Pastor fakes own kidnap; demands N3m from his church

Pastor fakes own kidnap; demands N3m from his church

Adewuyi Adegoke, a cleric with the Methodist Church in Ado Ekiti, has been apprehended by the police for allegedly faking his own kidnap. After his disappearance, social media was awash with claims that he was abducted by herdsmen while travelling.

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Man gets so drunk he unknowingly swallows his house keys

Man gets so drunk he unknowingly swallows his house keys

Last week, a Chinese man went to the hospital after experiencing severe chest pain and was shocked to learn that his discomfort was caused by the house keys he thought he had lost the night before after getting drunk with

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10 Nigerians killed by smoke inhalation at wedding

10 Nigerians killed by smoke inhalation at wedding

At least 10 people were confirmed dead after suffering from smoke inhalation while at the venue of a local wedding in southern Nigeria, according to the police and local media. Some 30 others were on life-support in different hospitals as

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Child dies from Ebola in Uganda

Child dies from Ebola in Uganda

Nearly 1,400 people have died in a recent outbreak in neighbouring DR Congo A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died from Ebola, health officials have said. The death is the first in Uganda, amid a deadly outbreak in neighbouring Democratic

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French forces ‘kill three’ in Mali

French forces ‘kill three’ in Mali

French anti-terrorism troops have been in Mali for several yearsImage caption: French anti-terrorism troops have been in Mali for several years Three people have been killed in northern Mali when French forces shot at a vehicle after the driver refused

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Egypt sentences ‘assassination plotters’

Egypt sentences ‘assassination plotters’

Mr Sisi was allegedly targeted when he was in Saudi ArabiaImage caption: Mr Sisi was allegedly targeted when he was in Saudi Arabia An Egyptian court has reportedly sentenced 32 defendants to life in prison for plotting to assassinate both

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Public protector confirms Ramaphosa is implicated in Bosasa probe

Public protector confirms Ramaphosa is implicated in Bosasa probe

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has confirmed in a letter to DA leader Mmusi Maimane that President Cyril Ramaphosa is implicated in her investigation into the R500,000 donation he received from Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson. In the letter she tells Maimane,

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Algeria’s ex-PM in court over corruption probe

Algeria’s ex-PM in court over corruption probe

Mr Ouyahia was prime minister of Algeria four timesImage caption: Mr Ouyahia was prime minister of Algeria four times A former prime minister of Algeria, Ahmed Ouyahia has appeared in the country’s Supreme Court as a series of investigations into

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Woman gives birth, sits exams 30 minutes later

Woman gives birth, sits exams 30 minutes later

A woman in Ethiopia has taken her exams in a hospital bed just 30 minutes after giving birth.  Almaz Derese, 21, who is from Metu in western Ethiopia, had hoped to sit the tests before her baby was born, but

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S. African police urged to provide protection to high-risk staff at public broadcaster

S. African police urged to provide protection to high-risk staff at public broadcaster

The opposition on Sunday urged police to provide protection to high-risk staff at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) following an attempt to assassinate its internal audit executive. This came after Thami Zikode, SABC internal audit executive, survived a shooting

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