US Senate confirms Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

The US Senate has confirmed Rex Tillerson as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state, filling a key spot on the Republican’s national security team despite concerns about the former Exxon Mobil Corp chief executive officer’s ties to Russia. In the vote on Wednesday, 56 senators backed Tillerson, and 43 voted no. The tally was largely along party lines, with every…

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British MPs approve first stage of Brexit bill

British MPs on Wednesday approved the first stage of a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start pulling Britain out of the European Union. MPs approved the bill, which would allow the government to trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty and formally begin two years of exit negotiations, by a margin of 498 to 114. It was…

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Beyoncé is pregnant with twins

Ring the alarm: Queen Bey is having twins. The superstar singer posted a photo with her baby bump on Instagram Wednesday to announce the joyful news. “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your…

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10 Interesting Things That Are Seen as Sexy in Various Countries

Depending on the country a person lives in, their ideals of what constitutes true beauty can differ markedly from others’. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. But the upside of this is that what many of us consider to be our physical defects might turn out to be charming to someone out there. Bright Side has put…

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Lagos Balogun market gutted by fire, properties worth millions of Naira destroyed

A section of the Lagos Balogun Market has reportedly been gutted by fire. The market caught fire early Wednesday morning after traders resumed for the early morning sales. Firefighters have arrived the scene and are currently putting the fire out. No causality has so far been recorded as of the time of filing this report. Details later…

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Odesanya, Rivers police commissioner dies

Francis Mobolaji Odesanya, commissioner of police in the Rivers State Police Command is dead. He was aged 56. According to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Odesanya died after a brief illness. He was on admission at Sterling Hospital Ahmedabad-Gujarat in India. The Ikenne-Ogun state born police officer joined the Force on the 1st February, 1986 as a Cadet…

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Nigeria declares senior Customs officials wanted over importation of rifles

The Nigeria Customs Service has declared two of its senior officers wanted over the importation of 661 pump-action rifles into the country. The arms, which were intercepted at the Lagos port, were concealed with steel doors and other merchandise good. The wanted officers are Abdulahi, I, an assistant superintendent of customs (ASC), with service number 44483 and ACIC Odiba Inah,…

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Prof. Adetoye Capitulates, Begs 2Baba

Prof. Akindele Adetoye has apologised to 2Baba, for describing the megastar as “illiterate”. The backlash that greeted the professor’s comment was unprecedented. In his apology, Akintoye had written, “Good day brethren, I put up an update yesterday that incurred the wrath of some of my friends and the population at large for what some considered its harshness to another member…

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James Ibori set to return home

On a day that a London court ruled that former Delta state governor James Ibori, could return to Nigeria, he signalled a possible political comeback in the country. He told Reuters he would return within days to Nigeria. Ibori was released from British prison in December after serving half of his 13-year sentence, taking into account pre-trial detention. “What happens…

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