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Indians’ preference for boys produces 21 million unwanted girls

The desire of Indian parents for sons has created an estimated 21 million “unwanted” girls because couples keep having children until they produce a boy, the government said Monday.


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Marketers abandon fuel importation over losses – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Tuesday in Abuja said oil marketers abandoned importation of petrol due to the losses they incurred.

Senate urges federal govt to flush out bandits in Zamfara

The Senate on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to direct the Nigerian Air Force to use air surveillance to identify the location of suspected armed bandits involved in the Feb. 14 killings in Zamfara and flush them out.

Rio Olympics goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel quits Orlando Pirates

Rio Olympics goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel is now back home in Nigeria after his contract with South African giants Orlando Pirates was canceled.

UNICEF: CAR leads 8 African countries most risky for newborns

Eight out of the 10 most dangerous places to newborns are in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report by UNICEF.

Japan orders Chinese ships not to approach disputed islands

Japanese officials ordered three Chinese coast guard vessels to leave what Japan considers its territorial waters near a group of disputed islets in the East China Sea, a local media reported on Wednesday.

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Man wins custody of 13 surrogate children

A wealthy Japanese man was Tuesday granted “sole parent” rights to 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers, in a court ruling that paves the way for him to take them to Japan.

US election meddling claims ‘blabber’ – Sergei Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday dismissed as "blabber" accusations that Moscow had interfered in the US election that brought President Donald Trump to power.

CHAN: President Buhari to receive Super Eagles February 28

The Super Eagles captain and goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has said thet President Muhammadu Buhari will receive the team at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja on February 28 to celebrate their heroics in Morocco.

2019: Youth group canvasses for Governor Dankwambo presidential ticket

As aspirations for political offices for 2019 hots up, a youth group known as North East Youth Enlightenment of People on Good Governance (NEYEPGG) has called on the Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, to vie for the presidency of the country come 2019 so that he will replicate his transformation of Gombe state to the country.

Donald Trump visits Florida shooting survivors, FBI admits it missed tip

US President Donald Trump on Friday visited a Florida hospital to offer comfort to those wounded in a mass school shooting, after the FBI admitted it mishandled a tip about the troubled teen behind the massacre that left 17 dead.