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BREAKING: Supreme Court Affirms Obaseki As Governor Of Edo State

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the PDP challenging the election of Governor Godwin Obaseki for lacking in merit. The apex court said it would give in detail, its reasons for the judgment on July 24, 2017.

A seven-man panel led by the Chief …

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Stop sand filing Lagoon, waterfronts, Ex-Surveyor-General warns Lagos govt

Former Surveyor-General of the Federation, Prof. Peter Nwilo, has urged the Lagos State Government to stop construction and all sand filling works around Lagoon and waterfronts.

Nwilo was on Monday reacting to the massive flooding in the state, especially around Lekki, Victoria Island, Ajah, Ikoyi and Lagos Island, following torrential …

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Stop negativity, if Ghana can export yams, Nigeria too can – Ogbeh

Chief Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has advised critics of the Federal Government yam export policy to grow the commodity. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, Ogbeh dismissed the criticisms of the policy, saying that the effort was in the best interest of the nation's economy.

He …

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OPEC Invites Nigeria, Libya For Meeting On Oil Output

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers have invited Nigeria and Libya to their committee meeting in St. The meeting, set to hold on July 24 is aimed at discussing the stability of their production.

Kuwait Oil Minister, who is the chairman of the committee monitoring the …

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Teacher detained for criticising ex-police boss on Facebook

A secondary school teacher, Muhammed Kime, has been arrested by the police in Damaturu, Yobe State for allegedly posting a message on Facebook that was considered critical of a former Minister of Police Affairs, Maina Waziri.

In the post, Kime also lampooned a former governor of the state, Senator Bukar …

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London’s Camden Market Fire Under Control

Firefighters have brought a large blaze at Camden Lock Market in North London under control. The London fire brigade said on Monday morning that 10 fire engines had been dispatched to reports of a fire at the popular tourist spot after midnight.

The brigade asked people to avoid the area …

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Somalia internet outage is 'major disaster'

Somalia's government says an ongoing internet outage is costing the country $10m (£7.7m) each day. The outage affects southern Somalia, and was caused by damage to an undersea fibre-optic cable more than two weeks ago.

Somali Post and Telecommunications Minister Abdi Anshur Hassan has called the incident a "major …

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Vietnam seizes 3 tons of ivory smuggled from South Africa

Police in northern Vietnam have seized nearly 3 tonnes of ivory smuggled from South Africa in the latest action taken against the illegal trade. Thanh Hoa provincial police said the ivory was found in boxes on a truck stopped by police early Saturday morning.

The account posted on the police …

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China tests self-sustaining space station in Beijing

Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine. They are part of a project aimed at creating a self-sustaining ecosystem …

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Take a look at the very first production Tesla Model 3

It’s here: The first ever production Model 3 has rolled off Tesla’s assembly line and into the possession of its owner – Elon Musk. The founder and CEO tweeted pictures of the new vehicle, which he only got because the actual first pre-order customer gifted Musk his place in …

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You’ll never guess where Russian spies are hiding their control servers

A Russian-speaking hacking group that, for years, has targeted governments around the world is experimenting with a clever new method that uses social media sites to conceal espionage malware once it infects a network of interest.

According to a report published Tuesday by researchers from antivirus provider Eset, a recently …

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Olympics: IOC planning refugee team at 2020 Tokyo Games

Refugees are likely to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with the International Olympic Committee planning another refugee team after its first appearance at last year's Rio de Janeiro Games.

The IOC unveiled its first team of refugees last year in an effort to raise awareness of the issue and …

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