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Again, Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

The Nigeria Union in South Africa has confirmed the killing of its member, Chinedu Eze, allegedly by a Somalian in the Western Cape Province of that country. The Chairman of the union in the province, Mike Ibitoye, told the News ...

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Judge blocks Trump’s new executive order on Sanctuary Cities

A San Francisco  judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities for immigrants. The ruling from  District Judge William Orrick III said Trump’s order targeted broad categories of federal ...

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FRESH: US submarine arrives in South Korea amid fear of North Korean missile test

A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test. The missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships led by aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. North Korea is ...

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Solution to plastic-bag pollution? Scientists discover Caterpillar eats plastic

A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic, scientists reported Monday, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution. “This discovery could be an important tool for helping ...

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Japan joins drills as North Korea-U.S. tensions worsen

North Korea on Sunday threatened to sink an American aircraft carrier that is beginning joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean. The USS Carl Vinson will be joined by the Ashigara and Samidare destroyers in “tactical ...

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Customs reshuffles management; redeploys 48 Comptrollers

The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday announced a major re-shuffle of its management, as the Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali, approved the immediate redeployment of 48 Comptrollers of the Service. A statement by the Customs spokesperson, Joseph Attah, said the redeployment, which ...

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Scientists discover new planet with prospect of life

Scientists have discovered planet sitting in a solar system just 39 light years away. The new planet is considered one of the best targets for finding life, scientists have said. A team of scientists that discovered the exoplanet were quoted ...

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Julia Roberts named “World Most Beautiful Woman”

American screen “godess”, Julia Roberts, 49, was named “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” for a record-setting fifth time by the People’s Magazine, U.S., on Wednesday. Jess Cagle, the People’s Editorial Director, announced the magazine’s decision on “Good Morning America” Show, ABC ...

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George Bush hospitalised for recurrent case of pneumonia

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalised in Houston for four days with a recurrence of a case of pneumonia he had earlier in the year, a family spokesman said Tuesday. The 92-year-old father of former President George W. ...

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Nigerian UN worker arrested for robbing 4 banks in New York.

A Nigerian said to be a journalist and former United Nations employee has been arrested for allegedly robbing four Manhattan banks — all during his lunch hour. According to New York Post, Abdullahi Shuaibu, 53, was picked up by cops ...

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