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Death Toll Hits 50 in Greece Wildfires

At least 50 people are feared dead in wildfires burning near Athens, as Greece faces its worst fire crisis in more than a decade. According to the Red Cross, 26 bodies were found in the yard of a villa in the seaside village of Mati, which is at the centre …

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PDP expels Ogun Senator Buruji Kashamu

Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District Buruji Kashamu has been expelled by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Premium Times reports that this was revealed by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP Kola Ologbondiyan on Monday. 3 others, Bayo Dayo, Segun Sarki and Sanimu Sodipo, were also expelled from the party, all of them from Ogun State. Kashamu is wanted …

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Boko Haram kills 18, Abducts 10 in Chad

At least 3,000 villagers have been forced to leave their homes in the Lake Chad region after a Boko Haram attack on a village near Chad’s border with Niger left at least 18 people dead. Lake Chad governor, Mohammed Aba Salah, told Al Jazeera on Sunday that the fighters also kidnapped 10 …

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Drug to Treat Recurring Malaria Gets Approval for the First Time in 60 Years

A drug to treat malaria – the first such pill to get approval in 60 years – has been given the green light by authorities in the United States. The medicine is specifically for the recurring form of malaria, which makes 8.5 million people ill each year. This type of …

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11 Taxi Drivers Shot Dead By Gunmen In South Africa

11 Taxi Drivers Shot Dead By Gunmen In South Africa Gunmen have shot dead 11 taxi drivers returning to Johannesburg from the funeral of a colleague in Kwa-Zulu Natal, a police spokesman said on Sunday, July 22. Kwa-Zulu Natal Police spokesman Jay Naicker said today that the drivers were on …

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nnedi Okorafor, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o nominated For Alternative Nobel Prize for Literature Award

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Chimamanda Adichie and Nnedi Okorafor are the 3 African writers nominated for an alternative Nobel Prize for Literature. Following the shocking cancellation of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature on grounds of a sexual scandal, a group consisting of 100 Swedish cultural figures including writers, actors and a rapper have come together to create an …

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Prince George Honored With Commemorative Coin for His Fifth Birthday

Prince George‘s fifth birthday is just around the corner, and the little prince is being honored with his very own £5 coin. On Wednesday, The Royal Mint unveiled a commemorative coin issued for the celebration of the young royal’s big day. “The birth of Prince George altered the course of history in the …

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Governor Elect Kayode Fayemi And His Deputy Receive Certificate Of Return

The Ekiti State governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi has promised not to disappoint the people of the state who gave him the mandate in last Saturday governorship election. Fayemi gave this assurance on Wednesday shortly after he was presented with the Certificate of Return as the governor-elect by the Independent National …

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Putin Grants Soccer Fans’ Visa-Free Entry’ To Russia Until The End Of 2018

The fan IDs that allowed ticket-holders to enter Russia during the World Cup that was initially scheduled to expire on July 25 has been extended by Putin until the end of 2018.  President Vladimir Putin made this announcement after the World Cup final on Sunday. “I think we will do …

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Murdered Corp Member: Family tells Police to probe Abuja hospital

The family of the Corp Member who was murdered by a Police Officer has petitioned the Police to go after the Management of the Abuja hospital that attended to their daughter’s autopsy report. Recall that the Corp member was shot at a checkpoint immediately after Ceddi Plaza by a police …

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