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Dlamini-Zuma for ANC president?

Kigali – African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has given the strongest indication yet that she is in the running for ANC president come 2017. News24 asked her after the closing of the AU heads of state summit whether her staying for another nine months at the helm of the continental body would affect her campaign in the ANC, she indicated that she would be free to take up the position if required. “The [ANC] conference is 2017 December,” she said. She said, laughing, that her current position “has got nothing to do with the ANC. The ANC has...

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Gunmen Kill Traditional Ruler, 3 Others in Plateau

Gunmen on Monday shot and killed Lazarus Agai, the Saf Ron-Kuelere and paramount ruler of Bokkos in Plateau. Also killed were the traditional ruler’s police orderly, Inspector Sunday Wuyah, his wife, as well as his son, Shagari. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), gathered from a family source that the monarch was returning to Bokkos, after visiting his farm in Sha District, when he was attacked. Captain Ikedichi Iweha, spokesman of the Special Task Force (STF) in charge of security in Plateau, confirmed the incident, adding that the corpses had been deposited at an undisclosed hospital in Jos. He...

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Dino Melaye Says Remi Tinubu “Splashed” N75 million to Sponsor “anti-Melaye” Protests in Abuja

Following the protests against him in Lagos and Osun states, and the request for police protection from him by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has issued a statement, alleging that Tinubu has rolled out N75 million to sponsor “anti-Melaye” protests in Abuja this Wednesday. According to Melaye, a civil rights movement, Committee for the Defence of Women’s Rights (CDWR) uncovered the plan by Tinubu. Melaye, in a post on his Facebook page titled “Tinubu plans anti-Melaye protests in Abuja, splashes N75 million on Kemi Nelson, others,” quoted the National President of CDWR, Professor Taibat...

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Tiwa Savage, Rita Dominic, Mo’Cheddah & More Celebs at Toke Makinwa’s Mother’s 70th Birthday Party

On Sunday night media personality Toke Makinwa and her siblings celebrated their mother, Esther Aduke Akinyelure, as she turned 70. It was a huge party, hosted by Tee A, with several of Toke Makinwa’s celebrity friends in attendance. The event was attended by Tiwa Savage, Rita Dominic, Mo’Cheddah, Debola Williams, Michelle Dede, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Kunbi Oyelese, Noble Igwe, Thelma Okoduwa Ojiji, Ariyike Akinbobola and many more. See the first photos below....

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10 Vegetables That Actually Aren’t That Good For You

Forget everything you think you know. BELL PEPPERS Nightshade vegetables, like peppers, potatoes, and eggplant, are known sources of inflammation, which can lead to some pretty serious complications down the line: heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, to name a few. Additionally, bell peppers contain solanine, an alkaloid that can get in the way of nerve function and result in twitching and convulsing. BROCCOLI These little trees aren’t too bad for you health-wise, but they can lead to increased bloating, which no one wants to deal with. Try one of these foods to fight bloating instead. BRUSSELS SPROUTS Just like...

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