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    Politics Plateau’s Armed Militia Sponsored By Elite – Buratai - Daily Trust

    Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, says it is evident that there exist armed ethnic militia groups in Plateau State supported and sponsored by elite or elders of the state. READ MORE HERE
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    World Nearly 100 Elephants Killed For Ivory In Botswana – Channels Television

    Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in figures fiercely contested by the government. Elephants Without Borders said the grim discovery of scores of... Read more via Channels Television – Get...
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    Politics Buhari’s In-Law Joins Adamawa Governorship Race In APC – Sahara Reporters

    Dr. Mahmoud Halilu Ahmed, younger brother of Aisha Buhari, who is best known as Modi, has joined the governorship race in Adamawa State, Sahara Reporters can report. In a letter exclusively obtained by Sahara Reporters, President Muhamadu Buhari’s brother in law, Modi, told the state Chairman...
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    World Saudi Arabia declares online satire punishable offence –

    Saudi Arabia will punish online satire that "disrupts public order" with up to five years in prison, the public prosecutor said Tuesday, as the kingdom cracks down on dissent. "Producing and distributing content that ridicules, mocks, provokes and disrupts public order, religious values and...
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    World GOP Official Resigns After Calling Black NFL Players ‘Baboons’ – HuffPost UK

    A Republican official in Pennsylvania who made several racist Facebook posts last year in response to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem has resigned. Carla Maloney, the secretary of the Republican Committee of Beaver County, repeatedly referred to black NFL players as “baboons,”...
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    Entertainment Tyler Perry offers ‘Cosby Show’ actor Geoffrey Owens a job – Page Six

    Geoffrey Owens may be heading back to Hollywood. Just days after the “Cosby Show” actor was spotted working at a Trader Joe’s in New Jersey and being job-shamed by some media outlets, he is now being offered a new acting gig by Tyler Perry.... via Page Six – Get more...
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    Politics I won’t quit PDP if I fail to get presidential ticket –

    Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who is a presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he hoped to emerge the party’s standard-bearer in the coming election. He said he would not quit the party if he failed to get the presidential ticket. Tambuwal, who was...
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    Politics IG did not order raid, says Police – The Nation Nigeria

    The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris on Tuesday said he did not order the raid on the residence of Chief Edwin Clark. The Force also said they were unaware of the raid on the Abuja residence of the Elder Statesman. The Police also said the … Read more via The Nation Nigeria...
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    World Here Is All the Coolest Stuff from IFA 2018 – Gizmodo

    IFA is Europe’s largest technology trade show and its origins go back to to 1924, a solid 50 years before CES was even a thing. And just because it takes place in far away Germany, doesn’t mean we don’t care. IFA was the ... Read more via Gizmodo – Get more World News
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    World Kremlin dismisses Trump warning on Syria’s Idlib – Reuters

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning to Syria not to launch an offensive in the rebel-held enclave of Idlib, saying on Tuesday that the area was a “nest of terrorism”. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a news conference of Russian President...
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    Metro Why nobody knows how many Nigerians there are – The Economist

    NIGERIA is Africa’s most populous country, a designation it wears with pride. It had more than 182m citizens in 2015, according to the World Bank, and is poised to have the world’s third-largest population, behind India and China, by 2050. But that figure and the extrapolation are based …...
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    Politics Restructuring Is a Necessity, Not an Option – Atiku Abubakar – Medium

    My attention has been drawn to a letter written to Premium Times in response to an essay on restructuring authored by me. Faced with an avalanche of public condemnation for his 360-degree turn on the concept of restructuring, it … Read more via Medium – Get More...
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    World Meghan Markle Suits Up Alongside Prince Harry to Honor Severely Ill Kids – E! Online (US)

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped out for a very special ceremony on Tuesday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, both donning suits, were spotted arriving to the WellChild Awards on Tuesday afternoon.... Read more via E! Online (US) – Top Stories – Get more World...
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    World Saudi king’s brother blames monarch, heir for devastating Yemen conflict – PressTV

    A high-ranking member of the Saudi royal family has leveled strident criticism at King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the atrocious military campaign against Yemen, which has claimed the lives of thousands of innocent civilians and left the country’s...
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    World Donald Trump’s Jeff Sessions tweet shows how far we’ve fallen – CNN

    (CNN) On Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department. Two easy wins now in doubt...
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    World Japan Hit by Jebi, Strongest Typhoon in 25 Years, Prompting Evacuations – NY Times

    TOKYO — With wind speeds of up to 130 miles per hour, Typhoon Jebi, the strongest storm to hit Japan in 25 years, made landfall in southern Japan early Tuesday afternoon, leading to calls for mass evacuations, snarling air transport and causing an oil tanker to crash into a bridge. ... Read...
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    World Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana – Yahoo News

    Gaborone (Botswana) (AFP) – Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa’s worst mass poaching sprees. Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying … Read more via Yahoo News –...
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    Business OkomuOil leads capital market gain as indices appreciate by 0.27% – TODAY.NG

    Trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange closed on a positive note on Tuesday, with OkomuOil leading the gainers’ table for the day.... Read more via TODAY.NG – Get more: Nigeria Business News
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    Business Official: Whistleblower led to the MTN $8.1 billion probe – TODAY.NG

    According to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, a whistleblower prompted an investigation into alleged MTN infractions that last week led to a demand for $8.1 billion taken out of Nigeria to be brought back.... Read more via TODAY.NG – Get more...
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    Business Amazon Finally Joins The Trillion Dollar Club – Tori News

    Amazon has achieved another milestone in its history by crossing the $1 trillion club, becoming the second member of the group after its stock price doubled in 15 months.... Read more via Tori News – Get more: Nigeria Business News