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Official: Oyo set to conduct WAEC, other exams

  Oyo State Government has disclosed its readiness to present students in the state for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) as well as other external examinations as the world prepared for post-COVID-19 realities. The Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr Nureni Adeniran, said this in Ibadan on Monday, while leading members […]

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NDDC: House of Reps of ‘bullying’ during hearing says Akpabio, insists no is N40b missing

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on Monday, accused the House of Representatives Committee investigating financial mismanagement in the Niger Delta Development Commission, of bullying him. The House is presently grilling Akpabio as the supervising minister of the NDDC. The investigative hearing is being held at the Conference Room 231 of the House. […]

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National Theatre: Sanwo-Olu commended Buhari, promises prompt project delivery

Lagos State governor, Babajide  Sanwo-Olu, has promised that renovation of the National Theatre, that has been scheduled for 18 months period, would be delivered as scheduled, thanking the Preident Muhammadu Buhari for deeming it necessary for granting the renovation of the cultural edifice. Sanwo-Olu, who spoke at the formal handing over of the edifice to […]

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National Theatre: Sanwo-Olu commends Buhari, promises prompt project delivery

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised that renovation of the National Theatre, that has been scheduled for 18 months period, would be delivered as scheduled, thanking the Preident MUhammadu Buhari for deeming it necessary for granting the renovation of the cultural edifice. Sanwo-Olu, who spoke at the formal handing over of the edifice to […]

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Nigeria signs MoU on repatriation of $321m Abacha loot from Switzerland

Nigeria is set to receive $321m Abacha loot from Switzerland. A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by Nigeria, Switzerland and the World Bank, which will pave the way for the release of the cash, was signed on Monday. The money is part of the estimated $5billion allegedly looted by Nigeria’s former military leader, the late […]

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Namibia dismisses UN expert’s claims on North Korea ties

WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Namibia’s government on Tuesday rejected accusations by the coordinator of the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea who accused the southern African nation of not complying with UN Security Council sanctions against Pyongyang. Namibia said that it rejected allegations that it had not submitted a report for more than a year […]

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Wheelbarrow bomb kills man pushing it in Somalia’s Puntland, police say

BOSSASO, SOMALIA S (Reuters) – A wheelbarrow exploded outside a police station in Bossaso, a port city in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland, on Tuesday, killing the lone man pushing it, a police officer told Reuters. Mohammed Abdi, a police officer, told Reuters security personnel had stopped a man outside a police station’s checkpoint and […]

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South Africa’s Zuma asks court to reject call for inquiry into influence-peddling

PRETORIA (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma has asked the High Court to reject a call by an anti-corruption watchdog for an official inquiry into alleged influence-peddling in his government. A report a year ago by South Africa’s anti-graft agency known as Public Protector recommended a judicial probe be held to look into allegations […]

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Six crew from German ship kidnapped in Nigerian waters

BERLIN (Reuters) – Six crew from a German container vessel have been kidnapped in Nigerian waters, a shipping company said on Tuesday. Four of those taken are Filipino, and one is a Ukrainian national, according to the Philippines department of labour and Ukrainian foreign ministry. Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in parts of […]

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Kenya police disperse demonstrators as Odinga tempers poll protest call

By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan police used bullets and teargas on Tuesday to disperse a small demonstration in Nairobi two days before elections, as the main opposition leader appeared to row back from a call for his supporters to hold protests during the vote. In the western city of Kisumu, around 2,000 demonstrators […]

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Amazon rivals turn to legal fine print to stem Whole Foods strategy

By Jeffrey Dastin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Whole Foods Market met a new foe this summer during talks to lease a top retail space in a San Francisco mall: the Target next door. As City Center mall’s largest tenant, Target Corp had a say over changes to the property. According to people familiar with the […]

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Ugandan MPs get $8,000 each for work on extending president’s rule: spokesman

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) – Ugandan legislators have each pocketed 29 million Ugandan shillings ($8,000) as a payout for consultations on legislation to extend the president’s rule, a parliamentary spokesman said on Tuesday, a move opponents denounced as a bribe. The bill would scrap a constitutional age cap preventing President Yoweri Museveni, 73 and […]

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