Nigeria

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With heavy hearts, the family of Late Augustine Chidi Nwabia of Umuokparafor village, Umunoha, in Mbaitolu LGA Imo State, regret to announce the death of their son, brother, husband and father, Late Mr Stanley Chidozie Nwabia, who slept in the Lord on Sunday 29th September 2019, at the age of 40, after a protracted illness. […] The post GONE SO SOON: IKENGA LIVES ON! appeared first on Breaking Times.

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The Deputy Governor of Kogi, Mr Simon Achuba, has been impeached. Mr Achuba was impeached by members of the Kogi State House of Assembly on Friday in Lokoja, the state capital. He was impeached by the House of Assembly shortly after it received report of a judicial panel of enquiry set up by the Kogi […] The post Breaking: Kogi Dep. Gov. Achuba impeached appeared first on Breaking Times.

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US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk on Friday, following a spacesuit flub earlier this year that caused the historic mission to be aborted. “Christina, you may egress the airlock,” spacecraft communicator Stephanie Wilson told the pair shortly after they set out to replace a […] The post World’s first all-female spacewalking team makes history appeared first on Breaking Times.

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The police on Friday dispersed a procession of Islamic Movement of Nigeria members around Wuse Market in Abuja. The policemen reportedly fired tear gas canisters and gunshots in the air, forcing the Shi’ites and passers-by to scamper for safety. The IMN procession which started on Sultan Abubakar Road abruptly ended after the Police action. The […] The post Police disperse Shi’ite procession with tear gas, gunshots appeared first on Breaking Times.

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The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has requested the Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, to declare as unconstitutional and, therefore, void the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act. The bureau, in a response to a suit filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), seeking an order of court to compel the CCB to […] The post CCB Asks Court to Void FoI Act appeared first on Breaking Times.

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Nigerians should brace for new taxes for soft drinks, the Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said on Thursday. Responding to reporters’ inquisitions on the sidelines of the ongoing Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in Washington DC, the minister said the new tax is part […] The post Austerity? New taxes on soft drinks, others appeared first on Breaking Times.

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that some Nigerians can’t recite the national anthem.  Lai Mohammed who was represented at the public presentation of the “Mindshift Advocacy for Development Initiative” by  Samuel Soughul, a director in the Ministry he heads on Thursday October 17, stated that Nigerians must love everything associated with the country […] The post Lai Mohammed: Some Nigerians can’t recite the national anthem appeared first on Breaking Times.

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About 48 hours after petrol tanker accident resulted to fire disaster at Upper Iweka and Ochanja areas of Onitsha, another petrol tanker caused yet more damage early on Friday morning in Onitsha. The fire incident occurred at Omaba Phase two around Chukwudi Bus Stop Onitsha after another tanker laden with petrol fell at the middle […] The post Another fire pandemonium hits Onitsha appeared first on Breaking Times.

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The new wave of democracy sweeping across Africa was meant to usher in a new kind of freedom – freedom to elect leaders of choice, freedom of religion and most important of all freedom of free speech. Sadly these so-called ‘freedoms’ are being repressed across Africa. In recent times we’ve seen President George Weah closing […] The post The Death of Free Speech in Africa ~ Tony Ogunlowo   appeared first on Breaking Times.