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15 Inmates Dead, 20 Injured In Ecuador Prison Clash


LAGOS OCTOBER 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A clash between inmates armed with guns and knives inside the Latacunga prison in central Ecuador on Monday left at least 15 people dead and 20 injured, authorities said. Officials attributed the fighting to national and international drug trafficking groups which have turned the Andean nation’s prisons into the scene of repeated […]

‘Kenyan Lawyer Charged At Int’l Criminal Court With Bribery Found Dead At Home’


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 27TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A Kenyan lawyer charged at the International Criminal Court with bribing witnesses in the collapsed trial of President William Ruto six years ago has died, Kenyan media reported on Tuesday. Citizen Television and Standard Newspapers reported that Paul Gicheru had been found dead at his home in Nairobi’s Karen area, citing information […]

Queen Elizabeth II’s Final Resting Place Mark With New Ledger Stone


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 25TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Queen Elizabeth II‘s final resting place at the King George VI Memorial Chapel has been marked with a new ledger stone, Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday. The stone is made of Belgian black marble with brass letter inlays to match the previous ledger, and it now sits within St. George’s Chapel in […]

Buhari, In Last UN Speech, Slams Leaders Who Extend Term Limits


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday criticised fellow leaders who extend term limits to cling to power, saying this was having a “corrosive” effect, and promised free and fair elections when the country elects his successor in February. Buhari, 79, who took office after defeating a sitting president in elections in 2015, […]

Nigeria, Morocco To Link Gas Pipeline Through Niger, Burkina Faso To Europe


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 19TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The corresponding memorandum was signed by National Nigerian Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), Moroccan Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM), and ECOWAS Energy Commissioner. The proposed pipeline would connect the Nigerian and Moroccan gas networks, enabling Nigeria to supple both Europe and West Africa with its natural gas. The project involves 16 African […]

FAKE News: UK Govt Denies Barring Zimbabwe President From Queen’s Funeral


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The British Embassy in Harare on Thursday said a letter purportedly sent by Buckingham Palace denying President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe access to attend the Queen’s funeral is fake. The embassy made this known through its Twitter handle saying, “President Mnangagwa has been invited to attend the funeral of Her Majesty Queen […]

Ukrainian President Zelensky Involved In Auto-Crash In Kyiv


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was involved in a car accident early Thursday morning in Kyiv but suffered “no serious injuries,” his press secretary said. Another car collided with the president’s car and his escort vehicles in Ukraine’s capital city, Zelensky’s press secretary Sergii Nykyforov said in a statement. “The president was examined […]

Two Stowaway Nigerians Killed, Others Thrown Overboard Rescued By Liberia Fishermen


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)-At least two Nigerians have been reportedly killed and 12 others rescued while aboard the Ophelia Panana ship off the shores of Gbanken Beach in Grand Kru Town. The beach is about five kilometers from Grand Cess City. Those killed on the ship were identified as Frank and Osas Velurobo. According to […]

Foreign Leaders Attending Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral Advised To Use Commercial Flights


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 12TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Foreign heads of state heading to London for the state funeral of late Queen Elizabeth II have been advised to use commercial flights to land in the United Kingdom. Politico reported, based on official documents it had obtained, saying that only the heads of state and their spouses or partners from each […]

Here Is Why Some People Refused To Mourn Queen Elizabeth


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-During a soccer match at Tallaght Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday night — just hours after the death of Queen Elizabeth II — the crowd broke into song. “Lizzy’s in a box, in a box, Lizzy’s in a box!” they sang. The death of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch at age 96 was […]

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