Peace Corps Bill ready for assent, as NASS adopts consolidated version

Peace Corps Bill ready for assent, as NASS adopts consolidated version
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The process of establishing the Nigerian Peace Corps has received another boost on Thursday when the both chambers of the National Assembly consolidated the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill. It could be recalled that the Bill was passed into law by both chambers in the year 2016. For the sake of

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We’re not responsible for power outages in Ibadan – IBEDC

We’re not responsible for power outages in Ibadan – IBEDC
Sokoto's $33m power project

The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) on Thursday said it was not responsible for the poor electricity supply to customers within its catchment area. Mrs Angela Olanrewaju, Head, IBEDC Media Communications, said in a statement in Lagos that it only distributed the quantum of energy allocated to it

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Per Mertesacker extends contract with Arsenal

Per Mertesacker extends contract with Arsenal
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Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that German defender Per Mertesacker has penned a one-year contract extension with the club. The World Cup-winning central defender has not played for the Gunners this season due to injury but has extended his stay at the club till June 2018 Mertesacker’s current contract

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Ibrahimovic will play for more five years – Andersson

Ibrahimovic will play for more five years – Andersson
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Former Malmo coach, Michael Andersson, says Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is capable of playing “for another three or five years.” Andersson handed Ibrahimovic his debut as a 17-year-old in the national team and sees no reason the former PSG frontman cannot continue at the highest level. The Swedish striker

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Mozambique: Children Abandoning School for Artisanal Mining

[AIM] Maputo -In Nacaroa district, in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, many children are dropping out of school in order to practice artisanal mining for gold.

Africa: Far From Davos, Women Fight Inequality

[ActionAid] Men in sharp, dark suits are sashaying through the restaurants and meeting rooms of a five-star Swiss ski resort this week as the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos gets under way.

Woman dies in auto crash hours to US trip [PHOTOS]

Woman dies in auto crash hours to US trip [PHOTOS]
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Lagos State Emergency Management, LASEMA, says a distress call was received on Thursday at about 2.03am regarding an accident at Stadium Bus Stop inward Alaka Surulere, Lagos. A statement sent to DAILY POST by its spokesman, Adebayo Kehinde, noted that the call prompted immediate activation of the Agency’s ERT to

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Senate blasts Buhari for sending military to Gambia without approval

Senate blasts Buhari for sending military to Gambia without approval
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The Senate has berated President Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Government for deploying troop to The Gambia without seeking legislative approval. Recall that tension has continue to rise following the refusal of Yahya Jammeh to step down from office after losing the December 1 2016 Presidential election. The Nigerian Air Force had

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Dishonesty of Jonathan led to economic hardship – Pro-Buhari group

Dishonesty of Jonathan led to economic hardship – Pro-Buhari group
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A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, under the aegis of Stand Up Nigeria, SUN, on Thursday said the current hardship being experience by Nigerians could have been averted if the past administration had being as honest as President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The CSOs made the remark during a rally,

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South Africa: State 'Not Seeking Surveillance' With Cybersecurity Bill

[News24Wire] The Cabinet-approved cybercrimes and cybersecurity bill's final draft will not give any power for the State Security Agency (SSA) to control the internet or spy on local users.

Why card readers will not be used during LG polls – OYSIEC

Why card readers will not be used during LG polls – OYSIEC
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The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC), has declared that it will not make use of card readers during the forthcoming February 11 Local Government election in the state. The commission also said with the assistance of the security agents, it will restrict human and vehicular movement during the election

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Liberia: Nation's Journey to National Ownership

[ISS] As Liberia gears up for the election, much debate has been generated around the successes of her administration and the delivery of promises made. During her two terms at the helm, Sirleaf has made substantial efforts to ensure sustainable peace. However, for these efforts to continue enjoying a chance

Army mutiny exposes cracks in Ivory Coast success story

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has seduced foreign investors with...

Africa: Obama's Africa Legacy - More Trade Than Democracy

[Deutsche Welle] There was much excitement in Africa when Barack Obama was elected US president in 2008. But he didn't live up to many expectations. Daniel Pelz recounts the legacy of the first US president with African roots.

Gambia: Jammeh’s whereabouts unknown as ECOMOG orders troop to capture him dead or alive

Gambia: Jammeh’s whereabouts unknown as ECOMOG orders troop to capture him dead or alive
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The whereabouts of the outgoing President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh was unknown as at Thursday. This was just as last-minute attempts by Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, to convince Jammeh to give up the presidency, failed. There are indications he may have gone into hiding in a bid

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US bombs ISIS camps in Libya, dozens killed

US B-2 bombers struck and destroyed two ISIS camps in Libya overnight, with initial estimates that over 80 militants were killed, US officials told CNN Thursday....

Boko Haram: Resettling victims without master plan is dangerous -TOPREC tells FG

Boko Haram: Resettling victims without master plan is dangerous -TOPREC tells FG
Abia Boko Haram

The Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria(TOPREC) on Thursday alerted the Federal Government of Nigeria over the resettlement of the victims of Boko Haram insurgency, warning that any resettlement efforts without a guiding master plan is risky. This was contained in a press statement signed by the President of the

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Ekiti Obaship Crisis: We are not fighting Muslims – Elites

Ekiti Obaship Crisis: We are not fighting Muslims – Elites
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Contrary to insinuation and widespread rumour that the obaship crisis in Awo Ekiti in Irepodun /Ifelodun Local Government, has a religious undertone , elites of the community have declared that the rejection of Oba Azees Ajibade Aladejuyigbe as the new Alawo was not a war against Muslims. The town has

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South Africa: Cybersecurity Bill Goes to Parliament

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The new and proposed Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill, which aims to create offences and prescribed penalties related to cybercrime, will be presented to Parliament within a few weeks.

Appeal court restrain Ekiti Speaker from swearing in Toyin Obayemi in place of Arogundade

Appeal court restrain Ekiti Speaker from swearing in Toyin Obayemi in place of Arogundade
Unpaid salariesCourt freezes Plateau, Benue state accounts

Reprieve on Thursday, came the way of sacked member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr. Musa Arogundade, as the Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti stayed the judgment of the Federal High Court which removed him from office. The court also restrained the Speaker, Mr. Kola Oluwawole,

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U.N. Security Council to vote Thursday to back Gambia intervention

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is set to vote later Thursday on a...

My first Manchester derby was not normal – Iheanacho

My first Manchester derby was not normal – Iheanacho
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Super Eagles and Manchester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has admitted that his first ever Manchester derby game for Manchester City was not a normal one. The Nigerian made the starting line-up for the Citizens’ in his first Manchester derby this season at Old Trafford as a replacement for Argentine striker,

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Gambia's Barrow to take oath in Senegal embassy as regional troops gather

BANJUL/DAKAR (Reuters) - Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at the Gambian...

Zimbabwe: Typhoid Claims Another Victim

[News24Wire] The typhoid outbreak that hit Zimbabwe in recent months has killed a 13-year-old girl, as fears escalated that the disease might spread to other parts of the country, a report said on Wednesday.

Botswana: Police Scale Up Bid to Track Down Zimbabwean Jailbreakers

[The Herald] A team of soldiers, police officers and prison officials has been set up in Botswana to help track down Zimbabwean fugitives who reportedly escaped from Francistown Central Prison at Gerald Estates Centre on Saturday after destroying the prison fence with a manhole cover.

OMCs Defend Petroleum Price Hikes

Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) in the country have justified the continuous increases in prices of petroleum products this month. The deregulation of the downstream petroleum sector allows OMCs to review prices of petroleum products every two weeks. However since the beginning of the year, prices are being reviewed every week....

Golden Exotics in Court to Settle Obom Land Misunderstanding

lawyer for KAS Estates Charles BentumLeading pineapple producer and exporter to the European Union, Golden Exotics Company has filed an interlocutory injunction against real estate company KAS Estate Limited from encroaching on its pineapple farms in Obom, near Amasaman in the Greater Accra region. The Management of Golden Exotic Limited earlier told Citi Business News...

Zimbabwe: Armyworm Invasion Spells Disaster

[Financial Gazette] AN invasion by fall armyworm (FAW) into the country's seven farming provinces could devastate an otherwise promising maize crop, more so as it emerged this week that there are no proper chemicals to control the pest.

Fight Against Cancer, UICC Joins African Cancer Organization

Breast CancerThe African Cancer Organisation (ACO) dedicated to the fight against cancer in Africa has joined the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to help promote the global cancer control mission. A statement signed by Mr Paul Opoku Agyeman, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ACO and copied to the Ghana...

GNPC Justifies Decision to Invest Outside Its Interests

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation(GNPC) has justified its decision to invest outside its core mandate. The corporation insists the move is only a strategic one targeted expanding the opportunities of the corporation. The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) in its 2016 report lashed out at the GNPC for refusing...