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Boko Haram faction sacks Marte, captures military base

Government troops and hundreds of residents have been forced to flee after an armed group overran a town and captured a military base in...

Brexit: Britain, EU begin new era of relations

Brussels/London (dpa) Four-and-a-half years after a British referendum on membership in the European Union (EU), Brexit is finally reality after Britain left the single market...

Argentine prosecutors probe Maradona’s death

Argentine prosecutors were investigating Friday the circumstances surrounding the death of Diego Maradona and whether it could have involved medical negligence, judicial sources said.“There...

Iran accuses Israel of scientist assassination, vows revenge

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a “mercenary” for the US in carrying out the assassination of Tehran’s...

Blatter, Platini probe shifts to fraud accusation

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini are now being investigated for “fraud” and “breach of trust” in Switzerland, a source...

22 killed as herdsmen, farmers clash in Chad

At least 22 people have been killed in southern Chad in the latest instance of deadly ethnic violence between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers,...

US sanctions Chinese, Russian firms over Iran dealings

The US on Friday announced economic sanctions on Chinese and Russian companies that Washington said had supported the development of Iran’s missile program.The four...

Mexico foreign minister says ‘huge potential’ for US ties

Mexico’s foreign minister said there was “huge potential” for US ties, a day after the Mexican leader said it was too soon to congratulate...

Biden begins transition as Trump refuses to concede defeat

US President-elect Joe Biden took the first steps Sunday towards moving into the White House in 73 days, as Donald Trump again refused to...

US election: Saudi Arabia king, crown prince congratulate Biden

Saudi Arabia’s king and its powerful crown prince Sunday congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election, state media said, a day after...

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Ogun PDP Chieftain Urges Youths To Develop Interest In Politics

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Hon. Bolarinwa Adekunbi has urged Nigerian youths to develop more interest in politics, if...

Foundation Reaches Out To 200 Widows, Less Privileged In Ogun

      A popular foundation has reached out to two hundred Widows in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The founder of the foundation, Mrs Oluyinka Adewoye, disclosed...

Ijebu East LG Chairman pledges to equip Itele market with modern facilities

The Chairman of Ijebu East local government area of Ogun state, Hon Wale Adedayo has pledged to equip the popular Ijebu Itele market with modern...

Court remands woman for biting neighbour’s scrotum

          A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife, Osun on Monday ordered that a woman, Nifemi Ajayi, who allegedly bit her neighbour on the scrotum, be...

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