Mosque shooting: Family of eight killed in Afghanistan

By Our Reporter Kabul (Precise Post) – Eight members of the same family were gunned down in an attack on a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. The shooting happened on Saturday night in the city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province, and was believed to be over a land dispute, the province’s governor Zaiulhaq Amarkhil said. Five brothers and three of their male cousins …

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Congo Republic: Sassou promises to improve business climate as he starts new term as President

Abuja (Precise Post) – President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo Republic has pledged to reform and simplify business and tax laws to help boost economic growth as he was sworn in on Friday, prolonging his 38-year reign over the central African oil producer. Known as “emperor” by some of his African peers, 77-year-old Sassou was re-elected with more than 88% of the vote in a …

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Prince Philip’s funeral: UK military prepares for big role

WINDSOR, England (Precise Post) — British soldiers, sailors and air force personnel were practicing, polishing and making final preparations Friday for Prince Philip’s funeral, a martial but personal service that will mark the death of a royal patriarch who was also one of the dwindling number of World War II veterans. More than 700 military personnel are set to take part in Saturday’s funeral ceremony …

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Woman jailed for searching husband’s phone without permission

A woman has been jailed for three month by United Arab Emirates (UAE) court for looking through her husband’s phone without his consent. The woman’s husband filed a lawsuit against her, accusing her of violating his privacy, and she was put on trial. A court in Ras Al Khaimah – the northernmost Emirate of the United Arab Emirates and known for its Arabian Gulf beaches …

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Canada denies Ex-SARS operative asylum for ‘contributing’ to police brutality

Abuja (Precise Post) – A federal court in Ottawa, Canada, has refused the asylum application of Olushola Wazzi Popoola, a former operative of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS). Popoola became a member of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in 2002 and was attached to SARS until 2005. He was later transferred to the anti-robbery unit in Lagos until 2009. Between 2009 and 2011, he was …

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Presidential Poll: Yakubu-led INEC Observation Team attends post- election joint press briefing in Cotonou

By Chris Udochukwu Cotonou (Precise Post) – The Independent National Electoral Commission’s observation team lead by the Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu is presently taking part in the post- election joint press briefing in Cotonou, organized by the Coalition of Election Observers. Precise Post recalls that INEC boss led the Nigerian election monitoring team to Republic of Benin held its Presidential Election that held on Sunday …

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UK retailers report higher spending in March – BRC

ABUJA – British high street retailers reported higher spending in March compared with both a year earlier and before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of a reopening of non-essential stores in April. The British Retail Consortium said total sales were 8.3% higher than in March 2019 and 13.9% higher than in March 2020, when the start of the COVID-19 lockdown stymied spending on …

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Prince Philip: The Vanuatu tribes mourning the death of their ‘god’

By Tessa WongBBC News For decades, two villages on the Vanuatuan island of Tanna have revered the Duke of Edinburgh as a god-like spiritual figure. As Britons mourn the death of Prince Philip, they are joined by a tribal community on a Pacific island half a world away. A formal period of mourning is now under way. On Monday, scores of tribespeople gathered in a …

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How Virginia police officer accused of assaulting U.S. Army officer was fired

Abuja(Precise Post) – One of two police officers in Virginia accused of assaulting a U.S. Army lieutenant by pointing their guns and pepper spraying him during a traffic stop has been fired, according to an official statement. Officer Joe Gutierrez was terminated from his employment after an investigation determined he did not follow policies of the local police department, the town of Windsor, Virginia said …

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Campbell to Buhari: With Your Human Rights Abuses, You Can’t Get Help From US

Abuja (Precise Post) – Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has said the Nigerian government may never receive any financial or technical assistance from the US and its allies in its fight against insecurity until the federal government addresses human rights abuses by the security forces in the country. He stated this on Friday during a virtual conference on the maiden edition of …

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Nigeria exempted from UK’s list of high-risk countries for money laundering

Abuja (Precise Post) – The UK has exempted Nigeria from its list of high-risk countries for money laundering. The list, comprising 21 countries, was released as part of post-Brexit developments. Until the end of the Brexit transition period, the list of high-risk countries was determined by the EU under the 4th Anti Money Laundering Directive. From January 1, 2021, the UK has had its own …

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Why China halted new enrollments at business school backed by Jack Ma – FT reveals

By Chris Udochukwu Beijing (Precise Post) – The main reason why Beijing authorities have forced an elite business school backed by Alibaba Group Co Ltd founder Jack Ma to halt enrollments was on Friday revealed by the Financial Times, citing sources familiar with the matter. The clampdown on the school, founded in 2015 by Ma to train China’s next generation of entrepreneurs, comes as his …

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See When California Plans To Fully Reopen Economy

By Ogechi Okorie California (Precise Post) – Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said that California will fully reopen its economy on June 15 if COVID-19 hospitalizations are low and stable, and vaccine supplies are plentiful enough for everyone over the age of 16 who wants to be inoculated. The move to end pandemic restrictions in the most populous U.S. state comes as California continues to …

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Intel CEO, Pat Gelsinger Is Set To Attend Biden Meeting On Chip Supply Chain

ABUJA – Pat Gelsinger, the Intel Corp Chief Executive Officer will virtually attend a meeting being put together by President Joe Biden’s administration for April 12 to discuss the semiconductor supply chain issues disrupting U.S. automotive factories, according to a person familiar with the matter. Reuters previously reported the meeting will include Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, and a top economic aide, Brian Deese, …

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Abbott won’t throw pitch, rebuffing MLB voting-rights stance

Abuja (Precise Post) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that he wouldn’t throw the ceremonial first pitch as planned at the Texas Rangers’ home opener — the latest jab in a fight that’s pushing corporate America into the political battle over voting rights. The Republican governor informed the Rangers via a letter, citing Major League Baseball’s decision to move the MLB All-Star Game from …

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Exposed!How Chadian Troops Were Arrested For Rapes in Niger

Abuja (Precise Post) – Chadian soldiers on international deployment to tackle jihadist fighters raped women and at least one minor in southwest Niger, the national human rights commission (CNDH) said Sunday. The Chad government announced in a statement that “some soldiers” from the Chadian contingent based in Tera had been arrested and “will suffer the appropriate sanctions”. Niger’s anti-jihadist strategy is being strengthened by 1,200 …

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