Angola’s Presidential Council proposes Aug. 23 for polls

Angola’s Council of the Republic, a presidential group that consults on national decisions, has proposed Aug. 23 for a national election, state radio reported on Monday, a decision which hangs on President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ approval. Dos Santos, 74,

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Afghan defence chiefs resign over deadly Taliban attack

Afghanistan’s defence minister and army chief of staff have resigned in the wake of Friday’s Taliban attack that left scores of soldiers dead, the presidential palace says. The attack happened at an army base near the northern Mazar-e Sharif city.

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Religious group releases bursary to indigent students

By Asare Asare, Calabar An international academic group based in Calabar, Association of Brotherhood Academic Students (ABAS) in collaboration with a faith based body, Spiritual Council of Churches has donated cash gifts to boost the education of Nigerian undergraduates in local

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Le Pen faces Macron in final round of French presidential election

Voters in France have comprehensively snubbed the country’s political establishment, sending far-right populist Marine Le Pen and political novice Emmanuel Macron through to the second round of the country’s presidential election. With 97% of polling stations declared, newcomer Macron was

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Aljazirah Nigeria splashes N100k on Rasheedat, winner of gold card promo

By Lubem Gena, Abuja A winner has emerged in AljazirahNigeria gold card promo. Lawal Rasheedat emerged as the proud winner of the Aljazirah Nigeria Newspapers brand promotion (Gold Card) for the month of February 2017. Rasheedat, an indigene of Osun

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Abuja airport runway, terminal building ready today —FAAN

Forty one days after its runway was shut for major repairs, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport ( NNIA), Abuja will re- open on Monday April 17, 2017, the Managing Director , Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunoma has disclosed.

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FCTA to synergize with paramilitary outfits says minister

The FCT Administration will continue to support Para-military agencies operating in the Federal Capital Territory to enable them perform their statutory functions. The Minister made this disclosure while receiving a delegation from the Nigerian Prisons Service, FCT Command, led by

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Fire outbreak at FAAN headquarters

The headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos was on Tuesday engulfed by fire. NAN reports that the fire affected some offices including the Audit, Communications and Engineering Departments. A source at

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How TCN persistently dodges over N6bn fine for not meeting load-share

By Dupe Oloyede, Abuja Investigation by AljazirahNigeria has shown how the Transmission Company of Nigeria ( TCN), has repeatedly avoided payment of penalties for imbalance in power transmission, despite not being able to meet its load-share target. Each of the

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We are not monitoring your calls, social media posts – FG tells Nigerians

The Federal Government has described as false the information being circulated on Social Media that a Ministry of Interior Regulation has been created to monitor and record all phone calls and Social Media posts made by Nigerians. In a statement

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