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Buhari receives Boko Haram flag, silent on Shekau

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabo has handed over the flag of Boko Haram that was recovered from Sambisa forest “camp zero” to President Muhammadu Buhari. The handing over took place on Friday at exactly …

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New Abia Speaker resigns less than 24 hours after election

The ninth  Speaker of  Abia House of Assembly, Chief Kennedy Njoku, has resigned his appointment, less than 24 hours after he was elected. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Njoku was elected at about 4.10 p.m.  on Thursday …

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No plastic, only contaminated rice in Nigeria – NAFDAC

By Jessica Onyegbula Abuja, Dec. 29, 2016 (NAN) The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday said laboratory result of the suspected fake rice showed that the product was not plastic but rice contaminated with …

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Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder

Serena Williams has used the social media platform Reddit to announce that she is engaged to its co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. The tennis star made the announcement in the form of a poem. She said he took her to Rome, where …

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Accident claims 3 lives, 4 injured on Ijebu-Ode/Ore Highway

Abeokuta, Dec. 29, 2016 (NAN) Three persons were confirmed dead on Thursday in an accident involving a white Toyota truck and Mazda Bus at Fari area on Ijebu-Ode /Ore Expressway in Ogun. Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road …

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Court sends two Edo APC Chieftains to prison

  Benin, Dec 30, 2016 (NAN) An Oredo Magistrates’court in Benin on Thursday ordered the remand in prison custody of two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, Osakpamwan Eriyo and Sunday Osagbona, for alleged attempted murder. Chief Magistrate Mrs M. …

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Accident claims 187 in December-FRSC

Abuja,Dec.28,2016(NAN) The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Wednesday said it had recorded 187 deaths in 289 crashes during the last Christmas celebrations . Mr Bisi Kazeem, Head Media Relations and Strategy of the commission, disclosed this to newsmen in …

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Don’t Make This Common Investing Mistake

As another year draws to an end, it’s time to reflect upon the past and look toward the future. Many investors spend their time fixating solely on the recent past to inform their view about what’s yet to come. While …

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African-American Billionaire Robert Smith offers scholarship to Chibok girls

American billionaire Robert Smith has offered to sponsor the education of 24 girls from the Chibok community, including the 21 girls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity in October this year. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and …

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Fire kills 3 siblings locked in a room by their mother

Tragedy struck the Ikotun area of Lagos on Tuesday as a mid afternoon fire at Ikuna street area of Ikotun consumed three children of the same parents. The children below the ages of 10 were allegedly locked up inside a …

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