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Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni slaps taxes on social media users

Faced with an increasingly critical citizenry, the Ugandan government has slapped new taxes on social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Viber to stop what President Yoweri Museveni has called lugambo (gossip).

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South Sudan: UN investigates systematic sexual violence

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in South Sudan has ended its first fact-finding mission on widespread and systematic sexual violence across the country.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: INEC special centres a plot to allocate fictitious votes for Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said that the alleged special centres for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) within the country by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was a plot to allocate fictitious votes and also to stuff ballot boxes in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nigerian Army withdraws allegations, lifts suspension on UNICEF activities in North-East

In a dramatic twist, the Nigerian Army has lifted a suspension it placed on activities of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund in the North-East, after only six hours, quoting certain “interventions by well-meaning and concerned Nigerians.”
Peter Obi

Aminu Tambuwal: Why Nigeria needs Peter Obi

Tambuwal said the debate indicated that Nigeria needed a Vice President like the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential running mate, Peter Obi.

N5 million bribe: Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia slumps in court

Justice Ajumogobia, who did not betray any emotion on entering the court in the morning slumped in the court, a few minutes before the commencement of proceedings in the alleged graft suit preferred against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at an Ikeja High Court.