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Augusto Pinochet casts long shadow over Chile vote

He's been dead for 11 years, but Augusto Pinochet still casts a long shadow over Sunday's presidential election in conservative Chile, where the right is set to reclaim power.

Celebrations as Australians back same-sex marriage

Emotional celebrations erupted across Australia Wednesday as voters emphatically endorsed same-sex marriage after more than a decade of divisive debate, and political leaders immediately took the first steps to enshrine the historic shift in law.

Why I headbutted former prime minister – DJ

A self-described anarchist who headbutted former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has denied he attacked the politician because of his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Church cancels wedding after Facebook gay marriage post

Australia’s prime minister Friday defended a church’s right not to marry some couples following reports a woman’s wedding was cancelled after she posted support for same-sex marriage on Facebook ahead of a national vote.

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Abia govt dissolves market excos over extortion from traders

Abia State Government has dissolved the leadership of all markets in Aba, the commercial city of the state, accusing them of fraudulently extorting money from traders using the name of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and his wife.

Federal govt uncovers 500 tax fraudsters

The Federal Government has obtained the names of 500 Nigerians implicated in various cases of tax fraud across the country.

Court strikes out Oando’s suit to stop forensic audit

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has struck out a case filed by Oando PLC against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) seeking to stop SEC from conducting a forensic audit on the company and also lift a technical suspension placed on its shares.

Rwanda could take 10,000 refugees from Israel – minister

The foreign affairs minister of Rwanda has confirmed the country is in negotiations with Israel to take in as many as 10,000 African asylum seekers, according to a local Rwandan newspaper.

Kano Pillars battle Lobi Stars for Gold Cup in Ilorin

Kano Pillars, whose coach admitted they were not at the best in the semi-final against Niger Tornadoes, will battle defending champions Lobi Stars in today’s Gold Cup final in Ilorin.

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Governor Aregbesola unveils N94 million school, restates commitment to sector’s development

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state has unveiled the St. Augustine’s Government Elementary School, Ipetumodu estimated at N94m.

Refineries won’t work despite federal govt’s spending – marketers

Oil marketers on Thursday declared that the country’s refineries would not work as expected despite the billions of dollars being spent by the Federal Government on rehabilitating the facilities.

2019: Southeast governors will back President Buhari for second term – Governor Okorocha

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has stressed that most governors in the country, including all the South-East governors are supporting President Muhammadu Buhari for second term whether PDP or APC or APGA, except one or two of the governors in the country who are not in support.

Governor Obaseki warns Ijaws not to take state govt’s tolerance for granted

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Six killed in Maiduguri suicide attacks – Police

Police in Borno State said at least six person, including four suicide bombers, died during an apparently coordinated suicide attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in Maiduguri on Saturday.