FG renames Federal University Ebonyi in honour of Alex Ekweme
03 February 2018 | 7:30 am
FG renames Federal University Ebonyi in honour of Alex Ekweme.
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Villagers count the dead after gunmen from a suspected criminal gang attacked the village market in Goronyo in northwest Nigeria's Sokoto state, killing 43 people.
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