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EU summit canceled, eurozone leaders to meet: Tusk


BRUSSELS – European Council President Donald Tusk said he has canceled an European Union summit originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon, and leaders of 19 eurozone countries will meet at 1400 GMT Sunday to discuss Greece’s debt issue. “I have canceled EUCO today. EuroSummit to start at 16h and last until ...

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Drug cartel kingpin Guzman escapes from Mexican prison


MEXICO CITY – Drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped from a Mexican prison, local authorities confirmed early Sunday. Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, disappeared from the maximum-security Altiplano prison outside of Mexico City Saturday night, according to the National Security Commission. The drug lord was last ...

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Chinese ankara chases Nigerian brands out of market


Despite the N100bn previously pumped into the textile industry, the Federal Government lifts the ban on importation of fabrics, BUKOLA ADEBAYO reports It was a busy Monday morning for the salesgirls at Kudy Fabrics. Though it rained heavily, many customers had a field day at the expansive shop at the ...

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ISIS releases first video with Boko Haram


There are strong indications that the Islamic sect Boko Haram has forged a strong operational alliance with the ruthless Islamic State as the two bodies have released a joint video for the first time on Saturday. This is the first video recording since Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic ...

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Buhari recalls ambassadors


President Muhammadu Buhari has recalled Nigerian ambassadors in foreign countries. SUNDAY PUNCH gathered on Saturday that the ambassadors were recalled as part of efforts to reposition the country’s foreign policies. When contacted, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, confirmed the recall. Adesina however ...

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Buhari refuses to meet with Saraki


President Muhammadu Buhari has resisted fresh moves by the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, to formally meet with him, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. An official in the Presidency who confided in one of our correspondents on Saturday said the President and the Senate President had only met once since the ...

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LASTMA official slumps on traffic duty


An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Saturday slumped while controlling traffic in the Idi Araba area of Lagos. The official, whose identity could not be ascertained as of the time our reporter left the scene, was among those controlling a heavy traffic along Ishaga Road allegedly ...

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SEE PHOTOS: Abnormalities In Nigeria

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Who shall deliver us from this type of life in Nigeria, we need to change for better Why in Nigeria? A lorry or trailer is meant for transporting of cargo goods and other items but in Nigeria you find people inside trailer. Train is meant for transportation of passenger and ...

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CHIEF IMAM: Same-sex marriage is anti-Allah, anti-human


Sheikh Muhammad Khalid, the Chief Imam of Apo Legislators’ Quarters Jumat Mosque, has condemned the embrace of same sex marriage by some countries, describing the practice as anti-human. Khalid, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, said those agitating for same-sex marriage and ...

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Rep Warns Against Sectional Leadership In Nigeria


A member of the House of Representatives Joe Edionwele has urged Nigerians to resist any form of sectional leadership in the country warning that Nigeria does not need a sectional or provisional leader at this critical point in the nation’s history. Edionwhele who represents Esan West, Esan South and Igueben ...

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Suspect charged in Canada for plotting ‘IS-inspired attacks’


A man was arrested and charged in British Columbia Friday after allegedly posting material supporting the Islamic State group and calling for killings in the name of “jihad,” officials said. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 33-year-old Othman Ayed Hamdan of Fort St John, about 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) north ...

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RAPED: Girl, 15, commits suicide after being gang- raped


Rage, shock and confusion pervaded Okwoyi village, Isieke community in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State as a 15-year-old girl committed suicide after being ganged-raped. The deceased, Comfort Uche-Ume, a native of Amaeke Abam in Arochukwu LGA of the state, was allegedly raped by three boys; Ndubuisi Wogu, ...

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Buhari, Osinbajo slash own salaries by 50%


President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have announced their decision to take only 50 per cent of the salaries approved for them by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission. Their decision was contained in a statement made available to journalists on Friday by the Senior Special Assistant ...

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OBASANJO: Iyabo said I was going to die in office


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed that his eldest daughter, Iyabo, told him he was going to die in office. The former President also said his daughter said if that should happen, she would not weep for him. The former President said he, nevertheless, replied his daughter that such would ...

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Pilgrimage: Debtor states, LGs, others to spend N70bn


State governments, including those that owe workers’ salaries, organisations and individuals will spend nothing less than N70bn on the 2015 pilgrimages to Mecca and Jerusalem. The Federal Government, states and local governments, spend huge amount of public funds on sponsoring Muslim and Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem and Mecca annually. The ...

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Ancestral diets can influence risk of obesity, diabetes


Despite eating a “normal” diet, animals can still become obese if their ancestors were undernourished for several generations because of genetic adaptations controlling the way their bodies store fat, according to a new study. Researchers said the potential for these changes is the reason that 70 percent of people with ...

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