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Buhari commiserates with Iran, Iraq over earthquake

Buhari commiserates with Iran, Iraq over earthquake

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with President Hassan Rouhani and the people of Iran over the devastating earthquake which struck the western province of Kermanshah recently, causing the death of hundreds and injury to thousands. The president, who described the natural disaster and its fallout as “very unfortunate, sad and massive,” said the “thoughts and

British mother-of-nine leaves UK husband for Gambian lover

An East Boldon, South Tyneside man, Andy Hepworth has recounted how his wife left him and their nine children for a toyboy from Gambia.   Broken-hearted Andy Hepworth said 44-year-old Heidi met her Gambian, Mamadou Jallow lover on Facebook.   “It’s a midlife crisis. She started going to the gym, booking sunbeds, getting tattoos and

American state to resume prisoner executions after 20 years

The death penalty will resume in Nebraska for the first time in 20 years, with the US state planning to execute a convicted killer using a new, untested combination of drugs. State prison officials on Thursday informed Jose Sandoval, on death row for the murders of five people during a 2002 bank robbery, of their

Nigeria Police reject ranking as world’s worst

The Nigeria Police Force has gunned down the latest ranking by The International Police Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace, that puts it at the bottom of the world police formations. The 2016 World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) credited to the two organisations, rated the Nigerian police the worst in the

London court jails five Nigerians for £610,000 telephone banking fraud

An Inner London Crown Court has sentenced five Nigerians to various jail terms over the theft of £610,000 from business bank accounts. According to reports, Victor Oke, 39, of Galleons Drive, Barking, used stolen data provided by Desmond Uyiosa Abifade, 25, of Henniker Road, Stratford, to falsely impersonate company directors via telephone banking. Once Oke gained

Iran behind missile attack on Riyadh, says Saudi Arabia

The Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen closed the country’s air, sea and land borders Monday and accused Iran of being behind a weekend missile attack on Riyadh, saying it “may amount to an act of war”. Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed the ballistic missile, which was launched from Yemen as rebels appeared

Saudi Prince, others killed in helicopter crash

A Saudi Arabian prince and some other government officials have reportedly died in an air crash in Saudi Arabia near the Yemen border. A report by Al Arabiya on Sunday evening said the helicopter crashed in the South-west Asir region of the country. The news outlet said Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of

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