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Pockets Of Violence Is Not Enough To Discredit Kogi Election, Says Yahaya Bello

   The re-elected Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello on Tuesday reacted to his victory at the just-concluded election which he described as free and fair. Bello who spoke during an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily accepted that there was violence during the election but added that this is not enough … Continue reading Pockets Of Violence Is Not Enough To Discredit Kogi Election, Says Yahaya Bello

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Protesters Hit Lebanon Assembly, Lawmakers Postpone Session

Lebanon’s parliament, besieged by protesters, said on Tuesday it had indefinitely postponed a session that had been due to discuss controversial draft laws. “The session has been postponed to a date to be determined later,” said parliament official Adnane Daher, reading a statement in front of television cameras, citing “exceptional conditions, in particular security conditions”.

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Protesters Hit Lebanon Assembly, Lawmakers Postpone Session

Lebanon’s parliament, besieged by protesters, said on Tuesday it had indefinitely postponed a session that had been due to discuss controversial draft laws. “The session has been postponed to a date to be determined later,” said parliament official Adnane Daher, reading a statement in front of television cameras, citing “exceptional conditions, in particular security conditions”.

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Chile’s President Condemns Police Violence After Four Weeks Of Unrest

  President Sebastian Pinera condemned for the first time what he called abuses committed by police in dealing with four weeks of violent unrest that have rocked Chile. “There was excessive use of force. Abuses and crimes were committed, and the rights of all were not respected,” the president said in a speech to the … Continue reading Chile’s President Condemns Police Violence After Four Weeks Of Unrest

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Insurgents Flee, Abandon Gun Trucks After Failed Ambush

    The Nigerian Army says it has recorded another success in the ongoing onslaught against Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State, north-east Nigeria. A statement from the Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, on Tuesday disclosed that the feat was made by troops of 153 Task Force Battalion deployed at New Marte. Colonel … Continue reading Insurgents Flee, Abandon Gun Trucks After Failed Ambush

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24 Soldiers, 17 Insurgents Killed In Clashes In Eastern Mali

    Twenty-four Malian soldiers and 17 jihadists fighters were killed in clashes in the east of the country, the army said, as security in the West African nation deteriorates further. Mali and Niger forces were carrying out a joint operation when a patrol was attacked Monday by “terrorists” near the northeastern town of Tabankort, the … Continue reading 24 Soldiers, 17 Insurgents Killed In Clashes In Eastern Mali

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Federal Poly Lecturers In Niger Embark On Strike

    Lecturers at the Federal Polytechnic Bida on Monday embark on an indefinite strike over allegations of lingering salary shortfall, non-payment of allowances, and secret recruitment of over 141 new staff, among others. This was made known in an open letter addressed to the Accountant General of the Federation signed by Chairman of the … Continue reading Federal Poly Lecturers In Niger Embark On Strike

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15 Killed In North China Mine Blast

  A coal mine explosion killed 15 people in north China’s Shanxi province, state media reported Tuesday. Nine other people were injured by the gas explosion on Monday afternoon, which took place in a mine owned by Shanxi Pingyao Fengyan Coal & Coke Group Co, according to official news agency Xinhua. Xinhua reported that 35 … Continue reading 15 Killed In North China Mine Blast

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Lecturers’ Abduction: Kaduna Poly Rector Seeks Joint Action Against Kidnappers

    The Rector of Kaduna Polytechnic, Professor Idris Bugaje, has called for a joint action to tackle the rate of kidnapping in the state. Professor Bugaje made the call in a statement by his special adviser on media, Bala Aliyu, following the abduction and subsequent release of two lecturers in the state. The two … Continue reading Lecturers’ Abduction: Kaduna Poly Rector Seeks Joint Action Against Kidnappers

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N25m Fraud: Court Jails Two Ex-Bankers After 10 Years Trial

  Justice Adama Iyami- Lamikanra of the Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted and sentenced a former manager of Diamond Bank Plc (now Access Bank), Chinyere Oti, and a former account officer of the same bank, Odigboh Okechukwu, to two years imprisonment. The duo were jailed on Monday for defrauding the … Continue reading N25m Fraud: Court Jails Two Ex-Bankers After 10 Years Trial

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