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In News
Oct 6th, 2013
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Chief Olu Falae | credits: Sunday Aborisade A former Secretary to the Federal Government, Chief Olu Falae, has said he lost a political successor in his son, Deji, who died in the ill-fated Associated Airline on Thursday. Deji, who was the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, led the s...
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In East Africa
Oct 4th, 2013
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  Bodies of drowned migrants are lined up in the port of Lampedusa Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Tens of people died when a ship carrying African migrants toward Italy caught fire and sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, spilling hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said Thursday. Many migr...
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Sep 7th, 2013
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MAIDUGURI — Nigeria’s military says it raided an insurgent camp in the northeast and launched airstrikes over two days, killing at least 50 sect members. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said Friday that the military’s newly formed army division, established to quell the insurgency in the north...
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Jul 29th, 2013
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By JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU ABUJA — ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has described as speculative reports that the strike embarked upon by the union over the inability of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 agreement it willingly entered into with the union would be called off this Thu...
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In Politics
Jul 25th, 2013
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(AFP) – Polls opened on Thursday in parliamentary elections in Togo delayed by months of protests, with the opposition seeking to weaken the ruling family’s decades-long grip on power in the west African nation. Dozens of people were lining up outside a primary school in the capital Lome to cas...
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In Djibouti
Jun 3rd, 2013
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Israel has reached an agreement with an unspecified state willing to absorb illegal Eritrean migrants, and is in advanced talks with two other states seeking to reach similar agreements regarding the deportation of illegal Sudanese migrants. Attorney Yochi Gnessin, who represents the State Prosecutio...
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In Nigeria
Mar 24th, 2013
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Olubunmi Oke, a female journalist working with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Akure, has been released by her abductors. Mrs. Oke , a nursing mother, was kidnapped on Thursday by four gunmen after closing from work at Oba Ile area of Akure, the Ondo State capital. She was said to have been ...
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In Business
Mar 21st, 2013
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(Reuters) – Nigeria’s Zenith Bank listed $850 million worth of its ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange as global depository receipts (GDRs) at $6.80 apiece, the bank said on Thursday. One GDR represents 50 ordinary shares, the bank said, adding that JP Morgan is the depository ba...
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In Nigeria
Feb 21st, 2013
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Nigeria (Reuters) – Seven French hostages abducted by suspected Nigerian Islamist militants have probably been separated into two groups and efforts are continuing to locate them, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday. French, Nigerian and Cameroonian officials earlier denied Fren...
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In South Africa
Feb 14th, 2013
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Johannesburg – Double amputee and Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius has reportedly shot and killed his girlfriend after thinking she was a burglar, Beeld are reporting. The website is reporting that the incident happened at his Silver Lakes home at around 4am on Thursday morning. Details rema...