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South African Police kill 27-year-old Nigerian
The Nigerian community in South Africa are mourning over the death of a 27-year old member, Ebuka Okori, who was killed by the police in Durban in the early hours of Friday. The Chairman of the Nigerian Union chapter in Kwazulu Natal Province of South Africa, Mr Bartholomew Eziagulu,  disclosed.....
George Weah’s victory speech to his Country men and women
The President elect of Liberia, Mr George Weah has finally addressed his country men and women after his declaration by the nation’s electoral umpire. According to the ex- international footballer “best way to celebrate all Liberians is to improve their lives through the instrument of pro-poor public governance. I declare.....
George Weah elected Liberia President
Former World football of the Year, George Weah, has been voted president of Liberia after clinching 12 of the 15 counties in the West African nation. The ex- soccer star becomes the 25th president of Liberia. Hours before the results were announced Weah took to Twitter to thank all his.....
264m children worldwide not in school, says UNESCO
Some 264 million school-age children and young people worldwide were not in school in 2015, the United Nations culture and education agency UNESCO said on Tuesday. The agency, in a progress report on the UN’s development goals for education, said after a decline in the early 2000s, out-of-school rates have.....
Nigerian Technician shot dead in South Africa
A Nigerian, Jelili Omoyele, a 35-year-old cellular phone technician, was allegedly shot dead in Johannesburg on Saturday, the Nigeria Union, South Africa, has said. According to the Adetola Olubajo, President,Nigeria Union, South Africa, Mr. Omoyele, a.k.a Ja Rule, a native of Ibadan, Oyo State, was killed at a parking lot.....
Bill Gates retakes world’s richest title from Jeff Bezos
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos enjoyed being the richest person in the world for just a few hours on Thursday when he dethroned the former holder Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder returned to the top spot when he finished the day with a net worth of $89.8 billion while Bezos trailed him with.....
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is world’s new richest man
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday became the world’s richest person, as a jump in the share price of the US tech giant enabled him to overtake Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes magazine estimated. The magazine said its real-time tracking of personal fortunes showed Bezos with a net worth of.....
Former Brazilian President Luiz da Silva sentenced to 10 years for corruption
Agency Report A court in Brazil on Wednesday found the country’s former president, Luiz da Silva, guilty of corruption and money laundering and sentenced him to almost 10 years in prison. The verdict is a shocking reversal of fortune for Mr. da Silva who wielded far-reaching influence across Latin America.....
Nigerian govt reacts as two South African communities ask Nigerians to leave
The Nigerian mission in South Africa on Friday said it had waded into issues surrounding the alleged quit order given to Nigerians by two communities in that country. Martin Cobham, Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner in South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Pretoria that the mission.....
Yahoo-Verizon deal closes, CEO Marissa Mayer resigns
U.S. communications giant Verizon completed its purchase of troubled internet company Yahoo on Tuesday. The chief executive of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, told employees she would be resigning now that the transaction was over. In a message, Mayer outlined a long list of developments at the company under her tenure, and.....
Motorists violating traffic rules across Nigeria to undergo psychiatric test from July 1
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, on Tuesday released guidelines for the proposed psychiatric examination of traffic offenders in the country. The Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, had on Monday, told journalists in Abuja that the test would begin nationwide on July 1. According to the guidelines issued by the Corps’.....
WHO updates list of essential antibiotics for treatment of infections
The World Health Organisation has released a new advisory on antibiotics for treatment of common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances. A press statement by the agency on Tuesday said the updated list adds 30 medicines for adults and 25 for children. The list also specifies.....

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