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Guy Scott, the first white person to rule Zambia since independence from Britain in 1964, said though his skin was white, his blood was black. He told journalists on Friday in Lusaka ...
 
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The Osun House of Assembly on Wednesday rejected a bill seeking the disposal of dead bodies by cremation in the state. The bill, titled: "Osun State Disposal of Dead Bodies by Cremation Bill, 2014’’,  was sponsored by the Chief Whip of the assembly, Ipoola Binuyo, representing Ife North ...
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The European Commission (EC) said on Wednesday it would increase humanitarian assistance for the Iraq crisis by an additional three million Euros as winter approaches and the number of refugees increases. Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner responsible for international ...
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Nigeria’s Abimbola Osunfuyi and Odion Aikoje on Wednesday topped the table alongside Egypt’s Ezat Mohamed and Hesham Abdelrahman in the third round of the ongoing Lagos International Chess Classics. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Osunfuyi, Aikoje, Mohamed and Abdelrahman are ...
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The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in Abuja on Wednesday said that 7,836 Nigerians were prevented from travelling out of the country from January to June. The NIS Public Relations Officer, Chukwuemeka Obua, made the fact known  at a media session of the Forum of Spokespersons of Security ...
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Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Wednesday urged politicians seeking political offices to pursue such ambitions with the fear of God. Oritsejafor made the call on Wednesday at the 60th birthday anniversary and thanksgiving of Emmanuel ...
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The House of Representatives on Wednesday towed the line of the Senate by approving President Goodluck Jonathan's request to borrow not more than one billion dollars to tackle the security challenges facing the country. The Senate had, on September 25th, approved the request made by Jonathan ...
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The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, on Wednesday said it had concluded the collection of DNA samples for identification of 115 victims of the recently collapsed building in Lagos. Olawale Oke, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, made this known at a news ...
Super Falcons
Nigeria’s Super Falcons beat South Africa’s Banyana Banyana 2-1 on Wednesday in Windhoek, Namibia to qualify for the final match of the 9th African Women Championship (AWC). In the semi-final match played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Asisat Oshoala scored twice in the first half to keep the ...
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A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo has won the Sakharov Prize - one of Europe's top humanitarian rights prizes - for his work with helping thousands of rape victims across the country. Denis Mukwege a 59-year-old gynaecologist, has treated over 30,000 rape victims at the Panizi ...
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At one time or another (especially if you live in Nigeria) I bet you have felt that indescribable frustration of attempting to withdraw money from an ATM only to find out that it's out of service. A 28-year-old Chinese woman named Lin, felt the exact same way. Only in her case, she got so ...
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Commercial sex workers in Abuja have reportedly been given a 2-day ultimatum to leave the city or be prosecuted. Authorities have also threatened to punish individuals who patronize the sex workers with a death sentence, City People News reports. These stringent measures were said to have ...
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Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has joined a number of his colleagues by entering political world in Nigeria. According to Daily Independent, Jim Iyke recently joined the newly registered Young Democratic Party as its Director General in the Diaspora.Talking to the magazine, Jim Iyke explains that he ...
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BellaNaija is pleased to announce a new column for our special readers - Ask FVO! Funmi Victor-Okigbo (FVO)  is an expert in Event planning & management, and is now a  BellaNaija contributor. FVO is the Chief Executive and Lead Production Designer of No Surprises Events. Her corporate ...
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A man in Zimbabwe has been arrested for smuggling 100 pounds of second-hand G-strings, thongs, and regular pants into the country. RadarNG reports that the man was apprehended at the Sango Border Post by the Zimbabwean Revenue Authority (Zimra). It is against the law in the country to ...
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Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Aminu Wali has asked countries to stop further discrimination and stigmatisation of Nigerians over Ebola after the main UN health body certified the country free of the virus. Wali in a speech delivered on Tuesday in Berlin at the Nigeria-German ...
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Marie Kieny, Head of Health Information of WHO, said Ebola drug trials and collection of survivors' blood for treating patients would get underway in West Africa within weeks. Kieny said in Geneva on Wednesday that WHO and partner organisations were currently selecting treatment centres in ...
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A seemingly perfectly-crafted lie will always fall apart over time. A fraudster named Alan Knight, scammed his next door neighbour of £40,000 and pretended to be in a coma for two years to avoid jail time, Daily Mail reports. However, he was recently arrested by police after he was found ...
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A Nigerian woman was turned away from a Trinidad & Tobago airport last Friday, in accordance with the country's new policies instituted to prevent Ebola from spreading into its territory. Jamaica Observer reports that after landing at Piarco International Airport, health officials ...
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A man abandoned his three children at an Ogun State boarding school for eight years because he couldn't afford to take care of them. The man, Segun Adepegba, enrolled the kids at Solid Model College in 2007, promising to come and pick them up after the first school term but he never showed ...
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That awkward moment when your boyfriend threatens the President of the United States! OMG. So here's what happened. While President Obama was casting his vote at a voting booth in Chicago for midterm elections on Monday, there was a young lady next to him also in the process of casting her ...

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