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Again, Nigerian President assures of free, fair elections in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians and the international community that the forthcoming general elections in 2019 will be free and fair, saying it will usher the country into another clime of maturity, peace and unity. Mr Buhari gave the assurance when he received Letters of Credence from four ambassadors at the State House, including […]

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Family of Africa’s youngest billionaire is offering a massive reward after his kidnap

A one billion shillings — or $440,000 — ransom is being offered by the family of kidnapped Tanzanian businessman Mohammed Dewji. The 43-year-old is ranked as Africa’s youngest billionaire by Forbes magazine, which puts his worth at $1.5 billion. Dewji, who also goes by Mo, was abducted by a pair of gunmen outside his gym […]

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2019: I don’t belong to any political party – Bishop Oyedepo

The general overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, has said he does not belong to any party. Mr Oyedepo, while giving his Sunday sermon titled: “Covenant day of open doors” said his goal is to secure a glorious destiny for Nigeria. The bishop had earlier been criticised […]

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You’re too arrogant, President Macron’s wife tells him

French President, Emmanuel Macron, has reportedly been told that he is too arrogant by his own wife, Brigitte. Mrs. Macron, who claims she is fed up of his high-handed manner, has urged his inner circle to tell him the truth because she feels like she is the only person who is bold enough to tell […]

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Many still missing after Florida hurricane

As residents pick up the pieces after Hurricane Michael, and teams comb through rubble in search of survivors, authorities say it could be weeks or months before a sense of normalcy returns to storm-ravaged Florida. Police and firefighters continue to search for hundreds of people reported missing in the wake of Hurricane Michael’s devastating winds and storm surge. […]

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Pope Dismisses Two Chilean Bishops For Sex Abuse Of Minors

Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops for the alleged sexual abuse of minors, the Vatican said in a statement on Saturday after a meeting between the pontiff and the president of Chile. The decision to expel former archbishop Francisco Jose Cox Huneeus and former bishop Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernandez — the latest heads to […]

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Again, Police Declare Senator Dino Melaye Wanted

The Kogi State Police Command has again declared Senator Dino Melaye wanted for alleged criminal conspiracy, attempted culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms. In a statement on Saturday, Commissioner of Police in the state, Ali Janga, alleged that the lawmaker mobilized some thugs that shot and injured a police personnel Sergeant Danjuma Daliu who […]

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Obasanjo putting pressure on U.S. to lift visa ban on Atiku – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, as a hypocrite and self-serving for allegedly putting pressure on the United States authorities to lift a visa ban on Atiku Abubakar. Mr Abubakar is the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The ruling party said this in a statement […]

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Africa’s ‘youngest billionaire’ abducted

The man said to be Africa’s youngest billionaire has been kidnapped by masked gunmen in Tanzania’s main city Dar es Salaam, police say. Mohammed Dewji, 43, was abducted outside a swanky hotel gym where he was going for his routine morning workout. Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident and two of […]

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I’m World’s Most Bullied Person, Says Melania Trump

When asked in an interview why she chose cyberbullying as a pet cause, US President Donald Trump’s wife had a surprising answer. “I could say I’m the most bullied person on the world,” Melania Trump told ABC News in an interview that took place during her trip this month to Africa. When pressed, the US […]

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After promising workers they will smile soon, Nigerian govt proposes N24,000 new minimum wage

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said after consultations it proposed N24,000 as the new minimum wage for civil servants. The Minister of Labour and employment, Chris Ngige, stated this Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Mr. Ngige was responding to media reports quoting the president […]

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Taylor Swift, Kanye West feud enters political arena

The bad blood between Taylor Swift and Kanye West goes way back. At the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards, he famously interrupted an acceptance speech by the then 19-year-old Swift for Best Female Video to say that Beyonce deserved the honor. “Taylor, I m really happy for you, I mma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of […]

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Unlike you, I’m a job creator, Atiku tells Buhari

The campaign office of Atiku Abuabakar has described the opposition presidenital candidate of being a job creator. The office also took a jibe at President Muhammadu Buhari saying he has never run a successful job creating enterprise. “Now we urge the Buhari Presidency and the APC to mention even one successful private endeavour that the […]

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Nigeria projected to remain poverty capital of the world till 2050 – Sanusi

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, says Nigeria may remain the poverty capital of the world till 2050 and beyond. Speaking at his honorary induction into Sigma Club, at the University of Ibadan over the weekend, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria  said based on current realities, Nigeria and DR Congo […]

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Cameroon’s president seeks seventh term

Polls have now closed in Cameroon in a presidential election that has been disrupted by a number of violent incidents in English-speaking parts of the country. The BBC’s Ngala Killian Chimtom, in Yaounde, reported on the run-up to the polls, as the octogenarian leader, Paul Biya, seeks a seventh term in office. A large poster […]

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Donald Duke Wins Presidential Ticket

Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has emerged as presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the 2019 general election. Duke polled 812 votes to defeat his close rival, former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, who polled 611 votes at the party’s National Convention held at Old Parade Ground, Abuja. […]

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Cop who shot black youth 16 times guilty of murder

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke, who was also found guilty of 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, sat impassively in a dark suit — his shoulders slumped — as the verdicts were read in the […]

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Interpol president vanishes on trip abroad

The Chinese president of Interpol, the international police agency, has vanished. Meng Hongwei was not on French soil when he was last seen, according a senior French law enforcement official, who declined to say whether he was in China. Meng’s wife went to police in Lyon, where Interpol is based, Thursday night to report his […]

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