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US official fires warning shot at Lebanese reform blockers

Hale’s statement came after his meeting on Thursday with Lebanese President Michel Aoun. (Reuters) The US undersecretary of state for political affairs, David Hale, has issued a warning against “those who continue to obstruct progress on the reform agenda.” He said that they “jeopardize their relationship with the US and our partners and open themselves up to punitive actions,” adding: “Those who facilitate progress can be assured of our strong […]

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Controversy as Osun youths protest man’s alleged death after eating at child christening

Osun State Police Commissioner, Wale Olokode Some youths, on Thursday, blocked Ikirun/Ada Road in Iragbiji to protest the death of a man, who allegedly passed away after eating at a child christening. Iragiji is the hometown of the state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola. Shops, schools and many business outlets were shut as the rampaging youths, armed with machetes and broken bottles, set up bonfires at the entrance to the Aragbiji’s palace, […]

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Gunmen invade palace, kidnap Ekiti monarch

Palpable fear has gripped residents of Ilemosho-Ekiti, in Oye Local Government of Ekiti state following abduction of the community’s monarch, the Obadu of Ilemosho, Oba David Adegboyega. The Nation gathered the gunmen around 8:30pm on Thursday laid siege on the palace along Isan-Ekiti, Governor Kayode Fayemi’s home town when the chiefs who had earlier visited the place, had dispersed. This incident occurred barely eight days after the Elewu of Ewu-Ekiti, […]

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Fashola clears air on RCCG’s Petition

Fashola Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has clarified the issue of payment to Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited in respect of the rehabilitation of Ife-Ifewara road in Osun.   The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) had alleged that payment was made to the contractor by the ministry for rehabilitation of the road which was done by the Church between 2016 and 2019. The Director of Press and […]

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Roma line up Europa League semi with United, Arsenal cruise into last four

Roma’s Brazilian defender Roger Ibanez (Rear R) and Roma’s Guinean midfielder Amadou Diawara embrace at the end of during the UEFA Europa League quarter final second leg football match AS Rome vs Ajax Amsterdam on April 15, 2021 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP) Roma lined up a blockbuster Europa League semi-final clash with Manchester United on Thursday after holding Ajax to a 1-1 […]

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Killer fruit juice: Kano confirms 10 dead, 400 hospitalised, Lagos, Cross River, Sokoto warn residents

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje The Kano State Government on Thursday said 10 people had died and 400 others hospitalised after drinking a poisonous fruit juice. The state government had last month said the poisonous fruit juice claimed three lives and  led to the  hospitalisation of 183 others. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa,  in a video recording made available to journalists in Kano on Thursday, stated that […]

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BREAKING: Obaseki lambasts finance minister, insists FG printed N60bn

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has faulted the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, for denying that the Federal Government printed N60 billion in March to support allocation to states. The governor, who accused the Federal Government of “monetary rascality’, also tackled the finance minister for “playing the Ostrich”. Obaseki said this in a series of tweets to react to the denial by Zainab that his claim on […]

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Russia sentences Navalny ally over threat to alleged agentRussia sentences Navalny ally over threat to alleged agent

Opposition figure Lyubov Sobol walks away from a court building after being handed a one year community service suspended sentence over charges for trespassing and violence after she rang the doorbell of the alleged agent from the Federal Security Service (FSB) Kremlin critic Navalny said took part in his poisoning, in Moscow on April 15, 2021. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) A Russian court on Thursday sentenced an ally […]

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BREAKING: IGP disbands police monitoring units in Lagos, Port Harcourt

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba Acting Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Monitoring Satellite Offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt over complaints of harassment and operating beyond their briefs by Nigerians. Speaking at his maiden meeting with Command Police Commissioners and zonal AIGs, in Abuja on Thursday, Baba said the IGP Monitoring Units will be re-organised. The development is coming 24 hours […]

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