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South Sudan govt beefs up security as ceasefire is repeatedly violated

The government of South Sudan has beefed up security in the capital, Juba, following a fresh bout of clashes between government troops and rebels, officials said on Friday.

Clashes break out near South Sudan capital in truce violation

Officials on Friday said clashes have broken out near South Sudan’s capital Juba between government troops and rebels, the latest violation of a ceasefire signed in December.

South Sudan commander defects to rebel group with 200 soldiers

A South Sudanese military commander said he defected with no fewer than 200 soldiers to the country’s largest rebel group, amid a showdown between President Salva Kiir and his former military chief.

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EU ‘no-deal’ Brexit plan has bad news for travellers

The EU published contingency plans for a “no-deal” Brexit on Tuesday, outlining a host of travel rights Britons would lose, from recognition of driving licences to loss of pet passports.

INEC: 13,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kuje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 13,000 registered voters were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
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Kwara bye-election: PDP warns against use of security to intimidate voters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned against “plot’’ to use the police as a tool to intimidate voters and rig the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency by-election in Kwara scheduled for Saturday.
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Federal government awards N206 billion contract for 2nd Niger Bridge to Julius Berger

The federal government has awarded Julius Berger Construction Company a N206 billion contract for the main work on the 2nd Niger Bridge.

Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria

Rob Shuter, the chief executive officer at MTN Group, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019.