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UN denies calling for legalisation of cannabis in Nigeria

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has distanced the organisation from the news making the rounds that it called for the decriminalisation of cannabis in Nigeria.

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SERAP urges INEC to prosecute perpetrators of vote-buying in Ekiti

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), urging the election umpire to “promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate allegations of vote-buying by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during last Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State.”

Nigerian Navy impound over 828 Bags of rice in Akwa Ibom

About a week, after the Nigerian Navy operating in Akwa Ibom State arrested five persons with 444 bags of rice, the navy has again seized 828 bags of rice said to be contraband items.

Federal government begins negotiation for acquisition of aircraft for national carrier

Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, announced Tuesday that government has started negotiation for the acquisition of aircraft that would be used to run the planned national carrier.
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Thai cave boys to leave hospital, speak to media

Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded cave in Thailand are preparing to leave hospital and speak to the media for the first time.
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Lorenzo Insigne: Cristiano Ronaldo cannot win Juventus games by himself

Cristiano Ronaldo cannot win Juventus games by himself, says Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne, who has admitted he is more of a Lionel Messi fan.