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Ex-US Presidential Candidate, John McCain Dies at 81

John McCain, prisoner of war, presidential candidate and one of the most influential American politicians of his generation, has died after suffering from brain cancer. The six-term senator from Arizona, who was 81, had been absent from Washington since last December but remained outspoken to the end, railing against Donald …

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Chemical Emission Reportedly Kills Seven In Nnewi, Anambra

No fewer than seven persons have died under a mysterious circumstance following continues burning lignite in Umuzu Mbana, Otolo Nnewi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State. The lignite which sends out gas with irritating sulphurous odour, has also led to the admission of scores in different hospitals …

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Third Mainland Bridge to be closed from August 23rd – 26th

The Lagos state government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge will be temporarily closed for four days starting from midnight of August 23 to midnight of August 26, 2018 in order to carry out Investigative Maintenance Test on the bridge. This was made known in a statement on the state government’s …

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Congo Ebola Outbreak: 78 Cases, 44 Deaths, 10 Health Workers Infected

There have been 78 cases of Ebola reported in the current outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization says. Of those cases, 51 are confirmed, and 27 are probable. This includes 44 deaths. The reported cases are in five health …

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Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares Tuesday & Wednesday Public Holidays

For the celebration of 2018 Eid-el-Kabir, the Federal Government has declared Tuesday, August 21, and Wednesday, August 22, as public holidays. According to Channels, the announcement was made known by the minister of interior Abdulrahman Dambazau, a press statement by the permanent secretary in the ministry Mohammed Umar said.

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Nobel-Winning Novelist Naipaul Dies at 85

Nobel Prize-winning novelist V.S. Naipaul, who was born in Trinidad but lived most of his life in England, died in his London home Saturday… Britain’s Press Association reported, citing Naipaul’s wife. He was 85. In awarding him the $1 million Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, the Swedish Academy praised …

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Syria’s first lady diagnosed with breast cancer

Asma al-Assad is beginning the first stage of treatment for a malignant tumour in the breast that was discovered at an early stage. The announcement came with a photo of the first lady in loose clothing and trainers, sitting on a chair in a hospital room with an intravenous drip …

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GTBank Records Profit Before Tax of N109.6BN for H1 2018 Audited Results

GTBank has released its audited financial results for the period ended June 30, 2018 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges. A review of the results shows positive performance across all financial indices, reaffirming the Bank’s position as one of the most profitable and well managed financial institutions in Nigeria. …

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Twenty people dead in WW2 plane crash in Switzerland

Plane Crash in Switzerland has left twenty people dead. The crash occurred after the World War Two vintage aircraft glided into a mountainside in eastern Switzerland, police say. The plane – a Junkers JU-52 HB-HOT – was carrying 17 passengers and three crew on a sightseeing flight when it took off …

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Dozens die in Indonesian Earthquake

At least 37 people have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, officials say. The 7 magnitude quake damaged buildings and triggered power cuts. More than 50 people were also injured. On the neighbouring island of Bali, video footage showed people running from their homes screaming. …

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