Saturday, September 22, 2018

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    Malawi President, Banda, says she’s being rigged out of office

Malawi President, Banda, says she’s being rigged out of office

Malawian President, Joyce Banda, said on Thursday that the elections were rigged, as counting of votes in the May 20, 2014 Malawi elections continues.She said in Lilonggwe that the electoral officials must go for manual counting of the votes. Banda also called for full auditing of the whole process.Information revealed that local radio stations have been releasing unofficial results that opposition [...]

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    Malawian minister commits suicide after losing election

Malawian minister commits suicide after losing election

A Malawian minister has killed himself after losing his seat in Tuesday's election, police say.Outgoing deputy Local Government Minister Godfrey Kamanya shot himself in his home, according to police.Official results have not yet been declared in what was expected to be a tight presidential race.The chief election officer has said the electronic counting system has broken down and officials are [...]

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    ‘I can’t find my brother’ – agonies of Jos blast victims’ relatives as death toll mounts

‘I can’t find my brother’ – agonies of Jos blast victims’ relatives as death toll mounts

Residents on Wednesday besieged hospitals in Jos to search for their relations following Tuesday's twin bomb blasts in the city.Many people thronged the hospitals to locate relations who did not return home after the incident.Plateau Commissioner of Police, Mr Chris Olakpe, confirmed 75 deaths on Wednesday, but the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) gave a figure of 118.The casualty and [...]

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    Mubarak goes to prison for 3 years

Mubarak goes to prison for 3 years

An Egyptian court has convicted ousted President Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement and sentenced him to three years in prison.In Wednesday’s hearing in Cairo, Mubarak’s two sons, one-time heir apparent, Gamal, and wealthy businessman, Alaa, were also convicted of graft and sentenced to four years in prison each.The Mubaraks were convicted of charges that they embezzled millions of dollars’ worth of [...]

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    Tenure elongation is Osung’s personal agenda, says Kutigi

Tenure elongation is Osung’s personal agenda, says Kutigi

Chairman of the National Conference, Justice Idris Kutigi, has dissociated the conference from alleged plan to elongate the tenure of elected public officials by 18 months.This is contained in a statement issued by the Assistant Secretary of the conference, Media and Communications, Mr James Akpandem, in Abuja on Tuesday.Kutigi said the conference never made the issue of tenure extension for [...]

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    Bank of Industry now to focus on job and wealth creation

Bank of Industry now to focus on job and wealth creation

The new managing director, Bank of Industry, Mr Rasheed Olaoluwa, on Tuesday promised to improve on the bank's service delivery to enable it create wealth and jobs for the citizens.This is contained in a statement signed by Mrs Hadiza Olaosebikan of the Media Unit of the bank, in Abuja.The statement quoted Olaoluwa as making the promise when the former acting [...]

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Ondo chases destitute off the streets

As part of the plans to make Ondo one of the leading cities in Nigeria, the Ondo State government has set up a task force committee to evacuate miscreants off the streets.The committee, headed by Mr. Sola Aladesuyi, sent off 130 destitute and miscreants off the streets in major cities of Ondo Central Senatorial Zone on Monday."The exercise was carried [...]

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    UNICEF demands action for South Sudanese kids

UNICEF demands action for South Sudanese kids

UNICEF has warned that hundreds of thousands of children in South Sudan's most crisis-torn areas are at imminent risk of death and disease, including the threat of cholera.The UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Yoka Brandt, made the disclosure in a statement issued on Monday in New York.“The children are suffering from malnutrition due to the conflict in the country, and the [...]

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    Police beef up security at Makurdi schools

Police beef up security at Makurdi schools

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, on Sunday ordered the strengthening of security in all boarding schools in and around Makurdi.Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba, said in Abuja that this was as a result of a threat letter sent to two schools recently.The letter was issued by elements claiming to be Boko Haram members to two all-boys [...]

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    Imam: Stop calling Boko Haram Islamic group

Imam: Stop calling Boko Haram Islamic group

The Chief  Imam  of  Lead City University, Ibadan, Abdulrahman Muhammed-Liawal, on Sunday urged the media to stop referring to the Boko Haram sect as an Islamic group.Muhammed-Liawal made the plea  in Ibadan at a programme organised by the Muslim community of  Radio Nigeria, Ibadan, with the theme: "Islam and the Media".The cleric, who  noted that  the activities of  the  sect [...]

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    Fresh explosions in Afghanistan kill 10

Fresh explosions in Afghanistan kill 10

Ten people have been killed in separate blasts in Afghanistan.According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Provincial Police spokesman, Khali Asser, declared that in one attack, one civilian was killed while 12 civilians were wounded when a bomb attached to a motorcycle went off in Khowja Bahawoddin in northern Takhar province.Aseer, who said that the target of the attack [...]

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    UK Muslims ‘want to talk to Boko Haram’

UK Muslims ‘want to talk to Boko Haram’

The Muslim Council of Britain has offered to mediate in the Boko Haram insurgency in the light of the Bring Back our Girls global campaign.The Council's decision followed a meeting with the leadership of the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (CANUK) which had sought its support in the wake of increased assistance to Nigeria from the international community.CANUK [...]

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    BringBackOurHair!

BringBackOurHair!

Mr Pedro Peter, a stylist in Wuse Market, Abuja, on Friday said the love for foreign hairs by Nigerian women had greatly devalued the cultural posterity of the country.Peter told NAN in Abuja that local hair style had been the pride and beauty of Nigerian women over the years.The stylist, however, said that the pride had since been compromised and [...]

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    Senate again postpones debate on emergency rule

Senate again postpones debate on emergency rule

The senate, for the second time, on Thursday, deferred debate on the President Goodluck Jonathan's request for an extension of the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states for another six months.But the house of representatives has given Jonathan the go-ahead to extend the emergency.The senate postponed debate on the request to next Tuesday after a closed door [...]

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Woman batters daughter for sleeping with father

Lucy Samuel, a 29-year-old woman, who resides in Ejigbo, a surburb of Lagos, was on Thursday charged to a Magistrates' Court for allegedly assaulting her 13-year-old stepdaughter.The girl had confided in her stepmother that her father usually forced her to have sex with him in her absence.In anger, Lucy inflicted pains on the girl by inserting knife in the girl’s private [...]

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