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S Africa violence spreads after Jacob Zuma jailed

S Africa violence spreads after Jacob Zuma jailed

Violent rioting has erupted in two South African provinces following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, with supporters blocking roads and looting shops. At least 62 people were arrested, South African police said on Sunday. Zuma started serving a 15-month sentence [...]

July 12, 2021 Security
The embarrassing train breakdowns

The embarrassing train breakdowns

At a time when Nigerian commuters are seeking refuge in rail transportation, consequent upon security concern on the roads’ equivalent, reports of incessant breakdown of the passenger coaches of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) trains are unsettling and utterly embarrassing. [...]

July 12, 2021 Incidents
Muslim Ummah to observe 2021 Eid-el-Kabir on Tuesday

Muslim Ummah to observe 2021 Eid-el-Kabir on Tuesday

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Sunday, July 11, as the first day of Dhul-Hijja 1442AH. This was contained in a statement by Sambo Junaidu, chairman , Advisory Committee [...]

July 12, 2021 Religion
Nigerian Army Reacts To Soldier Killing Final-Year Student

Nigerian Army Reacts To Soldier Killing Final-Year Student

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that one of its personnel shot dead a final-year student of the University of Calabar, Mr Gray Agbesu, on Friday, July 9. The soldier was one of the personnel deployed to the Calabar Correctional Service [...]

July 12, 2021 Military
Nigeria’s Poverty Situation Is Unacceptable

Nigeria’s Poverty Situation Is Unacceptable

The President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, says that Nigerians deserve wealth, rather than poverty. He stated that, for all the abundant wealth of natural resources, Nigeria’s poverty situation is unacceptable. Noting that “there are way too [...]

July 12, 2021 Human rights