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Waiter shot dead for being too slow in serving a customer

A waiter was shot dead by a customer at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, France for being too slow in serving. According to the AFP a customer got angry for having to wait a bit longer to be served a sandwich he ordered for. According to eyewitnesses the gunman lost his temper “as his sandwich wasn’t prepared quickly enough”. A source close to the investigation said Saturday that deceased’s colleagues had to call police after he was shot. The waiter was shot in the shoulder with a handgun…

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Ghana’s slave dungeons move Steve Harvey to tears

American comedy sensation Steve Harvey who visited Ghana for holiday was on Saturday moved to tears after a visit to the country’s Elmina Castle, central of the country. The Castle built by the Portuguese once hosted slaves who were shipped to America and Europe 400 years ago. The 62-year-old Family Feud host was joined by his family at the site of the historical atrocities. Mr. Harvey and his wife emerged from a small dungeon where their ancestors were kept in a very inhumane conditions before saying goodbye to Africa into…

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The Nigerian PhD student that developed an anti-TB drug

A Nigerian woman pursuing her PhD in the Department of Chemistry, University of Ilorin has been recognized for her invention. Mrs. Misitura Lawal-Arowona last week emerged third in an International Conclave holding event in Chennai, India. Lawal-Arowona developed an anti-tuberculosis metal drug that is potentially potent in the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). Tuberculosis also called TB is an infectious disease that usually attacks the lungs. Nigeria is among the 14 high burden countries for TB, TB/HIV and multi-drug resistant TB. The metal attached anti-TB drug developed by the Nigerian student…

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Nigerian Senator escapes lynching by mob in Germany

A Nigerian Senator, Ike Ekweremadu on Saturday escaped being lynched in Germany by a group of Nigerians fighting for the independence of the Biafra region. Called the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, the group of Nigerians physically assaulted the senator in Nuremberg. Ekweremadu who is the immediate past Deputy President of the Senate was seen in a 64-second video being attack. The video has gone viral on social media with the Senator’s camp confirming the incident. In the video, Ekweremadu was seen being violently questioned over his alleged conspiracy with the…

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Nigeria: Teenager stages own kidnap to raise money for party

A 15-year-old boy in Nigeria’s city of Jos staged his own kidnap and demanded a ransom from his father for his release. The teenager and four of his older friends have all been arrested by police in Jos and are all now in custody. They had demanded a $1,365 (500,000 naira) ransom from the teenager’s father to spend on a school-leaving graduation party. Police spokesman Terna Tyopev told the BBC that the entire kidnapping scene was “was expertly done.” Tyopev said the boy’s friends pretended to be the kidnappers and…

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Zimbabwe: Police fire tear gas and beat protesters in Harare

Zimbabwe police on Friday fired tear gas and beat many opposition supporters who gathered in central Harare for a protest march. The government had banned an anti-government protest although the country’s high court upheld it. Protesters largely members of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) defied the ban. In an attempt to prevent the protest from taking place, police officers clashed with protesters. Police had to fire tear gas and water cannon and in some instances chased protesters from one of the city’s main squares with batons. There were reinforcements…

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Kenyan wedding turns tragic as guests suffer food poisoning

A Kenyan wedding turned tragic last weekend after one of the guests died from food poisoning. 40 others were also hospitalized after eating food supplied by a restaurant for the wedding in Nairobi. Kenya’s Star newspaper reports that many of the guests suffered from cholera. The groom, Wilson Wamunyu and his wife Sarah are reported to have survived the cholera scare. They have already traveled for their honeymoon in Dubai after the wedding on Saturday. Samson Mathu, the groom’s brother told the newspaper that their 89 year old grandfather succumbed…

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Nigeria: Woman who locked child in dog cage arrested

Police in Nigeria’s commercial hub of Lagos have arrested a woman caught on video assaulting and locking a boy in a dog cage. There was huge  public outrage in Nigeria after the woman was captured in the viral video that went viral on social media. The woman could be seen flogging the shirtless boy with what appeared to be a belt. The 50-second amateur video appeared to have been recorded by someone looking on from afar. There was no signal what really happened before the woman started flogging the boy.…

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Kagame meets young Rwandans to plan for next 25 years

President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has met over 3000 young Rwandans as part of his “Meet the President” series. Wednesday’s meeting took place at the Rusororo based Intare Conference Arena and was also broadcast to thoe not able to be at the Arena. The gathering was aimed at providing the opportunity for Kagamae to engage with the young generation on the national aspirations for the next 25 years. Inspired by the country’s Vision 2050, Kagame encouraged the youth to be self-driven to consolidate the gains the country has made over…

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Nigerian pastor trying to escape arrest killed in China

A Nigerian pastor, Joseph Nwajueze has been killed in China by security operatives. He was reportedly escaping arrest from security operatives for alleged visa violations. According to reports the Chinese security operatives in an attempt to capture the fleeing Nwajueze, used a security gadget to demobilise him. The security gadget made the pastor numb, leading to his fall, which eventually led to his death. Joseph Nwajueze was living with his wife, Chinwe, and four children in China before this incident. The Chairman of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike…

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