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Cyberbullying nets ’13 Reasons Why’ mature rating in New Zealand

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New Zealand has come out hard in its opposition to Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why. The high-school-focused show centering on a girl’s suicide and its aftermath already has content warnings ahead of certain episodes, but a recent edict by New Zealand’s Office of Film & Literature Classification rules that Netflix “will now be required to display a clear warning in …

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Google turns ‘Hamilton’ hype into a VR history lesson

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We’re all a bit more versed in American history these days, thanks in great part to playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and his award-winning hip-hop-infused musical, Hamilton. The Hamilton Education Program will bring 5,000 disadvantaged students from Title I schools in New York and the Bay Area to see the musical today as the culmination of a six-week curriculum to …

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Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson who in March 2017 was appointed as the senior special assistant on Entertainment, Arts and Culture to Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, attended the first Stakeholders Summit on Entertainment, Art and Culture in Collaboration with Kogi Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs on the 26th of April. The event gathered special dignitaries including the governor …

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Donald Trump reflects on first 100 days in office

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It’s barely 24 hour to the first 100 days of US president, Donald Trump in office. Reflecting on his time so far, Trump in a recent interview with Reuters said, ‘I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. I actually, think this is more work than my previous life. I thought it …

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Buhari to now work from home -Lai Mohammed

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Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says President Buhari will henceforth begin to work from his home in the Presidential villa Abuja. President Buhari for the third time in weeks, was absent from the Federal Executive Council meeting today April 26th. Speaking with state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi osinbajo, …

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Jega disappointed me on how he conducted the 2015 general election- GEJ says

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In a book scheduled to be launched on Friday April 28th, former spokesperson of late President Musa Yar’Adua and Chairman of Thisday editorial board, Segun Adeniyi, revealed that Former President Goodluck Jonathan was unhappy with the manner former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, went about conducting the 2015 general election which he lost in to …

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North Korea threatens to launch merciless military strikes against US

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North Korea has threatened to launch merciless military strikes against the US after its failed attempt to launch a missile at the weekend. This was disclosed by North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador, Kim In Ryong, at a press event organized by the United Nations in New York on Monday, April 17, UK Guardian reports. Ryong said: “It has created a …

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Buhari has lied to Nigerians about his achievements – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has come down hard on President Muhammadu Buhari saying he lied to Nigerians with his claim that his government has fulfilled its campaign promises in just two years. While praying to God to allow the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to continue to guide Nigerians and help the country overcome the spirit of lies, deceit and …

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PDP condemns APC’s disobedience of court orders

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The Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government of running Nigeria like a gestapo state. According to the PDP, Nigeria is fast drifting into a dictatorship and possible anarchy under the Buhari administration. This was contained in a statement distributed to the media by the party’s spokesman, …

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Makarfi says Former President Goodluck Jonathan was drawn into PDP crisis by David Mark and Gusau

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan was actually lured into convening the peace meeting between the two factional chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi. This revelation was made by Makarfi in Abuja on Friday, April 14, 2017. Makarfi said that Jonathan was lured into the crisis by a former National Security Adviser, Gen Aliyu Gusau (retd), …

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Donald Trump will be shuttering the Open Government portal

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Reversing yet another Obama-era practice, the Trump administration announced on Friday that it will not only be keeping its visitor logs secret for five years after Trump leaves office, but will be shuttering the Open.gov portal. This is where the previous administration posted visitor logs, financial disclosures and data on White House staff. Officials argue that the portal had become …

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A Must Read For All Nigerians The Full Breakdown Of ‘’2017 Budget Of Recovery & Growth’’ As Presented By President Buhari

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  Christened the “Budget of Recovery & Growth”, President Muhammadu Buhari said the N7.28 billion budget was higher than the N6.07 trillion 2016 Appropriation by about 19.95 per cent. Below is the total breakdown; Budget size: N7.298tn Assumptions, projections Benchmark crude oil price – $42.5 per barrel Oil production estimate – 2.2 million barrels per day Average exchange rate – …

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NBA Makes U-Turn, Reveals Why ‘Corrupt’ Judges MUST Be Suspended

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The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has said that judges facing allegations of corruption must proceed on compulsory leave until their innocence is proven. Speaking at a valedictory session held in Abuja on Thursday, Abubakar Mahmoud, president of NBA said “My Lords, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, permit me digress a little. I am sure that many here will be expecting me …

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APC REPLIES PDP OVER CALL FOR BUHARI’S RESIGNATION

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the Peoples Democratic Party’s call for the resignation of President Mohammadu Buhari as ‘ridiculous’. The APC said that the call was not worth the ink it is written with. APC in a statement issued today in Abuja and signed by its national secretary, Mai Mala Buni, said it would not return Nigeria to …

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WHAT THE MILITANT THINK OF BUHARI – PROF WOLE SOYINKA

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Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, has said Niger Delta militants aren’t convinced the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government is responding to them with a great degree of seriousness. The literary icon noted that he was personally approached by some of the militant groups, hence his appeal for a positive response to their demands. Soyinka made this known on Thursday while holding press …

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