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C/River: INEC presents Ayade , NASS members with certificates of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has presented certificates of return to Cross River Governor-elect, Mr Benedict Ayade and other members of the National Assembly from the state. Presenting the certificates, Mrs Thelma Iremirem, the INEC National Electoral Commissioner, said it was the mandate of the Commission to present certificates …

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Akume, Otti mourn Chukwumerije

Former Benue State governor and the present Senate Minority Leader, Sen. George Akume, and the immediate past Group Managing Director of Diamond Bank Dr. Alex Otti, have praised the late chairman, Senate committee on Education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije in separate condolence messages on the lawmaker who died Sunday. Akume told …

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Xenophobic attacks will hinder Africa integration, says Mahama

President John Mahama of Ghana has joined widespread condemnation of the xenophobic attacks against foreign immigrants in South Africa, saying the act would hinder integration in the continent. Mahama who voiced his opinion to newsmen in Abuja yesterday after holding a closed-door meeting with the President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, …

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Ngor Okpala community honours NNPC chief

A General Manager with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Sir Christian Eke has been conferred with a chieftaincy title of Ebekuodike in the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area by the traditional ruler of Ihitte Okwe, Eze Barnabas Obirieze. Conferring the chieftaincy title on Sir Eke, at the Eze’s palace, …

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Senate President should go to North-East, insists Sen. Bukar

Senator representing Yobe East Senatorial District in the Red Chamber, Senator Ibrahim Abba Bukar, has said it will be unfair if the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) eventually decides to accept the recommendation which zones the Senate President seat to North Central and the Speakership position of the …

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Delta: Okpe leaders insist on Igbuya for Speaker

Okpe political leaders, Tuesday, in Sapele reaffirmed their position on ensuring that the current Majority Leader of Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Monday Ovwigho Igbuya, is elected as the next Speaker of the state legislature, based on what they described as ‘his sterling performance, experience and integrity.’ The political …

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US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons

The Navy aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off the country to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels. The deployment comes after a U.N. Security Council resolution approved last week …

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Iraqi troops retake some Ramadi districts from Islamic State

Iraq security forces have recaptured areas lost earlier to the Islamic State group in and around the battleground city of Ramadi, security officials said Tuesday. According to police Maj. Omar al-Alawni, government forces regained control of the city’s Pediatric and Maternity Hospital and the surrounding neighborhood late Monday night after …

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Japan maglev train breaks world speed record again

A Japanese magnetic levitation train has broken its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) in a test run near Mount Fuji. The train beat the 590km/h speed it had set last week in another test. Maglev trains use electrically charged magnets to lift and move carriages above the rail …

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Captain of capsized migrants’ boat charged

The Tunisian captain of a boat that capsized off Libya on Sunday, killing hundreds of migrants, has been charged with reckless multiple homicide, Italian officials say. He has also been charged along with a Syrian member of the crew with favouring illegal immigration. The two were among 27 survivors who …

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Pope condemns killings of Ethiopian Christians in Libya

  Pope Francis condemned the “continuing martyrdom” of Christians on Monday after 30 Ethiopians were shown being shot and beheaded in Libya on a video purportedly made by Islamic State militants. “With great distress and sadness I learn of the further shocking violence perpetrated against innocent Christians in Libya,” Francis …

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Mugabe ‘shocked, disgusted’ by SA anti-immigrant violence

  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday expressed shock and disgust at attacks on immigrants in neighbouring South Africa and said his government was working to bring back home affected Zimbabwean citizens. At least four people have been killed in a wave of anti-immigrant violence in South Africa that started …

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South Africa deploys army to curb anti-immigrant violence

South Africa, Tuesday, has announced the deployment of the army in “volatile areas” to curb a wave of anti-immigrant violence that has killed at least seven people this month. The latest wave of anti-immigrant attacks began almost three weeks ago in parts of the coastal city of Durban in Kwa-Zulu …

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Nigerian Idol 5 Top 12 to be unveiled April 25

After scaling series of screening exercise hurdles including stage performances and a public voting process in the on-going Nigerian Idol season 5, the final twelve contestants to feature in the more tasking and professional Top 12 phase of the show have emerged. The contestants include Ogunmoyero Modolowamu (Dolu), Oyinkepreye Deborah …

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Ndi Igbo can’t back single political party–ISA

Rising from its The 13th Annual Conference at the Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the United States, from April 8-12, this year, the umbrella body of Igbo scholars in the United States, the Igbo Studies Association (ISA) has called on Igbo to continue to participate actively in the political process in …

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AIF announces the 10 nominees for its annual Innovation Prize for Africa Awards

A record 925 applications from 41 countries representing the continent received for IPA 2015 from Africa’s most talented innovators. They all represent outstanding innovation talent across Africa, applied for the celebrated Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org) award this year, and are now being considered for the grand share prize …

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Access to better technology a top driver for cloud adoption

An Oracle-sponsored IDC study into Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption highlighted that along with cost savings, process efficiencies and productivity were the key benefits to businesses implementing the cloud technology. In-depth interviews were with CIOs and decision makers from 160 organisations with 500 employees or more, in Africa, Middle …

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Buhari, Atiku, Mark, Orji eulogize Chukwumerije

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Governor of Abia State, and Senate President, David Mark have all expressed shock over the demise, Sunday, of Senator Uche Chukwumerije, who until his death was chairman of the Senate Committee on Education and remained one of the longest serving lawmakers …

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Group decries plot against Magnus Abe

A group, the Magnus Abe Campaign Organization, has raised alarm over purported plans to tarnish the image of the All Progressives Congress chieftain in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe. Reacting to comments credited to Rivers State Governor-elect, Nyesom Wike during a live TV programme monitored in Port Harcourt, the group …

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President-elect to emerge today –Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that despite the extension of Saturday’s elections till Sunday in some parts of the country, the results of the presidential poll will be declared on Monday(today). INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, gave the assurance   as some of results from wards, local government areas …

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