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Key dates in the life of Nelson Mandela

1952: Mandela led a campaign of defiance against the apartheid system, installed four years earlier. He and Oliver Tambo open the first black law firm in Johannesburg.
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Lionel Messi’s disappointments with Argentina

Five-time world player of the year Lionel Messi suffered more World Cup heartbreak with Argentina on Saturday, unable to match France’s firepower in a thrilling 4-3 World Cup last-16 tie.

Air Namibia set to launch Windhoek-Lagos-Accra flight

The new Air Namibia is to launch the Windhoek-Lagos-Accra, with the return routing from Accra-Lagos-Windhoek; and will reduce flight hours in West Africa by 60 per cent.

Lagos-Abuja route emerges 4th busiest in Africa

Research has found that the South African domestic flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport is the busiest on the continent.

South Africa launches raids on illegal immigrants

South African law enforcement agencies have successfully conducted raids on illegal immigrants in Cape Town, rounding up a total of 25 suspects, authorities said on Thursday.

Cape Town mayor sacked by party

The mayor of Cape Town, South Africa’s second largest city, was ousted by her own party on Tuesday after her administration came under fire over mismanagement and alleged corruption.

Winnie Mandela: Celebration of a life of struggle, sacrifice and service

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, joins millions of lovers of freedom and democracy to mourn the passage of this priceless embodiment of resilience and tenacity typical of the African woman. Though saddened by Winnie’s demise, the Nigerian labour movement has many reasons to celebrate the life of struggle, sacrifice and service to humanity which Mama Winnie epitomized.

Governor Ambode: Tourism sector contributed N800bn to Lagos’ GDP in 2017

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday disclosed that the tourism sector contributed about N800 billion to the State’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017.

UK announces new scholarships for Nigeria, 51 countries

The United Kingdom has announced a new scholarship scheme for Nigerian students and other young people from The Commonwealth to study in low and middle-income countries.

Chigozie Agbim insists no goalkeeping crisis in Super Eagles

Chigozie Agbim has said he does not believe the Super Eagles have a goalkeeping crisis leading up to the World Cup in Russia.

Winnie Mandela: South Africa’s flawed heroine

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s marriage to Nelson Mandela and her anti-apartheid activism ensured many South Africans saw her as “the mother of the nation”, but her past was littered with dark controversies.

Australia’s cricket coach Darren Lehmann to resign

Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann said on Thursday he would step down after this week’s test match against South Africa, in spite of his previously saying he would not stand aside.

Australia cricket captain quits over ball tampering scandal

Australia's cricket captain has stepped down for the rest of the third Test against South Africa after his team cheated.

Cricket Australia launch ball-tampering investigation

Cricket Australia (CA) will not make a decision about the future of Steve Smith's captaincy until it completes a probe into stunning ball-tampering revelations that have plunged the Test team into crisis, CEO James Sutherland said.

WaterAid: Access to clean water lacking worldwide

The world is facing a water crisis, highlighting a big gap in access to clean water and sanitation between the wealthy and economically disadvantaged, according to a WaterAid study.

Okechukwu Enelamah: Right policies, incentives in place to attract investors

Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, on Monday said right policies and incentives had been put in place to make the economy conducive to investors.

Federal govt urged to ban sale of cigarettes in single sticks

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the federal government to immediately commence enforcement on the ban of sale of cigarettes in single sticks.

WHO issues new guidance on tobacco product regulation

The World Health Organisation on Friday launched new guidance on the role tobacco product regulation can play to reduce tobacco demand, save lives and raise revenues for health services to treat tobacco-related disease, in the context of comprehensive tobacco control.

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Ex-Kogi Speaker Umar Imam dumps APC for SDP

The immediate past Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Umar Ahmed Imam has left the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kogi State for the Social Democratic Party, SDP.