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Angola delays ‘coup’ trial of 37 suspects


Angola on Friday postponed the trial of 37 alleged former fighters from the main UNITA opposition group who are accused of a mysterious coup attempt in January. The trial has been pushed back to December 2 “at the request of defence lawyers”, Luanda court judge Joao Pedro Fuantoni told reporters. ...

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Ghana mourns revered Ashanti queen


Dressed entirely in black, Tina Owusu Panin joined thousands making their way to a Ghanaian palace to mourn their “mother” — the revered queen of the powerful Ashanti kingdom. Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II died on Monday last week at the venerable age of 111, plunging the West African ...

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Egun men search for wives, children after attack


Days after hoodlums attacked Otodo Gbame, a predominantly Egun community in the Lekki Phase 1 area of Lagos State, some women and children have been declared missing by their relatives. John Avonah, a 65-year-old Egun man, told PUNCH Metro that he had yet to locate his wife, Alice, and his ...

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Corruption, not a threat to national security, says Magu


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday punctured the argument of the Department of State Services that corruption was a threat to national security, the reason the latter gave to justify the raids it carried out on the homes of some judges across the country last month. The stance ...

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Snowden loses final Norway appeal for no-extradition pledge


Norway’s supreme court on Friday rejected a final appeal by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden to secure assurances he would not be extradited to the US should he travel to Norway to collect an award. Just as was the case in an original lawsuit and the subsequent appeal to a lower ...

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44 dead as trains collide in Iran


Two trains collided and caught fire Friday in a remote region of northern Iran, killing 44 people and injuring dozens more, in one of the country’s worst rail disasters. Provincial governor Mohammad Reza Khabbaz told state television that the crash took place in Semnan province on the main line between ...

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Amnesty International accuses FG of killing 150 Biafra agigators


Amnesty International on Thursday accused Nigeria’s security forces of killing at least 150 pro-Biafra protesters and injuring hundreds since August 2015. The army denied the charge. “This deadly repression of pro-Biafra activists is further stoking tensions in the southeast of Nigeria,” Amnesty warned in its report. “This reckless and trigger-happy ...

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MFM may lose Prayer City land to original land owners


A High Court sitting in Abeokuta has ruled that the land on which Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) camp along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway is situated rightfully belongs to the Adejonlu family. The ruling which was delivered on May 12, this year by Justice A.A Akinyemi of the Abeokuta ...

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Russia’s borders don’t end anywhere – Putin


President Vladimir Putin on Thursday joked with a schoolboy that Russia’s borders “don’t end anywhere”. Putin was speaking at a televised awards ceremony held by the Russian Geographical Society. On stage Putin questioned Miroslav Oskirko, a nine-year-old prodigy who said he knew the borders of every country in the world. ...

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Enugu accident: Police confirm 1 dead, 11 unconscious


The Police in Enugu on Thursday said one person died and 11 others became unconscious in an accident that occurred along the Ezeagu community axis of Onitsha-Enugu Expressway. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu that the accident ...

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Court To Judge Accused Of Corruption: Remain In Detention


A Federal High Court on Monday refused an ex-parte application filed by a judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, seeking her release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Justice Muslim Hassan held in Lagos that the judge’s prayer could not be heard by motion ex-parte. Mr. Hassan said ...

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President Buhari Jets Out To Equatorial Guinea For Africa-Arab Summit


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari will attend the 4th Africa-Arab Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016. The summit, which will be attended by Heads of State and Government from Gulf and African countries, is expected to endorse the Malabo Declaration and Action Working Plan for 2017-2019 to promote ...

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Nollywood Movie Star Kudirat Ajimat Is Dead


  Nollywood actress Kudirat Ajimat has died. Ajimat, who featured mostly in Yoruba movies, passed away Tuesday morning in Ogun State and has since been buried according to Islamic rites. The news of her death was announced by the Ogun State Chapter of the Theatre Arts and Movie Pictures Practitioners ...

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson Set To Become The Oldest Woman In Space


An astronaut of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is set to become the oldest woman in space. 56-year-old Peggy Whitson is scheduled to launch into space on Thursday, where she’ll celebrate her 57th birthday. She will beat Barbara Morgan’s record as the world’s oldest spacewoman, although it’s a ...

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