TimeLine Layout

September, 2019

  • 20 September

    Nigeria: Former Kaduna governor wants Presidency zoned to South-East in 2023

    The former governor warned that ruling the Igbos out of the presidency in 2023 is capable of causing political unrest in the country.

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  • 20 September

    Travelling to Dubai: What not to take with you or do there!

    Dubai is popular worldwide as a destination for leisure and business travels. It’s important to note that the United Arab Emirates, including Dubai, have strict rules on personal conduct, with some visitors landing in jail for falling foul of these laws. Here’s what you should know before travelling to Dubai to avoid falling into trouble there.

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  • 20 September

    S/Africa: President Ramaphosa’s apology does not guarantee end to xenophobic attacks – Analyst

    To mend fences with African countries whose nationals were victims of recent xenophobic attacks targeted at foreign African residents in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa dispatched three special envoys to seven African countries to deliver messages of apology and solidarity on 15 September. Analysts across the continent are interpreting the gesture and its likely impact on the future safety of …

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  • 20 September

    Ousted Tunisian president dies in exile

    Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, a former president of Tunisia has died in exile, his family said. Ben Ali, 83, fled to Saudi Arabia when he left office and was living there before his death on Thursday. His funeral will take place on Friday in Saudi Arabia, his lawyer told Reuters news agency. Ben Ali’s death is coming days after Tunisia …

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  • 20 September

    Cutting-edge tech to help curb epidemics in West Africa

    West Africa is embracing technology to power the response to infectious disease outbreaks. The 15 member states of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) are leveraging technology that will help them prevent cross-border outbreaks of epidemics including Ebola, cholera, yellow fever, Lassa fever, measles, onchocerciasis and meningitis. As part of the USAID funded Regional Action through Data (RAD) program, WAHO …

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  • 20 September

    Brussels Airlines presents its ’boutique hotel in the sky’ in Berlin

    Belgium’s flag carrier has launched new cabin seats to give its passengers more comfort. Brussels Airlines presented the new seats to the public on Thursday at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Berlin, at a ceremony attended by diplomats, corporate managers, travel agents and journalists. The overhauling of the cabin arrangement aboard the airlines planes, so that “it …

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  • 19 September

    2baba Idibia marks 44th birthday, celebrates ‘two decades in music’

    Nigerian hip-hop singer, Innocent Idibia, better known as 2baba, marked his 44th birthday on Wednesday. The singer also celebrated two decades in the music industry by unveiling Tboiz, a boy band which will perform at his ’20 Years A King Concert’.   Speaking at a media launch in Lagos, Nigeria, 2baba said that members of the band would include khiria …

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  • 19 September

    Sowore’s supporters protest for his release in Lagos, Rome and London

    Members of the Coalition for Revolution movement and supporters of Omoyele Sowore, a prominent Nigerian journalist, human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner currently detained by the government, carried out peaceful protests in three countries on Thursday.    The “#FreeSoworeNow Global Action” was carried out in Lagos, London and Rome.   They called for the release of Sowore and other activists …

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  • 19 September

    Nigerian billionaire comes to aid of ailing reggae legend Majek Fashek

    Majek was flown to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London, United Kingdom, when his health condition deteriorated. There were rumours that Majek was dead, but his manager has debunked it in a short Instagram video.

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  • 18 September

    SPECIAL REPORT: Returnees struggle to adjust to life in Nigeria

    European governments, the IOM and other organizations offer incentives to refugees and rejected asylum-seekers to voluntarily return to their homelands. But life for returnees brings with it its own set of problems, as recent reports from Nigeria have revealed.

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