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Palestinians Fire Three Rockets At Israel

Palestinians in Gaza fired three rockets at Israel on Friday, two of which were intercepted, the Israeli army said, in the first such attack in more than 10 days. Police said the third rocket hit a structure in a community near Gaza, causing damage but no casualties. “Three launches were identified from the Gaza Strip. The Iron Dome aerial defence ...

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Edo govt to take campaign against illegal migration to churches, schools in 2018, says official

THE Edo State Government says it will take the campaign against illegal migration to churches and schools across the state from 2018. Mr Solomon Okoduwa, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin. Okoduwa, who described the market-place campaign against the scourge as ...

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Tension in Ondo over arrest of PDP chieftain

There was tension on Thursday in Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government area of Ondo State, as a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Femi Adekanmbi was arrested by state police command. Adekanmbi, who was arrested by the security operatives in the state a few hours to the annual Thanksgiving organised by him ...

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Six Feared Dead After Suicide Attack In Borno

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Thursday at a crowded market in Borno State, allegedly killing at least five people with several others injured. Security sources said the bomber, who was suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram terrorist group, passed himself off as a grain merchant before the incident occurred. He was said to have staged ...

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FAAN moves to cover up repeated burglary scandal on airport private jets

According to a story by popular news media Sahara reporters, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has moved swiftly to cover up the late night embarrassing burglaries and poaching of aircraft rampart in the taxiways of the Lagos airport. The scandal blown open by Sahara Reporters had revealed how two private jets were attacked while taxiing on the runway ...

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Trouble for boko haram as US gives Nigeria acceptance letter to sell war planes

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, on Wednesday presented the Letters of Offer and Acceptance, LOA, in respect of the A29 Super Tucano Aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force, NAF. The LOA represents the official U.S. government offer to sell U.S. defense articles and services to the Nigerian government. Speaking while presenting the LOA to the Chief of ...

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Jerusalem: Israel plans ‘Trump station’ near Western Wall

In May, Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall Israel’s transport minister wants to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem’s Old City and name a station next to the Western Wall after Donald Trump. Yisrael Katz said he wanted to honour the US president for his decision to recognise the city as Israel’s capital. The ...

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Ukraine crisis: Exchange of hundreds of prisoners takes place

Ukraine and separatist rebels in the east of the country have exchanged hundreds of prisoners, in one of the biggest swaps since the conflict began in 2014.   Some 230 people were sent to rebel-held areas in return for 74 prisoners who had been held by pro-Russia rebels in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. It was the first swap in ...

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St Petersburg supermarket blast injures at least 10 shoppers

At least 10 people have been injured after an explosion at a supermarket in the Russian city of St Petersburg. One person is said to be in serious condition following the detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED), the city governor’s office said. The incident, which occurred at the supermarket chain Perekrestok late on Wednesday, is being investigated as an ...

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Gunmen raids Maina’s house

The Kaduna resident of the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, was on Monday raided by Gunmen. The house which is said to be located along Kano Street in Kawo new extension area of the state capital Kaduna was among the houses that were sealed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as ...

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