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Woman axed to death by assasins

Tragedy struck at Sabo Area, Ugbe, Akoko North East local government area of Ondo state when a middle-aged woman, popularly called ‘Mama Olobi,’ was reportedly axed to death in the night. The house where the incident happened was few metres to a popular church in the town, where sympathisers besieged …

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Sex for Grades: 10 lecturers sacked, 7 suspended

The Kenule Beeson Polytechnic, Bori formerly known as Bori Polytechnic, has sacked 10 lecturers in connection with sex for grades Rector of the Institution, Onengiye Goergewill disclosed this when the Rivers State House of Assembly Committee on Education visited the school on oversight function. Georgewill said apart from the sacked …

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Rat holds up flight for 12 hours

A domestic flight in India was delayed for nearly 12 hours after a rat was spotted scampering around the aircraft, news reports and officials said on Tuesday. Air India flight AI-952 was preparing for take off from the southern city of Hyderabad for Vishakapatnam, a coastal city, early on Sunday, …

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Ghana withdraws recognition of Kosovo as independent state

Ghana has withdrawn its recognition of Kosovo as an independent state. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on Monday said the withdrawal came after it observed that, the recognization which was inspired by the quest for peace and harmony was, however “premature.” Ghana in 2012, …

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Kenya’s appeal courts face crisis as judges retire

The country’s second highest court is staring at a crisis with the retirement of more judges and the failure by President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint 11 judges as recommended by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). Two judges, Justice Alnashir Visram and Philip Waki, retired in August and October respectively, after …

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Nigerian anger over border area petrol order

Residents of border communities in Nigeria have voiced concerns after customs officials suspended the supply of petrol to stations within 20km (12 miles) of its land borders. The order was given amid concerns over fuel smuggling. The BBC spoke to people living along the Nigeria-Niger Republic border about how the …

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Mob attacks Bolivian mayor with paint, cuts hair

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales condemned Thursday an attack on a female mayor in which an opposition mob forcibly cut her hair, covered her in paint and marched her barefoot through the streets. Bolivia has been rocked by deadly post-election violence over opposition claims that Morales rigged his re-election last month. …

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