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South Africa rhino poaching: 'Web of corruption' blamed

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and conservationist Jane Goodall have joined a list of famous names who have signed an open letter to South Africa's government calling for an end to rhino poaching. More than 1,000 rhinos were killed across the country in 2018 for the fifth year running. The …

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Queen hopes Prince Charles will succeed her as Commonwealth head

The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head. She said it was her "sincere wish" that Prince Charles takes over "one day", as she opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. The role is not hereditary …

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Senate's Stolen Mace Recovered Under Bridge In Abuja

The Nigeria Police Force said the Mace forcefully taken away by men suspected to be thugs during plenary of the Senate on Wednesday has been recovered. Deputy Force Spokesman, SP Aremu Adeniran, said that the mace was abandoned under the flyover before the city gate in Abuja where a passerby …

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We are not lazy, Nigerian youths reply Buhari

Nigerians have taken to the social media to counter the statement made by President Buhari on Wednesday who accused youths of loving freebies above hard work. Some youths accused the president of passing on the blame as usual, while others gave instances of their colleagues doing well without government support …

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Gunmen kidnap Catholic priest in Edo

Unknown gunmen have abducted a Catholic priest in the Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that the priest, identified as one Fr. Edwin Omorogbe, was kidnapped around Egba junction on his way to Benin, the state capital on Wednesday evening. The abductors were said to have …

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EFCC Investigates Sen. Kwankwaso Over Diversion Of N3.08bn LGs' Funds

A former governor of Kano State currently serving in the Senate on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Rabiu Kwankwaso is under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over an allegation of diversion of local government funds amounting to N3.08billion.

Daily Trust reported …

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IDPs: Containers Of Rice Donated by Chinese Govt Rot In NEMA’s Warehouse

The Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja, has been under investigation for alleged violation of public trust, financial improprieties and mismanagement of relief materials from donors. The House of Representatives committee on national emergency and disaster preparedness is grilling the NEMA boss on how the agency managed …

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Senator Omo-Agege Denies Involvement In Senate Invasion, Mace Theft

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central district has reacted to the invasion of the Senate Chambers by suspected hoodlums, denying involvement in the incident. The Senate Chamber was invaded earlier today by some persons who made away with the mace. Shortly after the mace was stolen, the Senate accused Omo-Agege …

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OAU suspends sex-for-mark professor indefinitely

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has suspended Prof. Richard Akindele, whose telephone conversation in which he demanded for sex from a female student was recorded and released on social media. A member of the committee who pleaded anonymity confided this to our correspondent in Osogbo on Wednesday.

He …

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Nigerian youths like freebies, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said many Nigerian youths like free things based on the notion that Nigeria is an oil-rich nation. According to The Cable, President Buhari made this assertion while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster. The president said that Nigeria has a very young population …

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IDP Hauls Stones At Gov. Al Makura Of Nasarawa State

Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs have hauled stones at the convoy of Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, who was in Obi Local Government Area for assessment visit to some of the IDP camps and other affected villages. The aggrieved campers stoned the governor’s convoy in Agwatashi on Tuesday, Punch …

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