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    ICYMI: Four killed in Dubai plane crash

ICYMI: Four killed in Dubai plane crash

Four people were killed after a small aircraft they were in crashed about three miles off Dubai International Airport.According to BBC, three Britons and a South African were the victims of the ill-fated flight.The aircraft reportedly crashed at about 19:30 local time, killing a pilot, a co-pilot and two passengers.The aircraft registered as DA42 plane was owned by Flight Calibration [...]

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    Taiwan legalises same-sex union in historic first for Asia

Taiwan legalises same-sex union in historic first for Asia

Taiwan’s parliament has finally passed a law to legalize same-sex marriage after more than two years of protests and political disputes.With the passage of the law, gay couples now have the right to marry in a landmark vote that made the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation.The law, which was passed on Friday -- barely a [...]

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    Zimbabwe’s president fires minister over power outage for 8 hrs per day

Zimbabwe’s president fires minister over power outage for 8 hrs per day

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has fired Joram Gumbo (pictured), his minister of energy and power development, over "poor electricity supply" across the country.According to BBC, Zimbabwe is experiencing the worst electricity blackouts since 2016.This is coming after the minister had licenced over 30 companies to provide solar power to the country and concluded plans to travel to Mozambique, a [...]

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    Nigerian-born Obaze becomes mayor in UK

Nigerian-born Obaze becomes mayor in UK

Victoria Obaze, a woman with Nigerian heritage, made history on Wednesday after she was sworn into office as the first black female civic mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets.Obaze’s inauguration on Wednesday is the latest in turn of events that have seen Nigerians emerge as mayors in their area councils of residence in the UK.Ernest Ezeajughi and Kate Anorue, [...]

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    Swaziland king denies ordering men to marry more wives or face jail term

Swaziland king denies ordering men to marry more wives or face jail term

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    US suspends ‘drop box’ visa applications in Nigeria

US suspends ‘drop box’ visa applications in Nigeria

The United States embassy in Nigeria has suspended drop box service or interview waiver for those renewing visas in the country. [...]

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    UK jails six Nigerians over internet fraud

UK jails six Nigerians over internet fraud

Six Nigerian citizens based in the United Kingdom have been jailed for their roles in the theft of millions of pounds from businesses and individuals in the UK and abroad.The Nigerians, related by blood, are Bonaventure Chukwuka, 41; Emmanuel Chukwuka, 27; Christian Chukwuka, 39; Andrew Chukwu, 35; Queen Chukwuka, 32; and Grace Chukwuka, 39.They were among ten persons convicted between [...]

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    US: How Nigeria assisted us in arresting wanted drug baron

US: How Nigeria assisted us in arresting wanted drug baron

The US has described as “resounding”, the assistance of the federal government and law enforcement agencies in the extradition of a wanted "drug baron".According to a statement from the public affairs section of the US embassy in Nigeria, Muhammad Khalid Khan, the 31-year-old suspect, was arrested in Nigeria following a federal arrest warrant issued in New York.The US indicted Khan, a Pakistani, [...]

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    BBC sacks presenter over chimpanzee tweet about British royal baby

BBC sacks presenter over chimpanzee tweet about British royal baby

The BBC has sacked a presenter who tweeted an image of a chimpanzee dressed in clothes with the caption “royal baby leaves hospital’’.Meghan, wife of Prince Harry, gave birth, in the early hours of Monday, to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, a baby boy, who is the first mixed race child to be born into the top hierarchy of British royalty in recent [...]

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    Prince Harry, Meghan share first glimpse of royal baby, name him ‘Archie’

Prince Harry, Meghan share first glimpse of royal baby, name him ‘Archie’

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