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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Pakistan shrine blast: Death toll now at 52, IS claims responsibility.

At least 52 people died and scores of others were injured when a bomb exploded at a remote Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province on Saturday, officials said.
The blast hit a crowd of worshippers participating in a ceremony at the shrine of the Sufi saint Shah Noorani in Khuzdar district, some 750 kilometres (460 miles) south of provincial capital Quetta.

Clinton blames FBI's Comey for her defeat in call with donors

Hillary Clinton blamed FBI director James Comey for her stunning defeat in Tuesday's presidential election in a conference call with her top campaign funders on Saturday, according to two participants on the call.

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In Myanmar, 8 killed in surge of Rakhine violence

Myanmar’s military said its troops killed six people and lost two soldiers in clashes with attackers in Rakhine state on Saturday, in the latest flare-up of violence in the crisis-hit region.
Northern Rakhine, which is home to the Muslim Rohingya minority and borders Bangladesh, has been under military lockdown ever since surprise raids on border posts left nine police dead last month.

Sworn Governor Obaseki restates commitment to create 200,000 jobs in Edo State

Obaseki restates commitment to create 200,000 jobs

Nigeria - The new governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki has promised to fulfill his campaign promise of creating 200,000 jobs in the state within the next four years.
The governor made the remarks shortly after taking oath of office administered by the Chief Judge of Edo state, Justice Cromwell Idahosa at the Dr Samuel Ogbemudia stadium Benin City.

Read revealed reasons South East Senators visited Buhari, release of Kanu tops the list

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Nigeria - There are indications that South East Senators, who recently visited President Muhammadu Buhari presented a list of demands as a condition for supporting the $29.9 billion external loan being sought by the President through the National Assembly, NASS. 

Oh gosh! At least 25 killed after blast at shrine in southwestern Pakistan

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An explosion at a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens of others, local officials said.
Hashim Ghalzai, a local district commissioner, told Reuters that the toll was based on initial reports, and could rise further.

Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters surrender in Chad

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Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters and their families have surrendered in Chad in the past month, security and U.N. sources said, in a sign the military campaign against them is making headway.

Boko Haram, which has killed and kidnapped thousands of people, had seized an area approximately the size of Belgium in northeastern Nigeria by last year but has since lost significant ground amid growing regional military pressure.

Throwback photo painting: See George Washington and Thomas Jefferson's signing of the US constitution in 1787

The Signing of the Constitution of the United States, with George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson at the Constitutional Convention of 1787; oil painting on canvas by Howard Chandler Christy, 1940. The painting is 20 by 30 feet and hangs in the United States Capitol building. (Photo: GraphicaArtis/Getty Images)

Wow! Great one! “ This is the scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States,” with George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, at the Constitutional Convention of 1787; oil painting on canvas by Howard Chandler Christy, 1940. The painting is 20 by 30 feet and hangs in the United States Capitol building. (Photo: GraphicaArtis/Getty Images)

Stampedes and scuffles in India as rupee banknotes withdrawn from circulation to tackle corruption and tax invasion

People queue to deposit RUPEE banknotes inside a bank in Allahabad

There have been stampedes and scuffles breaking out in India as millions of people scramble to change old currency notes which have become worthless.
Long queues continue outside banks just a few days after the high-value notes were withdrawn by the government in a surprise announcement.
The country's 500 (£6) and 1,000 (£12) rupee notes will no longer be legal tender due to efforts to tackle corruption and tax evasion. 

Again, two Hospitals attacked in Syria

Two Hospitals attacked in Syria

A hospital in Kafr Zita in rural Hama, has been hit by at least two barrel bombs, resulting in severe damages to the facility.

According to media release made available to David Lawal of The Nation by the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM) in Syria, the initial reports show no casualties even as the facility was rendered completely out of service.

Godwin Obaseki sworn in as Edo State Governor amid tight security

Huge crowd as Obaseki takes oath of office

Benin City, Nigeria - The vicinity in and around the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, where the new Governor of Edo, Mr Godwin Obaseki, took his oath of office was put under tight security and heavy surveillance.

Security personnel drawn from the Police, Army, Department of State Security and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, were positioned in the area to forestall any unforeseen security breach.

Four killed in blast at US base in Bagram, Afghanistan

At least four people have been killed and about 14 wounded in an explosion at the biggest US military base in Afghanistan.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the Bagram Airfield blast, saying a suicide attacker targeted American soldiers during their morning exercise.

Anti-Trump protesters gather for third night, one shot in Portland

Thousands of protesters took their frustrations over Donald Trump's election as the next U.S. president onto the streets on Friday and into Saturday in several cities, including Portland, Oregon, where one protester was shot.

Donald Trump rows back on Obamacare repeal promise

Donald Trump has said he would consider leaving in place certain parts of the Affordable Care Act - Obamacare - despite pledges to scrap it.
The President-elect appears to have softened his position on Barack Obama's signature 2010 health law, after meeting with the current president.

Ex-President Jonathan engaged in cold war with ex- ministers over $2.1bn arms deal, report says

Nigeria - Former President Goodluck Jonathan is pitted in cold war with some of his ex-ministers who are on trial over the $2.1 billion arms scandal, N23.29 poll cash and other financial frauds.

Some of the ex-ministers are said to be angry with Jonathan for allegedly abandoning them after they were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Outgoing Gov. Oshiomhole commutes four death row inmates to life imprisonment. Read other pardons

Outgoing Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole Friday marked his last days in office by commuting four death row inmates to life imprisonment.

Angry Niger Delta leaders warn militants over bombing of Forcados trunkline

Nigeria - Niger Delta leaders yesterday severely reprimanded the militant group that blew up the Trans-Forcados at Batan, Warri South West Local Council, Delta State pipelines, saying enough was enough.

Oh crazy mistake! Facebook glitch tells some users they are dead including founder Zuckerberg!

Facebook accidentally declared a number of its users dead on Friday - including its founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Reports said that around two million profiles were memorialised - a process that usually takes place after a user has died and requires proof of death.

Friday, 11 November 2016

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Young Trump and Hillary who kept the world spell bound for months. Smiles...

EFCC arrests French graduate for alleged romance scam

Nigeria - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Damilola Fasakin for alleged romance scam through the Internet.
The commission spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Friday in Abuja that Fasakin is a French graduate of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.

Wow! France elects first woman football chief

French football’s ruling body the Professional Football League (LFP) on Friday elected their first woman president with Nathalie Boy De La Tour winning a four-year term.

Oh boy! Deadly green mamba snake found on African ship docked in Aberdeen

One of the deadliest snakes in the world has been found on a boat docked in Aberdeen.
The green mamba was discovered on a cargo ship from West Africa, which arrived at the city's harbour on Wednesday.

Crazy things happen! Police nab 2 suspects for cloning Deputy Governor's Facebook account


Nigeria - The Enugu State Police Command, yesterday said it has arrested two suspected Internet fraudsters who created a fake Facebook account using the profile of the Enugu State Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, a superintendent of police, who disclosed this in a statement gave the names of the suspects as  Richard Onyema, 36, a native of Amokohia in Imo State who resides at No 20 Mbano Camp, Obigbo Port Harcourt, Rivers State and Richard Odinaka Amadi, 40, a native of Mbaitoli in Imo State who also resides at Omagwa, Rivers State.

Donald Trump's ban on Muslims disappears and reappears on his campaign website

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One of President-elect Donald Trump‘s most divisive promises — to ban Muslims from entering America — disappeared from his campaign website before reappearing on Thursday.
Trump‘s campaign staff told US media that text of the pledge, posted in December following terror attacks in San Bernardino, California, vanished because of a technical glitch.
It reappeared after journalists questioned the disappearance.

US President-Elect Donald Trump hails Israel as ‘beacon of hope’

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US president-elect Donald Trump hailed Israel as a “beacon of hope to countless people” on Friday in his first public message to the country since his upset victory.
“Israel and America share so many of the same values, such as freedom of speech, freedom of worship and the importance of creating opportunities for all citizens to pursue their dreams,” Trump said in the message published by the Israel Hayom newspaper.