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  • Government denies allegations it is behind monkey pox outbreak

    The Federal Government has described as fake and sinister the report that the outbreak of Monkey Pox in some parts of the country resulted from the alleged free medical care by the government in the affected areas. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said…

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  • Breaking: After 27 years, Egypt qualifies for World Cup

    Egypt became the second African country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with a 2-1 win against Congo on Sunday in Alexandria. Mohamed Salah proved Egypt’s hero, scoring twice, including a last-gasp penalty, to send the Pharaohs to their first World Cup finals since 1990 in a dramatic clash on Sunday with…

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  • We lack powers to call IGP to order over irregularities in police-PSC

    From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Police Service Commission(PSC), says it does not have the constitutional powers to discipline or call the Inspector-General of Police(IGP), Ibrahim Idris to order for any wrongdoing. It says the country’s extant law was responsible for this development. The PSC, in a statement warned that unless the extant law was reviewed,…

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  • Catalan Independence: Huge Spain unity rally in Barcelona

    At least 350,000 people gathered in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, for a rally against independence from Spain. They waved Spanish and Catalan flags and carried banners saying “Together we are stronger” and “Catalonia is Spain”. It was the largest such rally in Catalonia amid speculation that Catalan leaders will declare independence from Spain next week….

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  • Customs seize 497,279 bags of rice in 2 years – CGC

    The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has seized 497,279 bags of imported rice between 2015 and August, 2017 with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N3.8 billion. The Comptroller-General of the service, retired Col. Hameed Ali, disclosed this in a document obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday. Ali said…

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  • Help inmates pay fines to decongest prisons, Controller urges

    Lagos State Controller of Prisons, Mr Tunde Ladipo, on Sunday called on well-meaning individuals and groups to assist inmates in paying fines imposed on them to decongest prisons. Ladipo made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. He said that a number of inmates were still in prison for…

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  • 7 die, 132 injured in petrol station explosion in Ghana

      At least seven people have died, with 132 still reported injured after the two explosions at a petrol station in Ghana’s capital, Accra, the Presidency confirmed on Sunday. A statement signed by the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, added that out of those injured, 64 persons had been discharged from the hospitals with 68 others…

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  • Recession: Buratai orders downward review of fees in command school

      From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Chief Of Army Staff(COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has ordered the immediate review of the school fees of all Army command primary and secondary schools in the country. This he said is to ease the financial problems  faced by the army personnel in the education of their children and wards….

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  • Falana calls for probe in $25bn NNPC scam

    From: Godwin Tsa, Abuja Logos lawyer and  human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has demanded a probe into the allegation in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Falana called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to thoroughly investigate the $25bn contract scam allegations made against the Group Managing…

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  • China punishes 1.3m officials for corruption

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anti-graft drive,which has targeted officials at all levels, has punished more than 1.3 million people in five years, the anti-corruption watchdog said Sunday. The anti-corruption campaign, which Jinping launched shortly after becoming the Communist Party’s leader in 2012, was meant to fell both high-level “tigers” within the party and “flies” in…

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