Africa's big men: The continent's long-serving leaders

Who are the nine longest-serving leaders in Africa and how long have they been in power? Source: onlineafric Related posts: Heartbreaking: How female corp member bled to death in Bayelsa FBI search warrant for Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop made public 26-year-old …

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Military intervention looms as Jammeh clings to power

African troops edge towards borders as midnight deadline for President Yahya Jammeh to cede power passes. Source: onlineafric Related posts: The Gambia’s President Jammeh to concede defeat in election Gambian president Yahya Jammeh says he will not step down The Gambia: life goes …

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Supreme Court hears case of Muslims detained after 9/11

Supreme Court weighs case by Muslims to decide whether men alleging religious discrimination had right to sue officials. Source: onlineafric Related posts: Supreme Court Declines to Unseat Tambuwal, Orders High Court to Retry Case Supreme Court Declines to Unseat Tambuwal, Orders High Court …

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Obaseki vows to strengthen judiciary, enforce rule of law

By Simon Ebegbulem &  Gabriel Enogholase BENIN—GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, yesterday, expressed his desire to strengthen the state judiciary  with a view to ensuring sanity and enforcement of rule of law to provide conducive environment for investors. Obaseki, who spoke when …

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Ijaw not in secession struggle —IYC presidential aspirant

By Etop Ekanem A leading Ijaw activist,  Oweikeye Endoro, has said the struggle for Ijaw advancement driven by the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, is not about secession from Nigeria as clearly noted in the historic Kaiama Declaration, KD, of 1998. Endoro, who is a …

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Trump picks Sonny Perdue for agriculture secretary – Washington Post

Washington Post Trump picks Sonny Perdue for agriculture secretaryWashington PostDonald Trump has chosen former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to be his secretary of agriculture, completing a protracted search with implications for how the president-elect plans to deliver on his promises to the army …

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Gani Lecture: Who should champion fight against corruption?

By Abdulwahab Abdulah & Bartholomew Madukwe As President Muhammadu Buhari remains steadfast in his anti-corruption war, one pertinent question that legal pundits and civil society groups across the country continue to ask is :”who exactly should champion the fight against corruption- the government …

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Southern Kaduna: El-Rufai shuts down Zangon Kataf as gunmen kill 3, injure 5

By Luka Binniyat ZANGON KATAF—Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has ordered a 24-hour curfew in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, in Southern Kaduna, after suspected armed herdsmen opened fire in Samaru Kataf, a busy market, Tuesday evening, killing three and injuring five. …

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I’ve no intention of leaving APGA —Obiano

By Vincent Ujumadu Awka— Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, yesterday,  debunked the rumour that he is planning to dump his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, for another political party, saying he would seek re-election on the platform of APGA in …

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Uyo church collapse: Weeks ordered removal of scaffolds —Contractor

By Emmanuel Ayunbge UYO—THE contractor who handled the roofing and welding works of the collapsed Reigners International Church building in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, which claimed several lives, yesterday, told the commission of inquiry probing the incident that the General Overseer, G.O., of …

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Reps direct IG to pay entitlements of 3,000 deceased police officers

By Emma Ovuakporie & Jonhbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—THE House of Representatives, yesterday, told the Inspector General of Police, IG, Mr Ibrahim Idris and the Police Service Commission, to investigate the reason behind the non-payment of entitlements to the families of over 3,000 dead police …

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Change habits, habitats of students to boost creativity, says Smith

By Tare Youdeowei THE Principal, Olashore International School, Mr Derek Smith has canvassed the change of habits and habitats of schools and students in order to increase creativity. He made this call during his speech on The Future Of Education at the 2016 …

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Okocha’s my idol — Gomez

Germany striker, Mario Gomez, has sensationally picked soccer legend Austin Jay-Jay Okocha as his idol even as he gave an inside brief on how his career was positively affected by the former Nigeria captain. Writing on The Players’ Tribune, Gomez talked about his …

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Manager urges N-Delta leaders to embrace Buhari’s peace offer

By Emma Aziken Senator James Manager, representing Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Delta South, has called on leaders and youths of the Niger Delta to embrace the new offer of peace from the Presidency, saying it is a window that must be explored for …

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Reports say former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is Trump's pick for Agriculture – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Reports say former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is Trump's pick for AgricultureLos Angeles TimesPresident-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized …

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Army: Manning to lose transgender benefits – The Hill

The Hill Army: Manning to lose transgender benefitsThe HillThe Army says former private Chelsea Manning will lose her military healthcare benefits following President Obama's commutation of her prison sentence. “If Pvt. Manning is discharged with a dishonorable discharge, she will lose her entitlement …

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In Manning clemency call, Obama sought to reduce sentence viewed as 'nuts' – Washington Post

Washington Post In Manning clemency call, Obama sought to reduce sentence viewed as 'nuts'Washington PostFrom the moment a military judge handed down a 35-year prison term for Chelsea Manning in 2013, President Obama and some administration officials saw the sentence as excessive. “Nuts,” …

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George Bush's Life in 13 Objects – New York Times

Newsweek George Bush's Life in 13 ObjectsNew York TimesGeorge Bush played baseball at Yale, as his father had, and he became captain of the university's team in 1948. Poppy, as he was known in his years as a student, was a popular player, …

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Still planning to fail?

By Josef Omorotionmwan IF it is true that morning shows  the day, it is also true that our approach to governance must be a strong determinant of what we get out of government. There can be no better time than now for proper …

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Obama's final contrast to Trump – Politico

Politico Obama's final contrast to TrumpPoliticoHe was sober and cautious, refusing to take several servings of bait offered up to him. He insisted on the importance of principles and norms. He asked for questions from an array of reporters, including a few critics. …

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Africa's big men: The continent's long-serving leaders

Who are the nine longest-serving leaders in Africa and how long have they been in power? Source: onlineafric Related posts: Heartbreaking: How female corp member bled to death in Bayelsa FBI search warrant for Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop made public 26-year-old …

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Military intervention looms as Jammeh clings to power

African troops edge towards borders as midnight deadline for President Yahya Jammeh to cede power passes. Source: onlineafric Related posts: The Gambia’s President Jammeh to concede defeat in election Gambian president Yahya Jammeh says he will not step down The Gambia: life goes …

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Supreme Court hears case of Muslims detained after 9/11

Supreme Court weighs case by Muslims to decide whether men alleging religious discrimination had right to sue officials. Source: onlineafric Related posts: Supreme Court Declines to Unseat Tambuwal, Orders High Court to Retry Case Supreme Court Declines to Unseat Tambuwal, Orders High Court …

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Obaseki vows to strengthen judiciary, enforce rule of law

By Simon Ebegbulem &  Gabriel Enogholase BENIN—GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, yesterday, expressed his desire to strengthen the state judiciary  with a view to ensuring sanity and enforcement of rule of law to provide conducive environment for investors. Obaseki, who spoke when …

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Ijaw not in secession struggle —IYC presidential aspirant

By Etop Ekanem A leading Ijaw activist,  Oweikeye Endoro, has said the struggle for Ijaw advancement driven by the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, is not about secession from Nigeria as clearly noted in the historic Kaiama Declaration, KD, of 1998. Endoro, who is a …

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Trump picks Sonny Perdue for agriculture secretary – Washington Post

Washington Post Trump picks Sonny Perdue for agriculture secretaryWashington PostDonald Trump has chosen former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to be his secretary of agriculture, completing a protracted search with implications for how the president-elect plans to deliver on his promises to the army …

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Gani Lecture: Who should champion fight against corruption?

By Abdulwahab Abdulah & Bartholomew Madukwe As President Muhammadu Buhari remains steadfast in his anti-corruption war, one pertinent question that legal pundits and civil society groups across the country continue to ask is :”who exactly should champion the fight against corruption- the government …

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Southern Kaduna: El-Rufai shuts down Zangon Kataf as gunmen kill 3, injure 5

By Luka Binniyat ZANGON KATAF—Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has ordered a 24-hour curfew in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, in Southern Kaduna, after suspected armed herdsmen opened fire in Samaru Kataf, a busy market, Tuesday evening, killing three and injuring five. …

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I’ve no intention of leaving APGA —Obiano

By Vincent Ujumadu Awka— Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, yesterday,  debunked the rumour that he is planning to dump his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, for another political party, saying he would seek re-election on the platform of APGA in …

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Uyo church collapse: Weeks ordered removal of scaffolds —Contractor

By Emmanuel Ayunbge UYO—THE contractor who handled the roofing and welding works of the collapsed Reigners International Church building in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, which claimed several lives, yesterday, told the commission of inquiry probing the incident that the General Overseer, G.O., of …

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Reps direct IG to pay entitlements of 3,000 deceased police officers

By Emma Ovuakporie & Jonhbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—THE House of Representatives, yesterday, told the Inspector General of Police, IG, Mr Ibrahim Idris and the Police Service Commission, to investigate the reason behind the non-payment of entitlements to the families of over 3,000 dead police …

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Change habits, habitats of students to boost creativity, says Smith

By Tare Youdeowei THE Principal, Olashore International School, Mr Derek Smith has canvassed the change of habits and habitats of schools and students in order to increase creativity. He made this call during his speech on The Future Of Education at the 2016 …

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Okocha’s my idol — Gomez

Germany striker, Mario Gomez, has sensationally picked soccer legend Austin Jay-Jay Okocha as his idol even as he gave an inside brief on how his career was positively affected by the former Nigeria captain. Writing on The Players’ Tribune, Gomez talked about his …

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Manager urges N-Delta leaders to embrace Buhari’s peace offer

By Emma Aziken Senator James Manager, representing Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Delta South, has called on leaders and youths of the Niger Delta to embrace the new offer of peace from the Presidency, saying it is a window that must be explored for …

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Reports say former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is Trump's pick for Agriculture – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Reports say former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is Trump's pick for AgricultureLos Angeles TimesPresident-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized …

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Army: Manning to lose transgender benefits – The Hill

The Hill Army: Manning to lose transgender benefitsThe HillThe Army says former private Chelsea Manning will lose her military healthcare benefits following President Obama's commutation of her prison sentence. “If Pvt. Manning is discharged with a dishonorable discharge, she will lose her entitlement …

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In Manning clemency call, Obama sought to reduce sentence viewed as 'nuts' – Washington Post

Washington Post In Manning clemency call, Obama sought to reduce sentence viewed as 'nuts'Washington PostFrom the moment a military judge handed down a 35-year prison term for Chelsea Manning in 2013, President Obama and some administration officials saw the sentence as excessive. “Nuts,” …

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George Bush's Life in 13 Objects – New York Times

Newsweek George Bush's Life in 13 ObjectsNew York TimesGeorge Bush played baseball at Yale, as his father had, and he became captain of the university's team in 1948. Poppy, as he was known in his years as a student, was a popular player, …

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Still planning to fail?

By Josef Omorotionmwan IF it is true that morning shows  the day, it is also true that our approach to governance must be a strong determinant of what we get out of government. There can be no better time than now for proper …

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Obama's final contrast to Trump – Politico

Politico Obama's final contrast to TrumpPoliticoHe was sober and cautious, refusing to take several servings of bait offered up to him. He insisted on the importance of principles and norms. He asked for questions from an array of reporters, including a few critics. …

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