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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: thinking of relocating to the US

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are looking into a move stateside after plans to find a place to stay in South Africa went south. A source claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex want to set up their second home in the U.S. after they failed to find a possible residence in South Africa. Their reported scheduled break from royal duties for a year in California is said to

Parents shocked to discover adopted daughter has an identical twin

Jennifer Doering knew the email sitting in her inbox was the ­surprise Christmas present she had been arranging for her adopted daughter Audrey. She and husband Tom had asked a researcher in China – from where they had adopted their 10-year-old daughter – to find the original documents about her birth and adoption as a special gift. But what she found inside the email proved to be life-changing for them.

Dealing With Ebola in a Town Called Bingo in Congo

It’s recess time for the children in Kianzaba Primary School and they are noisily running down the hill to see what the surprise visitors are doing with a big truck. In the first of a four-part series of the impact of Ebola in the DRC, Laura Angela Bagnetto profiles the town of Bingo in North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Workers carrying sacks of rice and beans place them

Miyetti Allah leader ‘didn’t apologise for killings’ in Benue

Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore leader Alhassan Saleh did not apologise for killings in Benue State, the facilitator of weekend’s peace meeting has said. The Chairman of Air Peace, Chief Onyema Allen, described the claim as incorrect. The businessman said his intervention in the herdsmen-farmers’ crisis in Benue State was altruistic and devoid of any political consideration. At the weekend’s meeting attended by dignitaries, including Governor Samuel Ortom, Onyema requested the

Nigerian Army arrests 2 most wanted Boko Haram commanders, 14 others

The combined troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, 21 Special Armoured Brigade and elements of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), have arrested two Boko Haram sect members who have been on the Nigerian Army’s most wanted list. A statement from the Defence Headquarters released last night,  says the wanted sect members, Lawan Abubakar Umar Garliga and Bayaga Manye ( on serial 41 and 90 respectively of the Nigerian Army most wanted Boko Haram

Two dead in protests against Ethiopian prime minister

Demonstrations erupted Wednesday after high-profile activist Jawar Mohammed, a member of the Oromo ethnic group who has been a public critic of Abiy, accused security forces of trying to orchestrate an attack against him. Police denied reports that Jawar’s security detail was being removed to leave the popular and outspoken figure vulnerable to attack. But his supporters took to the streets, blocking roads, burning tires and chanting slogans denouncing Abiy,

Saraki Reacts Over Forfeiture Of Belongings To Nigerian Government

Former President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, has cried out over the temporary forfeiture order granted the government to take over his properties in Ikoyi. The Federal High Court in Lagos had granted an ex-parte filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission seeking the forfeiture of the properties to the Nigerian Government. Reacting to this forfeiture, Saraki, who spoke through Yusuph Olaniyonu, his media aide, said he was

Seven Killed, Houses Razed As Gang Violence Grips Cross River Community

At least seven person have lost their lives while several houses were torched during a gang violence that broke out in Okundi under Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State in the early hours of Tuesday. The violence was said to have been triggered by the killing of a young man named Joseph Bankong, who is opposed to cult activities in the area on Monday night. A resident of

Ndume, Buratai, others in closed door meeting Over 2020 budget

The National Assembly Joint Committee on Army on Tuesday met with the leadership of the Nigerian Army behind closed doors at the Defence Headquarters Abuja. Though the details of the meeting were not made available to journalists, it may not be unconnected with the 2020 budget for which N100 billion was allocated to the Armed Forces. Giving hint of the purpose of the meeting at the Chief of Army conference

‘Nigeria Police  The Least paid in Africa’

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties. He said the federal government should ensure serving and retired officers were well remunerated and adequate entitlements given to them. Okeke, who spoke Tuesday at his country home in Amichi, Nnewi South Local government area of Anambra State, noted that the