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Gaza conflict: France jails pro-Palestinian rioters

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A French court has jailed three men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian rally in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence. The three men, aged 21 and 28, were given sentences of between six and 10 months for their part in the rioting in Sarcelles on Sunday. A fourth man was given a […]

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FIRS generates N1.45trn revenue in second quarter

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Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Wednesday said it generated N1.45 trillion revenue from tax in the second quarter of 2014. According to FIRS’ report on its operation during the period, which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, the revenue was realized from oil and non-oil taxes. The report said […]

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Bomb blast: Kaduna Govt. imposes 24-hr curfew

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The Kaduna State Government on Wednesday imposed a 24-hour curfew within the metropolis following an explosion that occurred in two places. This is contained in a statement issued by the governor’s Deputy Director, Media and Publicity, Alhaji Ahmed Maiyaki, in Kaduna. Gov. Mukhtar Yero described the attacks as the height of ‘cowardice’ by those bent […]

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U-20 women squad for World Cup released

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The head coach of the Nigeria U-20 women national team has released his final team for this year’s Fifa U-20 Women World Cup billed for Canada Nigeria U-20 women coach Peter Dedevbo has announced his 21-player-squad for the 2014 Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup finals. The Falconets will be making their seventh appearance in this […]

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CAF ban Kenyan coach for spitting on a referee

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Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche has been handed a one year ban by Confederation of African Football (Caf) for allegedly spitting at a referee Kenya coach Adel Amrouche has been suspended for one year in a move that could end his reign at the team. The Algerian was suspended by the Confederation of African Football […]

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Plateau Govt. sacks 1,400 teachers over fake certificates

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The Plateau Government on Wednesday said it had dismissed 1,400 teachers found with fake certificates in the ongoing biometric data capturing exercise. Mrs Lyop Mang, the Chairperson of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos. She said the institutions where the […]

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Fashola Hosts Army Chief, Urges Military To Defend Nation’s Democracy

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Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday charged the military in the country to always do everything possible to protect and nurture the nation’s budding democracy to enable it grow and benefit all Nigerians. The Governor, who made the call while hosting the new Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant- General Kenneth Minimah, at the […]

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Bomb blast kills 25 in Kaduna

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A bomb blast in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna has killed at least 25 people, police say. The bomb targeted moderate Islamic cleric Dahiru Bauchi, who was preaching at the time. He escaped unhurt. It is unclear who was behind the blast. Militant Islamist group Boko Haram has carried out a wave of bombings […]

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Osita Chidoka appointed Aviation Minister

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President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed former corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr. Osita Chidoka to head the aviation ministry as its substantive minister. Also, the president assigned Dr. Abubakar Olanrewaju Suleiman from Kwara State, another newly sworn-in minister to head the ministry of national planning. President Jonathan also appointed the Deputy […]

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Insurgents blow up bridge linking Nigeria-Cameroon

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Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, residents said. Cars and lorries loaded with goods are stranded on the highway unable to cross the Ngala Bridge, they told the BBC. The night-time attack shows the growing threat posed by militant group Boko Haram, […]

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