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France Election: Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in plagiarism scandal

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been accused of plagiarising defeated rival François Fillon in a speech she delivered on Monday. Several sections of her speech in Villepinte, north of Paris, appear to repeat almost word-for-word comments Mr Fillon made in an address on 15 April. An official of her National Front party said she had made a “nod” ...

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Soccer legend David Beckham gets acting role in new movie – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

He’s not averse to wearing flamboyant outfits and this time it’s for his first big screen role. David Beckham posted a shot on Instagram wearing a full suit of armour, sword and rugged expression. He’s taking on a small guest part in Guy Ritchie’s new movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. He plays a knight called Trigger who tries, ...

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US actor and Top Gun star Val Kilmer confirms he has cancer

Top Gun star Val Kilmer has appeared to confirm he had cancer, after previously claiming he had “no cancer whatsoever”. While answering questions put to him by Reddit users, the actor revealed he “did have a healing of cancer” and was still dealing with a swollen tongue. “Because I don’t sound my normal self yet people think I may still ...

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MTN sacks 280 of its employees in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria recorded nearly $1 billion in profit in 2016 In one fell swoop, South African telecoms firm, MTN, on Friday sacked 280 of its employees in Nigeria, in a major job cut that affected about 15% of the company’s entire Nigerian workforce. Those affected by the move include some 200 permanent employees and about 80 contract staff across various ...

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Gombe: I will immediately implement N56 000 national minimum wage if federal government approves it – Gov. Dankwambo

Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State has assured the state’s civil servants that his government would immediately implement the proposed N56 000 national minimum wage, if the federal government approves it. Mr. Dankwambo gave the assurance at the commemoration of 2017 Workers’ Day in Gombe on Monday. The governor was represented by his deputy, Charles Iliya, who is currently the ...

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Jos: Panic as dead man suddenly grabs brother’s hands in mortuary of Plateau Specialist Hospital [LOOK]

There was panic on Monday at the mortuary of Plateau Specialist Hospital in Jos, when a man was suddenly grabbed by the corpse of his brother being prepared for burial. The incident happened as the deceased, Choji Zeng, was being dressed up by his brother, in preparation for burial. Family members, who had participated in the washing of the corpse, ...

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Aircraft pilot suspended from carrying out flight operations after testing positive for marijuana

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced that a pilot employed by a domestic airline tested positive for marijuana in a test randomly conducted for technical personnel in the country’s aviation industry.   While the NCAA has declined to name the offending pilot, the agency disclosed that he has been suspended.   NCAA publicity manager Sam Adurogboye said in ...

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