Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    Floods kill 32 in Morocco

Floods kill 32 in Morocco

At least 32 people have been reported dead and many others missing after heavy rainfall and consequent flood in southern Morocco.The heavy downpour over the weekend destroyed houses, vehicles, roads and properties, authorities said on Monday.According to Reuters, flooding, which is quite common in the mostly arid desert region at this time of year, has in the past been the [...]

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    Konga offers up to 90% discount on ‘Yakata’ sales

Konga offers up to 90% discount on ‘Yakata’ sales

As yuletide draws near, Nigerian online mall Konga is set to launch its own version of 'Black Friday' sales, offering up to 90 per cent in discount.Tagged 'Yakata', the great deals promise the biggest sales of the year and are scheduled to kick off on Thursday, November 27, a day earlier than the global 'Black Friday' sales.While all items on [...]

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    Stephanie Linus ‘devastated’ by rape allegation against brother

Stephanie Linus ‘devastated’ by rape allegation against brother

Nigerian actress, scriptwriter and director, Stephanie Linus (nee Okereke), has condemned rape and supported her brother’s prosecution for allegedly committing the crime.Daniel Okereke, Stephanie's brother is facing rape allegations, with reports saying he drove a 22-year-old female student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to his house in Mende, Maryland, where he raped her time and again.The victim reported the case at a [...]

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    Helen Paul delivered of baby boy

Helen Paul delivered of baby boy

Nigerian comedienne and on-air personality, Helen Paul Bamisile, was delivered of a baby boy in the early hours of Monday. The newborn is the second child and second boy of Helen Paul, who co-hosts popular television show, “Jara”, alongside Uti, Nwachukwu, Big Brother Africa (BBA) winner. She got married to the love of her life, Olufemi Bamisile, in April 2010, and welcomed [...]

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    National assembly tear-gassing, Tambuwal’s ‘sacrifice’…10 things to note about last week

National assembly tear-gassing, Tambuwal’s ‘sacrifice’…10 things to note about last week

As the battles for 2015 and 2016 electoral positions in Nigeria and the United States respectively continue drawing more attention, drama in both nations and other parts of the world have assumed some really interesting dimensions. It was some sort of chaos in Nigeria, dictatorial tendencies in the US, military in civilian clothing in Burkina Faso and fiery opposition in Zambia. Politics [...]

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    Ebola has cost Africa ‘less than expected’

Ebola has cost Africa ‘less than expected’

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has cost Africa’s economy less than expected, a World Bank chief has said.Francisco Ferreira, World Bank's chief economist for Africa, stated on Wednesday that the Ebola epidemic, which broke out in March 2014, has cost the region about $3-$4 billion, as against the $32 billion estimated by the financial institution.Speaking at a lecture in Johannesburg, Ferreira [...]

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    Sturgeon elected Scotland’s first ever female first minister

Sturgeon elected Scotland’s first ever female first minister

Nicola Sturgeon has been voted the first ever female first minister of Scotland, after the resignation of Alex Salmond.After Scots voted to stay with the United Kingdom at the Scottish referendum conducted in September, Alex Salmond, the first minister, announced his resignation.Forty-four-year-old Sturgeon replaces Salmond, whose resignation took effect on Tuesday when he stepped aside with a final statement to [...]

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    Cuban doctor contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

Cuban doctor contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

A Cuban doctor working in Sierra Leone has tested positive to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), officials have said.According to the Cuban health ministry, Felix Baez Sarria, one of the 165 health workers deployed by Cuba, tested positive while working in the West African country and is due to be transferred to Geneva, Switzerland, for treatment.He is believed to be the [...]

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    Zida named Burkina Faso prime minister

Zida named Burkina Faso prime minister

Isaac Zida, former interim head of state, was on Wednesday named the transitional prime minister of Burkina Faso.Following the swearing in of former foreign minister, Michel Kafando, as the transitional president, Isaac Zida, a lieutenant colonel, was named prime minister according to a decree read out by Alain Thierry Ouattara, deputy secretary general of the transitional government.After the forced resignation of Blaise [...]

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    TB prevalence in Nigeria ‘higher than estimated’

TB prevalence in Nigeria ‘higher than estimated’

The first national tuberculosis (TB) prevalence survey conducted in Nigeria has shown that TB prevalence is higher than estimated by the World Health Organisation (WHO).According to the report of first National TB prevalence survey 2012, which was released on Tuesday, the estimates relied upon initially are not as accurate as the reality of the disease in Nigeria.“Estimates of the burden [...]

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    Scott fixes Zambian by-election for Jan 20

Scott fixes Zambian by-election for Jan 20

Guy Scott, Zambia's interim leader, has announced a presidential by-election for January 20, while calling for calm and tolerance in the country.After the death of Michael Sata, the late president of the country, Guy Scott became the interim president and the continent's first white leader since the end of apartheid in South Africa in 1994.Since his assumption of office, there [...]

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    ‘40,000 Nigerians’ seeking asylum in Cameroon

‘40,000 Nigerians’ seeking asylum in Cameroon

More than 40,000 Nigerians have fled to Cameroon in search of refuge against Boko Haram, while the Cameroonian army continues its daily battles to maintain hold of its border with Nigeria.According to BBC world radio service, more than 40,000 Nigerians have sought refuge in Cameroon so far and thousands more are expected in the coming weeks.Thomas Fessy who went on a patrol with [...]

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    Nabbed suicide bomber ‘burnt alive’ in Gombe

Nabbed suicide bomber ‘burnt alive’ in Gombe

A suspected Boko Haram member who tried to detonate a bomb at the Gombe Line Park in Gombe, Gombe state, has been apprehended and burnt to death.A witness told TheCable on phone that the man was apprehended some minutes before 1pm while preparing to blow up himself at the park, but a mob that quickly assembled refused suggestions that the bomber should [...]

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    Netanyahu promises ‘harsh response’ to synagogue attack

Netanyahu promises ‘harsh response’ to synagogue attack

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has vowed to respond harshly, "with a heavy hand", to the deadly Jerusalem synagogue attack by suspected Palestinians.On Tuesday morning in Jerusalem, in an ultra-orthodox neighbourhood in West Jerusalem, Palestinians attacked Jews praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem, with guns, axes and knives, killing four people before being killed themselves in a shootout with [...]

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    Fani-Kayode acquitted of 38-count corruption charge

Fani-Kayode acquitted of 38-count corruption charge

Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister, was on Monday acquitted of 38 of the 40-count charge against him, while the court ordered him to enter a defence for the remaining two charges.Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, the presiding judge at the Lagos federal high court, discharged and acquitted Fani-Kayode of 38 out of 40 counts of N100m money laundering charges levelled against him.In a [...]

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    Sierra Leonean doctor dies of Ebola in US

Sierra Leonean doctor dies of Ebola in US

The United States (US) has recorded its second death to Ebola virus disease, as another health worker died of the deadly disease on Monday.On Tuesday, Martin Salia, a surgeon who contracted the virus while working in Sierra Leone, died at a hospital in Nebraska, United States.The US recorded its first Ebola death on October 8 when Thomas Eric Duncan, the [...]

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