Newborn with umbilical cord abandoned in Church

American police said on Wednesday that a newborn with his umbilical cord still attached was found lying in a manger at a New York Church. The New York police spokesman disclosed that at Holy Child Jesus Church in the borough of Queens on Monday, the custodian found the crying infant wrapped in towel in the indoor nativity scene he had set up just before his lunch break.

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Gambian president bans Female Genital Mutilation

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has banned Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the country “with immediate effect’’, Information Minister Sheriff Bojang said. The minister made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday. Bojang said the president declared the ban on the sideline of his nationwide tour.

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Paris attack: France seeka Nigeria’s help

By Kingsley Omonobi Abuja – Following terrorists’ coordinated attacks in Paris, France on 13th November which left 130 persons dead, the French Director of Military Intelligence, General Christophe Gormert wednesday visited the Nigerian Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) with a view to seeking knowledge on how Nigerian security agencies were handling the challenge of Boko Haram
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Biafra: Group seeks unconditional release of Kanu

The South East Revival Group (SERG) has cautioned the Federal Government to tread cautiously in its handling of the clamour for self determination by the people of the south-east, who are pressing for the actualization of the Republic of Biafra. The group while recalling that this was how Boko Haram started, warned that dismissing the
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Tunisia under state of emergency after bus bombing

Tunisia was under a state of emergency Wednesday after the bombing of a presidential guard bus killed at least 12 people, the latest attack in a country plagued by Islamist violence. President Beji Caid Essebsi and other members of the National Security Council were meeting to discuss crisis measures following the blast on Tuesday in the heart of Tunis.

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