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Many Feared Dead, About 67 Vehicles Burnt as Fuel Tanker Explodes on Lagos Otedola Bridge

It was black Thursday in Lagos yesterday, as a fully-loaded 33,000-litre fuel tanker exploded on Otedola Bridge along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, killing many people and razing about 67 vehicles. The vehicles caught in the petrol tanker fire on the Otedola bridge in Lagos . At press time, 10 bodies burnt beyond …

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Governor Ambode Akinwunmi Visits Fire Tragedy Scene

The Lagos State Gover nor, Akinwunmi Ambode, last night visited the scene of the tragedy that occurred on Otedola Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan expressway, where many lives and properties were lost. He calls it very painful and a sad day. ‘’Very sad day. The loss of lives in an accident like today …

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visits Plateau, calls for calm

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of the federal government to bring an end to the killings in Plateau State. Mr Buhari stated this Tuesday in Jos at the Government House during a security meeting with warring factions in the Barkin Ladi violence that claimed over 86 lives over …

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Wole Soyinka Wants to “Launch a Publication to Expose” Former Nigerian President Obasanjo July 3rd

While responding to a question from a participant at the gala and award ceremony of the International Press Institute (IPI) in Abuja, Wole Soyinkarevealed that he’s planning to launch a publication to expose former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo on July 3. According to TheCable, the Nobel laureate said:  “Obasanjo is the most hypocritical leader …

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Vatican Ex-diplomat Sentenced to Five Years on Child Pornography Charges

A former Vatican diplomat has been sentenced to five years in prison for child pornography offences. Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella pleaded guilty at a Vatican court, which heard that dozens of pornographic photos and videos were found on his mobile phone. He said he had suffered a personal crisis while …

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Turkish President Erdogan Seeks Second Term in Hard-Fought Contest – Turkey Election

Turkish voters are going to the polls to decide whether to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a second five-year term, in the most fiercely-fought elections in country in years. Polls opened at 08:00 (05:00 GMT) in presidential and parliamentary votes. If Mr Erdogan wins, he will adopt major new powers …

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Aliko Dangote’s new son-in-law, Jamil Abubakar allegedly impregnates side chic; she cries out, says if anything happens to her or the baby, he’s responsible

A new mother is claiming that Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote’s new son-in-law, Jamil Abubakar is the father of her 7-week-old son but claims he’s trying to silence her because he wants nothing to do with her or the baby. 22-year-old Irene Chiamaka Nwachukwu said Jamil never mentioned to her …

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Lagos State orders Trucks off Ojuelegba Bridge

The Lagos State Government has ordered trucks off the Ojuelegba Bridge, following the accident which took two lives. A truck driving on the bridge had tilted to the side, spilling its contents – wood – down the bridge and onto motorists, taking three lives. The Lagos State Commissioner for Transport, Ladi …

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation announces 2018 Ibrahim Leadership Fellows

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has announced the 2018 Ibrahim Leadership Fellows, who will make up the programme’s sixth cohort. The incoming Fellows are Valeria Bempomaah Mensah (Ghana) who will join the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Zukiswa Mqolomba (South Africa) who will join the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Ines Ayari (Tunisia) who will join the International Trade Centre (ITC). …

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Obasanjo’s Son Olujonwo Drags Wife to Court over Domestic Violence A year After wedding

Olujonwo, the son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has reportedly dragged his wife, Temitope, daughter of Lotto boss, Chief Kessington Adebutu aka Baba Ijebu, to court over domestic violence/intimidation and threat to his life. The marriage between the couple which lasted for just a year is evidently in crisis, according …

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