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Church: We’re unable to raise N8m for kidnapped priest’s ransom

Members of St. Michael Catholic Church, Obajana, Kogi State, have expressed concerns about the safety of their kidnapped priest, even as they have failed to raise the N8m ransom demanded by the kidnappers.

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Aluminum fabricator sentenced to death for attempted murder, armed robbery

A Lagos High Court in Igbosere on Monday sentenced an aluminum fabricator, Akeem Lawal, to death by hanging for attempted murder and armed robbery.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019 by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) shows damages in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Déborah NGUYEN / WFP / AFP) /

Mozambique city of Beira ‘90% damaged or destroyed’ by cyclone

A cyclone that slammed into Mozambique last week has damaged or destroyed 90 percent of the city of Beira, the Red Cross said Monday, as the death toll in the country and neighbouring Zimbabwe rose to 157.
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Court sacks Delta APC factional chairman

A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State has sacked the Delta State All Progressives Congress (APC) factional chairman, Jones Erue-led state executive committee.

Facebook to offer grants to bring more to ‘news deserts’

Facebook said Monday it would begin directing some of its funds to support US journalism efforts to so-called “news deserts” with little or no media coverage.

Zenith Bank shareholders approve N2.50k per share dividend for 2018 financial year

Shareholders of Zenith Bank on Monday approved the proposal of the board to pay final dividend of N2.50k per share as dividends for the 2018 financial year.