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Angola’s President Joao Lourenco picks apart the Jose Eduardo dos Santos empire

Within three months of taking control of Angola, President Joao Lourenco sacked his predecessor's daughter as head of the state-run oil company and set about dismantling the empire built by Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Lourenco to take power in Angola as MPLA wins election

Angola's ruling MPLA won this week's election, a poll official announced Thursday, with party candidate Joao Lourenco now set to succeed President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos who has ruled for 38 years.

Dos Santos: Angola’s secretive leader heads towards exit

When Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos steps down and his successor is chosen in Wednesday's elections, it will bring to an end a 38-year reign dominated by his unrelenting authoritarian style.

Angola to elect new president as dos Santos retires

Angola goes to the polls on Wednesday in a historic election marking the end of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' 38-year reign, with his party set to retain power despite the country's economic crisis.

Angola vote marks new era as Dos Santos ends 38-year reign

Angola goes to the polls on Wednesday in a historic election marking the end of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos's 38-year reign, with his party set to retain power despite the country's economic crisis.

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Nigerians accept I’m doing my best – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said Nigerians were accepting that his administration was doing its best, even if they were doing so grudgingly.

Police arrest 27 suspects, recover arms in Lagos

The Police Command in Lagos State has arrested 27 suspects for various crimes in the state.

Arsene Wenger called referee Mike Dean ‘a disgrace’ – FA

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questioned referee Mike Dean's honesty and called him "a disgrace" during an angry exchange after last month's 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion, it has been revealed.

Federal govt pays YouWin awardees N11 billion

The Federal Government has disbursed over N11bn to the beneficiaries of the third edition of the YouWiN! programme from 2015 to date.

N-Power: Mass unemployment a timebomb – Governor Fayose

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has lamented the mass unemployment challenge currently facing the country, describing it as a time bomb to which the government must pay an urgent attention to.

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Minister Audu Ogbeh explains cattle colony policy

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has come up with an explanation of the new policy of establishment of cattle colonies, against the earlier idea of ranching, across the country.

Prisoner declared dead wakes up before autopsy

Spanish morgue workers were given a major fright when a prisoner who had been declared dead after an apparent suicide attempt woke up just as they prepared to perform an autopsy, authorities said Wednesday.

Two teenage girl ‘bombers’ shot dead in Borno

Two teenage girls wearing explosive vests were shot dead by soldiers in a town in north eastern Nigeria just days after a blast killed 14 worshippers, militia sources told AFP on Tuesday.

Anderlecht join chase for Super Eagles ace Tyronne Ebuehi

The Dutch media have reported that Belgian champions Anderlecht have joined the hot chase for “versatile” Tyronne Ebuehi.

1,800 Islamic clerics issue ‘fatwa’ against suicide bombings

No fewer than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled on Tuesday said.