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Jan 31st, 2013
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Agnieszka Flak, Reuters – Ivory Coast are treating their African Cup of Nations quarter-final against fellow heavyweights Nigeria like a title match as the tournament favourites bid to end a decade of disappointment. The West African giants set up Sunday’s clash in Rustenburg after the Iv...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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Jeremy Keenan On 12 October 2012, the UN Security Council voted unanimously in favour of a French-drafted resolution asking Mali’s government to draw up plans for a military mission to re-establish control over the northern part of Mali, an area of the Sahara bigger than France. Known as Azawad by lo...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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by Okoi Ofem Obono Obla Today I fortuitously  appeared before Honourable Justice Abubukar Talba presiding over in Court No. 13 of the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.  Honourable Justice Talba is in the midst of a huge controversy and national out cry over a judgment he ...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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Mario Balotelli’s turbulent Manchester City career is over after the club confirmed the controversial striker has completed his move to Milan. Balotelli, who passed a medical on Thursday morning, joined City in 2010, making 80 appearances and scoring 30 goals. The 22-year-old, who pulled out of...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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By Ben Ezeamalu,Premium Times (Abuja) The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has issued the Nigerian government a seven-day ultimatum to engage former World Bank Vice President, Oby Ezekwesili, in a public debate. The group, on Wednesday, urged the federal government to appoint Informati...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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Former Minister of the FCT, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday described former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasir el-Rufai’s re-tweet on Jesus Christ as reckless. El-Rufai allegedly made a blasphemous re-tweet ealier in the week for w...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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Two passenger trains packed with school kids and rush-hour commuters collided near the South Africa capital Pretoria on Thursday, injuring up to 300 people, medics said. The accident took place before 8am when a commuter train heading from the suburbs to the capital ploughed into a stationary train o...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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A press release sent from my friend Joe Mirabella at All Out: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2013 Cameroonian President Paul Biya said in Paris on Wednesday that minds in the country are evolving on the subject of gay people. The statement followed a global outcry from global movement for equality...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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TALES AZZONI AP Sports RUSTENBURG, South Africa (AP) — It was a wild return to the African Cup of Nations for Ethiopia even though it failed to get past the group stage. Two goalkeepers were sent off, the team’s federation was fined because of misbehaving fans and it scored its first tour...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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By John A. Akec “A pound improvement in governance leads to a tenfold increase in prosperity” – Author’s personal conviction BACKGROUND INTRODUCTION This is the second and final part of the article which I published recently under the same title. The central theme of the first part of the...