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  • Chamberlain Squash Open : Quarter finalists emerge

    Eight finalists comprising four men and four women emerged Wednesday at the ongoing Chamberlain Squash Open (CSO) taking place at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja, Lagos. This was as the tournament number two seed, Mark Broekman, a Briton, narrowly crashed out after he suffered an initial loss to his Nigerian opponent Abel Shedrack. The Briton,…

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    FG releases 2017/2018 admission list into unity schools

    The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has approved the release of the admission list of successful candidates into the Federal Unity Colleges (FUCs) for the 2017/2018 academic year. A statement by the Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday quoted the minster as saying that admission list into JSSI was on notice boards in the…

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  • Killing of my aide will not distract me-Ortom

    From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that he would not be distracted by the killing of his Principal Special Assistant on Knowledge Economy and Investment, Dr Tavershima Adyorough vowing that his killers must be apprehended and prosecuted no matter how long it takes. This is even as a non-governmental organisation,…

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    Oil rises to $53 pb on 8th weekly U.S. crude stock draw-down

    Oil prices rose on Wednesday after U.S. crude inventories declined for the eighth straight week and a storm approached the Gulf Coast with the potential to disrupt oil and refined products output. Brent crude futures climbed 58 cents to 52.45 dollars a barrel by 12:12 p.m. while United States West Texas Intermediate crude futures were…

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  • Ambode’s wife tasks women lawyers on gender equality, child rights

    Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode has urged lawyers to evolve new ways of making more progress on gender equality, women development and child welfare, saying that no society can achieve rapid development when children and women are relegated to the background. Speaking at the African Women Lawyers Association’s parley, held at Victoria…

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  • Ogun: Two die, 15 injured in multiple auto crash after staging protest

    Two persons reportedly died while 15 others were injured in multiple accidents involving three vehicles. The accident involved a truck carrying granite with number plate 44F95FG, Almera car with number plate TTD 884 AA, and a commercial bus with number plate FST 435 XD. The accident occurred at Ayedere-Obada Oko axis in Ewekoro Local Government…

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  • France, Spain to strengthen anti-terror cooperation

    France and Spain on Wednesday vowed to step up their cooperation in the fight against terrorism at a meeting held between the interior ministers of the two countries, at a news conference. French interior minister Gerard Collomb and his Spanish counterpart Juan Zoido announced that they had signed an agreement to jointly train 120 French…

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  • 72-year-old woman raped by herdsmen in Ondo

      A 72-year-old woman (name withheld) was allegedly raped by some suspected Fulani herdsmen on her farmland in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. Similarly, another woman (name withheld) was also allegedly raped by the same set of herdsmen in the council area. Speaking on her experience in the hands of the alleged…

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  • Dozens missing as boat carrying 70 people sinks in Brazil

    Authorities in northern Brazil say a boat carrying 70 has sunk on a major river, with at least seven dead and dozens missing. The public security office of the state of Para said Wednesday that 25 people made it to the shore and seven bodies were recovered. The rest are missing. Authorities say the boat…

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  • Maiduguri bombing wounds 4 cops

      *’bomber attempted to grab rescue worker’ From TIMOTHY OLANREWAJU, Maiduguri Four policemen have been injured in a suicide bomb attack at a suburb of Maiduguri, Borno’s capital. Two suicide bombers infiltrated Muna Garage area, outskirts of the city centre on Wednesday afternoon, residents of the area said. Chairman Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA),…

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