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Biafra sit-at-home protest is hurting the Igbos themselves

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See Ten most read topics in the news The so-called Biafra sit-at-home protest in Nigeria is hurting the Igbos/Ibos because the protest has led to a shut down of shops, schools, etc in the south eastern part of the country. Biafra operates under the name “Indigenous People of Biafra” (IPOB). The Ibos who participate in […]

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President Buhari fires back at Nigerian youths

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See Ten most read topics in the news Nigerian youths have often accused their president of being responsible for the bad economic situation in the country. Now, the president has fired back at the youths in the country. While speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster, President Muhammadu Buhari popularly known as PMB, said […]

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Man marries 2 women at the same time in the same church

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See Ten most read topics in the news It is already known that the largest family in the world is from Nigeria. Now, a man from Abia state in Nigeria identified as Master Ejindu became the internet sensation at least in Nigeria after a video of his wedding ceremony to two women at the same […]

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Latest on the 100 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news There are conflicting reports that over 100 school girls have been abducted by Boko Haram in Yobe state in the Northern part of Nigeria. Twelve vehicles carrying insurgents and heavy weaponry reportedly drove into the school campus, opened fire and let off explosives. Students and teachers then […]

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Israel begins distributing deportation notices to Africans

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See Ten most read topics in the news Last month, Israel gave about 40,000 Africans just 90 days to leave the country or face imprisonment. Now, Israeli authorities have begun distributing deportation notices to thousands of African migrants who are still living in the country. The government reiterated in the letters distributed that the migrants […]

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Police freed 2 Americans and 2 Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news According to Nigeria police, the two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria on Wednesday have now been released and are in good condition. One suspect has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping. Unfortunately, two policemen who were escorting the foreign nationals from Kaduna […]

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Biafra is now a banned terrorist organization in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news The proscription of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been confirmed by a Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria. Justice Abdu Kafarati also affirmed that the group is a terrorist group. Therefore, IPOB became a banned terrorist organization with effect from ‎19.01.‎2018. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, IPOB’s lawyer argued […]

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Nigeria Police Force VS Peace Corps of Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news The Nigeria Police Force had earlier described the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) as an illegal organisation. Now, the police said it raided and sealed the Abuja office of the organisation because of its illegal operations such as collecting money from unsuspecting Nigerians for recruitment. The spokesperson […]

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Two Americans and two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news Mukhtar Aliyu, a spokesperson for the Kaduna State Police command in Nigeria has said that two Americans and two Canadians have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria. Nigerian police have swung into action and the case is being investigated. The kidnapped foreign nationals were […]

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I.G of Police arrives Benue prior to President’s order

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See Ten most read topics in the news The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on New Year day, gunmen attacked and killed 50 persons in Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue.The Nigerian Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday arrived Makurdi as ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in order […]

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How Nigerian ladies were sold to Arab men for $500

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See Ten most read topics in the news Nigeria migrants evacuated from Libya by the Federal Government have described their experiences as “hellish.” On arrival at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Sunday, one of the returnees, a six-month pregnant Lewisa Comfort, (23) from Edo State said that the human traffickers promised taking them to […]

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Ethiopia to release all political prisoners

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See Ten most read topics in the news In a very surprising move, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia announced today that his administration plans to drop charges against political prisoners. It means the prisoners would be released and the notorious prison camp in Addis Ababa, the capital and largest city of Ethiopia, would be closed. The […]

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40,000 African migrants given 90 days to leave Israel

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See Ten most read topics in the news Israel has given about 40,000 Africans just 90 days to leave the country or face imprisonment. Most of the Africans living in Israel are from Eritrea and Sudan. Some of them are also from Uganda and Rwanda. Those ready to leave willingly would be awarded $3,500 in […]

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Secret human trafficking uncovered in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news Nigeria which became the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup still has some major internal problems within the country, which includes Boko Haram, lack of enough good roads, no constant electricity supply, bribes and embezzlement of public funds, etc. Today, BBC reports that […]

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Female teacher deemed too attractive for wearing tight skirt

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See Ten most read topics in the news Im Zimbabwe, a female teacher was deemed too attractive for wearing tight skirt to school despite the fact that the skirt was long to her knees. It is believed that the students could not concentrate on what she is teaching them because their attention would be distracted […]

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Policewoman deemed too attractive in official uniform

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See Ten most read topics in the news A female traffic police officer was reprimanded by her seniors in Kenya for wearing tight skirt to work. However, the policewoman, Linda Okello claimed that the skirt is part of Kenya police uniform and that it became tight on her because she puts on weight. This is […]

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Nigeria forfeit Algeria match for featuring ineligible player

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See Ten most read topics in the news According to FIFA, “The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been sanctioned for fielding an ineligible player in the match between Algeria and Nigeria on 10 November 2017.” The Committee added that “The sanction relates to the player, Abdullahi Shehu, failing to serve the automatic one-match suspension imposed […]

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New Zimbabwean leader returns land to white farmer

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See Ten most read topics in the news Upon taking office as the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to compensate the white farmers whose lands were seized by ex President, Robert Mugabe. It was not clear what the compensation would be. Mnangagwa who is trying to revive agriculture in Zimbabwe, has now ordered an end […]

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Nigerian migrants returned from Libya looking very exhausted

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See Ten most read topics in the news 250 Nigerian migrants were returned back to Nigeria from Libya and they look very exhausted. They all had horrifying stories of abuse to tell. According to some of them, they were locked up in rooms where they hardly get something to eat and they had no access […]

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Switzerland to return $321 million stolen by Abacha

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See Ten most read topics in the news In a deal between Nigeria and Abba Abacha (the son of ex-ruler Sani Abacha) which was signed in 2014, Nigeria agreed to drop a complaint against Abacha and Nigeria in return will get $321 million refunded. The money which has long been frozen is part of the […]

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What the fall of Robert Mugabe means for white farmers

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See Ten most read topics in the news After the fall of ex-President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, the new government promised to compensate the white farmers whose lands were taken by force and given to black farmers. However, the white farmers involved do not hope to get back their lands. Deon Theron, a 63-yr-old white […]

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South African woman wins Miss Universe 2017

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See Ten most read topics in the news Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22 years old from South Africa was crowned Miss Universe 2017. Colombia took the second position while the third position went to Jamaica. Nel-Peters was crowned by the current Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France. Almost 100 beautiful women from across the globe took part […]

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New Zimbabwe president to compensate white farmers

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See Ten most read topics in the news The new Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa (75 years old), who was sworn in on Friday, promised to compensate white farmers whose lands were seized by ex President, Robert Mugabe. Although, it is not yet clear if he wishes to compensate the white farmers in cash or kind. […]

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Egypt mosque bomb attack kills over 300 people

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See Ten most read topics in the news Egyptian security officials have said that Isis-affiliated militants are behind the Egypt bomb attack which took place in a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province. The bomb exploded during prayers on ‎Friday, ‎24 ‎November, ‎2017. Over 300 people were reportedly killed in the attack and many others […]

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African migrants sold as slaves for $400 each in Libya

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See Ten most read topics in the news CNN has obtained a footage which contains the auction of African migrants in Libya. The footage showed buyers bidding for the migrants. The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said that he was horrified by the video footage showing migrants being sold as slaves in Libya and that these […]

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Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe arrested

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See Ten most read topics in the news Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has been arrested and confined to his home as the army have seized control of the country overnight. Military tanks have been deployed to the capital. The army have taking control of the state-run broadcaster. However, they insist that it is not a […]

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Nigeria Police Force rejects being ranked last in the world

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See Ten most read topics in the news The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has been ranked last in the whole world. The ranking was done by International Police Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace. How policemen carried out their duties were looked into in 123 different countries. These includes: the capacity and result […]

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The first made in Nigeria smartphone

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See Ten most read topics in the news Nigeria is set to release the first made in Nigeria smartphone. Tiny components were being put together by the founders of AfriOne to create Nigeria’s first smartphone. AfriOne is a family-owned mobile company. Sahir Berry is the CEO of the company and Roheen Berry is the managing […]

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Nigeria qualifies for world cup

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See Ten most read topics in the news Alex Iwobi has powered Nigeria into the next world cup by scoring a decisive goal 1-0 goal against Zambia. Nigeria became the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Presently, Iwobi who is Arsenal forward striker scored the defining goal in the 73rd minute […]

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North Korean ship with a huge cache of weapons seized

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See Ten most read topics in the news A North Korean ship with a huge cache of weapons has been seized aboard Egyptian waters. The ship was intercepted and reportedly seized by Egyptian officials who acted on a tip from Washington. Egyptian customs discovered a cache of more than 30,000 rocket-propelled grenades concealed under bins […]

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Crazy brawl in Ugandan parliament

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See Ten most read topics in the news There was an epic brawl in the Ugandan parliament over whether or not to change a law that would allow the current president to run again after the age of 75. During the brawl, one man jumped on the table and made a spin as if he […]

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Cameroon deported 100,000 Nigerian refugees

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See Ten most read topics in the news According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), Cameroon has forcibly returned 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements. As the Boko Haram insurgence continues in Nigeria, refugees continue to flock into the neighboring Cameron. With refugees camps filled up, it is increasingly difficult for Cameroon to cope […]

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106 Nigeria’s freed Chibok girls to return home

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See Ten most read topics in the news Late last year, 21 out of the 270 Chibok girls who were abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 were released, bringing it to a total of 106 girls that have been released. In a news conference, the minister of women affairs, Aisha Jummai Alhassan, said: “All the […]

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50 feared dead as gunmen invade church in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news No fewer than 20 people are feared dead after gunmen invaded St. Philips Catholic Church in Anambra state, Nigeria. It is being speculated that the death toll could reach 50. The invasion took place while service was in progress and the unknown gunmen started spraying the innocent […]

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Suicide bomber kills seven in Cameroon

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See Ten most read topics in the news In an attack that appears to have been carried out by Boko Haram, a suicide bomber has killed at least seven people in northern Cameroon which is close to the Nigerian border. According to the United Nations (UN), the Islamic militant group, Boko Haram which started in […]

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Man executed for raping and killing a 3-yr-old child

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See Ten most read topics in the news According to various news outlets, a man who was identified as Muhammad al-Maghrabi, 41, was convicted of raping and murdering Rana al-Matari, a three-year-old girl,  He was executed in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen and the execution took place in front of hundreds of onlookers.  SEE: More Crimes […]

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Latest on the four-story building collapse in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news Three more bodies have been pulled from the rubble of a collapsed four-story residential building in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. The cause of the building which collapsed on Tuesday is yet unknown. However, it is being speculated that it was either overcrowded or lacks the basic foundation […]

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How good is ‘Israel and Africa’ alliance

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See Ten most read topics in the news While on a visit to Liberia in Africa, the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, joined the African leaders in hailing the peacekeeping efforts in the region and he urged them to keep it up. Netanyahu maintained that Africa has no better partner than his country Israel. According […]

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258 Nigerians deported from Libya

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See Ten most read topics in the news According to Nigerian authorities, 258 Nigerians were deported from Libya to Nigeria and they have arrived back home. One of them is said to have sustained a gunshot wound. Bandele Onimode who is the deputy director of the National Emergency Management Agency, said that some of the […]

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Why Boko Haram freed 82 abducted Chibok girls

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See Ten most read topics in the news A special deal between the Nigerian Government and Boko Haram has led to the release of 82 Chibok girls who were kidnapped by the BH group about three years ago. In the deal which involves prisoners swap with Boko Haram, it is not yet clear how many […]

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A brief history of Biafra in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news Due to economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions among the various peoples of Nigeria, a Nigerian military officer called Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu declared a republic of Biafra in the southeastern part of Nigeria in 1967. The southeastern part is made up of mostly the Igbos or Ibos. […]

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Oba of Lagos refuses to shake hands with Ooni of Ife

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See Ten most read topics in the news Many Nigerians are wondering why the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu (74), refused shaking hands with the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi (42) at a public event in Nigeria. The Obas are people who are supposed to be role models for others in Nigeria. Oba of Lagos as […]

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Pro-Biafran leader, Nnamdi Kanu granted bail in Nigeria

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See Ten most read topics in the news The Federal High Court of Abuja has granted conditional bail to Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of a separatist group known as Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob). Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in Lagos on October 14, 2015 for organizing and mobilizing the Igbos to fight for […]

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African wildlife killer gets eaten by wild animal

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See Ten most read topics in the news Scott Van Zyl who is well known for making his living by taking wealthy clients to “safaris” in order to bring home trophies like leopards, zebras, elephants, wildebeests, lions, etc. It is believed that he has been killed by the wild animals also. Van Zyl was reportedly […]

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Kuki Gallmann shot in the stomach in Kenya

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See Ten most read topics in the news Renowned Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann (73) who is the author of the best-selling memoir “I Dreamed of Africa” has been shot and injured in an ambush at her conservation park in central Kenya. Doctors say that if someone gets shot in the stomach, the gravity of the […]

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Woman charged over Facebook slur against president Museveni

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See Ten most read topics in the news The Ugandan academic, Stella Nyanzi, has been charged for referring to President Yoweri Museveni as “a pair of buttocks” in her Facebook post. The Facebook comment allegedly contravened the 2011 Computer Misuse Act which is punishable in Uganda. Stella is also accused of engaging in offensive communication […]

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Explosions struck two Christian churches in Egypt

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See Ten most read topics in the news Explosions has struck two Christian churches in Egypt. This happened on a day that worshippers had gathered to celebrate Palm Sunday. The perpetrators are believed to be Muslims. There has been incessant violence against Christians in the country. The question is – Why are Muslims not ready […]

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Egypt convicts 56 over migrant boat sinking that killed 200

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See Ten most read topics in the news An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 people to prison over the capsizing of a migrant boat which killed more than 200 people in September. The boat was said to be overcrowded with people who are mostly Egyptian, Syrian, Sudanese, Eritrean and Somali migrants who want to make it […]

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Is president Buhari still fit to govern Nigeria?

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See Ten most read topics in the news The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has returned back home from his medical leave in London. He was in London for 2 months. Upon returning back home, Buhari said he would need more rest and health tests. His statement makes many wonder if he is still fit […]

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Teenager jailed for forcefully making love with a hen

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See Ten most read topics in the news A teenager has been jailed in Kenya for forcefully making love with a hen. Kevin Simiyi (18yrs) was caught in the act by Judith Nasimiyu, the owner of the hen who later reported him to the police. Unfortunately the hen died due to suffocation and exhaustion. The […]

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