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PDP Wins Rivers Assembly Supplementary Elections

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the supplementary elections for four constituencies in the Rivers State House of Assembly. The party’s candidates were declared the winners and returned elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which conducted the elections on Saturday. They are Sokolo Solomon, Okpokiri Nwanaka, Dumle Maol, and Adonye Diri. … Continue reading PDP Wins Rivers Assembly Supplementary Elections

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Tiger Woods Tees Off As Dramatic Masters Final Round Begins

  Tiger Woods teed off in Sunday’s final round of the Masters chasing his 15th major title, trying to capture his fifth green jacket to end an 11-year major drought. The 43-year-old American superstar, back on form after 2017 spinal fusion surgery following years of nagging back pain, played alongside compatriot Tony Finau and Italy’s … Continue reading Tiger Woods Tees Off As Dramatic Masters Final Round Begins

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Police Arrest SARS Officers For Shooting Two Youths In Apapa

  The Lagos State Police Command has arrested five members of the special anti-robbery squad allegedly involved in the shooting of two youths in the Olodi Apapa area of the state. In a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, the officers are being detained on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, … Continue reading Police Arrest SARS Officers For Shooting Two Youths In Apapa

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Assange’s Father Calls On Australia To Bring Him Home

  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s father on Sunday called on Australia to bring his son home, saying he was shocked to see his son’s condition after his arrest in London last week. John Shipton — who was secretary of the Wikileaks Party when his son tried to run for a Senate seat in 2013 national … Continue reading Assange’s Father Calls On Australia To Bring Him Home

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Voting Begins In Finland’s ‘Anti-Austerity Election’

  Finns began voting in a general election Sunday where the centre-right government is expected to be overturned amid widespread opposition to its spending cuts, and the far-right is predicted to make large gains. As polling stations opened at 9:00 am (0600 GMT), Helsinki was typically quiet, and a trio of young women where the … Continue reading Voting Begins In Finland’s ‘Anti-Austerity Election’

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76 Killed In Iran Floods

  Floods in Iran have killed 76 people and caused more than $2.2 billion in damages in recent weeks, officials said Sunday, with warnings still in place for large swathes of the country. “With the death of five people in the Khuzestan province flood and another person in Ilam province the death toll has now … Continue reading 76 Killed In Iran Floods

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Three Killed In Aircraft Runway Accident Near Mount Everest

  A small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on Sunday, killing three people and injuring three, officials said. The accident happened at Lukla airport which is the main gateway to the Everest region and is reputed to be one of the most difficult in the … Continue reading Three Killed In Aircraft Runway Accident Near Mount Everest

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121 Killed, Nearly 600 Wounded In Libya Fighting – WHO

  Fighting in Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since commander Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organization said Sunday. WHO’s Libya account said on Twitter the organisation was sending medical supplies and more staff to Tripoli, while denouncing “repeated attacks on health … Continue reading 121 Killed, Nearly 600 Wounded In Libya Fighting – WHO

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Do Not Reignite Nigeria-Cameroon Frosty historical Issues, Shehu Sani Tells APC

    Senator Shehu Sani has cautioned the APC over its recent motion filed at the Presidential Election Tribunal in which the ruling party claimed that Atiku Abubakar is a Cameroonian.  The lawmaker noted in a tweet on Saturday that such a motion can reignite sour relationships between Nigeria and Cameroun. He said, “Be cautious in your … Continue reading Do Not Reignite Nigeria-Cameroon Frosty historical Issues, Shehu Sani Tells APC

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Five Africa Cup Of Nations Facts

    Five Africa Cup of Nations facts after the draw for 2019 tournament was made in Cairo Friday: — Egypt will be hosts for a record fifth time. They previously staged the Cup of Nations in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006, winning three of those four tournaments and finishing third in the other. — … Continue reading Five Africa Cup Of Nations Facts

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