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Mohammed Monguno

DSO: Federal government resolves conflict over implementation

The Federal Government has resolved the brewing crisis threatening the implementation of the Digital Switch Over (DSO) from analogue television broadcasts in the country.
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Super Eagles seek to end AFCON qualifiers on a high as they host Seychelles...

Nigeria will be looking to finish their Nations Cup qualifiers on a high when they welcome bottom-side Seychelles to the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, on Friday.
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Zimbabwe to raise $350 million from shares

Zimbabwe plans to raise $350 million from selling shares in five state-owned telecommunications companies and a bank.
Pravin Gordhan

Minister: End to power cuts in South Africa not yet known

South Africa’s Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan, who oversees power utility, Eskom, said on Tuesday he could not say when rolling blackouts would end.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019, by the Mission Aviation Fellowship shows people on a roof surrounded by flooding in an area affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. Cyclone Idai tore into the centre of Mozambique on the night of March 14 before barreling on to neighbouring Zimbabwe, bringing flash floods and ferocious winds, and washing away roads and houses. The Red Cross said 90 percent of Beira and its surrounds are “damaged or destroyed”. (Photo by Rick Emenaket / Mission Aviation Fellowship / AFP)

Rescuers race to save marooned after killer Mozambique storm

Rescue workers in Mozambique were racing against time to pluck people off trees and rooftops Tuesday after a monster storm reaped a feared harvest of more than 1,000 lives before smashing into Zimbabwe.
We worked through the night and one body was recovered, the southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, told AFP.

Death toll rises to nine in collapsed Lagos school building

"We worked through the night and one body was recovered," the southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, told AFP.
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South African lawmakers oppose VFS monopoly on visas

South African lawmakers on Tuesday castigated the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for its decision to grant VFS Global a further two years’ extension of their agreement to administer the issuing of visas.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma used intel services to target Cyril Ramaphosa: probe

Former South African president Jacob Zuma used the country's intelligence services for his own political and personal interests, most notably against his successor, Cyril Ramaphosa, a government report charges.
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Lobi Stars crash out of CAF Champions League

Nigeria’s sole CAF Champions League campaigner Lobi Stars have failed to make it past the group stage of the competition after losing 3-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in her penultimate group game.

Francisca Ordega shares emotional farewell message to former club Washington Spirit

Nigeria international Francisca Ordega has said farewell to her United States’ National Women’s Soccer League side Washington Spirit with a heartfelt post.
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Oando female engineers champion mentorship in celebration of International Day of Women in Science

Lolade Shebanjo, Project Planning & Controls Engineer, Oando said; “I felt fortunate to be surrounded by future female scientists. I was reminded of the fact that when you wear a helmet, it doesn’t matter if you are a woman or a man; your mission is to keep achieving.”
Pieter Doorewaard and Philip Schutte appear in the North West High Court for their sentencing. The pair was found guilty of killing 16-year-old Mathlomola Moshoeu in Coligny. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

White farmers jailed for murder of black teen in South Africa

A South African court on Wednesday handed jail terms of 23 and 18 years to two white farmers who murdered a black teenager suspected of stealing sunflowers in a remote farming community.

Police dislodge two robbery suspects in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has dislodged two suspected armed robbers in Oji River and its environs.
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South Africa warns bogus pastors

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned church leaders against using religion to profit from vulnerable, unsuspecting people after a Johannesburg-based pastor made headlines claiming to have raised a man from the dead on Sunday.
7 President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received Cyril Ramaphosa, his South African counterpart, in Abuja.

President Ramaphosa congratulates President Buhari on re-election

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in Nigeria’s Presidential election.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN Uganda responds to government queries, says ‘we are tax compliant’

Uganda’s biggest telecommunications company MTN has denied government accusations it has been understating its revenues, insisting that it was fully meeting all its tax obligations.

South Africa’s ANC under pressure to repay ‘kickbacks’

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been challenged to repay the millions of rands it received from controversial management company, Bosasa.
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South Africa announces $1.6 billion bailout to keep lights on

South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced Wednesday a $1.6 billion-a-year bailout for the country’s electricity utility in a bid to stave off further downgrades to Pretoria’s credit rating as he unveiled a new budget.

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US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

Accepting Golan annexation, Donald Trump risks new precedents

US President Donald Trump is again breaking diplomatic norms in backing Israel’s capture of the Golan Heights, with experts warning that he risks justifying expansionism by other countries.
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NNPC signs $50 million refinery overhaul contract with Italian firm

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has again announced plans to revamp the nation’s four refineries to help the country save billions of dollars it expends annually on fuel imports.

Dozens killed in China tour bus fire

Twenty six people were killed and at least 28 injured after a tourist bus caught fire in central China, local officials said.
Survivors heading for a shelter in Chimanimani. Zinyange Auntony-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Cyclone Idai devastation in pictures

A tropical cyclone that struck southern Africa has caused widespread destruction believed to have affected as many as 1.5 million people in three countries. Aid agencies have called it the worst natural disaster in the region in two decades, and warned that the death toll could climb past 1,000.
An aerial view of Buzi Mozambique, on Wednesday. Adrien Barbier-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe seeks support from international community

The Zimbabwean government says it is appealing to the international community for help with medicine, food and infrastructure, as victims of Cyclone Idai push for expedited aid.