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New York Police Disband Muslim Spy Unit

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New York’s police department has disbanded an undercover spying operation against Muslims which rights groups said was baseless and unfairly targeted people solely because of their religion. Civil liberty groups on Wednesday welcomed the disbandment of the “Demographics Unit” while the mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, said the ... Read More »

Ukraine On The Brink Of Civil War, Russia Warns.

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Ukraine is on the brink of “civil war”, Russia warned Tuesday, after Kiev’s leaders ordered troops and tanks towards a flashpoint eastern city to push back a separatist surge supported by Moscow. The 20 tanks and armoured personnel carriers were the most forceful response yet by Kiev’s Western-backed government to ... Read More »

Abuja Blast: Obama Condemns ‘Senseless’ Bombing

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The United States on Monday condemned a bomb attack on a packed bus station in Nigeria which killed 71 people, and called for a full investigation. “We are outraged by this senseless act of violence against innocent civilians,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters, also condemning a series of ... Read More »

Video Director, Sesan, Shoots Video For US Rapper French Montana

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Top Nigerian film/music video director Sesan Ogunro has gone international. He’s currently directing the video for one of French Montana’s yet to be released songs in Los Angeles, California. He’s pictured above on set with French Montana, who is reportedly dating Khloe Kardashian. Great that a Nigerian talent is being ... Read More »

Corruption Is Extremely High In Nigeria – US Deputy Sec.

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United States Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, Bisa Williams, who visited Nigeria, said corruption is extremely high in the country. “If you ask me, I would say that corruption is extremely high in this country; there is no other polite way to say this,” said Williams, who is ... Read More »

North Korea Accuses US Of Wanting Regime Change At All Cost

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North Korea has accused the United States of being “hell-bent on regime change” and warned that any manoeuvers with that intention will be viewed as a “red line” that will result in countermeasures. Pyongyang’s deputy UN ambassador, Ri Tong Il, also repeated that his government “made it very clear we ... Read More »

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Los Angeles

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A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake has rocked the Los Angeles area, the US Geological Survey says, causing some minor damage and stopping rides at Disneyland. Emergency services said they had calls about gas leaks and water main breaks, while some residents said objects fell from walls and shelves, but there were ... Read More »

Acid Tank Explosion Injures 9 At Rolls-Royce Plant

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Fire officials say an explosion involving a tank of nitric acid has injured nine workers at a Rolls-Royce plant near the Indianapolis International Airport. Captain Mike Pruitt of the Wayne Township Fire Department says a 250-gallon tank of nitric acid exploded about 1.30pm on Friday, releasing a cloud of vapour ... Read More »

108 Missing After Mudslide Hits US

108 people are either missing or unaccounted for after Saturday’s huge landslide in the north-western US state of Washington, authorities have said. Eight bodies have been recovered so far after the 54m (177ft) deep wall of mud swept near the town of Oso, about 90km (55 miles) north of Seattle. ... Read More »

Two Killed Ahead Of Breakaway Vote In Crimea

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Ukraine braced itself for a breakaway vote in Crimea as deadly violence flared again in the ex-Soviet country’s tinderbox east amid the biggest East-West showdown since the Cold War. The second successive day of deadly unrest that has now claimed three lives in the mainly Russian-speaking east came hours after ... Read More »

US Supports Nigeria’s 2015 Elections With $15m

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The United States of America has said it would support Nigerian government with $15 million to enable it  organise  credible elections in  2015. The US consular in Nigeria, Mr. Jeffry Hawkins who disclosed this during an interaction with journalists in Osogbo yesterday, after he held meetings with stakeholders in the ... Read More »

Diddy Wants To Buy US Cable Network, FUSE For $200 Million

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As a wise young gent once said: It’s all about the Benjamins, baby. Bloomberg is reporting that rapper/mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has ponied up $200 million to buy the American cable network Fuse. If the bid is accepted, Diddy would merge the music-focused network with a station he launched back ... Read More »

US Freezes $458m Abacha Loot

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The United States said Wednesday it had ordered a freeze on $458 million in assets stolen by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and his accomplices and hidden in European accounts. The Justice Department said the corruption proceeds — stashed away in bank accounts in Britain, France and Jersey — were ... Read More »

North Korea Leader Lines Up Deputy For ‘Purge’ After Uncle’s

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly conducted another purge of a top official. South Korea is investigating reports that Choi Ryong Hae, the second most powerful man in the North Korean regime, has been arrested and is undergoing interrogation, reports The Times UK . Choi is believed to have ... Read More »

Russian Parliament Gives Putin Nod To Send Troops Into Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin won the green light from parliament Saturday to send troops into Ukraine after a bloody three-month uprising swept new pro-EU leaders to power while also sparking unrest in the pro-Kremlin Crimean peninsula. Putin’s shock decision to seek the upper house of parliament’s authorisation to use force ... Read More »

Nigeria Is A Corrupt Country – US Report

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United States has classified Nigeria as a corrupt country with a poor governance record, where discrimination against women, the less privileged, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is common place. US Secretary of State, John Kerry made the corruption allegations on Thursday, saying, “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” ... Read More »

Brawls As Ukraine Split With Crimea Ruled Out

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Pro-Russian demonstrators brawled with supporters of Ukraine’s new interim authorities as the local government ruled out debating splitting from Kiev. One man died of a heart attack during the brawl with Crimea’s health ministry confirming that an elderly man was dead at the scene “without any traces of bodily injuries.” ... Read More »

Obama Sends Delegation To Abuja For Nigeria’s Centenary

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U.S. President Barack Obama has designated State Counsellor Thomas Shannon as the leader of a. presidential delegation to Nigeria’s centenary in Abuja. A statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the State Department said Shannon would meet with government officials and participate in high-level activities with other world leaders during the centenary. The U.S ... Read More »

Uganda Signs Anti-gay Bill Into Law Despite Western Pressure

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Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda Despite pressure from its major ally, US, and protests from rights groups, Uganda has signed its anti-gay bill into law. According to the new Bill, anyone convicted of having gay s*x will be sentenced to jail terms up to life. The bill also makes it ... Read More »

US To Partner Kano In Fight Against Terrorim

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United States Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Linda Thomas Greenfield, Monday expressed her government’s readiness to work with Nigeria and state governments in the country to help them address security problems bedeviling the nation. According to Greenfield the September 11 terror experience is still with the American people; the country ... Read More »

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