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62 suspected kidnappers in police net in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command says it has arrested 62 suspected kidnappers within the last one week. Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, while parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters on Monday in Lafia, attributed the feat to the efforts of “Operation Puff Adder,” an initiative of the Inspector General …

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Maiduguri International Airport gets new terminal

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on Monday inaugurated the newly completed international terminal for Maiduguri International Airport, which had commenced since 2013. Sirika, while inaugurating the project in Maiduguri, said the completion of the project was a fulfilment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to complete all …

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Buhari inaugurates N4.2bn conference centre in Gombe

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday inaugurated the N4.2 billion International Conference Centre in Gombe, Gombe State. Buhari, represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,said he was impressed with the project, adding that it was an “ incredible edifice.” “It is a very special pleasure indeed to be here to officially …

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Sudan opposition pushes ahead with two-day strike from Tuesday

KHARTOUM, May 27 (Reuters) – Sudan’s alliance of opposition and protest groups said on Monday that it will push ahead with a general two-day strike starting on Tuesday after talks with the ruling military council collapsed. Wagdy Saleh, speaking for the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF) alliance, said …

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PM hopeful Gove offers free passport to EU nationals in Brexit UK

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Britain’s environment minister Michael Gove, a leading candidate to replace Theresa May as prime minister, will offer to waive a planned naturalisation fee for eligible European nationals as a goodwill gesture, a source close to him said on Monday. “Michael Gove is ready to unite the country. …

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FG redeems house pledge to Westerhof after 25 years

The Federal Government on Monday redeemed its pledge to provide a house for Mr Clemence Westerhof, the Technical Adviser that led the Super Eagles to victory in the 1994 African Nations Cup competition. Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing who presented the house documents to Westerhof …

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Almajiri teacher, 25 others arrested for alleged homosexuality

No fewer than 26 persons, including an Almajiri school teacher have been arrested by Sokoto State Police Command over alleged homosexuality, murder and other crimes. Addressing newsmen on Monday in Sokoto, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kaoje said the suspects were apprehended at various locations in the state …

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Lawyer from Colorado is 11th person to die on Mount Everest

A Colorado man has become the eleventh person to die climbing Mount Everest this year. Chris Kulish, 62, of Boulder, died Monday while descending from the highest summit in the world, his family confirmed in a statement. The circumstances surrounding his death were not clear. A record number of climbers …

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Melaye did not jump out of moving vehicle, witness tells court

A Prosecution witness told a Federal Capital Territory High Court that Senator Dino Melaye did not jump out of a moving vehicle on April 24, 2018. A police driver with the Inspector-General of Police Special Tactical Squad, Inspector Abana Mallum, while testifying, said, “Anyone who said Melaye jumped out through the window, is …

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Pakistan: Experts wade into HIV outbreak among kids

  An international team of experts is expected to arrive in southern Pakistan where an HIV outbreak has infected hundreds of children, local media reported on Monday. “A 10-member joint team of World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) would work with local medics,’’ Zafar Mirza, …

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70,000 families displaced in Paraguay flooding

Heavy flooding in Paraguay has displaced 70,000 families and is threatening to further inundate the capital Asuncion in the coming weeks, the country’s weather bureau said. Water levels on the Paraguay River are rising at a rate of 4-5 centimetres (1.5-2 inches) every day and is only 46 cm (18 …

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Ronaldo not enough as Juventus extend Italian domination

Massimiliano Allegri oversaw his final game as Juventus coach on Sunday, after guiding the team to an eighth consecutive Serie A title but paying the price for yet another Champions League failure despite the sensational signing of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was left out alongside a host of other …

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BREAKING: Buhari signs 2019 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, signed the 2019 Appropriation Bill. The President’s assent officially makes the bill become law and signals the commencement of the 2019 fiscal budget. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje; the Minister of …

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Lawmaker seeks stiffer punishment for child abuse

The lawmaker representing the Obokun State Constituency in the Osun State House of Assembly, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has called for stiffer punishment for child abuse in the country. He said there was also the need for activation of a support system for the protection of vulnerable children. Oyintiloye spoke on Sunday …

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30 dead, 200 missing in Congo after boat sinks

At least 30 people died and hundreds were believed missing after a boat sank over the weekend in a lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Associated Press has reported. The boat sank after hitting bad weather on Saturday night in Lake Mai-Ndombe, nearly 300 miles northeast of the …

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