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Kalidou Koulibaly led Senegal into the knockout stage of the World Cup on Tuesday by scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Ecuador. The victory comes four years after the African champions were eliminated from the group stage because of the amount of yellow cards they received. The Senegal captain’s right-footed shot flashed past Ecuador goalkeeper Hernan Galindez in the 70th minute. Koulibaly sprinted toward the corner flag and slid on his knees to celebrate. The result erased lingering memories from four years ago, when Senegal could only draw its last group game in Russia and missed the…

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American singer and actor, Jennifer Lopez, has opened up about her relationship with actor husband, Ben Affleck and how calling off their first engagement in 2004 “sent her on spiral” for 18 years. Lopez said it was so painful, she thought she would die. The 53-year-old actor revealed this in a chat with show host and radio DJ Zane Lowe for Apple Music, as seen on its YouTube channel on Tuesday, 29 November. “It was so painful after we broke up. Once we called off that wedding 20 years ago, it was the biggest heartbreak of my life. I honestly…

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Twitter and Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has accused Apple company of censorship and monopolistic practice. In a series of tweets shared, he claimed that the company “mostly stopped” advertising on Twitter and questioned whether Apple and its CEO Tim Cook “hate free speech in America.” “Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why,” Musk tweeted, providing a reason for his recent criticism. Apple did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on Musk’s tweets. Musk also knocked the 30% fee that Apple takes from most sales through the company’s App Store,…

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Three Nigerians stowed away on the rudder of a ship that arrived in the Canary Islands, Spain, have been discovered by a coastguard. The three migrants were rescued in Spain’s Canary Islands, after apparently enduring an 11-day journey from Nigeria. The trio who crouched on the rudder of a fuel tanker, would be returned home under stowaway laws, a police spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday. According to the report, the men seemed to have symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia and Spanish authorities hurriedly transferred them to the hospital for medical attention. In a photograph distributed on Twitter by the coastguard…

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The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has debunked rumours that he has a plan to relocate Nigeria’s capital to Lagos State, 21 years after it was moved to Abuja. The former Military President Ibrahim Babangida had relocated Nigeria’s capital from Lagos to Abuja on 12 December, 1991. However, there have been a rumour that the former Lagos Governor has secret plans to return the nation’s capital to the State. In a statement issued by the APC Presidential Campaign Council on his behalf, Tinubu distanced himself from such talks. “The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign…

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ABUJA, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Reports reaching voiceofnaija.ng have it that Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has been sentenced to a three-month jail term. The sentence, which was passed by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday, was premised on the Police Chief’s disobedience of a court order. Justice M. O. Olajuwon who reportedly made the ruling, stated that Alkali should detained in prison custody for three months over an order it made on 21 October, 2011. He was quoted as saying: “If at the end of the three months, the contemnor remains recalcitrant and…

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Google today held graduation events in Nigeria,  Kenya and South Africa to celebrate 5000 business owners who have completed its Hustle Academy training programme. At the events, Google also announced a new speaker series in which successful African entrepreneurs share lessons and advice, furthering its commitment to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses thrive. Launched in February this year, the Hustle Academy provides practical business training which helps business owners learn the soft skills that complement their hard talents, through peer-to-peer and mentor driven learning. This year’s graduates were chosen from nearly 10,000 applications. The 5000 graduates come from 23 cohorts…

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Portugal are through to the last 16 of the World Cup thanks to Bruno Fernandes, as his brace proved the difference in a 2-0 victory over Uruguay. After registering two assists in the opening match, the Manchester United star continued his stellar tournament by netted two goals in Lusail to see his country through to the next round with a match to spare. Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had scored a second-half header although the striker did not get a touch to Fernandes’ cross which ended up in the net. Portugal’s deserved lead came just a minute after a protester had…

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As part of her core mandates in ensuring good governance in Nigeria, foremost civil society organization, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre), has sensitized relevant stakeholders and offered agenda-setting recommendations ahead of the forthcoming general elections. The civil society group’s 27th Anti-Corruption Situation Room (ACSR) themed: “Towards Nigeria’s 2023 General Elections” held in Abuja sought to re-evaluate the situation and discuss those issues capable of affecting the sanctity of the forthcoming general elections. Speaking during his lead presentation on the Electoral Act 2022 assessment at the event, the former INEC Akwa Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner, Barrister Mike Igini…

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Casemiro scored a late goal on Monday to earn Brazil a dramatic victory over Switzerland in Group G of the ongoing World Cup in Qatar. The Manchester United striker showed his misfiring strikers how to finish on Monday when he lashed in an unstoppable late shot to give Brazil a 1-0 win over Switzerland that sent them into the World Cup knockout stage with a game to spare. A largely featureless game had been meandering towards a goalless draw when Casemiro struck seven minutes from time to take Brazil to six points at the top of Group G. The absence…

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