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Mysterious statue of Satan with a massive erection appears in city

A statue of Satan standing proud with a huge erection has been swiftly taken down by city officials in East Vancouver. The nine foot underworld ruler mysteriously appeared on Tuesday morning. It was on display near the Clark Drive SkyTrain station – raising hell with shocked commuters. But it didn’t last long, and was removed hours later. The small square where ...

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Flood kills 250 in Pakistan, displaces 2m – Official

 Rizwan Naseer, Pakistani Rescue official, said on Wednesday in Islamabad that the death toll from a week of flooding in Pakistan has risen to 250.   He said the authorities rushed to evacuate nearly 1 million people from the southern province of Sindh.   Naseer said more than 24 people died when the roof of a mosque collapsed on worshippers ...

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Jonathan orders removal of ‘BringBackJonathan’ signs, banners

 President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday directed the immediate removal of the “#BringBackJonathan 2015” signs and banners around Abuja.   The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, said in a statement in Abuja that the signs were offensive and repugnant to Jonathan and many Nigerians.   The statement said: “Jonathan wholly shares the widely expressed ...

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WHO: Ebola has killed 2,296 persons in West Africa

Patrick Sawyer

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Nigeria as at Sunday September 6, 2014 has recorded 21 cases and eight deaths from the Ebola virus scourge. Nigeria, along with Senegal, fall under two categories in the UN body’s country reports: countries with an initial case or cases, or with localised transmission. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are however categorised as ...

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Adamawa Acting Gov. visits Obasanjo’s injured son, salutes military

Adamawa Acting Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri on Tuesday commended officers and men of the Nigerian Army for their effort in containing insurgency in the state.   Fintiri lauded armed forces when he visited Lt. Col. Adeboye Obasanjo, who was recuperating from injuries at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.   Obasanjo sustained injuries in a battle to repel insurgents in Bazza town ...

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World leaders call for liberalisation of global drug policies

  Global Commission on Drug Policy on Tuesday in New York, at its annual meeting, called for a fundamental change of global drug policies and decriminalisation of drug use.   Members of the commission are drawn from political leaders, including, former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo, former Colombian president Cesar Gaviria, former Swiss president Ruth ...

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Beggar arraigned over alleged kidnapping

A beggar, Gboyega Dauda, who allegedly attempted to kidnap a toddler, Ismail Abdullahi, was on Tuesday, charged before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.   Dauda, 31, of no fixed address is standing trial on a one-count charge of attempted kidnap.   The Prosecutor, CPL. Koti Aondohemba, told the court that the offence was committed on Sept. 8, at about 4 ...

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Ngige Mourns Dimgba Igwe

Former governor of Anambra State and Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige has described the death of Dimgba Igwe as a loss for the media profession and concomitantly the development of Nigeria as a country.   Senator Ngige said this in a letter to both the chairman and managing director, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and Femi ...

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Ebola: Liberia to see thousands of new cases in coming weeks -WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday night in Monrovia predicted that Liberia would see thousands of new cases of Ebola virus in coming weeks as the virus was spreading exponentially.   It said it would take more than nine months to contain and there was possibility of the virus infecting more than 20,000 people before the time.   It ...

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Boko Haram seize Michika in Adamawa state

Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram has captured the key north-eastern town of Michika, residents say, gaining more territory in its efforts to create an Islamic state.   People fled into bushes as gunfire rang out in the town, they added.   Boko Haram has changed tactics in recent months by holding on to territory rather than launching hit-and-run attacks. ...

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