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10 killed as Fulanis renew violence in Taraba communities!

At least 10 people have been killed and several houses burnt in fresh violence that erupted on Tuesday in Taraba State North Eastern Nigeria, witnesses say. But police said six people died in the clashes between the Fulani and Mummuye ethnic groups in Lau Local Government area of the state. Since last Friday, there have been pockets of violence and ...

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Morocco rejoins African Union as South Africa’s ANC condemns its occupation of the Western Sahara

  South Africa’s ruling party regrets Morocco’s readmission into AU South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday expressed regret over the readmission of Morocco to the African Union (AU). “The ANC notes the regrettable decision by the AU to readmit Morocco into the organisation,’’ ANC national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said in a statement. The 54-member AU voted overwhelmingly ...

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South African lawyer who jailed Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend has resigned

Gerrie Nel, the South African prosecutor who obtained a jail sentence for Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend has resigned, a spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Tuesday.   Pistorius is the double-amputee former Olympic sprinter who killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by firing four shots through a bathroom door in his Pretoria home on ...

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Just 10 days after he left office, Barack Obama joins protest against President Trump

Like former US presidents, Obama should walk a fine line and avoid knocking his successor! Breaking his silence only 10 days after he left office, former President Barack Obama has backed nationwide protests against President Donald Trump’s Refugee Order on Monday.   In a strongly worded statement issued through a spokesman, Kevin Lewis, and reported by networks, Mr. Obama said ...

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Rivers Police Commissioner who blocked DSS from raiding judge’s home has passed on

The Rivers State Police Commissioner Francis Bolaji Odesanya is dead. Mr Odesanya was said to have died on Tuesday, January 31 morning at an unnamed hospital outside Nigeria after a brief illness. Rivers state commissioner of police Francis Bolaji Odesanya reportedly died outside Nigeria’s shores. Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, told journalists that Mr. Odesanya passed on while receiving treatment in India. ...

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I am not a servant to Ugandans; I am fighting for myself – President Museveni [WATCH VIDEO]

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s recent “I’m not your servant” remark “should worry us all”, an editorial comment by Uganda’s Daily Monitor said on Sunday.   Museveni left many in Uganda disappointed last week after he said that he was not a “servant” – for Ugandans – but a “political fighter”.   The veteran leader said this during the east African ...

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Naira Hits 499 per dollar in the Black Market

Lagos – Nigeria’s naira was quoted as low as 499 to the dollar on the black market on Tuesday, 39 percent weaker than on the official market, where the central bank has been selling the greenback to support the local currency. On the official market, the naira was quoted at 305.25 on Tuesday, the level it has been trading at ...

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Meet the Chinese army surveyor whom India has imprisoned for 54 years

In 1963 a Chinese army surveyor crossed into India and was captured, weeks after a war between the countries. Wang Qi has been unable to leave India ever since – and longs to see his family in China. BBC Hindi’s Vineet Khare met him.   Tirodi village is a nearly five-hour drive from the nearest airport in Nagpur in central ...

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[PHOTOS] Two female robber nabbed in Port Harcourt with sophisticated master keys

Monday was a sad day of reckoning for two female members of a robbery gang after they were nabbed in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital with sophisticated master keys. The suspects, identified only as Favour and Uchechi from Abia and Imo state respectively, allegedly use the master keys to penetrate unsuspecting victims’ doors after they have gone out for work ...

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Trump signs executive order to make life easier for small business owners

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order designed to cut the number of regulations affecting US businesses.   It is just the latest in a flurry of decisions made by President Trump in his first few days in office.   He signed the order in front of a group of business people, saying it was aimed at “cutting regulations ...

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