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Laurent Gbagbo Becomes A Free Man

Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo, the first former head of state to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), has been declared a freeman. See His supporters were seen gathered on the grass outside jubilating. After a decade, Mr Gbagbo and his co-accused Charles Ble Goude can now return home …

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Liberia Imposes Curfew On Maryland After Violent Demonstrations

Liberia’s President George Weah has declared a night-time curfew on Maryland after days of violent demonstrations involving tens of thousands of mostly female protesters. Local media reported that at least 90 inmates on Wednesday escaped from prison during the protests in Harper city, near the border with Ivory Coast. Police …

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Acute Shortage Of Oxygen In Kenya Hospitals

Kenya’s ministry of health has disclosed that there has been an acute shortage of oxygen in hospitals across the country. This was said to have been caused by a rising number of Covid-19 cases as the country experiences the third wave. On Monday, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe stated that Kenyans …

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Ramaphosa Demands ANC Members Facing Charges To Resign

South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has ordered members of his party that is being charged with corruption that they must resign within 30 days of or face suspension. He made this known while addressing an executive meeting of the African National Congress. Party officials have also been asked to compile …

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Buhari Appoints Five New Principal Officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has made five appointments into the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI). He appointed five principal officers as coordinating directors in progress of the on-going restructuring by his government to reposition the agency for better performance. This was made public in a letter dated March …

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50 Cows Die Mysteriously In Ondo Community

About 50 cows have died in mysterious circumstances in Akungba-Akoko, Akoko Southwest Local Government Area of Ondo state. It was gathered that the incident occurred on Monday evening at Ibaka area of the community. A source told newsmen that the cows died after eating something suspected to be poisonous.  “My …

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Fed Govt Seeks More Cash

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari met with the leaders of the National Assembly in the State House, Abuja to discuss raising a Supplementary Budget to fund COVID-19 vaccination and acquisition of more military equipment. Senate President Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila revealed some …

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Benue State: Catholic Priest Shot Dead

On Tuesday morning, at about 10 am, a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr Fabian Ngugban of Aye Twar parish, Agu Centre near Sai, Katsina-Ala LGA, was shot dead by unknown gunmen. A source who resides in the area told newsmen that gunmen invaded the community and were shooting sporadically before gunning …

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South Africa Triumphs As 400m J&j Vaccines Secured For African Continent

On Monday, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) said African countries will be able to access up to 400 million Covid-19 vaccine doses from US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson. The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is chairperson of the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVATT), an initiative to help the …

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INEC trains workers on political party management

On Monday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) opened a three-day workshop in Kaduna for electoral officers responsible for monitoring elections and political parties. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC is being supported by the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) to train the workers on Party …

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Malawi’s Ex-President Blamed For Run-Down State House

Local media has reported that Malawi’s presidency has blamed the former administration for a neglected state house despite funds being allocated for renovations. It was said that the president has had to move to Mtunthama state residence for a month as renovations begin in the Kamuzu Palace. The vice-president is …

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Fire Destroys Shops In Osun

Osun State Fire Service has confirmed that its men saved items worth over N100 million in a fire incident that occurred at the Post Office area, Osogbo, on Sunday. The fire was said to have destroyed three-row shops at the old PZ building, Station Road, Osogbo, destroying goods. It was …

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Four Feared Dead In Akwa Cult Clash

Four people have been feared killed in a clash suspected to be another cult war in Awka, Anambra State. It was gathered that one of the victims was beheaded while his head was wrapped and taken away in a sack. The cult war was said to have started on Saturday …

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Prophet Bushiri’s Daughter, Israella Dies

Malawian Christian preacher, Shepherd Bushiri, has announced the death of his eight-year-old daughter, Israella. However, Bushiri, did not say the cause of his daughter’s death but pointed out that doctors have told him her life could have been saved if Malawi authorities had not prevented her from leaving the country …

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Okorocha And Eze Ilomuanya Clash Inside Air Peace Plane

Former Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha and the Obi of Obinugwu, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, clashed on Sunday aboard an Air Peace flight to Abuja. The newsmen gathered that Ilomuanya, the traditional ruler confronted Okorocha, the Imo West Senator, who was seated next to him, he then hit the politician with his …

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President Buhari Approves Re-appointment Of Okoh As BPE DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced his approval of the renewal of the appointment of Alexander Okoh as the Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) for the second term of four years. This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Office of …

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School Principal Removed For Brutalizing Student

Father John Asen, a school principal of Mt St Gabriel’s Secondary School in Benue State has been removed shortly after reports of brutalizing a student. He was directed to proceed on administrative leave immediately after pictures of apparent brutality of a student of the school trended on social media. Most …

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EFCC Arrests 24 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ogun State.

Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have allegedly arrested 24 Internet Fraudsters in Ogun State. The suspected criminals were arrested at their various residence in March 21, 2021 around Sango area, Ogun state. The suspects are Oladele Adebola Felix, Oladitan Olakunle Dauda, Olapade Olawale Segun, …

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