49 dead in New Zealand mosque shootings

Attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 dead Friday, with one gunman — identified as an Australian extremist — apparently livestreaming the assault that triggered the lockdown of the New Zealand city. In what appeared to be the worst attack against Muslims in a western country, witnesses spoke of victims being shot at close range, with women and…

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Ottawa professor Pius Adesanmi dies in Ethiopian Airlines crash

An Ottawa professor was among 18 Canadians who died after an Ethiopian Airlines jet, bound for Nairobi, crashed Sunday morning, killing all 157 passengers and eight crew members on board. Pius Adesanmi, the director of Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies and a professor at the school, was on the plane when it crashed shortly after takeoff near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres southeast of…

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Ex-Chief of Defence staff Air Marshal Badeh killed by gunmen

A former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, is dead. Mr Badeh, a retired air chief marshal, was shot dead along the Abuja-Keffi road. The air force confirmed the death in a couple of tweets on its official Twitter handle. “It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce the unfortunate demise of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air…

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Veteran comedian, Baba Sala is dead

Veteran comedian, Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead. According to reports, Baba Sala died around 10.00 pm on Sunday night in his home in Ilesa, Osun State. Details soon

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Adeosun, Finance Minister resigns

The embattled Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has finally resigned after much pressure. Although no official statement has been released on the issue, but reliable sources confirmed her resignation on Friday. The 51-year-old former minister is reported to have resigned following pressure arising from her questionable NYSC discharge certificate. In November 2015, Adeosun was appointed Nigeria’s Minister of Finance by…

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World Cup: Nigeria draw Argentina again

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have drawn Argentina once again in the World Cup. The two countries once met in 1994 World Cup. They  will meet again in Russia next year. Also in the group are Croatia and Iceland.

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Breaking News: President Robert Mugabe Resigns After 37 Years In Power

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has resigned as President after 37 years in power. A letter from Mr Mugabe said the decision was voluntary, Reuters news agency reports. The surprise announcement came as lawmakers debated an impeachment motion against Mr Mugabe in a joint sitting of parliament. Mr Mugabe had previously refused to resign despite last week’s military takeover, and…

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Alex Ekwueme is dead

Nigeria’s former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, is dead. He died at the age of 85. His brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, said the former Vice President, died by 10:00pm in a London clinic, on Sunday. In a statement, he said: “Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing…

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Breaking: Buhari returns home today

President Muhammadu Buhari is returning to the country today, after receiving medical attention in London. The President had left the country on May 7, this year, after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then. President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m on Monday, August…

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Breaking: Supreme Court upholds Markafi-led PDP committee

The Supreme Court has upheld the Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party as the autentic committee. In its ruling on Wednesday, the Apex Court held that the appeal filed by Makarfi at the Federal High Court in P/H was not an abuse of court process as wrongly held by the majority judgment of the Court of…

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