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    Military Arrest 10 Suspected N/Delta Militants

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    The Nigeria military has arrested 10 suspected militants terrorizing various creeks in Cross Rivers, Niger Delta region, and recovered weapons from them. Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS), carried out the operation which led to the arrest. The soldiers intercepted and recovered cache of arms and ammunition in one of their…

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    Today’s Europe Lacking Forward-looking Leaders – Pope Francis

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    Pope Francis on Wednesday said Europe of today has no forward-looking leaders who hailed the post-war generation of politicians who laid the foundations of the European Union. Francis made the remarks to Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio, released by the Vatican. He said France’s Robert Schuman, Italy’s Alcide De Gasperi and Germany’s Konrad Adenauer sincerely worked…

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    60 People Missing After Ship Capsizes Off Yemen

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    No fewer than 60 people were missing after a ship capsized in high seas off the coast of Yemen, a media report said on Wednesday. The report added that the ship came into difficulty on Tuesday while sailing to Socotra Island in the Indian Ocean from Hadramout province. It noted that rescue teams have managed…

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    Anambra To Spend N3.6bn On Community Projects

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    Anambra Government says it plans to spend N20 billion in the 181 communities in the state in the second phase of its Community-Chose-a-Project programme. The Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Mark Okoye, said this at a joint post-budget presentation news conference in Awka on Wednesday. Other officials at the conference were Commissioner for…

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  • 800 Tourists Stranded On Indian Island Amid Heavy Rains

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    The Indian Navy on Wednesday launched operations to evacuate 800 tourists stranded on an island in India’s Andaman and Nicobar Island archipelago amid heavy rains. Navy spokesman DK Sharma said four ships were waiting off Havelock Island to rescue the tourists and bring them to the main city of Port Blair. “Several of the tourists…

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    LASU Appoints New Acting Heads Of Department

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    The Lagos State University (LASU) had approved the appointment of Dr Oluwaseun Bello as the Acting Head, Department of English, Faculty of Arts. It also approved that of Dr Okubena Dipeolu as the Acting Head, Department of Agriculture in the School of Agriculture.‎ This is contained in the university’s official bulletin obtained by the News…

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  • Rivers Re-Run Poll: INEC Urges Stakeholders To Avoid Violence, Inciting Comments

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    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to stakeholders in Rivers to refrain from making pronouncements that could overheat or instigate violence ahead of the state forthcoming re-run elections. The commission made the appeal in a statement signed Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, on Sunday in Abuja. INEC has…

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