Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    Nabbed suicide bomber ‘burnt alive’ in Gombe

Nabbed suicide bomber ‘burnt alive’ in Gombe

A suspected Boko Haram member who tried to detonate a bomb at the Gombe Line Park in Gombe, Gombe state, has been apprehended and burnt to death.A witness told TheCable on phone that the man was apprehended some minutes before 1pm while preparing to blow up himself at the park, but a mob that quickly assembled refused suggestions that the bomber should [...]

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    Netanyahu promises ‘harsh response’ to synagogue attack

Netanyahu promises ‘harsh response’ to synagogue attack

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has vowed to respond harshly, "with a heavy hand", to the deadly Jerusalem synagogue attack by suspected Palestinians.On Tuesday morning in Jerusalem, in an ultra-orthodox neighbourhood in West Jerusalem, Palestinians attacked Jews praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem, with guns, axes and knives, killing four people before being killed themselves in a shootout with [...]

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    Fani-Kayode acquitted of 38-count corruption charge

Fani-Kayode acquitted of 38-count corruption charge

Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister, was on Monday acquitted of 38 of the 40-count charge against him, while the court ordered him to enter a defence for the remaining two charges.Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, the presiding judge at the Lagos federal high court, discharged and acquitted Fani-Kayode of 38 out of 40 counts of N100m money laundering charges levelled against him.In a [...]

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    Sierra Leonean doctor dies of Ebola in US

Sierra Leonean doctor dies of Ebola in US

The United States (US) has recorded its second death to Ebola virus disease, as another health worker died of the deadly disease on Monday.On Tuesday, Martin Salia, a surgeon who contracted the virus while working in Sierra Leone, died at a hospital in Nebraska, United States.The US recorded its first Ebola death on October 8 when Thomas Eric Duncan, the [...]

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    Septuagenarian Kafando named Burkina Faso interim president

Septuagenarian Kafando named Burkina Faso interim president

Seventy-two-year-old Michel Kafando, a former foreign minister (pictured), has been chosen as Burkina Faso's interim president, beating two journalists and one academic to the post.The decision, which was reached by political, military, religious, civil and traditional leaders in Burkina Faso, resulted from the amicable signing of a charter on Sunday, towards the country’s yearlong transition to elections.Earlier, Blaise Compaore was forced [...]

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    Myles Munroe’s death, Boko Haram’s fascination with Chibok… 10 headlines from last week

Myles Munroe’s death, Boko Haram’s fascination with Chibok… 10 headlines from last week

The just concluded week paints a portrait adorned with intense emotional colours, from overwhelming love to extreme hatred, from beauty of joy to the agony of sadness, from political enmity to religious fanaticism. But if there were just 10 things that defined how the just concluded week went, these are the likely picks. MYLES MUNROE'S TRAGIC EXITThe week woke up to the [...]

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    US asks Nigeria to punish insurgents

US asks Nigeria to punish insurgents

The United States has urged the Nigerian government investigate the alarming increase in suicide bombing and other activities of insurgents in the northeast region of the country.In a statement issued on Wednesday by the US ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle (pictured) embassy in Abuja, the American government re-emphasised its continuous support for Nigeria in the battle against insurgency.Expressing its wariness [...]

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    Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy’s hair finally combed

Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy’s hair finally combed

The only child of musical icons Beyonce Knowles and Shawn “Jay Z” Carter finally got her hair combed after the controversy that had trailed her natural hair.For more than two years, Blue Ivy’s apparently offensive hair had been a subject of discourse within the African American community, which often considered her looks unruly curly lock.Many fans of the richest female [...]

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    One in four Nigerians ‘at risk’ of high blood pressure

One in four Nigerians ‘at risk’ of high blood pressure

A recent study by the University of Edinburgh has shown that one of four Nigerians is at risk of high blood pressure.The study, which was carried out by scientists at the University of Edinburgh, says that understanding of hypertension in Nigeria – where more than 20 million cases had been recorded as at 2010 – and other African countries has been affected by lack of [...]

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    Sierra Leonean Ebola health workers begin strike over pay

Sierra Leonean Ebola health workers begin strike over pay

More than 400 health workers at the front lines of combating Ebola in Sierra Leone have embarked on an industrial action to express displeasure over non-payment of hazard allowances.The health workers, who include nurses, porters and cleaners, are protesting the failure of the government to pay an agreed weekly $100 (about N16,900) hazard allowance.All of them are from a clinic in [...]

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    UPDATED: Malian nurse, patient die of Ebola

UPDATED: Malian nurse, patient die of Ebola

A Malian nurse has lost her life to the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in a case that is unconnected with the first incident recorded in the country.Her death was followed by that of the patient she was treating, meaning three people have now died from Ebola in the West African country.The patient, who was reported to be a traditional Muslim healer in his [...]

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    8 Indian women die after undergoing govt sterilisation

8 Indian women die after undergoing govt sterilisation

Eight Indian women have been reported dead and 20 others in critical condition, after undergoing government-sponsored sterilisation surgeries in a bid to slow down the country's population explosion.On Saturday, a total of 83 women under the age of 32 had the operations in a hospital outside Bilaspur city in the central state of Chhattisgarh.The surgeries, which were conducted within six [...]

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    South Korean Ferry captain jailed for 36 years

South Korean Ferry captain jailed for 36 years

A South Korean captain who fled to safety while his crew and passengers sank in a capsized ferry has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.In April, a Sewol ferry with 476 people on board went down, leaving more than 300 people dead, most of whom were school students.Lee Joon-Seok, alongside 14 others, was charged with multiple murder by the prosecuting [...]

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    Man gets a ‘no’ despite proposing marriage with 99 iPhones

Man gets a ‘no’ despite proposing marriage with 99 iPhones

A Chinese programmer was slapped with a 'no' despite his extraordinary idea of buying 99 units of brand new iPhone 6 to propose to "the love of his life".November 11 being a memorable day for singles in Chinese history, the Chinese programmer resident in Guangzhou decided to make the day more blissful via a bizarre proposal.On Monday, the programmer bought 99 [...]

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    Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa, 19 years after

Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa, 19 years after

November 9, 2014 will be remembered for decades to come as the day when Myles Munroe, preacher, author, and motivational speaker, died – with his wife and only daughter – in a plane crash in his home country, Bahamas.There was a similar tragedy almost about the same time 19 years ago in Nigeria Africa – Africa and the rest of [...]

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    ‘The wealthiest place on earth is the cemetery’ and other memorable Myles Munroe quotes

‘The wealthiest place on earth is the cemetery’ and other memorable Myles Munroe quotes

Sixty-year-old Myles Munroe lost his life on Sunday in a plane crash in his home country, Bahamas, going down with his wife and seven others.The motivational speaker, author and preacher gave his followers reasons to smile through many inspirational quotes that make life worth living.As though he was preparing the world not to mourn his death but celebrate his life, speaking [...]

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