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South Africa’s President Zuma to face court case, impeachment

President Jacob Zuma is gearing himself for a tumultuous day on Tuesday with the Gauteng High Court addressing his corruption case and Parliament voting on an impeachment order against him. The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) which has spent the past six years challenging the dropping of corruption charges against Mr. Zuma, which paved the way for him to become ...

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Nigeria nuclear agency workers begin strike over conditions of service

Workers of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) on Monday commenced a three-day warning strike over alleged poor conditions of service, maladministration, impunity and abuse of office by its management. The action came at the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum by the NNRA Branch of the Petroleum & Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) to the management to ...

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Abba Moro to be remanded in Kuje prison

A former minister of interior, Comrade Abba Moro and other accused persons in the 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment scam is to be remanded in Kuje prison custody. At the court sitting today, February 29, the three accused having listened to all the charges against them said they were not guilty. After taking their pleas, the prosecuting counsel, Aliyu Yusuf ...

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Good Morning Africa 29th February 2016 – Abba Moro in Trouble

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the clashes between herdsmen and indigenes of communities in Benue State in central Nigeria. A statement by a spokesman for the President, Garba Shehu, said Mr Buhari expressed deep shock at the latest incident during the past week, which led to hundreds of deaths in four communities in Agatu, Benue State. He ...

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Al-Shabaab militants claim deadly car bomb in Somali capital

The death toll rose to 14 on Saturday from massive bomb blasts outside a Mogadishu hotel and a park that was claimed by Somalia’s Shebab Islamists, government and medical sources said. Eighteen people were wounded in Friday’s bombings, two of whom succumbed to their injuries on Saturday, Dr Mohamed Moalim of the Medina hospital in the Somali capital told AFP. ...

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CHANGE OF PROMISE: I will not Pay N5000 to Unemployed Nigerians as I Promised – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he has other priority than to pay N5,000 to unemployed Nigerians as he and his Party promised during the 2015 Presidential Campaigns. He made the remark in Saudi Arabia over the weekend. He stated that he would rather channel resources into the building of infrastructure, education, agriculture and mining to create employment opportunities for ...

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N675m fraud: FG arraigns ex-minister, Moro, today

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign the immediate past Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja today. Moro will be arraigned on an 11-count charge bordering on alleged procurement fraud, obtaining by false pretence, as well as money laundering. It was gathered from informed sources that the Chief ...

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NCC imposes fresh fine on MTN

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has imposed a fine of N12 million on MTN Nigeria for breach of the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) business rules and regulations. The regulatory body also slammed a sanction of N22 million against Globacom Ltd (Glo) over the same offence. This was revealed in NCC’s 2015 Q4 compliance monitoring and enforcement report. In its Q3 ...

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Suicide bomber kills 11 in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber killed an Afghan militia commander and at least 10 others in the eastern province of Kunar near the border with Pakistan on Saturday, officials said. Provincial Governor Wahidullah Kalimzai said the bomber rode up on a motorcycle to the entrance of the government compound in the town of Asadabad and blew himself up. At least another 40 ...

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Hero Police Chief Stopped Kansas Shooter, Governor Says

NBC News: The police officer who fatally shot the man who killed three and injured 14 in Kansas, stopping him from shedding more blood, was identified Friday as the chief of police in the town where the gunman was finally stopped. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday called Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder a hero. He said Schroeder was the ...

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