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Four killed in northeast Nigeria suicide attacks

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Four killed in northeast Nigeria suicide attacks

- Four people were killed in suicide bomb attacks at a camp for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict in northeast Nigeria, the emergency services said on Monday. Abdulkadir Ibrahim, from the National Emergency Management Agency, said the blasts happened at about 11:20 pm (2220 GMT) on Sunday, just outside the Borno state capital of Maiduguri. "Two suicide bombers (a male and a female) detonated their improvised explosive devices at Dalori 1 IDP (internally displaced persons) camp, leading to the death of three IDPs, while 17 others were injured," he said in a statement
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Anambra ADP to train 10 women at NIHORT

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Anambra ADP to train 10 women at NIHORT

- The Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) of Anambra says 10 women have been selected to undergo advanced training in different economic ventures at Nigeria Institute for Horticulture Research Training (NIHORT), Ibadan. Mrs Patricia Uba, the Coordinator of Department of Women in Agriculture in the ADP, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Monday that the 10 women were selected from different cooperative societies
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Kidnapped Lagos school kids back soon, says Osinbajo

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Kidnapped Lagos school kids back soon, says Osinbajo

- Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday assured parents and guardians of the kidnapped Lagos school kids of their safe return. He told reporters on the sideline of 60th birthday thanksgiving service of Pastor Salami Ololade in Lagos that the Federal Government was collaborating with the state’s authorities to ensure their safe return. On May 25, six boys of Model College, Igbonla, Epe, were abducted by gunmen
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Boko Haram suspects arrested after gunfight: Nigeria police

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Boko Haram suspects arrested after gunfight: Nigeria police

- Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Police in the northern Nigerian city of Kano said they arrested five suspected Boko Haram militants after a gunfight Sunday, marking a flare-up of jihadist violence in the city. The suspects were taken into custody on the outskirts of the city as they were about to launch attacks on markets and "places of worship", Kano state police chief Rabiu Yusuf told reporters
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FIRS hammers firms over N2b tax default

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FIRS hammers firms over N2b tax default

- The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) at the weekend continued its crackdown on tax-defaulting companies in Abuja, The Nation was reliably informed. The Nation gathered that the FIRS enforcement team, led by Zubairu Usman, sealed the offices of Dayak Nigeria Limited located at Idu Industrial Layout in Area One part of the city. The company has a Value Added Tax liability of N41,535,829
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Attack On Islam and Muslims and the Proper Way to Tame It -By Imam Murtadha Gusau

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Attack On Islam and Muslims and the Proper Way to Tame It -By Imam Murtadha Gusau

- In the name of Allah, the Beneficent and the Bestower Mercy. Alhamdulillah. Indeed, all praise is due to Allah. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil within ourselves and from our wrongdoings. He whom Allah guides, no one can misguide; and he whom He misguides, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no (true) god except Allah – alone without a partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad (Pbuh) is His ‘abd (Servant) and Messenger
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TSA: No hidden funds in Keystone Bank – Management

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TSA: No hidden funds in Keystone Bank – Management

- Keystone Bank Limited has denied concealing funds meant to be transferred into the Federal Government’s Treasury Single Account. The Federal High Court in Lagos had on Thursday ordered seven commercial banks to temporarily remit a total of $793.2m allegedly hidden by them in contravention of the Federal Government’s TSA policy. But Keystone Bank, in a statement on Friday said, “In response to the news making the rounds that the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had made an order directing Keystone Bank Limited to remit the sum of $17m allegedly illegally kept in its custody to the TSA, we wish to state that Keystone Bank has never illegally hidden any amount of money belonging to the Federal Government or any of its agencies
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Nigerian refugee camp hit by air strike was not marked on maps - military

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Nigerian refugee camp hit by air strike was not marked on maps - military

- Nigeria's air force accidentally attacked a refugee camp in January because the site was not marked in its maps, the military said on Friday. Up to 170 people died in the strike in the northeastern town of Rann, aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said at the time. An investigation found that the air force saw people massing in the area on satellite footage, assumed they were Boko Haram Islamist militants and launched the assault, the military said in a statement
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Zamfara awards contract for school renovation

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Zamfara awards contract for school renovation

- The Zamfara Government on Friday awarded contracts for the renovation of two secondary schools at a cost of N591 million. The schools are Government Girls Day Secondary School, Bungudu, and Government Day Secondary School Danbaza. Presenting the contract notification letters to 24 indigenous contractors on Friday in Gusau, Acting Gov. Ibrahim Wakkala said that the contracts included total renovation, construction of new classrooms and staff quarters, and supply of furniture and learning materials
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Nigerian refugee camp hit by air strike was not marked on maps - military

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Nigerian refugee camp hit by air strike was not marked on maps - military

- ABUJA: Nigeria's air force accidentally attacked a refugee camp in January because the site was not marked in its maps, the military said on Friday. Up to 170 people died in the strike in the northeastern town of Rann, aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said at the time. An investigation found that the air force saw people massing in the area on satellite footage, assumed they were Boko Haram Islamist militants and launched the assault, the military said in a statement
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Ouverture d’une enquête mêlant football et immigration clandestine en Italie

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Ouverture d’une enquête mêlant football et immigration clandestine en Italie

- La justice italienne a ouvert une enquête sur une affaire mêlant football et immigration clandestine dont le point de départ serait le club de 3e division de Prato (centre), mais pourrait aussi concerner des équipes de l’élite. La police de Prato a placé jeudi matin quatre personnes en détention préventive, dont deux dirigeants du club de Prato calcio, et procédé à plusieurs perquisitions au sein de plusieurs sociétés
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Who Is Afraid Of Retired Christian Military Generals: A Rejoinder -By Bishop Funmi Adesanya-Davies

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Who Is Afraid Of Retired Christian Military Generals: A Rejoinder -By Bishop Funmi Adesanya-Davies

- There is no need trading words, so lend me some of your words Mr. cleric, as I am disappointed and utterly perplexed that Professor Ishaq Akintola, a supposed academic could intelligently make such negative remarks to negate the red alert by the retired military generals and Christian elders under the aegis of the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF), who opined in Abuja last week that Nigeria was being islamised
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Danbatta tasks academia on solutions to challenges in ICT

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Danbatta tasks academia on solutions to challenges in ICT

- Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has charged the academia to research and come up with solutions to challenges plaguing the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Danbatta gave this charge on Thursday in a paper entitled: “The Place of Academia in the Telecoms Ecosystem’’ at the first Stakeholders Consultative Forum with Academia in Abuja. According to him, the academia should be able to go into research and find solution to issues such as channel congestion that had been hampering smooth communication by
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Kenya beat Benin in Davis Cup

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Kenya beat Benin in Davis Cup

- Kenya put up a spirited fight to secure a deserved 2-1 victory over Benin in the ongoing Davis Cup Africa Zone Group 3 Tennis Championship night at the Solaimaneyah Club in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday.
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Nigerian court orders seizure of former oil minister's Sh3.9b property

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Nigerian court orders seizure of former oil minister's Sh3.9b property

- A Nigerian court has ordered that a $37.5 million (Sh3.9 billion) property owned by former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke be seized, the state news agency said, as she faces charges of corruption and money laundering. The US Justice Department filed a civil complaint last Friday aimed at recovering about $144 million (Sh15 billion) in assets allegedly obtained through bribes to Alison-Madueke, petroleum minister from 2010 to 2015 under the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan
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Nigeria court orders forfeiture of ex-oil minister's luxury $37.5m property

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Nigeria court orders forfeiture of ex-oil minister's luxury $37.5m property

- A Nigerian court has ordered the temporary forfeiture a $37.5 million property belonging to the country's ex-oil minister, with prosecutors alleging it was bought with ill-gotten funds. Judge Chuka Obiozor, sitting at the Federal High Court in Lagos, on Wednesday ordered the forfeiture of Diezani Alison-Madueke's apartment complex on the city's ultra-chic Banana Island. Banana Island is a gated community which is home to business tycoons, top politicians and celebrities
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Farmers, union kick as fake fertilizer saturates Yobe markets

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Farmers, union kick as fake fertilizer saturates Yobe markets

- The Chairman Yobe State Association of Fertilizer Sellers Potiskum Branch Alhaji Ali Maitaki has decried the circulation and sales of fake fertilizers in the market. Equally, farmers in the state are also worried over the activities of the dubious traders saturating the market with the fake products in the state. Alhaji Maitaki while addressing journalists in his home town in Potiskum called on the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Komptu Idriss to with immediate effect sanction the unpatriotic elements by arresting and prosecuting them
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  • Portrait of a Nigerian Marriage in a Heartbreaking Debut Novel
    Portrait of a Nigerian Marriage in a Heartbreaking Debut Novel

    , nytimes.com

    The two narrators of Ayobami Adebayo’s stunning debut novel — a Nigerian woman named Yejide and her husband, Akin — remember the stories they heard when they were children, and they hope to pass on these stories to their own sons and daughters. They are folk tales featuring talking animals and magic potions, but while they often come with an old-fashioned moral (“He who has children owns the world”), Yejide devises her own versions, adding new bits and pieces as she goes along, turning them into allegories that speak to her own life and that of her country
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Politics & Government

  • Oscar Cooper’s Running Mate: ‘Competent, Principle Minded Youth’
    Oscar Cooper’s Running Mate: ‘Competent, Principle Minded Youth’

    , theliberiantimes.com

    Promises ‘a better Liberia,’ if elected Margibi County Senator Oscar Cooper over the weekend lifted the hands of Wonderr Koryenen Freeman as his running mate to contest the upcoming October elections as independent candidates. Mr. Freeman, a youthful Liberian accountant, auditor, financial crime investigator/anti-money laundering expert, international trade and investment lawyer, hails from Fishtown, Maryland County. Sen. Cooper, who is running as an independent candidate under the banner of the “Oscar Cooper Experience,” his own crafted political ideology, which he intends to transform into a movement
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Sports

  • Igali promises Olympic medals
    Igali promises Olympic medals

    , thenationonlineng.net

    Re-elected President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Hon Daniel Igali has urged all stakeholders to join hands with him in repositioning the sport in the country, even as he vows not to rest for the next four years until he produces a wrestling medal at the Olympics. Igali defeated 2nd Vice President of United World Wrestling (UWW) Africa, Chief Austin Edeze by 34 to 16 to retain his position in the 2017 National Sports Federations elections held in Abuja on Tuesday
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Business

  • Zamfara awards contract for school renovation
    Zamfara awards contract for school renovation

    , thenationonlineng.net

    The Zamfara Government on Friday awarded contracts for the renovation of two secondary schools at a cost of N591 million. The schools are Government Girls Day Secondary School, Bungudu, and Government Day Secondary School Danbaza. Presenting the contract notification letters to 24 indigenous contractors on Friday in Gusau, Acting Gov. Ibrahim Wakkala said that the contracts included total renovation, construction of new classrooms and staff quarters, and supply of furniture and learning materials
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Technology

  • US denies visa for school robotics team from The Gambia
    US denies visa for school robotics team from The Gambia

    , aljazeera.com

    Five teenage pupils from The Gambia who built a robot for a prestigious international competition in the United States will not be able to accompany their invention to the event after being denied a visa. The Gambian pupils become the second team of students to be refused entry to attend the FIRST Global robotics event in Washington, DC on July 16-18
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Health

  • Togo reports H5N1 bird flu in southern part of the country: OIE
    Togo reports H5N1 bird flu in southern part of the country: OIE

    , channelnewsasia.com

    PARIS: Togo reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu at a poultry farm in the southern part of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Togolese farm ministry. The virus was detected on farm of 35,000 laying hens, located in the Maritime Region, the ministry said in the statement
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Family & Parenting

  • Woman loses marriage for cooking pork for Muslim mother-in-law
    Woman loses marriage for cooking pork for Muslim mother-in-law

    , thenationonlineng.net

    An Idi-Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi, Ibadan, on Friday dissolved a 16-year-old marriage, following a petition that the woman’s offered pork as meal to her Muslim mother-in-law. A fashion designer, Mr Kolawole Adegoke, sought the divorce, accusing his wife, Adeyinka, of deliberately flouting his instructions. In his evidence on Friday, Kolawole said: “My lord, the major grudge I have against her is that she intentionally bought and cooked pork for my mother who is a Muslim
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Who Is Afraid Of Retired Christian Military Generals: A Rejoinder -By Bishop Funmi Adesanya-Davies
    Who Is Afraid Of Retired Christian Military Generals: A Rejoinder -By Bishop Funmi Adesanya-Davies

    , opinionnigeria.com

    There is no need trading words, so lend me some of your words Mr. cleric, as I am disappointed and utterly perplexed that Professor Ishaq Akintola, a supposed academic could intelligently make such negative remarks to negate the red alert by the retired military generals and Christian elders under the aegis of the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF), who opined in Abuja last week that Nigeria was being islamised
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Drones, DJs and Kardashian advisers at Dakar Fashion Week
    Drones, DJs and Kardashian advisers at Dakar Fashion Week

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — When it launched 15 years ago, Dakar Fashion Week had a handful of aspiring local designers and models gathering in often run-down hotels. Now dozens of designers from around the world present their creations to thumping DJ mixes as drone cameras hover above the runway shows that are broadcast live on national television. Among the guests last week was Jenke Ahmed Tailly, an Ivorian and Senegalese stylist who has worked as Beyonce's creative director and now advises Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
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Education

  • Zamfara awards contract for school renovation
    Zamfara awards contract for school renovation

    , thenationonlineng.net

    The Zamfara Government on Friday awarded contracts for the renovation of two secondary schools at a cost of N591 million. The schools are Government Girls Day Secondary School, Bungudu, and Government Day Secondary School Danbaza. Presenting the contract notification letters to 24 indigenous contractors on Friday in Gusau, Acting Gov. Ibrahim Wakkala said that the contracts included total renovation, construction of new classrooms and staff quarters, and supply of furniture and learning materials
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Farming

  • Togo reports H5N1 bird flu in southern part of the country: OIE
    Togo reports H5N1 bird flu in southern part of the country: OIE

    , channelnewsasia.com

    PARIS: Togo reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu at a poultry farm in the southern part of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Togolese farm ministry. The virus was detected on farm of 35,000 laying hens, located in the Maritime Region, the ministry said in the statement
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Law & Crime

  • 2 Escaped Boko Haram Victims Graduate From High School
    2 Escaped Boko Haram Victims Graduate From High School

    , huffingtonpost.com

    Two of the nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 are telling their story. Joy Bishara, 20, and Lydia Pogu, 19, are among the 57 girls who were able to escape from the terrorist group. The duo gave People a detailed account of horrors they faced when the gunmen invaded their school in Chibok, Nigeria, and the events that followed
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Books & Literature

  • Portrait of a Nigerian Marriage in a Heartbreaking Debut Novel
    Portrait of a Nigerian Marriage in a Heartbreaking Debut Novel

    , nytimes.com

    The two narrators of Ayobami Adebayo’s stunning debut novel — a Nigerian woman named Yejide and her husband, Akin — remember the stories they heard when they were children, and they hope to pass on these stories to their own sons and daughters. They are folk tales featuring talking animals and magic potions, but while they often come with an old-fashioned moral (“He who has children owns the world”), Yejide devises her own versions, adding new bits and pieces as she goes along, turning them into allegories that speak to her own life and that of her country
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Motoring

  • Слепили из того, что было: самые неожиданные способы ремонта дорог
    Слепили из того, что было: самые неожиданные способы ремонта дорог

    , zr.ru

    С декабря прошлого года в ОНФ оценивали состояние дорог, общались с чиновниками разных городов, выявляли глубину ям... ну и заодно собрали коллекцию самых необычных способов ремонта. И местные власти, и сами жители в ход пускают все, что есть под рукой: мебель, детали интерьера, постельные принадлежности и даже… отходы жизнедеятельности. В Новочебоксарске Чувашской Республики началось внедрение в дорожный ремонт биотехнологий. На ул
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Media & Information

  • World Bank Ends Website Development Training for Media Houses
    World Bank Ends Website Development Training for Media Houses

    , bushchicken.com

    MONROVIA, Montserrado – At least 30 media workers have received certificates after participating in a weeklong website development and management training organized by the World Bank office in Liberia. The participants are journalists and webmasters of several media institutions in Monrovia. They were certified during an official ceremony held on Wednesday. World Bank country manager in Liberia, Larisa Leshchenko, said the training was held after an assessment which identified capacity gaps for the media in the country
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Life & Style

  • Anambra ADP to train 10 women at NIHORT
    Anambra ADP to train 10 women at NIHORT

    , thenationonlineng.net

    The Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) of Anambra says 10 women have been selected to undergo advanced training in different economic ventures at Nigeria Institute for Horticulture Research Training (NIHORT), Ibadan. Mrs Patricia Uba, the Coordinator of Department of Women in Agriculture in the ADP, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Monday that the 10 women were selected from different cooperative societies
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Science & Nature

  • 6.4-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami warning
    6.4-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami warning

    , dnaindia.com

    USGS detected the tremor hit 110 kilometres south-east of Kokopo town. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea, officials said, but no Pacific-wide tsunami warning was issued. The tremor hit at a depth of 46 kilometres (28 miles) near the sparsely-populated New Ireland region, 110 kilometres southeast of the town Kokopo, the United States Geological Survey said. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center ruled out a widespread tsunami and Geoscience Australia estimated any damage would only be within a 49-kilometre radius
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