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US to give Buhari $2.3bn to fight poverty


The Federal Government has signed a $2.3bn assistance agreement aimed at fighting extreme poverty with the United States Agency for International Development. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. Akande said the agreement would help ...

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Pope expels gay priest from Vatican


The Vatican, on Saturday, fired a senior priest, Krzysztof Charamsa, who publicly came out as gay on the eve of a major meeting of church leaders to discuss the Church’s stance on social issues such as divorce and homosexuality. A statement by a spokesman for Pope Francis described the Polish ...

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Pope held private meeting with same-sex couple in U.S.


The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay county clerk Kim Davis in Washington last week, he held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years. Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, brought his partner, Iwan Bagus, as well several ...

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SEE IT: Dying boy leaves his parents touching goodbye note


Six-year-old Leland passed away last week in Georgia from an amoebic brain infection. Before he died, he left a note for his parents which read: “Still with you. Thank you Mom and Dad.” His grieving mother, Amber Shoemake found the goodbye note when she returned home for the first time ...

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Boko Haram Now Poisoning Water Sources – Army


The Nigerian Army on Wednesday raised the alarm that the extremist Boko Haram sect has now resorted to poisoning water sources as a new war strategy following severe degradation it has suffered in the hands of Nigerian troops. The Army, in a statement on Wednesday by its Deputy Director of ...

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196 Regular Policemen Convert To Combat Commanders


The Nigerian Police Force has announced the successful conversion of 196 regular police officers into Mobile Police Commanders to bolster the combat capabilities of the police officers cadre. A statement Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Olabisi Kolawole, said 196 police officers were trained ...

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Benin residents protest poor roads, power outage


Residents of Evbuotubu, Iguedayi and other neighbouring communities in the Egor Local Government Area of Edo State on Wednesday took to the streets of Benin, the state capital, to protest against what they described as the deplorable condition of the roads in the communities. The protesters, under the aegis of ...

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Afenifere Wants Fulani Cattle Rearing In Yorubaland To Stop


Pan-Yoruba Socio Political group, Afenifere, yesterday called for the stoppage of cattle rearing activities in the south West states following the menace of Fulani herdsmen. Rising from an emergency meeting in Akure, the Ondo state capital, the group noted that the activities of the Fulani herdsmen in the states have ...

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Kwara locks out workers for lateness


No fewer than 85 workers and visitors were locked out at the Governor’s Office in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Tuesday. The governor’s office complex is made up of offices of workers under the office of the Secretary to the State Government, the Head of Service, the Ministry of Justice and ...

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Tales of woes on Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene road


THE plight of commuters and motorists plying the Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene federal highway worsened on Monday evening as most of them were made to spend hours at failed portions of the road. Their agonies were made worse by a downpour, which covered several kilometres of the road, thus trapping many vehicles ...

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IGP says police lost 435 officers in last 6 months


The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has said that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) within the last six months has lost over 435 of its men and officers. The IGP, while speaking at a session held with members of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) and traditional rulers ...

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