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Illicit Drugs: Senegalese Woman Jailed 4yrs

A Lagos Federal High Court, on Monday, sentenced a 43 year old Senegalese woman, Sall Fatou the act four years-jail term over drug trafficking. The convict, who is from the Senegal capital, Dakar, according to the anti-drugs agency, the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, was arrested on December 4, 2015, with 151.6 grammes of cocaine and 151.1 grammes of ...

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Remembering African Butcheries Of The Past, A Case Of Rwandan Genocide: In Honour Of Late Agathe Uwilingiyamana and Victims Of Regime Atrocities In Africa

Witten By Emeka Umeagbalasi “The killings have stopped, not because of changing of heart, but because there are few people left to be killed” (Brig General Paul Kagame (as he then was), leader of the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF), responding to a Radio France International question as why the genocidal butcheries had stopped in July 1994). I woke up this morning ...

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UK Telegraph: Buhari Using Britain’s Money to Fight Opposition Not Boko Haram

Hundreds of millions of pounds of British foreign aid given to Nigeria to help combat Boko Haram terrorists is instead allegedly being used to fund a witch-hunt against opposition politicians, UK Telegraph reports. In a publication on Tuesday, Con Coughlin, UK Telegraph defence editor, said Britain committed to spending £860 million in foreign aid to Nigeria, to help support the ...

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EgyptAir Flight Hijack Suspect Arrested, Passengers Freed

A man claiming to be wearing an explosive vest hijacked an EgyptAir plane on Tuesday, forcing it to land in Larnaca, on the southern coast of Cyprus, before he was arrested, according to the Cypriot government. “It’s over,” the Cypriot Foreign Ministry announced at 2:41 p.m., after a standoff that lasted more than five hours. The New York Times reports ...

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Two Brussels Suicide Bombers Were Brothers, Official Says

Two suspected suicide bombers who carried out the Brussels attacks were brothers, and a third man is being sought, a prosecutor said. The brothers who were part of the Tuesday bombing in Brussels were identified as brothers with criminal records. The toll from the assaults, at the city’s main airport and at a subway station in central Brussels, stood at ...

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Key Suspect In Brussels Airport Bombing Arrested

A key suspect in the attacks in Brussels has been arrested, Belgian media say, quoting judicial sources. Najim Laachraoui, thought to be the man on the right in a CCTV image taken before the Zaventem airport attack, was detained in the Anderlecht area. Two of the other attackers have been named in Belgian media as the brothers Khalid and Brahim ...

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Judge Lambasts EFCC For Intimidating Court Over Australian Contractor

An Abuja High Court Judge, Justice Peter Affen has berated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly intimidating his court and for attempting to stall a case involving it and an Austrian Security contractor, Mr. Wolfgang Wolfgang Reinl who sued the anti-graft agency for N2b for allegedly detaining him since last year without trial. Reinl was detained since ...

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How MTN Sabotaged War Against Boko Haram, Caused Death of 10,0000 Nigerians – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday revealed why the Fedeal Government imposed heavy fine on South African telecommunication giant, MTN Nigeria, accusing MTN of contributing to the death of 10,000 innocent Nigerians by Boko Haram insurgents due to the slow registration of its mobile lines. Buhari made the assertion during a joint press conference after a closed door meeting with South ...

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Pope Prays As Twists in Biafra Republic Agitation Continues

There have been many twists in the moves by some groups in the South Eastern Nigeria to carve our a sovereign state called Biafra. The aggigation for the actualisation of Biafra as an independent nation is currently being coordinated by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Biafran Zionist Movement, among ...

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