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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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Bisi Fayemi: My husband will restore values of Ekiti people

The wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Chief Bisi Fayemi, says her husband’s administration will restore long held values of the Ekiti people, in addition to fighting poverty and moral decadence.
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UN condemns violence against opposition ahead of DR Congo vote

The UN rights chief on Friday denounced violence targeting the opposition by Democratic Republic Congo's security forces, just days before a vote marred by an increasingly tense campaign.
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Ethiopia moving troops from Eritrean border amid new peace

General Asrat Denero, head of the army's Western Command, says the "threat level from the Eritrean side has declined sharply. So we have decided that there is no use in keeping that massive force in the border areas. It will be deployed to other locations."

Court orders ICPC to unfreeze Pinnacle Communications’ account

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered ICPC to unfreeze the account of Pinnacle Communications Limited and counselled anti-corruption agencies of government against taking drastic action that could prevent private enterprises from flourishing prior to concluding investigations to justify such action.
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Governors demand more funding for all tiers of government

The Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Zamfara State Governor, Mr. Abdulaziz Yari, has said that there is need for political decisions that will expand the Nigerian economy to generate funding for all tiers of government to develop human capital and address other sundry issues.