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[Chronique] Nigeria, Bénin: aux frontières du réel

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[Chronique] Nigeria, Bénin: aux frontières du réel


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Unknown gunmen kills Pastor in Ondo

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Unknown gunmen kills Pastor in Ondo


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When Conflict Can be a Good Thing in Church

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When Conflict Can be a Good Thing in Church


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Ensign draws on Nigeria experience in speech to Carlisle Chamber

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Expert: healthy lifestyles lead to long life

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Herdsmen, farmers sign peace pact in Niger

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  • [Chronique] Nigeria, Bénin: aux frontières du réel
    [Chronique] Nigeria, Bénin: aux frontières du réel

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    Un monde sans frontières, tant de gens en rêvent ; notamment de jeunes Africains prêts à monter dans des pirogues brinquebalantes au risque de leur vie pour découvrir l'Europe. Ils ont l'impression d'être prisonniers de leur continent et imaginent n’avoir aucune perspective. Pourtant, l’Afrique tente bien de lutter contre ce sentiment d'enfermement. Inspirée par le modèle de la communauté européenne, la Communauté économique des Etats d'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO) est un espace destiné à promouvoir les échanges
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    Places: Benin |  Nigeria |  France | 

Politics & Government

  • Jonathan accuses APC of lying, non-performance
    Jonathan accuses APC of lying, non-performance

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    Former President Goodluck Jonathan has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration of running a government of lies and propaganda. Jonathan spoke in Abuja yesterday while receiving one of the chairmanship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Tunde Adeniran, at his residence. The former President insisted that the PDP, which controlled the federal government from 1999 to 2015 did well for the country but that the APC had failed the country and its people
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    Tags: Government | 
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Sports

  • Ambode, Others Grace Closing Ceremony, As 17th Governor’s Cup Tennis Ends
    Ambode, Others Grace Closing Ceremony, As 17th Governor’s Cup Tennis Ends

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    Hostilities in the past two weeks at the 17th Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship will come to a close on Saturday at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. The curtains on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) approved pro circuit competition, which served off since 6 October, will be drawn by the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwumi Ambode, who will lead members of the State Executive Council to the venue to watch the final of the competition
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Business

  • CBN orders banks to keep database of fraudulent customers
    CBN orders banks to keep database of fraudulent customers

    , thenationonlineng.net

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday directed banks to establish a database of their customers identified through their Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs) to be involved in confirmed fraudulent activities. The directive is contained in the Regulatory Framework for Bank Verification Number (BVN) Operation and Watch-list for Nigerian Financial System released by the CBN. The implementation of the framework is with immediate effect
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Family & Parenting

  • My husband has turned me into a punching bag, woman tells court
    My husband has turned me into a punching bag, woman tells court

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    A 20-year-old loveless marriage between Bukola and her husband, Jimoh Olajire, was on Friday dissolved on the orders of an Ibadan Customary Court, citing wife’s battering. “My husband has turned me into a punching bag; beating me all the time unmindful of the burden of single-handedly feeding the six children of our union. “I am tired of the marriage and I want it dissolved,” the estranged wife told the court
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    Categories: Family & Parenting | 
    Tags: Husbands |  Marriage | 
    Places: Nigeria | 

Society & Culture

  • NDDC, NSIP to tackle poverty in Niger Delta – Ekere
    NDDC, NSIP to tackle poverty in Niger Delta – Ekere

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    The Niger Delta Development Commission ( NDDC ) says it will work with the National Social Investment Programme ( NSIP ) to eradicate poverty in Niger Delta. NDDC Managing Director, Mr Nsima Ekere, said this on Thursday in Port Harcourt, when the Special Adviser to the President and Head of NSIP, Mrs Maryam Uwais, led a delegation to the commission’s headquarters
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    Tags: Social Issues |  Poverty | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Niger |  Nigeria | 

Education

  • Oyo tertiary institutions issue 14 day ultimatum over 15 month unpaid salaries
    Oyo tertiary institutions issue 14 day ultimatum over 15 month unpaid salaries

    , thenationonlineng.net

    Academic and non academic staff unions working in the six Oyo State government owned tertiary institutions have issued a 14 day ultimatum to the government to pay their 15 months outstanding salaries. The workers said they may be forced to embark on an indefinite strike action if the demand was not met in the next 14 days. The decision was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting of delegates from the affected six schools
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Law & Crime

  • Court orders six strokes of cane on man for stealing ladder
    Court orders six strokes of cane on man for stealing ladder

    , thenationonlineng.net

    A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Friday ordered that 28-year-old man, Ibrahim Yunisa, be given six strokes of cane for stealing a ladder. Yunisa, of no fixed address, had pleaded guilty to one-count charge of theft and begged for leniency. The Judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, told the convict that he mitigated the sentence because he pleaded for leniency. Sadiq said the court might not be lenient with him the next time he appeared
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