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Nigerian singers shine at AFRIMA 2017 (Full list of winners)

It was a big night for at least seven Nigerian musicians as they clinched top awards at the 2017 edition of the All Africa Music Awards held on Sunday at the EKO Hotel & Suites, Lagos. Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid won two of the most prestigious categories – Artiste of the Year and […]
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Though current oil prices are still far from their peak of four years ago, Russian drillers are having best start to the year since 2015. And the key reason for that is the relatively-w
An inmate, who reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar,’ has attacked and seriously injured two prison guards at a French prison in Corse, a local prosecutor confirmed, as cited by French
A dramatic video captures the heartbreaking moment Russian avalanche survivors join a desperate race to dig out people buried under a snow slide that descended from a mountain ridge in
London's Kings Cross station was cordoned off on Friday morning amid reports of a suspicious package. Roads were shut near the station and dog units are at the scene. Read Full Article
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