26-Year-Old Hong Kong Olympic Swimmer Dies In Camp

  Record-breaking Hong Kong and Australia swimmer Kenneth To has died suddenly aged 26 after falling unwell at a Florida training camp, officials said on Tuesday. To won Commonwealth gold and world silver medals before switching from representing Australia to his native Hong Kong, for whom he held 16 records. The Hong Kong Sports Institute … Continue reading 26-Year-Old Hong Kong Olympic Swimmer Dies In Camp

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Myanmar Court Jails Rakhine Leader 20 Years For Treason

  A Myanmar court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent ethnic Rakhine leader to 20 years in jail for treason, a verdict likely to intensify anger amid fighting between the ethnic group and the army. Security forces tried to calm hundreds of supporters outside the court in Rakhine state capital Sittwe as Aye Maung was escorted … Continue reading Myanmar Court Jails Rakhine Leader 20 Years For Treason

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New Zealand Attack: Police Release Six Bodies To Families

  The bodies of six of the Christchurch massacre victims have been released to their families after an anguished-filled delay, New Zealand police said Tuesday, but they warned only a fraction of those killed had been fully identified. Police said that all 50 autopsies had been concluded but only “12 victims have been identified to … Continue reading New Zealand Attack: Police Release Six Bodies To Families

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Ogun Govt Inaugurates Committee For Speedy Justice Delivery

  A 32 man justice sector reforms team has been inaugurated by the Ogun state government to ensure speedy dispensation of justice and also to help decongest courts and prisons in the state. At a ceremony held at the state high court in Isabo, Abeokuta, the state capital, the Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu solicited … Continue reading Ogun Govt Inaugurates Committee For Speedy Justice Delivery

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Osun Govt Shuts Three Tertiary Institutions Over Violent Protest

  The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has ordered the closure of three tertiary institutions in the state following a protest which turned violent in Ilesa. The state government announced this in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Adeniyi Adesina. “Following the unwarranted destruction of public property by irate members … Continue reading Osun Govt Shuts Three Tertiary Institutions Over Violent Protest

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Al-Makura Asks Army To End Kidnapping Trend In Nasarawa

  Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has challenged the Nigerian Army to tackle the rising tide of kidnapping in the state. He made the call on Monday when he received men of the Operation Whirl Stroke led by its Commander, Major General Adeyemi Yekini, at his residence in Lafia, the state capital. “I have come … Continue reading Al-Makura Asks Army To End Kidnapping Trend In Nasarawa

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CBN Reviews Capitalisation Of Tier 2 Microfinance Banks

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reviewed the minimum capital base of Tier 2 Microfinance Banks (MFBs) across the country to N50m, informing them to recapitalise by April 2021. The apex bank, however, maintained the capital base of Tier 1 for State and National Microfinance Banks earlier issued on October 22, 2018. In … Continue reading CBN Reviews Capitalisation Of Tier 2 Microfinance Banks

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Only Candidates Who Undergo Biometric Verification Will Take UTME – JAMB

Ahead of the April 11, 2019, Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says only candidates who undergo the mandatory biometric verification will be allowed to sit for the exams.

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Landmines Kill Eight In Borno Community

    Eight people have been reportedly killed by landmines in Gwoza local government area of Borno State. Sources say the victims drove over the land mines around Warabe village barely fifteen kilometers away from Gwoza local government headquarters. The vehicle, part of a civilian convoy under military escort, veered off the road in an … Continue reading Landmines Kill Eight In Borno Community

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Lalong Confident Of Victory Ahead Of Plateau Supplementary Election

Ahead of the supplementary election in Plateau State, the governor, Simon Lalong, says he is confident of victory.

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