Spotlighting Africans At Home and Abroad

Monday, July 31, 2017

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Blantyre - Malawi police on Monday issued an arrest warrant for former president Joyce Banda in connection with the country's "Cashgate" corruption scandal, which involved large-scale looting of government coffers.
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The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, has denied rumors that he is dead, saying he is hale and hearty.
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U.S. President Donald Trump fired his communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, on Monday over an obscene tirade, just over a week after naming him to the job, sources familiar with the decision said, in the latest staff upheaval to hit the Republican's six-month-old administration.
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Drinking green tea does help with weight loss and boost brain function, new research claims.
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Former World Footballer of the year, George Weah along with nineteen other candidates will contest presidential elections in Liberia in October, as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf steps down after two terms, the electoral commission said Monday.
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Oil prices hit a two-month high on Monday lifted by a tightening US crude market and the threat of sanctions against OPEC-member Venezuela.
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American television news channel CNN has mocked Nigeria over President Muhammadu Buhari’s continuous stay in London for more than 2 months.
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A senior Kenyan election official was found murdered on Monday, three days after he went missing, poll officials said, as opposition leaders warned the killing could plunge next week's national vote into turmoil.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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A 17-year-old girl in Edo State was made to take an oath and trafficked to Russia for prostitution by her pastor after he promised to help her and her family get out of poverty and debt.
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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the service chiefs to move back to the Command Centre in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, over recent surge in Boko Haram attacks in order to be abreast of what is happening there.
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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has made some of the most far-reaching revelations yet about the years in office of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
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Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose today met with labour leaders, teachers, civil servants and some other stakeholders at the government house to debate how the N4.7 billion bailout will be spent.
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Bamako - A group of former separatist rebels in Mali killed "dozens" of members of a pro-government armed group before a UN helicopter monitoring the fighting crashed in the country's north, sources told AFP Thursday.
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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo visits Rivers State for the inauguration of the $1.5b Indorama Eleme Fertilizer plant (a world-class fertilizer plant) and commissioning of some State road projects today, 27th July 2017.

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday became the world's richest person, as a jump in the share price of the US tech giant enabled him to overtake Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes magazine estimated.
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President Robert Mugabe's wife Thursday urged her 93-year-old husband to name his chosen successor, fuelling renewed speculation about the race to take over from the world's oldest national leader.
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Six months ago, businessman and political novice Adama Barrow took power in Africa's smallest mainland country after delivering a stunning defeat against ex-leader Yahya Jammeh, who had ruled brutally for 22 years.
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37 out of the 154 Kano State-sponsored Nursing students in Egypt will be sent back to their home country over poor academic performance despite the support they had during their summer semester.
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David Beckham shared a cheeky moment with one lucky female fan in California – signing his name onto her bum.
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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday visited Port Harcourt to inaugurate the world’s biggest fertiliser plant built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited.
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Two chants emerged as hallmarks of Donald Trump’s campaign rallies as he made his improbable run for the White House.
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There was a mild drama at Area M Command, Idimu, Lagos as man begged his female neighbour to allow his teenage son to have sex with her teenage daughter to test his manhood over allegation of his missing penis.
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The Chief Executive Officer of Google, Sundar Pichai is in Nigeria for the “Google For Nigeria” program.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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The Senate on Wednesday amended a section of the constitution to restrict a vice president or deputy governor who serves out the tenure of his or her principal in office, in the event of death or permanent incapacitation, to one fresh term of four years.
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Angelina Jolie has said that she’s had “the hardest time” since filing for divorce from Brad Pitt.
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A General Court Marshal sitting in 7 Division Garrison Pompomari, Maiduguri, Borno State, today 26th July 2017, sentenced 2 Soldiers serving in Operation LAFIYA DOLE to 23 years jail terms respectively, based on charges that bordered on unlawful possession of Fire Arms punishable under Section 27 (1) (a & b) (i & ii) of the Firearms Act.
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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it lost 9 of its men and a civilian while rescuing the 10 NNPC staff kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Borno on Tuesday.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will become parents for the third time at the start of 2018, according to reports in the US.
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The UN Security Council on Wednesday warned that the Democratic Republic of Congo and the region could face further turmoil unless a political deal reached six months ago to pave the way to elections is implemented.
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President Buhari on Wednesday in London received another delegation of Nigerian governors.
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Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has warned Nigerian governors that “what awaits the country will be worse than the Boko Haram insurgency” if they don’t stop looting from the public treasury and focus on enhancing the well-being of the masses.
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President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people may not serve “in any capacity” in the US military, citing the “tremendous medical costs and disruption” their presence would cause.
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The Kano operational office of the EFCC has recovered a total sum of N328.9 billion from nine major oil marketers in twelve months as at July 2017.
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Gaborone - Beijing issued a warning to Botswana Wednesday over its plans to host the Dalai Lama next month, asking the African nation to respect China's "core interests".
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Following a presidential directive, the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has ordered the immediate removal of all illegal Customs checkpoints across the country.
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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo swearing-in two new ministers Stephen Ocheni from Kogi State and Suleiman Hassan from Gombe State during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting at the Council Chamber State House, Abuja. Wed. 26 July 2017.
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A woman is nursing injuries at the hospital after her husband allegedly sliced her neck after informing him that her parents had enrolled her for a nursing course in the US.
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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has sworn in two new ministers into the federal cabinet two months after being cleared by the Senate.
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Gunmen believed to be Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped 10 members of an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria, colleagues and the state-run oil firm said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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A 21-year-old girl died on Saturday after the Ashongman Community Hospital in Accra refused to give her blood, even though she is a blood donor.
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Libreville - Ten people were injured in Libreville on Tuesday as Gabon police broke up a rally organised to mark the return of opposition leader Jean Ping following a trip to Europe.
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An Edo born Pastor living in the Netherlands has denied beating his wife or pushing her down the stairs, claiming he only pushed her hand.
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A student in Lagos has shared the shocking story of how she slept with an Alsatian dog for money in Victoria Island and keeps longing for more because men can no longer satisfy her months after she vowed never to go back there.
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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General TY Buratai, has today Tuesday 25th July 2017, approved the special promotion of 6,199 soldiers serving in Operation LAFIYA DOLE to various ranks between Lance Corporals to Warrant Officers in the Nigerian Army.
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Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site Tuesday after their installation triggered deadly violence, but Muslim worshippers kept up a boycott, suspicious over what would come next.
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A widow who exiled her husband to the sofa after he came home from work late and died has ended a brief relationship with his own brother.
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Harare - Zimbabwe's parliament on Tuesday passed a bill amending the constitution to give the president sweeping powers to appoint the country's top judges without consulting any other institution.
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Charlie Gard's mother returned to a London court Tuesday to ask a judge to let her and the baby's father take their critically ill son home to die.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has written to thank the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, for the nationwide prayers held last week by Guineans for his recovery and good health.

Monday, July 24, 2017

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Boxing hero Mike Tyson has opened up about the horrific sexual assault he suffered as a child - and how the it made him 'tough for the world I lived in.’
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A South African child born with the Aids virus has kept the infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines – more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure.

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