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BREAKING: Kidnappers den discovered near Ikeja

A suspected kidnappers’ den has been discovered at Ile-Zik on the Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway. The area is close to Ikeja, the Lagos state capital. The security operatives reportedly found human parts concealed in some sachets in the place. According to reports, three suspects have been arrested, while a sharp knife was found on one of the […]
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US moves 100 coffins to Korean border to collect 1950s war remains
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 19:00:00 +0200
The United States military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border on Saturday to prepare for North Korea’s returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. US Forces Korea spokesman...
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BREAKING: Plateau imposes curfew as Fulani herdsmen allegedly kill 200 in 11 villages
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:29:01 +0200
Friday Olokor, Jos Two hundred persons were allegedly killed in Gashish and Ropp Districts of Plateau State on Sunday, during an attack that were carried out on about 11 communities by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Subsequently, the Plateau State Government...
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VIDEO: Buhari returns to APC convention venue after a short break
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:13:43 +0200
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the Eagles Square venue of the All Progressives Alliance Convention in Abuja. The President had taken a short break as the results were being collated by the  convention committee, headed by the Governor of...
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VIDEOS: Eight-year-old water hawker gets free ticket to Disney
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 17:58:35 +0200
An eight-year-old girl who was to be arrested for hawking bottled water has had her story turned around, as she eventually got free tickets to her dream land, Disney World. According to a tweet posted by her cousin, Raj, with Twitter handle @_ethiopiangold,...
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At least 25 injured as explosion rocks multi-storey building
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 17:11:47 +0200
At least 25 people have been injured, four severely, after an explosion destroyed a building in the western city of Wuppertal. German police say the explosion rocked the several-storey building shortly before midnight on Saturday with a large noise, scaring...
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APC convention: Waiting game continues as results still being collated 
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 17:07:58 +0200
John Alechenu, Abuja The waiting game for the results of elections into party positions where attempts to get a consensus failed is still on. Elections into various positions begun on Saturday all through the early hours of Sunday. Delegates from Imo...
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This may be my last World Cup —Pogba
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:49:03 +0200
Knowing he is not certain to play in any future tournaments, the Manchester United midfielder is desperate to win the trophy this summer. Paul Pogba wants to help France win the 2018 World Cup as he is “realistic” over the possibility of never...
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Japan vs Senegal: Stoke City stars swapped for crucial clash
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:43:27 +0200
Senegal dropped Stoke City’s Mame Diouf in favour of clubmate Papa Alioune Ndiaye for Sunday’s crucial World Cup Group H match against Japan, who are unchanged. Liverpool star Sadio Mane will again captain the Senegal side and he will be partnered...
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PSC promotes only those recommended by the IG –Comfort Obi
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:36:54 +0200
A former member of the Police Service Commission, Ms. Comfort Obi, has said that the Commission only approves promotions of those recommended by the Inspector-General of Police. Obi, who made the clarification in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in...
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New law can’t stop GEJ from vying for president –Lawyer
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:16:31 +0200
Tony Okafor, Awka A constitutional lawyer, Mr. Okoli Akirika, has said that the amended 1999 constitution cannot bar former President Goodluck Jonathan from vying for president of Nigeria if he chooses to. The amendment, which was assented to by President...
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BREAKING: England, Belgium into World Cup last 16
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:01:35 +0200
England and Belgium qualified for the World Cup knockout phase after Gareth Southgate side-swept Panama 6-1 on Sunday, condemning the Central American side and Tunisia to an early exit. Captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick and there were two goals for...
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England thrash Panama to move into last 16 with Belgium
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:01:35 +0200
England recorded their biggest ever World Cup finals win by thrashing an ill-disciplined Panama 6-1 on Sunday to breeze through to the knockout stage after two games. A hat-trick from captain Harry Kane — which means he is now the leading scorer...
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Expect tough challenge from Argentina, Onigbinde warns Super Eagles
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:00:35 +0200
A former CAF/FIFA Coaching Instructor and ex-Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Adegboye Onigbinde, has warned the team to be wary of Argentina in their final Group D match on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the match slated for St. Petersburg...
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FIFA goes tough, fines Poland, investigates Argentina, Croatia
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:51:42 +0200
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee on Sunday in Moscow said it has sanctioned the Polish Football Association with a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs and a warning. The sanctions were imposed because of the display of a political and offensive banner by Polish...
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England vs Panama: Harry Kane leads race for World Cup Golden Boot
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:50:45 +0200
England’s Harry Kane rocketed to the top of the 2018 World Cup goalscoring charts on Sunday, netting a hat-trick against Panama to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku. Kane — who now has five goals in two matches — scored two...
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