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Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Dies At 91

Egypt’s former long-time president Hosni Mubarak died on Tuesday at age 91 at Cairo’s Galaa military hospital, his brother-in-law General Mounir Thabet told AFP. Thabet, a former high-ranking military official, confirmed the family was still at the hospital and said the Egyptian presidential office would organise the funeral. Mubarak was in power from 1981 until he was overthrown … Continue reading Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Dies At 91

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China Sentences Swedish Bookseller To 10 Years In Prison

  China has sentenced Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad and claimed him as a citizen, prompting Stockholm to call for his release in a case that has rattled diplomatic relations. Gui, one of five Hong Kong-based booksellers known for publishing salacious titles about Chinese political … Continue reading China Sentences Swedish Bookseller To 10 Years In Prison

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Police Kill Five Crime Suspects, Arrest Five Others In Katsina

    The Katsina State Police Command has killed five suspected members of a notorious syndicate of Bandits, kidnappers, and armed robbers in Katsina State. Members of the group were said to be terrorising Malumfashi, Faskari, Dandume, Bakori, Kankara, and Sabuwa Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Katsina and neighbouring Kano and Zamfara States. The Commissioner … Continue reading Police Kill Five Crime Suspects, Arrest Five Others In Katsina

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Judgement Review: APC Asks ‘Jobless’ PDP Leaders To Engage In Rice Farming

  The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take up rice farming to get busy and productive. The statement which was signed by the APC spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, claimed that there is a lot “idleness at the Wadata House Secretariat of PDP.” APC said this in reaction … Continue reading Judgement Review: APC Asks ‘Jobless’ PDP Leaders To Engage In Rice Farming

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Iran’s Coronavirus Outbreak Death Toll Hits 15

    The novel coronavirus has claimed three more lives in Iran, state media reported, taking the country’s overall death toll from the outbreak to 15 — the highest outside China. Iran has been scrambling to contain COVID-19 since Wednesday when it announced its first two deaths in Qom, a centre for Islamic studies and … Continue reading Iran’s Coronavirus Outbreak Death Toll Hits 15

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World’s Oldest Man Dies In Japan At 112

  A Japanese man recently named the world’s oldest living male has died aged 112, a local official said Tuesday. Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907 in Niigata, north of Tokyo, died on Sunday at his nursing home in the same prefecture, the official said. The news came less than two weeks … Continue reading World’s Oldest Man Dies In Japan At 112

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Court Delivers Judgement In Olisa Metuh’s Money Laundering Case

    The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday delivered judgement in a suit instituted against a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Olisa Metuh. Justice Okon Abang presided over the suit filed against Metuh by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The trial judge had fixed Tuesday … Continue reading Court Delivers Judgement In Olisa Metuh’s Money Laundering Case

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Appeal Court Fixes April 1 To Hear Suit On Oyo LG Leadership Tussle

  The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan has fixed April 1 for the hearing of the appeal filed by the Oyo State government challenging a court order not to dissolve the 33 local government chairmen and 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) in the state. The adjournment followed withdrawal and striking out of three … Continue reading Appeal Court Fixes April 1 To Hear Suit On Oyo LG Leadership Tussle

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Tearful Michael Jordan Commemorates Kobe Bryant

  A tearful Michael Jordan on Monday commemorated his “little brother” Kobe Bryant at a star-filled memorial in Los Angeles for the basketball great and his daughter Gianna who died with seven others in a helicopter crash last month. “When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died, and as I look in this arena, across the globe, a piece of … Continue reading Tearful Michael Jordan Commemorates Kobe Bryant

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PEBEC, ICPC Collaborate To Prosecute Corrupt Public Officials

  The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has partnered with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate and prosecute public officials and civil servants accused of corrupt practices. This was disclosed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who presided over the meeting of PEBEC at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on … Continue reading PEBEC, ICPC Collaborate To Prosecute Corrupt Public Officials

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