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No poisonous rice in Nigeria – FG

The National Biosafety Management Agency on Wednesday described as untrue claims that there were genetically modified rice in the Nigerian market. It said those making the insinuations that the country had been flooded with ‘poisonous’ rice were mischief makers. The

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Seeking escape from home, Kansas man robs bank, goes straight to jail

A Kansas man robbed a bank last week in order to go to jail and avoid his wife, court documents showed. Lawrence John Ripple, 70, told his wife following a fight on Friday that “he’d rather be in jail than

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Ryan Lochte will be suspended 10 months

US swimmer Ryan Lochte will be suspended from his sport for 10 months and will not be allowed to participate in the 2017 world championship meet as a result of his involvement in a gas station incident in Rio de

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Iraq militia fighters join battle for Syria’s Aleppo

An Iraqi Shi’ite militia said on Wednesday it had dispatched more than 1,000 fighters to the frontline in neighboring Syria, escalating foreign involvement in the battle for Aleppo, the biggest prize in five years of relentless civil war. New footage

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Michael Ibru dies at 86

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended condolences to the family of Michael Ibru, who passed away on Tuesday, aged 85. President Buhari equally commiserated with the government and people of Delta State and the Urhobos in particular on the passage of

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Ambode wants police officers redeployed for indiscriminate arrest of Lagosians

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has sent a formal request to the State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, asking for the redeployment of some police officers attached to the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences Unit.

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Nigeria will remain in recession till 2020 – Agbakoba

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, has said Nigeria will continue to wallow in economic recession until 2020 except the Federal Government takes hold of the banking sector and exert more regulatory control, among other measures. Also, the

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Mudslide kills newly-wed teenager in Lagos

A teenager, Faisa, has been killed by a mudslide in Lagos after days of incessant rain in the state. The 16-year-old was killed in the Agidingbi, Ikeja area of Lagos State, less than two weeks after her wedding. She and

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7 prisoners who became heads of state

While it easily can be argued that they are all not saints, the sacrifice made by these people has to be respected. These modern-day Josephs, driven by love for their country or ambitions, risked their lives to secure a better

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Woman stabs boyfriend to death in Accra

The Accra Regional Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old unemployed woman, Akua Oparebea, for allegedly stabbing her 36-year-old boyfriend to death. The suspect is said to have escaped with the children after the incident, leaving her boyfriend in a pool

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