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Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

EFCC probes Head of Service over ‘N3 billion contract scam’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is investigating the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, over alleged N3 billion fraud.

Norway mosque shooting an ‘attempted act of terror’

The shooting at a mosque near Oslo is being treated as an “attempted act of terror”, Norwegian police said Sunday, with the suspect appearing to harbour far-right, anti-immigrant views.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump condemns deadly mass shootings amid criticism

President Donald Trump has said “hate has no place” in the US after 29 people were killed in two mass shootings over the weekend, amid accusations that he bears some responsibility.
Ayoola Ajayi

Nigerian man arrested, charged for murder of American student

Ayoola Ajayi, a Nigerian tech worker, was charged Wednesday with murder and kidnapping in the death of an Utah college student whose body was found in a wooded area with her arms bound behind her.
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Hackers hit global telecoms companies in espionage campaign

Hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and taken large amounts of personal and corporate data, researchers from a cyber security company said on Tuesday, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage campaigns.

Tribunal: China harvesting organs from detainees

An independent tribunal sitting in London has concluded that the killing of detainees in China for organ transplants is continuing, and victims include imprisoned followers of the Falun Gong movement.
Christophe Castaner

Police arrest two suspect over Lyon bomb explosion

French police have arrested two suspects following a blast in the city of Lyon that wounded 13 people last week, French authorities said on Monday.
Police in the German city of Passau on the Austrian border found three bodies with arrows in them and two crossbows while they searched a guesthouse room on the banks of the Ilz river on Saturday.

Three bodies found with crossbow wounds in German hotel

Police in Germany are investigating the deaths of three people whose bodies were found shot with crossbow bolts in a hotel room in Bavaria.
Zahran Hashim

What we know about the Sri Lanka bombers

Sri Lanka’s horrific Easter attacks that killed 253 people were orchestrated by a firebrand cleric who sought out young men from wealthy families and radicalised them into suicide bombers, according to initial evidence gathered by investigators.
Zahran Hashim

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday attack leader killed

Facts have emerged how the suspected leader of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, Mohamed Zahran, died.
Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame fire cause may be electrical – official

Investigators think an electrical short circuit may have caused the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral, according to a judicial police official.
France Emmanuel Macron

France launches global contest to design new Notre-Dame spire

France will invite architects from around the world to submit designs for rebuilding the spire of Notre-Dame cathedral that was destroyed in a devastating blaze, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Wednesday.
Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has donated around £100,000 to the victims of a deadly blaze in South Korea.

Tottenham’s Son Heung-min donates £100,000 to South Korean fire victims

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has donated around £100,000 to the victims of a deadly blaze in South Korea.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on April 8, 2019 secured the conviction of one Uyime Omoruyi for fraudulently inducing one Mary Cuter to deliver the sum of $999 (Nine Hundred and Ninety Nine Dollars) to him.

Fake US army general bags one year jail term

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on April 8, 2019 secured the conviction of one Uyime Omoruyi for fraudulently inducing one Mary Cuter to deliver the sum of $999 (Nine Hundred and Ninety Nine Dollars) to him.
Boeing 737 Max Airliners

Boeing sued over Ethiopian Airlines crash

A lawsuit against the airplane maker Boeing has been filed in a United States federal court by the family of a man who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash earlier this month.
(Preston Fiedler/AP, FILE) In this photo dated November 12, 2018, the actual Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 - Max 8 plane, that crashed on March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is pictured as it lands at Seattle Boeing Field King County International airport.

Report: Investigators believe anti-stall system activated in Ethiopia crash

Investigators probing the fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia have reached a preliminary conclusion that a suspect anti-stall system activated shortly before it nose-dived to the ground, the WSJ reported on Friday citing people familiar with the matter.
Indonesian investigators on Thursday said the cockpit voice recorder from a crashed Lion Air Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jet showed pilots were searching for the right checklist in their handbooks and were experiencing airspeed and altitude issues.

Pilots searched for checklist before Lion Air crash

Indonesian investigators on Thursday said the cockpit voice recorder from a crashed Lion Air Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jet showed pilots were searching for the right checklist in their handbooks and were experiencing airspeed and altitude issues.
(Jemal Countess-Getty Images) Parts of an engine and landing gear lie in a pile after being gathered by workers during the continuing recovery efforts at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on March 11, 2019 in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.

New evidence in Ethiopian 737 crash similar to to earlier Lion Air disaster

Investigators at the crash site of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight have found new evidence that points to another connection to the earlier disaster involving the same Boeing jet.

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Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka named US Open top seeds

World number ones and defending champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka were named as top seeds for the US Open on Wednesday.
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Police re-arrest escaped prisoner in Enugu

Enugu State Police Command says it has re-arrested Gideon Balogun, a prisoner that escaped from the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in Enugu in 2017.
Commander of IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Yyari with arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamish Wadume

Military panel probes Taraba kidnap kingpin’s confession, invites police

The Joint Investigative Panel set up by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, to probe the killing of three police in Ibi, Taraba State, has opened an investigation into the video showing arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, indicting soldiers over his escape.
UK PM Boris Johnson’s girlfriend Carrie Symonds (centre) in Somaliland.

America extends visa ban to British premier’s girlfriend Carrie Symonds

Carrie Symonds, the girlfriend of Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has been barred from entering the United States.
Larry King is seeking a divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King, after 22 years.

Larry King seeks divorce from seventh wife after 22 years

The 85-year-old talk show host filed a petition to end the marriage Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.