Saturday, February 8, 2020

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    Kenya’s David Tumo wins 2020 Lagos city Marathon

Kenya’s David Tumo wins 2020 Lagos city Marathon

David Barmasai Tumo of Kenya has won the 5th edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Tumo beat thousands of marathoners to win the 42km race in 2 hours 10mins 22 seconds, thus claiming the grand prize of $50,000. Speaking at the finish line, the Kenyan long-distance runner said he was excited to have won the race. "I am extremely happy to [...]

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    Immigration: With new visa regime, we’ll screen specially visitors from Kenya, Libya, Somalia

Immigration: With new visa regime, we’ll screen specially visitors from Kenya, Libya, Somalia

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it will conduct special screening for visitors coming into the country from Kenya, Somalia and Libya. According to The Punch,the screening is for residents of selected countries battling terrorism. Speaking at the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa in Egypt, President Muhammadu Buhari announced that all Africans travelling to Nigeria will get visa [...]

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    Like Kipchoge, Kosgei breaks Radcliff’s 16-year-old women’s marathon record

Like Kipchoge, Kosgei breaks Radcliff’s 16-year-old women’s marathon record

Like compatriot, Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya's Brigid Kosgei has broken Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old women's marathon world record. She defended her Chicago title after completing a sensational weekend of road running, winning the IAAF Gold Label road race in 2:14:04 on Sunday. Radcliffe record of two hours, 15 minutes and 25 seconds was set at the London Marathon in 2003. Kosgei’s run came over 24 [...]

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    Kenya’s Kipchoge becomes first runner to complete marathon under two hours

Kenya’s Kipchoge becomes first runner to complete marathon under two hours

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge became the first distance runner to successfully complete a sub two-hour marathon on Saturday. Kipchoge achieved this historic feat in the 42.2km race at Prater park in the Austrian capital of Vienna, in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds. He was guided by rotating 41-one man teams of pacemakers, many of whom are world class runners, and by [...]

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    Four years too short for any leader to make impact, says Jonathan

Four years too short for any leader to make impact, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the four-year tenure is too short for any president to make meaningful impact on the country. Jonathan said this at the constitutional term limits summit taking place in Niamey, Niger Republic, on Wednesday. The event was covered by TheCable. He said elections are expensive and that they constitute a distraction to performance. "When Professor Wade (Senegal) was in [...]

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    EXTRA: Man loses wife to pastor who presided over his wedding

EXTRA: Man loses wife to pastor who presided over his wedding

John Kanyua, a businessman in Kenya, has lost his wife to the pastor who presided over his wedding. According to NAIROBI NEWS, Leah Wambui, his wife, had reportedly fled with the pastor, abandoning a 26-year union that produce five children. The newspaper said the relationship between the duo began when Kanyua and his wife started attending the pastor’s Joy Springs Church in Juja [...]

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    Kenyan lawmaker sent out of parliament for coming with baby

Kenyan lawmaker sent out of parliament for coming with baby

Zulekha Hassan, a Kenyan lawmaker, was on Wednesday asked out of the national assembly for coming with her baby.  Chris Omulele, the speaker of the house, ordered Hassan to leave, saying her actions are unprecedented. Speaking to journalists after the incident, Hassan said she had to bring her baby to plenary because she had an emergency. She explained that she has had three [...]

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    Kenyan court upholds ban on same-sex relations

Kenyan court upholds ban on same-sex relations

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    Presidential election debacle, the Kenya example

Presidential election debacle, the Kenya example

BY ALEXANDER IFEANYICHUKWU In 2017, the East African country of Kenya rewrote Africa’s democratic history. In what demonstrated patriotism at the highest level and judicial precedence which will continue to guide other African democracies on the path of sanity,the Kenyan Supreme Court within 23 days after its Presidential Election upturned the verdict of the election umpire and called for a re-run of [...]

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    Kenyan, who died alongside mother, three kids had premonition about Ethiopian Airlines crash

Kenyan, who died alongside mother, three kids had premonition about Ethiopian Airlines crash

Carol Karanja, a Canada-based Kenyan woman who died alongside her mother and three children in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, had a premonition about the flight a week earlier. According to CNN, Karanja had sent a message to her sister and father about her ill feelings. The ill-fated 737 MAX 8 airplane crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday on its way to [...]

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    Plane with 157 on board crashes on its way to Kenya

Plane with 157 on board crashes on its way to Kenya

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger plane bound for Nairobi, Kenya capital city, crashed on Sunday. The aircraft which took off from Addis Ababa, was said to have 149 passengers and eight crew members on board. The crash occurred at 08.44 local time in Bishoftu,  shortly after take-off from the Ethiopian capital. The airline confirmed the incident in a statement. It, however, said it could [...]

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    Ethiopia’s Yinesu wins 2019 Access Bank Marathon

Ethiopia’s Yinesu wins 2019 Access Bank Marathon

Sintayehu Yinesu of Ethiopia outpaced thousands of marathoners on Saturday to emerge winner of the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Yinesu breast the tape in a time of 2.17.20 to grab the ultimate prize of $50,000. Joshua Kipkorir of Kenya came second with a time record of 2.18.16 to go home with $30,000 while William Yegon, also of Kenya, came third [...]

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    VIDEO: Ex-Kenyan prime minister mocks Nigeria at anti-corruption summit

VIDEO: Ex-Kenyan prime minister mocks Nigeria at anti-corruption summit

Raila Odinga, Kenyan opposition leader, has used a former Nigerian minister as an example of how public office holders amass wealth illegally. Addressing an audience at a summit which held in Kenya, Odinga spoke of how an unnamed Malaysian minister hosted his Nigerian counterpart and they shared ideas on corruption. According to him, after taking an infrastructural tour around the country, both men [...]

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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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    Lagos City Marathon: 35 Gold label, 13 Silver label runners enter for race

Lagos City Marathon: 35 Gold label, 13 Silver label runners enter for race

The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is attracting growing interest across the world each year and a testament to that is reflected in the number of high-profile runners competing for honours annually in Lagos. For the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, as much as 35 Gold, 13 Silver and 12 Bronze labelled runners have already registered to be part of [...]

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    Runners from 42 countries sign up for 2019 Access Bank Lagos marathon

Runners from 42 countries sign up for 2019 Access Bank Lagos marathon

Over 4000 runners from 42 countries have registered to participate in the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Olukayode Thomas, head of communications and media for the marathon, said the figure does not include over 200 professional runners mostly from Asia, Europe, America, Kenya, Ethiopia and other East, Central and South African countries. He said the US has the highest number of [...]

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Exchange Rates

February 04, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS355444389
KANO354445370
PH355447412
ABUJA356454413
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