Saturday, June 23, 2018

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    Pistorius opposes prosecutor’s appeal for bigger sentence

Pistorius opposes prosecutor’s appeal for bigger sentence

Lawyers of South African athlete Oscar Pistorious have formally opposed the appeal by the state on the verdict handed down to the Paralympics star.Pistorius was handed a five-year jail term for the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, after the judge, Thokozile Masipa, declared him innocent of premeditated murder but guilty of charges regarding the possession and use of fire arms [...]

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    Burkina Faso ‘not afraid of sanctions’

Burkina Faso ‘not afraid of sanctions’

Burkina Faso’s interim military leader, Isaac Zida, a lieutenant colonel, has dismissed the sanctions and threats made by the African Union (AU) in the wake of Burkina Faso power transition.After the forced resignation of Blaise Compaore, the 27-year-long president of the country, AU gave the interim military government two weeks to relinquish power.However, the two-week ultimatum has been dismissed by [...]

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    Omisore opens cases against Aregbesola on Monday

Omisore opens cases against Aregbesola on Monday

The election tribunal sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, has ruled in favour of the prayer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Iyiola Omisore to open his case on Monday, November 10, 2014.Earlier, Omisore had contested the results of the August 9 election which returned Rauf Aregebsola as the governor of the state.The case was adjourned following an oral request by [...]

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    Ugandan army suspends 15 soldiers over sex abuse

Ugandan army suspends 15 soldiers over sex abuse

Following sex abuse charges levelled against military peace keepers in Somalia by the Human Rights Watch (HRW), the Ugandan army has suspended not less than 15 senior officers.The suspended officers, who included two generals, commanded the Ugandan contingent of African Union (AU) troops drawn from six nations to help the Somali government combat the militant group al-Shabab, and maintain peace [...]

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    Wife of journalist killed by Myanmar soldier alleges torture

Wife of journalist killed by Myanmar soldier alleges torture

Kyaw Naing, a Burmese freelance journalist killed by the Myanmar army in October, was badly beaten and possibly tortured, according to reports.The army said Naing (pictured) was working for a rebel army and he was shot by a soldier while trying to escape. But his wife's lawyer and others present at the exhumation of his body said it had extensive injuries.Robert Aung, [...]

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    Mahama: Burkina Faso to hold elections Nov. 2015

Mahama: Burkina Faso to hold elections Nov. 2015

The transition of power in Burkina Faso should last up to a year, with elections to take place in November 2015, John Dramani Mahama, Ghanaian president (pictured), told Reuters on Wednesday.Earlier, civilians in the country had led a protest backed by the military, which resulted in the resignation of 27-year-long president, Blaise Compaore.Although the African Union (AU) on Monday said Burkina [...]

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    The niggling Adadevoh question and three others now that Nigeria is Ebola-free

The niggling Adadevoh question and three others now that Nigeria is Ebola-free

Nigeria’s victory over the deadly Ebola virus disease was globally acknowledged on October 20, 2014 when the World Health Organisation (WHO) certified the nation Ebola-free in Abuja, the capital city.In the days leading up to the declaration, Nigeria had become the "envy" of many Ebola-stricken nations across the world. These nations include the world’s most powerful country, the United States. [...]

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    US Ebola survivor ‘very grateful’ for prayers, medical care

US Ebola survivor ‘very grateful’ for prayers, medical care

A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola after contact with Eric Duncan, the index case, is now free of the virus, United States health officials confirmed on Friday.Nina Pham contracted Ebola while treating the US's first diagnosed case, Duncan, who later died of Ebola in a Dallas hospital, is now Ebola free and has been discharged.Although she was diagnosed on October 12, Pham [...]

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    TB Joshua must testify before the court, coroner insists

TB Joshua must testify before the court, coroner insists

The coroner court in charge of the inquiry into the September 12 collapse of a guest house at the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN) has insisted on the appearance of the church’s founder, Balogun Temitope Joshua.Oyetade Komolafe, the justice presiding over the coroner sitting at the Ikeja high court, Lagos, said he was expecting Joshua in court to tell [...]

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    Nigeria’s $15m returned, says South Africa

Nigeria’s $15m returned, says South Africa

Lulu Louis Mnguni, the South African ambassador to Nigeria, confirmed to the press on Friday that Nigeria has received the $15m seized by South African authorities in connection with two arms deals.Mnguni also reacted to the Synagogue collapse and its effect on the relationship between the two countries, saying they had come a long way and the collapse could only [...]

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    Mali, New York record first Ebola cases

Mali, New York record first Ebola cases

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has crossed more borders, finding its way to New York and Mali, another West African country bordered by Ebola-stricken Guinea and Senegal.Craig Spencer, a healthcare worker who worked on Ebola in Guinea but recently travelled to the United States, tested positive to the deadly virus on Thursday.The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has since [...]

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    Ebola: Rwanda reverses travel restrictions on US, Spain

Ebola: Rwanda reverses travel restrictions on US, Spain

Rwandan authorities on Thursday lifted travel restrictions placed by its ministry of health on travellers from the United States and Spain, after Paul Kagame, the president, publicly told the health minister it was unnecessary.On Tuesday, the Rwandan health ministry ordered the screening of travellers from any of the Ebola-stricken nations, including the United States and Spain.“To protect the health of [...]

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    Canadian gunman identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

Canadian gunman identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

The masked gunman who shot and killed Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo at the national war memorial has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a “terrorist” known to the Canadian government as a “high-risk traveller”.At 9:52am (Canadian time) on Wednesday, an unknown gunman (now identified as Zehaf-Bibeau) shot and killed Cirillo at the national war memorial opposite parliament hill, before heading to the [...]

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    One killed in multiple shootings at Canadian parliament

One killed in multiple shootings at Canadian parliament

Multiple incidents of shooting at the Canadian parliament building in Ottawa have led to the death of a soldier.The shootings started at the national war memorial of Canada around 9:52 am (Canadian time), before the initial gunman moved to the parliament building.Stephen Harper, the Canadian prime minister,  was reportedly in a meeting within the parliament as at the time of [...]

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    South African wins $5000 Anyiam-Osigwe prize

South African wins $5000 Anyiam-Osigwe prize

Mogobe Benjamin, a South African scholar and professor of philosophy from the University of South Africa, has won the $5000 Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Prize for best Philosophy book at the Nigerian Philosophical Association’s International Conference going on at the University of Lagos.The conference is themed 'Nigeria: 100 years After Amalgamation: Philosophical Issues and Perspectives' is being attended by scholars, researchers [...]

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    Bio: Kwara a toddler at 47, but I can end that era

Bio: Kwara a toddler at 47, but I can end that era

Ibrahim Bio, former minister of transport and Sports, has declared his intention to contest the governorship election of Kwara state next year in order to save the state from remaining "a toddler at 47".While speaking at a declaration ceremony at the state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, Bio said he would cater to all the sectors of the economy, [...]

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