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Policemen swap wives, sacked for ‘immoral conduct’

The US Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Louisiana sheriff’s firing of two of his deputies for swapping wives and families, refusing to review lower court rulings in a case that raised eyebrows. Brandon Coker and Michael Golden, who worked in the sout
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Policemen swap wives, sacked for ‘immoral conduct’

The US Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Louisiana sheriff’s firing of two of his deputies for swapping wives and families, refusing to review lower court rulings in a case that raised eyebrows. Brandon Coker and Michael Golden, who worked in the southern state’s Bossier parish, discovered the loves of their lives — in […]

One dead, others injured in Ibadan fracas

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Two members of suspected cult groups clashed on Monday in Oke-Ado area of Ibadan, leading to the death of one person, with many others injured. A residence of the area said that the fight began on Sunday night and became bloody on Mond
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One dead, others injured in Ibadan fracas

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Two members of suspected cult groups clashed on Monday in Oke-Ado area of Ibadan, leading to the death of one person, with many others injured. A residence of the area said that the fight began on Sunday night and became bloody on Monday. He said the deceased, identified simply as Tunde, was […]

PHOTOS: Buhari arrives in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday arrived in Paris, France, ahead of One Planet Summit, where he is expected to participate alongside over 50 world leaders. See photos:
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PHOTOS: Buhari arrives in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday arrived in Paris, France, ahead of One Planet Summit, where he is expected to participate alongside over 50 world leaders. See photos:

21 Ibadan kings issue deposition notice to Olubadan

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The 21 Ibadan kings, installed by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi on August 27, 2017, have issued a dethronement notice to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji. The Olubadan and the Olubadan-in-Council fell out after t
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21 Ibadan kings issue deposition notice to Olubadan

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The 21 Ibadan kings, installed by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi on August 27, 2017, have issued a dethronement notice to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji. The Olubadan and the Olubadan-in-Council fell out after the governor crowned them and some Baales in accordance with the report of Justice […]

Ibadan kings issue deposition notice to Olubadan

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The 21 Ibadan kings, installed by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi on August 27, 2017, have issued a dethronement notice to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji. The Olubadan and the Olubadan-in-Council fell out after t
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Ibadan kings issue deposition notice to Olubadan

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The 21 Ibadan kings, installed by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi on August 27, 2017, have issued a dethronement notice to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji. The Olubadan and the Olubadan-in-Council fell out after the governor crowned them and some Baales in accordance with the report of Justice […]

Develop new strategies to fight Boko Haram, Buhari tells army

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday charged the Nigerian Army to work with other security agencies to develop new strategies that would ensure total eradication of insurgents and other security challenges facing the country. Buhari, w
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Develop new strategies to fight Boko Haram, Buhari tells army

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday charged the Nigerian Army to work with other security agencies to develop new strategies that would ensure total eradication of insurgents and other security challenges facing the country. Buhari, who was represented by the Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin, spoke in Ibadan at the opening ceremony […]

27 countries storm Calabar for Miss Africa beauty pageant 

Twenty-seven out of the expected 36 countries have arrived in Calabar for the second edition of the Cross River State Miss Africa Climate Change Beauty Pageant. The beauty pageant, which is the initiative of Ben Ayade’s administration, is a platform aimed a
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27 countries storm Calabar for Miss Africa beauty pageant 

Twenty-seven out of the expected 36 countries have arrived in Calabar for the second edition of the Cross River State Miss Africa Climate Change Beauty Pageant. The beauty pageant, which is the initiative of Ben Ayade’s administration, is a platform aimed at creating awareness about the effect of climate change and its attendant impact. In separate […]

Why FG hasn’t prosecuted some treasury looters – Osinbajo

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said a couple of “strategic advice” from independent sources, anti-corruption committees and special panels set up for the recovery of assets that were allegedly looted by previous gov
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Why FG hasn’t prosecuted some treasury looters – Osinbajo

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said a couple of “strategic advice” from independent sources, anti-corruption committees and special panels set up for the recovery of assets that were allegedly looted by previous government officials, had prevented the current administration from going forward with its desire to prosecute the looters. He disclosed this […]

BREAKING: Apple to buy song recognition app Shazam

Apple will buy leading song recognition app Shazam, the companies said Monday, in a fresh bid by the tech giant to gain an edge in online music. “Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music
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BREAKING: Apple to buy song recognition app Shazam

Apple will buy leading song recognition app Shazam, the companies said Monday, in a fresh bid by the tech giant to gain an edge in online music. “Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users,” Apple said in a statement without […]

Our achievement will make it impossible for PDP to win Osun – Aregbesola

Femi Makinde, Osogbo Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has said landmark achievements in many areas will make it impossible for the Peoples Democratic Party to return to power in the state. Aregbesola said he was still very popular among the people o
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Our achievement will make it impossible for PDP to win Osun – Aregbesola

Femi Makinde, Osogbo Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has said landmark achievements in many areas will make it impossible for the Peoples Democratic Party to return to power in the state. Aregbesola said he was still very popular among the people of the state because he had touched many lives positively, saying the people […]

Groups hold anti-corruption rally at EFCC’s Lagos office

A coalition of civil society organisations on Monday staged a peaceful rally to the Lagos Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to drum up support for the ongoing fight against corruption. The CSOs include Women Arise for Change Initiative, M
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Groups hold anti-corruption rally at EFCC’s Lagos office

A coalition of civil society organisations on Monday staged a peaceful rally to the Lagos Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to drum up support for the ongoing fight against corruption. The CSOs include Women Arise for Change Initiative, Mobilisation Against Corruption and Human and Environmental Development Agenda among others. Over 100 members […]

Nigeria to save N43tn from non-importation of raw materials – Onu

The Ministry of Science and Technology says the mechanism being instituted by the ministry to stop the importation of raw materials if successful will save Nigeria N43tn in five years. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, in a statement
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Nigeria to save N43tn from non-importation of raw materials – Onu

The Ministry of Science and Technology says the mechanism being instituted by the ministry to stop the importation of raw materials if successful will save Nigeria N43tn in five years. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, in a statement by the Deputy Director, Press in Abuja, Mr AbdulGaniyu Aminu, said that the ministry was embarking […]

[Full list] Golden Globe awards nominees

Organisers of the Golden Globe Awards have released the list of nominees for the 2018 edition of the awards. The 75th edition of the awards would be hosted by Seth Meyers. The event is billed to hold at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the evening of Sunday, Janu
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[Full list] Golden Globe awards nominees

Organisers of the Golden Globe Awards have released the list of nominees for the 2018 edition of the awards. The 75th edition of the awards would be hosted by Seth Meyers. The event is billed to hold at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the evening of Sunday, January 7, 2018. See the full nominees list below. […]

Nigeria should aim for self-sufficiency by 2040 – Obasanjo

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, says Nigeria will benefit a lot from its growing population if the leaders can make the country self-sufficient in education, food, employment and housing by the year 2040. Obasanjo said with th
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Nigeria should aim for self-sufficiency by 2040 – Obasanjo

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, says Nigeria will benefit a lot from its growing population if the leaders can make the country self-sufficient in education, food, employment and housing by the year 2040. Obasanjo said with the available potentials that the country has in terms of human and material resources, Nigeria should […]

It’s difficult for Nigerian varsities to be world-class –Afe Babalola

Peter Dada, Akure The founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Afe Babalola (SAN), has said various challenges facing the establishment and running of a university in Nigeria have made none of the varsities world-class. He noted that universities i
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It’s difficult for Nigerian varsities to be world-class –Afe Babalola

Peter Dada, Akure The founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Afe Babalola (SAN), has said various challenges facing the establishment and running of a university in Nigeria have made none of the varsities world-class. He noted that universities in the country faced some challenges such as poor worker attitude to work, incessant industrial […]

PDP covention : No victor, no vanquished -Secondus

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has appealed to all those that contested and lost at the convention not to feel bad, saying there was no victor and no vanquished. He spoke at the national head
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PDP covention : No victor, no vanquished -Secondus

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has appealed to all those that contested and lost at the convention not to feel bad, saying there was no victor and no vanquished. He spoke at the national headquarters of the party in Abuja on Monday when he and members […]

Boko Haram kills six soldiers in Borno

At least six soldiers died in two separate Boko Haram ambushes in Borno State, military and civilian militia sources said on Monday. Four troops were killed and 12 injured on Sunday when their convoy was attacked near Damboa, 90 kilometres (56 miles) from Mai
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Boko Haram kills six soldiers in Borno

At least six soldiers died in two separate Boko Haram ambushes in Borno State, military and civilian militia sources said on Monday. Four troops were killed and 12 injured on Sunday when their convoy was attacked near Damboa, 90 kilometres (56 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. Two soldiers were killed in the […]

BREAKING: Osinbajo meets Sanusi, others inside Aso Rock

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is currently meeting some leaders behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Those in attendance include the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi; the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Mustapha; and Alh
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BREAKING: Osinbajo meets Sanusi, others inside Aso Rock

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is currently meeting some leaders behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Those in attendance include the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi; the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Mustapha; and Alhaji Ahmed Joda among others. Details later.

#EndSARS: CSOs call for restructuring of Nigeria Police

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Delta have urged the Federal Government to restructure the Nigeria Police Force for better performance. The groups made the call on Monday during a peaceful rally in Warri to mark the World Human Rights Day. The protester
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#EndSARS: CSOs call for restructuring of Nigeria Police

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Delta have urged the Federal Government to restructure the Nigeria Police Force for better performance. The groups made the call on Monday during a peaceful rally in Warri to mark the World Human Rights Day. The protesters converged at the Enerhen Junction, a boundary between Warri and Uvwie Local Government […]

900 migrants rescued off Libya arrive in Italy

Sicily on Monday welcomed nearly 900 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters off the coast of Libya in the past few days, with many expressing relief at having escaped the “Libyan hell”. More than 330 migrants rescued by Italian coast guard and o
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900 migrants rescued off Libya arrive in Italy

Sicily on Monday welcomed nearly 900 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters off the coast of Libya in the past few days, with many expressing relief at having escaped the “Libyan hell”. More than 330 migrants rescued by Italian coast guard and other European vessels have already disembarked at Sicilian ports, Italian media reported. Another hundred […]

UPDATE: Three injured as terror bomber strikes NY subway

A man carrying a pipe bomb strapped to his body detonated it in a crowded New York subway passageway during the morning rush hour Monday, seriously injuring himself but only lightly injuring three others. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the bombing an &#
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UPDATE: Three injured as terror bomber strikes NY subway

A man carrying a pipe bomb strapped to his body detonated it in a crowded New York subway passageway during the morning rush hour Monday, seriously injuring himself but only lightly injuring three others. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the bombing an “attempted terrorist attack,” and identified the 27-year-old man identified as Akayed […]

Rivers APC condemns call to scrap SARS

Chukwudi Akasike and Friday Amobi, Port Harcourt   THOUSANDS of the All Progressives Congress supporters in Rivers State on Monday embarked on a pro-Special Anti-Robbery Squad rally to drive home their call on the Federal Government not to contemplate sc
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Rivers APC condemns call to scrap SARS

Chukwudi Akasike and Friday Amobi, Port Harcourt   THOUSANDS of the All Progressives Congress supporters in Rivers State on Monday embarked on a pro-Special Anti-Robbery Squad rally to drive home their call on the Federal Government not to contemplate scrapping the unit of the Nigeria Police. The APC supporters, who marched from Polo Club, GRA, […]

Girl, 14, emerges Abia State’s One Day Governor

Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Monday sworn in Miss Joy Ezechikamnayo as the first one day Governor of Abia. The 14-year-old, who is the senior prefect of Intellectual Giants Christian Academy, Umuahia emerged as the top perfo
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Girl, 14, emerges Abia State’s One Day Governor

Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Monday sworn in Miss Joy Ezechikamnayo as the first one day Governor of Abia. The 14-year-old, who is the senior prefect of Intellectual Giants Christian Academy, Umuahia emerged as the top performer after a rigorous essay competition that lasted over a week. Ezechikamnayo will preside over […]

NGO bill: Reps ignore protests, to hold public hearing

John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives is pushing ahead the bill to regulate the activities of Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations despite the opposition to the piece of legislation by some persons and groups. The bill, whic
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NGO bill: Reps ignore protests, to hold public hearing

John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives is pushing ahead the bill to regulate the activities of Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations despite the opposition to the piece of legislation by some persons and groups. The bill, which is sponsored by the Deputy Leader of the House, Mr. Buba Jibril, seeks to regulate NGOs, […]

‘The Shape of Water’ leads Golden Globes nominations

Fairy tale romance “The Shape of Water” led the Golden Globe nominations with seven on Monday as Hollywood launched an awards season expected to be overshadowed by the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the movie industry. Guillermo del Toro̵
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‘The Shape of Water’ leads Golden Globes nominations

Fairy tale romance “The Shape of Water” led the Golden Globe nominations with seven on Monday as Hollywood launched an awards season expected to be overshadowed by the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the movie industry. Guillermo del Toro’s acclaimed 1960s-set fantasy picked up nominations in several top categories, including best motion picture drama and best […]

[PHOTOS] One killed, two injured in Edo auto crash

Alexander Okere, Benin One person was on Monday reportedly killed and two others injured in an auto crash in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that the accident occurred in the New Benin area of the state when a truck rammed into a re
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[PHOTOS] One killed, two injured in Edo auto crash

Alexander Okere, Benin One person was on Monday reportedly killed and two others injured in an auto crash in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that the accident occurred in the New Benin area of the state when a truck rammed into a red Toyota Camry and an Audi car at […]

Prices of tomatoes, pepper, onions drop by 45%

Ahead of Christmas celebration, prices of tomatoes, pepper and onions have reduced by about 45 per cent in Lagos, checks have shown. Price checks at Mile 12, Whitesand, Iddo and Oko Oba markets in Lagos on Monday, revealed that the drop in prices was due to t
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Prices of tomatoes, pepper, onions drop by 45%

Ahead of Christmas celebration, prices of tomatoes, pepper and onions have reduced by about 45 per cent in Lagos, checks have shown. Price checks at Mile 12, Whitesand, Iddo and Oko Oba markets in Lagos on Monday, revealed that the drop in prices was due to the bumper harvest of agricultural produce. A basket of […]

EU rejects Trump’s Jerusalem move

EU foreign ministers on Monday in Brussels rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to join the U.S. in recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Early, Netanyahu had asked the EU to ask allies to join the U.S. in Jerusalem move, but was met
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EU rejects Trump’s Jerusalem move

EU foreign ministers on Monday in Brussels rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to join the U.S. in recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Early, Netanyahu had asked the EU to ask allies to join the U.S. in Jerusalem move, but was met by a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as […]

Retired police officers seek exemption from pension scheme

Ted Odogwu, Kano The league of retired Police officers of Nigeria, Zone One chapter, comprising Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states, has reiterated the call for its members’ exemption from the National Contributory Pension scheme. Speaking on behalf of the
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Retired police officers seek exemption from pension scheme

Ted Odogwu, Kano The league of retired Police officers of Nigeria, Zone One chapter, comprising Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states, has reiterated the call for its members’ exemption from the National Contributory Pension scheme. Speaking on behalf of the group after its monthly meeting in Kano over the weekend, the Secretary of that Association, Sadiq […]

Kidnappers abduct four, kill one in Niger

The Niger Police Command on Monday announced the kidnapping of two persons each from Zazzaga and Masuku villages. The acting Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP Peter Sunday, disclosed this in a statement in Minna. He said the incident occurred in Mu
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Kidnappers abduct four, kill one in Niger

The Niger Police Command on Monday announced the kidnapping of two persons each from Zazzaga and Masuku villages. The acting Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP Peter Sunday, disclosed this in a statement in Minna. He said the incident occurred in Munya and Shiroro Local Government Areas of the state. Sunday said the abductors […]

#EndSARS: Allegations against SARS being compiled for investigation –Police

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The police high command has promised to investigate all complaints and allegations against the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The Force also said any officer indicted for human rights abuses and professional misconduct
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#EndSARS: Allegations against SARS being compiled for investigation –Police

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The police high command has promised to investigate all complaints and allegations against the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The Force also said any officer indicted for human rights abuses and professional misconduct would be sanctioned and eased out of the Police Force. The Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Operations) Joshak Habila explained […]

Uber’s London licence battle set for May/June

Uber’s appeal against losing its licence in London will be heard in May or June next year, a court determined Monday. London’s transport authority said in September that it would not renew the ride-hailing company’s licence to operate in th
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Uber’s London licence battle set for May/June

Uber’s appeal against losing its licence in London will be heard in May or June next year, a court determined Monday. London’s transport authority said in September that it would not renew the ride-hailing company’s licence to operate in the British capital owing to public safety concerns. Transport for London claims that the conduct of […]

India’s Congress party names Rahul Gandhi president

India’s opposition Congress party named Rahul Gandhi as its new leader on Monday, capping years of speculation about the scion of the dynasty that has ruled the country for much of its independent history. The 47-year-old has long been seen as the lik
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India’s Congress party names Rahul Gandhi president

India’s opposition Congress party named Rahul Gandhi as its new leader on Monday, capping years of speculation about the scion of the dynasty that has ruled the country for much of its independent history. The 47-year-old has long been seen as the likely successor of his mother Sonia, who took over as party president nearly two decades […]

I’m childless because I aborted several pregnancies while dating –Wife

A hotelier, Oluwafemi Ajadi, on Monday asked an Agege Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his 16-year marriage to his wife, Chinwe, over infidelity and alleged threat to life. But Chinwe, 35, amid tears, urged the court not to grant the petitioner’s applic
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I’m childless because I aborted several pregnancies while dating –Wife

A hotelier, Oluwafemi Ajadi, on Monday asked an Agege Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his 16-year marriage to his wife, Chinwe, over infidelity and alleged threat to life. But Chinwe, 35, amid tears, urged the court not to grant the petitioner’s application on the grounds that she had aborted several pregnancies for him before […]

Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt’s first nuclear plant

Egypt and Russia signed a final contract on Monday for the building of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin. The contract to build the plant in Dabaa on the Mediterranean coast was signed during a live c
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Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt’s first nuclear plant

Egypt and Russia signed a final contract on Monday for the building of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin. The contract to build the plant in Dabaa on the Mediterranean coast was signed during a live ceremony shown on state television and attended by the Russian leader […]

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