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Africa needs diaspora strategy to harness opportunities-banking consultant

A private banking consultant, Ms Nilla Selormey, has reiterated the need for Africa to develop a diaspora strategy that will utilise skills of returnees to harness opportunities in the continent.

Addressing a business conference organised by the African Management Services Company (AMSCO), an arm of the International Finance Corporation (IFC …

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Kenya election: Kenyatta blames primaries chaos on turnout

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has blamed huge voter turnout for the chaos at his party's primaries on Friday, which led to them being cancelled. In many areas across the country, there were delays, with some skirmishes also reported as contestants accused their opponents of rigging.

Mr Kenyatta admitted to reporters …

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Veteran actor, Olumide Bakare is dead

Veteran actor, Olumide Bakare is dead. According to his personal assistant, Bakare died in the early hours of Saturday.

Actor Saidi Balogun confirmed it in a tweet on his twitter handle, @saidibalogun. He said the veteran actor was gone too soon.

According to reports, he died on his way to …

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Fans, colleagues wish John Mikel Obi happy birthday

John Mikel Obi, Super Eagles captain and unarguably one of Nigeria’s greatest players turned 30 years old today. Find here a few birthday wishes from fans and collegues. Twitter was ablaze with fans and teams wishing the amazing Obi. Check them out:

@thenff: Happy birthday @NGSuperEagles magical captain, @mikel_john_obi …

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Seven years after, fans remember Dagrin

Fans of the late Nigerian rapper Dagrin are paying tributes to him, seven years after his death. died on April 22, 2010. He was just 22 years old, but his unique style of rap music was already very popular.

Oladapo Olaitan ‘Dagrin’ Olaonipekun who is credited for popularising Yoruba rap …

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FG Reconstitutes Governing Boards Of Federal Polytechnics

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Governing Boards of all the 25 Federal Polytechnics in Nigeria.

According to a statement signed by the Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, the Boards are statutorily responsible for the governance and overall policy formulation for the institutions concerned.

“In making …

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Army Troops Repel Boko Haram Attacks On Adamawa, Borno Towns

Troops of the Nigerian Army successfully repelled Boko Haram attack on Madagali and Liman Kara towns in Adamawa and Borno states, North-East Nigeria.

Army Public Relations Officer of the 28 Task Force Brigade Mubi, Major Akintoye Badare, said the attack on the two towns lasted one and half hours.

Major …

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Buhari congratulates NIMASA boss on election as AAMA chair

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, on his election as the new Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrators.

Peterside was elected at the end of the third Annual Conference of the continental organisation in Abuja …

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Circular runways: Engineer defends his proposal

Last month we published a video arguing the case for circular runways at airports, as part of a series called World Hacks. It took off and went viral.
The video has had more than 36 million views on Facebook and generated heated debate on social media - including within the aviation …

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Sailing: Italian duo break sailing record from Dakar to Guadeloupe

An Italian father and son duo have sailed their way into the record books after taking just over 11 days to cross the Atlantic in a catamaran.

Nico and Vittorio Malingri arrived in the Guadeloupe port town of Pointe-à-Pitre on Thursday, 11 days, one hour and nine minutes after leaving …

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Judge orders Volkswagen to pay $2.8B in emission scandal

A judge on Friday ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests, blessing a deal negotiated by the government for a “massive fraud” orchestrated by the German automaker.

U.S. District Judge Sean Cox stuck to the plea …

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Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison

Russian hacker Roman Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison today. He was convicted of causing more than $169 million in damage by hacking into point-of-sale computers.

Seleznev, aka "Track2," would hack into computers belonging to both small businesses and large financial institutions, according to prosecutors. He was arrested …

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Man Utd star Ibrahimovic ruled out for the season with knee injury

Manchester United have been dealt a huge injury blow in their pursuit of Champions League football with the news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

The former Barcelona striker suffered the injury in the final seconds of normal time during United's Europa …

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