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#Nigeria : At least 50 dead in Adamawa mosque bombing

At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists. The blast happened during early morning prayers at the Madina mosque in the Unguwar Shuwa area of Mubi, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) by

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Robert Mugabe finally resigns as president of #Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday, swept from power as his 37-year reign of brutality and autocratic control crumbled within days of a military takeover. The bombshell news was delivered by the parliament speaker to a special joint session of the assembly which had convened to impeach Mugabe, 93, who has dominated every

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Police boss advises #BurnaBoy to report himself over robbery investigation

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi yesterday advised popular musician, Damini Ogiulu popularly known as Burna Boy to report at the command over alleged robbery investigation. According to the Edgal, Burna Boy was mentioned in a robbery incident at an event organised by Buckwild Media at Eko Hotel, where Abiye David Jombo, another

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#US urges action on rights abuse for closer #Nigerian ties

The United States on Monday called for Nigeria to probe human rights abuses in the fight against Boko Haram, as it pledged more funds to help recovery from years of conflict. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said “transparent and credible” inquiries into violations and prosecutions were needed to help heal wounds in the battle-scarred

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#Nigeria : Lagos bus conductors to start wearing uniforms in January 2018

The Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria (BCAN) says that its members in Lagos State will start wearing uniforms from Jan. 1, 2018 for security and effective service delivery. Mr Isreal Adeshola, the National President of the association, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday. Adeshola said

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Adherence to rule of law is key for democracy survival, says #PresidentBuhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that strict adherence to the rule of law was crucial to the survival of democracy. The president spoke while declaring open the 2017 All Nigerian Judges’ Conference, organized by the National Judicial Institute‎ (NJI). Reiterating his administration’s commitment to upholding the rule of law, he stated that his government increased

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PDP’s candidate loses LG to Obiano

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State Oseloka Obaze has lost his local government to the incumbent governor of the state and All Progressives Grand Alliance’s (APGA) Willie Obiano. Obiano took Ogbaru Local Government with a total of 6, 615 while Obaze secured 4,416 votes to

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Resign or face impeachment, ZANU-PF tells Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party said on Sunday that Robert Mugabe must resign as the country’s president or face impeachment as it also resolved to expel his wife Grace. A party meeting in Harare agreed that “Mugabe resign forthwith from his position as president of Zimbabwe” by midday Monday or face impeachment proceedings. Party spokesman Simon

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Sacked #Catalan leaders get pride of place in electoral lists

Jailed and exiled figures from Catalonia’s separatist movement feature prominently in party lists unveiled by the region’s pro-independence factions, ahead of elections called for December 21. Of the 14 members of the Catalan government who were dismissed by the central government in October, 12 are on the two main separatist lists, the “Together for Catalonia”

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#Greek flooding toll reaches 19, as more bodies found

Greek police and emergency workers rescued three bodies in flood-hit areas west of Athens on Saturday, bringing the death toll since Wednesday to 19. “The bodies of three men discovered on Saturday, aged 28, 58, and 35, have been identified by their families,” Nikos Papaefstathiou, head of the National Health Operations Centre, told AFP. “We

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