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  • Bird Flu: Hong Kong suspends import of poultry products from France

    (Xinhua/NAN) Food safety authority of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Wednesday said it has suspended the importation of poultry products from Landes Department in southwestern France over an outbreak of bird flu. The HKSAR government’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said it has instructed the trade to suspend import of poultry meat…

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  • Olukere supporters protest in Ekiti, demand his release

    From: WOLE BALOGUN, Ado Ekiti Some residents of Ikere-Ekiti, on Wednesday, took to the streets on a peaceful demonstration, demanding the unconditional  release of the Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti,  Ganiyu Obasoyin, whom they claimed is a monarch of the town. The residents began the protest to demand the immediate release of their traditional ruler at Odo-Oja…

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  • 4 children die in Zamfara fire

    The Department of Fire Service in Zamfara State, on Wednesday, confirmed the death of four children in a fire outbreak that occurred at Awala Filin-Jirgi in Gusau metropolis in the state. Deputy Director Fire Prevention and Public Enlightenment, Mr. Abdullahi Jibo made the confirmation in an interview, in Gusau. Jibo said that the house affected…

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  • China to bankroll cost of 2 Nigerian satellites

    …FG targets to local, African market From: Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The China EXIM Bank and the China Great Wall have agreed to bankroll the cost of $550 million for the production of two satellites (NigComSat) for Nigeria. Minister of communication, Adebayo Shittu, made the disclosure while briefing the State House Correspondents after a closed door…

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  • Egypt: 10 jailed for up to 25 years for aiding illegal immigration

    (Xinhua/NAN) An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced 10 people to up to 25 years in prison for assisting illegal immigration through the country’s northern sea shores, the official MENA news agency reported. An Alexandria Criminal Court sentenced five of them to 25 years in prison, a female boat owner to three years and four sailors…

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  • Coup attempt ‘foiled’ in Equatorial Guinea

    The authorities in Equatorial Guinea say they thwarted an attempted coup in late December. At least 30 armed men were arrested recently in Cameroon, near the border with Equatorial Guinea. Security Minister Nicholas Obama Nchama said radical opposition parties had recruited mercenaries to overthrow the government of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has been in…

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  • Boko Haram: Why there is peace in Bauchi, by Buratai

    FROM: PAUL ORUDE, BAUCHI Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has  explained why Bauchi State  is peaceful amidst attacks by insurgents in other states in the north east, attributing it to the cooperation of residents and the collaboration of security agencies working in the state. Gen. Buratai disclosed this, on Wednesday, shortly  after…

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  • DPR seals 4 filling stations in Sokoto, Kebbi

    (NAN) The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Wednesday said it has sealed four filling stations in Sokoto and Kebbi States for violating operational rules. Alhaji Mohammed Makera, Zonal Operation Controller of DPR in Sokoto, made this known to newsmen. Makera said that the stations were engaged in selling petrol above the official price of…

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  • Appeal Court declares Okoronkwo IPMAN National president

    From: Adewale Sanyaolu An Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has declared Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo as the National President of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN). A statement issued after the National Executive Meeting (NEC), in Abuja, on Wednesday,by the National Secretary of IPMAN, Alhaji Danladi Passali, quoted him as that that the judgment…

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  • Ogoga-in-Council abrogates Olukere title over alleged murder

    ….As murdered victim’s brother says deceased not an armed robber From: WOLE BALOGUN, Ado-Ekiti The last has definitely not been heard of the ‘royal rumble’ in Ikere-Ekiti as the Ogoga-in-Council, a body of royal chiefs in the palace of Ogoga, Oba Adu Adejimi Alagbado, has proscribed the title of Olukere, which remanded Ganiu Obasoyin holds…

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