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Emmerson Mnangagwa Promises To Grow Economy As He Addresses Crowd

Former Zimbabwe vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, addressing a crowd after his return to the country, promised to grow the economy, BBC reports. Mnangagwa who fled to South Africa after he was fired by Robert Mugabe is expected to be sworn in on Friday following Mugabe’s resignation on Tuesday. “We want to grow our economy, we want peace, we want jobs, jobs, jobs,”…

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Forbes Names Beyonce 2017 Highest Paid Female Musician

Beyonce’s hit album ‘Lemonade’ and her world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017. According to an annual Forbes list released on Monday, the Pop Diva edged out Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer earned some 105 million dollars from record sales and from her ‘Formation’ concert tour,…

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Uber Fined $8.9m For Using Criminals As Drivers

Uber is in the news again and this time a Colorado, U.S. regulators issued an $8.9 million fine against its parent company for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company as drivers. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission said it launched an investigation into the ride-hailing service in March…

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Emmerson Mnangagwa To Return To Zimbabwe On Wednesday, Expected To Be Sworn In As President

Former vice president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, will return home on Wednesday, a ruling party ZANU-PF official said. Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, a week after the army and his former political allies moved to end four decades of rule by a man once feted as…

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Nigerian Army Gives All Personnel One Year To Learn Igbo, Hausa & Yoruba

It is now mandatory for all officers and soldiers in the Nigerian Army to understand the 3 major languages in the country – Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba, Premium Times reports. The Army announced the policy change on Wednesday morning, asking that all its personnel be proficient in the 3 languages by December 2018. The army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Sani…

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Samuella Sam-Orlu Emerges Winner of 2017 UBA Foundation National Essay Competition

It was an all-female affair as fifteen year old Samuella Sam-Orlu of British Nigerian Academy Abuja, emerged the overall winner of the 2017 edition of the UBA Foundation National Essay Competition, winning an educational grant of N1,000,000.00 to study in any African university of her choice, as well as a laptop. Samuella clinched the first position at the…

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“President Buhari Is The Best For The Country” – Rochas Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo says there is no better man for the Presidency than President Muhammadu Buhari. Okorocha said this while addressing leaders of the ‘Democratic Youths Congress for Buhari 2019,” who were on a courtesy visit to him at the Government House, Owerri on Tuesday. He urged every Nigerian to support President Buhari for second…

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President Buhari Describes Mubi Mosque Suicide Attack As Cruel

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the early Tuesday morning suicide bomb blast in a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State as very cruel and dastardly. The President, while commiserating with families of the several victims, government and people of the state, assured that government would do everything required to secure the state from the deadly menace…

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Robert Mugabe Resigns As President Of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe has officially tendered his resignation as the president of Zimbabwe. According to Sky News, Mugabe wrote a letter to the Zimbabwean parliament saying he was resigning “with immediate effect.” “I, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, hereby formally tender my resignation as President,” his letter read. The parliament had resumed on Tuesday after a hiatus, planning to kick…

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