Spotlighting Africans At Home and Abroad

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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A 43-year-old father, Mallam Musa Mohammed, has been arrested by the Rights Protection Agency in Niger State for setting ablaze his 15-year-old son, Bello.
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The embattled former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, yesterday in Kaduna, recounted efforts made by his team to put an end to fraudulent activities in pension.
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The New York terror attack suspect left handwritten notes in Arabic pledging allegiance to ISIS, according to reports.
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Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has offered to give N1 million to anyone with credible information that can lead to the arrest of the cultists responsible for the murder of two students of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.
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Stephan El Shaarawy scored a brace as AS Roma mauled Chelsea 3-0 to claim top spot in Champions League Group C on Tuesday at the expense of the English champions.
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German power producers are poised to pay customers to use electricity this weekend.
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Dr Sani Aliyu, Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) says an estimated 200,000 people are living with HIV in Oyo State.
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A woman in Pakistan is alleged to have fatally poisoned 15 of her in-laws in a botched effort to kill her husband and escape her arranged marriage.
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Developing economies such as Nigeria, India, Thailand and El Salvador have made the largest strides in improving their business climates while New Zealand and Singapore retained their top ranks for ease of doing business, the World Bank said Tuesday.
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Wendy Williams fainted towards the end of her Halloween special on Tuesday.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has, on Tuesday, revealed that he would soon do a reshuffling of his cabinet.
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South Africa’s social media was sent into a complete meltdown after screenshots of what is believed to be rapper Emtee’s manhood went viral.
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Oil prices were up early on Tuesday, supported by a tightening market due to ongoing OPEC-led efforts to cut supplies, although the prospect of rising U.S. shale output dragged.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he is proud of his achievements in the last two years, adding that “we all know there is change.”
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Namibia has gotten the ball rolling on plans to scrap visa requirements for African passport holders after Cabinet authorised the implementation of this process – to be carried out in line with diplomatic procedures.
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The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has concluded arrangements to ease registration of products for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.
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Boss Gida Mustapha, the new Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) paid a courtesy visit to office of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday.
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A member of the House of Representatives during the Second Republic, Dr Junaid Muhammed, has revealed that the newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, is a first cousin to sacked Babachir Lawal.
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A Muslim man, Rasheed Jimoh-Ijaodola, has bagged a doctorate degree in Christian studies at the University of Ilorin.
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Boss Gida Mustapha is Nigeria’s newly appointed Secretary General of the Federation (SGF).
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Captain Mikel John Obi, forward Ahmed Musa and midfielder Ogenyi Onazi top the list of 24 players that Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has invited for next week’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match away to Algeria, and the prestige friendly with Argentina in Russia four days later.
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Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday challenged the witness summon issued on him by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to appear today to testify as a defence witness in the trial of former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh.
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President Buhari with newly appointed Secretary to the Government, Boss Mustapha, shortly after the All Progressive Congress (APC) Stakeholders Meeting in State House on 30th October 2017.
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A 29-year-old man, Kehinde Ariyo, has been arrested by the Osun Police Command for allegedly raping an 85-year-old woman to coma at Ilesa town in the state.

Monday, October 30, 2017

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The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, on Monday in Kano launched the first Islamic insurance in Nigeria, tagged ‘Jaiz Takaful Insurance’.
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A hoax bomb threat made to a Jet Airways Mumbai-Delhi flight by Mumbai-based businessman Birju Salla may have been inspired by a Bollywood film, but his actions has landed him in police custody and made him the first person to be put on the ‘no fly list’.
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Disturbing new Islamic State propaganda has emerged showing mocked up images of footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar facing execution or dead.
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The All Progressives Congress, APC, caucus meeting held on Monday night at the New Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the nation’s anti-corruption agencies and security agencies were free to go after the sacked Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke.
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Chelsea’s Victor Moses will miss Nigeria’s final 2018 World Cup qualifier in Algeria and the friendly against Argentina with a hamstring injury, while coach Gernot Rohr recalled in-form youngster Henry Onyekuru.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the suspended secretary to the government of the federation Babachir Lawal and the director-general of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke.
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The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Monday debunked allegations of cabal existing in the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with National Leader of the All People’s Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
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At least five people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a militia member assisting the military against Boko Haram jihadists said.
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The founder and General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry in Warri, Delta State, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, a.k.a, Warri TB Joshua, gave his wife N30 million as her birthday gift right in the presence of his congregation.
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Kevin Spacey came out as gay early Monday and apologized to actor Anthony Rapp, who accused the Hollywood star of making a sexual advance on him at a 1986 party when he was only 14 years old.
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The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN said Monday, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Danladi Sankara, former senator representing Jigawa Northwest, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party and joined the All Progressives Congress, APC.
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A 98-year-old mother has moved in to a care home - to look after her 80-year-old son.
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Former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, says 'it is the smaller thieves that remained in the PDP, the bigger thieves are in the All Progressive Congress (APC).
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Saudi Arabia will allow women into three sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities said Sunday, in a landmark move that would open up the previously male-only venues to families.
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Some members of the defunct Congress For Progressive Change (CPC) from the 17 southern states at the weekend said Nigerians are not happy with President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that the ruling party and its supporters may get stoned at campaign grounds if they field President Buhari in 2019 Presidential election.
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Liberia's ruling party on Sunday announced a formal complaint against the electoral commission over the outcome of the October 10 presidential poll, days before a runoff involving its candidate, Vice-President Joseph Boakai.
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A married woman and her lover died mysteriously on Sunday while having sex inside a car in Ogba, Ikeja area of Lagos State.
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A Nigerian company, Oldang International Limited, on Sunday launched the sales of solar-powered tricycles to enhance public transportation in the country.
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Boxing fans in Ebonyi have hailed Nigerian-born Briton, Anthony Joshua, for boosting the country’s global image by retaining his heavy-weight title belts on Saturday night.
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There is prospect Nigerians keen on knowing how exactly the National Assembly is run may soon have some answers, as The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has won the latest round in the legal battle to compel the Senate President, Bukola Sakari, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to account for the spending of N500 billion as running cost for the legislative body between 2006 and 2016, and disclose monthly allowances of each member.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday disclosed why Boko Haram insurgency was launched in the North-eastern part of Nigeria.
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Former Miss Commonwealth and actress, Beauty Istifanus, says "from the creation of the world, men have been made superior to women."
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Anthony Joshua retained his IBF and WBA world heavyweight titles when he stopped bloodied challenger Carlos Takam in the 10th round in Cardiff on Saturday.

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