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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a global outage for about an hour on Sunday before the problem was fixed.
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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has released the postings and redeployment of 41 senior officers comprising 19 Air Vice Marshals (AVMs), 14 Air Commodores and four Group Captains.
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Many WhatsApp users are unable to send New Years messages to their friends and family after the messaging app crashed.
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A 28-year-old woman, identified as Anuoluwapo Joshua, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police command, for allegedly stealing a three year old baby, Akamaka Patience Francis, at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Camp after the man who impregnated her kept asking for his baby.
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Distinguished ladies and gentlemen

Madam Jewel Howard-Taylor, Vice President-elect of the Republic of Liberia

Fellow compatriots

Today is a day to give thanks. Let us begin by lifting our eyes to heaven to thank God Almighty for the wonderful blessings He has bestowed upon beloved our country. 
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President Muhammadu Buhari will make a national broadcast to the nation to mark the New Year on January 1, at 7.00 a.m.
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has issued “a red alert’’ to the world” ahead of the year 2018. 
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Migaa - Thirty-six people were killed and 11 injured early Sunday morning in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police said.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

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The Nigerian police have said that making phone calls at filling stations is a criminal offence which could land the offender in jail.
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A 40-year-old cleric has committed suicide at Ungwar Romi area in the Kaduna State capital.
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Boko Haram fighters opened fire on a group of loggers in a remote village in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, killing four people, a survivor and a militia leader said.
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Romelu Lukaku was stretchered off after the Manchester United striker clashed heads with Southampton’s Wesley Hoedt in the teams’ Premier League clash on Saturday.
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A UK-based Nigerian medical doctor says ‘3 minutes is actually enough time for sexual intercourse.’
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The Federal Government has appointed Med-View Airline, through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to participate in the evacuation of 5,037 Nigerians from Libya.
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Tanzania has threatened to revoke the registration of religious organisations that "mix religion and politics" after a cleric criticised President John Magufuli's leadership in a Christmas sermon.
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Sudan's president on Saturday announced a state of emergency in two states in the centre and east of the country, the official news agency said.
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A slow moving Serena Williams suffered defeat on her comeback from a maternity break as French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko powered to victory in the "first to ten points" final set at the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament on Saturday.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has come under attack from Nigerians for appointing three dead people in his largest appointments since he assumed office in 2015.

Friday, December 29, 2017

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Cameroonian police have arrested a group of nearly 40 heavily armed men who were headed into neighbouring Equitorial Guinea, a military source said Friday.
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North Korea was able to develop a ballistic missile with advanced technology acquired from Russia, new documents have revealed.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday made the largest set of appointments since assuming office.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

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China on Thursday opened a 1-km section solar expressway for testing.
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Dec 28 (Gracenote) - Top scorers of the English premier league on Thursday.
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A man in Taiwan was reportedly rushed to hospital on Boxing Day after his wife chewed off one of his testicles during an aggressive lovemaking session.
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Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari has not disappointed Nigerians. He described the attempt being made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reclaim power in 2019 as a plot to continue to loot the country.
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The Iyaloja of Lagos State and the President General of the Market Men and Women of Nigeria, Chief (Mrs) Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, has welcomed a bouncing baby boy after many years of waiting. 
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The Abuja-Kaduna trains service has received a boost with the arrival of 10 new coaches and two locomotives to be deployed by the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), in January.
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George Weah emerged from Liberia's slums to become a superstar footballer in the 1990s, and leveraged his status as a revered figure among the country's young to be voted president.
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Mavin Records first lady Tiwa Savage has finally released visuals to ‘Sugarcane’, the second single off her chart topping EP.
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Former football star George Weah won Liberia's presidential run-off with a projected 61.5 per cent of the vote, the country's election commission said Thursday.
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No fewer than four persons were killed in a suicide bomb attack on Thursday at Amarwa community of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.
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Zimbabwe´s former army commander who led a military takeover that helped end Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule was Thursday sworn in as one of the country's two vice presidents.
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George Weah, a favourite to become next Liberian president believes Didier Drogba can also serve his people by entering politics, “Follow the same path,” Weah passed (a message) to Drogba.
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Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, and his wife appeared in a scorpion-like power bike on Wednesday during the bikers’ segment of the Calabar Carnival.
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A Catholic priest from Gboko diocese in Benue state on Wednesday 27 December 2017 stopped the State Governor, Samuel Ortom, from giving a speech at the thanksgiving service to mark the 64th birthday of Senator George Akume at St Christopher's Church Wannune, Tarka LG.
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Washington - Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook received a 74% increase in his annual bonus for fiscal 2017 as the iPhone maker posted higher revenue and net income, after a rare decline a year earlier.
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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has published retirement benefits for former President Robert Mugabe.
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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which have long lured foreign workers with the promise of a tax-free lifestyle, plan to impose a 5 percent tax next year on most goods and services to boost revenue after oil prices collapsed three years ago.
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Liberians are waiting for the release of the first provisional results Thursday of this week's runoff presidential election.
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A man from Sunderland in England has revealed how his grandmother was disowned by her family many years ago for marrying a Nigerian man. 
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Yusuf Buhari was reportedly flown out of the country early Thursday morning following his severe head injury in a bike crash, according to TheCable.
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Botswana queen, Gaseangwe Balopi, 21, has won the second edition of the Miss Africa beauty pageant hosted by the Cross River Government.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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The Peoples Democratic Party has charged the Federal Government to “speak out on reports of fraud in the oil regime whereupon 18 unregistered companies were used to lift and divert $1.1 trillion worth of crude oil in the last one year.”
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The Nigeria Police Force has inaugurated a radio broadcasting service to ‘assist in addressing many of the current security and welfare challenges’ facing the country.
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Manchester City moved 15 points clear at the top of the English Premier League as it extended its winning run to 18 games at Newcastle on Wednesday.
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Thailand, land of golden temples, white-sand beaches, smiling hosts - or of overcrowded airports, epic traffic jams and littered seashores.
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This is the moment staff and church followers kneel down to greet the senior pastor of Firehouse Church in Nyanya, Abuja, Nigeria. 
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A New York literature professor held in the Central African nation of Cameroon since early this month after writing an article that criticized the government was released Wednesday, his lawyer said.
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The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, on Wednesday presented the Letters of Offer and Acceptance, LOA, in respect of the A29 Super Tucano Aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force, NAF.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that a political solution to the Syrian conflict was impossible without the departure of President Bashar al-Assad, branding him a "terrorist".

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