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NCC: Glo Is Top Network For New Subscribers In Feb 2019

Latest report by telecommunications industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), indicates that national operator, Globacom, remains the preferred network for new subscribers.  The report which is for the month of February showed that  Globacom added 400,879 new subscribers, which was the highest gain by any operator. 9mobile was second with 345,264 new customers, while Airtel came third with 4,559 new users.  Conversely, MTN suffered a huge loss  in the month under review as 1,099,480 of its subscribers left its network.  With the latest NCC statistics, Globacom had 46,004,517 subscribers on its network in February,…

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Bombs Kill Over 200 In Sri Lankan Churches, Hotels On Easter Sunday

More than 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago. Seven people were arrested and three police officers were killed during a security forces raid on a house in the Sri Lankan capital several hours after the attacks, many of which officials said were suicide bomb explosions. The government declared a curfew in Colombo…

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Sudan Protests Leaders To Name Transition Govt On Sunday

The leaders of Sudan’s protest movement say they will name members of a transitional authority on Sunday, to replace the current military junta. Following months of protests, the army ousted long-standing leader Omar al-Bashir last week. But the protesters want the military to hand power to a civilian authority. To back up their demands, huge crowds once again gathered outside the military headquarters on Friday, chanting: “Freedom, peace and justice”. Thousand of people gathered in the centre of the capital, Khartoum, after Friday prayers in the biggest protests since Mr…

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Church Building Collapses During Easter Service Killing 13, Injures Many

At least 13 people have died and many were injured when a wall collapsed in South Africa at the start of an Easter service at a Pentecostal church. Emergency services said that 29 people were rushed to hospital after the collapse in the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal. Local officials have blamed the tragedy on heavy rainfall in the area around eMpangeni on Thursday night. Local reports said some people had been sleeping when the brick wall fell. The wall at the front of the Pentecostal Holiness Church collapsed at the…

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Ex-President Of Peru Commits Suicide To Avoid Arrest

Peru’s former president Alan Garcia died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday, hours after shooting himself in the head to avoid arrest in connection with a bribery probe, authorities said on Wednesday. Garcia, who had six adult children, was 69. A skilled orator elected president twice, first as a firebrand leftist and then as a champion of foreign investment and free trade, Garcia had been dogged by allegations of corruption in recent years that he had repeatedly denied. Garcia was one of nine people a judge had ordered to…

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Women Can Change Face Of Africa With Enough Access To Finance

Access to finance by women in Africa is critical if the continent is to attain the sustainable development goals, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha said Tuesday. Speaking at an event to discuss the African Women Leadership Fund (AWLF) in Marrakesh, Morocco, ahead of the fifth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD), Ms. Biha said adopting the right actions to integrate gender in Africa’s economies will result in financial inclusion, guarantee women’s economic empowerment and achievement of the SDGs, thereby helping change the face of…

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African Union Threatens Sudan With Suspension

The African Union has given the new military authorities in Sudan 15 days to hand over to a civilian government or risks suspension from the body. Sudanese protesters are continuing to demand that the transitional military council running the country hands over to a civilian-led administration. On Monday the African Union (AU) called on Sudan’s military to transfer power to a civilian led political authority within 15 days or face suspension from the AU. Last Thursday President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown by the military following months of protests. The following…

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French Billionaire François-Henri Pinault Pledges €100m To Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

A French billionaire has pledged a whopping €100 million (£86 million) to help the reconstruction work for Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral after it was ravaged by a fire. François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering, which owns Gucci, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Tomas Maier and a bunch of other brands, has dedicated the massive funds to ensure the beautiful cathedral can be restored to it’s former glory. Pinault is also married to film star Salma Hayek, making the pair a bona fide power couple. In a statement obtained by Le…

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Extra-Judicial Killing: IGP Visits Ambode, Says Affected Officers To Face Trial

…Thanks Lagos Gov For Support To Police, Other Security Agencies The Inspector General of Police, Mr Adamu Mohammed on Monday paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode over recent cases of extra-judicial killings recorded in the State, vowing that all the affected officers would be charged to court and made to face the full wrath of the law. Speaking at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, Mohammed who was accompanied on the visit by top Police chiefs, said the affected officers have already been arrested…

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Jubilation As Sudanese Army Forces President al-Bashir To Step Down

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was forced to step down by the military on Thursday after three decades of autocratic power, and moves were under way to form a transitional council to run the country, Sudanese sources said. Government sources and the minister of production and economic resources in North Darfur, Adel Mahjoub Hussein, told Dubai-based al-Hadath TV that Bashir’s presidency was over and consultations were being held on creating a ruling military council. Sudanese sources told Reuters that Bashir, 75, was at the presidential residence under “heavy guard”. A son…

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