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Train and school bus collide in southern France -official

A train and a school bus collided outside the town of Perpignan in southern France on Thursday and emergency services were at the scene, a local official said. BFM TV said there had been casualties but there was no immediate confirmation. Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne described the crash as a …

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No Paris climate accord? No problem, bloc of states says

Since President Donald Trump vowed this summer to pull the United States out of an international climate accord, states looking to tackle carbon pollution have been forced to go it alone. More than a dozen formed an alliance committed to reducing emissions in line with the Paris accord, an international …

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2019: Buhari/Osinbajo endorsement posters emerge in Abuja

Major streets of Abuja were on Thursday adorned with campaign posters endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for reelection in 2019. The posters were pasted on structures located on major streets as well as bus shelters. The posters also has the picture of “Comrade Felix Ubokan”, with …

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Ambode Opens Johnson, Jakande, Tinubu Park in Alausa

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday officially unveiled an ultra modern recreational park in Alausa, Ikeja, in honour of three former Governors of the State, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson Rtd, Alhaji Lateef Jakande and Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Governor Ambode, who spoke at a ceremony to unveil the park …

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NNPC Assures Local Investors of Support

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) would continue to offer unflinching supports to indigenous private investors in the nation’s Oil & Gas Industry. Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, gave this assurance while speaking at the official commissioning of an ultra-modern 300 million-litre capacity tank farm built …

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Complete list of SAG Awards 2018 nominations revealed

The nominees for the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were on Wednesday announced in West Hollywood, California: See the list below: MOVIES Actor: Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name,” James Franco, “The Disaster Artist,” Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out,” Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” and Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, …

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Vice President Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held at the presidential Villa, state house, Abuja. In attendance at the Wednesday’s meeting are SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita and others.. …

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Slave trade: Another 387 Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), yesterday received over 387 Nigerian returnees from Libya at the Cargo Wing of the Muritala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The returnees touched down at the MMIA at about 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday and were arrived Lagos State with Nouvelair Airline Airbus A320 with …

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Gunmen storm EFCC boss’ house, kill Policeman

Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday night at about 10pm invaded a bungalow farmhouse in Karshi, a suburb of Abuja belonging to the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. A policeman who was protecting the property was killed during the attack.

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NGO Bill: Protesters storm National Assembly

Protesters in their hundreds on Wednesday besieged the National Assembly to prevent the passage of a bill for an act to provide for the establishment of the Non-governmental Organisation, NGO, regulatory commission. The protest was led by renowned human rights activist, Chidi Odinkalu. The protesters clad in shirts bearing ‘#NoToNOGBill …

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Fuji Musician Kwam 1’s daughter dies in Canada

Fuji musician Wasiu Ayinde Marshal also known as Kwam 1 has lost his 34-year-old daughter Wasilat Anifowose. Wasilat reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday from complications arising from diabetes in Canada. Kwa‎m 1’s manager, Esther has confirmed the death in a statement without much details.

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Trump congratulates Democrat for Alabama U.S. Senate victory in tweet

U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday for winning a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama against the Republican candidate the president backed. In a tweet, Trump congratulated Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney, who beat Republican Roy Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, who …

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Algeria/Nigeria: FIFA sanctions Nigeria for use of ineligible player

World football –ruling body, FIFA, has rejected Nigeria’s defence on the use of an ineligible player during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Constantine on Friday, 10th November 2017, thus awarding the match to Algeria. However, the sanction does not in any way hurt Nigeria’s qualification for the …

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Atiku: When lies fail test of reality 

Atiku: When lies fail test of reality 

The ready assumption by some writers and public commentators is that most Nigerians are gullible and have short memories. As such, some of these self acclaimed political analysts churn out falsehood as facts in an attempt to manipulate the mind of well meaning Nigerians. Sadly, the consequence of keeping quiet …

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Liberia presidential runoff set for Dec 26

The runoff in Liberia’s presidential elections will be held on December 26, the country’s electoral overseer announced on Tuesday, clearing a last hurdle in a protracted saga. It means the final round of voting between the two leading candidates — ex-footballer George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai — can …

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