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    FACE: How Nigeria’s Foluke Adebisi is driving a Pan-African agenda in the UK

FACE: How Nigeria’s Foluke Adebisi is driving a Pan-African agenda in the UK

Foluke Adebisi, a Nigerian lawyer, speaker, and, researcher, is at the helm of driving a Pan-African agenda in Bristol, the largest city in southwest England, and one of the biggest maritime hub in the history of the United Kingdom.With the Forever Africa Conference and Events (FACE), Adebisi is working with staff and students of the University of Bristol in delivering a [...]

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    Another Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Another Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

A gunman has killed Ozumba Tochukwu-Lawrence, a Nigerian resident in South Africa.David Abraham, spokesman of the consul-general of Nigeria in South Africa, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.Abraham said the consul-gneral received with pain the unfortunate news of the assassination of Tochukwu-Lawrence.He said that the ugly incident occurred at 10 Koppe, Middleburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa, on Friday.“A [...]

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    Four boys rescued from Thailand cave — after two weeks

Four boys rescued from Thailand cave — after two weeks

Four boys have been rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand after being trapped in it for more than two weeks.Twelve boys aged between 11 and 16 years and their coach, 25, were trapped inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai after a football game on June 23.Flooding cut off their escape [...]

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    Mark Zuckerberg now world’s third richest

Mark Zuckerberg now world’s third richest

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the third richest man in the world, overtaking Warren Buffett on Bloomberg’s list of the world’s richest people.Zuckerberg passed Buffett Friday as Facebook shares rose 2.4 percent.Above Zuckerberg were Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, in the number one spot, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.The daily rankings of the world’s 500 richest people listed in [...]

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    North Korea rejects Trump’s ‘gangster-like’ demand for nuclear disarmament

North Korea rejects Trump’s ‘gangster-like’ demand for nuclear disarmament

The peace process between the United States and North Korea suffered a setback after Pyongyang angrily rejected Washington’s “gangster-like” demand for rapid nuclear disarmament, despite two days of intense talks.When Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, flew out of Pyongyang after negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s right-hand Kim Yong Chol man, he tried to appear positive, insisting [...]

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    Nigerian traders flee Cameroon over crisis

Nigerian traders flee Cameroon over crisis

The security crisis ravaging English-speaking regions of Cameroon is driving away many of the biggest traders originally from Nigeria, according to Quartz Africa.Nigerians have traditionally run key markets in towns around the regions.The crisis, which started as a modest industrial strike action by English-speaking lawyers and teachers against the imposition of French, has spiralled into an unprecedented internal armed conflict.There [...]

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    Josephine Iyamu, UK ‘juju’ nurse, receives 14-year jail sentence

Josephine Iyamu, UK ‘juju’ nurse, receives 14-year jail sentence

Josephine Iyamu, Nigerian-British nurse found guilty of trafficking five women to Germany, has been given a 14-year jail sentence at Birmingham Crown Court,UK.Also known as Mama Sandra, Iyamu had campaigned to represent Egor local government area of Edo state in the state house of assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Her campaign promise was hinged on “empowerment of [...]

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    Macron: Europe will fail if Africa doesn’t succeed

Macron: Europe will fail if Africa doesn’t succeed

French President Emmanuel Macron says the relationship between Africa and Europe is very important because both continents need each other to succeed.Speaking during an interactive session with entrepreneurs from Africa in Lagos on Wednesday, the French leader challenged the younger generation to change the African narrative, especially in the areas of entrepreneurship, economy, culture, and sports.“This new narrative is to [...]

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    Kenyan governor arrested for ‘corruption’

Kenyan governor arrested for ‘corruption’

Sospeter Ojaamong, governor of Busia in Kenya, has been arrested for alleged corruption.An official at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), an anti-graft organisation, disclosed this to reporters on Wednesday.Noordin Haji, Kenya’s top prosecutor, ordered that Ojaamong face charges including abuse of office and conspiracy to steal public funds.Haji said evidence presented by the national anti-corruption agency was enough to [...]

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    Zuma, ex-South African president, loses son

Zuma, ex-South African president, loses son

Former President Jacob Zuma and his family are in a state of mourning following the death of Vusi Zuma, son of the ex-president.Vusi reportedly died at the Milpark hospital in Johannesburg.According to reports, Vusi, who was the youngest son of Zuma and his late wife, Kate Mantsho, who committed suicide in 2000, died on Sunday night after a short illness.Vukile [...]

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