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France’s President Macron Names Cabinet, Close Supporters Take Key Ministries

The newly inaugurated President Emmanuel Macron of France on Wednesday constituted his government, with close supporters taking key ministries but a centre-right politician appointed as economy minister. Jean-Yves Le Drian, who served as defence minister under Macron’s predecessor Francois Hollande, was named minister for Europe and foreign affairs under Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. Gerard Collomb,…

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Acceptance Rate Of Lesbians, Gays & Bisexuals In Nigeria Is On The Rise – NOIPolls

  NOIPolls, the premier organization for country specific polling services in West Africa has released a Social Perception Survey on Lesbian, Gays and Bisexual Rights showing an increase in acceptance rate of Lesbian, Gays and Bisexuals in Nigeria. Commissioned by The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), a non-profit organization working to protect the rights of…

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”We’ll Soon Sign Anti-Grazing Bill Into Law” – Gov. Samuel Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, yesterday, said the anti-open grazing bill will soon be signed into law to curb clashes between herdsmen and farmers. The governor stated this in Abuja after briefing Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on the security situation in the state. According to him, the state looks forward to receiving the…

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Former Vanguard Chief Accountant Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison For Forgery & Stealing

A former Chief Accountant of Vanguard Newspaper, Bhadmus Abiodun, was on Tuesday sentenced to 14-years in prison by Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of an Ikeja High Court for forgery and stealing N3.1million. TodayNG reports that the money belongs to the media house. Abiodun was arraigned alongside Samuel Ogbole, the Vanguard Media Representative for Onitsha who were convicted of an eight-count charge of…

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EFCC Docks Ex Niger State Governor & Commissioner For N1.46bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned former Niger State governor, Muazu Babangida Aliyu and his Commissioner of Environment, Parks, Gardens and Forest Resources, Umar Mohammed Nasko, before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja on an eight-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N1.46 billion. One of the counts reads: “That you Dr.…

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Ebola Virus: Kenya Issues Critical Alert

The Director of Medical Services at the Ministry of Health in Kenya Jackson Kioko released an alert on Ebola Virus following its outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). He said the government has reactivated the rapid response teams for enhanced surveillance and follow-up of travellers with elevated body temperatures. He assured Kenyans that there is no…

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Lara Oshiomhole, 334 Other Foreigners Granted Nigerian Citizenship

A total of 335 foreign nationals were on Tuesday in Abuja granted citizenship by the Federal Government after statutory clearance and due diligence by the relevant security agencies.‎ ‎The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau,‎ who presented the certificates of citizenship to the foreigners, charged them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria. Lara Oshiomhole, wife…

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Miss USA 2017: Kara McCullough Crowned As The New Queen

  25-year-old scientist Kara McCullough has been crowned as Miss USA 2017 on Sunday by 2016 winner DeShauna Barber. This is the second year in a row that the winner is emerging from the same state, D.C. District of Columbia. The event was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas and the new queen will go on to represent America…

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