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Monthly Archives: December 2021

Bandits Set 42 Passengers Ablaze In Sokoto, Kidnapped Chief Imam, 10 Others During Prayers

Gunmen suspected to be bandits yesterday burnt scores of passengers traveling from Sabon Birni local government area to Sokoto town. The incident which occurred at about 9am in the morning happened around Gidan Bawa village where the terrorists always referred to as bandits blocked the road and set the vehicle ablaze. The Sokoto State Police spokesperson, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, confirmed …

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EXCLUSIVE: Real Reason We Reduced Emirates Flight To Once Weekly In Nigeria –Aviation Minister, Sirika

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has given more insight into why the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration reduced Emirates Airlines flights in the country to once every week. In an audio recording exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters on Saturday, Sirika disclosed that the Nigerian Government took the retaliatory action after receiving an ‘insulting’ letter from the United Arab Emirates Government over …

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Ex-Barcelona Star, Samuel Eto’o, Elected Cameroon Football Federation President

Cameroon football legend, Samuel Eto’o, has been elected to lead the Cameroon Football Federation for the next four years. Eto’o was announced as new president on Saturday at the federation’s general assembly. The four-time African Footballer of the Year and former Indomitable Lions international defeated rival, Seidou Mbombo Njoya, the fourth Vice- President at the Confederation of African Football. Five …

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Proposed Fuel Price Increase: NLC Vows To Shut Down Economic Activities, Begins Mobilisation

Following the news of the Federal government’s plan to increase fuel pump price to N340, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has vowed to grand economic activities across the country, adding that it has started mobilisation of its members for the showdown. Recall that the Federal government recently announced that its readiness to withdraw subsidies on petroleum products from next year, …

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Ethiopia Government Claims Recapture Of Key Towns

Ethiopia’s government said Monday it had recaptured two strategic towns from rebel fighters, the latest in a rapid series of battlefield victories claimed by forces loyal to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The announcement marks another dramatic twist in the 13-month-old conflict that has killed thousands of people and triggered a deep humanitarian crisis in the north of Africa’s second most …

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Man bags six months jail term for stealing rice, spaghetti, drinks worth N4,560

A Magistrate Court sitting in Ile-Ife, Osun State has sentenced one ThankGod Paul, 29, to six months jail term for stealing food items worth N4,560. He was docked on Monday on three counts bordering on breaking, entering, and stealing before O. Adediwura. Police prosecutor, Inspector Onah Glory informed the court that Paul broke and entered into the shop of one …

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Italy Imposes New COVID-19 Rules On Unvaccinated People

People in Italy unvaccinated against Covid-19 can no longer go to the theatre, cinemas, live music venues or major sporting events under new rules that came into force Monday. Only those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 are exempt from the rules, which represent a significant tightening of restrictions in the face of rising infections. New measures are also being …

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Covid Surge: France Orders Nightclubs To Close For Four Weeks

Nightclubs in France will be ordered to close for four weeks starting this weekend to counter surging Covid-19 cases that have seen hospitals announce emergency protocols as beds fill up, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Monday. Stricter social distancing and extended use of face masks will also be required in schools as France faces a fifth wave of virus …

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