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Nigeria records fall in infant mortality

The fifth Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) has highlighted a nationwide overall drop in infant mortality rate from 97 per 1000 live births recorded in 2011 to 70 per 1000 live births. The survey was jointly released by the National

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Alleged Coup: Mugabe to meet army chiefs

Embattled President Robert Mugabe will meet on Sunday with the army chiefs who took over Zimbabwe in a bid to end the crisis that has gripped the nation, state TV said. “President Robert Mugabe will meet the commander-elect of the

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Six killed in Borno bomb attacks – Police

Six persons have died in bomb attacks which occurred early Saturday in Jere local government area of Borno state, the police have confirmed. Victor Isukwu, the state’s police command public relations officer, said two Boko Haram female suicide bombers detonated

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PHOTOS: Tanker crashes into Onitsha-Nkpor flyover

An accident has left a fuel tanker dangling off the Nkpor flyover, along Onitsha-Enugu expressway. TheCable learnt that the fuel tanker suffered a brake failure, tumbled and got stuck on the flyover. The incident happened on Saturday during the Anambra

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Indian classical dancer crowned Miss World 2017

Indian representative, Manushi Chhillar, has won the 2017 Miss World beauty pageant. It is the first time an Indian will win the pageant in 17 years. Priyanka Chopra took home the coveted title in 2000. Chhillar competed against 108 aspiring beauty

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Anambra poll: Police arrest ‘two IPOB members’

Two suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been arrested by the police in Anambra. They were said to have attempted to disrupt the electoral process at the Ozugbe axis of Anambra East local government area. According

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Journalists as endangered species

By Yemi Esho, Abuja Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence – Leonardo da Vinci Journalists or the media by the nature of their job are exposed to various forms of danger. They want and must report the news to

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IFAD to support Sokoto communities on agriculture

The International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD), in collaboration with the Federal Government, has concluded arrangements to support Community Development Associations to boost agricultural businesses in 17 local government areas of Sokoto State. The Country Programme Manager of IFAD, Mr.

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Anambra: 37 aspirants battle for one seat

Today, 37 candidates of various political parties will file out to test their strength and acceptance as the people of Anambra State go to the polls to elect their next governor. However, analysts believe that out of the 37 political

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Fayose to Buhari: Jail corrupt people in your govt

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has told President Muhammadu Buhari to stop being hypocritical about his fight against corruption and rid his government of corrupt elements first, saying; “Someone needs to tell the President that Nigerians no longer believe

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