Strong earthquake shakes vast area from Mexico to Florida

A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake has struck in the sea south of Cuba, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.Tsunami warnings for Cuba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands were issued but lifted shortly afterward with no reports of major damage.The disaster management agency for the Cayman Islands government said on Twitter that several sinkholes had opened and at least one property was structurally damaged, but there were no confirmed reports of injuries or deaths, reports The Guardian.Angie Watler, a…

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Why violence, killings persist – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has blamed reports of renewed attacks at places in Plateau and Taraba states on the failure of the authorities to bring perpetrators of crimes to justice. Atiku in a statement Tuesday by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, wants a strong justice system in the country that would ensure that criminals who were caught in heinous crime were meted with adequate punishments. “A society with a derelict justice system is a fertile land for misconduct, according to a popular Africa adage. “To be sure that we are…

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Mother, son bag 12 years for $82,570 fraud

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday sentenced a housewife, Mrs. Damilola Adeyeri and her son, Alaba Adeyeri, to 12 years imprisonment for defrauding an American to the tune of $82,570. Adeyeri and her son were arraigned on a four-count charge bordering on ‘fraudulent trick business email compromise’ by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). They owned up to the alleged offence upon their arraignment. Following the guilty plea of the defendants, they were subsequently convicted as charged by the judge. In his judgement,…

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REC, CP in faceoff as PDP record only win in Imo rerun polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday won the Orlu/Orsu/Oru East federal constituency of Imo State. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Jerry Alagbaoso of the party as the winner of the election. This, however, was not without drama as a police detachment led by the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Fafowora stormed the INEC office demanding that the declaration of the result be stopped with immediate effect. But in a rare display of courage, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo State, Prof. Francis Ezeonu defied the orders…

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Trump releases long-awaited Middle-East peace plan

US President Donald Trump has presented his long-awaited Middle East peace plan, promising to keep Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital. He proposed a two-state solution and said no Israelis or Palestinians would be uprooted from their homes. Standing alongside Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump said his plan “could be the last opportunity” for Palestinians. Palestinians have already all but rejected the leaked proposals, reports the BBC. The blueprint, which has been shrouded in secrecy, was drafted under the stewardship of President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. The…

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Suspected herdsmen kill farmer, policeman in Edo

The menace of suspected herdsmen appears to be taking a dangerous dimension in parts of Edo State as the suspected killers are believed to have killed a farmer and a policeman in Owan community, Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state. New Telegraph learnt that the unidentified farmer was killed last Saturday by the suspected herdsmen. Already members of the community have sent a distress call to the police to help retrieve the body of the deceased. Sadly, the rampaging herdsmen were said to have fired shots at…

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S’Court review: PDP govs’ll back Ihedioha’s reclaim mandate – Tambuwal

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Incoming Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, Aminu Tambuwal has said the Forum will render every assistance to the sacked Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha to reclaim his mandate at the Supreme Court. Ihedioha has already filed an appeal before the Supreme Court for the review of the apex court’s judgement of January 14 that nullified his election. Tambuwal, who spoke to journalists in Abuja, said the PDP Governors’ Forum is in support of his move to seek the reversal of the judgement. “I can confirm to…

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Insecurity: Reps task Buhari to end killings in Plateau, Kaduna, others

Members of the Peoples Demoratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives have condemned the continuous killing of Christians in Plateau, Kaduna and other parts of the country by terrorists and challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately end the scourge. The PDP lawmakers from Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Kaduna, Plateau, Taraba, Delta and Rivers states who disclosed this on Tuesday at a briefing, challenged  President Buhari to show sincerity and commitment in ending the blood letting. Led by Hon. Solomon Maren (PDP, Plateau), the lawmakers lamented that the growing attacks on…

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How Nigerian businessman, captain swindled foreigner of $5m – Witness

An Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos on Tuesday heard how a businessman, one Mr Victor Uadiale and a pilot, Captain Everest Nnaji allegedly defrauded a Kuwait citizen, Tawfeeq A. Al-Omar, to the tune of $5 million. The duo were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on an amended three-count charge bordering on fraud and obtaining by false pretence contrary to Section 8(a) and 1(3) of the advance fee fraud and other fraud related offences act The antigraft agency said that the duo committed the alleged offences between April 22 and October 12,…

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