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Official: At least 42 killed in France bus crash | CNN

A French “local government spokesman” reports, “at least 42 people died Friday in a collision between a bus and a truck in southern France.”

New broom at INEC: challenges and threats | Vanguard

“The enthronement of a new chairman and national commissioners at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may have saved the country the troubles of having an ill-constituted commission conducting the forthcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa.”

Finally, Amaechi Passes Through Eye of the Needle | This Day

The ministerial screening of the former Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi finally “took place amid the protest staged by senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who boycotted the process.”

Gbajabiamila: APC has no hand in Saraki’s trial | Punch

On Thursday, “the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila” said that the “ongoing trial of the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, for false asset declaration at the Code of Conduct Tribunal had nothing to do with the politics of the ruling All Progressives Congress.”

Boko Haram: 5 Abuja bombers docked, one pleads guilty | Vanguard

‎Yesterday, “five alleged masterminds of the bomb blasts that rocked the Kuje and Nyanya axis of Abuja on October 2, 2015, were… arraigned before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court.”

Armed Robbers Attack Motorists Unhindered in Lagos Traffic | This Day

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Yesterday, a gang of about 10 amber robbers “stormed the bridge linking Costain and Eko Bridge and dispossessed motorists stuck in traffic of their money and valuables.”

Electricity tariffs to rise by 40{54d2fcdcd494adb6982253be6fe8d5492e5f586157f419110131714f9092ec60} next month | Punch

“Plans have been concluded to increase electricity tariffs by as much as 40 per cent for some customers next month as a fall in the value of the naira and rising costs hinder efforts to end daily blackouts in Africa’s largest economy.”

Sweden school killings: Attacker ‘had racist motives’ | BBC

Reports state that ‘racist motives’ were behind the killing of a teacher and pupil at a school in Sweden by “a masked man.”

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