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The United States will announce more sanctions against Russia on Monday, the country’s Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday.

Haley, who made this known on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” said the Treasury Department would announce the new sanctions.

She insisted the US had sent “a strong message” about the use of chemical weapons. “You will see that Russian sanctions will be coming down,” Haley said.

She hit back on critics who argue the US didn’t go far enough because it had other interests in the war-torn nation.

Referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Haley said “Our job was never to take Assad out.”

She added that the conflict must ultimately be resolved through a UN-led political process. “Our job was never to start a war.”

The US ambassador to UN added that Russia was feeling the effects of US actions including “the sanctions that are continuing to happen, which you’ll see again on Monday.”

“Right now they don’t have very good friends and right now the friends that they do have are causing them harm,” she said.

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Man Hangs Self In Lagos Police Barracks, Begs Uncle For Forgiveness In Suicide Note

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A 22-year-old man, simply identified as Nasiru, has hung himself in the barracks of the Mobile Police Squadron 20 in Ikeja, Lagos State.

The incident, which occurred on Saturday, saw the young man dangling from a ceiling fan in Block 3, Flat 1 around midday.

A suicide note was said to have been discovered in which Nasiru allegedly begged his uncle for forgiveness.

He said he was tired of the world and its attendant suffering, adding that it was time to go.

Nasiru’s uncle was said to be on a special duty when the incident occurred.

But his wife and children were asleep when Nasiru hung himself.

His dangling body was discovered by his uncle’s wife.

The police had yet to release any official statement on the development as at press time.

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Reps Approve June 12 As New Democracy Day

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House of Representatives on Thursday considered and passed a bill seeking to confer legal status on June 12 as Nigeria’s new Democracy from the known May 29.

It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had in May this year conferred a posthumous award on Alhaji MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election upon which the new Democracy Day and also proposed the day as such.

Titled “A Bill for an Act to Amend the Public the Public Holidays Act, Cap. P40 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to bring the Act in tandem with the current realities and exigencies of the modern times and to declare June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria and for Related Matters (HBs.918 and 1529)”, the bill was sponsored by Hon. Edward Gyang Pwajok and Hon. Kayode Oladele.

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Photos As Fayose Escapes Unhurt After Crash With G-Wagon On Third Mainland Bridge

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Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has escaped unhurt after his G-Wagon Mercedes Benz was involved in an accident on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

The involvement of the ex-governor in the accident was made known by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

Olayinka wrote in the early hours of Wednesday: “Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose was involved in auto accident on 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos few minutes ago.

“He is in stable condition as I write while he is receiving medical attention.”

About an hour after the first information was provided, Olayinka again wrote: “I am happy to inform members of the public that former Governor Ayodele Fayose is now fairly okay.

“The former governor thanked God for limiting the impact of the accident, particularly on occupants of the vehicle.

“As the Southwest Coordinator of the Atiku Presidential Campaign, who is committed to the task of enthroning a PDP government in 2019, Fayose has insisted on coming to Ibadan today, to prepare for tomorrow’s campaign rally and he is on his way to the ancient city.

“Thank you all.”

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