Court adjourns suit challenging Funke Akindele, others’ conviction

2 min read Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday adjourned until July 21, to hear a suit challenging the legality of the conviction of Funke Akindele, her husband, Abdu-rasheed Bello, and 236 others. A Lagos-based Lawyer, Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje, had approached the court seeking a declaration that the law upon which Akindele and others were convicted was inconsistent with the 1999 constitution….

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The Mayor of South Korean capital found dead after issuing apology to ‘everyone’

3 min read One of South Korea’s most prominent elected officials and longtime mayor of the capital, Seoul, was found dead on Friday after his daughter reported him missing amid a criminal investigation and media reports of alleged sexual harassment. Officers using drones and sniffer dogs found Mayor Park Won-soon’s body at Mt Bugak, in northern Seoul, shortly after midnight following a search…

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Why smart people are more likely to believe fake news

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Research shows that smart people are more susceptible to fake news and conspiracy theories – but why?

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Sex schedulers: meet the couples who diarise their love lives

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How do you keep intimacy alive in a long-term relationship? More and more people are marking it on their calendars, and trying to stick to the commitment

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Football-mad French parents barred from naming baby ‘Griezmann Mbappe’

< 1 min read A football-mad couple in south-west France have been barred from naming their son “Griezmann Mbappe” after two of the stars of France’s World Cup-winning team. A family judge in the central town of Brive-la-Gaillarde stripped the infant of his two first names, nearly five months after his birth, the local town council told AFP. His parents have decided to call…

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OAU Sex-for-Mark Prof bags 6 years jail

2 min read Justice Maurine Onyetenu of the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Monday sentenced former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, to six years imprisonment for demanding sex to pass his student, Monica Osagie. The accused had pleaded not guilty to the charge of sexual harassment preferred against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related…

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PHOTOS: Dignitaries honour GEJ at 61

2 min read Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan marked his 61st birthday with the public presentation of his memoir, My Transition Hours, on Tuesday in Abuja. See the photographs, as captured by OLATUNJI OBASA: African Development Bank President, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina (M) and other guests Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa; and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha Ex-First Lady, Mrs. Peace Jonathan (R) and…

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Photos: Bollywood actors Singh, Deepika wed in Italy

2 min read India’s two leading Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have tied the knot in Italy, local media reported, but initially missing are photographs of the star wedding. “Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh get married in Italy in a traditional Konkani (South Indian style) ceremony,” a local news agency said. Filmmaker Karan Johar was the first among the couple’s friends…

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Veteran comedian, Baba Sala is dead

< 1 min read Veteran comedian, Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead. According to reports, Baba Sala died around 10.00 pm on Sunday night in his home in Ilesa, Osun State. Details soon

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Kanye West: Rapper changes his name to Ye

< 1 min read Rapper Kanye West is changing his name – to Ye. Announcing the change on Twitter on Saturday, he wrote: “The being formally [sic] known as Kanye West. I am YE.” West, 41, has been nicknamed Ye for some time and used the moniker as the title for his eighth album, which was released in June. The change came ahead of…

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