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Chinese beer lovers ditch face masks and flaunt social-distancing rules as they celebrate Asia’s largest beer festival

Thousands of Chinese beer lovers left their face masks and virus worries behind to gather in large crowds and raise a much-needed glass as the largest booze festival in Asia opened. China has largely brought the coronavirus outbreak under control through a series of lockdowns and restrictions, and the small number of cases reassured beer-lovers to turn out at the ...

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COVID-19: Emmy awards ceremony to be held online due to pandemic

A day after announcing nominations for the Emmy Awards, the Television Academy on Wednesday informed top nominees that the ceremony in September will be held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was expected given the restrictions and lockdowns imposed since the virus outbreak which has wreaked havoc in the entertainment industry. The Emmys television’s equivalent of the Oscars ...

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#BBNaija: Meet the 2020 BBNaija Lockdown housemates

The housemates of the 2020 Big Brother Naija Lockdown edition have been officially unveiled today, July 19.   The housemates who come from different states across the country, will be contesting for the grand prize of N30 million; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; home ...

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Lady marries fiancé right on his hospital bed despite being involved in a serious accident three days to their wedding [photos]

A young couple in Burundi’s northern city of Kirundo, Burundi have surprised many by proceeding with their wedding plans despite the groom being involved in a serious accident three days earlier. Charlotte Mukantwari married Gabin Ndayizigiye at the hospital where he was being treated following a motorcycle accident on 30 June. She has been at his bedside since the accident ...

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Over 100 test positive for covid-19 after attending wedding of groom battling the virus, then his funeral when he died

More than 100 people have tested positive for coronavirus in India after attending the wedding and then funeral of the groom, who reportedly tied the knot while ill with the disease. Officials in Bihar state said Wednesday the 26-year-old groom had symptoms of the deadly virus when he got married on June 15. He died two days later. “So far ...

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Dele Momodu throws it back to when Sir Shina Peters and Encomium publisher, Kunle Bakare played the role of Bestman at his wedding

It didn’t just start today. Dele Momodu strictly rolls with personalities. At his wedding, he made then reigning king of music, Sir Shina Peters his best man and ofcus a man on top of his game in media, his excellency, Kunle Bakare his best man too. Throwing it all back this evening, Momodu wrote; ”Amazing throwback: Bestman SIR SHINA PETERS, ...

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See the complete list of winners at the 2020 BET Awards

A list of winners at the 2020 BET Awards, which aired virtually Sunday because of the coronavirus pandemic. — Video of the year: DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend, “Higher” — Best female R&B/pop artist: Lizzo — Best male R&B/pop artist: Chris Brown — Best female hip-hop artist: Megan Thee Stallion — Best male hip-hop artist: DaBaby — ...

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President Buhari unveils Moshood Abiola Stadium (photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday formally unveiled the renamed National Stadium in Abuja as Moshood Abiola Stadium. Buhari, who renamed the national monument two years ago, was represented by FCT Minister Muhammed Musa Bello. The ceremony was witnessed by Abiola’s first son, Kola and several other ministers. They are the Sports minister, Sunday Dare, Minister of Industries, Otunba Niyi Adebayo ...

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JUNE 12: Sanwo-Olu To Host Tinubu, Soyinka, Blair, Others At Democracy Day Webinar

To commemorate this year’s National Democracy Day celebration, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat will on June 12 hold a Democracy Day webinar for youths in Lagos. The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka will be joining the Lagos State helmsman and his deputy ...

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Sanwo-Olu crowns, presents staff of office to Lawal as 15th Oniru of Iruland (photos)

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, today, crowned and presented staff of office and instrument of appointment to new Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal, Abisogun II, as the 15th Oniru of Iruland, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the state. Also in attendance were traditional leaders led by Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu I and also state Executive members, prominent sons and ...

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Naira Marley fixes online concert for Saturday May 30th

Mad o! Naira Marley has fixed an online concert for Saturday May 30th to entertain his fans. He was prevented from making his debut at the popular music and culture festival, Gidi Fest in April, due to the coronavirus pandemic and now a free online concert for Marlian Day has been scheduled for Saturday, May 30. According to a statement ...

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Kenyan pastors want churches listed as ‘essential services’

A group of Kenyan pastors have asked the government to include churches in the list of “essential services” to allow them to remain open as the country battles the Covid-19 outbreak. The preachers representing churches in Makueni country in eastern Kenya, say faith is the “best way to fight the unseen enemy”. They want to be allowed to hold Sunday ...

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