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Anger as Zambia announces tax on Skype, WhatsApp calls

Zambia will tax phone calls made over the internet to protect traditional telecoms companies, the government said on Monday, a move activists warned would stifle freedom of expression.

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INEC: 587,440 voters cards yet to be collected in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Kano State, has said 587,440 Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs were yet to be collected in the state.
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UK: Free, fair Nigerian elections will benefit Africa, the world

Few hours before the cancellation of Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for today, the British Government issued a statement saying it was important for the polls to be free and fair, “as this would benefit Africa and the world.”

Election: 15 PDP chairmen dump party for ruling APC

Fifteen ward chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council of Borno State on Friday afternoon defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

NEPAD: 3,450 benefit from grassroots initiative

The National Coordinator of New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Princess Gloria Akobundu, has said that over 3,450 women and youths in have benefited from the federal government’s Grassroots Support Initiative in Imo State.
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Election: PRP condemns police harassment of members in Bauchi

The national leadership of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) has condemned the unlawful and unwarranted harassment of some of its members by officials of the police force in Bauchi State.