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ISRAELI SOLDIERS MERCILESSLY BEAT DISABLED PALESTINIAN MAN

Israeli soldiers have violently beaten a blind and paralyzed Palestinian man in front of his wife and children with no apparent reason in the west bank town of Dawha, near Bethlehem. According to a report Mr. Munzer Mizhar, a 47-year-old retired medical technician was beaten with what he felt were …

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PEACE PANEL MEETS ATIKU

Members of the General Abdusalami Abubakar led National Peace Committee (NPC) has held talks with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. Other members of the committee with the former Head of State at the meeting included the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Matthew Kukah, …

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OUR OFFICIALS WERE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED DURING LAST ELECTION – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has acknowledged that some of its officials who worked during the presidential and National Assembly elections of February 23 experienced threats, harassment, intimidation, assault, abduction and rape. The Commission directed its Resident Electoral Commissioners to submit comprehensive reports of the incidents to it for appropriate …

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UK MINISTER RESIGNS OVER THERESA MAY’S DECISION TO DELAY BREXIT

United Kingdom junior agriculture minister Mr. George Eustice has resigned over a decision by British prime minister Mrs. Theresa May to allow the parliament to delay Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Mr. Eustice, who is responsible for agriculture, fisheries and food, announced his resignation last night, saying he was …

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SUPPLEMENTARY ELECTIONS TO HOLD ON MARCH 9 – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), said that it would hold the supplementary elections on March 9, alongside the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections. The statement made by INEC that the decision to hold the supplementary election was taken at the end of their meeting. Consequently, the meeting …

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OSINBAJO WELCOMES NATIONAL PEACE COMMITTEE IN ASO VILLA

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, and former  Head of State, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar, has led the National Peace Committee (NPC) to  met with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo behind closed doors. The meeting held after   NPC  ended their meeting with the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), …

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COURT SENTENCES RETIRED AIR VICE MARSHAL TO PRISON

The Federal High Court in Abuja has sentenced a retired Air Vice Marshal, Tony Omenyi, to seven years imprisonment. Omenyi was sentenced for money laundering charges to the sum of N136 million which he was said to have received from a contractor with the Nigerian Air Force, while he was …

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OSUN GOVERNMENT ISSUED PART PAYMENT FOR PENSION

Governor, State of Osun  Mr. Gboyega Oyetola has released a sum of fifty million naira for the part payment of gratuities to two hundred and fifty retired officers of the civil service. A statement by the Head of Service Dr. Olowogboyega Oyebade indicates that the list of affected officers has …

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BANK STOCKS SEE BIGGEST FALL IN 20 MONTHS

The Nigerian banking stocks slumped the most since June 2016 a day after the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, as some investors showed disappointment at the defeat of his market-friendly opponent. An index of Nigeria’s 10 largest banking stocks dropped by 4.6 per cent at the end of trading on …

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