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Funding Nigerians’ education abroad with illicit funds

IT has long been public knowledge that most occupants of political offices in Nigeria send their children to schools abroad due to the virtual collapse of quality education in Nigeria. A non-resident scholar of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Matthew Page (who is described as “a Nigerian”), in a study titled: “West African Elites’
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Bulgaria scraps vaccine priority lists after low take-up

Bulgarians of all ages, some as young as 20, joined long queues at hospitals this weekend after low uptake on priority lists led the government to open up vaccinations to everyone. Fewer than a third of those designated as first in line for Covid-19 jabs have chosen to take up the offer since they became
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Court seals shop in Abuja Market for violating COVID-19 protocols

The FCT Mobile Court on Wednesday sealed off a hairdressing saloon inside Wuse Market, Abuja for violating COVID-19 guidelines and harbouring a man, who allegedly obstructed the enforcement of safety protocols. The Prosecuting Counsel, Umoh Ummana, had requested the court to seal off the saloon, located in shop 1, Block B25 in the famous market
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US murder suspect ‘cooked’ victim’s heart — Report

A man accused of a triple murder in the US state of Oklahoma sliced one victim’s heart from her body and cooked it with potatoes to serve to other victims before attacking them, US media reported Wednesday. The suspect, Lawrence Paul Anderson, allegedly removed the organ from the body of a neighbor he had stabbed
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Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

Iran will vote in June for a successor to President Hassan Rouhani and his moderate-reformist government, but politics in the country is dominated by the nuclear issue and no frontrunner has emerged. Several conservative heavyweights are thought to be considering running in the key June 18 race, with the winner to help set the direction of the Islamic
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New Police Commissioner assumes duty in Sokoto

The new Commissioner of Police, posted to Sokoto State, Mr Kamaldeen Okunlola has resumed, becoming the 45th CP in the state. This is contained in a statement issued by ASP Sanusi Abubakar, the command’s Public Relations Officer on Wednesday in Sokoto. The new commissioner took over from Mr Ali Janga, following his promotion to the
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Hajj: Sultan tasks NAHCON on service delivery

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to improve service delivery by ensuring that pilgrims get value for their money. He also charged the commission to be self reliant by trying to keep away from government funding. Abubakar III, who is also the President-General, Nigeria
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