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An Ebola vaccine developed in record time has proved highly effective against the deadly virus in a large trial in Guinea and could now be used to ... Read more
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Zimbabwe’s wildlife minister said his country is seeking extradition of a U.S. citizen who is accused of killing a well-known lion who lived on a wildlife reserve.
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- Understanding Buhari In 100 days August 31, 2015
The enormously popular talk show, Berekete on Wazobia FM radio, Abuja station, told the incredible, yet true story of the hardworking and respected school teacher somewhere in Plateau state who hanged himself.
He hadn’t been paid salary for ... Read more
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The ... Read more
- Beyond El-Rufai, Shehu Sani and Battle of Beggars – By Erasmus Ikhide August 9, 2015
Countries across Europe, in desperate bid to stem the tide of terrorists
attacks, have wrestled with the issue of the Muslim veil – in various forms
such as the body-covering burka and the balaclavas, which covers the face
apart from ... Read more
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Nigerian Senate is a senate of fools, blockheads, Ignoramuses, and idiots. Yes, of course I know this description of Nigerian Senate by a Nigerian is offensive to some, may be more than some people. Nonetheless, it is true. The Senate ... Read more
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