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    Avicii’s family arrives in Oman as new details emerge on his death – CNN

    Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead Friday in the Oman capital of Muscat. A cause of death has not been released. “Two postmortems were carried out … and we can confirm that there is no criminal suspicion in the death,” Royal Oman Police told CNN. … Read more via CNN –...
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    Vatican urged to declare British missionary John Bradburne a Catholic saint - The Telegraph

    The Vatican is being urged to declare a British missionary a Catholic saint following reports that he miraculously cured a man of his brain tumor and that blood was inexplicably seen dripping from his coffin. Supporters of John Bradburne are trying to raise £20,000 to fund efforts to beatify...
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    118m Nigerian Adults Have No Bank Account – World Bank – Leadership Newspaper

    Recent data provided by the World Bank says 118 million Nigerians do not have bank accounts. The information was made available in the latest Global Findex Database report released on Thursday at the ongoing Spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington DC...
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    Kwese TV Hit by Cash Flow Problems, Misses Payments for World Cup Rights – Thisdaylive

    Pan-African pay-television service provider, Kwese TV, has been hit by a cash crunch, forcing it to default on payments to rights holders to some of the content it seeks to broadcast. A recent report published by TV Sports Market listed rights holders to whom Kwese TV owes financial obligations...
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    Nigeria’s economy in reverse gear – Henry Boyo, renowned economist – The Sun News

    Renowned economist and Managing Director of Cocosheen Nigeria Limited, Lagos, Mr Henry Olujimi Boyo, in this interview, declares that positive indices that can drive the Nigerian economy are lacking and pointedly accuses those who has the responsibility of managing it of deliberately running it...
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    Vodacom seals deal with Intelsat to improve Nigeria’s internet connectivity – Vanguard News

    Vodacom Business Nigeria and Intelsat S.A. has announced an agreement to expand its enterprise broadband connectivity in Nigeria. This is in order to further provide improved satellite services to its local enterprise customers. The strategic agreement was signed at the Satellite 2018 event...
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    Foreign donors boost power projects with $1.5bn – Punch Newspapers

    International donors are providing about $1.5bn loan to Nigeria for the expansion of power transmission projects across the country. Officials of the Transmission Company of Nigeria confirmed this in Abuja on Saturday and stated that the funds were beginning to come into the power sector as …...
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    Terrorism: Nigerian Army Soars At Continental Meet – Leadership Newspaper

    It took America over a decade to hunt down Al Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the terrorists attacks on World Trade Centre and the Pentagon on, September 11, 2001, also popularly referred to as 9/11 attacks. And for years, Bin … Read more via Leadership Newspaper –...
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    Lagos Socialite, Vivienne Chiologi, Gives Birth to First Baby at 52 – Thisdaylive

    As veteran socialite, Vivienne Chiologi, gave birth to a baby girl, last Thursday, in London, at the age of 52, she clings to the gift of life and a second chance, like dependable friars on the Alp. Having attained that curve in her life when words can no longer … Read more via Thisdaylive...
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    ‘2,000 medical doctors leave Nigeria yearly’ – The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria and...

    Doctors at work Stakeholders in the health sector have expressed alarm at the rate Nigerian physicians are trooping abroad in search of greener pastures. In separate interviews with The Guardian, they shed light on the urgency of the situation, calling on … Read more via The Guardian...
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    1 Out Of Every 5 Individual Suffers Mental Illness – Expert – Leadership Newspaper

    One out of every five individuals suffers one or another form of mental illness, Dr. Auwal Sani Salihu, quoted World Health Organisarion (WHO) as saying. Auwal who is a consultant psychiatrist at the Bayero University, Kano stated this yesterday while speaking on Mental … Read more via...
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    A tribute to the lazy Nigerian youth – Vanguard News

    Let me say that my greatest anger with Nigeria is that it wasted my youth. And I saw the best minds of my generation, to make a riff of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl, destroyed, driven mad and into internal and external exile, by a mindless lootocracy of military Generals … Read more via Vanguard...
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    Hamas man shot dead in Malaysia – BBC News

    A Palestinian professor and member of the Hamas militant organisation has been killed in a drive-by shooting on the streets of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. The family of Fadi al-Batsh, 35, has accused Israel's spy agency Mossad of being behind his killing on Saturday.… Read more via...
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    World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117 – ABC News

    The world’s oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117. An official in the town of Kikai says Nabi Tajima died in a hospital on Saturday shortly before 8 p.m. She had been hospitalized since January. Tajima was born on Aug. 4, 1900, and … Read more via ABC News –...
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    47 Illegal Arms, 172 Live Ammunition Recovered in A’Ibom – Thisdaylive

    Following the order by the Inspected General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on the recovery of prohibited firearms and weapons across the country, 47 illegal arms and 172 live ammunition and cartridges have been recovered by the Police in Akwa Ibom State. The Police Public Relations … Read more...
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    Again, Suspected Herdsmen Kill 10 in Benue – Thisdaylive

    Police intercept 2 arms, ammunition-laden Taraba bound buses in Ebonyi George Okoh in Makurdi and Benjamin Nworie in Abakaliki. The orgy of violence continued in Benue State as suspected herdsmen Saturday attacked Tse-Abi, Tse-Ginde, Tse-Peviv, Tse Ikyo, Agenke, and Gbenke in Guma Local...
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    Benue: Three people reportedly killed at APC meeting – Nigeria News | Laila’s Blog

    On Friday, not less than three members of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Benue State were allegedly killed, and several others were injured during the party’s Benue South Senatorial caucus meeting which was held in Otukpo, headquarters of the senatorial district.... Read more via...
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    Father of Dapchi girl, Leah, who’s still being held, debunks rumour of release – Laila's Blog

    The father of Leah, the only Dapchi school girl still being held by the Boko Haram terrorists, Mr. Nathan Sharibu, on Saturday, debunked the rumours making rounds that his daughter had been released. […] Read more via Nigeria News | Laila’s Blog – https://ift.tt/2HjDqRC Get More Nigeria...
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    Gunmen kill 22 farmers in Ortom’s town – Newtelegraph

    As Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, continues with his annual leave in China, gunmen clad in Nigerian Army uniforms believed to be armed Fulani herdsmen yesterday, invaded some communities in Guma, home of the governor and killed 22 people.... Read more via Newtelegraph –...
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    Pancreatic cancer: Some blood pressure drugs put women at risk – Medical News Today

    New research suggests that certain blood pressure drugs may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer in postmenopausal women. A certain class of blood pressure drugs may double the risk of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. Zhensheng Wang, a postdoctoral researcher at the Dan L. Duncan...
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