Malawi votes!

Mzuzu, Malawi: A woman casts her vote at a polling station. Polls have opened in the closely fought general election, with the president, Peter Mutharika, battling to hold off two rivals.  Photograph: Patrick Meinhardt/AFP/Getty Images  

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Former South African President Zuma in court

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: The country’s former president Jacob Zuma appears in court on charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. Photograph: Jackie Clausen/AP  

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The power of religion

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Catholics pray near the damaged St Anthony’s church, bombed one month ago during Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 250 people. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters  

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Best cars: A 1939 Porsche on display in London, Tuesday

A Porsche Type 64 Berlin-Rome on display at Sotheby’s in London. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Sotheby’s  

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Aero marks 60 years of flight operations in Nigeria

L-R – Former Managing Director of Oceanic Bank, Mrs Cecilia Ibru, Chief Executive Officer, Aero Contractors, Capt. Ado Sanusi and a former Deputy Chief Pilot of the airline, Capt. Dapo Olumide, during the airline’s 60th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday in Lagos. Nigeria’s oldest surviving carrier, Aero Contractors Ltd., on Tuesday celebrated its 60th anniversary of flight operations in the country. Speaking at the ceremony, Capt. Ado Sanusi, Chief Executive Officer, Aero Contractors, said the airline which began operations in 1959 had hugely contributed to human capacity development in the aviation…

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LG funds: Pro-democracy group wants Buhari to probe governors over misuse of allocation since 1999

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari A civil society group, National Democratic Front (NDF), has called on President Muhammdu Buhari to probe governors over misappropriation of local government allocations since 1999. Nigeria’s local government areas had suffered neglect prior to President Buhari’s administration. Funds meant for the grassroots were squandered by fascist governors without fear and conscience. However, Mr Buhari recently put an end to this can of worms, obliging to directly pay their revenue into their accounts. While hailing the president’s bold move, the NDF has urged him to go a…

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N500bn deal: Citizen Watch drags CBN Governor Emefiele to Court, insists Senate confirmation illegal

Embattled CBN Governor, Emefiele   The Citizens Watch Advocacy Initiative (CWAI) has come to the stark realization and conclusion that Nigeria is not ready to either reap or join the comity of nations, following an in depth analysis, observations and speedy manner by the Senate in confirming the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Mr Godwin Emefiele, for a second tenure. CWAI reasoned that the Nigerian Senate, by this singular act of confirming Emefiele for a second term, has failed Nigerians. This was done irrespective of the clarion call by…

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Customs distributes seized items to IDPs in Bauchi

Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) By Baba Shehu Oscu, Bauchi The Nigeria Customs Service has donated some relief materials comprising 929 bags of rice, 30 cartons of spaghetti and 307 bales of second-hand clothing for distribution to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bauchi State. The Comptroller in charge of Bauchi/Gombe Commands of the service, Kalla Hamis, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in his office. He said the command headquarters received a directive from the Customs headquarters to release the relief materials to the…

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Women group wants EFCC, ICPC investigate Bauchi agency over distribution of relief assistance of Islamic organization

By Baba Shehu Oscu, Bauchi Women coalition for Sustainable Peace and Viable Democratic gains in Bauchi State has appealed to the Economic Financial rime Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and other anti-graft agencies to investigate the manner the Bauchi State Agency for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (BASOVCA) distributed the relief assistance donated to orphans by International Islamic Relief Organisation (IIRO). Speaking to journalists at a press conference in Bauchi, the spokesperson of the group, Hajiya Addaji Muhammad said they received series of complains from the…

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Imo govt. announces postponement of Buhari’s visit

Imo Government has announced a postponement of the planned working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state. The postponement was contained in a statement issued in Owerri on Tuesday by Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Rochas Okorocha. Onwuemeodo said that the visit earlier slated for Tuesday was postponed because of the president’s holy pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president was scheduled to visit Imo to commission some key projects executed by Okorocha’s administration. Onwuemeodo, who pleaded for people’s understanding…

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