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Pope Francis condemns Barcelona attack, says Killing innocent people a great insult to God

ANIETIE UDOBIT   Pope Francis on Friday condemned the deadly van attack in Barcelona. He said those who cut short the lives of innocent and unarmed persons were insulting God. “The Holy Father once again condemns blind violence, which is a very great insult to the Lord”, the Vatican said in a statement. “He raises

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Ag President Osinbajo leaves for Rwanda, to attend Kagame’s inauguration

ANIETIE UDOBIT,ABUJA   The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has left the country for Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the presidential inauguration of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. A statement by Mr. Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said the inauguration ceremony, which is expected to be witnessed by several African Heads of State and Government, follows

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ASUU Strike continues, as meeting with govt ends in deadlock

ANIETIE UDOBIT,Abuja   The strike action embarked by the Nigerian university lecturers continues, as the meeting between the Nigerian government and the lecturers ended without a resolution on Thursday. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, began a nationwide strike this week, over demands for improved funding of universities and welfare of lecturers. An

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Co-author of Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ says Donald Trump is going to resign soon

ANIETIE UDOBIT   The co-author of Donald Trump’s memoir ‘The Art of the Deal’ has predicted the US President is going to resign by autumn if not sooner. Tony Schwartz, who claims to have ghostwritten the 1987 best-selling business book, argued Mr Trump is on the brink of stepping down and said he

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Nobel Laureate Malala to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics in Oxford University

ANIETIE UDOBIT   The Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, has gained a place at Oxford University after getting her A-level results. Miss Yousafzai, who lives in Birmingham, confirmed the news in a tweet congratulating all students getting their results, Thursday. “So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students –

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Grace Mugabe ‘assaulted’ model who visited sons, on police ‘red alert’ in South Africa

Agency reports   Police have put a “red alert” on South Africa’s borders to prevent any attempt by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel, to flee the country. Her husband, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has meanwhile showed up in South Africa for a

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