Local News

In Georgetown, a man was shot.

By Charles Opara  A man was shot in an apparent drug argument early Tuesday in Georgetown, prompting police to investigate. A 48-year-old man was dropped off at Harborview at 6 a.m. with a gunshot wound. A friend of the victim allegedly discovered him at 6th Avenue and Myrtle Street and drove him to the hospital.

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Local News

A security guard shot outside a grocery store in South Seattle.

By Charles Opara A security guard was shot outside a South Seattle grocery shop late Monday evening, prompting police to launch an investigation. Around 11 p.m., police responded to a shooting in the 3800 block of Rainier Avenue South, where they discovered the victim, a store security guard, with gunshot wounds to his legs. With non-life threatening

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World News

Ukraine conflict refugees top 2.3 million

By AFP More than 2.3 million refugees have now fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion on February 24, according to United Nations figures issued Thursday. UNHCR, the UN’s refugee agency, recorded 2,316,002 refugees on its dedicated website — 160,731 more than the previous count on Wednesday. “UNHCR needs about $500 million for its emergency work in

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Editorial

Interruption of Chronological Sequence of Biafran War

By Charles Opara The deaths of more than a million people in Biafra as a result of the brutal civil war which ended exactly 50 years ago are a scar on the Biafran history. For most Nigerians, the war over the breakaway state of Biafra is generally regarded as an unfortunate episode best forgotten, but

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World News

BIAFRA : How Nigeria Police Tortured 3 IPOB Members To Death

By Charles Opara IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful revealed this in a statement made available to The Advocate News on Wednesday. In the statement, Powerful identified the dead persons as Mazi Obinna Iroegbul, Onye Army and Sydney, adding that Nigerian security agencies derive joy in killing Biafra supporters and agitators. The statement reads, “The global family

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Opinion

Why Husbands die First

By Azu Ishiekwene My wife occasionally jokes that my stressful, high-strung lifestyle could mean I’ll die before her. I’ve hardly paid any attention, until recently. Three weeks ago, we both visited a friend who lost his father on New Year’s Day. The deceased was over 90. We went in company with my friend and neighbour

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Breaking News

China starts evacuating citizens from Ukraine

By AFP China has started evacuating its citizens from Ukraine, state media said, as fears grow for their safety with anger reportedly rising over Beijing’s refusal to condemn the Russian invasion. About 600 Chinese students fled Kyiv and the southern port city of Odessa on Monday, the state-run Global Times newspaper reported, citing the Chinese

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