Spotlighting Africans At Home and Abroad

Saturday, September 30, 2017

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Nigerian superstar Wizkid has made history by becoming the first African artist to sell out the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, despite a long hiatus from performing.
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Bukavu - A military cargo plane crashed in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa on Saturday, killing the crew, the director of the city's main airport said.
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Nigerian Senate has approved death sentence for abduction, wrongful restraints or wrongful confinement for ransom.
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The Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos Archdiocese and former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, yesterday argued that Nigeria would be worse off should President Muhammadu Buhari get a second time in office.
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Fellow Nigerians, let me say exciting times are here again. You may ask what is so exciting about this period with our myriad of problems? Please, allow me to put it this way. Politicians are like students while the voters are their teachers. Every now and then the chickens come home to roost and politicians are forced to test their popularity and performance. The examiners are the voters who have waited patiently for this time to come so that they can pass or fail their representatives as they deem fit. Sometimes the electorate get things right. Oftentimes they get it wrong, as we’ve seen on many occasions. What is important is that it is payback time, for good or for bad.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Tripoli - The Libyan attorney general said Thursday that arrest warrants have been issued for more than 830 suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group in the North African country.
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A 23-year-old man has been jailed for having sex with a donkey after a witch doctor told him it would make him stronger.

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Kenyan Government on Thursday denied blocking two opposition leaders from travelling to Uganda.
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Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Thursday stormed British Embassy in Vienna, Austria's capital city, with a coffin painted in green-white-green, the colour of Nigerian flag.
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, February 16, 2019 for the presidential and National Assembly elections.
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Ekiti State Government has described the arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of the State Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo and the Accountant General, Mrs Yemisi Owolabi as a further demonstration of the anti-corruption agency’s irresponsibility, saying; “The EFCC is obviously living up to its status as the attack-dog of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government, but Ekiti State government under Governor Ayodele Fayose cannot be intimidated.”
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arrested two key officials of the Ekiti State Government for alleged misuse of bailout funds.
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A Christian legislator was Thursday elected speaker of parliament in predominantly Muslim Syria for the first time in decades.
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Controversial queens of the dance floor, Zodwa Wabantu and Skolopad will go head-to-head at the 2017 Feather Awards.
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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg fired back at US President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he accused the leading social network of being "always anti-Trump."
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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has flooded the streets of Abuja with his campaign posters as he officially declared his intention to run for president in 2019 on Thursday.
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A man has been sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to having sexual intercourse with a donkey.
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Almost everyone who gets married, marries out of love. But why do so many married people end up cheating? It is because they don’t set boundaries. There are nine types of people a married person needs to be aware of and keep boundaries to protect themselves from. Here is how to do it…
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Chinese authorities are reportedly stepping up their campaign against Muslims in the north-western region of Xinjiang. 
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Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, on Thursday challenged the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to “Christianise” Nigeria by setting up interest-free banks.
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A Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out the application by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to serve the recall petition against Senator Melaye by substituted means rather than personal service. 
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German champions Bayern Munich sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti a day after they lost 3-0 at Paris St Germain in the Champions League, German media reported on Thursday.
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A Made-in-Nigeria “spaceship” was spotted being transported along Sagamu Ore highway.
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Boko Haram killed three people and set fire to scores of homes in a raid targeting vulnerable rural communities in northeast Nigeria, a local official said on Thursday.
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Singer Akon and his latest wife were spotted at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy, France.
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Ekiti Sate Governor and Chairman PDP governors’ forum, Ayodele Fayose, formally declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election on Thursday.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91.
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A woman is accused of methodically cutting her childhood friend's throat on her wedding day so she couldn't scream before cutting her entire uterus out to steal her baby girl before dumping the deflated organ on the bathroom floor.
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O J Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalised by Nevada officials, a prison spokesperson said on Wednesday.
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The official launch of the Telcom Satellite TV Africa (TSTV) in Nigeria on October 1 is reportedly being threatened by a powerful cabal in government, insiders have said.
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Actress Foluke Daramola Salako is amazed at the humility of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.
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France said on Wednesday it was surprised by new U.S. travel restrictions on citizens from Chad, which Paris said was an ally in the fight against terrorist groups, and urged the U.S. to quickly reverse its decision.
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Lawmakers brawled in Uganda’s parliament for a second day running on Wednesday over a fiercely disputed move to change the constitution to let long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni run for re-election after age 75.
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Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai couldn’t hold back the tears on Wednesday when he met 4-year-old Sadiq Usman whose eyes were gouged out by ritualists.
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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday commissioned the first DNA Forensic Centre in West Africa, saying that the move would go a long way in resolving all form of crimes, paternity issues and others through technology which is the modern trend across the world.
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Nigeria has resolved to withdraw from 90 out of the 310 international organizations to which it has financial commitments.
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President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, got a small taste of life as a normal member of the public on Tuesday when she hopped on a commercial flight in order to return to Washington, D.C. after a solo trip to Detroit.
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President Vladimir Putin has announced Russia will destroy its last chemical weapons today in a 'historic event' and has criticized his American counterpart Donald Trump for not doing same.
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Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai on Wednesday presented Samsung Galaxy tablets to Senior Secondary School students of GGSS, Zaria.
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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar says Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith World Outreach aka Winners Chapel, has contributed to deepening faith, education and culture in Nigeria more than others in position of power.
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Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday commissioned the first DNA Forensic Centre in West Africa, saying that the move would go a long way in resolving all form of crimes, paternity issues and others through technology which is the modern trend across the world.
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Thousands of angry South African trade unionists took to the streets across the nation on Wednesday to call for President Jacob Zuma to resign over alleged top-level corruption.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held in the council chambers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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A 29-year-old Nigerian has become the youngest senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom.
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Renowned German Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, is set to return to Nigeria for a five-day crusade and a three-day multi-purpose ministers’ fire conference.
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Cameroon was on Wednesday accused of forcibly returning some 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements, putting them in danger from Boko Haram Islamists.
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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, is confident of winning the coming presidential election when Nigerians elect a new president in 2019.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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The conspiracy theorist who initially predicted the world would end on September 23 has reset Doomsday to 15 October.
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Governors of the five states in the South East will soon meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on Biafra agitations in the region.
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Twitter announced Tuesday a test project allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters -- double the existing limit -- in the latest effort to boost flagging growth at the social network.

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