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US fighter planes dare North Korea

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Some powerful US bombers and fighter escorts flew off the coast of North Korea on Saturday in a show of force. The power show is against North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme and intransigence, but the action is escalating already sky-high tensions in the region.

Ex-Nigerian governor loses choice hotel in Singapore to mistress

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A run-away former governor has lost a choice hotel in Singapore to the latter day wife he used to launder his loot.

The ex-governor is currently under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly benefitting from the $2.1billion arms scandal.

Also hanging on his neck is an allegation that he mismanaged N19.8billion public funds while in office.

He has refused to honour EFCC invitation CR: 3000/EFCC/ABJ/ASO/TM5/VOL.5/596.

It was gathered that the ex-governor used to frequent Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

But following the recent signing of six agreements by Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), he reportedly left Dubai for Singapore.

A highly placed source familiar with the ongoing probe of the ex-governor, said the suspect entered into a marriage of convenience with the woman in Singapore with a view to protecting the investment of his laundered funds in the choice hotel.

He reportedly bought the hotel in the name of the ‘wife’.

“But the marriage turned into a scam because the ‘wife’ divorced the ex-governor and took possession of the hotel,” the source said yesterday.

“The suspect has been battling to retrieve the hotel from his ‘wife’. It is however doubtful if he can get it back.”

It was learnt that the ex-governor is now in a serious dilemma.

Investigation revealed that over N600million of the $2.1billion arms scandal fund has so far been traced to the ex-governor.

'IPOB’s funding can be blocked diplomatically'

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Lawyers yesterday said the federal government can block the funding of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) through diplomatic means.

Strong 6.2-magnitude quake shakes Mexico City

Posted on Saturday, 23 September 2017 No comments

A strong earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people.

The US Geological Survey says the new temblor was centered about 12 miles (19 kilometers) southeast of Matias Romero in the state of Oaxaca, which was the region most battered by a magnitude 8.1 quake on September 7.

Iran joins N/Korea, tests new ballistic missile

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Just like North Korea, Iran has tested a new ballistic missile that is reportedly capable of carrying multiple warheads after a successful unveiling on Friday at a military parade in Tehran.

Boko Haram Is Defeated – Nigerian Army

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The Nigerian Army has described reports in a section of the media that Boko Haram is still holding seven local governments in Borno State, as not only an attempt to propagate falsehood but a futile effort to misinform members of the public.

'Kill my son if he’s involved with drugs' - President tells police

Posted on Friday, 22 September 2017 No comments

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would have his son killed if accusations of drug trafficking against him proved true, and that he also would protect the police who would kill his son from prosecution, The Guardian says.

IPOB sues FG, Army over proscription order

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The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday, sued the Federal government of Nigeria and the Nigerian army for proscribing its activities and tagging it a terrorist organisation. At a Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday, IPOB prayed the court to set aside the order of injunction proscribing its activities. The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati, on Wednesday in Abuja, granted Federal Government an interim injunction proscribing activities of the group.

Nigerian army quiet on Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts

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The Nigerian Army said on Friday it has successfully curtailed the activities of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in the South East, while clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the region had been prevented by troops in the past two weeks.

Trump, North Korean leader in hot exchange

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North Korea leader, Kim Jong-un, has said remarks by United States President, Donald Trump, have convinced him he is right to develop weapons for his country.

North Korea triggers Olympics security scare

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Austria and Germany joined France on Friday in raising the spectre of staying away from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea amid security fears over nuclear-armed North Korea.

Asking a woman for her phone number may become illegal

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France is working on putting an end to street harassment. The nation has announced a ban on bugging women for their phone numbers and following them.

Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar on FIFA player of the year shortlist

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar have been nominated as finalists for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award, the football sport’s world governing body said on Friday.

 Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to a second consecutive UEFA Champions League title and finished as the tournament’s top scorer with 12 goals earlier this year.

IPOB urges court to set aside proscription order

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The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday prayed the Federal High Court in Abuja should set aside the order of injunction proscribing the activities of the group.

Uber loses licence to operate in London

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London transport authorities announced Friday they would not renew Uber’s licence to operate in the city when it expires on September 30 for safety reasons, although it has three weeks to appeal.

Nigeria highest contributor to global deaths

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Nigeria’s rating as the second country with highest maternal death rate in the world and its contribution of 15 per cent of annual global death is causing anxiety in health sector.

Is Trump’s marriage in jeopardy?

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President Donald trump made waves last week when he greeted his wife on stage with an “awkward” handshake, and a body language expert says the move made the first couple “look horrible.”

Senate President Disappoints Nigerians

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Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday disappointed many Nigerians who had thought that he was going to come clean on the controversy surrounding the salaries and allowances of senators.

President Buhari returns to London for undisclosed reasons

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President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to London for undisclosed reasons.

Northerners safe in South East – Ohanaeze

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The President General, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo, on Thursday assured northerners resident in the south East of their safety.

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