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Pope Francis prays for peace in Nigeria

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Pope Francis prays for peace in Nigeria


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Why Nigerian varsities can’t be among world best – ABU VC

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Why Nigerian varsities can’t be among world best – ABU VC


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Ankaful: Over 200 Patients Stranded As Nurses Strike

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Ankaful: Over 200 Patients Stranded As Nurses Strike


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Election Climate Negatively Impacting Hotels and Restaurants

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Election Climate Negatively Impacting Hotels and Restaurants


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Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger

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Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger


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The Latest: Nigeria president calls bombing 'very cruel'

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The Latest: Nigeria president calls bombing 'very cruel'


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Nigeria: suicide bomber kills at least 50 in mosque

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  • Pope Francis prays for peace in Nigeria
    Pope Francis prays for peace in Nigeria

    , thenationonlineng.net

    CATHOLIC leader Pope Francis says he has been praying for peace and stability in Nigeria. The Pope made this known when he met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in Saint Peters Square, Vatican City. The Speaker had led Nigerian delegation to the Holy See for a morning mass, where nationals and leaders from different countries of the world gathered to join His Holiness for the devotion and receive blessings from the Pontiff
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    Categories: Religion & Spirituality | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Nigeria |  Holy See | 

Politics & Government

  • Election Climate Negatively Impacting Hotels and Restaurants
    Election Climate Negatively Impacting Hotels and Restaurants

    , bushchicken.com

    MONROVIA, Montserrado – As the first round of the election saw large groups of elections observers swarm the country, high-end businesses like Boulevard Palace saw an increase in customer flow. Samer Halabi, the chief executive officer of Sinkor’s Boulevard Palace Hotel, said because of the elections, customer flow has reached 100 percent for the first time since the hotel went into business last year
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    Tags: Government |  Palace |  Elections |  Hotels |  Restaurants |  Hospitality industry | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia |  Monrovia | 

Sports

  • Former sports minister Vanderpuye advises Appiah to recall Ayew brothers
    Former sports minister Vanderpuye advises Appiah to recall Ayew brothers

    , goal.com

    Former Ghana's youth and sports minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has called on coach Kwesi Appiah to give Andre and Jordan Ayew another chance ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Ayew brothers have been out of the team since Ghana shared the spoils 1-1 with Congo in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers in Kumasi, missing the side's last four games
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    Categories: Politics & Government |  Sports | 
    Places: Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana | 

Business

  • CBN, NDIC push banks to return to Northeast
    CBN, NDIC push banks to return to Northeast

    , thenationonlineng.net

    There are ongoing moves by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) to get commercial banks and microfinance banks return to the troubled North-East region, NDIC Managing Director, Umaru Ibrahim has said. Speaking Thursday at the ongoing NDIC Annual Workshop for financial journalists in Kano, Ibrahim, called on the CBN to provide incentives for commercial banks and microfinance banks to come back to the North-east after they closed shops because of the impact of the Boko Haram on their operations
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    Categories: Business | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Nigeria | 

Health

  • Ankaful: Over 200 Patients Stranded As Nurses Strike
    Ankaful: Over 200 Patients Stranded As Nurses Strike

    , dailyguideghana.com

    Staff of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, have locked out their patients in a protest demanding the removal of the hospital’s director, Dr. Eugene Dordoryi, from office. The nurses say three weeks after they petitioned the Health Ministry and the Ghana Health Service over developments at the facility, nothing has been done about their grievances. Joy News’ Correspondent, Richard Kwadwo Nyarko who visited the mental health facility Thursday reported the staff as claiming that Dr
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    Categories: Health | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Ghana | 

Society & Culture

  • Forty human traffickers arrested, 500 people rescued in West Africa
    Forty human traffickers arrested, 500 people rescued in West Africa

    , jpost.com

    PARIS - Forty people were arrested and 500 people rescued after a swoop on human trafficking across West Africa, international police organization Interpol said on Thursday. The Interpol-led action comes amid a global outcry sparked by footage of Africans being solved as slaves in Libya, often the final transit for migrants wanting to reach Europe. In a statement, Interpol said that some 500 people, including 236 minors, had been rescued in simultaneous operations across Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal
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    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Israel | 

Education

  • Why Nigerian varsities can’t be among world best – ABU VC
    Why Nigerian varsities can’t be among world best – ABU VC

    , thenationonlineng.net

    The Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University ( ABU ), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Garba has given reason why Nigerian universities cannot be among the best ranking in the world, saying that, no university can train Oxford counterpart with N20,000 per annum. The Vice Chancellor stated this at a press conference ahead of the university’s 40th Convocation Ceremony coming up on Saturday
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    Categories: Education | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Nigeria | 

Farming

  • FG provides agro chemicals, tools for farmers in Ondo
    FG provides agro chemicals, tools for farmers in Ondo

    , thenationonlineng.net

    The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development says it has provided 6,975 different agro-chemicals and 48,334 pieces of agricultural equipment for sale to farmers in Ondo State. Mrs Funke Omagbemi, the state Director, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this in an interview on Tuesday in Akure. Omagbemi said that 4,048 different agro-chemicals and 125 pieces of equipment were made available for sales in July
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    Categories: Farming | 
    Tags: Farmers | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Nigeria | 

Law & Crime

  • Air Force names building after officer killed in fight against insurgency
    Air Force names building after officer killed in fight against insurgency

    , thenationonlineng.net

    The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Thursday in Lagos named a building in honour of Late Squadron Leader, Promise Gbenekannu, who died in the fight against insurgency. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the building is a six by three bedroom flats for officers at the Sam Ethnan Air Force Base, Ikeja. Inaugurating the building, Abubakar said that NAF would continue to uphold its commitment toward the welfare of personnel and their families
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    Categories: Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Military |  Air Force | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Nigeria | 

Life & Style

  • First Lady Fights FGM
    First Lady Fights FGM

    , dailyguideghana.com

    First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo with dignitaries after the opening ceremony. First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called for the intensification of the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) if the progress made is to be sustained and elimination achieved by 2030. “We must intensify our education and outreach activities to ensure prevention. We must use all the legal avenues available in our laws
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    Tags: Women |  First Lady | 
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