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Buhari In New York Extols Nelson Mandela’s Commitment To Peaceful, Just, Democratic Society

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in New York extolled the immense values embodied by the late South African President and Nobel Peace Winner, Nelson Mandela. Speaking at a High Level Meeting on Global Peace in honour of the Centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, also known as the Peace Summit, on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the President described the anti-apartheid icon as “a man whose lifetime symbolised uncommon humility, compassion, courage and forgiveness.” According to President Buhari, “This centenary celebration provides an…

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Sweden’s PM Voted Out Of Office By Parliament

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will have to stand down after losing the support of parliament. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) backed the vote to remove him, weeks after a general election that delivered a hung parliament. In Tuesday’s dramatic vote, 204 MPs voted against Mr Lofven while 142 voted in favour. Parliament’s speaker will now propose a new leader – a process that could take weeks. Mr Lofven is expected to stay on as caretaker prime minister while his replacement is decided. Mr Lofven, the leader of the centre-left…

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Osun: APC Campaign Council Slams PDP, Hails Poll’s Conduct

The All Peoples Congress (APC) Campaign Council for the 2018 Osun Governorship Election has described as excessive grandstanding the call by the PDP for INEC to declare its candidate in the polls as the winner. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, the Chairman of the Council’s Media Committee, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, decried the PDP’s descent into hysteria after INEC announced that the election was inconclusive, saying this reinforced the Council’s earlier statement that the opposition party was in the panic mode prior to the election, and that it…

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Anti-Corruption War: Workers’ Strike Weakens CCB, CCT, Says Counsel

The protracted industrial action since embarked on by staffers of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) seemed to have caused more harm, than achieving its intended good. It  has also prevented the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to adjudicate on several corruption cases submitted for prosecution. The ugly development has hindered CCB from effectively investigating and prosecution of high-profile cases of non-compliance to assets declaration responsibility and other unethical activities perpetrated by civil servants and public officers, Mrs. Fatima Danjuma has disclosed. Mrs. Danjuma, who is Senior Counsel to CCB…

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AfDB, Purdue University Hold Conference On Technologies For African Farmers

African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers: The African Development Bank  and Purdue University are organizing the Scale Up Conference on Agricultural Innovations from September 25-27, 2018, to address how to shift agricultural innovations from research institutions into the developing world, particularly Africa. The Scale Up Conference will bring together hundreds of individuals and organizations engaged in the introduction, diffusion, and adoption of agricultural innovations that have the potential to reach millions. Bank President Akinwumi Adesina will be the keynote speaker at…

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Armed Bandits Resume On Birnin-Gwari Road,  Kill, Abduct Commuters, Says Group

  Armed bandits has declared total war on the good citizens of Birnin-Gwari and commuters along the two major highways of Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna and Birnin-Gwari-Funtua.   In a statement Chairman, Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, Ibrahim Abubakar Nagwari said: “Latest incidents is the killing of a young man Abdulkarim Bagoma, yesterday evening  by armed bandits and three others sustained various degree of injuries along Birnin-Gwari-Funtua road.   The statement added that; “ the wife of late Abdulkarim Bagoma and one other person (Ibrahim Mai alignment) whereabouts remain unknown as…

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Sierra Leone Face FIFA Ban After Anti-Graft Officials Raid FA Offices

Sierra Leone face the prospect of a ban from international competition by FIFA after the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) followed through on a threat to raid the offices of its football association on Tuesday. The ACC had threatened the move last week after sending a letter to Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) president Isha Johansen, telling her to step down over allegations of match-fixing involving the national team. Johansen and her secretary general Chris Kamara have been banned from the SLFA offices by ACC officials, but the remainder of the…

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MainOne, Orange Ink Deal To Boost Internet Access In Francophone

……………West Africa French Telecoms company, Orange and leading West African Connectivity and Data Centre services provider, MainOne have entered a partnership that will see the French telecoms giant co-invest in two new cable landing stations in Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire while the broadband infrastructure provider will provide additional capacity via its 7000km cable system from Europe to Africa with landing stations in Nigeria, Ghana and Portugal, reinforcing the position of both companies in the African telecommunications ecosystem. This new cable connection, several countries in West Africa will benefit from better…

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Shell Targets Lower Methane Emissions From Oil, Gas Operations

Royal Dutch Shell announced on Monday plans to limit emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, across its oil and gas operations. Shell aims to maintain methane emissions intensity below 0.2 per cent by 2025, it said in a statement, joining British rival BP, which last year set a similar goal. Methane is released into the atmosphere mostly through leaks in gas infrastructure such as pumps and pipelines. The gas has a bigger impact than carbon dioxide, even though the oil and gas industry produces less methane and the gas…

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Group Stages Rallies To Support Ambode’s Re-Election

Members of a group, known as Human and Consumer Rights Advocacy Centre, staged rallies in various parts of Lagos on Monday to support Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode’s re-election. The group staged rallies at Ojota, Ogba, Berger and Iyana Ipaja, chanting solidarity songs in support of Ambode. The rallies are coming against the backdrop of speculations that Ambode has fallen out of favour with his political godfather, Sen. Bola Tinubu. Tinubu is said to be currently rooting for a former commissioner in the state, Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu, who has already declared his…

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