President Buhari Promises To Resign If He Fails To Recover Soon

President Buhari Promises To Resign If He Fails To Recover Soon

President Muhammad Buhari may resign if he does not recover from his ailment soon, sources have reported. According to Independent, a Presidency source has disclosed that President Muhammad Buhari will pass the baton to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, if he does not recover from his ailment soon. The President has been in the United Kingdom for the better part of the year treating an undisclosed ailment, much to the chagrin of a large part of…

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South African President Jacob Zuma survives vote of no confidence

South African President Jacob Zuma survives vote of no confidence

South African President Jacob Zuma has survived a vote of no confidence in the country’s parliament. African National Congress (ANC) parliamentarians broke into song as the result was announced and party supporters outside began dancing. The parliament’s Speaker, Baleka Mbete, announced the motion had been defeated, with 177 votes in support and 198 votes against. There were nine abstentions. South Africa’s currency, the rand, fell by 1% immediately after the result was announced. Buoyant Zuma…

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Roads blocked as protesters marched against Zuma

Roads blocked as protesters marched against Zuma

Opposition supporters blocked roads with burning tyres and rocks as they protested ahead of a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Demonstrators in Johannesburg and Cape Town held placards which read “fire Zuma” and “no confidence” during a vocal show of opposition against the president, who is facing allegations of corruption and financial mismanagement. If the no-confidence vote passes on Tuesday afternoon, the 75-year-old and his cabinet will be forced to step down….

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South Africa’s president faces a parliamentary vote of no confidence

South Africa’s president faces a parliamentary vote of no confidence

South African President Jacob Zuma faces a parliamentary vote of no-confidence Tuesday in a secret ballot that will test the loyalty of members of his party, the African National Congress (ANC). Parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete decided to make the vote private after an opposition party took the case to the Constitutional Court to enable more ANC members of parliament to break party ranks. As head of the party that led South Africa out of apartheid,…

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Kenya election 2017: President Kenyatta urges peaceful vote

Kenya election 2017: President Kenyatta urges peaceful vote

People are voting in Kenya’s general election amid fears that the result could trigger communal violence. On the eve of the vote, President Uhuru Kenyatta appealed for calm in a televised speech. He urged the 19 million registered voters to turn out in great numbers, but “in peace”. Queues formed early and some minor stampedes were reported. The contest pits Mr Kenyatta against his long-time rival, Raila Odinga, and is seen as too close to…

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Nigerians are missing Buhari – Lai Mohammed

Nigerians are missing Buhari – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai has claimed that Nigerians are missing President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had in May jetted out to London, United Kingdom for medicals. Mohammed noted that, though his absence was greatly missed, the country was running smoothly with the efforts of the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. Speaking with newsmen recently, the minister said the presidency was not thinking of substituting the ailing president as being agitated in some quarters….

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Teacher in Court for allegedly defaming Senate President

Teacher in Court for allegedly defaming Senate President

A 37-year-old primary school teacher, Biodun Baba, was on Thursday arraigned before an Ilorin Senior Magistrates Court for allegedly defaming Senate President Bukola Saraki on Facebook. Baba, a teacher at LGEA School, Olorunlana in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara was alleged to have through his Facebook postings been inciting the public against Saraki. The criminal charges were filed following a complaint by Alhaji Jimoh Adesina, Chairman, Kwara South Chapter of the APC to the…

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BREAKING: House of Reps reject Ministerial slot for FCT

BREAKING: House of Reps reject Ministerial slot for FCT

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, voted against ministerial slot for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Indigenous people of FCT had always clamoured for a ministerial slot and state of their own. This must have informed the jubilation that rented the air in Abuja metropolis and among the indigenes, when the Senate voted in favor of a ministerial slot for FCT, on Wednesday, at the ongoing constitution amendment process. However, the story was not the…

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Age of sexual consent in Tunisia rises from 13 to 16

Age of sexual consent in Tunisia rises from 13 to 16

sian parliament has ratified a law that raises the age of girls’ sexual consent from 13 to 16, privately-owned Shems FM has reported. The new law also stipulates that rapists will be sentenced to 20 years in prison, Tunisia’s Minister of Women, Family and Children Naziha Laabidi said during the parliamentary session held on 26 July. According to the law, rapists will be sentenced to life if they use violence or drugs; if they rape…

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Grace Mugabe ‘challenges’ husband to name successor

Grace Mugabe ‘challenges’ husband to name successor

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has “challenged” her husband to name his successor so as to end the factional fighting in the governing Zanu-PF party, state broadcaster ZBC reports. President Robert Mugabe, 93, is set to run again in next year’s election thereby extending his 37-year rule. But discussions about who will come after him have threatened to split his party. Mrs Mugabe was talking to members of Zanu-PF’s women’s league when she said that…

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