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Primary school attempts to change its name to sever ties with slave trader

Jesus College at Cambridge University took down a bronze cockerel statue which had been looted during a British colonial expedition to Nigeria in the 19th century, after students asked ...
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PEN Canada Supports Repeal of Blasphemy Law

In 2013, a report by the International Humanist and Ethical Union found that blasphemy or apostasy is a capital offence in 13 countries including Afghanistan , Iran , Malaysia , Nigeria ...
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Nigeria records reduced pirates’ attacks in 2017

Pirate attacks in the coast of Nigeria, reduced significantly in the first half of 2017 following some measures adopted by the Federal Government, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali has said. Dan-Ali disclosed this in Rome, Wednesday at the conclusion of a two-day meeting of representatives of Government of G7++ Friends of Gulf of Guinea […]
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EU extends Russia economic sanctions

The European Union on Wednesday formally rolled over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, saying Moscow had failed to live up to its Ukraine ceasefire commitments. EU leaders endorsed the move last week, charging that Russia had not halted its support for pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine nor put pressure on them […]
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“I won’t quit fighting for you” – Rahma Indimi Shares Emotional Message on Daughter’s Birthday

Rahma Indimi on Wednesday shared a message on Instagram for her daughter’s birthday. The daughter is one of the two children who is in custody of their father, her ex husband Mohammed Babangida, and Rahma was unable to celebrate with her on her birthday. I can’t believe it is almost a year that I have […] The post “I won’t quit fighting for you” – Rahma Indimi ...
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New Web Series ‘CON$equences’ is Based on Reformed Internet 419ers | Watch Episode 1 on BN TV

CON$equences is a modern serialised drama that follows the lives of culturally diverse con artists; but unlike other similarly themed shows, this one is anchored by adult Yahoo Boys (think “Nigerian Prince” type email scams). Most people have either heard about or received solicitations from scammers like the Yahoo Boys, so as characters they are […] The post New Web Series ‘CON$equences ...
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Pope defrocks priest convicted of sexual abuse of minors

Pope Francis has defrocked an Italian priest found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors, reversing an earlier decision to reduce his punishment, the diocese at the heart of the scandal said Wednesday. Mauro Inzoli, 67, was defrocked in 2012 after he was first accused of paedophilia, but that decision was reversed in 2014, when […]
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Photo: Three Nigerian men, woman arrested in India for duping people through fake lottery

Officers of the Delhi Police’s Crime Branch have arrested three Nigerian nationals and a local woman for duping people to the tune of over one crore rupees in fake lottery schemes. The accused have been identified as Nigerian IT engineer, Suleiman Lawal (62) alias Benjamin, his Indian wife Bandana Chhetri alias Niki Anjali Gupta (43) Ugochukwu Usifo alias Brown Bruno (32), and Ichaba
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22-year-old lady survives 10 days in Sahara Desert, narrates ordeal

A 22-year-old Nigerian woman attempting to migrate to Europe via the Sahara Desert managed to survive for 10 days after her traffickers abandoned her to die. The International Organisation for Migration said the woman, with the nickname Adaora, was the only female among the survivors of a rescue mission on May 28. “She left Nigeria in […]
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Summer camp to train pupils in robotics, CPR

Participants of the 2017 Hudson Valley Adventures to New York, United States of America, will be provided with the experiential learning they need to become future agents. A statement from the organisers of the summer programme on Thursday said that leadership and STEM components have been incorporated into the curriculum for pupils between the ages […]
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BREAKING: 30 civilians dead in air raids on IS-held area of Syria

At least 30 civilians were killed in air strikes on an area of eastern Syria held by the Islamic State group on Wednesday, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was not immediately able to say whether the strikes in Deir Ezzor province were carried out by the US-led coalition, […]
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Kenya 1st in Africa to use generic of current AIDS drug

They say Nigeria and Uganda will introduce the drug later this year. Kenya's health ministry says it will give the drug initially to 27,000 people living with HIV who can't tolerate the ...
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Drama as Chief exhumes man’s body for failing to attend communal labour while alive (Photos)

Nana Twum Barima V, Chief of Assin Dansame in the Assin North District of the Central Region of Ghana left villagers shocked when he ordered for the body of one Koo Emmanuel, which had been buried in the early hours of Monday to be exhumed. According to Accra FM, the Chief’s order was as a result of a failure of the now deceased to attend communal labor when he was alive.    The
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Ezekiel Studies Two Offers From Turkey, Eager To Leave England

Ezekiel  Studies Two Offers From Turkey, Eager To Leave England   Al Arabi SC of Qatar forward, Imoh Ezekiel is studying two lucrative offers from unnamed Turkish teams has reliably gathered. Ezekiel hinted
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