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Sierra Leone’s huge ‘peace diamond’ fetches $6.5m

A huge so-called "peace diamond" sold by the government of Sierra Leone to discourage crime-tainted "blood diamonds" fetched $6.5m on Monday.

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Kaduna govt announces tax waiver for teachers

Kaduna State Government has announced tax waiver for public secondary and primary school teachers in the state.

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Haiti on Thursday suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians after a devastating 2010 earthquake.

Nigeria’s oil sector needs $100 billion investments – Ibe Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday said the oil sector needed huge investments to the tune of 100 billion dollars.

Celtic knocked out of Europa League by Zenit St Petersburg

Celtic crashed out of the Europa League in calamitous style with a 3-0 defeat to Zenit St Petersburg in Russia.

Lagos safety corps arrest suspected cultists, rescue abducted victims

The Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps have arrested six suspected cultists and rescued four rape victims from their hideout in Lagos Island.

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UNDP to donate houses, schools to displaced persons

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is to donate houses, schools and health centres to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ngwom, Borno state.

South Africa court finds finance minister violated constitution

A South African court held that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba violated the constitution in statements he made about his decision to revoke his approval of a company’s bid to open a private airport immigration facility.

President Buhari arrives Yola for anti-corruption summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday arrived Yola to declare open the State Anti-Corruption Summit and commission some projects.

TUC urges federal govt to conduct referendum on restructuring to end agitations

The Anambra State Chairman of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Comrade Ifeanyi Okechukwu, has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria as a matter of National Unity, to organize a referendum where Nigerians will decide the system of government that is suitable for them in order to end series of agitations across the Country.

Egypt’s opposition condemns detention of Aboul Fotouh

Egypt's opposition has condemned the detention of Abdul Moneim Aboul Fotouh, the Strong Egypt Party leader and former presidential candidate, as it accused the government of a "fierce hatred campaign" against political dissent.