Bank, Damola Otuyalo, has told officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he personally handed over N1.2bn to a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, and his son, Gbolahan.


The entire exercise was said to have been captured on a Closed Circuit Television.

According to the EFCC, the N1.2bn was part of the N4.7bn paid into the company account of Obanikoro’s sons by the Office of the National Security Adviser during the build-up to the Ekiti and Osun states governorship election in 2014.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: 'We have more material related to the Hillary Clinton campaign'

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won’t say whether Russia had any involvement in the emails his organization released on the eve of last week’s Democratic National Convention. But he says there are more leaks coming.


“We have more material related to the Hillary Clinton campaign,” Assange told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Friday night from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the 45-year-old Australia native has been living in exile for several years. “That is correct to say that.”

Clinton Says Russian Intelligence Services Hacked DNC

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Russian intelligence services hacked into Democratic National Committee computers and she accused Republican contender Donald Trump of showing support for Russian President Vladimir Putin.


"We know that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC and we know that they arranged for a lot of those emails to be released and we know that Donald Trump has shown a very troubling willingness to back up Putin, to support Putin," Clinton said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday."

Armenia Police Station Siege Gunmen Surrender, 20 Arrested

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A group of anti-government gunmen who have been holed up in an Armenian police station for two weeks surrendered Sunday, security services said, ending a tense stand-off that left two police officers dead and saw several people taken hostage.


The gunmen gave themselves up a day after police warned they would storm the building to draw a line under the crisis, which had sparked huge protests by opposition supporters in the capital Yerevan.

Christians, Muslims Mourn Murdered French Priest

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Muslim and Christian groups came together Saturday to mourn a French priest murdered by jihadists, as authorities charged a man in connection with the brutal church attack that rocked the nation.


A shellshocked France is still coming to terms with the jihadist killing of the clergyman at the altar in his church, sparking fears of tensions between religions in the secular nation.

Gunman in Austin, Texas, Kills One Woman, Wounds 3

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A gunman killed a woman and seriously wounded three others in Austin early on Sunday when he shot into a crowd as people streamed out of nightclubs in the Texas capital's downtown area, police said.


The unidentified gunman opened fire at about 2:15 a.m. local time before fleeing, Austin police chief of staff Brian Manley told reporters. The motive for the attack, which occurred just minutes after bars closed, was not immediately clear.

Kidnapped Lagos Traditional Ruler Yet To Regain Freedom

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Traditional ruler of Iba town in Lagos state, Yushau Oseni, is still in the captivity of his abductors, his son, Saheed Oseni, said on Saturday.


The 74-year-old monarch was abducted in his Palace in Iba ‎on July 16 at about 8 p.m. Mr. Oseni, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos following the rumours that his father had been released, said that the monarch was still with the kidnappers.

Former NFL Player Antonio Armstrong and Wife, Dawn Murdered By Their 16yrs Old Son

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Former NFL football star Antonio Armstrong and his wife Dawn Armstrong were fatally shot in their Houston home early Friday, July 29. The worst part—the double homicide was committed by their 16-year-old son, who was immediately taken into custody.


According to the Houston Chronicle, Dawn was found dead in the couple’s bedroom. Antonio, a former football star, was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition and died there several hours later.

13 Inmates Escape In Fresh Nigerian Prison Jailbreak

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Thirteen inmates escaped in a fresh jailbreak recorded at Koton Karfe prison in Kogi in the early hours of Saturday.


The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, gathered from a reliable source that the incident happened at about 7a.m. when the inmates forcefully brought down the wall of the prison.
The all male prison facility which was inaugurated in 2014 has the capacity to accommodate 180 inmates.

Charles Okah, Kanu May Be Freed As MEND, FG Strike Deal To End Niger Delta Crisis

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The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and the Federal Government currently engaged in a dialogue through the oil companies and security agencies have reached far-reaching compromises, including the release of former militant leader, Henry Okah, in prison in South Africa and Charles Okah, incarcerated in Nigeria.

They also agreed that ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo , alias Tompolo, would not be harassed by government if he makes himself available as a delegate on MEND Aaron Team 2, while the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, would be released on condition that he renounces the agitation for “Biafra Republic.”

Girl, 14, Cuts Her Brother's Girlfriend's Throat And Tells Her 'Have A Nice Afterlife'

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Kali Jade Bookey from New Richmond, Wisconsin, was charged as an adult by police on 28 July with attempted first-degree intentional homicide. If convicted, she could be jailed for up to 40 years. Bookey is currently held without bail in juvenile custody before a preliminary hearing slated for 8 August.


Police documents claim that she attacked her victim – her brother's girlfriend – in the girl's bedroom, by attempting to suffocate her. She is then alleged to have smashed two bowls on the victim's head, and finally cut her throat with a shard from one of the bowls.

US Officials Believe At Least 16 Died In Texas Balloon Crash

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A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and authorities believe no one survived.

The balloon crashed into a pasture shortly after 7:40 a.m. near Lockhart, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said. The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that investigators are determining the number of victims and their identities.

Nigerian Military Kills 114 Niger Delta Militants In Ogun, Lagos Creeks

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At least 114 militants are feared killed and scores of others injured in attacks on their camps in Ogun and Lagos states. The attacks by the Army, Air Force and Navy, began on Thursday night under the operation “Crocodile Laugh” in readiness for a confrontation with militants in the Niger Delta.


The Director of Defence Information, Brig Gen Rabe Abubakar, confirmed the operation. He said it was conducted to flush out militants and saboteurs from the area.

Switzerland Set To Return $321 Million Abacha Loot To Nigeria As They Sign MOU

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The government of Switzerland and Swiss Federation Council (SFC) have indicated their readiness to repatriate the sum of $321 million from the second batch of the funds allegedly stashed away in that country by late former Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, to Nigeria.


This was disclosed in Abuja yesterday by the Ambassador of Switzerland to Nigeria, Mr. Eric Mayoraz, after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the SFC and the Federal Government on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.

Jailed Pro-Biafra Leader Sponsors Kuje Prison 2016 Football Competition

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IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu yesterday July 29th declared The Kuje Prison 2016 Championship Competition opened at the June prisons in FCT where he is been remanded.


Declaring the competition open, Nnamdi Kanu said that his main purpose for sponsoring the competition this year was for inmates to have freedom and relate with one another.

Godwin Onwuneme Udu Arrested For Bank Fraud In Ghana

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A Nigerian businessman who allegedly hacked into a bank’s electronic mail and stole GH¢25,000, is in the grips of the police.


Godwin Onwuneme Udu allegedly transferred the cash from the customer and transferred it into his personal account at a different bank.

Justin Bieber Offered $5 Million To Perform At RNC: Why LeBron James Talked Him Out Of It

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In between Donald Trump’s ravings and Melania Trump’s plagiarized speech, the RNC was just plain weird. It could have been a lot weirder, as a report claims Justin Bieber almost played the convention – before LeBron James stopped him!


Melania Trump Trolled At DNC: Did Joyce Beatty Wear The Same Dress As Her? See Pic

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Whoa! At the DNC, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty stepped on the stage wearing a gorgeous white dress — but it just so happened to be the same dress that Melania Trump, Donald’s wife, wore to the RNC. Eek!

Khloe Kardashian’s Dramatic Weight Loss — Her Daily Diet For Slimming Down

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Khloe Kardashian reached her slimmest weight yet when she was spotted out in San Diego on July 27. And while the reality TV star has been diligent when it comes to hitting the gym, her healthy diet played a huge part in her 40-pound weight loss. Click ahead to find out her exact daily diet!

Nicki Minaj’s Brother’s DNA Found On Rape Accuser’s Clothes: Will He Accept Plea Deal?

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This are not looking good for Nicki Minaj’s brother. DNA was found in the semen on his 12-year-old rape accuser’s clothes — and he’s been issued a plea deal by the prosecutor. Do you think Jelani will take it?!

Jean Claude Van Damme Storms Out Of Interview: ‘What The F*** Is Going On?’ — Watch

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Whoa. Jean Claude Van Damme totally lost during what he called a ‘boring’ interview, and after explaining to the interview why he was so upset he flat-out decided to just bail on the whole thing. Click inside to watch!

Joe Jonas Reveals The Shocking Rule Britney Spears Has For Opening Acts On Tour — Watch

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Wait, what? Joe Jonas just revealed a surprising confession about Britney Spears on ‘WWHL’ with Andy Cohen. The DANCE frontman told the host that Britney has a shocking rule for her opening acts, and it’s the last thing you’d expect! Watch here!

Hillary Clinton: Meet The Girl, 11, Who Made Dad Bring Her To DNC To See History Made

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Wow, we are SO impressed with 11-year-old Sabbia Gale-Donnelly, who made it her mission to watch Hillary Clinton make history live at DNC Day 4! Sabbia didn’t want to miss the epic event for the world, which is why she made her dad drive her to Philly to support the woman she “looks up to” so much!

Lollapalooza Day 2 Live Stream: Watch Radiohead & More At Chicago Festival

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Chicago’s biggest weekend of music is here! Lollapalooza kicked off on July 28, and things are only getting better as the weekend rages on. Watch a live stream from Day 2 of the festival here!

Beyoncé Without Makeup — Copy Her Low-Key Vacation Beauty

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Leave it to Beyoncé to rock the perfect barely-there vacation makeup! The singer posed for a pic as husband Jay Z played photographer, and looked completely stunning with a tousled waves hairstyle and a glossy lip. Copy her look, ahead.

Jared Leto Teases Joker Spinoff Movie: ‘Suicide Squad’ Is Just An ‘Introduction’

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It sounds like we’re going to see more of The Joker! Jared Leto teased a Joker standalone movie while talking about ‘Suicide Squad’ on ‘Good Morning America’ on July 29!

Hillary & Bill Clinton With Balloons: Funny Memes & Tweets Surface After DNC Celebration

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Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton really love their balloons. After her empowering speech at the DNC on July 28, hundreds of balloons came floating down onto the stage, inspiring so many funny memes, GIFs and tweets. Click to see best ones!

Sarah McBride Makes History As 1st Transgender To Speak At Major Party Convention: Watch

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Hillary Clinton wasn’t the only one to make history at this year’s DNC. By taking the podium at the convention on July 28, Sarah McBride became the first transgender person to speak at a major party convention — and it was beyond powerful. Watch here!

Marc Mezvinsky: 5 Things To Know About Chelsea Clinton’s Husband

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Marc Mezvinsky was by wife Chelsea Clinton’s side as she supported her mom Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. Now we want to know all about Marc! HollywoodLife.com has rounded up 5 keys to know about Chelsea’s husband!

Netanyahu Likely To Attend Summit In Nigeria By End Of Year

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, spearheading an intense Israeli diplomatic initiative in Africa, is expected to travel to West Africa by the end of the year to take part in a summit of the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to be held in Abuja, Nigeria.

Indonesia Execution: Titus Igweh Begged To See His Wife And Kids (photos)

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Indonesia has executed Michael Titus Igweh and two Nigerian drug convicts by firing squad, an official said.

SS2 Student Leader Of Calabar Robbery Gang Arrested

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The Cross River State Police Command has arrested a Senior Secondary School, SS 2 student, Christian Donatus, aka Inyang, believed to be the leader of a robbery gang.

Airlines Seek 45% Increase In Fares

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The current spike in the exchange rate of the dollar to the naira may be taking its toll on the country’s foreign-exchange-dependent aviation sector as airline operators seek to increase their fares by 45 per cent.

Father Rapes Daughters In Akwa Ibom Without Condoms (pic)

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Two teenage sisters have revealed in chilling details, how their biological father, repeatedly raped them without using condoms.

Photos Of Mayowa Ahmed At Lagos Hospital (LUTH) Amid Scam Controversy

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Following the controversy which is trailing the #SaveMayowa campaign, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, has been flooded with Nigerians who stormed the venue to confirm the incident.

Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi Speaks On The 50th Year Of Aguiyi Ironsi's Death

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•He hid my son in the wardrobe when his killers came!

GPRTU Petitions Mahama Over Dangote

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The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has petitioned the Mahama government to intervene and stop Nigerian business magnet, Aliko Dangote, from taking over the transport business, which is employing thousands of Ghanaian drivers and other ancillary staff.

Nigeria’s 4x400m Women’s Relay Team Banned From Rio 2016

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The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has banned Nigeria’s 4x400m women’s relay team from attending the 2016 Olympic Games holding in Rio, Brazil, next month.

Hailey Baldwin Steps Out With Jordan Clarkson After Kendall Jenner Romance

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Well well well what do we have here? Hailey Baldwin was spotted out on a coffee date with none other than Kendall Jenner’s rumored boyfriend Jordan Clarkson! Do we have a new couple alert in the making or are they just pals hanging out? Keep reading for more on their big day together!


DNC: Bill Clinton — I Married My Best Friend & She’s ‘The Best Darn Change Maker’ I Know

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As Bill Clinton stood in front of the DNC on July 26, he just marveled how he was lucky to be Mr. Hillary Clinton. After she was chosen to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, Bill gushed that his ‘best friend’ and great ‘change maker’ will do wonderful things for the USA.

Beyonce & Blue Ivy Wear Matching Floral Dresses While Vacationing In Paris — Pics

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Like mother, like daughter. Or at least that’s the way you would likely hope things to go if Beyonce was your mama. And lucky for Blue Ivy, she’s already modeling after her flawless, famous mom in these adorable pics of the two in matching outfits. And in Paris no less!

Khloe Kardashian Slams Donald Trump In New Interview: ‘F*** You’

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Shots fired! Khloe Kardashian has some pretty cold words for Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump, especially after he cruelly fired her from ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ years ago. Back then she had to desperately try to hold herself back from telling the Donald ‘F*** you.’ Keep reading for more of Khloe’s candid comments.

Blac Chyna’s Sobbing On Her Mom’s Shoulder After Rob Kardashian Split

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Tough times! Blac Chyna is struggling, following her split with Rob Kardashian. After he reportedly found ‘suspicious texts’ in her cell and deleted ALL traces of her on Instagram, things have been rough. We’ve got the EXCLUSIVE scoop on how Blac is finding support with her mom.


Marina Joyce: Fans Fear For Beauty Vlogger’s Safety After Odd Behavior & Bruises

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This is really scary! Fans of beauty vlogger Marina Joyce are freaking out on July 26 after she displayed some bruises and bizarre behavior in a few recent videos.

Gunmen Kill 85-year-old Imam In Ogun (pic)

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Residents of Halleluyah Quaters in the Ibafo area of Ogun State have been thrown into mourning after some gunmen attacked the community and killed an 85-year-old Islamic cleric, Kareem Olaiya.

Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna ‘Back In Love’ After Split: She Got ‘Paranoid’ & ‘Flipped’

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All good here! After a blowout fight that led Rob Kardashian to delete all photos of Blac Chyna from his Instagram, the couple is back together and going strong. Find out what reportedly went down during their brief split here!

Calvin Harris Wants Truce With Taylor Swift Unless She Shades Him Again

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Taylor Swift may be getting a slight break from her increasingly drama filled life lately. HollywoodLife has EXCLUSIVELY learned that her ex Calvin Harris wants to peace out on their post-breakup battles and we’ve got all the surprising details!

Rob Kardashian Calls Blac Chyna A ‘Psycho B**ch’ Before Split — Watch Video

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There were ominous signs of trouble between Rob Kardashian and his fiance, Blac Chyna, long before the two broke up while filming their new reality show. Watch the video that may have been evidence of their relationship trouble two weeks ago here!

Rail Commissioning: Nigerian React #thankyougej

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The Country woke up this morning with the commisioning of the commercial services of Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge rail.