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Nigeria Government Starts Evacuation of Nigerians From Libya

Nigeria Government Starts Evacuation of Nigerians From Libya

🕔09:24, 7.Jan 2018

Nigeria is starting flights to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya which will continue until all those wanting to return home have done so, its foreign minister said on Saturday. “The main objective, and we’re very focused on that objective, is to get these Nigerian citizens back home as quickly as possible,” Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyema told reporters during a visit to Tripoli.

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Mugabe Ex-Ministers Walter Mzembi, Samuel Undenge Charged With Corruption

Mugabe Ex-Ministers Walter Mzembi, Samuel Undenge Charged With Corruption

🕔16:50, 6.Jan 2018

Two former Zimbabwean cabinet ministers who served under ex-president Robert Mugabe have been charged with corruption, their lawyers said on Saturday, the latest sign of a crackdown on officials loyal to Robert Mugabe.

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Kemi Adeosun: Her Biography and Profile

Kemi Adeosun: Her Biography and Profile

🕔10:00, 2.Jan 2018

Kemi Adeosun was born on 9 March 1967. Kemi holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Sector Financial Management form University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) as well as a BSc Hons Degree in Applied Economics from University of East London. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and has 22 years’ post qualification experience.

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Akinwunmi Ambode Biography and Profile

Akinwunmi Ambode Biography and Profile

🕔09:23, 1.Jan 2018

Akinwunmi Ambode was born on June 14, 1963 at the Epe General Hospital, Epe, Lagos, as the sixth of ten children. His late father, Festus Akinwale Ambode was a teacher while his mother, Christianah Oluleye Ambode (nee Oresanya) was an entrepreneur who ran a thriving sewing business in her prime. In 1967, when Akin was still four years old, his father moved to the mainland part of Lagos with the family and continued his teaching career until his death in 1981. Akinwunmi Ambode began his education at St. Jude’s Primary School, Ebutte Meta, Lagos, Nigeria in 1969. In 1974, while still in Primary 5, he sat for the National Common Entrance Examinations and was admitted to Federal Government College, Warri in the same year.

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Yusuf Buhari In Coma, NCWS Urges Women to Pray for Speedy Recovery

Yusuf Buhari In Coma, NCWS Urges Women to Pray for Speedy Recovery

🕔14:47, 31.Dec 2017

The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS), has called on Nigerian women to pray for the speedy recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf Buhari. The President of the Council, Mrs. Gloria Shoda made the call in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja.

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Zimbabwe MDC-T Blindsided By Emmerson Mnangagwa After Mugabe’s Ouster

Zimbabwe MDC-T Blindsided By Emmerson Mnangagwa After Mugabe’s Ouster Updated

🕔14:24, 31.Dec 2017

The opposition is apparently now crying foul accusing Mnangagwa of stuffing his government with military personnel or better still claiming government is now being run by a military council. Even so, opposition MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu declared this week that the democratic struggle in Zimbabwe is “far from over”.

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Muhammadu Buhari Reveals: ‘Some Nigerian Elite Connive With Foreign Firms to Defraud the country’

Muhammadu Buhari Reveals: ‘Some Nigerian Elite Connive With Foreign Firms to Defraud the country’

🕔10:17, 31.Dec 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari said: “When I was told that the CBN had no savings after the windfall of selling oil for more than 100 dollars per barrel for many years and production was 2.1 billion barrels per day, I did not believe them. I did not believe them because majority of Nigerians cannot afford imported food; they rely on what is locally grown. It turned out that 50 per cent of the export bills were fraudulent, courtesy of the Nigerian elite.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Slams Delta Airlines of Discriminating Against Nigerian Customers

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Slams Delta Airlines of Discriminating Against Nigerian Customers

🕔10:00, 31.Dec 2017

Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has accused Delta Airlines of discriminating against Nigerian customers. In a Facebook post, Adichie, whose books include Americanah, Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, took issue with Delta’s practice of requesting that customers produce a physical copy of their credit cards when checking in.

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Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso: His Biography and Profile

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso: His Biography and Profile Updated

🕔10:00, 30.Dec 2017

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was born on 21 October 1956. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso popularly knows as Rabiu Kwankwaso is a Nigerian politician. He was two times Governor of Kano State from 1999–2003 and 2011–2015. He was the first governor of Kano State in the fourth republic who was elected under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (Nigeria). Kwankwaso lost re-election bid in 2003 to Ibrahim Shekarau and was in July same year appointed Defense Minister by President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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Jacob Zuma Impeachment Takes Center Stage in South Africa

Jacob Zuma Impeachment Takes Center Stage in South Africa

🕔09:50, 30.Dec 2017

South Africa’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that parliament had failed to hold President Jacob Zuma to account over a scandal related to state-funded upgrades to his home, and must launch proceedings that could remove him from office.

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The Task Before the ‘Bench’ and the ‘Bar’ in 2018 and Beyond

The Task Before the ‘Bench’ and the ‘Bar’ in 2018 and Beyond

🕔17:31, 29.Dec 2017

Alas, it has been an eventful year no doubt with its highs and lows both for the Bar and the Bench. And the future is already upon us. As the New Year unfurls, it is my expectation that the leadership of these sister professions, would give due consideration to some of the issues herein before highlighted and those not adverted to. A step in this direction would tantamount to a win-win for both man, God and Country.

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Amadi Onyekachi Uses Social Media Against Gender Violence in Nigeria

Amadi Onyekachi Uses Social Media Against Gender Violence in Nigeria

🕔14:22, 29.Dec 2017

Amadi Onyekachi says she was sexually assaulted by a Nigerian police officer. Onyekachi took to Instagram to express her thoughts. “He forcibly put his hands in my pants and put his hands inside my body. This bastard put his hands inside my bra,” Amadi Onyekachi said.

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George Weah Wins 2017 Presidential Election in Liberia Africa

George Weah Wins 2017 Presidential Election in Liberia Africa

🕔08:41, 29.Dec 2017

George Weah has won Liberia’s presidential run-off election and will succeed incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month, the country’s first democratic transition in over 70 years. With 98.1 percent of the vote counted, Weah led with 61.5 percent to Vice President Joseph Boakai’s 38.5 percent, National Elections Commission Chairman Jerome Korkoyah told reporters in the capital Monrovia.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa Zimbabwe President Appoints Constantino Chiwenga as Vice President

Emmerson Mnangagwa Zimbabwe President Appoints Constantino Chiwenga as Vice President

🕔09:09, 28.Dec 2017

Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has appointed the country’s former military commander as one of his two vice-presidents, state-run media has reported. The move deepens concerns about the military’s influence after its ousting of Robert Mugabe last month. The appointment of Constantino Chiwenga was widely expected after his retirement earlier this month. He had to retire from the military to take up the position, according to the constitution.

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The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC): What You Need to Know

The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC): What You Need to Know Updated

🕔09:00, 28.Dec 2017

Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) was founded in 2004. By that year, Liberians were picking up the pieces from the civil conflict that witnessed the exiling of President Taylor and the setting up of National Transitional Government (NTG) headed by one Charles Gyude Bryant. The NTG was an offspring of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) signed in Accra, Ghana in August 2003. The history of the CDC is still being written as you are reading this portion…

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