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Daily Archives: Friday, September 15, 2017

Vatican recalls diplomat from US in child porn probe

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The Vatican has recalled a priest serving as an envoy in Washington and opened a child pornography investigation after US officials asked the church to lift his diplomatic immunity. The Vatican said Friday that US officials complained in August “of a possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images by a member of the diplomatic corps of the Holy ...

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UPDATE: Islamic State group claims London attack

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The Islamic State group on Friday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a packed London Underground train the same day that at least 29 people were injured. “The bombing on a metro in London was carried out by a detachment of the Islamic State” group, it said in a statement published by its Amaq propaganda agency. More details soon…

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UPDATE: South-East govs ban IPOB’s activities, say Anambra election must hold

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Following the emergency meeting with the Nigerian army’s GOC, 82 Division, Enugu, Major General, Abubakar Adamu, the South-East governors have, Friday evening,  proscribed the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the region. The governors also appealed with President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the military personnel on Operation Python Dance II in the region so that the police ...

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Breaking: Nigerian Army declares IPOB a terrorist organisation

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The Defence Headquarters has branded the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a “militant terrorist organisation’’ and urged parents to dissuade their wards from joining the group. In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Director, Defence Information (DDI), therefore, restated the commitment of the Armed Forces to confront “all security challenges facing the country.’’ Enenche also ...

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Buhari’s second coming, like the dark days of the military – Fayose

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Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has decried the maltreatment and killing of people of the Southeast Nigerian who are agitating for the state of Biafra, saying that he has forewarned that President Mohammadu Buhari’s second coming would be like the dark days of the military government in 1984 when the nation quaked under heavy militarization. He said: “I have ...

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Passengers injured in London Underground train explosion.

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Passengers were seen “badly burned” following a possible explosion on a London Underground train, eyewitnesses said on Friday, as emergency services said they were responding to an “incident”. Witnesses reported seeing passengers who had suffered facial burns and had hair coming off, with at least two women seen being treated by medics amid scenes of panic during rush hour. “Explosion ...

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Arsenal set to probe fan chaos during Europa clash

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Arsenal said Friday they were investigating how vast numbers of away fans gained access to the home sections of Emirates Stadium for their clash with Cologne, sparking ugly scenes that marred the Europa League clash. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he had been preparing for a postponement at the north London ground, describing the decision to play the game as a ...

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Python Dance commences today, no withdrawal of troops – Army

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The Nigerian Army has clarified that the soldiers to be withdrawn from the streets of Aba and Umuahia, Abia State, are not troops meant for Operation Python Dance, also known as Egwu Eke. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Sani Usman, in a release late on Thursday, said the military operation, Egwu Eke, would therefore commence from today (Friday) ...

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FG threatens to invoke ‘no work, no pay’ law, as negotiation with SSANU, NASU, NAAT inconclusive

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THE meeting between the Federal Government Negotiation Team and striking non teaching staff in the universities was inconclusive last night but with some agreements reached between the two parties. Though the Federal Government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige had agreed to the 12 points demand of the three non academic staff unions of ...

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Who becomes Ekiti gov after Fayose?

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Ekiti State, since the middle of this year, governance has taken a back seat and every action and policy of Governor Ayodele Fayose has been geared towards 2018 governorship election in the state, calculation and agenda on anointing a successor was pushed to the front burner. Dummy: Like a seasoned and experienced battle hardened political general, Fayose sold a dummy ...

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Does a senator get N3bn yearly, SERAP asks Saraki

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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged the Senate President Dr Bukola Sakari to “urgently explain to Nigerians if it is true that a Nigerian Senator gets N29 million in monthly pay, and over N3 billion a year.” Professor Itse Sagay, Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, PACAC, had last week alleged that a Nigerian Senator gets N29 million ...

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Era of depending on FG for finance over —Sanusi

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The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, yesterday, in Kano declared that the era of financial dependency on the Federal Government by states was over. The emir, who made the submission when he received a team of Lagos/Kano Economic Summit in his palace, noted that a working strategy should be evolved by states to lift them out of economic ...

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UPDATE: NECO releases result, 70.85% candidates pass English, Mathematics

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The National Examinations Council has released the June/July 2017 Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination results. Announcing the release of the results in Minna, Niger State, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, said that out of the 1,051,472 candidates who sat for the examination, only 70.85 per cent of the candidates got five credits and above, including in English ...

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Fire kills 23 pupils, teachers in Malaysia

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Tragedy hit Malaysia on Thursday when some 23 people reportedly died as a religious school was razed. “Pupils and teachers inside the Islamic study centre in downtown Kuala Lumpur screamed for help as neighbours looked on helplessly,” an online source said. It added that many of the bodies of the victims were found piled on top of one another, indicating ...

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I once went on a blind date with Donald Trump when she was 18 – Candice Bergen

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Actress Candice Bergen has just shared a story about the time she went on a blind date with U.S. President, Donald Trump. In an interview with Harry Connick Jr. , she recalled a fateful evening with Donald Trump many years ago saying she was 18 at the time of her date. According to her, ‘he was a nice-looking guy, I mean, he ...

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