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Rivers landlords demolish 100 houses over rent default

Hundreds of tenants at Obidianso waterfront in Oroworukwo community, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, were on Thursday rendered homeless after their houses numbering over 100 were demolished by the owners of the land.

Police nab 70-year-old man for defiling 13-year-old girl

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 70-year-old man, Adefuye Teslim, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl at the Parapete area of Ago Iwoye on Sunday, April, 22, 2018.

Man threatens to kill 13-year old after sexual violation

Police in Ogun State have arrested a 29-year-old man, Soji Ogunrinola, for allegedly defiling a 13-yearold girl.

Man arrested for defiling 13-year-old girl

Police in Ogun State have arrested a 29 year-old-man, Soji Ogunrinola, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl (name withheld).

Africa: A continent without democrats

In the past two decades, there have been many electoral transitions across the continent indicative of a pattern of democratic consolidation. In reality, however, mercenaries of democracy, dictators and a military culture dominate African politics.

Tanzania civil society decries ‘unprecedented’ violations

More than a hundred Tanzanian civil society groups raised their voices on Wednesday against "unprecedented" violations of human and democratic rights under the government of President John Magufuli.

Tanzania’s ‘dictator’ president threatening national unity – Catholic bishops

The Catholic Church of Tanzania denounced the violations of democratic principles and freedom of expression by the government of President John Magufuli, accusing him of endangering “national unity” in a pastoral letter published on Sunday.

Tanzania threatens to de-register churches that criticise President John Magufuli

Tanzania has threatened to revoke the registration of religious organisations that “mix religion and politics” after a cleric criticised President John Magufuli’s leadership in a Christmas sermon.

Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacks officials over failure to recall budget figures

President John Magufuli of Tanzania sacked two senior officials late on Monday after they failed to recall immediately how much money was allocated by the government in their respective districts for public road construction projects.

Tanzanian president rejects calls to extend tenure beyond two-term limit

While Presidents Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) and Pierre Nkurunziza (Burundi) have all tinkered with their constitutions to extend their rule, John Magufuli, their Tanzanian counterpart, has rejected calls to extend his rule beyond the constitutional limit of two, five-year terms.

America on my mind

This much-needed vacation coincides with the invitations I had received from groups in the US that wanted to present me with awards during separate programmes.

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Jigawa government releases N192m for improvement of Dutse water supply

The Managing Director of Jigawa Water Board, Zayyan Rabiu, on Monday said that the state government has released N192 million for the improvement of water supply in Dutse metropolis.
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SERAP fumes over ‘repressive’ National Assembly media accreditation guidelines

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the “leadership and management of the National Assembly to immediately withdraw the repressive media accreditation guidelines or face legal action.”
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Ex-Enyimba coach drags club over alleged N3.45 million debt

Former Coach of Enyimba International F.C., Samson Unuanel, on Tuesday dragged the club before the National Industrial Court, Abuja, over alleged unpaid N3.450 million, being the balance of his sign-on-fee
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

Huawei accuses US of bullying

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei called itself the victim of U.S. “bullying” on Tuesday and said it was working with Google to counter trade restrictions imposed by Washington last week, a senior Huawei executive said.

Man docked for cultism, possession of firearm

The Police in Lagos on Tuesday docked a man, Toheeb Olapade, 26, at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, with charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and being a member of a secret cult.