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Balotelli Happy To Be Home In Brescia

  Mario Balotelli said on Monday he had “thought of nothing else” after receiving an offer from Brescia, the club in the city where he grew up. “I chose Brescia because when their offer came in, I didn’t think about anything else,” the much-travelled striker said at his presentation press conference. “Here, I have everything I need, … Continue reading Balotelli Happy To Be Home In Brescia

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Those Who Attacked Ekweremadu Shall Be Tried Under German Law – Embassy

  The Nigerian Embassy in Germany has said that those who attacked former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu will be prosecuted under German law. In a statement on Monday, the embassy assured Nigerians that those who assaulted the lawmaker will be prosecuted in a bid to curb future attacks of this nature. “The Embassy of … Continue reading Those Who Attacked Ekweremadu Shall Be Tried Under German Law – Embassy

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Customs Seize Four Tons Of Marijuana Hidden Among Peppers

US Customs officers have seized nearly four tons of marijuana worth $2.3 million hidden in a consignment of jalapeno peppers. A sniffer dog alerted officers to a trailer with a shipment of peppers in San Diego on the border with Mexico on Thursday, Customs and Border Protection said. The CBP statement said “a 37-year-old male Mexican citizen … Continue reading Customs Seize Four Tons Of Marijuana Hidden Among Peppers

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Court Restrains ICPC From Seizing Yari’s Properties

  A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) from seizing or interfering with the assets and properties belonging to former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Yari. Ruling on an ex-parte motion for interim injunction argued … Continue reading Court Restrains ICPC From Seizing Yari’s Properties

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BREAKING: Ekweramadu Returns To Nigeria After Assault In Germany

Former Deputy Senate President and serving Senator Ike Ekweramadu have returned to Nigeria after he was attacked by some IPOB members in Germany. The Senator arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja today. Speaking to journalists at the airport, Senator Ekweremadu described his assault as the actions of a few misguided individuals and not … Continue reading BREAKING: Ekweramadu Returns To Nigeria After Assault In Germany

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Fifth Patient Dies After Romania Psychiatric Ward Attack

A fifth victim died on Monday from injuries sustained in an attack over the weekend by a patient in a Romanian psychiatric hospital, the country's health minister said.

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Russia Probes ‘Foreign Meddling’ After Protests

Russia’s parliament on Monday agreed to probe “foreign meddling” in the country’s affairs, following a wave of protests that Moscow has accused Western governments and media of backing.  A committee will investigate reports by foreign media as well as “embassies which distributed information” about the demonstrations, lower house speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said. Tens of thousands … Continue reading Russia Probes ‘Foreign Meddling’ After Protests

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Palestinian President Fires Advisers Amid Financial Crisis

  Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has fired all of his advisers, his office said Monday, amid a financial crisis in the occupied West Bank that has prompted deep salary cuts. Abbas’s office did not provide further details on the number of advisers or the costs involved, pointing only to a brief statement issued through official … Continue reading Palestinian President Fires Advisers Amid Financial Crisis

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Sri Lanka Army Chief’s Appointment Violates Human Rights – UN

  UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said Monday she is “deeply troubled” by Sri Lanka’s appointment of an accused war criminal as army chief, as global concern mounts over the nomination. Major General Shavendra Silva, 55, was elevated to the army’s second-highest position of chief of staff in January before his latest promotion by President … Continue reading Sri Lanka Army Chief’s Appointment Violates Human Rights – UN

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Sri Lanka Army Chief’s Appointment Violates Human Rights – UN

  UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said Monday she is “deeply troubled” by Sri Lanka’s appointment of an accused war criminal as army chief, as global concern mounts over the nomination. Major General Shavendra Silva, 55, was elevated to the army’s second-highest position of chief of staff in January before his latest promotion by President … Continue reading Sri Lanka Army Chief’s Appointment Violates Human Rights – UN

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