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South Africa Circumcision Ritual

21 boys die in South Africa circumcision

At least 21 boys have died in South Africa while undergoing circumcision in the bi-annual ceremony which began in November, authorities have said.

Ooni to honour Udom Emmanuel as chief public servant

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, to honour Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel for his sterling performance as Chief Public Servant in a ceremony that is attracting the ‘Who is Who’ in the country
Yayale Ahmed

Yayale Ahmed urges northern monarchs to unite, build region

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation of Nigeria (SGF), Mahmud Yayale Ahmed, attributes the greed and selfishness of northern elite to the cause of the region’s backwardness despite its abundant human and natural resources
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Forty years ago: Three popes in three months

The death 40 years ago of Pope John Paul I, who reigned for just 33 days in 1978, paved the way for the Roman Catholic Church to have three pontiffs in three months.
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Elephants take the flag in Indonesia independence ceremony

A trio of rare elephants led an unusual ceremony in the Sumatran jungle Friday, raising Indonesia's red and white flag to help mark the country's independence day.

Biafra Day: Igbo Youth Movement joins IPOB, urges Ndigbo to stay at home

The Igbo Youth Movement, IYM, has joined forces with the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in asking Ndigbo to mark the Biafran Day on May 30, 2018, by staying indoors throughout the day.

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Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State governor, has exercised his voting right in his home town, Epe, Lagos State in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Election: Governor Ambode votes in Epe, commends Lagosians, INEC

Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State governor, has exercised his voting right in his home town, Epe, Lagos State, in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

INEC ad-hoc staff desert polling centre in Ibadan

Voters at some polling units in Ajibode area of Ibadan waited for hours for voting in the presidential and National Assembly to begin but the adhoc staff of INEC, mostly corps members, failed to show up.
Jimi Agbaje

Elections: Jimi Agbaje laments failed card readers

The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has expressed his dissatisfaction the malfunctioning of card readers during voting at his polling unit in Apapa on Saturday.
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Commissioner: Large turnout of Kebbi women a result of house-to-house campaign

Kebbi State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Ramatu, Adamu Gulma, has attributed the large turnout of voters especially women for the presidential and National Assembly elections to house-to-house campaign embarked upon by the APC in the state.
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Elections: Card reader machine delays voting in Kugbo, FCT

Voters at the Kugbo Primary School on Karu axis, near Abuja, have alleged that card reader machines malfunctioned for some hours in some polling units in the area before voting on Saturday.