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PHOTOS: Gov Aregbesola’s mother laid to rest in Ilesha

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Mrs. Saratu Aregbesola, mother of Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has been buried today in Ilesha, Osun State, in accordance with Islamic rites. The governor’s mother died in the early hours of Tuesday, August 1, 2017, in Ilesha. Aregbesola confirmed her death via his Twitter handle, where he wrote, “Inna ...

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Our Missile test was targeted at US – North Korea

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The latest ICBM test was a “warning” targeted at the US for its efforts to slap new sanctions on Pyongyang and threatened a counter-strike if provoked militarily by Washington, according to North Korea. North Korea conducted its second intercontinental ballistic missile test late Friday, with leader Kim Jong-Un boasting of ...

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Nigeria Airforce install thermal imaging cameras to detect Boko Haram


  The Nigerian Air Force said on Saturday confirmed that it had deployed “thermal imaging cameras” to detect Boko Haram suicide bombers, ravaging Borno State and the North-East region. The NAF’s spokesman, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, confirmed the deployment, following the spate of suicide bombings that had recently been recorded ...

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Nnamdi Kanu Vows to Shutdown Ebonyi State for Three Days


Pro – secessionist crusader and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has sensationally declared Ebonyi state, a free Biafran state and vowed to shut down governance in the ‘salt state’ for three days on his next visit. Kanu, made the controversial declaration while addressing thousands of ...

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262 more Nigerians return from Libya


Two hundred and sixty-two more Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya on Wednesday with the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the returnees arrived aboard a chartered Libyan Airlines aircraft with registration number 5A-LAR, ...

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EU court backs migrant deportations by Austria, Slovenia


The EU’s top court on Wednesday backed decisions by Austria and Slovenia to deport asylum seekers back to Croatia at the height of the European migrant crisis in 2015. With its ruling, the European Court of Justice upheld the EU’s controversial Dublin rule, whereby would-be refugees must file for asylum ...

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Dozens feared dead in Lagos building collapse


For the umpteenth time, tragedy struck the city of Lagos as a four-storey building collapsed in Lagos Island, injuring at scores of residents with dozens others still trapped under the rubble feared dead. Yesterday’s collapse is coming barely days after a similar accident occurred in Abule Egba area of the ...

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NAPTIP rescues 4,724 victims of human trafficking in 4 years


The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) said it had rescued 4,724 victims of human trafficking from 2013 to June 2017. Mrs Rosemary Okoro, an Assistant Director, Research and Planning Department of the agency, disclosed this at the 22nd National Stakeholders Consultative Forum on Wednesday in ...

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EFCC says it recovers N328.9bn from Conoil, Oando, others

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered a total of N328.9 billion from nine major oil marketers in one year. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Uwujaren identified the marketers as Conoil Plc, Total Plc, OVH ...

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25 found dead as toll from Indian floods nears 120


The bodies of 25 people, including 17 members of a single family, were pulled from the mud Wednesday as the death toll from major flooding in India climbed towards 120, an official said. Authorities found the bodies in two villages in hard-hit Banaskantha district, Gujarat, as floodwaters receded, said assistant ...

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