Legia to play Real behind closed doors

Legia Warsaw’s unhappy Champions League campaign suffered another blow on Thursday when they were ordered to host their dream tie against Real Madrid in an empty stadium. Uefa’s disciplinary committee said it had ordered the Polish champions to play their next home game behind closed doors following crowd trouble during their 6-0 home defeat by Borussia Dortmund earlier this month. …

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FEATURE: Rise in Nigerian sex slavery in Italy fuelled by violence and “juju” magic

When Nigerian teenager Beauty arrived in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa last year, she had only hours to phone the man who trafficked her – or risk lethal repercussions for loved ones back home. Before her journey through Niger to Libya, a spiritual priest practicing a form of black magic known in Nigeria as “juju” had forced …

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Amnesty accuses Sudan of deadly Darfur chemical attacks

Rights group, Amnesty International has accused Sudanese government forces of killing scores of civilians, including many children, in suspected chemical weapons attacks in a mountainous area of war-torn Darfur. More than 30 such attacks are believed to have been carried out on several villages as part of a massive military campaign against rebels in Darfur’s Jebel Marra between January and …

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2 die, 6 unconscious in hotel haunted by ghosts

Tragedy struck yesterday at a popular brothel in Umuahia, Abia State capital, as invisible beings, suspected to be ghosts, allegedly invaded and attacked occupants, leaving two persons dead and six others unconscious. It was gathered that this is the third time people were dying mysteriously at the brothel. The brothel, situated at Uyo Street, Umuahia, is  a popular place where …

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen kidnap Catholic priest, shoot 2 others in Anambra

The Catholic Diocese of Nnewi, yesterday alleged that suspected Fulani herdsmen armed with dangerous weapons including guns, attacked and kidnapped the Rector of Tansi Major Seminary, Rev. Fr. Dr. Emmanuel Dim, while two other priests Rev. Frs. Jude Chukwuneke and Jude Ezeokana who were in the same vehicle with him escaped with various degrees of gun shot wounds. Addressing reporters …

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Biafra no longer feasible — Okechukwu

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday, said it was not surprised by the display of shallow understanding of what referendum is and its processes, as displayed by the present administration of All Progressives Congress, APC in Nigeria. In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mr. Emma Nmezu, a lawyer and Dr. Clifford Iroanya, IPOB said: “In a presidential system …

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Edo governorship battle: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu win poll units, Oyegun, Osunbor lose

The two leading candidates in the Edo State governorship election, Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were last night racing neck and neck against the background of mixed fortunes for some of the state’s leading political leaders. The biggest upset of the night was at the PU001 Staff …

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Flood: 200 pupils escape death in Enugu

Tempers were, yesterday, frayed in Enugu State following the collapse of a 16-feet tall perimeter fence bounding Spring of Life School, constructed right inside New Haven River, at Bisala Road, Independence Layout, Enugu. The collapse,caused water from the New Haven River to surge into the school premises forcing pupils to scamper to safety for fear of drowning. This came on …

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