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Tanzania Releases Jailed Human Rights Lawyer

Jailed Tanzanian human rights lawyer, Tito Magoti, has been freed after a year of calls for his release. Mr Magoti was fined 17.3 million Tanzanian shillings ($7,500; £5,500) on Tuesday. He was arrested in December 2019 alongside an IT specialist Theodory Giyani and charged with economic crimes. They were accused …

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Introducing The Future Africa Leaders Award (FALA)

The Future Africa Leaders’ Award (FALA) is an initiative aimed at exploring and expanding the leadership potentials in Africa, for Africa. Every year, through the Future Africa Leaders Awards, the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International selects deserving young people from across Africa who have demonstrated leadership in meeting challenging needs of …

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American Actress, Tanya Robert Is Dead

Tanya Roberts, an American actress, passed on at age 65. It was gathered that the actress collapsed while out walking her dogs on Christmas Eve, 2020, and was admitted to Cedar-Sinar Hospital in Los Angeles. Her longtime friend and rep made the announcement that she died on Sunday, January 3, …

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Schools Below Tertiary Level In Lagos State To Remain Closed.

All public and private schools below tertiary level in Lagos State have been ordered to remain closed by the State Government indefinitely due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement issued by the Head of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mr Kayode Abayomi. He …

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UNILAG React To The Death Of Former VC, Prof Ibidapo

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has reacted to the death of Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo on Monday. The death of the late Prof. Ibidapo Obe was described as a rude shock and a huge loss to academia. The Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, in a statement, on Monday, said Ibidapo-Obe …

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Sowore, Four Others Arraign Over New Year’s Eve Protest

The convener of RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele sowore and four others have been arraigned before a magistrate court. The defendants were on 1st January 2021 arrested by the Special weapons tactical team in Abuja while protesting to mark the New Year celebration. They were arraigned on a 3 count charge of Criminal …

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River States To Enforce Ban On Street Trading

The Rivers State Government has said that by Monday, January 4, 2021 it will begin enforcement of the ban on street trading and illegal motor parks in the state. During a state broadcast to usher in the New Year, Governor Wike said street trading, illegal motor parks, as well as …

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Youth Protesting Block High Ways In Kastina

Youths in Funtua and Birnin-Gwari area of Katsina state on Saturday blocked a major highway that cuts through these communities in protest against the rising insecurity in the area. Report reveal travellers were delayed for about three hours before the police from Funtua intervened. In December, over 300 schoolboys were …

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Chika Onuegbu, TUC Deputy President Dies

Comrade Chika Onuegbu, the Deputy National President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), is dead. Report reveal that the former Chairman, Rivers State Chapter of TUC and National Industrial Relations Officer of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), died after a brief illness. Sources said he …

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One Man Killed Down During Cult Clash In Osun

On Saturday, one person has been hacked down during a cult clash in Osogbo, Osun State. Some cultist cashed the man to Isale-Osun area and was consequently apprehended at Laro Primary School, workers drive area in Osogbo. It was gathered that the incident occurred around 2:30 to 3 pm on …

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Cameroonian Comedian Tells Cameroonian To Shun Nigerian Artistes

Pancho Cu, a Cameroonian actor and comedian known have called on his fellow countrymen to shun Nigerian artistes and their crafts, claiming Nigerians are selfish. He stated the cold reception given Joeboy recently, pointing out that the Nigerian music star wasn’t given any publicity thus making his visit unceremonial. He, …

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Femi Odekunle, Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Team Member Dies Of Covid-19

Prof. Femi Odekunle, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), is dead. He was the first Nigeria Professor of Criminology.  Odekunle, 77, died at the COVID-19 Isolation Center in Gwagwalada, Abuja, Tuesday evening. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, seemingly made a veiled reference …

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Osun State Release New Guidelines On New Year Crossover

On Tuesday, Osun State government, released the new guidelines concerning cross over night church services across the State. The State Government has decided to allow cross over religious gatherings.  Earlier,  State government last week insisted that it has placed ban on countdown to new year ceremonies or cross over services …

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Nigeria Records 749 New Cases

749 new coronavirus infections has been recorded on Tuesday in Nigeria The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in a tweet via its Twitter account, said the new infections were recorded in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to the health agency, the total number of infections …

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