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Nobody should be afraid of any coup – Maj.-Gen. John Enenche

The Defence Headquarters on Wednesday dismissed rumours of a coup plot and urged Nigerians not to panic, as there was no such attempt.   The Director, Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, allayed the fear at a news conference attended by Spokesman of the army, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman and a representative of the Navy spokesman.   It would be recalled that ...

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Tax Evasion: 21 months in prison for Lionel Messi

A Supreme Court in Spain on Wednesday upheld the decision last year of a Barcelona court that sentenced Barcelona forward and Argentine International, Lionel Messi, and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, to prison. The footballer and his father who manages his finances were both convicted in 2016 for tax evasion.   Messi, a five-time world footballer of the year, and ...

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Ndi Igbo on the cross: Ifeanyi Ubah today, who’s next?

By Clem Aguiyi |We have reached the zenith of perfidy and you ask, how did we get to this low point? Are they for real to seek the death penalty for Dr Ifeanyi Ubah? Yeah! This is no joke the DSS wants death penalty and they said so in their court papers. They do not just want to kill his ...

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Philippines:  President Duterte declares 60 days martial law on Southern Island of Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law for 60 days on the island of Mindanao, after clashes between the army and militants linked to so-called Islamic State (IS). Filipino soldiers stand guard outside a government facility following the declaration of Martial Law. Soldiers are seen in Davao after the declaration of martial law in Mindanao [Image copyright: EPA] The ...

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We have obtained court orders to resume probe of Emir Sanusi, our evidence is intact – Kano anti-corruption agency

The clouds may not have fully cleared over the head of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sunusi II, as the state’s anti-corruption commission said Tuesday the evidence against the Emirate Council were “intact”. Multiple sources at the agency told newsmen that the agency had resumed the probe, a day after the House of Assembly suspended its investigation of the emir. ...

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Maiduguri: Three female suicide bombers blow themselves up in another attack

Three teenage girls, all armed with explosive devices worn around their bodies, on Tuesday evening detonated their explosives at the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, as security operatives tried to stop them from entering the city, police said. Multiple explosions reverberated across Maiduguri during the late evening rush hour forcing vehicles to screech to a halt as commuters ...

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Tedros Ghebreyesus elected first African Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)

An Ethiopian medical doctor, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has been elected the new Director-General of the World Health Organisation. Mr. Ghebreyesus, who was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia and will begin his five-year term on 1 July, was elected Tuesday as the first African to occupy the position. He had served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012-2016 and ...

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Plateau: 21 year-old murder suspect threatens to slash the throat of witnesses in court

Justice Rifkatu Sha of Jos High Court on Tuesday warned an accused person, Tasiu Mohammed, 21, against threatening witnesses testifying against him. The warning came when Mr. Mohammed was caught making gestures indicating that he would slash the throats of the witnesses, while they stood in the dock. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the police, witnesses and ...

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US First Lady tells Pope Francis she feeds her husband pizza during Trump’s visit to the Vatican

Pope Francis and First Lady Melania Trump joked about U.S. President Donald Trump’s culinary habits during a meeting at the Vatican, according to video footage. “What do you give him to eat,” Francis asked Melania in Spanish, via an interpreter, when he shook hands with her after the private audience with Trump. The First Lady replied, “pizza,” drawing laughter from ...

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Kogi: Governor Yahaya Bello violates INEC law in double voter registration

The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, is enmeshed in double voter’s registration scandal, after he was pictured in his office registering as a voter the second time, having already registered in Abuja. Mr. Bello was shown being registered by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. A group, Kogi For Change, in a statement signed by its chairman, ...

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