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Having ended 2019 as 20th ranked player in the world, Aruna Quadri has started the New Year as the 18th world best player following the release of the January 2020 ranking by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).
In the rating, Quadri moved up by two steps to remain the undisputed Africa best ranked player being his best ranking in his career.

Also in the Olympic ranking released alongside the world rating on Thursday January 2, 2020, Quadri maintains his status as 18th best as well.
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Police in Jigawa state has bursted three armed robbery syndicates terrorising the state.
State commissioner of police CP Usman Sule Gomna disclosed this in a press conference held at command’s headquarters in Dutse.
He said that the command has arrested nine suspected criminals operating in the syndicates while police is on the heals of two fleeing suspects.

The state police commissioner explained that the suspects were arrested in three different armed robbery incidents.
“the first incident occurred in Taura local government on the first of December, 2019 where three hoodlums blocked Aujara highway and snatched a motorcycle and handsets and other valuables” he said.
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Iraqi parliament convenes to take decision on U.S.

Iraq’s parliament is set to convene an extraordinary session, on Sunday, where lawmakers told Reuters they would push for a vote on a resolution requiring the government to request the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
The session comes two days after a U.S. drone strike on a convoy at Baghdad airport, which killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
“There is no need for the presence of American forces after defeating Daesh (Islamic State),’’ Ammar al-Shibli, a Shi’ite lawmaker and member of the parliamentary legal committee said.
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Oba Adeyeye EnitanOgunwusi, the Ooni of Ife

What would have been a major royal fatality was averted earlier today when the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adewusi Adeyeye, got stuck in the lift of Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. According to a viral video, staff and guests could be seen running around frantically to rescue the youthful king who was on his way from his suite to the ground floor when the lift got stuck. Minutes later, he emerged, seemingly unruffled, from the basement of the hotel with his palace bards and emissaries. And he still had time for a wave to guests who stood around … >>> Read Full Story



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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent Freedom of Information requests to President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, 36 state governors and their deputies, urging them to use their good offices to: “provide information on summary of the assets, specifically property and income, contained in your asset declaration forms submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) since your assumption of office.”
We can’t disclose asset declarations by presidents, govs on ground of privacy, says CCB

SERAP is also asking them to: “clarify within 7 days of the receipt and/or publication of this letter, if … >>> Read Full Story



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The Federal Medical Centre, Yola has scheduled a set of conjoined twins for surgical separation.
This follows a revelation that the Civil-Military Relations Unit of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had airlifted the set of conjoined twins along with their parents and medical team from Yenagoa, in Bayelsa State, to Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
The purpose is to have a successful separation of the twins, joined at the abdomen.

It was further learnt that NAF’s involvement is in furtherance of its humanitarian commitments.
Chief Medical Director of the FMC Yola, Prof. Auwal Muhammed, confirmed to DAILY POST that the hospital had received the twins.… >>> Read Full Story



The Akesan market fire.

There was pandemonium in Oyo town after an early morning fire razed larger part of the ancient Akesan market with men of the nearby fire service unable to contain it.
The situation reportedly got messier when youths unleashed anger on the fire service men, who attributed their inability to respond quickly to non-functional equipment.
According to THE NATION, the youths, in their hundreds, stormed the fire station, burning tyres in the process.
The situation, the report said, attracted attention of the security operatives who used live bullets on the protesters, killing three persons instantly.
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