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Tributes poured in across social media for Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz al-Fagham, with many including images of the bodyguard at work. One included him bending down to apparently help tie the shoes of King Salman, the 83-year-old ruler of the oil-rich kingdom.

Saudi king’s bodyguard shot dead in ‘dispute’

A prominent bodyguard to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was shot and killed in what authorities described as a personal dispute, state TV reported Sunday, offering few details in an incident that shocked the kingdom.
Marco Di Lauro

Mafia ‘super fugitive’ Marco Di Lauro arrested after 14 years on the run

A mafia "super fugitive" dubbed Italy's second most dangerous man has been arrested after 14 years on the run.

Mexico’s Enrique Pena Nieto accused as defense opens El Chapo trial

Drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo“ Guzman’s defense told his New York trial on Tuesday that his cartel bribed Mexican presidents, painting the absent co-defendant as a ruthless criminal who murdered in cold blood.

WHO: Harmful use of Alcohol kills 3 million people worldwide annually

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has revealed that harmful use of alcohol kills three million people worldwide every year, which represents 5.3 % of all deaths.
Mariachi musicians at Plaza Garibaldi hours after unknown assailants attacked with rifles [Gustavo Graf-Reuters]

Five die after shootout at Mexico City’s Garibaldi Plaza

Five people have died after a shootout at Mexico City's Garibaldi Plaza, a tourist hotspot known for its mariachis.

At least 14 dead in Brazil nightclub shooting

At least 14 people have been killed in a shooting at a crowded nightclub in Brazil.

25,339 murdered in Mexico in one year

Mexico has beaten its record of homicides, with 25 per cent more murders recorded last year. There were 25,339 murders across the drug-ravaged country in 2017, the highest annual tally since modern records began, government data showed.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’