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UN: 30 milliom babies are born premature yearly

Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialised care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new UN-backed report.

17-year-old pupil hacks colleague to death in Ekiti

A 17-year-old Senior Secondary School pupil of Ado Grammar School, Ado Ekiti, Kehinde Timilehin, reportedly hacked a fellow student, Favour Matthew, 16, to death on Thursday.
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Ukraine envoy urges federal government to recognise ‘Holodomor’ as genocide

Valerii Aleksandruk, the Ukraine Ambassador to Nigeria, has urged the Federal Government to pass a resolution through the National Assembly recognising Holodomor as genocide.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.

My ordeals in kidnappers’ den – ADC candidate

A notable politician and Senatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ondo State, Jide Ipinsagba, who recently regained his freedom with four others has narrated his ordeals in gunmen’s captivity.

Doctors raise the alarm over rising spate of uninvestigated unnatural deaths

Forensic pathologists have lamented the rising spate of uninvestigated unnatural deaths in the country and stressed the need to raise awareness and sensitise the people on what to do in the case of unnatural deaths.
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Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha received racist abuse, death threats after draw with Arsenal

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has said he received racist abuse and death threats after winning a late penalty against Arsenal in Sunday's 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park.

Evans: How I was tortured, made to witness 30 executions in Police custody

Alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, on Friday narrated how he was allegedly tortured by members of I-G’s Intelligence Response Team and the then Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Man on death row pursuing appeal finds records missing

A man on death row, Ganiyu Onabanjo, seeking to appeal his conviction has discovered that the records of his case have gone missing.

Rising hunger pushes children into sex work in Congo

Hunger has doubled in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a year, with 15 million people in need of food aid, pushing children into sex work and mining, charities said on Tuesday.
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Pakistani Christian in final court appeal against blasphemy execution

Pakistan’s Supreme Court will begin hearing the final appeal Monday of a Christian mother on death row for blasphemy, a notorious case which could see her become the first to be executed under the controversial laws.
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Microsoft pulls Windows 10 Update after reports of documents being deleted

The software giant started rolling out the update during the company’s Surface event earlier this week, but some Windows 10 immediately noticed their documents were being deleted.

Imo APC primary: LG chairman’s aide allegedly murdered by suspected thugs

One of the aides of the chairman of the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, Chinonso Solomon, was, in the wee hours of Tuesday, murdered by yet-to-be-identified persons suspected to be political thugs during the crisis-ridden governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
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Murder: Trial of Oyo PDP senatorial aspirant, body guard moves to high court

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Tuesday adjourned the murder case involving Oyebisi Ilaka, a PDP aspirant for the Oyo Central Senatorial District seat.

Pat Utomi: I’m contesting to rescue Delta from death

An aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State governorship race, Prof. Patrick Utomi, said his intent to run for office was to rescue the people living in the current state “worse than death”
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Senatorial aspirant, bodyguard remanded in prison for alleged murder

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court sitting at Ibadan on Wednesday ordered the remand of one Oyebisi Ilaka, 57, and his bodyguard, Temitayo Alamiyo, 45, at Agodi Federal Prison for allegedly causing the death of three persons.

Man arraigned for allegedly raping woman to death

A 28-year-old man, Kelvin Michael, who allegedly raped a woman to death, was on Friday arraigned in Ota, Ogun.

Flood kills soldier, 9 others in Kebbi

Kebbi State Government on Tuesday confirmed the death of a soldier and nine others in two separate flood disasters across the state.

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President General of Mdzough U Tiv, a socio-cultural association of Tiv people, Chief Edward Ujege, has declared that the military has chased away herdsmen from Benue land.
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Nigerian, Chinese miners set to strengthen economic relations

The Miners Association of Nigeria and China Miners Association have reached an agreement to strengthen the existing bilateral economic relationship between the two bodies.
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NNPP will conduct council election in Bauchi in six months, if elected –...

The New Nigeria Peoples Party in Bauchi State has pledged to conduct Local Government Council election within six months, if elected into power.

NANS demands prosecution of alleged killer of police officer in Ogun

The National Association of Nigerian Students has urged the Ogun Police Command to fast track prosecution of the alleged killer of Cpl. Gbenga Adeboyejo.

NLC urges federal government to respect ILO principles

Comrade Ayuba Wabba, President, National Labour Congress (NLC), has urged the federal government to respect International Labour Organisation (ILO) principles and the rights of workers in order to have peaceful industrial relations.