Spotlighting Africans At Home and Abroad

Thursday, August 31, 2017

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President Muhammadu Buhari has received with great concern reports of the flooding in Benue State, which, according to early estimates, has affected thousands of homes and displaced more than 100,000 persons in 12 local government areas.
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Fellow Compatriots,

I felicitate with you all, particularly the Muslim faithful, on the celebration of this year’s Eid-El-Kabir.
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Catholic Bishop Juan Jose Aguirre Munoz of Bangassou in the Central African Republic (CAR) has told BBC Newsday that for the past three months he has been sheltering 2,000 Muslims, as the Christian Anti-Balaka militia waits for them outside the church compound.
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Kim Kardashian joked that her adorable four-year-old daughter North West would be a better commander-in-chief than President Donald Trump.
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Britain is to halve the amount of money it gives in humanitarian aid to Nigeria over the next few years, says the international development minister.
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An opposition figure who was barred from challenging Rwandan President Paul Kagame in last month's election has been "taken" by police, her brother said Thursday, a claim authorities have denied.
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Ivorian right-back Serge Aurier has joined Tottenham Hotspur from Paris Saint-Germain on a five-year contract, the two clubs announced on Thursday.
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Two doctors in India were temporarily released from their duties after a video surfaced of them arguing while standing over a pregnant patient during an operation, their hospital says.
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The Nigerian Military says it has killed a large number of Boko Haram terrorists including some of the group’s top leaders in combined heavy artillery bombardments and air interdictions on registered targets by the Army and Air Force.
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Over 110,000 people in 24 communities including Makurdi, the state capital, have been displaced by flood in recent months, the Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has said.
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Africa’s leading airline, Ethiopian Airlines has submitted a formal offer to take charge of troubled carrier Arik Air, which accounts for more than half of Nigerian air passenger traffic.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Modestus Umenzekwe, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s sickness was caused by “the monumental heap of corruption that he met when he assumed duty.”
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The Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, Joel Osteen, has said that he didn’t offer his megachurch in Houston as a shelter sooner for those displaced by Hurricane Harvey because the city did’t ask.
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Paris - French judges have ended their investigation into the substantial assets of Gabon's late president Omar Bongo and his family, none of whom have been charged, sources close to the case said Wednesday.
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President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday arrived his country home in Daura, Katsina State, preferring to walk through the street from the helipad as an overwhelming crowd surged to welcome him.
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Cameroon's President Paul Biya halted on Wednesday the trial of leaders of the nation's English-speaking community who stand accused of terror-related charges over their fight for Anglophone rights in the French-majority nation.
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The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, approved 5.792 billion dollars (about N1.140trillion) for the construction of the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydro-Power project at Gembu in Taraba.
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Bukola and Aramide got married in a joint ceremony this week in Lagos State.
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Horrifying video footage shows a man brutally beating up his own father's mistress in the middle of the street in a bid to get revenge on behalf of his mother.
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Port Harcourt residents braved Wednesday’s downpour to stage a solidarity walk for President Muhammadu Buhari and welcome him back to Nigeria formally after 104 days medical vacation in London.
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Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest comment that he was pleased with Nigeria’s economic situation as another pointer to the fact that the President has lost touch with the economic realities in the country, saying; “It is strange that a President will say that he is pleased with sufferings being experienced by his people, as Fayose said “there is hunger in the land.”
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Johannesburg - A South African university student's spending spree on clothes, a party and a new smartphone slammed to a halt after it emerged the roughly $1 million fuelling her splurge had been given to her in error.
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Conor McGregor is set to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo in the Forbes athlete rich list following his super-fight with Floyd Mayweather.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has travelled to his hometown Daura, Katsina State, ahead of the Eid el-Kabir celebrations.
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North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has promised more missile flights over Japan, insisting his nuclear-armed nation’s provocative launch was a mere “curtain-raiser”, in the face of UN condemnation and US warnings of severe repercussions.
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Barely three weeks after the discovery of two ritualist tunnels at Obadeyi junction, Ijaiye-Ojokoro and Ile Zik along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, another ritualist den has been discovered in a tunnel at the Challenge area of Mushin.
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This is the moment Nigerians in London boo Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, while addressing them during Notting Hill Carnival 2017.
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42-year-old mother, Mercy​ Segun, was on Wednesday arraigned at a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja for allegedly beating her daughter and pouring pepper into her vagina.
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Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso facing a string of sex crimes‚ had another count added to his lengthy charge sheet in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
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A Uber driver, identified as Hammed Olojo, 31 was on Sunday afternoon restrained by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad on patrol of Third Mainland Bridge from jumping into the Lagoon.
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Notorious kidnap kingpin popularly known as Evans, has been remanded at the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, where he will stay ahead of the trial slated for Thursday, October 19.
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The Immigration and Asylum appeals board in Iceland has denied the appeal of Nigerian couple Sunday Iserian and Joy Lucky, and their eight year old daughter to stay in Iceland.
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Egypt is pushing to educate people in rural areas on birth control and family planning in a bid to slow a population growth rate that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said poses a threat to national development.
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Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi, the estranged wife of the Ooni of Ife has confirmed that her marriage to the Yoruba monarch is over after 17 months.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received the victorious basketball team D’Tigress, at the start of this week's Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Ohamadike aka Evans, will be arraigned today as the police have concluded investigations into his activities.
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Conakry - Authorities in Guinea said Tuesday that they had found at least 19 bodies believed to have washed up from neighbouring Sierra Leone following catastrophic flooding and mudslides there.
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Arsenal have turned down a notional offer of 50 million pounds ($64.6 million) for Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez from Premier League rivals Manchester City, the London club said on Tuesday.
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The Super Eagles will aim to achieve a 12th triumph over the Lions of Cameroon when both teams clash at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, on Friday in their blockbuster 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.
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A banner has been spotted on the street of Lagos State warning residents not to allow rats chase them out like they chased President Buhari out of office.
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Super Eagles are confident of overhauling Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions when both teams clash in perhaps the biggest match of Africa’s Group B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying race on Friday.
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Nigeria's popular game show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” will once again begin airing on after a brief hiatus.
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A "realistic" sex robot has brought in hundreds of new customer's for an Irish brothel after they began renting it out.
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Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his counterpart from Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, today attended the Grand commissioning & Ground-breaking ceremony of BUA Cement, Obu Cement factory in Okpella, Edo State.
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A 15-year-old Nigerian student got 9 A1s in the 2017 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE.
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The ongoing restructuring of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, received fresh impetus on Tuesday with the appointments and deployments of top executives across the value chain of its operations.
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French champions AS Monaco have signed striker Stevan Jovetic from Italy's Inter Milan on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, the Ligue 1 and Serie A clubs said on Tuesday.
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A TV presenter shocked viewers when she talked about 'cucumbers' before stroking a man's crotch live on air.
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Actress Uche Jombo on Tuesday took to social media to debunk new rumours that her marriage to her Puerto Rican husband, Kenney Rodriguez, has crashed.
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The former wife of South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday dismissed criticism that her bid to succeed him in office is a strategy to protect him from criminal prosecution.

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