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President Buhari will definitely lose in Kano – Kwankwaso replies Amaechi

Binta Spikin, spokesperson of former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will not win in Kano state in the 2019 general elections. Spikin said this while reacting to a statement in which transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi reportedly claimed that President Buhari will win in Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi states in the 2019 general elections ...

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Ukrainian Soldier sets himself on fire to protest his sack

  A former Ukrainian soldier was filmed setting himself on fire in protest after he was sacked from the army. Dramatic footage broadcast on Ukrainian television showed Serhii Ulianov dousing himself in petrol before setting his army uniform alight.   Flames covered him head to toe in seconds in the shocking protest outside the Ukrainian Defence Ministry headquarters in Kiev. As witnesses ...

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A Nigerian killed in South Africa

The Nigerian community in South Africa has confirmed the killing of one Chibuzo Nwankwo, a 42-year-old man from Enugu State.   The Publicity Secretary of the Union, Habib Miller, said Nwankwo was shot in the early hours of Friday at a local bar in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, following a disagreement with an unknown person. “The deceased, a patron of the bar, got drunk ...

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2019: ‘Buhari Will Win In Sokoto, Kano, Bauchi Even On Sickbed’ – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday claimed that the governors of Sokoto and Kwara states, Aminu Tambuwal and Abdulfatah Ahmed respectively, would leave the All Progressives Congress. Amaechi also claimed that Tambuwal had presidential ambition, and that President Muhammadu Buhari would win in Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi states in the 2019 general elections even if he (Buhari) ...

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PHOTOS: IBB’s Legs Swollen He Can’t Wear Shoes

A recent picture of a former military leader, Ibrahim Babangida, shows the ailment in his leg is still there even after he has made several trips abroad The Biafra war is history but the effect of that war which the Nigerian government has said was ‘unnecessary’ continues to linger. In some minds, it brings pains over losses that should not ...

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Defections From APC Is Good For Democracy – IBB

Ex-Military Head of States, General, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida has reacted to the recent gale of defections that hit the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Speaking to Crest newspaper in his hilltop mansion in Minna, IBB opined that the defection of 14 senators from the APC to the PDP showed ‘Political Dexterity’ and was ‘good for democracy’. “I call it political ...

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Malian civilians die in ethnic clashes before presidential vote

A number of civilians were killed in ethnic violence in central Mali, government and local sources said on Friday, in one of a long series of attacks before a hotly-disputed presidential election this weekend. One local source put the death toll at 18 while another said the attackers had dumped bodies down a well. Malians will vote on Sunday in ...

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In Robert Mugabe’s village, new political dawn brings hope

Something rare is happening in Kutama, a small farming village about 85km west of Zimbabwe‘s capital, Harare. Kutama is the birthplace of Robert Mugabe, who ruled the southern African country for nearly four decades. During every election season since the country’s independence in 1980, Mugabe’s posters used to be seen everywhere here – from tree trunks to car windows. On polling day, the ...

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Osama bin Laden’s suspected bodyguard Sami A. released from Tunisian prison

Sami A., a suspected al-Qaeda-trained bodyguard who once protected Osama Bin Laden, was deported from Germany two weeks ago. A Tunisian judge said no accusations could be made against him at this time. Sami A., an alleged former bodyguard for Osama bin Laden, was released from Tunisian prison on Friday, authorities in the capital Tunis announced. The 42-year-old Tunisian national ...

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Interesting- The Russian Family That Cut Itself Off From Civilization for More Than 40 Years- Videos

In 1978, four geologists were surveying for potential iron ore from a helicopter hovering above the mineral-rich, but ultimately uninhabitable, taiga forest of southern Siberia when the pilot spotted something out of the ordinary down below: a garden, unmistakably manmade. It was 150 miles away from the nearest glimpse of humanity and thousands of feet up a mountainside, where survival ...

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Some 185 Ethiopian Migrants Repatriated from Djibouti

Some 185 Ethiopian migrants have repatriated home from Djibouti. Office of the Spokesperson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Ethiopian migrants arrived in Djibouti through illegally traffickers to go into the Middle East countries. The returnees were repatriated by the joint efforts of Ethiopian Embassy in Djibouti and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). More than 360 Ethiopian ...

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Chinese woman tricked by Nigerian boyfriend into carrying drugs is found not guilty after three years in jail

A Chinese woman Li Dandan, was on Thursday, July 26, found not guilty of drug trafficking by Hong Kong Court after three years of uncertainty. Hong Kong prosecutors said the single mother, now 33, had trafficked 1,934 grams of methamphetamine, a drug more commonly known as Ice, worth HK$580,000 (US$73,900). On November 7, 2015, Li was intercepted at Hong Kong ...

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Imo APC chairman assassinated

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Ideato North Local Government of Imo state, Sunny Ejiagwu, was killed by suspected assassins in the early hours of yesterday Friday July 27th.   Confirming the incident, the state commissioner of police, Dasuki Galandanchi, said Ejiagwu was murdered along the Akokwa road in Ideato North local government area and his body has been deposited ...

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2nd term bid: Fresh hurdles before Buhari

After the mass defection of over 40 federal lawmakers from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), more indications have emerged on the possible hurdles to President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid. The defection of the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, last Wednesday, barely one week after assuring Buhari and the leadership of the ...

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Woman assists husband to rape teen girl after luring her with sugar and body lotion

A Zimbabwean couple have been arrested after the wife lured a 14-year-old neighbour with goodies so her husband could rape the girl. Mufaro Mukonowatsauka, 46, is accused of wooing the teenage girl for her husband,  Rodgers Manera, 48. She reportedly persuaded the girl to become her husband’s second wife in return for cooking oil, sugar, salt and body lotion.   Rusape district ...

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Truck driver flees after crushing a pregnant woman in Abuja

A truck driver reportedly crushed a pregnant woman and a man to death, then fled the scene. The truck, which was conveying granite, lost control and rammed into both victims who were attempting to board a taxi by the side of the road, before dragging them into the gutter. They died on the spot. The incident happened yesterday, July 26, at ...

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18-year-old secondary school student allegedly shot dead by policeman in Niger State

An 18-year-old secondary school leaver has been reportedly shot dead by a policeman in Beji community, Niger State. Abdulkarim Labaran Mohammed was killed when policemen and members of the vigilante group were trying to save a suspected ritualist from mob action. The suspected ritualist was said to have touched another man who claimed that his manhood had disappeared because of ...

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World’s oldest person Chiyo Miyako dead at 117 years old

The world’s oldest person has died at the age of 117, it was confirmed today. Chiyo Miyako, from Japan, died on Sunday, days after official evidence of her applications for the official Guinness World Record titles of oldest person living and oldest person living (female) were approved. The mum was born in Wakayama in the Kansai region of Japan on May 2, 1901. ...

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Map of 250 indigenous massacres reveals Australia’s violent past

An online map which has so far documented 250 massacres of indigenous peoples after Australia was colonised by the British is set to be expanded, researchers said Friday, as they seek to uncover the country’s dark past. The native Aboriginal population, who have occupied Australia for 50,000 years, were dispossessed of their lands by the arrival of settlers two centuries ...

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