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Kenyans, Ethiopians dominate 2018 Lagos City Marathon

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Kenya-born Frenchman Abraham Kiprotich and Ethiopian Herpha Guta on Saturday led their compatriots to dominate the 2018 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon as they won the first three prizes in both men and women’s categories of the 42km race. Kenyan elite runners dominated the men’s race winning the first, second and third prizes while the Ethiopian runners ...

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More Africans are coming to Nigeria for surgeries – UCH

The death toll is expected to rise after at least 123 were initially reported be burnt alive and dozens of others injured after an oil tanker caught fire and exploded near Bahawalpur in Pakistan's Punjab province. Victims were said to be scooping fuel when oil tanker, which had overturned after skidding off a national highway in Ahmed Pur Sharqia exploded and burst into flames. The injured were moved to Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital and other health facilities in an incident where many vehicles and motorcycles were burnt.

The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Temitope Alonge, has said that the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State has fulfilled its mandate to train the best specialist doctors and health professionals in Nigeria. Alonge spoke on the various achievements of the teaching hospital during a walk organised as part of the activities to celebrate its 60th anniversary in Ibadan on Monday. ...

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Google fined $21m for ‘search bias’


Google has been fined more than $21 million in India for “search bias” and abuse of its dominant position, competition regulators said Thursday. The US internet giant was deemed to have favoured its own services when customers ran searches according to a report from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) six years after it began investigations into the company. “Google ...

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2.8 million children in North-East need educational support – UN


The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has said that an estimated 2.8 million school-age children affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States are in dire need of educational assistance. The agency, in a report titled 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Nigeria, made available to our correspondent on Thursday, noted that the sum ...

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Ronaldo hits a hat-trick against Real Sociedad.


Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick as Real Madrid warmed up for their Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain with a big 5-2 victory over Real Sociedad in La Liga on Saturday. Zinedine Zidane’s men have not scaled their usual heights this season and this was still not perfect, but they do look to be finding some form just in time ...

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