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N450m campaign fund: Chime under investigation as EFCC quizzes two Enugu commissioners

In the statement, the EFCC urged the public to report public officials suspected to have used their position to enrich themselves or individuals living above their means by writing petitions to the office. Fielding questions from journalists, the Zonal Head said that he has not received any corruption case against Senator Theodore Orji, former governor of Abia State and challenged anybody that has a case against him to petition the Commission for investigation.

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Duterte visit will be a success, says China

Duterte his wish of unhindered access by Filipino fishermen to the Scarborough Shoal. Any effort by Duterte to enhance defense ties with China will also likely unsettle the USA military if it feels the security of American military personnel and operations could be compromised.

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Leverkusen and Tottenham draw 0-0 in Champions League

Unluckily though, with rain and a wet pitch playing a part, Tottenham couldn't score on three chances from Dele Alli's header, to Vincent Janssen's strike hitting the crossbar and finally Érik Lamela's rebounded half-volley. The teams will meet again in London on November 2. "It was a strong point, an important one for us, so we need to be happy with that", he said. It's not important the position he will play, we believe and trust in him.

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No final decision on Heathrow expansion until 2018

According to City A.M ., since 1963, after a government committee shortlisted 18 possible sites for a major new airport in the South East, no fewer than 12 policy documents, commissions or White Papers have been produced to try to solve the thorny issue of where to build new runways in the London area.

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Africa Cup Of Nations Draw Determines Four Competitive Groups

Group D matches will be played in Port Gentil, with the Black Stars of Ghana set to face off against Egypt, Uganda and Mali in a tight group that resembles Ghana's World Cup qualifying group - as the Cranes and the Pharaohs were also drawn in the same selection as Ghana in qualifying for Russian Federation 2018.

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Green Party says Israel must release Marama Davidson and Peace Activists

The boat is sponsored by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition , a group of pro-Palestinian groups based mostly in Europe. The Dutch-registered vessel was carrying 13 activists headed by Mairead Maguire, an Irish Nobel peace prize laureate. "Oppression, occupation, denial of human rights and taking a boat filled with non-violent women against their will are not peaceful activities". Earlier in the day, an Israeli army spokesperson said that a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open area ...

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Donald Trump Interrupted Hillary Clinton 37 Times During Last Night's Debate

TRUMP: I want to make America great again. Asked Wednesday evening whether he would accept the outcome if Clinton emerges victorious, he said: "I will tell you at the time". The most-tweeted tweet of the night was a three-year-old post of Donald Trump. He falsely said the women's allegations had been debunked. A website riffing on it - nasty women get (expletive) done - redirects visitors to Clinton's campaign donation page.

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Missiles fromYemen injures Saudi civilians

Late on Wednesday a 72-hour truce brokered by the United Nations began, raising hopes of an end to the conflict in the Arab world's poorest country that has killed thousands of civilians and left many people stricken with disease and starving.

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Backed truce comes into force in Yemen

Attributing fault to Iran for the missile launches would raise the question of what the US would do in response, at a time when the Obama administration has been trying to smooth relations with Iran . Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, of their endorsement of the ceasefire. However, he urged his fighters to be ready to retaliate against "all aggression".

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Duterte announces separation from U.S., shifts to China, Russia

I am separated from them so I will be dependent on you for a long time", Duterte said, before chuckling. "We will just be insulted there.So time to say goodbye my friend". "And maybe I will also go to Russian Federation to talk to Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world: China, Philippines and Russian Federation".

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Terrorist attack in Baghdad kills 2 people, injures 4 others

That would be a major blow for the group as it is where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared their "caliphate" in 2014. Many blame the current chronic instability, cycle of violence, and the emergence of extremist groups, such as the IS, on the US, which invaded and occupied Iraq in March 2003.

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Merkel Says Putin Confronted With Blunt Language on Syria Role

Local residents, too, say they have no intention of leaving. A Human Rights Watch report concluded the government was the most likely culprit. Elsewhere in his remarks, Egeland expressed hope that the first sick and wounded would be transferred out of the eastern parts on Friday to government-held western Aleppo or militant-held Idlib, according to their choice.

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Category 3 storm Hurricane Nicole batters Bermuda

The National Hurricane Center called the storm "extremely risky", with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph and a wide path that whips everything within 65 miles of its center with hurricane force winds. CDT advisory said the eye was passing over the island as Nicole weakened slightly. The Hurricane Center urged islanders to rush hurricane preparations to completion.

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Cleveland Indians Win American League Pennant

The Indians won in 1920 and 1948. "To get us out, you have to pitch well", Martin said. The Dodgers led the Cubs 2-1 going into Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday night. Bautista was first to test the fresh-faced rookie and promptly grounded out to third as Merritt retired the first 10 batters he faced. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the National Basketball Association championship in 2016, ending a city-wide major pro sports title drought that lasted 52 years.

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Donald Trump: 'I will totally accept' election results 'if i win'

Speaking at his first campaign rally after the third and final debate, Mr Trump told a crowd of supporters in OH said he had a major announcement to make. Gore , regarding the Florida recount. The comments came a day after he sent shockwaves through the campaign by saying in the final debate that he might not accept the results.

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BRICS summit condemns terrorism in all its forms

India can, however, take some consolation from the fact that the Goa Declaration mentioned the responsibility of countries to ensure that their soil is not used by terrorist groups to flourish. Minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi dubbed Pakistan as "mothership of terrorism" and urged BRICS countries to work together to tackle the menace and step up practical cooperation against terrorism, Pakistan reacted to Modi's statement today.

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Hugo Lloris has never been in better form - Pochettino

It's always important to have a keeper like him. "To keep the game tight and maintain our chances of qualification, we have to win the home game". Having now drawn their three group games, Leverkusen are third with three points while Spurs stay second behind leaders AS Monaco who drew 1-1 at bottom side CSKA Moscow.

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US, South Korea detect failed North Korean missile launch

The flight was considered a success by South Korea and the US. The ongoing negotiations on the new sanctions measure are focused on closing loopholes and zeroing in on North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile technology industry, according to Security Council diplomats.

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Champion Marquez guns for repeat win at "special" Phillip Island

The Spaniard clinched his third world MotoGP title with victory win at Japan's Twin Ring Motegi circuit last weekend. "The first approach is to try to enjoy it. Usually, Jorge Lorenzo is extremely strong around Phillip Island. "Now we will try to regroup and start again in Australia". He trails Rossi by 14 points heading into the final three races of the season.

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Iraq's oil fields burn as government forces close in on Isil

The closer the Iraqi and coalition forces get to the city, the more hard the fighting is likely to become, and the more unsafe for the millions of civilians trapped in the city. Iraqi special forces joined the fight for Mosul this morning. It was not immediately clear if anyone was killed or wounded in the attacks. The offensive includes some veteran Kurdish fighters, who previously fought against Saddam Hussein.

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Melania Trump says assault charges 'not true'

He was suspended indefinitely on October 9, two days after The Washington Post leaked video of a vulgar conversation between Trump and Bush, who was then co-host of Access Hollywood. "And I said, like, why you need to give your number to my husband?" "Because, Anderson Cooper had this interview ". "They can never check the background of these women, they don't have any facts".

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Duterte points to traditional bonds with China

In a pointed remark, the Filipino leader said that any negotiations would take place without mediators hostile to China - presumably Japan and the US. In particular, Zhu said, China would like the Philippines to stop US use of an air base at Palawan, an island about 100 miles from the disputed Spratly Islands, where China has built three military bases.

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Russian Federation prolongs ceasefire in Syria's Aleppo

In a statement, the general-command said it had detailed information on the whereabouts and positions of the rebels in the eastern part of Aleppo city, warning that "any armed man who doesn't take the chance of the declared truce will meet his doomed fate".

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Duterte's China trip to focus on economy

China will lift its ban on bananas and pineapples from Philippine-based exporters, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua in the Philippines was quoted by the Philippine Star as saying on October 7. This gives him tremendous wiggle room to renegotiate the parameters of Philippine politics, including its foreign policy orientation. "That survey would show the popular consensus of the caution being sent as an advisory to the President that there is no opposition to making friends and great partners, ...

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New Zealand post 242/9 vs India in second ODI

For the record, he needs another 61 runs to complete 9,000 ODI runs. An eighth one-day worldwide century by Kane Williamson and cool-headed bowling under pressure guided the Black Caps to their first ODI cricket victory in India in 13 years in Delhi.

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Dez Bryant has 'extremely minor' injury from accident making soup

ESPN reported that Bryant did not catch passes on Wednesday, while NFL.com indicated that he did so with his fingers taped. Bryant is listed as probably to return to the field for their next game, on October 30. In the portion of practice open to the media, Bryant looked his quickest and fastest since suffering the injury September 25. Jason Garrett acknowledged Bryant's accident, and said this when asked if Dez needs to hire a cook.

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Lebanon's Hariri backs Aoun for president in move that may end deadlock

Hariri hopes to become prime minister again if Aoun becomes president. Join Tonya Ugoretz, director of Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center for a free online chat on Tuesday, October 25 at 1 p.m. If not, then Aoun's election would depend on Hariri's capability to insure more than 25 votes out of his 36-member parliamentary bloc. Lebanon's political fractures have been deepened by the war in neighbouring Syria, in which Hezbollah has militarily supported President Bashar al-Assad.

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Syria airdrops leaflets detailing routes for rebels, civilians to leave Aleppo

Asked about the possibility of sanctions against Russian Federation over Syria, both leaders indicated that they remain an option. United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura said the truce would be long enough to safely evacuate just 200 wounded from the devastated east of the city.

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US claims for unemployment benefits rise by 13000

The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for 250,000. Since that time, claims had fallen to the lowest levels since November 1973. Jobless applications rose modestly the past two weeks after touching the lowest level since November 1973 in the week ended October 1. This implies an unemployment rate likely holding near the 5.0 percent reading seen the September employment release.

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Defence Leaks Allegation Baseless, Says Varun Gandhi, Threatens Defamation Suit

The letter is also marked to the defence minister and national security advisor to "help them to identify if any other members of the defence consultative committee or their staff are compromised by the likes of Abhishek Verma". Varun said that he last met Verma when he was a post graduate student in London at the age of 22 years. "One of the key revelations by Allen is that despite being tried in a sensitive and high profile case of leakage of defence information, Abhishek Verma continued ...

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McCrory outlines plans for recovery from Hurricane Matthew

The plaintiffs claim that refusal hurts the democratic process and voter participation, and that it has a disproportionate impact on minorities and young voters. The office of Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp , the state's top elections official, has insisted that people had ample opportunity to register to vote.

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Turkey Bombs US-Backed Kurds in Syria's Aleppo Province

In Syria, the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and Kurdish-majority coalition Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been two of the most effective forces in limiting the expansion of Islamist movement Isis , and have been supplied with logistic and military support by the US.

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Iran's Rouhani offers condolences to Thai PM over king's death

The world's longest-reigning monar. Thailand has begun marking a one-year mourning period with altars set up across the country for the public to pay homage to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died earlier this week after a 70-year reign. "His death means that the Thai political system must find an alternative focal point around which to unite the country's factionalized population", said Tom Pepinsky, a Southeast Asia expert at Cornell University.

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'Apprentice' Contestant's Friend Says She Told Her of Trump's Unwanted Sexual Advances

Russo said she felt compelled to speak up on behalf of Zervos because as a therapist she could see similarities in her case and with the sexual assault survivors she's treated over the years. "There's a war on men in our country, and there's this impression that there's a rape culture, but it's not true", said 29-year-old Kelly Stewart of Los Angeles .

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DNC boss Brazile claims WikiLeaks emails 'doctored' in contentious interview

Brazile played the Christian card to counter the question , according to the Washington Examiner. But he did not explain how Brazile could have had the same exact language of a proposed question a day before he submitted them to CNN producers.


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