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    79 students abducted in Cameroon regain freedom

79 students abducted in Cameroon regain freedom

All the 79 students abducted from Presbyterian Secondary School in Bamenda, Cameroon, have been freed.Samuel Fonki, a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, confirmed their release on Wednesday.The students were kidnapped on Monday along with their principal, a teacher and a driver.“Praise God, 78 children and the driver have been released. The principal and one teacher are still with [...]

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    First ever Muslim women elected as Democrats take over US house of reps

First ever Muslim women elected as Democrats take over US house of reps

Two Muslim women emerged victorious as Democrats took over the US house of representatives at the midterm elections on Tuesday.Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, Democrats from Minnesota and Michigan respectively, will be the first Muslim women to serve in congress.Massachusetts will also get its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee are set to elect their first female senators.The result [...]

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    Over 70 students kidnapped from Cameroonian school

Over 70 students kidnapped from Cameroonian school

At least 78 students were kidnapped at Bamenda's Presbyterian Secondary School in the capital of the north-west region of Cameroon on Monday.The students were abducted along with their principal, a teacher and a driver.Adolphe Lele L'Afrique, governor of the region, confirmed the incident, blaming it on militias.Militias have been demanding the independence of the two English-speaking regions. They have called for [...]

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    EXTRA: Canada struggling to meet demands for cannabis — weeks after legalising it

EXTRA: Canada struggling to meet demands for cannabis — weeks after legalising it

Most stores in Canada  are struggling to meet the demand for cannabis, two weeks after the Canadian government approved of it for recreational use.Both physical and digital stores have reportedly not been able to meet the demand in many parts of the country.“There is not enough legal marijuana to supply all of recreational demand in Canada,” the Guardian quoted Rosalie [...]

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    ICC president says Buhari is one of the most respected African statesmen

ICC president says Buhari is one of the most respected African statesmen

Chile Eboe-Osuji, president of the International Criminal Court (ICC) says President Muhammadu Buhari is one of the most highly respected African statesmen of our time.Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York earlier in the week, Eboe-Osuji expressed reverence for president Buhari, quoting him three times in his speech to the UN.The speech, which was his first [...]

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    UK councillor with Nigerian heritage resigns over drug offence

UK councillor with Nigerian heritage resigns over drug offence

Ishmael Osamor, a 29 year-old UK Labour councillor of Nigerian origin, has resigned from his position. According to BBC, Osamor resigned at a meeting of the council's labour group on Tuesday after it emerged that he had pleaded guilty to having £2,500 (N1,158,937) worth of drugs with intent to supply at Bestival event in Dorset. The Haringey councillor, who was caught with ecstasy, cocaine, [...]

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    Nigerians born in US may lose citizenship as Trump takes hard stance on immigration

Nigerians born in US may lose citizenship as Trump takes hard stance on immigration

President Donald Trump says he plans to sign an executive order that would remove the automatic right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorised immigrants born on US soil.In an interview with Axios, the US president said the process to end birthright citizenship by executive order is under way.If Trump executes this plan, Nigerians who usually travel to America [...]

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    EXTRA: Archbishop wants govt to help deduct tithe from workers’ salaries

EXTRA: Archbishop wants govt to help deduct tithe from workers’ salaries

Cyprian Lwanga, Catholic archbishop of Kampala, has recommended that the Ugandan government deducts 10% from workers' monthly salary as tithe for the church.According to Citizen Digital, the archbishop said he wanted Uganda to go the Germany route where Germans who are registered as Catholics, Protestants or Jews have a church tax (Kirchensteuer) of 8-9 percent deducted from their annual income.The church [...]

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    Plane with 188 passengers crashes into sea in Indonesia

Plane with 188 passengers crashes into sea in Indonesia

It was a black Monday in Indonesia as a passenger plane carrying 188 people crashed into the sea off Jakarta, some minutes after take-off.According to air tracking service Flightradar 24, the flight JT610 operated by Lion Air, lost contact with the ground 13 minutes after take-off.The jet was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, which can carry up to 200 passengers,.“It [...]

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    UPDATED: Death toll in US synagogue shooting rises to 11

UPDATED: Death toll in US synagogue shooting rises to 11

US authorities say 11 people have been killed and six injured after a gunman launched an attack on members of The Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh, US.The shooter, identified as a 46-year-old local resident named Robert Bowers, surrendered to the police after shooting three officers.Bowers reportedly walked into the synagogue building and yelled, “all Jews must die,” before opening fire.The [...]

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