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Guinea-Bissau president Assassinated

DEMOCRACY was again dealt a blow yesterday as President Joao Bernardo Vieira of Guinea-Bissau was shot dead by men said to be soldiers less than 12 hours after the killing of the country’s Chief of Army Staff, Tagme Na Waie.   João Bernardo “Nino” Vieira (27 April 1939  – 2 …

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Nigerians in Diaspora to vote in 2011

Abuja – THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has hinted on the possibility of extending voting rights to Nigerians living abroad in the next general election, in deference to a recent court decision. Before now, it has not been possible for Nigerians in Diaspora to vote in the country’s democratic …

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Uganda’s Economy Defies Global Economic Decline

Kampala — Uganda’s economy looks set to continue as one of Africa’s fastest growing despite less demand for its products abroad and tighter global credit conditions, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) data released on Tuesday. In its annual review of Uganda’s economy, the IMF forecast economic growth is …

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Economic Meltdown: “Effect on Africa Critical” – Ezekwesili

As the United States and other big economies step up measures to cushion the effects of global economic recession, the World Bank has warned that a full blown socio-political crisis is imminent in Nigeria and other African countries owing to the recession. The bank‘s Vice President for Africa, Mrs. Oby …

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Anderson Cooper Hosts First Known Octuplets Born in 1998

The Chukwu Octuplets (born in December 1998 in Houston, Texas) to Nkem Chukwu and Iyke Louis were the first set of octuplets born in the United States. The smallest of the octuplets, Odera, died a week after birth. Chukwuebuka Nkemjika (Ebuka) – Girl, weighed 690g (22 oz.) at birth Chidinma …

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Miracle: Occupants of Bullet Riddled Jeep Safe

Lagos – It was a regular ride home from church for the family of Bishop Ogedengbe. He had actually prayed for deliverance from sudden death and protection for members. The ride home was halted when gun wilding men surrounded the vehicle and started shooting indiscriminately. The vehicle was driven by …

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Economic Crises: FGN Cuts Pay For Political Officers, halts rebranding project

Abuja – President YarÁdua had summoned his ministers, special advisers and other aides to a meeting with the aim of sounding them out on the way out of the economic meltdown currently unsettling the country. The meeting eventually resolved to cut down the remunerations of the political office holders as …

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Ambassador to U.S Oluwole Rotimi Recalled

President Umaru Yar’Adua has approved the immediate recall of Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, retired Brigadier-General Oluwole Rotimi, for “gross insubordination.” Sources at the Nigerian embassy in Washington DC said the decision to recall Rotimi followed his running disagreement with the Foreign Affairs Minister, Ojo Maduekwe, over issues bordering …

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