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Nigeria has been ranked among the 20 hungriest countries in the world. In the latest Global Hunger Index, Nigeria is placed in number 20. Central African Republic is ranked the Hungriest country in not just Africa, but the whole world in general. The country topped the annual world hunger index on Tuesday as aid agencies …

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The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has confirmed that a three-storey building at Sharks Squad on Lekki Expressway, collapsed at about 7:14 p.m on Thursday. Oke-Osanyintolu,told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the collapsed building is situated at Sharks Squad, LASEMA, enroute Kingdom Hall street, Abijo, along Lekki-Epe expressway. …

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International human rights organisation, Oxfam (Nigeria) on Monday, declared that 94,470,535 people in Nigeria, currently live in extreme poverty, a condition which it attributed to the the rising spate of inequality in the country The organisation which quoted from the World Poverty Clock, therefore called on the Federal Government to close the inequality gap between …

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Promise Isaac, who captained Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to the 2008 Olympic silver medal and scored 79 goals in 11 professional seasons in Turkey, died late Wednesday after collapsing at his apartment gym in Austin, Texas, authorities said. He was 31. Isaac was playing for the Austin Bold of the USL and the team said Thursday …

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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday said about 2.5 million children under the age of five in Nigeria are suffering severe acute malnutrition. UNICEF’s nutrition specialist, Ms. Abigail Nyukuri, stated this at a two-day media dialogue on integrated and timely response to nutrition-related humanitarian needs, organised in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. According to …

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Following investigations into the shootout between the military and the police at Ibi, Taraba State where 3 policemen and a civilian were killed, it has been discovered that the Army Captain who allegedly ordered soldiers on security to attack and kill the police operatives was in close contact with the kidnap kingpin, Wadume as there …

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A Scottish lady identified as Caitlin Harvey, from Glasgow, has took to her Twitter page to narrate her encounter with a yet to be identified Nigerian lady at a nightclub she attended a year ago. According to the lady, she met the Nigerian she called ‘Big S’ in a nightclub toilet before the toilet attendant …

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Former Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Alhaji Abdul Rafiu Ogunleye, is dead.   Alh Abdul Rafiu Ogunleye Ogunleye, who was the deputy to two-time Governor Olusegun Osoba between 1992 and 1993 died this morning at his home town, Itele, Ijebu, at the age of 79   Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has expressed sorrow over …

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An emotionally troubled man on Sunday, walked into the New York Police Department in Brooklyn with a knife asking “to be shot”. In a video shared online, the man can be seen approaching a uniformed officer in the station. The officer backed away warily then brought out a taser and used it on him. NYPD …

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A group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines were struck by 2 earthquakes on Saturday morning killing at least eight people,  and injuring 60 while causing substantial damage to the environment. The quakes collapsed houses built of stone and wood, arousing residents from sleep, said Roldan Esdicul, who heads …

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