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U.S. expels 35 Russian diplomats

U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats including shutting down of two Russian compounds in the U.S. in a number of actions announced on Thursday. Mr. Obama said in a statement on Thursday that the ...

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Yuletide: FRSC records 187 deaths in 289 crashes

The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, on Wednesday said it had recorded 187 deaths in 289 crashes during the last Christmas celebrations.  Bisi Kazeem, Head Media Relations and Strategy of the commission, disclosed this to journalists in a statement. According ...

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Army captures Shekau’s Qur’an, flag in Sambisa

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had recovered Abubakar Shekau’s Qur’an and flag in Camp Zero, the Boko Haram’s Headquarters in Sambisa forest. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, said this while giving journalists update on ...

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Cuba bans Castro’s statues, naming sites after him

Cuba’s National Assembly approved a law that bans commemorative statues of Fidel Castro and naming public places after him, in accordance with the wishes of the revolutionary leader, who died last month. Castro always said he did not want a ...

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Fire engulfs Nigerian Breweries building in Lagos

An inferno has razed the factory section of Nigerian Breweries Limited in the Iganmu area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria. According to officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the fire started at about 5:30am on Sunday. No death has ...

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Lassa Fever claims 149 lives in Nigeria between 2015/16

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday said Nigeria recorded the largest outbreaks of Lassa fever in its history between 2015 and 2016, with 273 reported cases resulting to 149 deaths. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer of ...

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Lassa Fever resurfaces, kills one, 196 under monitoring in Ogun

A fresh case of Lassa Fever has been confirmed in Ogun State, by the government of the southwestern state. The disease has reportedly claimed the life of an assistant chief nursing officer at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi Aba in ...

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5.8 magnitude earthquake leaves two dead in Ecuador

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador’s Pacific coast on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring 15 others. The earthquake also disrupted production at the Esmeraldas oil refinery, officials said. The country’s geological institute recorded the quake off the coast ...

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BREAKING: Russian plane with 39 on board crashes in Siberia

An IL-18 aeroplane belonging to the Russian defence ministry has crashed in Yakutia in Siberia with 39 people on board. The defence ministry said 16 people were seriously injured, correcting earlier reports that 27 had died. The plane was carrying ...

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Psychiatrist warns that stress can lead to mental problem

Alfred Makanjuola, a consultant psychiatrist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, UITH, Ilorin, has warned Nigerians to guard against putting themselves under stress. The professor said that this could develop into mental illness if not checked. Mr. Makanjuola spoke ...

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