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Senate

Nigerian Senate passes N4.7trn Appropriation Bill

Nigerian Senate, yesterday, passed the 2014 Appropriation Bill of N4,695,190,000,000 into law and advised the executive to implement the budget as passed. (109)
Suicide attempt

Unemployment: Graduate attempts suicide in Akwa Ibom

Men of Akwa Ibom police command yesterday stopped a suicide attempt by a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Ekiti State University who identified himself as Sunday Omotayo. (58)
Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius: I did not pick on Reeva Steenkamp

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has denied “picking on” his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, as his cross-examination continues. (32)
Southern Guinea is at the epicentre of the outbreak, with the first case reported last month.

Ebola outbreak ‘most challenging’ as Guinea deaths pass 100

The number of people believed to have been killed by the Ebola virus in Guinea has passed 100, the UN World Health Organization says. (31)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius arrives ahead of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

‘I took Reeva’s life,’ Pistorius tells South African court

(Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius told a South African court on Wednesday that his girlfriend died in his arms, blood pouring from her body, as he tried to revive her after shooting her by mistake. (82)
Gay rights around the world

Egypt jails four men for gay acts

(BBC) – A court in Egypt has sentenced four men to up to eight years in prison for committing homosexual acts. (82)
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Nigeria overtakes South Africa to become Africa’s largest economy

After months of delays and mounting anticipation, Nigeria’s economy has been officially “rebased”. It is now worth $510bn (2013 figures) – an 89% rise, far in excess of analysts’ predictions. Nigeria is now Africa’s largest economy, [...]
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Chad to withdraw troops from Central African Republic

Chad has said it will withdraw its troops from an African Union peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic, a setback to attempts to build a large international force to stem religious conflict in the impoverished country. (45)
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SUSTAINING THE BLITZ OF INFRASTRUCTURE’S DEVELOPMENT

2500 DAYS SUPPLEMENT Infrastructures development is critical to achieving human capital development in any society. Without doubt, the growth of any country’s economy rests largely on the status of its infrastructure. (129)
An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has acquitted two men accused of having gay sex and belonging to a homosexual club.

Nigeria Islamic court acquits men of gay sex charge

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has acquitted two men accused of having gay sex and belonging to a homosexual club. (75)

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