Nigerian senator salary calculator: How do you compare?


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                             How do you compare with a senator Many Nigerians were shocked after recent revelations from a prominent politician, Shehu Sani, that Nigerian senators are entitled to monthly expenses of 13.5m naira (£27,000; $37,500), in addition to their monthly salaries of more than $2,000. […]

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Anxious Hong Kong Catholics told to make leap of faith over China deal


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HONG KONG (quicktellnews) – A looming deal between the Vatican and China is causing divisions between the church hierarchy and Catholics in Hong Kong, which has long been a vital beachhead for the faith on the southern edge of officially atheist China. Some senior Catholic clergy and Vatican officials have been urging groups of restive […]

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Nerve agent attack has violated our city: Skripals at centre of Holy Week


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A feeling of shock in Salisbury has drawn more people to Easter services but is also frightening away tourists For 750 years, Salisbury Cathedral has marked the drama of Holy Week and Easter in the same way – with services focusing on suffering, death and resurrection. But this year there is a special poignancy to […]

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French charge in-law of Pippa Middleton in alleged rape case


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PARIS — A judicial official says that the father-in-law of Pippa Middleton, the sister of the wife of Britain’s Prince William, has been handed preliminary charges by a French judge for alleged rape of a minor for events in the 1990s. The official said on Friday that David Matthews was questioned three days earlier by […]

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Is Trump ready for talks with North Korea?


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Never before has a US president prepared for a summit of this importance – with so few people and in such a short time. What could possibly go wrong? President Donald Trump is planning to meet Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, by the end of May. The meeting – if it takes place – […]

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Group partners Police to tackle insecurity in Abia.


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ABA—A group, Searchlight Initiative for Community Peace Advocacy and Rural Development in Nigeria, in collaboration with Abia State Police Command, has mapped out strategies aimed  at tackling insecurity in the state. Speaking during a conference with the theme, “Effective Crime Prevention and Control Through Intelligence Gathering and Community Policing’, Marshal Chief , Abia State Command […]

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Canada: ‘I felt dead’, kidnap survivor Amanda Lindhout tells court


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Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout has said the abuse she experienced at the hands of captors in Somalia took a devastating emotional toll. She was reported to visibly struggle to keep her composure at the sentencing hearing of one of her kidnappers. Ms Lindhout and Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan were taken hostage near Mogadishu in 2008. […]

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Stateless in Australia: new centre to shine light on those incarcerated without hope


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Every year, nations are asked by the United Nations high commissioner for refugees how many stateless people are within its borders. Last year, the Australian government told the UN that number was zero. Under questioning in Senate estimates, it emerged there were 37 stateless peoplebeing held by the Australian government in immigration detention, on average for more […]

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Father sentenced to 60 years in prison for trying to sell four-year-old daughter online for sex


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Culprit sent several emails saying he would give child sleep medication ahead of encounter and charge $1,000 for two hours. A Wisconsin man who authorities said posted an advertisement on Craigslist to sell his then-four-year-old daughter for sex has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. Andrew James Turley was sentenced on Friday after a jury in Harris County, Texas, convicted […]

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‘Beast of Wombwell’ Peter Pickering dies days after new conviction


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Police reveal they had hoped to charge 80-year-old with murder in a third historical case A notorious killer found guilty last week of raping a teenager weeks before he took the life of another has died. Announcing the death of Peter Pickering, police said they had hoped to charge him with the murder of a […]

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