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Shia Muslims mark religious festival of Ashura with prayers and self-flagellation (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Muslims across the globe marked the religious festival of Ashura with parades, marches and some Shia worshipers participating in self-flagellation in remembrance of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Imam Hussein at the battle of Karbala in 680 AD. Read Full Article at
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A government official in New Zealand says three areas of South Island containing the racist word “n*gger” are set to be renamed. Read Full Article at
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The people of Yemen are ‘slowly starving’ to death as the world turns a blind eye, human rights organizations and charities warn. Read Full Article at
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Some 300 elite Turkish commandos have reportedly joined Operation Euphrates Shield in Syria to help the Free Syrian Army's offensive against Islamic State terrorists and Kurdish militia
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An 18-year-old Pennsylvania girl live-streamed her and her 19-year-old friend’s death while using Facebook Live and driving. The girls were hit in the back by a tractor-trailer while dr
Moscow supports the resumption of Syria peace talks as soon as possible, but wants to be sure that any cessation of hostilities in Syria won’t benefit terrorists, Vitaly Churkin said, e
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt  Ahead of Saturday’s legislative rerun in Rivers State, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has urged members of his party
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has slammed a N47.6m fine on the Transmission Company of Nigeria for various regulatory breaches. According to the commission, th
Samson Folarin An undergraduate of the Yaba College of Technology, Emmanuel Kolade, has reportedly gone missing. PUNCH Metro learnt that Emmanuel, who is studying Computer Engineering at the school, l
Samson Folarin The Lagos State Police Command has declared a suspected drug addict, Babalola Rotimi (jnr.), wanted, for allegedly killing his father, Babalola Rotimi, and stabbing his mother, Adijat,
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan A traditional ruler in Oyo State on Wednesday died in a road accident after his car collided with a truck. The monarch–the Amunijio of Ijio in the Iwajowa Local Government Area
Afeez Hanafi Kidnappers, who disguised as policemen, have left the family of a Lagos-based businessman, Mr. Basil Agha, in misery after they abducted him. It was learnt that Basil, who is a fuel suppl
Peter Dada, Akure Some policemen attached to the Chief Judge of Ondo State, Justice Olasehinde Kumuyi, on Thursday engaged in a free-for-all with some litigants during a court proceeding, disturbing t
An Ibadan Customary Court in Oyo State on Thursday dissolved a six-year-old marriage between Femi Bankole and his wife, Modupeoluwa, following the man’s consent to her request for divorce. The plainti
Akeem Lasisi After conquering the live music scene in Lagos and arguably in Nigeria, Afropolitan Vibes is set to diversify its operations. The monthly music jam, which has been domiciled at the Freedo
Chux Ohai Award winning singer and sound engineer, Oluseyi Ademoye, aka Sheyman, has secretly quit bachelorhood. The gifted entertainer, our correspondent gathered,  tied the nuptial knots with his lo
There is an indication that singer Tiwa Savage and her estranged husband, Tunji Balogun, may have decided to patch up the broken bits of their marriage and start again. The gossip mill is agog with a
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate has said even though President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2017 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly next Wednesday, it will not consider the bill until the
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Nigeria’s former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Christopher Kolade, on Thursday called on governors of the six South-West states that own the Odu’a Investment Com
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, on Thursday said that the borrowings of the Federal Government would be used to fund critical infrastructure proje
Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Accountant-General of Osun State, Mr. Akintayo Kolawole, has said that the N35bn bailout given to the Governor Rauf Aregbesola administration by the Federal Government remains
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Government may exhume for autopsy the body of the 2016 Batch ‘B’  corps member, Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo, who died at the Kano Orientation Camp recently. The Minister
John Ameh, Abuja A former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, made a fresh allegation on Thursday that the bank accounts of some principal officers of the House of Repre
Eniola Akinkuotu and Ade Adesomoju The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday opened its case against a former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Jide Omokore, and others whom i
The US may be complicit in “atrocities” that are taking place in Yemen as part of the Saudi-led military operation, a recent Human Rights Watch (HRW) report suggests. Read Full Article
Toluwani Eniola The Yoruba Council of Elders on Thursday suggested fiscal federalism as the way out of the economic recession battling the country. The group said each states of the country should be
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja As part of the recommendations of the Senate Committee on Conditional Review on the 1999 Constitution, local government areas without democratically elected executive will not have
Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria in the 19 northern states and Abuja has rejected the proposed bill  that seeks to create Christian courts in all the states

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