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Barca’s Messi Wins 6th Ballon d’Or Crown

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has regained the Ballon d’Or crown after winning the 2019 edition in Paris France, to take a record sixth award, pipping Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo, as world best player. The Argentine superstar held off the challenge of Liverpool centre-back Virgil Van Dijk, who recognised he had been beaten by “someone a little bit better” as he settled for second place. Van Dijk’s teammate Sadio Mane finished fourth while attacking partner Mohamed Salah finished fifth, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe receiving the sixth-highest number of…

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Terrorists Kill 14 In Church During Sunday Service

At least 14 people including teenagers were shot dead in an attack on a church in eastern Burkina Faso during mass on Sunday morning, a security source and a local official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The identity of the gunmen was not yet clear and further details on the attack had yet to emerge. This year an Islamist insurgency in Burkina Faso has ignited ethnic and religious tensions, rendering large parts of the country ungovernable, especially in the northern areas bordering restive Mali. The attack took place in…

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Court Sentences Two Men To 15 Years In Jail For Gay Sex

A high court in Zambia has sentenced two men to 15 years in jail after they were caught having sex in 2017. Zambia is a conservative country and same-sex relationships are frowned upon and homosexual acts are illegal. The court heard that Japhet Chataba and Steven Samba booked themselves into a lodge in Kapiri Mposhi, in central Zambia, where they committed the act. While they were in the room, one of the workers peeped through an open window and saw them having sex. The female worker then alerted her colleagues…

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Funding Of Regional Projects Focus Of Discussion During PIDA In Cairo

The financing of cross-border infrastructure projects is a key driver for progress and acceleration of Africa’s regional integration. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) thinks that a stronger public-private partnership could hasten the investment in these regional projects. Mayaki was speaking at the Continental Business Network (CBN) Media breakfast, organised in the sidelines of PIDA week in Cairo. PIDA stands for the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Examples of regional projects include two hydropower projects in East and West Africa (Rusizi…

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ECA, AUC, AfDB Launch Agric, Food Security Joint Thematic Working Group

……….In Abidjan The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), under the auspices of the Joint Secretariat Support Office (JSSO), launched the agriculture and food security joint Thematic Working Group (TWG) on the margins of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa holding in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance the strategic partnership to accelerate Africa’s transformation and will serve as a platform for information and knowledge sharing. The Thematic Working Group for agriculture…

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FG Counts Gains Of Border Closure: Higher Revenue, Increased Rice Production

……Lower Fuel Consumption Among Others The Federal Government has listed higher import revenue, lower domestic fuel consumption and increased rice production by local farmers among the gains of the closure of the country’s land borders in four geo-political zones of the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the gains when he visited the Seme Border on Monday, along with Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning Clement Agba, National Security Adviser Babagana…

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SERAP Petitions African Commission Over DSS ‘Harassment’ Of Sowore’s Sureties, Falana

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mrs Soyata Maiga, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the commission’s members requesting them: “to urgently intervene and put pressure on the Nigerian authorities and their agents to immediately end the intimidation and harassment of detained journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, their sureties and lawyers, particularly Femi Falana, SAN simply for defending their clients’ rights.” According to SERAP, “Nigeria’s State Security Service (SSS) has stated that it would not release…

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Air Peace Chairman Debunks Bank Fraud Charges, Says Not My Character

The Chairman/CEO of Air Peace,  Allen Onyema has denied allegations of bank and money laundering leveled against him by the United State Justice Department. The US Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Georgia had in a charge accused Onyema of money laundering “for moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase of airplanes.” But in a brief statement on Saturday, Onyema said all the allegations “are false and are in no way in line with…

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Corps Marshall Oyeyemi: Anti-Corruption War Within FRSC Won’t Stop

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has stated that the anti corruption campaign currently going on under his watch is yielding tremendous result and his administration cannot be deterred nor intimidated to dissuade from cleansing the Corps of bad eggs. In a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal said this during a press conference at the national headquarters of the Commission on Friday. While addressing the press, the Corps Marshal was quoted as saying that the press conference has become…

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Photos: Tour Of Dangote Refinery By Kano, Jigawa Professionals

L – R, Member of the Forum/  Former President Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria ( PSN) Ahmed Yakasai, President / CE, Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, Leader of the Delegation/ Vice  Chairman Kano & Jigawa States Professionals Forum, Prof. Munzali  Jibril, Member of the Forum, Muhammad Abubakar, During the  Kano & Jigawa States Professionals Forum Facilities  Tour of the Dangote Oil  Refinery and  Fertilizer Project, Lekki, Lagos on Saturday 16th November 2019   DSC,6594, President / CE, Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote,  Member of the Forum, Muhammad Abubakar,  Leader of the Delegation/ Vice  Chairman Kano & Jigawa…

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