Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    3 killed in UN car bomb in Somalia

3 killed in UN car bomb in Somalia

At least three people have been killed in a suicide car bomb that struck a United Nations (UN) convoy in Mogadishu, capital of Somali, on Wednesday.The bomber drove between the convoy and its security escort near the airport in the capital, Mogadishu, police said.“The U.N. convoy was passing outside the airport. Three people died including a policeman and two Somalis who [...]

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    Soyinka ‘attacking Jonathan because of Amaechi’

Soyinka ‘attacking Jonathan because of Amaechi’

Doyin Okupe, the special assistant to the president on public affairs, has condemned Wole Soyinka's stinging analysis of the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.At a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, Soyinka had said the president was abusing his powers and going the way of military ruler, Sani Abacha.But reacting, Okupe claimed that Soyinka had a bias against Jonathan because of the close [...]

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    Nigerians ranked world’s second-highest Internet users

Nigerians ranked world’s second-highest Internet users

A global management consulting firm, AT Kearney, has declared Nigeria the second country with the highest number of citizens who frequently use the Internet.The study surveyed 10,000 people who use the Internet at least once a week, across 10 Internet-connected nations to include, United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Brazil, Russia, China, India, South Africa, and Nigeria, with 1,000 [...]

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    Jonathan going the way of Abacha, says Soyinka

Jonathan going the way of Abacha, says Soyinka

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka on Tuesday described President Goodluck Jonathan's administration as “dictatorial”, condemning the role of Suleiman Abba, the inspector general of police in the recent tear-gassing of the national assembly.Speaking at Freedom Park, Victoria Island, Lagos, during a media exchange titled, 'King Nebuchadnezzar – The Reign of Impunity, the foremost activist added his voice to the rising concerns of Nigerians.He [...]

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    Wole Soyinka centre holds 9th Investigative Reporting award

Wole Soyinka centre holds 9th Investigative Reporting award

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) will hold the 2014 edition of its annual award programme on Tuesday, December 9, the International Day for Anti-corruption and the eve of the World Human Rights Day.The event is scheduled to hold at the main hall of the Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association (NECA), adjacent Afrika shrine, Agidingbi, Ikeja Lagos, beginning from 5pm.Apart from [...]

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    Asa to lead performers at The Future Awards 2014

Asa to lead performers at The Future Awards 2014

Multi-award winning crooner of bed of stone Bukola Elemide, popularly known as Asa, has been selected to lead performers at The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) 2014.The event, scheduled for December 7, is expected to have the Paris-born Nigerian act lead a great group of performers, including Yemi Alade, and Iyanya.Asa, who has been described by Cable News Network (CNN) as “an [...]

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    Tambuwal wants speakership suit moved to another judge

Tambuwal wants speakership suit moved to another judge

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, speaker of the federal house of representatives, wants a suit against himself and three others reassigned to a different judge to avoid ruling from an iron cast position.Tambuwal, who raised his apprehension on the assignment of suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/871/2014 to Justice Chuckwu ESJ, said in a petition to the Ibrahim Auta, the chief judge of the federal high [...]

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    Naira devaluation, Kano Mosque bomb blast…ten topmost developments of last week

Naira devaluation, Kano Mosque bomb blast…ten topmost developments of last week

Last week was unexpectedly dominated by economic matters, culminating in the devaluation of the naira. The week saw the 26th biggest economy in the world grapple for mercy at the feet of falling oil prices, all in the face of unending insurgency in the north-east. Here are 10 top headlines that tell the story of the entire week.FALLING OIL PRICES Crude oil, highly [...]

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    Glo ‘backed out of Phone Swap sponsorship because of Saka’

Glo ‘backed out of Phone Swap sponsorship because of Saka’

Kunle Afolayan, the director and producer of award-winning movie Figurine, has revealed that he was stripped of his Globacom (Glo) ambassadorship due to his refusal to remove Hafiz Oyetoro (popularly known as Saka) from his movie, Phone Swap.The multi-award winning director made this known at the School of Media and Communications (SMC) during a forum organised to discuss ways of improving film-making [...]

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    Sperm can carry Ebola for 3 months, says WHO

Sperm can carry Ebola for 3 months, says WHO

Male reproductive cell spermatozoon has been discovered to be capable of carrying the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) for as long as 82 days.In a public message posted on its website, the World Health Organisation said sexual transmission of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) had not been documented, but recent studies had shown that the virus could be active in the sperm for as [...]

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    Falling crude oil prices ‘worse than Ebola’

Falling crude oil prices ‘worse than Ebola’

Decline in oil prices has affected Africa more than Ebola if both situations were to be judged on purely economic terms.According to an economic analysis by Reuters, recent fall in oil prices across the world has dealt more severely with Africa’s economy than the deadly viral disease, causing a setback on investment in exploration and plans to industrialise Africa.According to [...]

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    Tanzania PM, Mizengo, faces resignation over $120m fraud

Tanzania PM, Mizengo, faces resignation over $120m fraud

The prime minister of Tanzania, Mizengo Pinda, has been brought under parliamentary pressure to resign his position, following allegations of fraudulent payments worth $120m (about N21 billion) to an energy firm and top government officials.According to a parliamentary watchdog committee, Pinda has failed to properly oversee the management of government finances.The committee also called for the resignation of two influential [...]

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    Human trial of Ebola vaccine shows promising results

Human trial of Ebola vaccine shows promising results

The first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine has shown promising results, a research published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has said.A report on the trials of an experimental vaccine produced by British pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), suggested that it is safe and may help the immune system to combat the Ebola virus.According to BBC, 20 [...]

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    Nigerian ‘attempts murdering’ police chief during Ferguson riot

Nigerian ‘attempts murdering’ police chief during Ferguson riot

As protests continued across the US over Ferguson ruling, Nigerian Olajuwon Davis Ali, has been arrested alongside Orlando Baldwin for the possession of guns and pipe bomb.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the duo were planning to bomb St. Louis' Gateway Arch and murder Tom Jackson, Ferguson police chief as well as Robert McCulloch, St. Louis county prosecuting attorney.Baldwin and [...]

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    Ghana president, Dramani, ‘complicit in cocaine mess’

Ghana president, Dramani, ‘complicit in cocaine mess’

New Patriotic Party (NPP), the leading opposition party in Ghana, has accused President John Dramani Mahama of  involvement in a cocaine deal that has embarrassed the country.On November 9, Nayele Ametefe, a suspected drug trafficker, was arrested at Heathrow international airport, London, after arriving from Kotoka international airport, Accra, Ghana with a sizeable amount of cocaine.NPP had wondered how a [...]

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    Don Jazzy turns 32, declares for ‘presidency’

Don Jazzy turns 32, declares for ‘presidency’

Award-winning producer, director and song writer, Don Jazzy, was a year older on Wednesday and seized the opportunity to declare his presidential ambition for 2015.Born on November 26, 1982, Michael Collins Ajereh, more familiar as Don Jazzy, turned 32 on Wednesday and took to Instagram and other social media platforms to appreciate God while declaring for presidency in a rather [...]

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