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Embattled Mugabe makes first public appearance

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the army took over on Wednesday. He attended a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare, handing out degrees. Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days. The army made its move after a power struggle over his successor. …

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Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Anyim Pius Anyim, arrested by EFCC

Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, who was appointed Secretary to the government of the Federation in May 2011, has reportedly been arrested by EFCC according to multiple sources. His arrest reportedly came over his alleged involvement in the Centenary project fraud.

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Nigeria’s Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Ade Adesanya and Ebele Ifedigbo make Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Class of 2018

Described as the Young Stars, Visionaries, and Creative Disruptors, the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2018 is made up of 600 young stars in 20 different industries. Split into 23 categories: from Art & Style to Education, Energy to Sports, Finance to Media, there’s Music, Food & Drinks, even Social …

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Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea

Singapore has suspended all trade with North Korea, a customs notice showed, as the UN and US seek ever tougher measures against the state. Singapore Customs said commercially traded goods from or to the North were banned from 8 November. Offenders may be fined or jailed for up to two …

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Flash Floods kills at least 15 in Greece

Flash floods caused by heavy overnight rain have killed at least 15 people and caused destruction in central Greece. The industrial towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, west of the capital Athens, were the most affected. Many of the dead were elderly people whose bodies were found inside their …

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Daughter Of Angola’s Ex-President and Africa’s Richest Woman, Sacked As State Oil Chief

Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Wednesday fired his predecessor’s daughter from her influential post as head of the Sonangol state oil company, the presidency said in a statement. Her appointment to the oil giant last year was widely criticised as a symbol of the nepotism and corruption that flourished under …

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Australia backs same-sex marriage

Thousands of people celebrated the results at rallies across the country, the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced that the turnout for the voluntary ballot was 79.5 per cent – one of the highest participation rates for any such referendum held around the world. Australia has voted to endorse same sex …

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Zimbabwe crisis: Army takes over – Mugabe ‘detained’

The military has seized control in Zimbabwe but has said President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980, is safe. After seizing state TV, an army spokesman announced it was targeting people close to Mr Mugabe who had caused “social and economic suffering”. The move came after Mr Mugabe sacked his …

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President Buhari presents N8.6trn #Budget2018 Proposal to National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented an appropriation bill of N8.612 trillion for 2018 before a joint session of both chambers of the National Assembly. The President, while presenting the document, said the budget is meant to consolidate the achievements of previous budgets. He said the 2018 budget is also …

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Olusegun Obasanjo Gets UN Job

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been appointed into the United Nations (UN) High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation along with 17 other current and former global leaders. The Secretary-General, Antonio Gutierrez had in September announced the establishment of the board to provide him with advice on mediation initiatives and back specific …

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