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Nigerian Politics: I’m not a mole – George Ikoli

Nigerian Politics: I’m not a mole – George Ikoli

  By Ebireri Henry Ovie   A People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Bayelsa State, Anthony George-Ikoli has dismissed reports that he is a mole working in the interest of former Bayelsa State governor, Timipre Sylva. Ikoli said the allegations are being made because of his closeness to Sylva. ‘’The only reason why this […]

Nigeria: How Imo Deputy Governor, Irona Saved Electricity Vandal From Lynching

  By Kingsley Ufon Facts have emerged on how the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Engr. Gerald Irona saved an alleged electricity installations vandal in Oguta area of Imo State from lynching by an angry mob. The suspect, whose name was simply given as Chidi, also known as ‘Chidi chassis’, a native of the area […]

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Nigeria: Women In Kaduna Community Protest Erratic Power Supply

  By Iliya Kure Women of Unguwan Doma Community in Gonin-Gora, Kaduna, have staged a peaceful protest for “living in darkness” and “exorbitant charges” on electricity by Kaduna Electric Distribution Company (KEDCO). The women who took the protest to the KEDCO Office, Federal Housing & Gwagwada Service Centre , Kaduna, were chanting songs and raising […]

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South Africa Is Running Out Of Time To Fixing Its Ailing Finances

  By Seán Mfundza Muller South Africa’s public finances are in a perilous state. There are four main reasons for this. First, economic growth is low or non-existent. Second, tax revenue collection is repeatedly below forecasts. Third, debt levels have risen rapidly and are now at their highest levels in the post-apartheid era. Fourth, the […]

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Hajj 2019: 2 Million Muslims Approach Holy Site In Saudi Arabia

  About two million Muslims from around the world on Friday began heading to a holy site in Saudi Arabia, marking the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Islam’s largest gathering. The pilgrims, including 1.8 million from outside the monarchy, were being transported by bus to the desert valley of Mina, around seven kilometres from […]

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Nigeria: Plateau Launches 4-Day Immunisation Against Meningitis

  Plateau Government on Friday launched immunisation of children against meningitis to checkmate any outbreaks of the disease in the state. Dr, Livinus Miapkwap, the Executive Secretary, Plateau Primary Healh Care Board (PHC) who launched the four-day immunisation in Jos,  as he described the meningitis vaccine as “cheap” and “very safe”. The executive secretary said […]

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Blind Female Suicide Bomber Kills Mogadishu Mayor – Official

  The suicide bomber who killed the mayor of Mogadishu and six other people in July was a blind, female employee of the municipal government, Somalia’s internal security ministry on Friday said. The suicide bomber was assisted by a fellow worker to carry out the act, ministry added. The al Qaeda-linked Islamist militant group al […]

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Canadian Held In Syria Freed In Beirut

  A Canadian citizen held by the Syrian government since 2018 has been released in Lebanon on Friday and broke down in tears at a news conference, saying he thought he will be held forever.   “I didn’t know if anyone knew if I was alive,” said Kristian Baxter, struggling to speak as he choked […]

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