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An 11-year-old boy, identified as Humphreys Chipeta, has died after drinking five bottles of Kachasu at a drinking contest in Mzimba.

11-year-old boy dies after drinking five bottles of beer in a contest

An 11-year-old boy, identified as Humphreys Chipeta, has died after drinking five bottles of Kachasu at a drinking contest in Mzimba.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin - AFP PHOTO - Sputnik - Alexey NIKOLSKY

US: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential election in November, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
FILE - In this photo taken on May 22, 2018, the secretary-general of the Burundi's ruling party CNDD-FDD Evariste Ndayishimiye speaks to the media in Bujumbura.

Burundi opposition to contest ruling party’s election win

Burundi's leading opposition party will start filing challenges to election results as early as Wednesday, a lawmaker as calm reigned in the commercial capital a day after the ruling party's candidate was named winner of the presidential contest.

Crisis worsens in Plateau, Ekiti PDP

Supremacy contest for the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau and Ekiti states has worsened with the parallel structures emerging in both states.

Yul Edochie: Nigerian youths not ready to lead, take charge

Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has called out Nigerian youths, accusing them of not being ready to assume the position of leadership in the country, and urged them to come out of their comfort zones to prove they have the capacity to lead.
Senator Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro pose for selfies with her followers during a rally on January 7, 2020 in New York City.

US election: Elizabeth Warren dropping out of presidential race

Elizabeth Warren, once a frontrunner in the Democratic contest for the White House, is dropping out of the race, US media reported Thursday, following a poor showing in several statewide votes this week.
The Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdullahi Wuse, has decried the inefficiency and unproductively of the local government system in the state.

People thought I was wasting my time – Niger Assemblywoman

Before seeking to contest election to represent Gurara constituency in the Niger House of Assembly elections in 2015, Hon. Binta Mamman, a graduate of business administration was a full-time housewife.
Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Monday lamented that the immediate past Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola is now having gray hair because the work of heading three ministries was to big for him.

Senator Okorocha: Takeover of university further attack on my achievements

Immediate past Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha has described the takeover and conversion of the Eastern Palm University to a campus of the Imo State University (IMSU) by the State Government as another ploy to destroy all his landmark achievements.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Speaking on President Buhari’s victory subjudice

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday declined to comment on President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the presidential poll held on February 23, 2019, saying it would be subjudice.
Paul Usoro

NBA ratifies Paul Usoro as President-elect despite protest

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday ratified the election of Paul Usoro (SAN) as the President-elect of the association.
An EgyptAir flight with 66 people on board crashed off the Greek island of Crete [Christophe Ena-Associated Press]

France: Cockpit fire likely caused 2016 EgyptAir crash

A Paris-Cairo EgyptAir flight crash that killed everyone on board in May 2016 was likely to have been caused by a cockpit fire, but Egyptian authorities have not appeared to follow up on calls for further probes, French investigators said.
Managing Director of Nigerian Film Corporation, Mr. Chidia Maduekwe

Official: Nigeria, France to sign agreement on film production

Dr Chidia Maduekwe, Managing Director of Nigerian Film Corporation, says Nigeria and France will soon formalise a bilateral arrangement on film production.

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The Chairman of RMAFC, Mr Elias Mbam, said this on Thursday in Abuja when he led a team of RMAFC commissioners and other anagement members to the FIRS on a familiarisation visit.

RMAFC, EFCC, ICPC collaborate to recover accruable revenues from defaulters

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) in collaboration with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC) is to carry out a Nationwide Verification and Reconciliation exercise on revenue inflows and remittances from relevant organizations to the appropriate government treasury.
Nigerian internationals Anthony Okpotu and Moses Orkuma have are still basking in the euphoria of helping Tunisia side, US Monastir, to win its first title in Tunisia.

Anthony Okpotu, Moses Orkuma celebrates Tunisian Cup title victory

Nigerian internationals Anthony Okpotu and Moses Orkuma have are still basking in the euphoria of helping Tunisia side, US Monastir, to win its first title in Tunisia.
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Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Delta

A Catholic priest, Jude Onyebadi, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Delta state.
Mason Mount and Declan Rice played five-a-side in London on Sunday. Joe Toth-BPI-Shutterstock

Joe Cole: Selling Declan Rice to Chelsea a big gamble for West Ham

West Ham have been warned that selling Declan Rice to Chelsea would be a “big gamble”, with Joe Cole calling on under-fire owners David Sullivan and David Gold to resist any advances.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service would resume operations on Thursday.

Nigerian government prioritises security in rail sector, introduces scanners

With the inauguration of the Warri Itakpe rail station in Agbor, Delta State, due in a few days, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Transport, Honorable Rotimi Chibuke Amaechi, have prioritised the security of passengers and others with the introduction of top notch security baggage scanners in railway transportation across the country.