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  • Gideon Samuel wins 8th Korean-Nigerian Drawing Competition

    Master Gideon Samuel of Government Junior Secondary School (JSS), Pasali in Abuja has emerged the overall winner of the 8th Korean-Nigerian Drawing Competition. Samuel, a Junior Secondary II student was awarded the Golden prize of a Samsung Notebook (laptop) at the Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) on Tuesday in Abuja. His painting titled “Passion Connected” was…

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  • Death toll in Niger massacre rises to 27

    Death toll in the attack at Epogi community in the Mokwa Local Government Area of Niger has risen to 27, according to the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA). The Director-General of the agency, Mr Ibrahim Inga, told reporters on Tuesday in Minna that 21 people were killed during the attack, while three bodies were…

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  • Macron to visit African French troops on Friday: source

    President Emmanuel Macron will visit French troops in Africa on Friday, a source close to the new leader said on Tuesday. Aides have said he is expected to go to Mali where about 1,000 soldiers are based as part of Paris’ West African counter-terrorism force. The source added that the new French government’s first cabinet…

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  • Hungary, Poland, Austria not met refugee relocation quota- says EU

    Hungary, Poland and Austria were singled out by the European Commission on Tuesday for not having met their legal obligations as part of the EU relocation scheme to redistribute thousands of refugees across the bloc. In September 2015, the EU introduced a mandatory quota to redistribute up to 120,000 refugees from Italy and Greece, a…

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  • Osinbajo seeks public-private partnership in Africa’s infrastructure financing

    Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday solicited private and public sector partnership to boost infrastructure financing in Africa. He made the appeal while opening the African Infrastructure Summit, organised by the African Finance Corporation (AFC) in collaboration with the Federal Government in Abuja. At the event, tagged “Infrastructure Revolution” to mark the 10th anniversary of…

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  • Ugandan military to investigate troops over alleged sexual abuses in CAR

    The Ugandan military on Tuesday said it would investigate reports that its troops withdrawing from a regional mission in Central African Republic (CAR) were involved in sexual exploitation and abuses. Brig. Richard Karemire, the military spokesman told newsmen that if the allegations were found to be true, the errant officers would be tried in a…

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  • Impeachment: Duterte dares lawmaker

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday dared a lawmaker who filed a failed impeachment bid against him, over alleged extrajudicial killings in his drug war, to now take his case to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Duterte was unfazed by the threat of Rep. Gary Alejano that he will bring the charges against the president…

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  • We are raising kids to replace old hands in tennis, FCT chair says

    Chairman FCT Tennis Association, Ifedayo Akindoju, on Tuesday, said that the association was raising kids at the grassroots level to replace old players. Akindoju said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) while reacting to the performance of Nigerian players at the just concluded Dayak Tennis Championship in Abuja. All six…

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  • Delay in workers’ pensions encourages corruption – Rep

    From: Laide Raheem, Abeokuta A member of the House of Representatives representing Remo Federal Constituency, Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu, has identified delay in the payment of pension of retirees as the main reason why most serving civil servants in Nigeria  engage in corrupt practices. Adebutu, who is the chairman, House Committee of Rural Development, stated this…

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