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Nigeria's 🇳🇬 Boko Haram trials ⚖ to be held behind closed doors 🚪

Trials of Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria will take place behind closed doors with no media present, a justice ministry official with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Friday.

The move was made on security grounds following discussions between the government and the Department of State Services intelligence agency …

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Mugabe to whites: What's not yours will never be yours

President Robert Mugabe says whites came to Zimbabwe and wanted to make it their own, ignoring the fact that "what is not yours will never be yours". The 93-year-old president was speaking at a funeral on Thursday at which he hailed the resistance fight by the likes of former vice …

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2019 Elections: PDP Reconciles Aggrieved Members

The North-East Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has embarked on a reconciliation process in the region ahead of the 2019 general elections. Chairman of the Committee and Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, said they would leave no stone unturned in uniting the aggrieved party members ahead of …

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Osinbajo In Enugu En Route To Anambra

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is visiting Anambra, the eastern part of Nigeria through the Enugu International Airport.

Prof. Osinbajo was received by the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and accompanied by the Minister for Budget, Udoma Udo Udoma, Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige.

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Appetite for foreign goods costing manufacturers $3bn annually – MAN

Local manufacturers lose an average of $3bn annually due to the preference of Nigerian government and consumers for foreign goods. The President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Dr. Frank Jacobs, disclosed this on Thursday in Lagos during a media parley to intensify campaign for made-in-Nigeria goods.

The MAN president, joined by …

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Cameroon bans pro-independence rallies in Anglophone area

Cameroon has banned public meetings and travel in a mainly English-speaking region ahead of a protest to demand independence for the area. The South-West region's border with Nigeria has also been shut to block "infiltration" by people threatening Cameroon's unity, officials said.

Pro-independence marches have been planned for Sunday, the …

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More than half of Borno schools closed over Boko Haram

More than half of all schools in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno are closed with millions of children unable to start classes this year because of the ongoing threat of Boko Haram, according to the United Nations children's agency.

Almost 1,400 schools have been destroyed in Borno during …

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Forbes' 👍Best & Worst👎 Cities🏙 to Drive In

According to Forbe’s list, Dusseldorf, Germany came first as the best city for drivers, with 20 per cent congestion, and 21.20mph average speed.

The website states that the list was arrived at after considering the following: an analysis of local congestion levels, an average cost of parking and …

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Hugh Hefner's Burial Site Next to Marilyn Monroe Awaits

Hugh Hefner's so-called "better place" is waiting ... and it's right next to the woman who helped him launch Playboy.

Hef bought the crypt to the left of Marilyn Monroe's in L.A.'s Westwood Village Memorial Park. He dropped $75k on the burial spot way back in 1992 -- and once …

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Safarova out of China Open with wrist injury

Lucie Safarova, the women's doubles world number one, said Thursday she was pulling out of the China Open in Beijing starting on Saturday because of a wrist injury.

The 30-year-old Czech, ranked 29th in singles, has already skipped the ongoing Wuhan Open.

"I'm sad to announce I won't be coming …

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Laos 🇱🇦 Is 'World's Fastest Growing' 🌍 Ivory 🐘 Market

The fastest growing ivory market in the world is now Laos, according to an investigation by Kenya-based group Save the Elephants. China is banning all ivory trade by the end of 2017, but business is booming in neighbouring countries.

Investigators visited a Chinese casino resort on the Mekong River. They …

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