INEC Halts Collation Of Rivers Election Results, To Continue On Wednesday

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has halted the collation of results for the governorship election in Rivers State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Obo Effanga, announced this on Tuesday at the collation centre in Port Harcourt, the state capital. According to him, the electoral body will continue with the exercise at … Continue reading INEC Halts Collation Of Rivers Election Results, To Continue On Wednesday

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Nigerian Govt Launches Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularisation Scheme

  The Nigerian Government has unveiled the Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularisation Scheme (VOARS), as part of efforts to increase the nation’s tax base. Addressing an audience at the unveiling ceremony on Tuesday in Abuja, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, said the scheme was aimed at encouraging foreign … Continue reading Nigerian Govt Launches Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularisation Scheme

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Gunmen Abduct Travellers On Kaduna-Abuja Highway

  Some passengers travelling in a Toyota Hilus car belonging the Federal Ministry of Justice have been abducted by gunmen on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway. The Kaduna State Police Command confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday, saying the travellers were kidnapped on Monday night. According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo, the assailants … Continue reading Gunmen Abduct Travellers On Kaduna-Abuja Highway

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Burkina Faso’s Power Struggle Leaves Eight Dead

  Eight people have died in eastern Burkina Faso in what a minister described as a struggle between traditional chiefs, a statement said on Tuesday. “A group of gunmen from villages along the border with Burkina and Ghana attacked the home of the traditional chief of Zoaga,” said a statement by Simeon Sawadogo, minister for … Continue reading Burkina Faso’s Power Struggle Leaves Eight Dead

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NAF Destroys Terrorists Hideout, Neutralises High Value Targets In Borno

   The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole says its troops have degraded an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ hideout in Borno state and also neutralised some of its leaders and fighters at Magari on the fringes of Lake Chad. The spokesman of the Nigerian Airforce, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola … Continue reading NAF Destroys Terrorists Hideout, Neutralises High Value Targets In Borno

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Pope Warns Against Hate-Fomenting ‘Fake News’

  Internet-based “fake news” is fomenting prejudice and hatred, Pope Francis said on Tuesday, warning our culture “has lost its sense of truth and bends the facts to suit particular interests”. He issued the stark warning in a letter to young people around the world following last October’s youth-themed bishops’ synod. “There are huge economic … Continue reading Pope Warns Against Hate-Fomenting ‘Fake News’

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Chinese Firefighters Contain Forest Fire After 30 Dead

    Firefighters in southwest China contained a forest blaze on Tuesday after it claimed the lives of 27 firefighters and three others, local officials said. Nearly 700 firefighters were deployed to battle the fire, which broke out on Saturday on steep, remote terrain at an altitude of around 4,000 metres (13,000 feet) in Muli … Continue reading Chinese Firefighters Contain Forest Fire After 30 Dead

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More Than 113m People Suffer ‘Acute Hunger’: UN

    More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced “acute hunger” last year because of wars and climate disasters, with Africa the worst-hit region, the UN said Tuesday. Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, and Syria were among the eight nations accounting for two-thirds of the total number of people worldwide exposed … Continue reading More Than 113m People Suffer ‘Acute Hunger’: UN

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Court Dismisses Suit Seeking To Stop INEC From Collating Results In Rivers

  A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has dismissed the suit seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from collating results of the governorship election held in Rivers State on 9th March 2019. Justice Inyang Ekwo in a Judgment held that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the matter. Justice Ekwo … Continue reading Court Dismisses Suit Seeking To Stop INEC From Collating Results In Rivers

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Nipsey Hussle Death Underscores Deep-Rooted Violence Of US Streets

  The shocking murder of Nipsey Hussle triggered an outpouring of grief among artists and activists alike — and for many crystallized the chronic dangers of street life, the LA rapper aimed to uproot. For some, his death recalled the 1990s era of targeted hip hop killings thought to be bygone: the assassination of Hussle, … Continue reading Nipsey Hussle Death Underscores Deep-Rooted Violence Of US Streets

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