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37 inmates dead in Venezuela prison riot

At least 37 people died in an hours-long jail riot in Venezuela’s southern state of Amazonas, officials said Wednesday.

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FEC approves N236m to complete irrigation dam in Katsina

The Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved N236 million for the completion of Sabke Irrigation Dam in Katsina State.

National Assembly engages Algerian parliament for improved bilateral relations

Pesident of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, said the National Assembly commenced engagement with Algerian parliament to boost bilateral relations between the two countries.

Ekiti State University sacks 7 workers for certificate racketeering, fraud

The Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, has booted out seven of its workers for their roles in alleged illegal sale and award of the institution’s certificates.

Independence dreams turn to despair for Iraq’s Kurds

Just over three weeks ago, Iraqi Kurds were dancing in the streets after an overwhelming vote for independence fuelled hope they might finally gain their own country.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar’s son Aminu remand for contempt of court

For disobeying a court order, Aminu, the son of a former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was on Wednesday remanded in the transit cell of Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

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Fed govt acquires 55,000 hectares to develop grazing reserves

The Federal Government said on Thursday that it has secured 55,000 hectares of land from 11 states for the development of pasture and paddocks grazing reserves in the country.

Africa tops global hunger index, driven by war, climate shocks

Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global hunger index said on Thursday.

Fed govt to review power sector privatisation

The federal government on Thursday gave an indication that it would soon review the privatisation of power plants in the country to enable government restructure their ownership and capacity to deliver value to the people.

Teach me to fish, please

Two weeks ago, or a little more than that, I was at the midweek service in my church when the testimony of a member was read on the pulpit.

Late Cristiano Ronaldo winner rescues Real Madrid at Getafe

Cristiano Ronaldo struck his first La Liga goal of the season five minutes from time to save Real Madrid from losing more ground in the title race with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Getafe on Saturday.