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24 Jul 2021
Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday detailed a string of new accusations of sexual assault and bribery against R. Kelly going back 30 years, including how the disgraced R&B singer allegedly abused a teenage boy in 2006. In a lengthy court filing, the prosecutors asked a judge for permission to admit what they said…
22 Jul 2021
Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and sexual assault in a Los Angeles County courtroom Wednesday. Weinstein, 69, was arraigned in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday on four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault counts related to alleged assaults dating back to 2004. He appeared in…
6 Jul 2021
Nigerian actor Yomi Fabiyi has said that his controversial film "Oko Iyabo" was meant to correct child abuse as opposed to critics' claims that he was cashing in and making light of the matter. Fabiyi's new film "Oko Iyabo", which has suffered backlash from social media users, depicts the sexual assault case involving fellow actor,…
1 Jul 2021
US comedian Bill Cosby spoke out on Wednesday after being released from prison following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to overturn his sexual assault conviction. Cosby, 83, shared a statement on Twitter, saying, "I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence." He added, "Thank you to all my…
21 Jun 2021
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16 Jun 2021
A magistrate court sitting in Lagos state has denied embattled Nigerian actor James Omiyika, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, bail in the ongoing trial over alleged sexual assault. During the trial on Wednesday, Kayode Olabiran, his counsel, prayed the court to release his client, citing his deteriorating health. He said the controversial nature of the…
5 Jun 2021
A woman who accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of groping her at a New York City nightclub has reportedly won a default judgement against the American actor. Natasha Ashworth sued Gooding in October 2019, claiming that while she was serving him at Tao Downtown Nightclub the year before, he repeatedly tried to grope her backside. The…
28 May 2021
Bill Cosby, the 83-year-old actor, who is currently serving three to 10 years in Pennsylvania state prison after being convicted of sexual assault in 2018, has been denied parole nearly three years into his sentence. The Pennsylvania State Parole Board declined Cosby's parole request on May 11 partly over his need to participate in "a…
21 May 2021
Lady Gaga has revealed she suffered a breakdown as a result of sexual assault that led to pregnancy. According to her in a report by BBC, the star was 19 when she was raped by a male music producer, who had threatened to burn her music if she did not take her clothes off. She…
15 May 2021
Scottish actor Kevin Guthrie has been sentenced to three years in jail for sexual assault. The actor who appeared in the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" franchise, was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in an apartment in Glasgow, Scotland in 2017. Guthrie denied the charge, telling the Glasgow Sheriff Court he had…
6 May 2021
Disneyland’s revamped Snow White ride is facing backlash for the portrayal of Prince Charming kissing Snow White while she’s asleep. The theme park in Anaheim, California reopened on Friday after shutting down for more than a year in the pandemic and featured a significant overhaul of the classic Snow White ride with upgrades that include…
9 Mar 2021
Earlier this year, multiple people came forward accusing the fashion designer, Alexander Wang of sexual harassment and assault. In January of this year, Wang denied the allegations in a statement as "false, fabricated, and mostly anonymous allegations against me". However, on Monday Evening, the designer issued a new statement on his Instagram story, accepting some…


A family has lost seven members to food poison in Danbaza Village of Zamfara State. The government of Zamfara State in a statement by the director of information Usman Muhammad Maru advised residents to be cautious of what they eat and how they prepare their food before consumption. Zamfara State Commissioner of Information Ibrahim Magaji…
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More than 7,264 persons are to benefit from Federal Government’s Grant for Vulnerable Groups (GVG) programme (GVG) in Borno.
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The Nigeria team on Wednesday at the ongoing 10th FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica advanced to the quarter-finals in grand style.
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The Federal Government has begun plans for a special intervention to make land transportation more seamless for Nigerians, says the Minister of State for Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye.
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Hundreds of families on New Zealand's South Island were forced to leave their homes on Thursday after dramatic flooding prompted a state of emergency in three regions.