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Nigeria provokes South Africa’s anger after envoys recall

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa

*Pretoria reminds Nigeria of its serious security shortcomings *Boko Haram insurgency and kidnap of Chibok girls The South African government reacted angrily Sunday to Nigeria’s decision to recall its ambassador from Pretoria over a wave of mob attacks on African migrants that killed at least seven people. “We are not sure which actions or behaviour […]

Boxing: Klitschko retains heavyweight title

Wladimir Klitschko declared the winner

Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko retained his heavyweight world titles Saturday with a lopsided 12-round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten American Bryant Jennings. In the bout at fabled Madison Square Garden, Klitschko did little to impress US fans who have failed to jump on his bandwagon despite his seemingly impenetrable reign. Klitschko improved to 65-3 with 54 […]

PDP’s Ikpeazu wins Abia state

Okezie Ikpeazu: wins Abia state

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has been declared winner of the governorship election in Abia state. The INEC returning officer in the state, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, while announcing the result at about 4:54am Sunday, in Umuahia, said Mr. Ikpeazu polled a total of 264,713 votes to beat his closest challenger […]

Okorocha declared Imo state governor-elect

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State: wins re-election

Governor Rochas Okorocha has been declared winner of the governorship election in Imo state, east of Nigeria. Okorocha, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), beat Emeka Ihedioha, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after the supplementary election held Saturday. He polled 416,996 votes, while Ihedioha scored 320,705 votes. The election was […]

PDP senator, Uzodinma arrested for poll cheating

Uzodinma: arrested for poll fraud

Senator Hope Uzodinma of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was among some three dozen poll cheats arrested by the Nigerian police during the supplementary election conducted in Imo state today. Uzodinma was nabbed in his private home in Oru local council, taking part in an orgy of thumb-printing ballot papers for the candidate of the […]

Ondo bans ‘ogogoro’, the local gin production

Ogpgoro being sold in various bottles

The Ondo state Government, west of Nigeria has banned the production and consumption of locally-made gin, commonly called `ogogoro` in the state. The ban was reminiscent of the colonial and post colonial time when the gin was declared illegal. Dr. Tai Solarin, the educationist and founder of Mayflower School in IKenne in Ogun state, led […]

GlaxoSmithKline almost ready with first malaria vaccine

a nurse administers an experimental malaria vaccine on a child

The world’s first malaria vaccine, produced by GlaxoSmithKline, could be approved by international regulators for use in Africa from October. The final trial data showed that the shoe, called RTS, S offered partial protection for children for up to four years. It will be the first licensed human vaccine against a parasitic disease, and could […]

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