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Under the sunny skies of Vatican City, Pope Francis proclaimed Mother Teresa a saint, recalling her outspoken opposition to abortion and her love for and dedication to the poor.

Police say a woman working as a lifeguard was abducted and raped at a pool in Alexandria, Virginia.
WUSA-TV (http://on.wusa9.com/2bUrVNH ) reports that police say the assault happened Saturday just after 2 p.m.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has credited Jose Mourinho as the decisive factor in persuading him to bring his stellar career to the Premier League, claiming he previously rejected moves to England's top flight on two occasions.

Nigeria's economy has entered a recession amid falling oil prices and production. Kevin Daly of Aberdeen Asset Management, based in London, said Nigeria oil production has been declining, which has contributed to the negative GDP growth seen in the nation during the first and second quarters of 2016. First quarter GDP slipped 0.4 percent, while second quarter GDP fell over two percent.

Nigeria's military says some officers are selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram, indicating the corruption bedeviling the country's fight against the Islamic extremists continues despite government efforts to halt graft.

A social and political activist, Mr. Doifie Buokoribo, has expressed concern about the disdain which Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson, has been exhibiting since his emergence as Governor of Bayelsa State.

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Buhari To Boost Electricity With 10,000mw In Three Years

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that 10,000 megawatts of electricity must be provided in the next three years of his administration, stressing that 3000 megawatts must be achieved by the end of 2016.  Buhari gave the assurance at a two-day National Economic Council (NEC) retreat

Rivers Rerun: PDP Dwarfs APC In INEC Released Results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released results of one Federal Constituency and nine State Constituencies in Saturday’s rerun election in Rivers State, Southern Nigeria.

Soldiers, Shiites Clash: Army To Testify Before Commission On Wednesday

The judicial commission of inquiry into the December 12, 2015 violent clash between the Army and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also called the Shiites, has again been adjourned. Wednesday, March 23, 2016 has been fixed for commencement of hearing into the incident.

Hold Buhari Accountable For Violence In Rivers, Says Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said that President Mohammadu Buhari must be held accountable for the violence and loss of lives in Rivers State rerun elections.

CSO Queries Aregbesola Over N6m Allocation To Osun In February

 As reactions still trail the February N6.23 million allocation received by Osun State from the Federation Account, a group under the auspices of Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS) has queried the state governor, Mr. Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola,

ITTF-Africa: Magdy Focuses On Nigerian Open

After making his presence felt at the just concluded ITTF World Tour, tagged, “Kuwait Open,” Egypt’s Shady Magdy is hoping for a return to Lagos for the Nigerian Open scheduled for May 18 to 22, 2016, at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Rivers Rerun: INEC Was Not Prepared, Says Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that INEC was not prepared for the  re-run elections  in the state, noting that the  challenges that greeted the  elections would  have been  avoided if the commission had prepared for the  re-run elections.

Resign Now, Labour Tells Kachikwu

The organised Labour has demanded for the resignation of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, over statement credited to him that it was cheaper to import refined petroleum products than refine locally.

Rivers Election: Democracy In Danger, Says Fayos

eEkiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has raised the alarm over the fate of democracy in Nigeria. He said, “The open display of contempt for free, fair and transparent election by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of President Muhammadu Buhari as being witnessed in

Is Zimbabwe's Mugabe Really Going To Step Down?

President Robert Mugabe on Friday said veterans of Zimbabwe's independence war had indicated they wanted him to retire and he would consider it if they asked him directly. Mugabe, at 92 Africa's oldest leader, pointed out however that others had tried to push him out in the past and failed.

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