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Exit of an icon: Maradona dies at 60 following an heart attack

The Albiceleste superstar was recovering at his home in Tigre after undergoing brain surgery at the start of November. Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after …

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As ASUU strike lingers, FG threatens ASUU by processing to register a rival union CONUA

As members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continue their 10-month old strike, the federal government has commenced the process of registering a rival union. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, dropped this on Thursday in Abuja when the leadership of Congress of University Academics (CONUA), led by its National Coordinator, Niyi Sunmonu, …

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Sack Service Chiefs Now, Northern Elders Urges Buhari

Northern elders have described recent abductions along the dreaded Abuja-Kaduna highway as a reminder of the worsening security situation in the north, and asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack service chiefs without any further delay. This came, yesterday, as the  Middle-Belt Forum, MBF, urged Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State to order an investigation into …

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Singer, Simi attacks Nigerian leaders over prolonged ASUU strike

Singer, Simi has blasted Nigerian leaders over the lingering strike action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. ASUU has been on strike since March as the government and union failed to reach an argument over a number of issues. Public universities have been shut since then, disrupting the academic calendars.   In …

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Trump fires security boss for not backing false election claims

UNITED States (U.S.) President Donald Trump yesterday fired, Director of Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Christopher Krebs, the federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the 2020 election. Trump fired Krebs in a tweet, saying his recent statement defending the security of the election was “highly inaccurate”. The firing of …

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#EndSARS: Fleeing inmates re-arrested for commiting other crimes

The Edo State Police Command has paraded 18 fleeing inmates who escaped after the recent jailbreaks at the two Medium Security Correctional Centres in Benin City during the #EndSARS protests. Johnson Kokumo, the state Commissioner of Police, said most of the escapees were re-arrested while committing other crimes. Two of the fleeing inmates were re-arrested in …

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Transporters threaten nationwide strike over increase in armed robbery and kidnapping

Transporters in Onitsha have raised the alarm over alleged incessant robbery attacks and abduction of their staff and passengers in major highways leading to Lagos, Abuja and Northern Nigeria.   Following the alleged incidents, they have revealed plans to embark on a nationwide strike if something urgent is not done by the Federal Government and the Police over …

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Yellow fever responsible for ‘strange deaths’ in states – FG

The Federal Government has said an outbreak of yellow fever is responsible for the recent “strange deaths” in some states, including Delta and Enugu. Health Minister Dr. Osagie Ehanire made the clarification yesterday while addressing State House Correspondents after this week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the …

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BREAKING: Seven ‘Lekki shootings victims’ surface at Lagos panel

Seven alleged victims of the October 20 Lekki shootings have ‘surfaced’ at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters. Their lawyer, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika SAN, told the panel he had a petition on their behalf against the Nigerian Army. Olumide-Fusika sought directions from Justice Doris …

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FBI warns of potential violence ahead of US election

‌The FBI has warned of the potential for armed clashes linked to Tuesday’s US election in Portland, as the northwestern city that has become symbolic of the country’s stark divisions braces for unrest. The liberal enclave in the state of Oregon is still reeling from a summer that saw mass anti-racism rallies inflamed by the …

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