By IAfrica
In South Africa
Mar 10th, 2014
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The evidence given by pathologists as to exactly how Reeva Steenkamp met her death was always going to be grim. In an article last year, we predicted:  “Like Anene [Booysen], Reeva risks becoming simply the site for the violence of an angry man. We will pore over coroner reports of where t...
By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 10th, 2014
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Kwara State government will employ 8,200 youths to reduce unemployment. Of this figure, the state will employ about 5,000 in the first quarter, Secretary to the State Government Isiaka Gold told reporters yesterday. Gold, who also chairs the Committee on Quickwin Empowerment and Employment Programme,...
By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 10th, 2014
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The National President of Tombo Development Association (TODA), Isaac Gbaa, has said 31 people have beaen killed by mercenaries since the attack on Tombo settlement started last Thursday. In a statement in Makurdi, Gbaa said 20 people were killed in Tse Ibwar, Tse Dzungwe, Tse Gbeleve, Avule, Tatse, ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Mar 10th, 2014
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Mathunjwa arrived at last Thursday’s march, his hands clasped behind his back, with someone holding an umbrella to protect him from the sun/rain (in Gauteng, who knows these days?). He stepped onto the road, between the Union Buildings and his AMCU comrades, before his colleagues joined him on ...
By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 10th, 2014
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The Emir of Ngelzarma in Fune Local Government of Yobe State, Mahammadu Mai Yeri Ibn Isa II, is dead. The emir was reported to have died in an accident in Gerei, Adamawa State, yesterday. The Secretary of the Emirate Council, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Mai Yeri, who confirmed the death in Damaturu, said Yer...
By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 10th, 2014
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The police in Akwa Ibom State have arrested five persons in connection with the theft of a three-day-old baby girl. Police Commissioner Umar Gwadabe listed them as Miss Imaobong Udoh (baby’s mother), Mrs. Regina James (buyer) and Mfon James (her husband), Mrs. Comfort Henry (birth attendant) an...
By Our Reporter
In Nigeria
Mar 10th, 2014
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The Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Ibn-Garbai, has directed residents of the state to fast for three days, beginning today, “for divine intervention on the Boko Haram insurgency.’’ In a statement issued yesterday in Maiduguri, the emir said: “I am appealing to residents of the state...
By Our Reporter
In Nigeria
Mar 10th, 2014
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to visit Yobe State to commiserate with the bereaved families of the schoolchildren murdered by terrorists last month. In a statement issued in Lagos yesterday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, t...
By Our Reporter
In Nigeria
Mar 10th, 2014
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Top Nigerian music producer and movie director Harry Mordi, popularly known as Hcode, has passed on. He died of asthma on Saturday night. Hcode, who was in his 20s, was popular for some great musical works, including Get Down, a collaborative work between Tuface Idibia and Vector. He returned to Nige...
By Letters
In Nigeria
Mar 10th, 2014
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SIR: “Weep not, child, weep not, my darling, with these kisses let me remove your tears; the ravening  clouds shall not long be victorious.  They shall not long possess the sky – shall devour the stars only in apparition; Jupiter shall emerge-be patient-watch again another night...