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CLEEN Foundation donates Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and COVID-19 Police Guidelines to Edo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force; Calls for Peaceful Governorship Election

The CLEEN Foundation in collaboration with COVID-19 Nigeria Security Support Group (CNSSG) and with support from the British High Commission launched a policing pandemic project to provide real-time public safety and security information to Nigerians on the 1st of April 2020. Observers from this network were trained and deployed to report compliance by citizens of government directives and rights violations ...

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EFCC Arrests Two Music Producers Over Alleged Cyber Crimes In Uyo

Operatives of the Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) have arrested two music producers and four others over their alleged involvement in cyber crimes in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. This was contained in a statement signed by the commission’s spokesman, Dele Oyewale and released on Friday. According to the statement, the music producers are ...

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Egypt’s Sisi Hails ‘Historic’ Israel-Bahrain Normalisation Deal

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday hailed the “historic” normalisation deal between Israel and Bahrain. “I hail this important step aimed at consolidating stability and peace in the Middle East, which will achieve a just and permanent solution to the Palestinian cause,” Sisi said in a tweet. Sisi also thanked “all those who helped achieve this historic step”. Egypt ...

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18 Films Chasing Top Prize At Venice Film Festival

The Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice film festival that wraps up Saturday, will be awarded to one film among 18 contenders from across the globe. Here are the films in the running: ‘Le Sorelle Macaluso’ (The Macaluso Sisters): Italy The story of five sisters in Palermo seen at various points in their lives and culminating in a ...

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Palestinians Condemn Israel-Bahrain Accord

The Palestinian Authority and Islamist movement Hamas both condemned Friday’s Israeli-Bahraini normalisation deal as another “stab in the back” by an Arab state and act of “aggression” against their people. The agreement was “a stab in the back of the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people,” like the UAE-Israel deal announced last month, Ahmad Majdalani, social affairs minister in the ...

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About 50 Feared Dead In DR Congo Mine Collapse

About 50 people are feared dead after a gold mine collapsed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following torrential rain, local authorities said Saturday. The accident in the makeshift mine occurred on Friday in the town of Kamituga, in South Kivu province. Provincial governor Theo Ngwabidje Kasi deplored “the tragic deaths of 50 people, most of them young”. However, ...

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Turkey Condemns Bahrain, Israel Accord

Turkey strongly condemned the deal between Israel and Bahrain to normalise relations, describing it as a “fresh blow” to the Palestinian cause. US President Donald Trump Friday announced the “peace deal” between Israel and Bahrain, which becomes the second Arab country to settle with its former foe in less than a month. Turkey’s foreign ministry late Friday said Ankara was ...

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Historic Talks Commence Between Taliban, Afghan Government

Historic peace talks opened between the Taliban and the Afghan government on Saturday, with the warring parties meeting face to face in Qatar even as violence continued on the ground in Afghanistan. Abdullah Abdullah, the former chief executive for Afghanistan who is heading the peace process for Kabul, called for an immediate ceasefire and highlighted the ongoing toll of the ...

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Neymar Seals Sponsorship Deal With Puma

Neymar has sealed an endorsement deal with Puma, the German company announced on Saturday, two weeks after the Brazilian superstar left his long-time sponsor Nike. “Welcome to the fam @neymarjr #KingIsBack” Puma tweeted alongside a photo of the Paris Saint-Germain striker, kitted out in the sportswear giant’s clothes. The world’s most expensive player confirmed his new role as Puma’s poster ...

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Israel, Bahrain Sign Landmark Peace Deal

US President Donald Trump announced Friday a peace deal between Israel and Bahrain, which becomes the second Arab country to settle with its former foe over the last month, reinforcing an ambitious White House push to redraw the conflicts of the Middle East. Calling it a “truly historic day,” Trump said Israel and Bahrain were establishing full diplomatic and commercial ...

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Iran Executes Wrestler For Murder

Iran said it executed a young wrestler on Saturday over the murder of a public sector worker during anti-government protests in August 2018. Navid Afkari was executed in the morning at a prison in the southern city of Shiraz, provincial prosecutor general Kazem Mousavi was quoted as saying on state television’s website.

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Insurance Payout: Woman Jailed For Cutting Off Own Hand

A Slovenian court has sentenced a 22-year-old woman to two years in prison after finding her guilty of cutting off her hand to claim insurance. The woman’s 30-year-old partner, accused of putting her up to it, was given three years in prison by the Ljubljana District Court on Friday, the country’s news agency STA reported. It was not clear Saturday ...

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One Crushed To Death, Two Injured In Ondo Road Accident

One person has been crushed to death, while two others sustained injuries in a road traffic crash that occurred in Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State. The crash which happened at about 6:45 on Saturday involved a wine colour Toyota Primera with registration number Ang35bv, and a red Bajaj boxer motorcycle with no registration number. According to the Public Relations Officer of the ...

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Former NDDC MD Forfeits N250 Million To Government – EFCC

A former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission ( NDDC), has forfeited a sum of N250,000,000 to the Federal Government. This is according to a statement released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday. However, the EFCC did not reveal the name of the former Managing Director in the statement. Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal ...

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Gana’s Death: Ortom Asks Military To Release 40 Suspects, Confiscated Official Vehicles

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has asked the military to release about 40 other militias said to be in custody. Briefing journalists after a five-hour security meeting at the Government House Makurdi on Friday, Governor Ortom also called for the release of some official vehicles purportedly confiscated by the military authorities. The governor explained that the call for the release ...

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