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On The Dashboard 09-05-17 (Chibok Girls Refuse To Leave Boko Haram, Andy Ubah VS DSS and NNPC)

A semi-casual rundown of political and societal events in Nigeria and Africa. [Sound By: South West Seven – The Only One (Kolour Ltd)] Share

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7.44 Trillion Naira Budget: National Assembly increase 2017 Budget by N143 Billion

The House of Representatives on Tuesday received the report of 2017 N7.30tn Appropriation Bill from its Committee on Appropriation for final consideration.   The report indicated that the committee increased the budget to N7.44tn, representing an addition of about N143bn to the one presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on Dec. 14, 2016.   After the receipt of the bill, the ...

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19 Northern governors have abandoned President Buhari in his moment of trial says Arewa group

‎A socio-political organisation, Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), has described as “wicked, callous, selfish and insensitive”, the decision of the 19 Northern governors to “abandon President Muhammadu Buhari in his moment of trial.” According to them, instead of informing their citizens about the true situation surrounding the President, the governors have engaged themselves in schemes and underhand deals meant to ...

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Ahead of presidential elections in South Korea, North Korea calls for peace and a new era of unification [LOOK]

South Korea has placed its military on high alert ahead of its presidential elections, just as its North Korean neighbour has called to put an end to the decades-long inter-Korean confrontation.” Pyongyang has suggested that Seoul pave the way for a “new era of unification” to maintain peace between the two sides.   Voting will open on 9 May to ...

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Facebook launch advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news ahead of Britain’s election

Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election.   Facebook has come under intense pressure to tackle the spread of false stories, which came to prominence during the U.S. presidential election in 2016 ...

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6 killed, 10 injured during car bomb attack in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

At least six people were killed and about 10 injured Monday in a car bomb attack in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, a police officer on the scene told AFP.   The car exploded next to an Italian cafe on a key thoroughfare in the centre of the city which leads to the presidential palace, in the latest such attack in the ...

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In The News Today 08-05-2017

A brief report of some of the major headlines in Nigeria and Africa. Share

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Zimbabwe: Local government minister and South Africa’s opposition leader Julius Malema plot to overthrow Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s top aide and government minister has shrugged off charges he is working together with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema to topple the Zanu-PF strongman.   State media on Sunday alleged that Saviour Kasukuwere, the Zanu-PF political commissar, who doubled as the local government minister, was plotting with Malema to stage a coup against ...

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Egypt: Headless bodies of a father and his two sons kidnapped by ISIS found lying in the street

The decapitated bodies of a father and his two sons recently kidnapped by Islamic militants were found on Saturday lying in the street in the northern Sinai town of Rafah, according to security officials and witnesses — the latest grotesque act of brutality in the country’s long-running insurgency.   They said the mother of the two siblings was killed last ...

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Buhari’s SA on prosecution Obono-Obla canvassing falsehood against former PENCOM DG – South East Advocacy Group

The South East Advocacy Group (SEAG) has described as a “wicked lie” the various assertions in the media by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla that the immediate past Director-General of the National Pension Commission, PENCOM, Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, refused to quit office after her removal.   The group accused the presidential aide of ...

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