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In Video: Lagos Easter Carnival 2014 edition

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South Sudan rebels slaughter hundreds

White Army: a rebel force in South Sudan

JUBA(AFP) – Rebel gunmen in South Sudan massacred “hundreds” of civilians because of their ethnicity when they captured a key oil town last week, the UN said Monday, calling for a probe into one of the worst reported atrocities in the war-torn nation. In the main mosque alone, “more than 200 civilians were reportedly killed […]

Boko Haram: Abducted school girls jump to 234

Girls of a school in Bauchi state

The number of secondary school girls still under Boko Haram captivity is more than the figure widely circulated. There are 234 of them missing from the northeast Nigerian girls secondary school attacked last week by the Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials. Parents of the girls gave the revised figure […]

Election by consensus has yielded good candidates, says APC chief

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe,Alhaji Sani Fema, said the party’s election by consensus in the ward and local government congresses had produced most popular and acceptable officials Fema said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu on Monday. He said efforts were in place […]

Armed man takes 3 persons hostage in Russian bank

Police were in talks with a man armed with a hunting rifle who took three people hostage in a bank in Belgorod, southwestern Russia on Monday, security services said. “He issued a demand to hand him over a certain amount of money,” police in Belgorod said in a statement, without saying how much he had […]

Villa-Boas denies links with Barcelona

Andre Villa-Boas: denies links with Barca

Zenit St Petersburg manager Andre Villas-Boas on Monday dismissed out of hand rumours linking him with Spanish giants Barcelona. “All the rumours about my negotiations with Barcelona representatives are completely groundless,” former Chelsea, Tottenham and FC Porto coach told reporters. “I’ve signed the contract with Zenit and I’m set to stay here until its expiry […]

Top four tennis players keep ranking, Ferrer moves to fifth

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, still one and two

The latest ATP rankings released on Monday after the Monte Carlo Masters showed that the four top players in the world retained their positions. They are Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Stanislav Wawrinka and Roger Federer. The only change at the top 10, was the movement of Monte Carlo semi-finalist, David Ferrer, who climbed one place […]

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