Woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies

A woman from Mali who gave birth to nine babies – known as nonuplets – is doing well despite complications during delivery. The babies will need medical care for up to three months, a spokesman from the Casablanca clinic where the woman gave birth said. She had been transferred to the clinic in Morocco at the end of March. The children are well but there is still a risk for them, spokesman Abdul Kuddus Hafsi said. There were 35 medical staff present for the birth by caesarian section, he said.…

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Protest: Fr. Mbaka reappears in Enugu, calls for calm

The fiery Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, who was allegedly declared missing on Wednesday, suddenly reappeared few hours after his supporters embarked on protests across the state. The priest arrived at the Catholic Bishop’s Residence in a motorcade amidst jubilation from his Adoration faithful around 2.45pm. He however, stopped in front of the Bishop’s Court and addressed his supporters urging them to remain calm and return to the Adoration ground for further information. Irate youths on Wednesday vandalised the official residence of the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most…

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Gov Ortoms orders arrest of Journalist Odeh for criticizing his poor security strategy in Benue

Benue State Government has ordered the arrest and taken to Makurdi, the State capital, a senior journalist with Peoples Daily newspaper, Sunday Ode over an alleged offensive statement issued on behalf of the Association of Igede Media. Professionals.Ode, who is the President of the association, was picked up today, May 1, allegedly on the order of Governor Samuel Ortom.A statement by Egah Egiri for the association, said Ode was arrested yesterday, April 30, at Karu by armed policemen and DSS operatives.The association said that the security operatives said that they…

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FEE INCREMENT: COUNCIL OF IMAMS/ULAMA APPEALS TO KASU TO SHELVE INTENT

The Council of Imams and Ulama Kaduna State chapter has urge  the Management of Kaduna State University (KASU) to shelf the intention of possible tuition fee increment at this critical time when the people of the state are been faced with various degrees of economic hardship. The council in a statement signed by its Chairman, Shaykh Ibrahim Nakaka said it find it difficult to comprehend any logic behind the intended increment in the present circumstances, bearing in mind that many parents in Kaduna State are yet to recover from the…

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Chad Military Transition to last 18 months

The transitional period in Chad, which was imposed after the death of President Idriss Deby, will last for 18 months, the military council said on Tuesday, also announcing the closure of land and air borders. A transitional military council, led by the son of the late president, was established in Chad. “The transitional military council ensures national independence, territorial integrity, unity, respect for international agreements and treaties, and also ensures a transition within 18 months,” the council said in a statement, published on the presidential website. The transitional military council…

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US Former Vice President Dies at 93

The 42nd vice president of the United States, Walter Mondale, has been confirmed dead. The diplomat was confirmed dead in a statement released on Tuesday morning by his family. However, no cause has been revealed for the death of the former senator, ambassador and Minnesota attorney general Mondale who died at the age of 93. “It is with profound sadness that we share news that our beloved dad passed away today in Minneapolis, Minnesota,” his family said in a statement on Monday, April 19,” a statement from the deceased’s family read.…

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Late Deby’s son heads Chad Transitional Military Council

A transitional military council is established in Chad, headed by Lt.-Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, the son of late president Idriss Deby. The military plans to publish a “transitional charter” soon. Chad declared a two-week national mourning period after the president’s death and imposed a curfew from 18:00 p.m. local time until 05:00 a.m. In addition, the military decided to close land and air borders “until further notice.” Deby, who commanded an army unit during hostilities against the rebels in Chad’s north, died. A source confirmed that the president was critically…

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Chad: President Idriss Déby dies

President Idris Derby of Chad who just won re-election is dead. According to a confirmation from the national army of Chad read on national radio, the newly re-elected President Déby died of wounds he sustained while commanding the country’s army in battles against rebels in the north of the country. In a swift change of fate, after news had come in that Chad’s veteran president, Idriss Déby had won a sixth term in the latest provisional results in on Monday by 79.3%, an announcement broadcast  on national radio today announced…

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Breaking: Buhari appoints AIG Uman Alkali Baba as Acting IGP

The news just coming in said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP). According to the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, the appointment takes immediate effect. Dingyadi disclosed the new appointment to State House Correspondents at the Presidential villa, Abuja. Buhari had on February 4, 2021 extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for three months. Adamu has spent two months and three days for the extension.

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Army Chief tasks officers to sustain operational tempo against insecurity

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has charged officers and soldiers to sustain the tempo of operations against insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other security challenges facing the country. Attahiru made the call at the closing of the combined First Quarter Conference and Nigerian Army Operations Retreat 2021 in Abuja. He said that officers and soldiers must maintain a posture that would create the enabling environment for peace and socio-economic activities to thrive. According to him, the conference and operation retreat serves as an opportunity to appraise operations and…

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