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  • Wizkid, Tekno, Davido make BET 2017 award list

    Ace Nigerian singers Wizkid, Tekno and Davido have been nominated for the ‘Best International Act Africa’ category of the 2017 edition of the prestigious Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards. According to the list of nominees released by the organisers on bet.com on Monday,four Nigerian singers, including Mr Eazi, and three South AfricanS and a Ghanaian…

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  • World number one Kerber gets injury boost ahead of French Open

    World number one Angelique Kerber on Monday expressed confidence the left hamstring injury she picked up at last week’s Madrid Open would not threaten her French Open hopes. The German two-time Grand Slam champion was forced to quit while trailing Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. But she arrived in Rome on Sunday ready to play in the…

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  • 440,000 candidates write JAMB exams in 2 days

    No fewer than 440,000 candidates have sat for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations within two days across the country. The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is’haq Oloyede made this known in Abuja on Monday during a tour of the examination centres in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Oloyede said that the…

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  • After Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, Zambia on high alert

    Health authorities in Zambia have intensified surveillance in areas bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following an outbreak of Ebola in that country, a senior government official said on Monday. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak with 11 cases reported so far in northeast DRC. Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya…

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  • More than 91,000 Afghans displaced by conflict in 2017: UN

    Ongoing conflict in Afghanistan has forced 91,022 people to leave their homes since the beginning of 2017, a United Nations report said on Monday . However, that number marks a 40 per cent decrease compared to the same period in 2016, during which 152,841 individuals were displaced, the report said. A UN officer said that…

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  • Pray for the President’s recovery: APC to Nigerians

    The Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr Abayomi Adesanya, on Monday urged Nigerians to pray for good health and quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari. Adesanya made the call while speaking with journalists in Lagos. This comes a day after the President’s trip to London on Sunday, May 7, for…

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  • Early warning signals key to taming conflicts in Southern Kaduna — NGO

    A Non Governmental Organization, Community Peace Action Network, has called on the people of southern Kaduna to be proactive and identify potential conflict situations in their communities. Mr Samson Auta, Coordinator of the organisation said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that early warning information would prevent conflicts and engender…

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  • Conference of Speakers expresses hope on release of remaining Chibok girls

    The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, on Monday, expressed hope that the remaining Chibok school girls would be released, following the release of 82 abducted school girls. The Administrative Secretary to the Chairman, Conference of Speakers, Mr. Busari  Sarafadeen, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. He said the release…

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  • Ikorodu: Ambode donates N55m to families of slain security officers

    From:  Moshood Adebayo Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Monday, assured that his administration would continue to support security officers and their families in the state. Governor Ambode spoke, while presenting cheques totaling N55 million to families of security officers who lost their lives in the recent Ishawo, Ikorodu crisis, during which  many police,…

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  • Alleged N40 bn fraud: Court adjourns Nyako’s trial

    The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday adjourned until May 17, the ongoing trial of former Adamawa governor, Murtala Nyako to enable the prosecution serve the defence some documents. The documents in question are payment vouchers , between 2008 to 2014, which the prosecution applied to tender in evidence through Mr Adamu Digil, the 10th…

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