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Nigerian pleads guilty in U.S. to aiding al Qaeda

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A Nigerian citizen pleaded guilty yesterday to U.S. charges of providing material support to an al Qaeda affiliate, and participating in its media and recruitment campaigns. Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi, 33, appearing before a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, pleaded guilty to providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The plea came ahead of a July 14 trial ...

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Chibok: Reps summon CDS, Service Chiefs over abducted schoolgirls

Borno students abducted

The House of Representatives on Tuesday summoned the Chief of Defence Staff and the service chiefs to brief it on actions they had taken so far to free the schoolgirls abducted in Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram members. The lawmakers, who resumed sitting in Abuja after a three-week Easter break, condemned the abduction of the girls and berated  the armed forces for their alleged slow efforts ...

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Police quiz Nyako over genocide claim

Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa

Detectives from the Police Headquarters in Abuja were in Yola, Adamawa State, Tuesday, where they quizzed the Governor Murtala Nyako over claims that the Federal Government is sponsoring genocide in the North. The police officers who flew into the state were reportedly instructed to “interview” the governor in a mission that was described as ‘fact-finding’. When contacted last night, Force ...

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Vice principal, 57, defiles 12-yr-old student

Child Rape

A 57-year-old vice -principal of a secondary school, Mr. Taiwo Ajayi, has been caught defiling a 12-year-old student of his school. According to a police statement in Ado Ekiti, Tuesday, Ajayi was said to have allegedly committed the offence inside his office at Saint Mary’s Girls Grammar School, Ikole Ekiti. According to the police image maker, Mr Victor Babayemi, one ...

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Kogi United FC suspends head coach indefinitely

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Kogi United Football Club of Lokoja on Tuesday announced the indefinite suspension of the club’s head coach, Fatai Osho. The club’s Media Officer, Wale Mustapha, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, said Osho was suspended for “repeated insubordination, fragrant abuse of power and disrespect for the team’’. The statement said the club’s assistant coach, Yinka Kelvin, would act as ...

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Aero Contractors Helicopter lands in Enugu Gov’s lodge, 3 crew members arrested

Aero Contractor Helicopter

A helicopter belonging to Aero Contractors mistakenly landed at the Governor’s Lodge of Enugu State Government House Tuesday morning causing panic among the residents and staff’. Thrree occupants of the helicopter – two pilots and an Engineer were immediately detained for alleged security breaches. THE ADVOCATE gathered that security men at the Governor’s lodge took positions on sighting the helicopter ...

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Jonathan sacks Gulak

Ahmed-Gulak

President Goodluck Jonathan has terminated the appointment of his Special Adviser (Political), Alhaji Ahmed A. Gulak with immediate effect. President Jonathan thanked Alhaji Gulak for his services to the present administration and wishes him success in his future endeavors. This information was contained in a series of tweets by the President’s spokesman, Reuben Abati (@abati1990) “A replacement for Alhaji Gulak ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo is finally on the brink of another Champions League final… but can he inspire Real to historic tenth win?

Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo did not join Real Madrid to play semi-finals. The 29-year-old has not graced the European Cup final since 2008 when his tears at missing his shoot-out spot-kick eventually turned to joy as Manchester United lifted the trophy. He would not have imagined when 80,000 Real Madrid supporters greeted him at his presentation in 2009 that he would be ...

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Nollywood Icon, Amaka Igwe is dead

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Respected Nollywood  filmmaker,  Amaka Igwe has passed on in Enugu Monday night after an unsuccessful battle against Asthma attack. The iconic Nollywood figure, who is responsible for some of the popular sitcoms and TV soaps reportedly passed on last night, April 28, 2014 at a hospital in Enugu. Amaka, who hails from Obinagu, Enugu, Nigeria is survived by her husband of ...

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