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US school to be named after Barack Obama, drop name of Confederate leader Jefferson...

A public school in Mississippi is to drop the name of the Civil War leader of the pro-slavery South and be named after the first black US president, Barack Obama, the local newspaper reported.

Texas varsity removes ‘white supremacy’ statues overnight

The University of Texas at Austin removed the statues of three Confederate-era figures from a main area on campus on Monday, saying they had become symbols of white supremacy and that they were taken down overnight to avoid confrontations.

US protesters topple Confederate statue

Protesters in the US state of North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier at a rally against racism as the backlash against a deadly white nationalist gathering last weekend continued.

US state gov slams white supremacists

The governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, has said that his only message for the white supremacists who brought chaos to the city of Charlottesville is “Go home”.


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Ondo students shut scholarship board over planned tuition hike

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Sultan Abubakar III declares Monday as first day of Rajab

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Minister Udoma Udoma loses brother Inam Udoma

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APC could easily rig 2019 polls – APGA

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) could easily rig the 2019 election if it wanted.

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Police: Boko Haram planning massive bomb attacks in Maiduguri

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Ethnic violence in DR Congo’s northeast displaces at least 60 000

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Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt: Pep Guardiola lack self-confidence, lives in fear

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been described in less than complimentary terms by former bayern Munich team doctor Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt who said the Spaniard “is a person with a weak self-confidence who does everything to hide that from other people,” in his newly released autobiography.

Federal government to deploy NAFDAC, NDLEA at airports, seaports

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Plateau United crash out of CAF Champions League

Plateau United Football Club of Jos on Sunday crashed out of the 2018 CAF Champions League on a 3-4 aggregate in spite of beating Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia in Kano.