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Asiwaju Tinubu: Why I returned mission schools as governor

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has explained that his belief that education is the weapon to fighting poverty made him return Mission schools in the state to the Missionaries.
Some of the Boko Haram children who ended up in Solomon’s camp

Pastor accused of sexual abuse of children in his ICCM camp

Benin-based Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, who said he is on a self-proclaimed mission to help humanity, creating the International Christian Centre for Missions (ICCM), is facing accusations of physically and sexually abusing children seeking refuge in his church’s camp.
1959 FIRST EDITION THINGS FALL APART Chinua Achebe

First edition of Chinua Achebe’s ‘Thing Fall Apart’ sold for N1 million

A first print, first edition copy of late Chinua Achebe’s premier novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ has been purchased for one million naira.
Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state

2019: Donald Duke promises free tuition at all levels of education

Donald Duke, the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, has promised free tuition in primary, secondary and tertiary educational in the country, if elected president in 2019.
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Nigerians seek Indian government’s visa policy review

Some Nigerians residing in India have appealed to the Indian government to review its visa policy for students and businessmen to facilitate trade and education for foreigners.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

Liberia’s George Weah signs land-reform law

Liberian President George Weah has signed a long-sought land reform law that gives local communities greater rights over "customary land" and lets foreigners and charities own property.
US President Barack Obama arrives to speak at Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi on July 26, 2015, during a two-day landmark visit to Kenya. Saul Loeb — AFP — Getty Images

Barack Obama recommends Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adichie books for summer reading list

Former U.S. President Barack Obama has recommended Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah among six books for the 2018 Summer reading list.
An Indian nun (C) with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity hides her face as she sits outside a court under police protection before a hearing on child trafficking charges in Ranchi, in India's eastern Jharkhand state, on July 5, 2018. A nun and a staff member at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in eastern India were arrested July 5 for allegedly selling babies born to unwed mothers, police said. The pair were arrested from the grounds of the charity founded by the Nobel Laureate in Jharkhand on charges of child trafficking, police in the state capital Ranchi said./ AFP PHOTO / -

Mother Teresa charity shocked after India babies ‘sold’

An Indian charity founded by Mother Teresa expressed outrage and regret Friday after a nun and an employee were arrested for allegedly selling infants for adoption for potentially thousands of dollars.

Killings: Senator Owie warns against possible civil war

Former Senate Chief Whip, Senator Rowland Owie, yesterday warned that the nation might be plunged into another civil war if the current killings by suspected herdsmen were not checked by the Federal Government.

Barefoot Catholics mob ‘Black Nazarene’ in search of miracles

A sea of heaving, towel-waving humanity swarmed a black statue of a cross-bearing Jesus Christ in the Philippine capital Tuesday as the Catholic faithful joined one of the nation’s largest religious festivals.

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Governor Uzodinma visits President Buhari, seeks refund of N32 billion

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Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.

Thai court says anti-abortion laws unconstitutional

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.