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EgyptAir hijacker arrested, passengers freed

A man believed to be the hijacker of the EgyptAir Airbus A-320, which was diverted to Cyprus, leaves the plane before surrendering to security forces after a six-hour standoff on the tarmac at Larnaca airport’s largely disused old terminal on March 29, 2016. The hijacker who seized the Egyptian airliner and forced it to land in Cyprus has been detained, Cypriot government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said. GEORGE MICHAEL / AFP

After about an hour-long drama Tuesday, an Egyptian man who hijacked an EgyptAir plane during a routine domestic flight to Cairo and forced it to land on the island of Cyprus surrendered and was taken into custody after he released all the passengers and crew. His surrender ended the standoff at the Larnaca airport in southern Cyprus. The hijacker had ...

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Unbelievable! Woman Gives Birth to Her 14th Child From 14 Different Fathers (Photos)

Anit

A woman has set an unbelievable, new record for having the most number children who were all fathered by different men. Anita Sullivan, a 36-year old woman from Michigan has made a crashing entrance into the Guinness Book of World Records Wednesday at the Harper University Hospital, by giving birth to her 14th child, all born from different fathers. According to ...

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B’Haram trained in my country – Somalian President

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia on Sunday said that fighters of the Boko Haram sect trained in his country before coming to Nigeria to carry out their heinous acts. According to Reuters, Mohamud said this while addressing a security conference in Germany. Reuters quoted him as saying that, “Without a stable Somalia, the whole region of the Horn of ...

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We don’t recognise Biafran passport – US, UK

BiAFERA PASSPORT

The governments of the United States and the United Kingdom have said they do not recognise the passports being issued by the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra. The National Director of Information, MASSOB, Sunny Okereafor, had said two weeks ago that the passport was valid worldwide, adding that the travel document costs N5,000 while its ...

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Deadly waters: 50 African migrants found dead in boat off Libya

Some 50 migrants were found dead in the hold of a boat off the coast of Libya on Wednesday during a rescue operation which saved 430 other people, the Italian coast guard said. Thousands of people, mainly from Africa and the Middle East, have put to sea this year in the hope of reaching Europe, often dangerously packed onto small boats that were never ...

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NDLEA occupies Arik attendant’s house, grills co-workers

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Wednesday stormed and occupied the Lagos house of Chika Egwu Udensi, a crew member of the Arik Air flight W3101, who was arrested with 20 kilogrammes of cocaine at the London Heathrow Airport. The NDLEA moved to the house after they had interrogated pilots and flight attendants of the flight that left the ...

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Ban Ki-Moon to visit Nigeria today

The United Nations’ Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, is expected to visit Nigeria on Sunday (today). A statement issued by the UN on Friday said Ki-Moon would meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and would subsequently engage in a few field activities. The statement read, “The Secretary-General will travel to Abuja, Nigeria, over the weekend. During his visit, he will meet with ...

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Radio Biafra back on air

Controversial pirate broadcasting channel, Radio Biafra, has again resumed transmission, despite the Federal Government’s claim that it had jammed the station’s signals. The Federal Government had on July 14 announced that it jammed the transmission signals of the radio station, which was operating illegally from an unknown location. The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, had announced that it successfully jammed the ...

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Three killed in Third Mainland helicopter crash

A helicopter belonging to Bristow Helicopters with 12 people on board Wednesday, crashed into the Lagoon near the Oworonshoki end of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos. According to an eyewitness,  the aircraft marked 5NBGD was said to be coming from one of the oil rigs in Escravos area of the Niger Delta and was said to be heading for ...

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Ekweremadu makes case for Special Anti-Terrorism Courts

Senator Ike Ekweremadu

NAIROBI, KENYA- The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has made a strong case for the establishment of special anti-terrorism courts to strengthen the war against terrorism and insurgency in Africa. He made the call on Wednesday at the ongoing 46thCommonwealth Parliamentary Association, CPA, African Region Conference holding in Nairobi Kenya. The theme of the Conference is “Democracy ...

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