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    APC petitions IGP, DG DSS over destruction of Fayemi’s billboard – The Sun News

    The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ekiti State chapter, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris and Director General, State Security Service (SSS), Lawal Daura, over the destruction of the campaign billboards of its governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi in Oye...
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    Why Bauchi deputy gov, Gidado, resigned – The Sun News

    Fresh details have emerged on the resignation of former Bauchi deputy governor, Nuhu Gidado. Gidado, in a May 16 resignation letter, told Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar that he left government because of “dampened … Read more via The Sun News – Get More...
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    Excitement in Northern state as 7 wells ‘confirm’ existence of crude oil - Naija Ng

    Seven wells drilled at the Bida Basin have confirmed existence of oil in commercial quantity, renewing optimism that Niger state may soon join the league of oil producing states. The development was disclosed by the state’s commissioner for mineral resources, Hajiya Ramatu Yar’Adua, while...
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    Boko Haram: How I ‘reunited’ with my daughter – Leah Sharibu’s mother – Daily Post Nigeria

    Mrs Rabecca Sharibu, mother of the only Dapchi schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity has narrated how she reunited with her daughter, Leah Sharibu in dream. Daily Trust quoted her as saying Leah appeared to her midnight in red dress, hugged her with a smile and said: … Read more via...
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    Biafra: Fighter jets won’t stop us on May 30, IPOB should forget referendum – Dailypost

    Members of the Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, Thursday, declared that nothing would stop their planned relaunching of Biafra republic on May 30. The group spoke this through its self-acclaimed President, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka, who also faulted the call for referendum by the Indigenous People...
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    ‘We rape for fun’ – Naval officer, twin brothers arrested for robbery says – Nigeria News |...

    28-year-old Naval officer Jimoh Adesoye, was arrested alongside his twin brothers, and 12 other suspects by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the........ Read more via Nigeria News | Laila’s Blog – Get More Nigeria Metro News
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    Woman in Court for Skinning Husband’s Genitals – AllAfrica News: Kenya

    A 23-year-old woman was on Thursday charged in an Eldoret court with causing grievous harm to her husband’s private parts. Erika Iminza Shihenda was charged with skinning John Kisuvana Thsumala’s penis with a sharp knife while he was asleep at their home in Huruma … Read more via AllAfrica...
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    N’Assembly Transmits 2018 Budget to Buhari Friday – Thisdaylive

    All things being equal, the National Assembly will Friday in Abuja transmit the 2018 budget to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent. Making this disclosure while answering questions from journalists at the Presidential Villa after breaking fast with the president last night, Senate …...
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    Mace Stolen from Gombe Assembly – Thisdaylive

    In what looked like a repeat of the April 18 incident at the Senate, the mace of the Gombe State House of Assembly was yesterday stolen during plenary. The legislative symbol of authority was snatched during a sitting to remove the Minority Leader of the assembly, Ahmed Haruna, who … Read...
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    I will be sworn in as Buhari’s successor next year – Moghalu [VIDEO] – Daily Post Nigeria

    A presidential aspirant under the platform of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has said he will be sworn in as Nigeria’s next president on May 29, 2019. “On May 29, 2019, I will be sworn in as the next President of the Federal Republic … Read more via Daily...
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    Buhari, Dickson meet; discuss restructuring, Niger Delta, others – Premium Times Nigeria

    Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Thursday updated President Muhammadu Buhari on security and socio-economic developments in Bayelsa and the Niger Delta region. Mr Dickson, who spoke with State House correspondents after closed door meeting with the president, said he stressed the need...
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    Trump Furious After Nobel Committee Gives Him Participation Trophy – The New Yorker

    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump was reportedly furious after the Nobel committee informed him on Thursday that he would not receive a Nobel Peace Prize but would get a participation trophy instead. In Oslo, a Nobel spokesman said that Trump would have the distinction of...
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    Iran’s supreme leader threatens to resume nuclear programme if Europe doesn’t guarantee..- Telegraph

    Iran’s supreme leader has threatened to pull his country out of the nuclear deal and resume enriching uranium if European countries do not promise to buy Iranian oil and to oppose all new US sanctions against Tehran. Three days after US secretary of state Mike Pompeo delivered America’s …...
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    EU’s GDPR data rules come into force – BBC News

    Companies will face hefty fines if they break the new data regulations. New European Union rules on data protection formally come into effect on Friday. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives EU citizens more rights over how their personal information is … Read more via BBC...
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    India PM accepts Twitter #fitnesschallenge – BBC News

    India’s Twittersphere has exploded with workout videos from officials and athletes in response to a trending social media challenge. It started when sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore posted a video of himself … Read more via BBC News – Get more World News
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    Apple wins $539m in patent case – BBC News

    A US court has ordered South Korea’s Samsung Electronics pay $539m (£403m) in damages for copying features of Apple’s original iPhone. The jury’s decision is the latest step in a long-running legal battle between the world’s top smartphone makers. It began in 2011 when … Read more via BBC...
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    North Korea willing to talk ‘at any time’ – BBC News

    North Korea has said it is still willing to talk "at any time in any form" after US President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled his meeting with Kim Jong-un. Vice-foreign … Read more via BBC News – Get more World News
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    Debra Lee Stepping Down As BET Chairman And CEO After Over 30 Years With Network – Shadowandact

    Debra Lee has stepped down as chairman and CEO of BET. This comes after Scott Mills was named president last November and she ceded day-to-day duties to him. Lee’s role will not be replaced, and her last day is May 28. “In 1986 I joined BET Networks to be its … via SHADOW&ACT Home –...
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    London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her body – AP News

    LONDON (AP) — A London couple delusionally obsessed with a former boy-band star were found guilty Thursday of murdering their French nanny and burning her body on a bonfire in their backyard. A jury at the Central Criminal Court convicted 35-year-old Sabrina Kouider and 40-year-old Ouissem...
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    Trump’s Growing List of Foreign-Policy Failures – The Atlantic

    “Gradually and then suddenly.” That was how one of Ernest Hemingway’s characters described the process of going bankrupt. The phrase applies vividly to the accumulating failures of President Trump’s foreign-policy initiatives. Donald Trump entered office with more scope for initiative in...