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Bon Truong, of Edmonton, Alberta, waited almost 10 months to claim his $60 million lottery winnings after playing the same numbers for decades. (John Locher-AP)

Man wins jackpot, but kept it a secret for 10 months

A Vietnamese refugee who played the same lottery numbers since resettling in Canada 36 years ago won a Can$60 million jackpot, but kept it secret for 10 months.
Stephen Mills and his family at the Vermilion Heritage Museum in Vermilion, Alberta, in May. (Chris Stead-Courtesy of Stephen Mills)

Canadian man opens safe locked for 40 years on first try

A man has spoken of his “total disbelief” after opening a safe that had been locked for 40 years on his first try.

Oil prices sustaining gains ahead of supply cut deal

Oil prices climbed positively yesterday extending strong gains from the previous day ahead of expected Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)-led supply cuts and a mandated reduction in Canadian output.
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Canada shooter charged with four counts of homicide

The man behind a fatal shooting in an eastern Canada city has been charged with four counts of first degree murder, police said Saturday.

Valentine’s Day: Las Vegas sets up quickie marriage centre at airport

The Las Vegas airport has given new meaning to rushing to make a connection, offering quickie wedding licenses for lovebirds desperate to get hitched on Valentine’s Day.

Five men arrested for ‘pornographic dancing’

Five British men are being held in Cambodia for what officials have called “pornographic dancing.”

Scammers dupe Canadian varsity of $9.5m

A Canadian university said Friday it was swindled out of nearly Can$12 million (US$9.5m) in an online phishing scam that fooled staff into transferring funds into the wrong bank accounts.

The pursuit of ‘fiscal’ federalism

What is fiscal federalism? In economics, it is a subfield of public finance that studies the financial relations — revenue and expenditure — between the different levels of government in a federation.

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Women protest in Rivers over killing of young women

Hundreds of women on Wednesday morning marched to the Government House in Port Harcourt, protesting the killing of young women in hotels in Rivers State.

NECA, PenCom task employers on compliance with CPS

The Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) has urged employers of labour to comply with provision of the Pension Act and ensure they remit to the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS).
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: PDP youths commend governors for backing Atiku Abubakar

The youth wing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, commended the governors under the party’s platform for throwing their weight behind the decision of Atiku Abubakar to challenge the judgement of the presidential elections petitions tribunal.
The Nigeria Football Federation has hinted it wants to follow up the international friendly, arranged for the Super Eagles, against Five-time World Champions, Brazil, with another grade A friendly with an African team.

NFF will follow up Brazil friendly with another Grade A test for Super Eagles...

The Nigeria Football Federation has hinted it wants to follow up the international friendly, arranged for the Super Eagles, against Five-time World Champions, Brazil, with another grade A friendly with an African team.

WHO: Four out of 10 patients ‘harmed’ while seeking medical treatment

The World Health Organisation has said four out of ten patients are ‘harmed’ during the process of seeking medical care.