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When Royalty Embraces Progress – Still on Ooni’s Visit to Canada @150

Olumide Julius Oyekunle

Traditional rulers in Africa are no doubt an embodiment of grace personified. They never walk alone like the slogan of the popular English Premier League side and of course, their roles as the custodian of culture gives them a social status that enables them to flaunt regalia and decorate themselves with women as if they were commodities. In the 21st ...

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South Africa farmers faced with trial for shoving man into coffin

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Two white South African farmers on Monday pleaded acquitted to any or all charges once a web video allegedly showed them pushing a Negroid into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson, both 28, stood trial on charges of nobble, assault and tried murder over the incident last year at a farm close to ...

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Reminisce – “I wish i was a graduate”

Reminisce

The known Nigerian Ibile rapper, Reminisce, has achieved quite an heap together with his music career. He has a large following and he’s additionally a brand ambassador for a few reputable companies regionally and internationally. However, he expressed his displease; he wishes he was a graduate. Speaking to Sunday Scoop concerning the music business, he said, “For anybody who wants ...

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Gunmen attacks Kenyan Deputy President’s House,kills 4.

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Police sources confirmed on saturday, twenty ninth july that 3 gunmen who laid seige on the house of the country’s deputy president William Ruto Sugoi have been killed, whereas a policeman additionally lost his life when engaging the gunmen for hours. Police sources said the fourth suspect was shot and fatally wounded. The four gunmen ambushed the house shortly when ...

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ONLY IN NIGERIA

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If it were a Hollywood movie, it would have made the Oscars. Sadly, it was not make-believe; it was real, it happened and it could only have happened in Black World’s most populous country, Nigeria, where strange things are never strange. In many respects, it is evidence of how much the country has suffered in the hands of its political ...

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France wants to jail son of Africa’s longest serving president.

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By S.Ratko A French prosecutor has asked a court to sentence the vice president of Equatorial Guinea to three years in prison for embezzling $115 million from his country to buy luxury cars, real estate, and other assets in France. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, 48, the country’s current vice president and the son of current president Teodoro Obiang, Africa’s longest ...

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Full list of constitution amendments by senate

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32 new amendments has been officially made to the country’s 1999 constitution. Below are the new amendments:   1. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (Fourth Alteration) Bill, No. 1, 2017 (Composition of Members of the Council of State) – This bill seeks to amend the Third Schedule to include former Presidents of the Senate and Speakers of the ...

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On FG’s plan to ban production of music video abroad

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The recent announcement made by the Minister of Information on its proposed plan to ban the production of music video abroad is insensitive and unwarranted. Currently, the entertainment industry generates 2.5% of the country’s GDP and employs 150,000. The sector has the capacity to inject more into the economy with adequate government intervention and favourable government policy. Rather than for ...

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Boko Haram attack: NNPC suspends oil exploration in Chad region.

chad raid by boko haram

The Nigerian National petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has halted its crude oil exploration within the lake region in parts of Borno State. After a awfully serious attack on the work force and a few military security personnel by the Boko Haram group, the NNPC has suspended all activities for currently in this region. The minister for petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, said ...

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Hundreds of Nigerian returns from Lybia

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On Wednesday, two hundred and sixty-two more Nigerians to be precised voluntarily came back home from libyan Arab Jamahiriya|African country|African nation} with the assistance of the international organization for Migration and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya. The returnees arrived aboard a chartered Libyan Airlines airplane, that touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International airport, Lagos at ten p.m. The returnees, ...

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EFCC Seals Enugu Mall

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The Economic and financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wed sealed the multi-billion naira Enugu Mall occupied by SPAR, a multinational retail outlet. Mr Chris Oluka, the head of Public Affairs of EFCC, confirmed the incident, saying that the managers of the building flouted the directive of EFCC on the development of the building. Oluka stated that the officers from Abuja ...

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Customs generates N486bn in six months

Nigerian Custom

The Nigeria Customs Service has made a revenue of N486bn from January to June, this year. With regard to the revenue (N385bn) that was made last year in the same space of time in 2016, the Nigeria Customs Service broke the record. The Public Relations Officer, NCS, Mr Joseph Attah, gave the figure on Wednesday in Abuja. Attah mentioned in ...

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FX rate: Naira appreciates against Dollar

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The rate of exchange of Nigerian naira to U.S dollar has crashed at the parallel market as the Nigerian naira additional appreciated against the U.S dollar. The Nigerian currency gained two points to trade at N363 to the dollar on Tuesday at the parallel market in Lagos, stronger than N365 posted on Monday. The pound sterling and the euro closed ...

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National Assembly passes Peace Corps bill

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On Tuesday, despite a contrary legal recommendation, Senate passed the bill seeking to establish the Nigerian peace corps in concurrence with the House of Representatives. The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, in its report, strongly criticised the establishment of the corps. But the lawmakers adopted the report on the Senate and House of Representatives’ Conference Committee, ...

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Famous Adebayo Faleti is dead – Renowned Nigerian Author

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Pa Adebayo Faleti, the renowned Nigerian broadcaster has been confirmed died today at the UCH, Ibadan. Aged 86. According to his son, Adeniyi said that his father stopped breathing right in his arm while he was helping him to have his bath, after which he was rushed all the way down to UCH where he was confirmed dead. Mr. Faleti ...

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106 Chibok girls set to start school September – FG

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On Saturday, the federal government assured Nigerians that the 106 Chibok girls, who were freed by the Boko Haram insurgents, would finally resume school in September 2017. Minister of women Affairs and Social Development, Jummai Alhassan, said this during a special luncheon organized for the girls and their parents in Abuja. The rehabilitation and reintegration programmes organised for the girls ...

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The house will support passage of Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill – Doagara

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Mr. Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of House of Representatives expressed in an interview that the “Not-Too-Young-To-Run’’ Bill wasn’t removed from the bill report to be considered soon by the House. He made the clarification at the backdrop of outcry that the Bill had been removed from the Constitution amendment Report, that was set at comprehensive on Thursday. Mr Yussuff Lasun, ...

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Guinean President announces one day Prayer For Buhari

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President of Guinea, Alpha Condé has asked all Muslims the in the country to hold a 24-hour prayer for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. Condé announced this while delivering a speech to the country’s Council of Ministers during a meeting on Thursday. At the meeting, he expressed his concern for the sick Nigerian President and afterward declared that Friday ...

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