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Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul,’ dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, universally acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul” and one of America’s greatest singers in any style, died on Thursday at her home...

US votes $12.5m for food security in Nigeria

Feed the Future, a US government global hunger and food security initiative, has earmarked $12.5 million for food security in Nigeria. Dr George Mavrotas, Head...

Nigeria sacks state security boss Lawal Daura

The Director-General of Nigeria's Department of State Services, Lawal Daura has been sacked by the country's acting president Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Nigeria's presidency disclosed that...

UK to deport chess wunderkind Shreyas Royal

United Kingdom immigration authorities are to deport a young prodigy in chess who has represented England as an Indian migrant. Reports on Saturday suggested that...

Air Force claims destruction of Boko Haram hideout

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has conducted a successful attack on a Boko Haram...

Boko Haram attack leaves 5 dead in razed village in Borno

At least five people have been killed and a village razed in an attack by Boko Haram extremists in the northern Nigerian Borno State. Arriving...

Congo declares new Ebola outbreak in eastern province

Four people have tested positive for Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo just days after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the...

Trump sowing divisions, says NBA star LeBron James

Basketball great LeBron James on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump of intensifying racial divisions in the United States. "I believe our president is kind of...

‘Spectacular’ ancient public library discovered in Germany

The remains of the oldest public library in Germany, a building erected almost two millennia ago that may have housed up to 20,000 scrolls,...

Rare dolphin-whale hybrid spotted near Hawaii

Scientists from the Cascadia Research Collective have discovered a rare dolphin-whale hybrid off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii, according to a report published last...

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Buhari fumes over unpaid workers salaries

Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja expressed concern on the growing complaints and agitations by workers in states over unpaid salaries and...

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