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Notorious cult, Badoo, wreak another havoc on couple, children in Ikorodu, Lagos

Fresh attack by a notorious cult, Badoo, on residents of Ikorodu town in Lagos has included a couple and their children in the Olopomeji Odogunyan suburban area of the state. The affected children are between 4 and 2 years of age and their health conditions were termed critical at the Ikorodu General Hospital where they were admitted for treatment. It was gathered that the attack on their family occurred after midnight on Wednesday. Sympathizers in Ikorodu were said to have staged a protest against the latest murder at the palace of the paramount ruler in the town, the Ayangburen...

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I lose sleep over increasing rate of unemployment in Nigeria-Dangote

President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has revealed that the success or failure of any of his businesses does not bother him or make him lose sleep like the rate of unemployed Nigerian youths. Dangote, the richest man in Africa, disclosed this at the weekend on the sideline of a meeting with business leaders/chief executive officers from Nigeria and Kenya held at the Dangote Lekki free-trade zone in Lagos. He stated that unemployment gives him sleepless nights, as he posited that it’s the collective responsibility of both the government and entrepreneurs to create jobs for the teeming...

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Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils ‘Obamacare’ repeal

Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will ever deliver on their promises to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” Republican leader Mitch McConnell announced a delay for any voting at a closed-door senators’ lunch also attended by Vice President Mike Pence. McConnell’s tone was matter-of-fact, according those present, yet his action amounts to a stinging setback for the longtime Senate leader who had developed the legislation largely in secret as Trump hung back in deference. Now Trump seems...

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Venezuela’s Maduro: Helicopter attacked Supreme Court

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has condemned what he called an “armed terrorist attack,” which saw gunfire and grenades launched from a helicopter over the capital’s Supreme Court building. In a televised address on state TV Tuesday, Maduro said one of the grenades failed to explode, and no one had been injured, but armed forces had been deployed to hunt down the suspects. Minister for Communications and Information Ernesto Villegas called the attack an attempted coup. Ahead of the attack, a man who identified himself as Oscar Perez posted a video online declaring his opposition to the country’s “criminal government.”...

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Security agents close in on quit notice sponsors

The police and other security agencies are searching for the sponsors of the 16 Northern youth groups that issued an October 1 quit notice to Igbo living in the North, it was learnt yesterday. A covert profiling of the youth groups and their sponsors has been going on in the last three weeks. But the arrest of leaders of the youth groups has been put on hold following intelligence report that their sponsors may have planned to set the nation on fire. It was learnt that Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai was awaiting a briefing from the police and...

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