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We’ll soon extradite 18 high-profile looters – Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says “18 high-profile looters” outside the country will be extradited in the fight against corruption. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin, capital of Kwara state, on Tuesday, Magu said the fight against corruption has just started. The anti-graft czar, who did not disclose the identities of […]

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China’s coronavirus virus spreads to USA

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the first the country’s first case of coronavirus connected to the ongoing outbreak in Wuhan, China. The case was detected in Washington state, as China announced the sixth death from the raging virus. The bearer of the virus in the US was identified as a […]

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22 men richer than ‘all the women in Africa combined’ – Report

The world’s 22 richest men are wealthier than 325 million women in Africa, a report has shown Also, according to an Oxfam report published on Monday, women around the world, especially those living in poverty, do more than three-quarters of all unpaid work. Oxfam says ”it is a global movement of people, working together to end the injustice […]

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‘Tokunbo, Danfo, Okada, Mama Put’: 29 Nigerian Words Added To Oxford Dictionary’s updated version

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has introduced 29 Nigerian words and expressions in the January updates to its glossary. Although OED’s World English editor, Danica Salazar, announced this in a blog post last week, the news of the latest addition went viral recently. She said, “The majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian […]

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Five die as hot water pipe bursts in hotel

At least five people including a child died in the Russian city of Perm on Monday when a broken heating pipe flooded their hotel rooms with scalding water, investigators said. The accident happened in a small private hotel located in the basement of an apartment block in the industrial city in the Urals region, some […]

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Lesbian couple ‘overwhelmed with anger’ after wedding venue turns them away

A South African wedding venue is facing criticism after the Christian owners declined to host a lesbian couple’s wedding. Megan Watling, 25, and Sasha-Lee Heekes, 24, said they contacted the owners of Beloftebos, a popular event place in Cape Town, inquiring about potential dates for their wedding. However, they received an email response that the […]

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Ghana president entreats Buhari to open borders

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has appealed to his Nigerian counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari to open the country’s borders “because the Nigerian market is significant for certain categories of business people in Ghana”. Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement, said Akufo-Addo made this known on Monday when the […]

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Singer dies on stage

Americana singer and songwriter David Olney, whose music was recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Steve Young, Emmylou Harris and others, died of an apparent heart attack while performing on stage in Florida Saturday, according to a statement on his website. He was 71. Olney stopped in the middle of a song and paused, said “I’m sorry,” and […]

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New Chinese virus spreads to Beijing as China confirms 139 new cases over the weekend

China has reported 139 new cases of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus, including a third death, as the outbreak spreads beyond the city where the virus was first identified. Health authorities in Beijing confirmed two cases of the new coronavirus on Monday, while Guangdong authorities reported one case in Shenzhen — the first confirmation from authorities […]

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Nigerian Government Approves New Test Kit For HIV

In its effort to ensure that the spread of the HIV virus is drastically reduced, the Federal Government has approved the use of a new test kit – Omega Visitect CD4 rapid test kit, to detect and monitor HIV infection. The test kit, which also monitors a patient response to anti-retroviral therapy (ART), will be […]

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Prince Harry & Meghan: The terms of the new royal agreement

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer use the titles His and Her Royal Highness after announcing they would step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday. Prince Harry and Meghan are no longer working members of the royal family and will repay the Sovereign Grant funds they recently spent to renovate their […]

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Rihanna Reportedly Splits From Billionaire Boyfriend After 3 Years of Dating

Multiple outlets report that the 31-year-old singer has called it quits from her billionaire boyfriend, Hassan Jameel, after nearly three years of dating. On Friday, January 17, 2020, US Weekly magazine reported the split between the singer and the Saudi businessman, who are both 31. No reason has been given on why the two decided to go their […]

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Scientists Raise Alarm Over China Virus, As Countries Take Measures

The true scale of the outbreak of a mysterious SARS-like virus in China is likely far bigger than officially reported, scientists have warned, as countries ramp up measures to prevent the disease from spreading. Fears that the virus will spread are growing ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, when hundreds of millions of Chinese […]

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Louis Vuitton buys world’s second-biggest diamond

Louis Vuitton has bought the world’s second-largest diamond, another sign of the French brand’s ambitions in the luxury jewelry market. The 1,758-carat rough diamond, which was recovered by Lucara Diamond Corp in Botswana last April, is dark in color and about the size of your palm. The mining company named it “Sewelô,” meaning “rare find” […]

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Two actors die rehearsing TV series

Two actors fell off a bridge and died while working on the TV series “Sin Miedo a la Verdad,” Mexican network Televisa announced on Friday. Jorge Navarro Sánchez and Luis Gerardo Rivera were rehearsing a scene Thursday when the incident took place, Televisa said in a statement. “Our prayers are with the families of Jorge […]

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Nigeria to land in space soon – Minister

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, has harped on the importance of science and engineering to nation-building, stressing that soon Nigeria would join the league of countries in space exploration. He stressed that the strength of the economy of any nation was dependent on its scientific and technological advancement. Mr Onu stated […]

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President Buhari nominates Obiora as CBN deputy governor

President Buhari has nominated Kingsley Obiora as CBN deputy governor. In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President Buhari said the nomination was in accordance with the provision of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007. Dr Obiora, upon confirmation by the Senate, replaces Dr Joseph […]

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Nigeria plunged into darkness as power grid collapses twice in two hours

The nation’s power grid collapsed twice in two hours on Thursday, worsening the blackout being experienced by consumers in parts of the country. The grid, which is being managed by government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, has continued to suffer system collapse over the years amid a lack of spinning reserve that is meant to forestall […]

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