Full list: Cardi B, Beyonce, Jay-Z lead 2018 MTV VMA nominations

Cardi B, Beyonce, and Jay-Z lead the nominees for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, which were announced on Monday. Cardi received 10 nominations; which are gender-neutral including video, song, and artist of the year, while Beyonce and Jay Z received eight, including video of the year, best collaboration and best hip-hop for their eye-popping clip for “Apesh–,” released last month, reports Variety. Other top contenders include Childish Gambino and Drake (with seven nominations each), Bruno Mars (six), Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello (five), and Ed Sheeran, Khalid and Young Thug (four).…

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Man allegedly kills wife for refusing to go home with him

The Police Command in Niger has arrested one Bello Muhe, 25, of Gurechi village of Borgu Local Government Area of the state for allegedly killing his wife . The Commissioner of Police, Mr Dibal Yakadi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Tuesday. Yakadi said that the suspect was staying at New Busa Fulani camp in Gurechi village which shared a boundary with  Bagudu  Local Government Area of  Kebbi. READ ALSO: Sudan launches anti-polio campaign to vaccinate 3m children He said the suspect had…

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Nigerian model stabbed to death by rival in Instagram feud over a girl

A Nigerian model, Harry Uzoka, 25, was stabbed to death by a rival model, George Koh, after being taunted that his killer had slept with his model girlfriend, a court heard. Uzoka was stabbed in the heart after the IMG model, Koh, 24, boasted in Instagram messages that he had slept with his girlfriend, jurors were told, the Mirror UK reported. Koh was obsessed with Mr Uzoka’s success and told French model Anna Cetta Lafon he had slept with Mr Uzoka’s girlfriend Ruby Campbell, the Old Bailey heard. Koh also claimed his now…

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Sudan launches anti-polio campaign to vaccinate three million children

Sudan’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday launched a polio vaccination campaign supported by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF targeting around three million children nationwide. “The Sudanese government has undertaken the responsibility to keep Sudan free of polio to reach the global goal,” Sudanese Health Minister Bahar Garada said in a joint statement with WHO and UNICEF. The vaccination will cover 10 Sudanese states: Khartoum, Northern, Nahral-Neel, Red Sea, North Kordofan, West Darfur, South Darfur, North Darfur, East Darfur and Central Darfur. READ ALSO: Johnny Depp, ex-managers settle financial lawsuit Garada…

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Buhari at ICC, promises free, fair 2019 elections

…says tragic incidents of 2011 won’t happen under his watch Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday promised to do everything possible to ensure that the 2019 general elections are free, fair and peaceful. He said all hands were on deck to forestall the violence that characterised the 2011 elections which necessities investigations by the International Criminal Court. Buhari made the promise in his keynote address at the Solemn Hearing to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute of the ICC, at The Hague. It will be recalled…

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Johnny Depp, ex-managers settle financial lawsuit

Johnny Depp has reached a settlement with his former business managers, his representatives said Monday, allowing the Oscar-nominated American actor to avoid a trial over his finances that promised paparazzi fervor. A spokesperson said Depp, 55, was “pleased” with the confidential agreement reached with The Management Group, the company that handled his business affairs for nearly two decades. READ ALSO: EFCC disowns tweet on Fayose He had sued the organization in January 2017 for $25 million, accusing TMG of mismanaging his finances, taking out loans without his approval, and concealing his…

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EFCC disowns tweet on Fayose

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has disowned a recent gloating tweet that announced the imminent revival of a criminal case against outgoing Governor of Ekiti, Ayo Fayose. In a statement on Monday night, spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said the “purported tweet does not represent the views of the EFCC”. The tweet, which appeared on the EFCC’s verified Twitter handle, @officialEFCC on Sunday afternoon, said the commission had dusted a N1.3 billion fraud case file against Fayose. It came few hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission…

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Arsenal sponsorship deal ‘hit by Chinese fraud’

English Premier League club Arsenal has launched an investigation after it was caught up in an alleged fraud involving its sponsorship deal with Chinese carmaker BYD. Arsenal said the deal, which was launched with great fanfare in May, was among those affected after BYD revealed what it described as a plot to defraud advertising agencies. BYD said last week that a woman posing as the marketing manager of its Shanghai branch signed multiple contracts with advertising agencies to promote the company. READ ALSO: Warren Buffett donates $3.4 billion to five…

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Trump's Helsinki Bow To Putin Leaves World Wondering: Why? – NPR

NPR Trump's Helsinki Bow To Putin Leaves World Wondering: Why?NPRGiven the attitude with which President Trump has greeted all news of the Russian interference in the 2016 election, his performance in Helsinki on Monday should have come as no surprise. And yet there was surprise — even shock — when the president …'Today has shaken me to my core': Late-night hosts skewer Trump's news conferenceWashington PostFOX NEWS FIRST: Trump fires back at Helsinki summit critics; Putin calls Russian meddling charges 'ridiculous'Fox NewsRussia Jails Pussy Riot's World Cup Final ProtestersDaily BeastBloomberg –Business…

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Kodak Bitcoin mining ‘scam’ collapses

The company behind a Kodak-branded crypto-currency mining scheme has confirmed the plan has collapsed. In January, a Bitcoin mining computer labelled Kodak KashMiner was on display on Kodak’s official stand at the CES technology show in Las Vegas. But critics labelled it a “scam” and said the advertised profits were unachievable and misleading, BBC reported. Now the company behind the scheme says it will not go ahead. Kodak told the BBC it was never officially licensed. Spotlite USA is one of many companies that licenses the Kodak brand to put…

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