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Jul 15th, 2012
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Adams Oshiomhole, as the winner of the July 14th governorship elections in Edo State. The incumbent governor polled 477,478 votes-73.72 per cent of 647,698 total votes cast-to defeat h...
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Jul 12th, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor We have a good cause to be concerned at the damage being done to our national interests by the judgement debt problem. Having already assumed partisan political dimensions, this problem has gripped the public and will be a major campaign issue for Election 2012. Here is why:...
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Jul 4th, 2012
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Abuja – An explosion went off on Tuesday at a shopping centre in the Nigerian capital Abuja, where an unexploded bomb was later discovered, rescue officials said. The first blast happened at about 21:00 at a shopping plaza in the city’s Wuse II district, spokesperson for the National Emer...
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Jun 26th, 2012
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Gunmen with explosives attacked two police stations Tuesday in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, previously a target of major violence by Islamist group Boko Haram, police and residents said. Meanwhile, residents reported gunfire and blasts around another police station in the northeastern city of ...
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Jun 25th, 2012
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NAIROBI — A Kenyan court charged two Iranian nationals with illegal possession of explosives Monday, a day after a grenade attack on a bar in the southern city of Mombasa that killed three people. The Iranians, whom police said they arrested last week over suspected links to a terror network planning...
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Jun 25th, 2012
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Scores of people are feared dead after a landslide struck villages in a mountainous region of eastern Uganda, officials say. The Ugandan Red Cross told the BBC that the landslide had buried at least 15 homes in Bududa district. Villages affected are near Mount Elgon, a major tourist attraction, which...
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Jun 25th, 2012
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Winnipeg police have made an arrest in the deaths of three women reported missing within the last year. Shawn Cameron Lamb, 52, has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder in connection to the deaths of Carolyn Sinclair, 25, Tanya Jane Nepinak, 31, and Lorna Blacksmith, 18. Police Chie...
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In DR Congo
Jun 25th, 2012
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The International Monetary Fund is giving what it calls a “promising” economic outlook for the Democratic Republic of Congo. The head of a just-completed IMF mission to Congo, Robert York, projected Monday that the country’s economy will expand 7 percent this year, with inflation in the single ...
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Jun 25th, 2012
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The commander of U.S. forces for Africa, Army General Carter Ham, said Monday that the U.S. military is increasing its operations on the continent as terrorist groups begin to work closer together to carry out attacks in the region. The head of the U.S. Africa Command, General Carter Ham, said the te...
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Jun 25th, 2012
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ABUJA — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday vowed to “decisively deal” with members of Islamist sect Boko Haram which has pressed on with attacks that have claimed hundreds of lives. “A faceless group of enemies of our democracy and prosperity of our nation have continued...