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Gunmen kidnap Ondo lecturer

Peter Dada, Akure A lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Science at the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Ondo State, Prof. Gideon Okedayo, has been reportedly kidnapped by some unknown gunmen. It was gathered that the incident happened around 6.30pm when the victim was travelling to Igara in Kogi State on Thursday.
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Seven die of Yellow fever in Bauchi

Friday Olokor, Abuja The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, a parastatal of the Ministry of Health on Friday confirmed the death of seven persons, in an outbreak of yellow fever in Bauchi State, with four victims on treatment. Among those who died were students of Waka College of Education in Biu Local Government Area, Borno State.
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Frank Predicts APC’s Victory in Bayelsa Guber Poll

By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has predicted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would lose the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa State. Frank, in a statement issued on Friday, said that the APC’s candidate is better placed to win the election The post Frank Predicts APC’s Victory in ...
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US states announce antitrust probe of Facebook

A coalition of US state officials announced Friday they had launched an antitrust investigation of Facebook to determine if the social media giant “has stifled competition and put users at risk.” New York State Attorney General Letitia James released a statement announcing the action on behalf seven other states and the District of Columbia, in
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Fayemi, Sanusi, explain what they were doing in South Africa in the heat of xenophobic attack

Nigerian political leaders who visited South Africa at a time the federal government and celebrities were boycotting the country, say they can explain.
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African leaders ‘sacked from office’ since 2010

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, whose death was announced on Friday, was on a long list of African leaders forced from power since 2010. – 2010 – – NIGER: On February 18, President Mamadou Tandja was overthrown in a military coup after changing the constitution to remain in power beyond two terms. He had been voted
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Boy, 16, drowns in Kano

A 16-year-old boy, Shahid Lawal, has drowned while bathing in a pond at Bacharawa Ramin Kasa, Fagge Local Government Area in Kano State. This information was contained in a statement signed on Friday in Kano by the Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Mr Saidu Mohammed. Mohammed said that the incident happened on
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African Development Bank appoints Chinelo Anohu as head, senior director of Africa Investment Forum

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, has announced the appointment of Mrs Chinelo Anohu, as the head and senior director of the Africa Investment Forum (AIF).
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PUNCH Abuja bureau chief’s car stolen outside bank premises

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Car thieves have made away with a Toyota Camry with registration number Lagos LSR 355 AR, belonging to The PUNCH Abuja bureau chief, Olalekan Adetayo. The silver car was stolen from First Bank premises in Central District Business, Abuja, on Thursday. Items taken away along with the vehicle include an iPad, hair clippers,
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