Ohaneze condemns mistreatment of pro-biafran groups by security operatives, says Boko Haram, militants treated fairly

Ohaneze condemns mistreatment of pro-biafran groups by security operatives, says Boko Haram, militants treated fairly
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The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo, on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to pay the necessary attention to pro-Biafra groups in order to end agitation for Biafra. Nwodo made the appeal while addressing Igbos resident in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The Ohanaeze Ndigbo President-General wondered why security

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Sudan: Sudan Army, SPLM-N Clash and Violate Ceasefire

[Radio Dabanga] Kadugli -The Sudanese army has accused the SPLM-N rebel forces of attacking its soldiers near Kadugli in South Kordofan, after the rebel movement reported that the Sudanese army attacked its position in the area today. The attack violates their unilateral ceasefire and terms drawn up for the lifting

Malawi: Defilement Cases On The Rise

[CSJNews] Rising cases of defilement in the African nation of Malawi begs the question the effectiveness of projects being implemented to address the problem.

Ethiopia: UN Boosts Aid for Ethiopia, Somalia to Head Off Famine

[VOA] U.N. aid agencies are appealing to international donors to provide money to scale up lifesaving operations in drought-stricken Ethiopia and Somalia, where millions of hungry people are at risk of death and illness.

Zimbabwe: Divisions Rock Political Parties As Polls Impend

[CAJ News] Bulawayo -ZIMBABWE'S political landscape is chaotic ahead of polls next year amid the ruling and opposition parties torn by factionalism. Opposition leader, Joice Mujuru, disclosed she had snubbed fellow ex-combatants hopeful of a coalition with her party, dismissing them as agents of the ruling Zanu (PF) to further

Kenya: Is There 1 Police Officer Serving Every 390 Kenyans, As Kenyatta Said?

[Africa Check] Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta claimed that 1 police officer serves every 390 of his citizens, while the UN recommends 1 for every 450. We took on the case of checking whether this is correct.

Manchester City, Monaco set new Champions League record after eight-goal thriller

Manchester City’s 5-3 win over Monaco  on Tuesday night set a new Champions League record. Raheem Sterling opened scoring for the hosts, converting Leroy Sane’s low cross, before Radamel Falcao made it 1-1 with a diving header. Kylian Mbappe’s goal and another from Falcao appeared to set Monaco on their...

Ethiopia: Ethiopia, UAE to Bolster Development Ties

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia's ties with Gulf countries is gaining momentum

Africa: Yes, Health Data Shows That South Africans Drink the Most in Africa

[Africa Check] South Africans drink, get behind the wheel and cause thousands of road deaths per year, the BBC recently highlighted. In fact, the country's people drink on average the most of 53 African countries, data from the World Health Organisation shows.

Ethiopia: Govt, Finland to Work On Increasing Access, Quality Education

[Ethiopian Herald] Education Ministry said Finland would work jointly with the ministry in increasing access to quality education across the country.

Ethiopia: Premier Lays Baeker Integrated Agro-Industrial Park Cornerstone

[Ethiopian Herald] Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn laid a cornerstone for Baeker Integrated Agro-Industrial Park yesterday in Humera, town of western Tigray State.

Champions League: If we don’t score as many goals as possible in Monaco, we’re out – Guardiola

Champions League: If we don’t score as many goals as possible in Monaco, we’re out – Guardiola
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Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, has noted that his side will need to be more prolific and score more goals to enable them advance to the next round of the Champions League. Man. City fought from 3-2 down in an extraordinary round-of-16 first leg against the French side to win

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South African court says govt's ICC withdrawal is unconstitutional

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A decision by South Africa to withdraw from the International Criminal...

Why I converted from Christianity to Islam – Young millionaire confesses [VIDEO]

Why I converted from Christianity to Islam – Young millionaire confesses [VIDEO]
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A man identified as Ishaq Mustaqim has narrated why he converted from Christianity to Islam. Mustaqim, a young millionaire who made his fortune from criminal activities disclosed how he took to the life of crime from the age of 13, resulting to juvenile jail sentence on him. He narrated that

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Africa: At Least 74 Migrants Found Dead on Libyan Shores

[VOA] The Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday at least 74 bodies of African migrants have been recovered from the shores along Libya's northern coast.

Zimbabwe: EU Marks Mugabe's 93rd Birthday With Renewed Sanctions

[VOA] The world's oldest leader, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, turns 93 Tuesday. The European Union marked the occasion by renewing sanctions against the president and members of his government.

Egbesu shrine: Gbaramatu Traditional Council hails presidency’s order on return of golden sword

Egbesu shrine: Gbaramatu Traditional Council hails presidency’s order on return of golden sword
Ijaw graduates lay siege to Chevron in Warri over sacked employee

The Gbaramatu Traditional Council in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State has hailed the Presidency for a recent order issued to the Nigerian Army to immediate return the ancestral sword it allegedly took from Egbesu Shrine back to the Gbaramatu Kingdom. The Secretary of Gbaramatu Traditional Council, Chief

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I was sold off in Libya, drank urine daily as meal – Returnee recounts

I was sold off in Libya, drank urine daily as meal – Returnee recounts
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A lady, Miss Gift Peters, who was among the fresh batch of 171 Nigerians deported from Libya has narrated her ordeal. She recounted how she got to Libya 11 months ago after being deceived that she was being taken to Germany. Recall that barely a week after no fewer than

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South Africa: Inside Former Power Utility Chief's Paradise

[News24Wire] It might not have a shebeen, but the upmarket residential estate former Eskom boss Brian Molefe now calls home boasts plenty of other perks for "discerning families".

South Africa: Cyberspying - the Ghost in Your Machine

[Daily Maverick] Whether it's Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants or French police forcing a Muslim woman to remove her burqa, we live in a time when governments openly terrrorise citizens. Underpinning the violence: the "security state" - a cosy enclave where we can be beaten, searched, and have our privacy

Uganda: Govt Denies Museveni, Besigye Talks Reports

Uganda: Govt Denies Museveni, Besigye Talks Reports[Monitor] Kampala -Government has responded to reports indicating that it is involved in behind the scene talks with the largest Opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), with a view of finding an amicable solution to the country's political questions.

We are working to produce Igbo president – Ohaneze

We are working to produce Igbo president – Ohaneze
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The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has stated that it is working for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in no distant time. The President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Anambra, Mr Damian Okeke-Ogene, who made this statement on Tuesday, said the Chief Nnia Nwodo-led executive of the organization would

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Amaechi is a liar, Wike never booked 150 hotel rooms for guests in Lagos – Rivers group

Amaechi is a liar, Wike never booked 150 hotel rooms for guests in Lagos – Rivers group
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The Rivers Support Initiative, RSI, has faulted a recent statement credited to Chibuike Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, that Rivers Governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike procured 150 hotel rooms in Lagos for guests in celebration of his award on Saturday by a national daily, as the Best Performing Governor in 2016. In

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Another 171 stranded Nigerians deported from Libya [PHOTOS]

Another 171 stranded Nigerians deported from Libya [PHOTOS]
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Barely a week after no fewer than 162 Nigerians were brought back by the Federal Government from Libya, another batch of 171 Nigerians were Tuesday deported. They were brought into the country through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos. They landed at the cargo section of the airport at

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Britain pledges extra $250 million to fight famine in South Sudan, Somalia

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will provide additional aid money to South Sudan, where famine has been...

We stay 5 weeks without light – Women affairs minister, Alhassan

We stay 5 weeks without light – Women affairs minister, Alhassan
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The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Jummai Alhassan has lamented the consistent blackout at the Federal Secretariat in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja. She hinted that the delay in submitting necessary documents for the 2017 budget defense to the House of Representatives was as a result

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Tanzania: 'Sweet Talk of Bitter Sugar Shortage'

[Daily News] Morogoro -A planned sugar plant -- joint project of two public pension funds PPF and NSSF - is billed to significantly offset demand and eventually lower prices of the sweetener when production peaks at an annual 200,000 tons.

South Africa: Claim That 13 Million International Migrants Live in South Africa Wildly Incorrect

[Africa Check] A South African political party leader's incorrect claim that 13 million foreign-born migrants live in the country is in part based on a debunked claim shared by an investigative television show.

MURIC backs Sanusi over plans to bar Kano men from marrying more than one wife

MURIC backs Sanusi over plans to bar Kano men from marrying more than one wife
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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has hailed the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II over plans to bar Kano men from marrying more than one wife. The group, while describing the proposal as a good development, noted that it conformed with the pronouncements of the Glorious Qur’an on marriage. Sanusi,

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South Africa: No Data Shows That 800,000 Nigerians Live in South Africa

[Africa Check] As xenophobic violence rears its head again in South Africa, a widely quoted figure of how many Nigerians live in South Africa is completely unsupported.