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Nigerian Man Kills Self After Residence Permit Denial in Italy

A Nigerian man killed himself in Italy after authorities denied him a residence permit, a charity that hosted him has said. Prince Jerry, 25, was a chemistry graduate and was continuing his studies at university having arrived from Libya on a boat two and a half years ago. In mid-January …

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Sinkhole Tunnel Someone Dug to Link Bank Exposed

By George Steer It’s like something straight out of a classic heist film. Florida public works employees called to investigate an apparent sinkhole were shocked to discover a recently excavated tunnel running below the street in the direction of a nearby bank. It remains unclear how many people were involved …

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Democrats Declare Victory in Shutdown Battle with Trump

Democratic leaders in Congress declared victory Friday in a successful negotiation to reopen the US government after a record five-week closure — and took the opportunity to chide President Donald Trump for taking so long to reach a deal. “Hopefully now the president has learned his lesson,” Senate Minority Leader …

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DR Congo’s President Falls Sick During Inauguration

DR Congo’s new President Felix Tshisekedi fell ill briefly as he was delivering his inauguration speech on Thursday following the country’s first peaceful handover of power. Tshisekedi, 55, returned to the microphone after 12 minutes, saying: “A famous president of our country said in his time: ‘understand my emotion’.” He …

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Gunmen Kill Ghanaian Investigative Journalist

A Ghanaian undercover journalist who helped expose corruption in African football has been killed in the capital Accra, police said Thursday. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was part of a team led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose probe led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association. Dozens …

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Malaysia’s King bdicates to Marry Russian Beauty Queen

In a historic first, Malaysia’s king, Sultan Muhammad V abdicated Sunday, ending weeks of speculation about his future after he took medical leave and reportedly married a Russian ex-beauty queen. Sultan Muhammad V’s decision marks the first time a king has stepped aside during his five-year term in the Muslim-majority …

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South Korean Pastor Jailed for Raping Followers

Lee Jae-rock, 75 South Korean pastor has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for raping eight female followers of his mega-church. He has about 130,000 followers at the Manmin Central Church in Seoul. But he denied all the charges. His victims had spoken of his “divine power” and said …

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ISWAP Claims Killing 118 in ‘West Africa Province’ after Attacking Nigerian Army Bases

The Islamic State group has claimed to have killed 118 people in its self-styled West Africa province in the last week, after a series of attacks against military bases in northeast Nigeria that have raised fears of a resurgent Boko Haram. The Islamist militant group said in a video posted …

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Marriage: London Police Tells Yoruba Women Home Truth

Officers from the Metropolitan Police in London have taken time out to minister to Yoruba women in the United Kingdom  (UK) on why they should protect the sanctity of marriage. Led by a Yoruba speaking officer, the police were seen in a video telling a congregation at the Divine Restoration …

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Ghana Poises to Deport 30 Nigerians

 Ghanaian Authorities are set to repatriate no fewer than 30 Nigerians for alleged infractions against the laws of the state. Reports indicate that the deportation may occur next week as officials of the Nigeria Immigration Services ( NIS) have been alerted and are on standby to receive the deportees. This …

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