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Over 1,500 Dead As 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Turkey, Syria


LAGOS FEBRUARY 6TH (NEWSRANGERS)-More than 1,500 people have been confirmed dead after a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked southeast Turkey and Syria early Monday, leveling several buildings as people slept in their beds.  The devastating toll has continued to rise as rescuers frantically search for survivors trapped under the rubble. Thousands more people in both countries were […]

Vietnamese Authorities Intercept  600 kg Of Ivory Smuggled From Africa


LAGOS FEBRUARY 6TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Vietnamese authorities have over the past week seized more than 600 kilograms of ivory smuggled from Africa, the government said on Monday. Trade in ivory is illegal in Vietnam but wildlife trafficking remains widespread. Other items often found smuggled into the country include pangolin scales, rhino horns and tiger carcasses. Customs authorities […]

36 Years After, Burkina’s Slain Leader Sankara, 12 Others To Be Buried At Assassination Site


LAGOS FEBRUARY 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The body of Burkina Faso’s revered revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara is to be buried alongside 12 comrades at the spot where in 1987 they were assassinated, the country’s ruling junta said on Friday. The ceremony will take place “in February” at the site of a memorial that already marks the location, the […]

‘Why UK Turned Down Diezani’s Extradition Request’


LAGOS FEBRUARY 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-An Assistant Inspector-General of Police and Head of the National Central Bureau, INTERPOL Nigeria, Garba Umar, on Thursday, disclosed why the Federal Government has failed to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, over corruption allegations and trial. Umar, while appearing before the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee to […]

Suspected Thief Compelled To Clean Sewage, Entertain Residents For Allegedly Stealing Iron Rods


LAGOS FEBRUARY 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-A suspected thief was caught stealing iron rods at a community in Ghana and the residents decided to compel him to do community service. It was gathered that the suspect is notorious for theft and he had operated multiple times without being caught but luck ran out on him during the most […]

Rebel Attacks Leave 28 Burkina Faso Soldiers, Civilian Dead


LAGOS FEBRUARY 1ST (NEWSRANGERS)-At least 28 people, including soldiers and civilians, have been killed in two attacks by armed assailants in Burkina Faso, a regional governor and the army said in separate statements. The army said on Monday that a combat unit in Falagountou, in the north of the country near its border with Niger, […]

$500k Airline Ticket Scam:  Canadian Police Arrest Nigerian, Issues Arrest Warrant For Fleeing Suspect


LAGOS JANUARY 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Police in Peel Region allege two suspects fraudulently issued and sold 250 airline tickets valued in excess of $500,000. According to investigators, between June and December of 2021, the suspects claimed they were working for travel agencies based out of the United Kingdom and accessed a secure online booking portal of a […]

UK To Remove Tariffs On Over 3,000 Exports From Nigeria


LAGOS JANUARY 28TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The UK government will eliminate tariffs on more than 3,000 products it imports from Nigeria in a bid to boost trade with Africa’s largest economy. Nigerian exporters of cocoa, cotton, plantain, flowers, fertilizers, tomatoes, frozen shrimp and sesame seed are among those that will benefit from the new tariff regime outlined in […]

Pope Francis Criticizes Laws Criminalizing Homosexuality


LAGOS JANUARY 25TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church. “Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Francis said during an exclusive interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. Francis […]

Arsenal Fans Arrested In Uganda For Celebrating Manchester United Victory


LAGOS JANUARY 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-At least eight Arsenal fans have been arrested in the Ugandan city of Jinja after celebrating the club’s win against Manchester United in the English Premier League. The fans were wearing the club’s red jersey and carrying a symbolic trophy. Police said they didn’t have a permit to hold the procession which […]

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