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Fayose declares Thursday half-working day to welcome freed state’s finance commissioner, AG

The Ekiti state Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has declared tomorrow, Thursday 12th October, 2017 a half-working day for civil servant following the release of the detained state’s Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo and the Accountant General, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Recall that the EFCC had arrested the duo almost 14 days ago ...

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Liberia election results delayed as Boakai, George Weah battle to replace Sirleaf

George Weah Liberia’s election results were delayed on Wednesday by hitches at a number of polling stations, with Vice President Joseph Boakai and footballer George Weah seen as the frontrunners to succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.     The National Elections Commission (NEC) is expected to announce the first official results from the presidential and legislative elections on Thursday. If no ...

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Kidnapping: Judge hands-off Evans case

Justice Abdulazeez Anka of the Federal High Court, Lagos on Wednesday declined to hear a fundamental rights suit filed by suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans. Evans is seeking N300 million damages for his illegal detention. Anka said that the case file would be returned to the Administrative Judge for further directive.   The judge had earlier heard the case ...

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Police arrest Davido, quiz aides over friend’s death

Investigation into the death of Dagbo Umeke, friend of hip- pop artist, David Adeleke , popularly known as Davido, took a different dimension Wednesday, following his arrest, upon discovery that his statement was laced with falsehood. Davido , during investigation, reportedly told investigative team at Lion Building division , Lagos Island , that he was not at Shisha bar , ...

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Deadly ‘supercell’ storm scatters ships in South Africa

Moored ships were blown away as a “supercell thunderstorm” swept through South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region, killing at least 11 people. The dead include a child swept away by rising waters and two patients killed when a wall collapsed at the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, near Durban, the region’s main city. nMotorists were stranded for hours as gale force winds and ...

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$5.5 billion loan: Buhari Is mortgaging our children’s future – PDP

Prince Dayo Adeyeye Nigeria`s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed shock in the planned $5.5 Billion loan the Federal Government has applied for and written to the Nigerian Senate for approval.         In a press release signed by the party`s National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the PDP considered the idea as an attempt ...

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Nigeria schools: Kaduna primary teachers fail pupils’ exam

Thousands of primary school teachers in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state are to be sacked after failing the exams they set for their six-year-old pupils, according to BBC report. State governor Nasir El-Rufai said 21,780 teachers, two-thirds of the total, had failed to score 75% or higher on assessments given to pupils. He said 25,000 new teachers would be recruited to ...

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Trump threatens broadcaster NBC after nuclear report

US President Donald Trump has raised the prospect of challenging media licences for NBC News and other news networks after unfavourable reports. He took aim at NBC, which made him a star on The Apprentice, after it reported he wanted to boost America’s nuclear arsenal almost tenfold. Mr Trump labelled the report “fake news” and “pure fiction”. NBC also angered ...

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Catalonia: Spain issues deadline to separatists

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given Catalonia’s separatist leader five days to say whether or not he has declared independence. If Carles Puigdemont confirms he has, he will be given a further three days to withdraw the declaration. Failing that, Madrid will invoke Article 155 of the constitution allowing it to suspend the region’s autonomy and impose direct rule. ...

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