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Migrant crisis: Five obstacles to an EU deal


Europe is struggling with its biggest migration crisis since World War Two, with unprecedented numbers of refugees and other migrants seeking asylum in the EU. The 28 EU interior ministers will hold an emergency meeting on the crisis on 14 September. July was a record month, with more than 100,000 ...

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Photos: IGP Promotes Sergeant Who Made Local Bullet Proof Jackets


The inspector General of Police, Solomon E. Arase has promoted a certain sergeant, Godwin Hosea who presented a fabricated bullet proof jacket made locally by him when he visited Bauchi Police Command State Headquarters in July. The impressed IG promoted Godwin to the rank of an inspector and also decorated ...

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Why Buhari was sacked by Babangida in 1985


Read the coup speech from August 27, 1985 when General Muhammadu Buhari (now President Muhammadu Buhari) was overthrown. I, Brigadier Joshua Nimyel Dogonyaro, of the Nigerian Army, hereby make the following declaration on behalf of my colleagues and members of the Nigerian Armed Forces. Fellow country men, the intervention of ...

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Victims Of NAF Plane Crash Identified


Identities of the victims of the Nigerian Air Force plane, which crashed around 6:45am on Saturday into residential quarters at the Ribadu Cantonment in Kaduna State, has emerged. The victims are; Squadron Leader Adekunle Suara (pilot), wife of Wing Commander N. Hassan, wife of Wing Commander I. B. Musa, Warrant ...

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Migrant crisis: Syrian children disappear from Austrian hospital


Police in Austria say three Syrian children and their families who were rescued from a minivan containing 26 migrants have disappeared from the hospital where they were being treated. The children were taken to hospital in the town of Braunau am Inn on Friday suffering from severe dehydration. Their discovery ...

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20 die of cholera in Bauchi State


Twenty persons have died of cholera in Shira Local Government Area (LGA), Bauchi State. This is contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria by the Information Officer in the LGA, Malam Danlami Baza, in Bauchi on Saturday. The statement said 200 persons were admitted in ...

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DPC National Chairman, NEC members survive traffic accident


National officials of Nigeria’s newest political party, the Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) , on Saturday survived a traffic accident on Abuja-Lokoja highway. National Chairman of the party, Rev. Olusegun Peters, who was among the victims, told newsmen in Lokoja that three officials were critically injured. He said that the accident ...

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NAF aircraft crashes in Kaduna, kills seven


A Donnier 228 helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force crashed at the old Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, on Saturday. It was gathered that the aircraft, with call sign NAF030, which took off from the NAF base in Kaduna, was heading for Abuja when it came down in the early ...

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Our daughter dumped day-old-baby on the street — Couple


On June 13, 2015, a baby was dumped at Obazuaye Street in Evbuareke Quarters, Uselu, Benin City, at about 11am. Residents, including Mr and Mrs Osarhiakhi Ebohon, thronged the scene to catch a glimpse of the little girl, wrapped in a black nylon bag. The Ebohons, among other residents, placed ...

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Top ISIS Leader Ahmad Al-Assir Was Invited To Nigeria


The indications emerge that Ahmad Al-Assir, the Lebanese Sunni Muslim extremist, came to Nigeria on the invitation of a foreign company operating in the country, Daily Trust reports. The news broke recently when a fugitive terrorist, Ahmad al-Assir, who had been in hiding for two years, was arrested in Lebanon ...

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