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  • Pope in Egypt, calls for end to religious violence

    Pope urges religious leaders to unite against “barbarity” Leaders of all faiths should unite in renouncing religious extremism and counter the “barbarity of those who foment hatred and violence,” Pope Francis said on Friday at the start of a two-day visit to Cairo, Egypt. “Let us say once more a firm and clear ‘No!’ to…

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  • Former Shanghai Vice Mayor gets 17 years prison sentence for graft

    A Zhangzhou Intermediate People’s Court on Friday sentenced former Vice Mayor of Shanghai Ai Baojun to 17 years in prison for bribery and embezzlement of public funds. The court in Fujian said personal assets worth 841,421 dollars which was held by has been re confiscated. The court ruled that his illicit gains through bribe-taking shall…

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  • Trump blames Democrats for stalled budget as deadline beckons

    U.S President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a potential government shutdown, just two days shy of a deadline for Congress to reach a spending deal to avert temporary layoffs of federal workers. “We’ll see what happens. If there’s a shutdown, there’s a shutdown,” Trump told Reuters in an interview, adding that Democrats would be…

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  • Adamawa Speaker attacks police orderly over unpaid allowance

    From: BillyGraham Abel-Yola Speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Kabiru Mijinyawa attacks a police Sergeant attached to him (Speaker) over issues connected to the payment of duty and food allowances. The police officer, is said to have approached the Speaker to complain over nonpayment of the said allowances but was greeted with blows…

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  • Monday is public holiday

    Monday, May 1, has been declared public holiday by Nigerian government to enable workers celebrate 2017 Workers’ Day and hold rallies. Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau (rtd), announced the declaration of the public holiday, on Friday. He congratulated Nigerian workers for their resilience, hard work and commitment to the present administration despite current challenges….

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  • DG NYSC inspects ongoing skills acquisition centre in Gombe

    From: Ali Abare, Gombe Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will, henceforth, be empowered through skills acquisition for self-employment after the service year, Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen Suleiman Kazaure, has said. Kazaure stated this while on an inspection visit to ongoing construction of NYSC Integrated Skills Acquisition and Vocational…

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  • Tanzania leader sacks 9,932 civil servants over fake qualifications

    President John Magufuli of Tanzania on Friday fired 9,932 civil servants over forged educational qualifications. Magufuli made the announcement on state television after an investigative task force found that 9,932 government workers presented fake qualifications when they were employed. The president said the dismissed civil servants would have to defend themselves in court. “They are…

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  • Osinbajo’s panel resumes sitting

    From: Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja In order to meet next week’s deadline as mandated by President Muhammadu Buhari, ‎the Presidential Investigative Panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday resumed sitting at the State House, Abuja. The panel, mandated to probe the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal and…

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  • Pope Francis goes to Egypt

    Pope Francis will Friday leave the Vatican for  Cairo, Egypt at the invitation of  both President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar University, the most important institution of learning in the world of Sunni Islam. The Egyptian President  visited the Vatican in November, 2014, while Tayeb visited last year May….

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  • Sand Super Eagles lose Beach Soccer World Cup opener to Italy

    Nigeria’s Sand Super Eagles on Friday lost 6-12 to Italy in their opening Group B game of the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Nassau, Bahamas. Enterprising Abu Azeez scored a hat trick, Godspower Igudia, Emeka Ogbonna and Victor Tale were also scorers on the day but Italy’s Gabriele Gori stole the show after…

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