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Nigeria frees Boko Haram detainees for Chibok girls

Nigeria’s Presidency on Saturday confirmed the release of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls after three years in  captivity and also revealed how their  freedom was negotiated. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said the girls were released by their captors in exchange for some Boko …

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Tottenham collapse at the hands of West Ham United

    Chelsea FC now need just two wins out of the four games remaining in the English Premier League to seal the title for the season. Thanks to West Ham that derailed Tottenham Hotspur from their hot pursuit after a 1-0 victory  in the match played today at London Stadium. …

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EFCC to Ekweremadu: Sleep easy if you are not a looter

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has advised the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, to “sleep easy” if he is not involved in looting of the Nigerian treasury. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, gave the advice in a statement on Wednesday night. Uwujaren was reacting …

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Salary crisis hits Nigerian embassy in Washington

Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed owing junior staff salaries at the Embassy in Washington DC, but the embassy has not been shut. The ministry refuted reports that the its Embassy in Washington DC was shut down by workers over the non-payment …

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Senate assures Nigerians on media rights

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday reaffirmed Senate’s commitment toward upholding the rights of the media. Saraki gave the assurance while briefing newsmen on the event of World Press Freedom Day in Abuja. “As we all know, today is World Press Freedom Day, a day that …

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Libya rivals agree to find solution to conflict

The head of Libya’s UN-backed unity government and a rival military commander have agreed to find a solution to the country’s six-year-old conflict. Fayez al-Sarraj, the leader of the Government of National Accord (GNA), and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, whose fighters control most of eastern Libya including key oil ports, …

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