Cancer Kills South African Jazz Legend

Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, a statement from his family today disclosed. Often called the “Father of South African jazz,” Masekela died in Johannesburg after what his family said was a “protracted and courageous battle …

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Okorocha To Head Buhari’s Re-Election Campaign In South-East

The Southeast leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress has endorsed Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State as the leader of the Southeast Zonal Campaign Council of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid. They also agreed to work together for both the success of Buhari and party in other elections …

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George Weah Sworn In As Liberian President

Former international football star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia’s new president on Monday, in the country’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. Weah, 51, took over from Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who spent 12 years at the helm, steering the West African nation away from the …

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Diezani Enmeshed In Another $1.3B Scandal

The illegal withdrawal of $1.3 billion has been discovered by investigators looking into the records of former Petroleum minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. The Investigators say the money was removed from the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) without relevant approval. Report says that the withdrawal of the cash …

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Suspected Herdsmen Kill 5 In Adamawa, Delta States

No fewer than four persons are feared dead following a midnight attack by suspected herdsmen on Kikon, a village in the Numan Local Government of Adamawa State. The herdsmen were said to have stormed the community around 1am on Sunday, burning down the entire village and killing two men and …

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Buhari Healthy To Seek Re-Election In 2019 – Adesina

Presidential Spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, says President Muhammadu Buhari is presently in a better state of health than in 2015, to seek re-election in the 2019 general elections. Adesina said this while speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja yesterday. He said though the president was yet to decide on …

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Fire Guts Imo Deputy Governor’s Official Lodge

A mid-day fire on Thursday gutted the official residence of the Imo State Deputy governor, Eze Madumere, at the Commissioners quarters in Owerri. The fire, which started at 1:30 p.m. completely razed the bush bar and bus assigned to the press unit in the Deputy governor’s convoy,  as well as …

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Husband Beats Pregnant Wife To Death

A FCT High Court in Maitama on Thursday ordered the trial-within-trial in a culpable homicide charge slammed on a 37-year-old, Mathew Ankyoor, who allegedly killed his wife. Justice Peter Affen, who gave the order, said it was necessary to ascertain the veracity of the statements made by the accused. Ankyoor …

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Nigerian Oil Tycoon Walter Wagbatsoma Jailed In UK

Nigerian businessman Walter Wagbatsoma, 47, was on Wednesday sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment for money laundering in the United Kingdom. Wagbatsoma was also disqualified from being a company director for six years. According to Lincolnshire police, he fraudulently obtained funds in the UK and where laundered through …

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Daily Times Publisher Remanded In Prison Custody

A chief magistrate court in Abuja has remanded the publisher of Daily Times Newspaper, Fidelis Anosike, in prison custody. Also remanded in prison is the managing director of the company Noel Anosike. Both men were arrested on Monday by the police following a complaint of forgery and impersonation as legal …

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Nigerian Bank Approves Paternity Leave For Male Employees

Access Bank Plc has approved paternity leave for its male employees as lenders step up efforts to offer unique perks for their staff members. “Starting January 2018, male employees of Access Bank can take advantage of an enhanced parental leave policy that extends paid benefits to all mothers and fathers,” the lender …

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Theo Walcott Completes Move To Everton From Arsenal

Everton have completed the signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal on a three-and-a-half-year contract. The Merseyside club announced the capture of the 28-year-old England international on their official Twitter feed. The fee is undisclosed but the Toffees’ second signing of the January transfer window reportedly cost them £20million. “I’ve come …

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Patience Jonathan’s Property Demolished In Abuja

A property allegedly belonging to the former first lady, Patience Jonathan, was on Tuesday demolished by the FCT Development Control Department. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the building, which is inside A. Aruera – Reachout Foundation/Women For Change and Development Initiative, is situated on Shehu Yar’Adua Way along …

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Britain Appoints Minister For Loneliness To Tackle Social Isolation

Britain has created a “minister for loneliness” post to tackle modern public health problems associated with social isolation. The government said Wednesday it appointed Tracey Crouch after research showed as many as one in ten people felt lonely “always or often” and that hundreds of thousands of elderly people hadn’t …

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83-Year-Old Virgin Finds Love, Marries 90-Year-Old Father Of 10

An 83-year-old virgin simply identified as Naom, finally finds love with a 90-year-old father of 10, known as Rwakaikara, as they exchanged their vows at St. James Cathedral, Kigorobya, Hoima District of Uganda. The officiating minister, Bishop Kyamanywa, told the congregation that it is never too late when one follows …

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