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  • Buhari directs Osinbajo to head delegation on Niger Delta crisis

    President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to head the special presidential delegation charged with the task of resolving the crisis in the Niger Delta region. The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, retired Brigadier General Paul Boroh disclosed this to newsmen on Monday in Abuja. Boroh said the choice of…

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  • Normalcy returns to Ife as warring factions sue for peace

    Leaders of Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo communities residing in Ile-Ife, Osun state, have called for an end to ethnic clashes in the city. They spoke at a joint news conference organised by the Ife Progressive Forum/Action Council in Ile-Ife on Monday, March 13. The Seriki Hausawa of Ife, Alhaji Abubakar Madagali, said the disturbance which momentarily…

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  • Human error, engine failure, major cause of Dana crash

    Pilot error and mechanical failure  caused the death of 159 persons in the DANA Air crash of 2012 in Nigeria, accident investigators said in a report published on Monday. The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) said two engines on the ill-fated Dana Aircraft from, Abuja, failed mid-air before it crashed on approach to the Murtala Muhammed…

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  • Ex-basketball star petitions Lagos CP over assault by OPIC staff

    By Joe Apu Former Nigerian basketball international, Franca Uyigue Nkwoji, has been distraught over what she has described as unfair victimization and a threat to her life by the management of the Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation, OPIC Plaza, located in the Ikeja area of Lagos State. The former national women’s basketball player, who…

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  • Durban may not be hosting Commonwealth Games in 2022

    The 2022 Commonwealth Games will no longer take place in Durban, South Africa, according to reports. It is believed the city did not meet the criteria set by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and an announcement is expected later on Monday. Durban was awarded the Games in 2015 as the only city to make a…

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  • Ghana lowers cocoa output

    Ghana’s Cocobod’s new chief executive Joseph Aidoo on Monday lowered this year’s cocoa output to be around 800,000 tonnes from the initial forecast of 850,000-900,000 tonnes. Aidoo, who did not give reasons for the drop, told Reuters in Accra that the country produced 780,000 tonnes of beans last season. Cocobod data also seen by Reuters…

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  • Turkey renews threats to Dutch government after minister’s expulsion

    Turkish Government on Sunday demanded an apology and threatened to retaliate against the Dutch government after its expulsion of Family Minister Fatma Sayan-Kaya prompted a violent protest and several arrests in Rotterdam. Speaking at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport upon her return, Sayan-Kaya described her expulsion across the border to Germany as “anti-democratic”. She accused the Dutch…

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