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Angola swears in Lourenco, first new president for 38 years

Jose Eduardo dos Santos’s 38-year reign over Angola finally came to an end Tuesday when his hand-picked successor Joao Lourenco was inaugurated as president at a ceremony in Luanda. Lourenco read an oath in which he vowed “on my honour to devote myself” to the role of president, as …

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INEC officials storm NASS to serve Melaye recall notice

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday arrived the National Assembly Complex to notify the embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, on the petition the commission received from his constituents to recall him.

The officials, who dropped loads of documents at the door to …

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Finally, Peter leaves PSquare squad

One of the members of the PSquare, Peter Okoye, has called it quits with the popular music group. The artiste, well known for his edgy dance steps, demanded that their agreement as a group be terminated in a letter to their lawyer Festus Keyamo. According to the copy of the …

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Police Warn Transport Unions, Tax Officials Against Mounting Roadblocks

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the removal of all illegal blockage and obstructions on highways and roads mounted by transport unions across the country. The directive was contained in a statement issued on Monday by the Force spokesman, Mr Jimoh Moshood.

According to the statement, the Special …

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Empty oxygen tank: Report indicts medical workers for death of two-year-old

Some medical personnel at the Ikorodu General Hospital, Lagos State, have been found complicit in the death of a sick two-year-old boy, Christopher Mike-Ozugha. A panel set up to investigate an allegation bordering on professional negligence raised by Christopher’s parents indicted the workers in its report.

It was learnt …

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🇦🇪Dubai Launches 🌐World's First Self-Flying 🚕Taxis

Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan, has attended the maiden flight of the world’s first self-flying taxi, but it will be at least another five years before it goes into public use. Provided by Germany-based Volocopter, the two-seater Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT) is being introduced by Dubai’s Road …

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Seven arrested in Egypt after raising rainbow flag at concert

Egyptian police have arrested seven people after they were allegedly seen raising rainbow flags at a concert in Cairo last week, security sources say. The seven were reportedly detained on Monday for "promoting sexual deviancy", but have not yet been formally charged.

Prosecutors opened an investigation after images from the …

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Lesedi La Rona 💎Diamond Goes for 💲53 M

The world's second-largest gem-quality diamond has been sold to a London-based company for $53m (£39.5m). The private sale comes after its owner, Canada's Lucara Diamond Corporation, failed to sell it at a Sotheby's auction last year. The 1,111-carat stone was recovered by Lucara in Botswana two years ago …

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🇷🇺Russian Cannibal💀🥘💀 Couple Ate 30

A couple arrested for murder in the south-west Russian city of Krasnodar have admitted killing up to 30 people, local media report. Dmitry Baksheev, 35, and his wife Natalia, were reportedly arrested after a dismembered body was found at the military base where they lived.

Police confirmed a number of …

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Electric zap ‘wakes’ man after 15 years in a vegetative state

A man in France has regained some aspects of consciousness after being in a vegetative state for 15 years, after surgeons used a technique to stimulate his brain via a nerve in the neck. The 35-year-old was diagnosed as being in a vegetative state – now referred to as “unresponsive wakefulness …

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China 🇨🇳 blocks 🚫 Whatsapp‼️

China has largely blocked the WhatsApp messaging app, the latest move by Beijing to step up surveillance ahead of a big Communist Party gathering next month.

The disabling in mainland China of the Facebook-owned app is a setback for the social media giant, whose chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has been …

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Golf: Thomas headlines nominees for PGA Tour's Player of the Year

Justin Thomas's breakout campaign earned him a nomination for the PGA Tour's Player of the Year award along with Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama and Jordan Spieth, the tour said on Monday.

Thomas, who wrapped up the PGA of America's points-based award for player of the year by winning the FedExCup …

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