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Nigeria must not be consumer market for Chinese products —Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping prepare to shake hands during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 12, 2016. Muhammadu Buhari is on a visit to China from April 11 to 15. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / KENZABURO FUKUHARA

*Calls for reduction of trade imbalance between Nigeria, China *Orders establishment of c’ttees on new China, Nigeria projects *China releases $15m for 50 agric farms in Nigeria Nigeria must not be seen as a consumer market alone, but an investment destination where goods can also be manufactured and consumed locally, President Muhammadu Buhari, has said. He also ordered immediate establishment ...

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Five Chibok parents received calls from missing girls’ mobiles

Chibok girls

Five parents of the abducted 219 Chibok schoolgirls have received calls from the phone numbers of their missing daughters. The parents who reportedly called back the lines were however told off by the respondents at the other end, it was gathered in Abuja on Tuesday. The Chairman, Chibok Community in Abuja, Tsambido Abana, told our correspondent that the community planned ...

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22 die in India bridge collapse

Scene of the incidence

No fewer than 22 persons were killed on Thursday after a bridge under construction in Kolkata, India, collapsed. At least 70 people were also reportedly injured in the incident which happened in a busy part of the Girish Park area. The injured were admitted to two hospitals in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal state, the Associated Press quoted officials. ...

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‘300 abducted children still missing one year after’

Chibok girls

• Human Rights Watch decries govt’s ‘silence,’ • Group says Chibok girls a child’s play Human Rights Watch has asked government to take urgent steps to secure the release of about 400 women and children, including at least 300 elementary school students, abducted a year ago by Boko Haram from Damasak town in Borno State. The group said though the Damasak incident ...

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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)


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


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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