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First violins imitated human voices – study

Music historians have long suspected that the inventors of the violin wanted to imitate the human voice, and a study out Monday shows how 16th to 18th century luthiers in Italy did it.

Yobe govt to rebuild Birnin Ngazargamu, last headquarters of Kanem Borno Empire

The Yobe Government says it is rebuilding the 15th century Birnin Ngazargamu, the last headquarters of the Kanem Borno Empire under the ‘Mai’ Dynasty, to boost tourism and academic research.

Adolf Hitler selfie display at waxwork museum sparks outrage

A life-size figure of Hitler standing against a backdrop of Auschwitz concentration camp has been removed from an Indonesian waxwork museum following international outrage.

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Rice farmers laud federal government’s plans to close border to stem rice imports

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), on Friday, commended Federal Government for its plans to close Nigeria’s border with a neighbouring country to stop rice importation through the land borders.

Sales assistant disappears with employer’s N3 million jerseys

A 20-year-old sales assistant, Nnamdi Mbanefo, was on Friday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing his employer’s jerseys valued at N3 million.
An OPEC branded flag sits on a table ahead of the 169th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria. | Akos Stiller | Bloomberg via Getty Images

OPEC agrees ouput rise of ‘about’ 1 million barrels

OPEC members have agreed on a combined increase in crude oil output of one million barrels per day, the oil minister of the cartel's kingpin Saudi Arabia said Friday.

NDDC urges public to disregard ‘malicious’ campaign

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has called on the public to disregard a statement credited to an unnamed Non-Governmental Organisation over some of the commission’s projects.