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General Sami Anan to Run in Egypt’s Presidential Election

General Sami Anan to Run in Egypt’s Presidential Election

🕔10:33, 12.Jan 2018

“The party leaders took a decision for General Sami Anan’s candidacy and informed him of the decision and there was no problem at all and no objection,” from him, said Sami Balah, the secretary general of the Arabism Egypt Party.

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73 People Killed in Violence Between Herdsmen and Farmers Laid to Rest in Mass Burial

73 People Killed in Violence Between Herdsmen and Farmers Laid to Rest in Mass Burial

🕔09:58, 12.Jan 2018

“Something that is disturbing that I have heard about is linking those developments to the fact that a Fulani man is president and so, he is brooking such kind of evil acts,” said the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, this week, adding that such violence predated Buhari’s administration. The herdsmen are mostly Muslim and the settled farmers are often Christian.

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INEC Issues Certificate of Registration to 21 Newly Registered Political Parties

INEC Issues Certificate of Registration to 21 Newly Registered Political Parties

🕔15:08, 11.Jan 2018

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said at the certificates presentation ceremony new parties said that compliance with the judgment of the Federal High Court, the Commission had also registered the Socialist Party of Nigeria. “We have already issued the Certificate of Registration to the SPN.

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Xenophobia! Nigerians Hospitalised, Shops Burnt in New South African Attacks

Xenophobia! Nigerians Hospitalised, Shops Burnt in New South African Attacks

🕔14:23, 11.Jan 2018

Mr. Nwanedo said that four Nigerians caught by the taxi drivers were beaten and are in critical condition in the hospital while some shops belonging to Nigerians had been torched. “As I speak to you, we are afraid because the attacks have continued and our members are still in hiding.

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Tunisia Deploys Army to Tackle Protests, Over 300 Protesters Arrested

Tunisia Deploys Army to Tackle Protests, Over 300 Protesters Arrested

🕔13:31, 11.Jan 2018

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday accused the opposition of fuelling dissent by calling for more protests. “Three hundred and thirty people involved in acts of sabotage and robbery were arrested last night,” interior Ministry spokesman Khelifa Chibani said bringing the number of detainees since the protests began to around 600.

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Deaths, Bloods on Nigeria Streets: Amnesty Calls On Buhari to End Gruesome Killings

Deaths, Bloods on Nigeria Streets: Amnesty Calls On Buhari to End Gruesome Killings

🕔17:09, 10.Jan 2018

Responding to a spate of killings in Nigeria over the past week by herdsmen, ethnic militias and cult groups which have left dozens dead across parts of Benue, Kaduna, Rivers and Taraba States, the Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, in a statement expressed disappointment that no one has been brought to book. According to him, the government must make better use of its resources to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Herdsmen Killings Not President Buhari’s Fault: Malam Garba Shehu Tells Nigerians

Herdsmen Killings Not President Buhari’s Fault: Malam Garba Shehu Tells Nigerians

🕔16:35, 10.Jan 2018

Shehu also said Buhari held the view, as many experts also do, that these conflicts are more often than not caused by major demographic changes in Nigeria, recalling that when Nigeria attained independence, the population of the country was estimated at about 63 million. “Today, the population is estimated at close to 200 million, while the land size has not changed and will not change. Urban sprawl and development have simply reduced land area both for peasant farming and cattle grazing.

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Shehu Sani to Buhari: Stop Pampering Fulani Herdsmen

Shehu Sani to Buhari: Stop Pampering Fulani Herdsmen

🕔19:59, 9.Jan 2018

Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Senatorial District, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to stop protecting Fulani herdsmen, saying their murderous attacks on farmers in various parts of the country have eroded the integrity of the government. Mr. Sani’s offered his advice in a press statement issued on Sunday. Titled “Herdsmen and Helmsmen”, the statement condemned the repeated horrors visited on farmers by the herdsmen.

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A Court Judgment That May Reshape Nigerian Politics

A Court Judgment That May Reshape Nigerian Politics Updated

🕔19:45, 9.Jan 2018

Often, the disinherited candidates skulk away to a corner to sulk quietly. If they complain loudly or, worse, head to court to seek justice, they are accused of disloyalty and charged with anti-party activities. Dreading the backlash that comes with such stigma, many a Nigerian political aspirant, when defrauded by their political party, remains mum.

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Abia APC Rally, A Journey Back to Egypt

Abia APC Rally, A Journey Back to Egypt

🕔16:24, 9.Jan 2018

Typical of a political party that does nothing right and gets everything wrong, the All Progressives Congress, APC, finally announces its readiness to hold what it terms a “mega rally” in Abia State after postponing the said rally several times in the past due to unending internal wrangling and a fear of embarrassment it might suffer from the poor attendance that was obvious to be the lot of such a rally.

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