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Climber dies as Yosemite Rock fell on him, saving his wife

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A climber who was killed by falling rocks at Yosemite National Park in California saved his wife's life, his aunt has said.

Catalan referendum: Police locks off polling stations

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Spanish national police have sealed off 1,300 of 2,315 schools in Catalonia designated as polling stations for the banned independence referendum, the government in Madrid says.

GoPro Fusion aims to take 360-degree video mainstream

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Action camera specialist GoPro has announced its first model to take 360-degree videos and photos.

Net seems 'not to be ready' for vital security update

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A plan to update the security around some of the net's core address books has been delayed, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

Police Inspector arrested for stealing plantain in Lagos

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An Inspector of Police attached to the Railway Police Command, Ebute-Meta, Lagos State, has been arrested and detained for allegedly stealing bunches of plantain, Owojela’s Blog has learnt.

Mark Zuckerberg Blasts Donald Trump over barb

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Facebook Boss, Mark Zuckerberg fired back at US President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he accused the leading social network of being "always anti-Trump”, Owojela’s Blog reports.

'Police officer asked for sex from me in exchange for bail' - Female robbery suspect

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A 27-year-old woman who is standing trial for armed robbery, Victoria Amodu, shocked a court sitting in Lagos State when she revealed that an Investigative Police Officer [IPO], framed her for refusing to have sex with him in exchange for her bail, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

Reverend Father kidnapped by gunmen in Edo State

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Another Catholic Church Priest, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Adorolo, has been kidnapped by gunmen along the Auchi-Okpella highway in Edo State., Owojela’s Blog reports.

Edo Govt. Fires perm sec, suspends 3 others over exam fraud

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The Edo Government has sacked Dr. Osayuware Idahosa, Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Youth and Special Duties, over  allegation of padding the budget for the conduct of primary school examination.

Myanmar: 2,000 Rohingya mass on Myanmar coast to join exodus

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Over 2,000 Rohingya have massed along Myanmar's coast this week after trekking from inland villages in Rakhine state to join the refugee exodus to Bangladesh, state media reported Saturday.

Syria Air strikes kills 28 civilians in safe zone - Monitor

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No fewer than 28 civilians were killed in air strikes on northwestern Syria where a planned safe zone has been overshadowed by a bombing campaign against jihadists, a monitor said Saturday.

Timaya calls Eedris Abdulkareem a "dirty Igbo smoker"

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Ace singer, Timaya has called out Eedris Abdulkareem in what seems to reply to the video he made while granting an interview on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Second Niger Bridge will be a reality-Osinbajo Assures

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The Federal Government has restated its resolve to complete work on the second Niger Bridge as well as other federal projects in the South-East zone, Owojela’s Blog.

Academically Sound final year neuroscience student, Lara Nosiru, died under drug influence —Coroner

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The friend of a top university student who jumped to her death from the Clifton Suspension Bridge discussed ways to kill themselves, an inquest heard on Friday as Owojela’s Blog reports.

National electricity grid records total collapse –TCN Reveals

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Nigeria’s electricity grid has recorded a total system collapse, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced on Friday.

Anti-Trump Librarian rejects book donation from Melania Trump, tells her to donate to…

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A school librarian refused to accept a donation of books from the First Lady after she tried to deliver the tomes for National Read A Book Day, Owojela’s Blog reports.

Why Trump’s health secretary, Thomas Price is resigning now!

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Donald Trump’s embattled health Minister, Thomas Price was forced to leave the US administration Friday, amid a scandal over his use of costly private jets for government travel, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

Biafra: Orji Kalu opens up on agitation for secession

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Ex-Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Kalu has declared his opposition to agitation for Biafra.

Osinbajo tells Religious groups to use their powers to stop Nigeria’s Division

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Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has charged religious bodies and other relevant stakeholders in the project One Nigeria to leverage on their influence to purge divisive groups and their actions from the country, Owojela’s Blog reports.

Candid Reasons I will defeat Buhari in 2019 – Fayose Reveals

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The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has claimed that he will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

Okorocha adviced me wrongly during my presidency – Obasanjo

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Olusegun Obasanjo, an ex-President of Nigeria has jokingly blamed Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for “all the bad things” that happened to the country during his tenure between 1999 and 2007 and we all LOL.

BIAFRA: IPOB names outspoken Turkish official, Erkahraman as envoy for Middle East, Asia

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced outspoken Turkish citizen, Mr. Abdulkadir Erkahraman as its official representative on international relations in the Middle East and Asia, Owojela’s Blog has learnt.

Obasanjo speaks his mind on Biafra, slams Buhari

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An Ex- President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has slammed those agitating for Biafra. Obasajo said those clamouring for the disintegration of the nation were only waiting for ship at the airport.

Eric Anderson assumes role as Cross River Commissioner for Tourism

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The Governor of Cross River state, Senator Ben Ayade, on Thursday morning swore in a new Commissioner for Tourism, Eric Anderson.

Anambra guber election: INEC releases names of candidates, parties, observers

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday in Abuja said 37 political parties would be presenting candidates in the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November 18, Owojela’s Blog reports.

Bayern Munich fires coach Ancelotti after PSG loss

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German champions, Bayern Munich, on Thursday sacked head coach, Carlo Ancelotti a day after they lost 3-0 at Paris St Germain (PSG) in the Champions League, Owojela’s Blog has learnt.

Why INEC is withdrawing the motion against Melaye’s recall

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has withdrawn its motion seeking an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja allowing it to serve the recall petition on the Senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, Owojela’s Blog reports.

Ibrahim Magu Finally reveals those trying to bring EFCC down

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The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said Nigerian politicians are finding every means possible to destroy the achievements of the EFCC, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

Presidency finally opens up on cabals allegedly sidelining Osinbajo

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The presidency has waved aside claims that a certain cabal had taken over the presidential villa, sidelining the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo since the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from London.

Dangote Breaks Secret: ‘Why foreign investor are running away from Nigeria’

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The richest black man in the world, Aliko Dangote, has said many foreign investors in the agro-business sub-sector are shunning Nigeria because of the insecurity situation in the country, particularly the rising cases of kidnapping, Owojela’s Blog reports.

Biafra: Produce Nnamdi Kanu’s dead or alive – Brother tells Nigerian Army

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Emmanuel, the younger brother of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), has asked the Nigerian Army to produce his corpse if he has been killed by them.

Biafra: We don’t want war again in Nigeria – Igbos in Oyo Pleads

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The Ezendigbo of Oyo State, Dr. Alex Anozie has stated that the proscription of the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was a right step in the right direction. He also said the South-East governors and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo had taken a wise decision to save the region from another war.

Why Enugu APC is having leadership crisis – Ambassador Ezeh Reveals

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Nigeria’s High Commissioner to India and immediate past Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Maj. Gen. Chris Ezeh (rtd), has attributed the prolonged leadership crisis rocking the Party in the state to its failure to investigate the individual characters of those who presented themselves for various leadership positions when the executive organ of the party was constituted in 2014.

Female Judicial officer suspended for ‘wearing tight dress’ to work

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A judicial officer named Rosemary Namuwanga was on Thursday in Uganda, suspended for wearing a short dress to the office, owojela's Blog learnt.

APC & Sagay at war over ‘rogue/elephant’ comment

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The All Progressives Congress has described the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), as a “rogue elephant” who lacks respect for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Farmer who killed his step-daughter, begs for forgiveness

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A 30-year-old farmer and father of six, Akilu Saidu, said on Tuesday that he  was under the influence of drugs when he attacked his four-year-old stepdaughter, Saratu Yahuza, who later died.

British Airways fires stewardess over racist Snapchat rant against Nigerian passengers

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British Airways has sacked a stewardess named Joanne Wickenden, who posted a racist Snapchat rant attacking Nigerian passengers, after she was called in for a two-hour meeting with bosses.

CAC reduces cost of business registration [SEE HERE]

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Mr. Bello Mahmud ,the Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), said on Tuesday in Abuja that the cost of business registration in Nigeria was now cheaper and its process simplified to enable small scale entrepreneurs to register their business, Owojela’s Blog reports.

Saraki reshuffles Senate committees’ chairmen

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Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Tuesday announced a reshuffling of the chairmanship of Senate committees, Owojela’s Blog has learnt.

INEC officials enter NASS to serve Senator Melaye recall notice [SEE PHOTOS]

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Some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday arrived the National Assembly Complex to notify the embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, on the petition the commission received from his constituents to recall him.

NCS:’ Turkish envoy meets promises to expose illegal arms importers’

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The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) on Tuesday met with the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Hakan Cakil, over the recent seizures of Pump Action rifles imported into the country from Turkey, Owojela’s Blog reports.

US Secretary of State travels to China over North Korea tension

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Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State will travel to China this week for talks on how to defuse the perilous nuclear stand-off with North Korea.

LOVE: Canada groom saves child from drowning in river [SEE LIVE PHOTO]

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A wedding photoshoot in Canada took an unexpectedly dramatic turn as the groom leapt into a river to save a little boy from drowning, notwithstaning his dress.

Cyber Attacks: ‘ISIS has poor coding skills’-says Researchers

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Hackers working for the so-called Islamic State are bad at coding and hiding what they do, suggests research.

Uber: London Mayor Sadiq Khan backs talks after the car hailing firm’s apology

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has asked the city's transport regulator to meet Uber's boss after the firm apologised for the "mistakes" it has made.

Corporate Finance Giant Deloitte Has Being attacked by cyber thieves

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Deloitte , a corporate finance giant suffered a cyber-attack that compromised confidential data, including the private emails of some of its clients, the company has confirmed as Owojela’s Blog reports.

How Pirates attacked a commercial boat and kill two in Bayelsa

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Suspected sea pirates have attacked a commercial boat in Bayelsa State killing at last two persons, Owojela’s Blog reports.

Greedy thief returns to the same house 3 times in just one hour [SEE THIS]

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It was shocking as a brazen thief was caught on camera returning to the same house three times in one hour to raid its valuable contents while a family were asleep inside, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

Woman becomes first US Marine Corps infantry officer as she does this…

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A female US Marine on Monday became the first woman to complete the Corps’ notoriously rigorous training course for infantry officers.

Nigerian-born UK City Big Boy, Elijah Oyefeso, jailed for attempting to hit his creditor

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City trader who claimed to be a self-made millionaire has been jailed after he tried to mow down a man he owed money to, Owojela's Blog reports.