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    FG releases N9bn to pay scholarship allowances owed Nigerian students

FG releases N9bn to pay scholarship allowances owed Nigerian students

The federal government says it has released N9.5 billion for the payment of backlog of scholarship allowances owed Nigerian students at home and abroad up to December 2018.Adamu Adamu, minister of education, disclosed this during a press conference in Abuja. NAN reports that the minister was represented by Asta Ndajiwo, director, Federal Scholarship Board.He said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    UN to Cameroon: Halt forced eviction of Nigerian refugees

UN to Cameroon: Halt forced eviction of Nigerian refugees

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is concerned over plans by Cameroon to evict Nigerians refugees.Cameroon is currently home to more than 370,000 refugees, including some 100,000 from Nigeria, according to UNHCR.“We are gravely concerned for the safety and well-being of all these people”, said Filippo Grandi, the UN high commissioner for refugees.The UN refugee agency said [...]

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    Czech Republic to pay Nigerian migrants to leave and never return

Czech Republic to pay Nigerian migrants to leave and never return

The Czech Republic has promised to pay immigrants from Nigeria and five other countries to leave the country and never return.According to Remix, a newspaper based in Czech Republic, the gesture is being run by the country's interior ministry under a programme tagged 'Returns'.The report said the country has promised to pay Nigerian immigrants and their counterparts from Afghanistan, Iraq, [...]

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    Ghanaian undercover journalist shot dead

Ghanaian undercover journalist shot dead

Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a Ghanaian undercover reporter, was shot dead in Accra, the nation's capital, on Wednesday.Local media have linked Hussein-Suale’s death to a “threat” by Kennedy Agyapong, a member of parliament for Assin central, a region in the west African country.BBC reports that unidentified men on motorbikes shot Hussein-Suale three times-- twice on his chest and once on his neck--as he [...]

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    ICC rules to release Gbagbo on conditions

ICC rules to release Gbagbo on conditions

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has listed conditions for the release of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Cote d'Ivoire and Charles Blé Goudé, his ex-minister of youth and sports.At the hearing held on January 15, 2019, the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, ruled by a majority that Gbagbo was free from all charges levelled against him.On Wednesday, January 16, [...]

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    19 votes save Theresa May’s govt as she survives second no confidence vote in five weeks

19 votes save Theresa May’s govt as she survives second no confidence vote in five weeks

Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister, has survived the second vote of confidence in just a space of five weeks.The first vote of confidence, which held in December 2018, was in her leadership and ability to continue as prime minister, while the second was in her government.On Tuesday, May suffered the biggest loss in the history of the United Kingdom, [...]

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    Kenyatta says attackers of Nairobi hotel killed as death toll hits 14

Kenyatta says attackers of Nairobi hotel killed as death toll hits 14

Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, says the militants involved in the attack on a Nairobi hotel have been killed by security operatives.The militants attacked the Dusit Complex housing the hotel on Tuesday, killing and injuring several occupants.In a televised address on Wednesday, Kenyatta said the attackers were eliminated after a siege that lasted for about 20 hours.The president said the attackers [...]

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    Theresa May suffers biggest defeat in UK history as MPs reject Brexit deal

Theresa May suffers biggest defeat in UK history as MPs reject Brexit deal

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered the biggest loss in the country's history as members of parliament reject her Brexit deal by an overwhelming 230 votes.The parliamentarians who voted on Tuesday evening made it clear that they were not in support of May's deal, despite having just 72 days till Britain's Exit from the EU is triggered.According to BBC, the [...]

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    ICC suspends Gbagbo’s release, says prosecutor may appeal

ICC suspends Gbagbo’s release, says prosecutor may appeal

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says it has suspended the release of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Côte d’Ivoire, pending the prosecutor's submission on the judgement passed on Tuesday.Earlier on Tuesday, the ICC acquitted Gbagbo of all charges, despite the death of 3,000 Ivorians in 2010/2011.The ICC in a statement mailed to TheCable said the office of the prosecutor will make submissions [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ as gunmen attack Kenyan hotel

‘Many killed’ as gunmen attack Kenyan hotel

Scores of people were injured on Tuesday when gunmen suspected to be al-Shabab militants attacked Dusit hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.The militants were said to have attacked the hotel around 3pm, shooting their way into the complex. After the invasion, they threw bombs at vehicles in the car park.Some occupants were injured in course of the gunfire and blasts, as they [...]

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