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Another Fire Razes Multi-Million Naira Electronic Shop In Kogi

                                                            Barely two days after a tanker fire burnt 23 people to death in Kogi State, another fire tragedy struck the state again in the late hours of Friday.   A multi-million naira electronic plaza in Lokoja, the state capital identified as Peelinks was completely razed by fire. Reportedly, the electronic plaza was gutted by fire around 11:50 pm on ...

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Footballer’s wife attempts to murder him after he filed for divorce over her alleged cheating

                                                                  Turkish football WAG Yagmur Asik has been accused of plotting to have her husband murdered by a $1.2 million hitman, according to reports.   Yagmur, 27, married ex-Turkey international Emre Asik in 2012, with the couple since having three children together. But after Yagmur was accused of having an affair, Asik, 46, began the process of filing for divorce. ...

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Togo Prime Minister Komi Selom Klassou resigns

Togo’s prime minister and his government have resigned, the West African nation’s presidency said late Friday.   President Faure Gnassingbe congratulated prime minister Komi Selom Klassou and his team for their “economic, political and social efforts and the encouraging results despite the health crisis around the world”, a statement on the presidency’s official website said. Togo has been due for ...

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#RevolutionNow group holds worldwide protest October 1

                                                                The Coalition for Revolution codenamed #RevolutionNow has called on the President to resign immediately even as it announced a worldwide protest scheduled for October 1, 2020.   It subsequently called on Nigerians to come out en masse to protest bad governance. A statement by the group read in part, “The Coalition for Revolution is calling on all Nigerians at ...

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Heartbroken father in tears after autopsy revealed Rivers artiste died of gunshot complications

                                                      The Rivers State Police Command said a 20-year-old up-and-coming artiste, Daniel Ikeaguchi (aka Sleek), died of gunshot complications following an autopsy conducted on his corpse.   A consultant pathologist for the state police command, Musa Stevens, told journalists that the autopsy was conducted at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. He said a missile object consistent with a ...

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Alleged dehumanisation of Delta hotel staff: IGP steps in

                                                       The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has assured of intensified investigations into the alleged dehumanising treatment of staff of Signatious Hotel in Warri, Delta.   In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, Adamu said he has ordered immediate commencement of discrete investigations into the matter. “The IGP, while noting that the Delta State ...

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Married Argentine MP suspended for kissing girlfriend’s breast during virtual congress session

                                                        A married Argentinian MP has resigned after cavorting with his girlfriend during a virtual session of congress — pulling down her top to kiss her newly enhanced breast.   Juan Emilio Ameri, 47, shocked fellow lawmakers by sitting through parts of the on-camera session being played on a giant screen in parliament with a woman on his lap, snuggling ...

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Mom and baby die after ex-husband poisoned her and she unknowingly breast fed their baby

                                                              A mum and her baby have died after her estranged husband allegedly poisoned her food and the tot drank the toxins through her breast milk.   Josieli Lopes, 36, breast fed her son after eating meat which is claimed to have been poisoned by her estranged husband who plotted to kill her when he discovered she had a lover ...

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Obaseki will not return to APC, Wike assures

                                              Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, who was recently re-elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, is free to return to the All Progressives Congress if he feels the ...

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BREAKING: APC suspends Governor Fayemi

                                           Ekiti State Executive Committee of All Progressives Congress, APC, has suspended Governor Kayode Fayemi.   A statement by the party on Friday said the governor was suspended due to “his numerous anti-party activities, especially his role in the recently concluded governorship election in Edo State, which is contrary to the provisions of Article 21 (A) (ii) of the APC ...

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NCDC issues strong warning of second wave of coronavirus

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that there is likely to be an even more devastating second wave of coronavirus in Adamawa and other states in the country due to the non-compliance to Covid-19 health guidelines.   A technical adviser in the implementation of NCDC’s action plan in Adamawa State, Fahad Mohammed, who dropped the hint during ...

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We have not been allowed to leave for six months, workers at Indomie cry out

                                                             Workers at De United Foods Industries Limited, makers of Indomie noodles, have cried out for help over what they described as modern-day slavery and unfair labour practices meted out on them since March.   The workers said cooks, drivers, nannies, stewards and other groups working for the largely Asian staff of the company, had not been allowed to return ...

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Ogun police nab 2 suspected fake soldiers

                                        Ogun State Police Command is currently investigating two suspected fake soldiers who specialised in terrorising and robbing people.   The suspects, identified as Joseph Uzor and Obadeyi Quadr, were arrested on September 22 in Shagamu area of Ogun State, following a distress call received by the DPO Sakura division that four young men in Nigerian Army camouflage were causing ...

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Buhari’s aide Bashir Ahmad marries Katsina lady Naeeemah today

                                                          President Buhari’s personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad will tie the nuptial knots today in Katsina.   The 29 year-old aide is getting married to Naeeemah, a beautiful lady from Katsina. Bashir, with over 650, 000 followers on Twitter was born in Kano on 10 June 1991. He attended Bayero University in the same Kano, where he studied ...

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We decide who visits the UK – British Government blasts FG over visa restriction

The UK Government has said it is surprised by the federal government’s stance, that it would consider disrespectful to Nigeria’s sovereignty, for any outside authority to sit in judgment over the conduct of its citizens and apply punitive measures such as visa restriction, unilaterally.   The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, stated this while speaking at an orientation ...

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Fat thighs and big hips could ‘lower chances of early death’

  A new study found having broad hips or large hips could help someone to live longer. The researchers looked into data for more than 2.5 million people.   But it found that every extra 4 inches (10cm) of waist size was associated with an 11% higher chance of dying prematurely. However, many believe waist circumference is an indicator of ...

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30 injured, 23 buildings, event centre, vehicles razed in Lagos gas explosion (Photos)

                                                                                           Tragedy struck on Thursday at Balogun Bus stop, in the Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos State, after a tanker conveying gas exploded.   While no fewer than 30 people were injured, 15 vehicles were reportedly gutted by the fire. The fire, which spread to adjoining buildings, affected 23 buildings and 35 shops, destroying property worth millions of naira.                                                                                                                                                                                       ...

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Missouri governor who refused to make masks compulsory tests positive for coronavirus

Missouri Governor Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.   Parson was tested after his wife, Teresa, tested positive earlier in the day. Teresa Parson had experienced mild symptoms, including a cough and nasal congestion, spokeswoman Kelli Jones said. She took a rapid test ...

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Man kills self, leaves behind letter accusing wife of contributing to his suicidal thoughts

                                                                      A middle-aged man from Ilembo in Katavi Region, western Tanzania killed himself early this week after his wife allegedly deserted him while he was ailing.   Edward Chakala committed suicide by hanging, his family claims. In a note that Chakala left behind, he said his wife, Pendo Elia, contributed to his suicidal ideation. The deceased’s sister, Janeth Chakala, told ...

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