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US Government Shutdown: Thousands Of Jobs Put On Hold, National Parks & More Closed

Late on Friday, Jan. 19, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution to keep government funded in the coming weeks, meaning the U.S. Government will be shutting down. Here’s what this means for average citizens: Put simply, all government functions that are considered non-essential will come to a …

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Opposition Leader In Zimbabwe And Four Others Killed in New Mexico Helicopter Crash

Authorities in New Mexico say key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett has been killed in a helicopter crash. State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo confirmed Bennett’s death Thursday, a day after a helicopter carrying him and five others went down in Raton (Rah-TOHNE), which is about 175 miles northeast of Albuquerque. …

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Schools Shut Down in Ebonyi State over Lassa Fever Outbreak

Schools in Ebonyi State have been asked to temporarily close down following the outbreak of Lassa Fever in the state. In a statement today to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the State Commissioner for Education, Prof. John Eke, said although the outbreak in the state was not alarming, the closure was part of …

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Bus fire in Kazakhstan kills 52

A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said. Five people managed to escape and were treated by rescue workers on the spot, reports said. The accident happened at 10:30 local time on Thursday (04:30 GMT) in the Irgiz district of Aktobe region. …

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Over 300 rendered Homeless by Fire in Bayelsa

More than 300 persons were rendered homeless in Yenagoa on Saturday, after fire gutted a neighborhood in Ekeki suburb of the Bayelsa capital. The inferno, which occurred at about 2 AM, also destroyed valuables worth millions of naira. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained. Residents of the affected area …

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African Countries ask for Trump’s Apology

The organisation representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent “shitholes”. The group’s mission in Washington DC expressed its “shock, dismay and outrage” and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans. The US leader made the alleged remark in a …

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Dangote Is Forbes’ Richest Man In Africa For The Seventh Year

The President and Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has for the seventh year in a row, been adjudged as the richest man in Africa with a net worth that Forbes pegged at $12.2bn for 2017. This is an increase of $100 million from his worth when the assessment was …

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Kemi Olunloyo regains freedom after 90 days in prison

Controversial Nigerian journalist, Kemi Olunloyo who was arrested and locked up in Port-Harcourt Maximum Prison, has regained freedom/ Kemi Olunloyo regained  after spending 90 days in the holding facility.  Kemi Olunloyo who announced getting back her freedom after her imprisonment for the the third time on her Instagram handle, also thanked those who helped …

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Ethiopia passes Bill banning Child Adoption by Foreigners

The parliament in Ethiopia has passed a bill banning the adoption of children in the country by foreigners, BBC reports. Ethiopia, a country popular among foreigners looking to adopt children, has said orphans should be cared for locally. The adoption by people from foreign countries has often been a cause for debate, …

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Prince Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi Registers Political Party “Modern Democratic Party”

This is just the moment that Nigerian youths are waiting for. Now seems to be the right time to take their destiny into their hands and take over the leadership of the country. With the recent Not Too Young to Run bill that was passed, young people have begun to actively participate …

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