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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Adamawa, Bauchi govs meet Osinbajo in Abuja

Adamawa State governor, Jibrilla Bindow and his Bauchi State counterpart, Mohammed Abubakar, on Thursday visited the presidential villa, Abuja, where they met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Governors Bindow and Abubakar, who are trailing behind their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) opponents, are facing the battle to retain their positions for second term following a scheduled rerun of last Saturday’s gubernatorial…

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Eight killed, 37 rescued in Lagos building collapse

• Rights body demands audit, prosecution of govt officials • Buhari, Ambode, others condole with victims’ families Eight bodies were pulled out from a collapsed three-storey building in Lagos State yesterday. The structure, which contained a primary school, at 63 Massey Street, Itafaaji, Lagos Island, came crashing down around 10:00 a.m. Thirty-seven persons, mostly pupils, were rescued, according to figures…

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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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Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on its way to Kenya with 157 people on board, no survivor

An Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane bound for Kenya has crashed with 149 passengers and eight crew members on board. An Ethiopian Airlines spokesman confirmed that the Boeing 737 plane had crashed on a routine flight from Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to Nairobi on Sunday. The plane took off at 8:38am (0638 GMT) from Bole International Airport and “lost contact” six minutes later near Bishoftu,…

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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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OAU Sex-for-Mark Prof bags 6 years jail

Justice Maurine Onyetenu of the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Monday sentenced former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, to six years imprisonment for demanding sex to pass his student, Monica Osagie. The accused had pleaded not guilty to the charge of sexual harassment preferred against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related…

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Former US president George H.W. Bush dead at 94

Former US president George H.W. Bush, who helped steer America through the end of the Cold War, died Friday at age 94, his family announced. Tributes quickly poured in for the 41st US president, a decorated war pilot and onetime CIA chief who also saw his son George follow in his footsteps to the Oval Office. Bush’s passing comes just…

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Next level: Rex Institute breaks silence, threatens to drag APC to court over alleged ‘stolen’ logo

Rex Institute has threatened a court action against the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for allegedly plagiarizing its Logo This was contained in a letter dated November 19 2018 and addressed to the National Legal Adviser at 40 Blantyre Cres. Wuse 2 Abuja Nigeria, a copy of which was obtained by DAILY POST. Few hours after the launch of its…

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PHOTOS: Dignitaries honour GEJ at 61

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan marked his 61st birthday with the public presentation of his memoir, My Transition Hours, on Tuesday in Abuja. See the photographs, as captured by OLATUNJI OBASA: African Development Bank President, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina (M) and other guests Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa; and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha Ex-First Lady, Mrs. Peace Jonathan (R) and…

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