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Nigeria airline blame passenger after door falls off

A Nigerian airline has blamed a passenger after one of its aircraft doors fell off on landing. Dana Air says it is impossible for a door to fall off by itself “without a conscious effort by a passenger to open it”. Reports of the apparent maintenance fail began to circulate …

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Nigeria state bans drinking of raw garri

The government of Anambra, a state in south eastern Nigeria, has banned the drinking of raw garri, which it says can lead to Lassa fever. The disease is transmitted to humans via food and objects contaminated with rodent urine or faeces, according to the World Health Organisation. Garri is a …

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Stanbic Bank employee beaten to death for urinating in public

An employee of Stanbic Bank has been beaten to death by some security guards after he was spotted urinating at a car park in Kenya. The deceased, identified as David Wokabi, was brutally assaulted by four Solvit security guards after he reportedly eased himself at a parking lot. The disheartening …

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Children ‘freed’ from al-Shabab school

Authorities in Somalia say they have freed 32 children from a school run by Islamist militant group al-Shabab, news agency Reuters reports. Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman said that the children are safe and are being looked after by the government. He added, “It showed how desperate the terrorists are, …

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U.S. government to remain closed on Monday as Senate still short of deal

A U.S. government shutdown will enter its third day on Monday as Senate negotiators failed to reach a deal late on Sunday on Democrats’ demand for legislation protecting “Dreamers,” young people brought to the country illegally as children. The Senate set a vote for 12 p.m. (1700 GMT) on Monday …

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Ed Sheeran gets engaged to school friend Cherry Seaborn

British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran said on Saturday he is engaged to long-time friend Cherry Seaborn, whom he first met at school at the age of 11. “Got myself a fiancé just before new year,” he wrote on an Instagram photo of him and Seaborn. “We are very happy and in …

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Ex Nigeria president Obasanjo attains PhD, 11 years after office

Former Nigerian president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday received a doctorate from the country’s National Open University (NOUN). Obasanjo, who has twice governed Nigeria as a military ruler and democratic president, was among 14,769 graduands on the day. He received a doctorate in Christian Theology having defended his thesis months …

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Drunk’ pilot removed from BA plane at Gatwick Airport

A pilot was taken off a flight from Gatwick Airport after fears were raised he was drunk. The British Airways flight to Mauritius on Thursday was delayed and the pilot replaced, BA said. An airline source told The Sun: “Cops rushed on to the plane and headed straight for the …

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Bernie Sanders on new Trump immigration ad: ‘It is really sad’

Sen. Bernie Sanders denounced a web ad recently put out by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, which called Democrats “complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants.” “It is really unbelievable and so sad for our country that we have a President of the United States that says such nonsense …

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