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Failed Bus Attack In Kenya ‘Linked To IS Faction Of Al-Shabab’

Failed Bus Attack In Kenya 'Linked To IS Faction Of Al-Shabab'

Failed Bus Attack In Kenya ‘Linked To IS Faction Of Al-Shabab’. Kenya’s police chief, Joseph Boinnet, has said al-Shabab militants behind this week’s thwarted bus attack were linked to the Islamic State (IS) group. Mr Boinnet said al-Shabab, the Somalia-based Islamist group, had split in two – one faction remaining loyal to al-Qaeda and the other to IS. On Monday, Muslims ...

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Top Syrian Rebel Leader Killed In Air Strike

Top Syrian rebel leader killed in air strike

Top Syrian Rebel Leader Killed In Air Strike. The commander of one of the most effective rebel forces battling Syria’s government has been killed in an air strike, his group announced Friday Zahran Alloush, commander of Jaysh al-Islam, was killed in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, the rebels said. The group made Abu Homam Essam al-Boudani the new commander, Jaysh ...

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Africa Energy 2016 Essay contest

Africa Energy 2016 Essay Contest

The Nigeria Energy Forum is delighted to invite young professionals to make submissions for the 2016 Africa Energy Essay Contest. The essay contest will take the form of a letter written to the UN Secretary General, highlighting the challenges and opportunities for sustainable energy development in Africa. The contest follows the UN’s declaration of the decade 2014-2024 as the ‘Decade ...

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Surrender, Let Peace Reign: Buhari To Boko Haram

Buhari media chat

President Muhammadu Buhari persuade the Boko Haram terrorists and those who he said have decided to be bad neighbors among Nigerians to drop their arms and let peace reign in the country. The president said this at his residence in the Presidential Villa when Christian and Muslim faithful living in the Federal Capital Territory paid him visit this christmas. President Buhari also ...

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How Donald Trump got from ‘loving’ Muslims to wanting to keep them out of the country

Donald Trump is facing backlash after his suggestion that the United States ban all Muslims from entering the country. Trump’s remarks come after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, carried out by suspected ISIS sympathizers. This is not the first time Trump has made news on the subject. From saying he would let a Muslim serve in his Cabinet ...

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14 Political Parties Applaud INEC Over Bayelsa Poll

INEC Over Bayelsa Poll

Addressing reporters in Yenagoa, the state capital on Wednesday, the group purged their position regarding the cancellation of the rescheduled election in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area by INEC and the way forward. The spokesman of the group, who is also the Chairman of the Independent Democrats Party, Prince Elemah, in his address, said that the governorship election in the ...

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INEC Issues Certificate Of Return To Kogi Governor-Elect, Yahaya Bello

INEC Issues Certificate Of Return To Kogi Governor-Elect, Yahaya Bello

While presenting the certificate of return at the INEC office in Lokoja the INEC National Commissioner from the North Central, Prof. Anthonia Okoosi-Simbine, scored the commission high in the conduct and the declaration of the election result. She said the use of the card readers in the conduct of elections in Nigeria has come to stay, noting that it has ...

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best perfumes for the occasion

right fragrance for the occasion

Gone are the days when Lynx Africa was all you needed, alas. Nowadays a man’s top shelf must buckle with a bottled array of smellies if he holds any hope of rubbing shoulders with the best perfumed dandies and flatterers at court. Or at least his colleagues at all that customary post-work roistering. With a plethora of fragrances befitting only ...

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5 winter grooming mistakes you need to fix


That winter coat isn’t your only defence against foul weather. Unless you’re partial to a balaclava, your skin’s bombarded as it transitions between Baltic streets and central heating, leaving you epidermis-erable. You need a change of tactics to avoid a complexion as ravaged as Stalingrad. Call in the dermatological special forces to ensure you’re parade ground-ready. Feeling Parched Shine is ...

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The Return of Roll Neck Sweater

roll neck sweater is back

Menswear’s ebb and flow may not be as mercurial as womenswear’s sometimes tidal seasonal shifts, but we get our fair share of difficult trends (kilts, anyone?). And sometimes style and practicality are so hopelessly off-kilter that finding something that a) looks half-decent and b) is genuinely easy to wear, is just asking too much. So, when something like the roll ...

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latest news on syria


David Cameron has said he will call a one-day Commons debate and vote on Wednesday over UK air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria. The decision comes after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would grant his MPs a free vote on the matter. The prime minister said there was “growing” parliamentary support for air strikes, saying it was ...

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Fashola Meets With NERC Discuss Over Electricity Supply in Nigeria


THE Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, yesterday began a series of meetings with management of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and electricity distribution companies (Discos) on some knotty issues affecting electricity supply in Nigeria. The closed-door meeting it was learnt delved on improved electricity supply in Nigeria, debt owed the Discos by ministries, departments and ...

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Mercedes formula one team to analyse late-season results


After Nico Rosberg enjoyed a superb ending to the 2015 Formula One season, Mercedes formula one  boss Toto Wolff says the team will look into the German’s dominance over Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton’s victory at the United States Grand Prix secured him a second successive world title with three races to spare in another imperious season for Mercedes formula one team. ...

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Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar nominated for Ballon d´Or

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have been shortlisted for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or. The award has been dominated by Ronaldo and Messi over the past seven years, with the Real Madrid man bagging the trophy three times and the Argentine taking the honour home on four occasions. Messi is favourite to make it five after a wonderful 2014-15 ...

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Murray wants Davis Cup triumph to inspire future generation


Great Britain’s Davis Cup hero Andy Murray hopes the triumph over Belgium will provide a lasting legacy. Murray defeated David Goffin 6-3 7-5 6-3 on Sunday to seal a 3-1 victory for his country, having already overcome Ruben Bemelmans in his first singles match and joined brother Jamie in doubles success. After celebrating Britain’s first Davis Cup win since 1936, Murray called on ...

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Luis Enrique, Guardiola and Sampaoli up for World Coach of the Year

Luis Enrique, Pep Guardiola and Jorge Sampaoli have been named as the final three nominees for the FIFA World Coach of the Year award. Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique guided the club to a historic treble in his first season at the Camp Nou helm in 2014-15, while Guardiola delivered another Bundesliga title to Bayern Munich, who are unbeaten in the league ...

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Kogi latest: Violence, as APC shuns Faleke, picks Bello

The resort to violence was despite last minute fence-mending efforts by the national leadership of the APC to woo the running mate to the late Audu, Rep. James Faleke as running mate to Alhaji Yahaya Bello, who was last night formally unveiled as the new candidate of the party. Bello was runner up to Audu in the party’s governorship primaries ...

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Radio Biafra News: IPOB, MASSOB Shut Down Markets, Uwazuruike Expelled

Over seven thousands members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday,   shut   down markets and all commercial activities in Nnewi, Anambra State in solidarity protest for the release of the Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, who has been incarcerated by  the Directorate of State Services, DSS, for over one month. Members of the IPOB mobilized from Onitsha, ...

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$2bn Arms Deal: EFCC arrests Yuguda, Detains Dasuki’s Finance Director, others

Indications emerged, yesterday, that more heads may roll over the disappearance of $2 billion meant for the procurement of arms and ammunition for the country’s armed forces in the office of the National Security Adviser under the last administration. No fewer than 20 top officials of the previous administration, who were alleged to have played active roles in the pilfering ...

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Biafra is Dead and Buried – Akinjide

Akinjide served as minister of education in the Tafawa Balewa’s cabinet in the First Republic and as minister of Justice and Attorney General in the Second Republic government of President Shagari. Akinjide was a frontline member of the defunct National Party of Nigeria, NPN and served as the party’s legal adviser prior to his appointment as attorney general. He is ...

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