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Kenya stowaway ‘may have been airport worker’

The stowaway who fell from a Kenya Airways plane in London is likely to have been an employee at Nairobi's main airport, a Kenyan official has said.
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AU envoy wants greater involvement of youths terrorism war

African countries should harness the energy and creativity of the youths to revitalise action on violent extremism that has gained foothold amid poverty, conflicts and social exclusion.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Nigeria wins UN award for innovation in civil service reforms

Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, made the disclosure during a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja, saying the award was part of the celebration of the World Public Service Day by the United Nations.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Two suspected fraudsters arraigned in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office, has arraigned two persons for allegedly defrauding one Akinbuluma Mobolade Dele, a lecturer and doctoral student in the Department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, University of Ibadan.

World Bank gives $750 million budgetary support to Kenya

The World Bank approved a $750 million loan to Kenya that focused mainly on support for agriculture and housing, the bank said in a statement.
A major operation to clean up the trash-clogged rivers in the Kenyan capital has led to the grisly discovery of 14 bodies, most of them babies and children, the local government said Friday.

Cleanup of rivers uncovers grisly find of 14 bodies

A major operation to clean up the trash-clogged rivers in the Kenyan capital has led to the grisly discovery of 14 bodies, most of them babies and children, the local government said Friday.
LGBT refugees living in Kenya stand behind a rainbow flag as they protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi on May 17, 2019.

Kenyan court upholds ban on same-sex relations

The Kenyan High Court on Friday handed down a landmark ruling banning same-sex relations in what gender activists called “a blow to human rights.”

Rotimi Amaechi: Nigeria didn’t mortgage property for China loan

Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi said on Monday that the Nigerian government did not mortgage any property to secure infrastructural loans from China.

Minister: Nigeria did not mortgage property for China loan

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Monday that the Nigerian government did not mortgage any property to secure infrastructural loans from China.

MultiChoice Talent Factory announces 2019 call to entry for MTF Academy

MultiChoice has announced the call to entry for the second edition of the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy programme.

Oando steadily wins shareholder confidence, posts N4.6 billion profits in Q1 2019

The year 2019 continues to favor Oando PLC, Nigeria’s leading indigenous energy solutions provider. At the end of March the company published its FYE 2018 results with the announcement of a third consecutive year of profits. The company continues to wax strong posting results for the first quarter of 2019 (Q1

Facebook’s flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content

Facebook Inc’s struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company’s inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe.

Jumia: ‘Africa’s Amazon’ in landmark stock market listing

Shares in Africa's largest e-commerce retailer are set to start trading in New York on Friday in a move that could pave the way for other tech start-ups from the continent.
(Preston Fiedler/AP, FILE) In this photo dated November 12, 2018, the actual Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 - Max 8 plane, that crashed on March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is pictured as it lands at Seattle Boeing Field King County International airport.

Ethiopian Airlines releases preliminary report of March 10 crash

Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Group has released the preliminary report of the accident of its ET 302 Addis Ababa -Nairobi flight involving B737 Max on March 10, killing all 157 passengers and cabin crew on board.
SEATTLE, WA – MARCH 22/ A Boeing 737 MAX 9 test plane is pictured at Boeing Field on March 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. 737 MAX airplanes have been ground by multiple aviation authorities after two two 737 MAX 8 airplanes crashed within five months of each other. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix

Boeing must perform more work on a proposed fix to its 737 MAX aircraft before it can be submitted for review, US officials said Monday, suggesting the planes could stay grounded a while longer.
(Jemal Countess-Getty Images) Parts of an engine and landing gear lie in a pile after being gathered by workers during the continuing recovery efforts at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on March 11, 2019 in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.

Ethiopia to release preliminary report on Boeing 737 MAX crash

Ethiopia will release a preliminary report on Monday into the cause of an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people in March. The incident led to worldwide grounding of U.S. plane maker Boeing’s top-selling 737...
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Congolese musician Simaro Massiya Lutumba dies in Paris

Legendary Congolese musician Simaro Massiya Lutumba died early Saturday at a hospital in Paris, France.
Former Golden Eaglets star, Victor Osimhen, grabbed a hat-trick on Monday as Nigeria’s under-23 male national football team defeated their Libyan counterparts 4-0 on Monday in Asaba 4

U-23 AFCONQ: Nigeria to face Sudan in final round

Nigeria’s U-23 National Team will face Sudan in the final qualifying round of the Africa U -23 Cup of Nations in June.

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Cultists kill final year student of CRUTECH

A final year student of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) was brutally killed on Monday morning.

Delta APC mocks O’tega Emerhor on failed case against party, Senator Omo-Agege

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday mocked a leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, following failed court cases he filed against the party through an executive faction led by Cyril Ogodo.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook tells US Congress how it thinks its cryptocurrency Libra should be regulated

Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s Calibra. The remarks are prepared testimony he plans to give tomorrow, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee.
A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.

Ibadan polytechnic graduate jailed for impersonation

A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.