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Ghana lawmakers denied visa privileges by United States government

Former presidents, lawmakers and senior government officials in Ghana will no longer have special privileges for private travel to the United States, Washington’s envoy has said.   Until now, such individuals were able to take advantage of “protocol services” where they did not have to physically appear at the US embassy to obtain a visa.   But on Thursday, US ...

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2 Fulani herdsmen rape 2 sisters, charged to court

Two herdsmen, Shuaibu Samaila, 21, and Bashiru Mohammed, 24, on Friday appeared before a Jos Upper Area Court, sitting at Kasuwan Nama, for allegedly raping two sisters, aged 17 and 21.   The duo first appeared on May 18 and were specifically accused of criminal conspiracy and rape.   The police prosecutor, Mr E. A. Inegbenoise, during the arraignment, told ...

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South Africa: WhatsApp group admins will go to jail for defamatory chats!

  WhatsApp group admins in South Africa could face jail-time for defamatory content in chats, after an administrator was arrested in India last month.   WhatsApp recently came under the spotlight after a group administrator was arrested because a defamatory image of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was shared by another member in the group, according to a report in ...

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Herman Hembe sacked from House of Reps, ordered to return salaries and allowances he received since 2015

Hembe to be replaced with Dorathy Mato The Supreme Court has sacked Herman Hembe from the House of Representatives. Mr. Hembe, who represents Vandikwa/ Konshisha constituency of Benue State was not the valid candidate of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, the court ruled. Supreme Court of Nigeria The court also ordered that Mr. Hembe be replaced with Dorathy Mato, who ...

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Desperate people in government and their collaborators want to pull me down at all cost – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said that he is “unperturbed” by the appeal filed by the federal government challenging his acquittal by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Mr. Saraki reiterated his earlier position that he remains unperturbed by the development. “Dr. ...

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Mugabe could run as a corpse in election and still win votes! – Deputy President

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe will be 94 in the election year of 2018 and, should he win another term in office, would stay in power until he is 99 years old, providing he survives the whole term. The president’s wife, Grace Mugabe—widely seen along with Emmerson Mnangagwa as one of the main candidates to succeed her husband—recently stoked controversy by ...

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More men will face sexual assault allegations due to ignorance – Comedian Bill Cosby

Embattled comic Bill Cosby plans to embark on a town hall-style speaking tour to educate young people about sexual assault allegations. His spokespeople said on Thursday that due to changing laws, more young men will face sexual assault allegations. Mr Cosby narrowly escaped a prison sentence when a sexual assault trial against him ended in a hung jury. Prosecutors plan ...

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Willie Obiano has misplaced priorities for Anambra State- Osita Chidoka

By Chika Okwubodu| The executive governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Mmadua Burochukwu Obiano recently began the Umueri International Cargo Airport Project on April this year; which is to be completed in the year 2020, approximately 3 years from now. This was done in the bid to fulfilling his campaign promises of making Anambra state an economic, secure and political ...

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Ultimatum for Igbos to leave the North; an ill wind that would blow no one any good – Makarfi

The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday in Abuja listed several woes which it said needed urgent attention of the Federal Government.   But it also commended the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for actions it said he had taken, especially on the agitation for the Igbo succession by some pro-Biafran groups.   ...

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APC chieftain kidnapped, killed and dumped into river by father and son – Police

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a man Identified as Bekewei Francis and his son, David for alleged involvement in the abduction and killing of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Olumide Odimayo, in Ondo State.   Odimayo was allegedly abducted by some hoodlums in his house at Igbotu in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State ...

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