N400m fraud: Metuh files appeal over denial of medical treatment abroad

Embattled former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, has gone before the Court of Appeal in Abuja to challenge refusal of trial Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja to allow him to travel abroad for medical treatment.  Metuh who is facing trial over allegation that he had through his firm, received N400million prior to the 2015 presidential election, had on March 14, applied to be allowed to seek medical attention in the United Kingdom, lamenting that he has lost sensation…

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Cuba plane: More than 100 die in Havana air crash

More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuban state media say. Three people have survived but are in a critical condition, Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma reported. Flight tracking websites indicate the plane departed at mid-morning local time, and it reportedly crashed shortly after. It was carrying 104 passengers and nine foreign crew, according to local media. “There has been an unfortunate aviation accident. The news is not very promising, it seems that there is a high number…

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Santa Fe High School: Ten dead in shooting

Ten people have been killed and 10 others injured in a shooting by a student at a Texas high school, says the state governor. The attacker, who is in police custody on murder charges, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old pupil at Santa Fe High School. He allegedly used a shotgun and revolver apparently taken from his father, who legally owned the weapons. Most of the dead from the attack in Santa Fe are students, said police. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said “various kinds of explosive devices” had been…

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