One killed, two injured in Ebonyi varsity cult war

    Uchenna Inya     A final year student of the Ebonyi State University, Theophilus Onele has been killed in a cult war between two rival cult groups, Vikings and Buccaneer. Another student is said to have been critically injured in the renewed cult clash in the university. However, a new twist was added to the cult clash after a member of the Black Axe Confraternity reportedly shot a Vikings member, leaving him critically injured  bringing a third group into the fray. Confirming the cult clashes, the state Police…

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Ethiopian Airways first international flight to land at Abuja airport

An Ethiopian Airways flight has become the first international service to touch down at the newly refurbished Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The flight from Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, touched down a few minutes after noon to receive the traditional water shower from the airport fire service. Earlier, a small aircraft belonging to the Nigeria Police Force, with registration number 5N-HAR, which airlifted the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika from Kaduna Airport, was the first to land on the newly re-laid tarmac at 11:05am. Sirika’s arrival meant…

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First plane lands at Abuja airport

The first plane has landed at the newly refurbished Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The small aircraft belonging to the Nigeria Police Force, with registration number 5N-HAR, airlifted the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika from Kaduna Airport, and touched down on the newly re-laid tarmac at 11:05am. An Ethiopian flight is scheduled to land at the airport at 11:50am as exclusively reported by New Telegraph. The arrival of Sirika meant that the renovation of the over 30-year-old edifice was completed 24 hours before the original schedule of Wednesday….

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UEFA League: I can lead Barca to second ‘miracle’ – Neymar

Barcelona striker Neymar is confident the Catalans can launch another remarkable Champions League comeback as they look to overturn a 3-0 quarter-final deficit against Juventus on Wednesday. Just as they had done in the previous round, when Barcelona overcame a 4-0 first-leg deficit to eliminate Paris St Germain, the Spanish giants will be relying on Neymar to produce another magical performance if they are to reach the semi-finals. The Brazilian scored Barcelona’s fourth and fifth goals in the last 16 second leg, setting up the sixth too, as they won…

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World must aid famine-threatened Nigeria to avoid ‘mass exodus’

The devastation wrought by Boko Haram, which has left millions of people in northeast Nigeria on the brink of famine, could exacerbate Europe’s migration crisis if the world fails to act urgently, the country’s chief humanitarian coordinator said. Nearly five million people in the region are desperately hungry and risk starving to death this year if they do not receive food aid, according to figures from the United Nations. This could drive even more Nigerians to flee the country and attempt the perilous journey to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea,…

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French election: Le Pen pledges to suspend immigration

  One of the frontrunners in the French presidential election, far-right leader Marine Le Pen, says she would suspend all legal immigration to France. The National Front (FN) leader told a rally that she wanted to stop “a mad, uncontrolled situation”. Polls suggest she is neck and neck with centrist Emmanuel Macron, ahead of Sunday’s first round of voting. Macron warned voters that choosing far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon would be like Cuba without the sun. Opinion polls predict that Macron and Ms Le Pen will reach the second round on…

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