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Thousands March For New Zealand Attack Victims

  More than 10,000 people marched silently on Thursday through the New Zealand city where the alleged shooter in last week’s massacre had lived, as the country paid its respects to the 50 victims of the tragedy. Marchers made their way through Dunedin to a rugby stadium where a total of about 15,000 people eventually gathered for a … Continue reading Thousands March For New Zealand Attack Victims

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Libya Stun U-23 Eagles In Olympic Games Qualifier

  Libya stunned Nigeria’s U-23 Eagles 2-0 Wednesday in the first leg of a 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games second round qualifier. Montenegro-based Zakaria Alharaish scored after six and 69 minutes in a match moved from Libya to Ben Guerdane in neighbouring Tunisia for security reasons. Nigeria, who are former gold medallists, suffered a major blow … Continue reading Libya Stun U-23 Eagles In Olympic Games Qualifier

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Imo Election: 47 Parties Vow To Challenge Ihedioha’s Victory

  Forty-seven political parties in Imo State say they will challenge the victory of Mr Emeka Ihedioha in the governorship election in the state. Some of the chairmen and governorship candidates of the parties disclosed this to reporters on Wednesday in Owerri, the state capital. They described the declaration of Mr Ihedioha who contested the … Continue reading Imo Election: 47 Parties Vow To Challenge Ihedioha’s Victory

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Lagos Govt Sets Up Five-Man Panel To Investigate Building Collapse

  The Lagos State Government has set up a five-man panel following the three-storey building collapse at Ita Faji area of Lagos Island. According to a tweet on Thursday, the panel is to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the incident which led to injury and death of some inhabitants of the building recently. … Continue reading Lagos Govt Sets Up Five-Man Panel To Investigate Building Collapse

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New Zealand Bans Assault Weapons After Christchurch Massacre

  New Zealand imposed a ban on assault weapons Thursday, moving swiftly following the Christchurch massacre and triggering renewed calls from leading American politicians for gun controls in the United States. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons were now banned with immediate effect, making good on a pledge to the country of the … Continue reading New Zealand Bans Assault Weapons After Christchurch Massacre

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Akwa Ibom Governor Signs N672bn Budget Into Law

  The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has signed the 2019 Appropriation Bill of N672.984 billion into law. Governor Emmanuel signed the budget on Wednesday during a brief ceremony held at the executive chamber of Government House in Uyo, the state capital. The signing followed the presentation of the approved bill by members of … Continue reading Akwa Ibom Governor Signs N672bn Budget Into Law

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May On Last-Gasp Mission To Save Brexit Plan

  British Prime Minister Theresa May is due back in Brussels on Thursday on a last-gasp mission to beg EU leaders for more time to deliver a Brexit deal twice rejected by her own parliament. With just eight days until the UK’s four-decade-old European adventure comes to an abrupt end, May’s frustrated European colleagues are losing faith in her … Continue reading May On Last-Gasp Mission To Save Brexit Plan

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Nasarawa Is Not Owing N70bn As Claimed, Says Al-Makura

  The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has refuted online debt reports which indicated that the state is owing N70 billion. Governor Al-Makura faulted the claims while speaking at the inauguration of the state transition committee on Wednesday at the Government House in Lafia, the state capital. “One issue I will like to talk about … Continue reading Nasarawa Is Not Owing N70bn As Claimed, Says Al-Makura

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Atiku Meets Southern And Middle Belt Elders Forum, Seeks Their Support At Tribunal

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has urged members of the southern and middle belt elders forum to support him as he seeks redress in court over the results of the presidential election.

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2030 World Cup: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay And Uruguay Relaunch Bid

  Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay relaunched their bid to host the 2030 World Cup following a meeting of their presidents in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. The four national presidents committed to creating a local organizing committee with a representative from each country to coordinate with CONMEBOL, South American football’s governing body. The first meeting … Continue reading 2030 World Cup: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay And Uruguay Relaunch Bid

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