Jussie Smollett: Police bodycam noose footage released (BBC)

Video recorded on a police bodycam from the night Jussie Smollett was allegedly attacked has been released. The ex-Empire actor says he was punched in the face, had an “unknown chemical substance” poured on him and a rope wrapped around…

*My generation has failed Nigerians, says Soyinka (Punch) * FG vows to prosecute perpetrators of Kajuru attacks (Guardian)

My generation has failed Nigerians, says Soyinka (Punch) Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says his generation has failed the country. Speaking on Hard Talk, a BBC programme, the professor said the dreams people of his generation had about the country…

Jussie Smollett ‘attacker’ wins Chicago Golden Gloves after victorious boxing match (Metro)

One of the brothers who claimed that Jussie Smollett paid them to fake a racist and homophobic attack on him has won the Chicago Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament. Abimbola ‘Abel’ Osundairo, 25, who allegedly took $3,500 (£2,700) from Smollett…

Jussie Smollett: City of Chicago to sue actor over alleged attack (BBC)

Jussie Smollett will be sued by the City of Chicago after “refusing to reimburse” the cost of investigating an alleged assault on him in the city. Prosecutors say a homophobic and racist attack was staged to boost the actor’s career,…

Jussie Smollett’s attorney accuses Chicago officials of continuing ‘campaign’ against Empire actor (Metro)

Jussie Smollett’s attorney has accused Chicago officials of continuing their ‘campaign’ against the actor despite all charges having been dropped. The Empire actor was charged with a 16 count indictment for filing a false police report in the investigation into…

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Islamisation: Fear not, Osinbajo tells Nigerians Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has dispelled insinuations about an underground plot by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to Islamise Nigeria. State House Chaplain, Pastor Oluseyi Malomo, said this on behalf of the vice president, during the…

Jussie Smollett to get a pay rise on Empire (Metro)

Jussie Smollett is set for a pay rise on the hit Fox series Empire, after having all charges against him dropped over the alleged hoax attack. The 36-year-old actor, who plays Jamal Lyon on Empire, faced 16 felony counts for…

*Lagos commissions new Ilaje-Bariga Jetty (Nation) * Outsider won’t impose next senate president – PDP senators (Punch)

Lagos commissions new Ilaje-Bariga Jetty (Nation) The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) on Monday opened the Ilaje-Bariga Jetty as part of its commitment to improve waterways transportation. Lagos State has 3000 kilometres of waterways with water transportation accounting for just…

Empire returns with super awkward Jussie Smollett scene (Metro)

Jussie Smollett’s Empire character spoke about a ‘tough week’ as the show came back to screens for the first time since the actor was arrested for allegedly ‘staging a hate crime’. Jamal Lyon, played by Smollett, appeared in the episode…

Jussie Smollett’s Empire character ‘could be recast or killed off’ (Metro)

Fresh reports have surfaced claiming Jussie Smollett’s Empire character could be recast or even killed off. With Jussie facing 16 Class 4 Felony charges for disorderly conduct for filing a false report, his return to the FOX show is up…

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