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Exercise Golden Dawn: Troops kill 3 Unknown Gunmen, lose Soldier in Shootout in Enugu

Exercise Golden Dawn: Troops kill 3 Unknown Gunmen, lose Soldier in Shootout in Enugu

The Nigerian Army said on Saturday that its troops of Sector 5 of Exercise Golden Dawn deployed in Enugu, have neutralised three unknown gunmen who attacked a Nigerian Police checkpoint along Okija-Onitsha expressway on 7 October 2021. A statement by Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu,  Director Army Public Relations said the gallant troops engaged and overwhelmed...

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Over 50 people die after boat capsizes on Congo River

Over 50 people die after boat capsizes on Congo River

At least 55 people died in a boat accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo, local authorities confirmed to dpa on Friday. Many of  people were still missing, spokesperson Jose Misiso said. The overcrowded boat was travelling on the Congo River and capsized close to the town of Bumba in the northern Mongala province in...

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Sierra Leone abolishes death penalty

Sierra Leone abolishes death penalty

Sierra Leone president on Friday signed a bill abolishing the death penalty, declaring the West African country had “exorcised horrors of a cruel past” after a long campaign to end capital punishment. President Julius Maada Bio signed the abolition bill during a ceremony in the capital Freetown after lawmakers approved the text in July. In...

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Kenya bans local dance, says it increases immorality, early pregnancy

Kenya bans local dance, says it increases immorality, early pregnancy

The Kenyan government has banned a local dance called ‘Kwara Kwara’, which is named as a cause of increased immorality and early pregnancy amongst teenagers and youths. Kwara Kwara which is popular in the Kacheliba sub-county, West Pokot county of the country has been termed as a catalyst for the growing rate of early pregnancies...

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Cannabis can not be legalised in Nigeria — NDLEA

Cannabis can not be legalised in Nigeria — NDLEA

The agitation for the legalisation of Cannabis Sativa cannot succeed in Nigeria because the proliferation of illicit drugs often leads to crime, chaos and conflict, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has explained. In a statement issued on Friday by the spokesperson of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, the Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. General...

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California makes it illegal to remove condom without consent

California makes it illegal to remove condom without consent

California has made it illegal to remove a condom during sex without verbal consent, a practice popularly known as “stealthing.” Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Thursday that classifies the removal of a condom without consent as “sexual battery.” “By passing this bill, we are underlining the importance of consent,” the governor’s office said...

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ITS NOT PROPER TO KILL OUR PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY CAME OUT TO LOOK FOR WHAT TO EAT- EKWEREMMADU SAYS, URGE YOUTHS TO EMBRACE DIALOGUE

ITS NOT PROPER TO KILL OUR PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY CAME OUT TO LOOK FOR WHAT TO EAT- EKWEREMMADU SAYS, URGE YOUTHS TO EMBRACE DIALOGUE

The Former Deputy President of the Senate, and senator representing Enugu west senatorial zone,  Prof. Senator Ike Ekweremmadu has called on Igbo Youths to always embrace Peace and Dialogue in resolving issues around them. The senator made this call while speaking during a Youth Empowerment Scheme (YES ) tagged ‘A Day with Ikeoha Ndi Igbo’...

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FG working to reduce poverty, unite Nigerians through entertainment sector, says Lai Mohammed

FG working to reduce poverty, unite Nigerians through entertainment sector, says Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government is doing everything possible to unite the country and reduce poverty even through the entertainment sector. The minister made this known while receiving the executives of the Idoma International Carnival Group on a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja...

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Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT OVER TURN OUT OF EVENTS

Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT OVER TURN OUT OF EVENTS

Mr Aloy Ejimakor, counsel to the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has expressed disappointment that Kanu’s suit for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights has not been re-assigned to a new Judge. Vacation judge Justice KCJ Okereke of the Abia State High Court had on September adjourned the...

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MultiChoice CEO, John Ugbe, emerges BON Chairman

MultiChoice CEO, John Ugbe, emerges BON Chairman

Chief Executive Officer, Multichoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, has been elected the Chairman of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria. He defeated Sir. Godfrey Ohuabunwa of Multimesh Limited by 63 to 35 votes in a keenly contested election at the Coronation Hall of the Kano State Government House, Kano. READ ALSO Tiwa Savage OPENS UP ON HER...