Spotlighting Africans At Home and Abroad

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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There is increasing controversies over the readiness of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to assent to the 2017 budget. 
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Photo credit: Oris Mnisi

A 41-year-old man claims he had sex with his 11-year-old daughter because his culture compelled him to do so.
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Ten members of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba Chapter, were allegedly injured by some security men from the teaching hospital on Wednesday during a clash.
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A Christian Igbo man, who during his NYSC service converted to Islam due to a vow he made, has renounced the religion and rededicated his life back to Jesus.
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The Oyo State Government is to generate 1,000 megawatts from wastes  following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with some power-generating firms.
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Saudi Arabia is to behead a deaf and visually impaired man to death for taking part in a protest, it has emerged.
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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released 1,606,901 results out of the 1,718, 425 that registered in the just concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
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A man who claimed he was missing his dead brother dug up his coffin and took him on a ride around town on his bike, it was reported today.
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The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has granted permission to the Lagos State Government to embark upon a reconstruction of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road from Oshodi.
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Arsenal have agreed to pay £6.8 million for the 19-year-old, who current plays for Eupen in the Belgian Jupiler League.
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Nigeria have left out Chelsea star Victor Moses from their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa next month.
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Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will sign the 2017 Budget into law on Thursday by 9:00 A.M at the Presidential Villa.
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Wigan Athletic have appointed Paul Cook as manager on a three-year-contract after agreeing a deal with League Two champions Portsmouth.
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Manchester United have been rated as Europe's most valuable club by a new report into the financial muscle of the continent's top teams.
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Baure - Four police officers were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southeastern Kenya, a week after 14 others died in similar attacks claimed by Shabaab Islamists, a police source said Wednesday.
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The Federal Government says primary and secondary schools in the country will soon start teaching Mathematics and Science subjects in indigenous languages.
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No fewer than 90 artisans in Mpape, FCT, have benefited from the Federal Government National-Social Investment Programme (N-SIP) under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP).
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Not for the first time, a Donald Trump tweet has lit up the internet. But this time, users the world over have been left scratching their heads over “covfefe”: a bizarre word apparently created by the president.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Over 10 persons were feared killed and several others injured when Naval personnel and police men clashed in Calabar, Cross River State Akim police Station opposite a military Barracks.
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The U.S. military on Tuesday cheered a successful, first-ever missile defense test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic missile, in a major milestone for a program meant to defend against a mounting North Korean threat.
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The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday inaugurated the National Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council with a directive to create the chance for Nigeria to be competitive in international trade.
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Two camels caused a massive traffic jam in the desert when they decided to mate in the middle of a motorway in the United Arab Emirates.
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Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has sacked the state executive council and 27 local government transition committees, with immediate effect.
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The House Committee on National Security and Intelligence is scheduled to visit the Headquarters of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) as part of its oversight function to unravel the controversy over the $43.4million recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Apartment 7B in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.
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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday intervened in the inter-bank market to the tune of 482.6 million dollars in the first trading day after the Democracy Day celebrations.
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Oyinyen Chuks, 34, was on Tuesday charged at Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State with locking up her 14-year old housemaid in a toilet for 20 days.
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The Senate has approved and passed the Bill on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between Nigeria and other Foreign States.  
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confiscated another house allegedly belonging to George Turnah, an ally of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
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A woman in northern Thailand chopped off her unfaithful husband’s penis and then drank pesticide to her death, local police told dpa on Tuesday.
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Senegal’s former president Abdoulaye Wade, aged 91, will head a list of opposition candidates for parliament in an election to take place on July 30, according to aides.
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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to resign if he truly loves the country, as ill-heath is not allowing the President to effectively discharge his constitutional duties.
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A former governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, on Tuesday said he would still take a shot at the presidency, if the opportunity presented itself.
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 The wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari, today left Nigeria for the United Kingdom.
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Luanda - Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been dogged by reports of poor health, has returned to Luanda after nearly a month in Spain, party officials said Tuesday.
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Shops, schools and businesses were shut in southeast Nigeria on Tuesday, 50 years to the day since an independent republic of Biafra was declared, sparking a brutal civil war.
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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said on Monday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has fulfilled its campaign promises to Nigerians despite dwindling revenue.
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A kung fu master who dragged seven cars with his penis has become a new world record holder by towing a helicopter even further with his manhood.
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It is sad that many Nigerians today talk glibly about the possibility of a coup or of military intervention in politics. They make it seem as if this democracy is something we can exchange for something else. We need to be reminded, as we celebrate democracy day 2017, how we got to this very moment, and how precious democracy is to us as a sovereign people. From 1966 to 1999 (with the short break of civilian rule from 1979 – 1983) the military dominated the political landscape in Nigeria. It was eighteen years ago yesterday when our country returned to civilian rule.

Monday, May 29, 2017

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Former Abia State governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, believes that he will make a good president if given the opportunity to lead the country, given his track record. 

He also speaks in this interview on the two years of the Muhammadu Buhari administration and the need to sustain the nation’s democracy through adherence to the rule of law
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Sydney - Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to world security than the so-called Islamic State group, according to veteran US Senator John McCain who also admits Donald Trump makes him "nervous".
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Kigali - There will be no spur of the moment Twitter rants by Rwanda's presidential candidates, as the election commission has ruled that it must pre-approve all of their social media updates.
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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers said on Monday that the State’s amnesty programme witnessed 22, 430 repentant cultists surrendered 911 assorted arms to the amnesty Committee.
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The current antics of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the self-proclaimed leader of the illusory Biafra Republic, brings to mind an often quoted remark by Karl Marx, who pointed out in reference to the 9th November 1799 coup d’etat by Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte in France:
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Brig-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), said on Monday that the scheme would soon begin posting of corps members to farms.
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A South African man was left traumatized after being drugged and raped 'numerous' times over three days by three female assailants.
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Two people were feared dead while 14 others were rescued alive by emergency respondents on Monday from a collapsed building that happened on Lagos Island.
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The Federal Government has threatened to shut some land borders if the smuggling of rice continues from neighbouring countries.
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Nigeria's ailing president was glaringly absent on Monday as his deputy marked their two years in power, with no word on the head of state's health three weeks after he went on indefinite medical leave.
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South African President Jacob Zuma survived fresh calls within the ruling ANC party for him to resign, party officials said Monday, as they acknowledged support was “drifting away” from the movement.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta was this afternoon cleared to run for a second term in office after he presented his nomination papers with Deputy President William Ruto as his running mate.

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