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Lawmakers change 2019 Elections Timetable

The House of Representatives on Tuesday amended the Electoral Act to change the order of 2019 general elections’ timetable. This came barely a month after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the time-table for the general elections. With the amendment, the National Assembly election is to hold first, followed by the …

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Duchess of Cambridge Launches New Mental Health Programme for Schools

The Duchess of Cambridge is continuing her work of boosting mental health in young people by launching a new school programme. She visited Roe Green Junior School in North-West London on January 23, 2018 in London, England to launch a programme that supports children’s mental health at school. For the outing she looked …

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Kentucky High School Shooting: 5 Wounded, 1 Dead As Gunman Opens Fire At School Near Nashville

A shooting took place at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky on Jan. 23, according to ABC News. The school is about 120 miles northwest of Nashville. Authorities say at least five people were injured in this shooting, while the state’s governor, Matt Bevin, 51, tweeted that there was “one confirmed …

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US shutdown ends as Congress passes bill

The US government partial shutdown is ending after Republicans and Democrats voted for a temporary funding bill. The Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from Republicans for a debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants. President Donald Trump, who signed the bill on Monday …

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Shoprite Loses In Court, $10m Awarded Against It

The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja ruled against Shoprite Checkers Limited, the operator of Shoprite outlets in Nigeria, in a $10m breach of contract suit filed against it by A.I.C. Limited. The court, in a judgment by Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo, ordered Shoprite Checkers Limited and Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited, which …

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US Government Shutdown: Thousands Of Jobs Put On Hold, National Parks & More Closed

Late on Friday, Jan. 19, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution to keep government funded in the coming weeks, meaning the U.S. Government will be shutting down. Here’s what this means for average citizens: Put simply, all government functions that are considered non-essential will come to a …

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Opposition Leader In Zimbabwe And Four Others Killed in New Mexico Helicopter Crash

Authorities in New Mexico say key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett has been killed in a helicopter crash. State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo confirmed Bennett’s death Thursday, a day after a helicopter carrying him and five others went down in Raton (Rah-TOHNE), which is about 175 miles northeast of Albuquerque. …

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Schools Shut Down in Ebonyi State over Lassa Fever Outbreak

Schools in Ebonyi State have been asked to temporarily close down following the outbreak of Lassa Fever in the state. In a statement today to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the State Commissioner for Education, Prof. John Eke, said although the outbreak in the state was not alarming, the closure was part of …

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Bus fire in Kazakhstan kills 52

A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said. Five people managed to escape and were treated by rescue workers on the spot, reports said. The accident happened at 10:30 local time on Thursday (04:30 GMT) in the Irgiz district of Aktobe region. …

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Over 300 rendered Homeless by Fire in Bayelsa

More than 300 persons were rendered homeless in Yenagoa on Saturday, after fire gutted a neighborhood in Ekeki suburb of the Bayelsa capital. The inferno, which occurred at about 2 AM, also destroyed valuables worth millions of naira. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained. Residents of the affected area …

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