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UN Allocates $13.4m to Support 1 Million People in Nigeria

The United Nations, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, has allocated $13.4 million to help thousands of children, women and men in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in crisis-hit north-east Nigeria. The humanitarian emergency in the northeastern Nigeria is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5 million people in need of life-saving aid in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) allocation will help address this devastating situation by financing 24 projects in the sectors of protection, nutrition, water…

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South Sudan tightens security ahead of festive season

South Sudan police has tightened security across the war-torn East African nation ahead of the forthcoming festive season. The deputy police spokesperson, James Dak Carol said security forces have been deployed to various strategic areas in the country. Dak emphasised that the operation will be a joint security venture and urged members of the general public to remain vigilant during the coming days as crimes are usually high during festive season. In June this year, the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir instructed joint police units to shoot dead robbers, including…

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Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Kenya’s presidential inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari will be represented by his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at Tuesday’s second term inauguration of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi. Mr. Osinbajo will be joining several other leaders from Africa and beyond who are expected at the swearing-in ceremony holding at the Kasarani Sports Complex in the country’s capital city, Nairobi. The vice president, who left Abuja Monday night, is accompanied by the Foreign Affairs Minister of State, Khadija Ibrahim, and is expected back in Abuja Tuesday afternoon. President Kenyatta is to be inaugurated for…

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Woman of the Moment: Aarinola Olaiya breaks 28yr old record to bag a Distinction in Surgery

Aarinola Olaiya becomes the 1st Student in 28yrs to have a Distinction in Surgery at the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ife She shatters a 28yr old record to bag a Distinction in Surgery with another 12 prizes reportedly lined up for her of the 17 up for grabs. Aarinola who hails from Usin-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government, Ekiti State has been shinning right from her days in the Federal Girls Government College, Efon Alaaye. She has also bagged Distinctions in Medicine & Community Health. Unprecedented. Congratulations…

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Four British citizens kidnapped by Nigerian militants

  Four British citizens rendering humanitarian services,has being reported to be kidnapped by suspected Nigerian Militants in Buruntu area of Delter,on 13 October.    The victims of which two are couples, has being rendering free medical services and religious activities for some time in the area.   The abduction was confirmed by the police spokesperson  Andrew Aniamaka of local sun daily news outlet reports of Delta state, to have happened on 13th October.   According to the spokesperson, The Britons had not informed  the local authorities of their presence in…

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Africa Editorial Opinions 

Editorial Opinion: Defying the Challenges, Nigeria @57

  Half a century plus seven, there is little to be pomp about. Maybe it is because; the dreams of independence are still wishes. For Nigeria, let wishes be horses so the people can ride. The charade recycles again, a presidential speech in the morning, telling the disenchanted masses that government is working and Nigeria is making snail progress. While this “all things under control” is been acted on October 1, the country gently continues to implode. According to the National Bureau of Statistics Report, unemployment rate for Q4 of…

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Nigeria at 57: Independence or Neo-colonialism?

Independence or Neo-colonialism?   On 1st October 2017, The Entity called Nigeria will be 57 years since when it became an “independent Nation” in 1960. This is in commemoration of 1st October 1960, when Nigeria gained independence from the Britain after more than 50 years of Colonialism in which the Country and other Countries of the continent suffered the worst state of exploitation. But the question on the lips of critical mind like mine is; Are we truly independent going 57years down the line? Can we say we have truly…

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Opinion: Heralding Democracy in Africa, Kenya’s Example

  The ruling of Kenya’s Supreme Court, declaring the re-election of President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta during the August 8 presidential elections null and void continues to generate ripples across the globe. The reason however is not far-fetched, as this is the first time in Africa, that the judiciary will put aside an election after the election administrators had declared an incumbent winner. In her ruling, the Kenya’s Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice David Maraga, cited election irregularities and ordered a new poll be conducted within the next 60 days….

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South Sudan Government demands release of detainees

  The South Sudanese government has demanded that the 14 persons that were abducted last week by rebel forces be released. The forces loyal to former first vice president Riek Machar in a statement confirmed that they have the 14 in detention and they were all soldiers but the government in contrary to this, said only four out of those people were commissioners and Mayors with their bodyguard and to the rest are all community youth. The state government said the opposition forces loyal to Riek Machar knew of the…

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South Africa, Protest against Corruption

  Thousands of South Africa took to the street of major cities on Wednesday, to protest against government corruption, state capture and job losses. The protest which was organised by the congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has more than one million members in the country. Protesters were seen carrying placards, requesting the resignation of president Zuma, following the allegations on him which include; the use of state money to renovate his personal home and letting the infamous Gupta family pull strings in his government. Zuma has faced a…

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