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Kogi, Akwa Ibom to host Nigeria’s nuclear power plants


The federal government has selected Kogi and Akwa Ibom States as sites for Nigeria’s planned nuclear power plants, as the authorities seek to end decades of electricity blackouts that have blighted the nation’s growth. Russia’s state-owned Rosatom, which has been in talks with Nigeria over the nuclear plants, confirmed at ...

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Ahmed Mansour, a senior Al Jazeera Arabic TV journalist, was detained at a Berlin airport at the request of the Egyptian authorities. Mansour was arrested at Berlin’s Tegel airport at 1320 GMT on Saturday as he tried to board a Qatar Airways flight from Berlin to Doha. In a phone ...

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Former President,Goodluck Jonathan left N7trillion deficit, says Joda


Ahmed Joda, the grand old veteran bureaucrat who chaired the transition committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken about the various challenges his committee faced in completing its assignment, principal of which was that the Jonathan administration withheld vital information about the state of Nigeria. Joda cited the ...

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Chad bans Islamic veil after Boko Haram attacks, divides Muslims


N’Djamena (AFP) – Chad’s decision to ban women from wearing the Islamic veil, which came two days after bloody suicide bombings hit the capital, has divided Muslims but the government defends it as part of an anti-terror strategy. “Wearing the burqa must stop immediately from today,” Prime Minister Kalzeube Pahimi ...

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UNHCR: Africa has over three million refugees


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Senior Regional External Relations Officer, Tina Ghelli, says the African continent has over 3 million refugees because of crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR). A record of 60 million people are displaced worldwide, the highest ...

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Petrol tankers turn horror on highways


■ Kill over 100, destroy 200 shops, houses, 40 vehicles in two weeks In a country with low life expectancy, petrol tanker fire, apart from the Boko Haram insurgency, has in recent time become arguably the nation’s most po­tent killer. From the calamity that has taken place in the last ...

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4 shot as students protest in Onitsha


Four students were allegedly shot with one in critical condition when students of the Federal Government-owned Metallurgical Training Institute (MTI), Onitsha took to the streets yesterday. The students were said to have engaged in violent protest over poor hostel accommodation and rejection of the school’s diploma certificate by other federal ...

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WAMASON Calls For National Framework On Waste Management


The Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON) has called for an integrated national legal framework for waste management in the country. This is contained in a communique issued at the end of its convention held in Lagos and signed by the national president, Prof Oladele Osibanjo on Friday. The society ...

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China Offers Food To North Korea As Drought Worsens


China on Friday said it would offer food aid to North Korea which has declared one of its worst droughts in a century. Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, was quoted as saying in Beijing that the Chinese side was willing to provide assistance at the request of North Korea. “We ...

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FRSC Dismisses Staff For Alleged Faking Of Drivers’ Licences


The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has dismissed a Road Marshal Assistant, Sunny Kpogha, for alleged misconduct relating to insuring of fake Driver’s licences. The FRSC Sector Commander in Edo, Mr Familoni Oluwasusi, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Saturday. ...

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Nigeria gets $500m from World Bank To Improve Maternal, Child Health


The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a $500 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to significantly improve maternal, child, and nutrition health services for women and children in Nigeria. By improving access to higher quality health services, the new development financing will help Nigeria to achieve ...

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World Shocked at Enduring Racism, Gun Violence in US


Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina that left nine people dead. Elsewhere around the world, the attack renewed perceptions that Americans have too many guns and have yet to overcome ...

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Wicked Mother abandons four-year-old sick girl in hospital


A four-year-old child, who is battling with cerebral palsy, which inhibits proper growth and movement of her body, has been abandoned at the Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital, Lagos State. It was learnt that her unidentified mother had sometime last year left the child with her grandmother, identified as Nike Owoyeni, and ...

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Police Shoot A Prostesting Woman On Peace Mission


A woman, identified as Mrs. Bolatito Balogun, has been confirmed dead, while a large number of people were reported missing after policemen fired at protesting women in Oro-Ago community in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. Our correspondent gathered on Sunday that the unidentified policemen were the four-man ...

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Buhari orders release of N4bn to fight Boko Haram


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said he had directed that $21m out of the pledge of $100m which Nigeria made to the Multinational Joint Task Force be released within the next one week. Buhari disclosed this at the   25th AU summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. He   chaired the ...

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Mugabe Blasts Nigeria At AU Summit For “Betraying” Africa


Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe blasted South Africa and Nigeria at the African Union summit, saying Africa would never agree to them getting permanent seats on the UN Security Council. Picture: Elmond Jiyane, Department of Communications. Johannesburg – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe blasted South Africa and Nigeria at the African Union ...

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