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Zimbabwe:Mugabe Axed From Ruling Party

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has axed President Robert Mugabe as leader and first secretary of the party, reports NewsDay from Harare. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Thousands March Against Mugabes

[New Zimbabwe] BLACKS, whites, the old and the young have all came together in Harare this Saturday morning braving the chill weather and speaking one language - President Robert Mugabe must go. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Rejoice But Beware of 'Dry-Cleaning' Zanu-PF - Rainbow Coalition

[New Zimbabwe] THE People's Rainbow Coalition (PRC) says while it welcomes the army's seizure of political power, it is worried that this might be a "dry-cleaning" process for Zanu PF. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:War Vets Leader Wants Mugabe Out on Sunday

[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe must agree to a deal with the military or he would have to face a citizens lynch mob, war veterans have said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Suicide Bomber Strips Explosive Vest to Avoid Death in Borno

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -A suspected female suicide bomber yesterday removed the Improvised Explosive Device (IED), strapped to her body and dumped it at a house within the neighbourhood she was supposed to attack. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Springboks Grind Out Much-Needed Rugby Win in Paris

[News24Wire] It was far from clinical, but the Springboks carved out a much-needed 18-17 win against France in Paris on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:President Buhari Is Ruling Party's Candidate for 2019 Elections

[Guardian] Uyo -- President Is God-sent To Nigeria-Okorocha (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Police to Deploy Gunboats, Personnel to Combat Piracy on Bayelsa Waterways

[Leadership] Yenagoa -A total number of 16 gun boats and 6,000 armed police personnel are expected to be deployed along the waterways and creeks of Bayelsa state to tackle rising sea piracy and criminal activities in the state.The Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba, who made this known during a call on him by the members of the state chapter of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, led by the chairman, Chief Alabo Nengi James, in the state. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:All Makings of a Blockbuster in Mugabe Standoff With Military

[CAJ News] Harare -EVENTS in Zimbabwe over the past few days read like a script taken straight from a blockbuster movie with suspense, tragedy and comedy. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Zanu-PF Says to Boot Mugabe Out On Sunday

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe will be fired from the Zanu PF leadership on Sunday, party sources said Saturday as negotiations for his departure continued amid wild celebrations in Bulawayo and Harare. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Opposition's Besigye 'Reinforces' Car to Fend Off Attacks

[Nairobi News] Uganda opposition leader Kiiza Besigye has modified his car as deterrence measure against brute police force that he been often been subjected to in the past. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Politics Not a Matter of Life and Death - Obasanjo

[Guardian] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that politics need not be a do-or-die affair. Obasanjo spoke yesterday in Calabar, Cross River State, during the launch of a book titled: 'Stepping Forward with Uti J .G Agba', written by Goddy Jeddy Agba. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Anambra Election - Obiano 'Breaches' Electoral Law, Addresses Voters At Polling Centre

[Premium Times] Incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, came under attacks Saturday after addressing his supporters at a polling unit, with activists accusing him of violating the Electoral Act. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Zhuwao Says Coup Meant to Prop Up Unpopular Mnangagwa, 'Dumb' Zimbabweans Must Not Celebrate

[New Zimbabwe] Embattled Public Service Minister Patrick Zhuwao said Zimbabweans are "dumb" as they are now being "used" by the military to fight against a leader they popularly elected five years ago for the benefit of expelled Emerson Mnangagwa who is not popular within the ruling party Zanu PF structures. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Piracy - Police Draft 16 Gunboats, 6,000 Officers to Bayelsa Creeks

[Premium Times] The Police in Bayelsa have deployed 16 patrol gunboats and 6,000 police officers to tackle sea piracy and criminality in Bayelsa waterways to ensure safety of the water channels. (AllAfrica)


[Zimbabwe Standard] The old adage that "a week is a long time in politics" rang true for President Robert Mugabe and his over-ambitious wife yesterday as euphoric crowds took to the streets demanding an end to the dictator's ruinous rule. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Kano Establishes Contributory Healthcare Scheme

[Daily Trust] Kano -The Kano State government has established a Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (KCKMA) to pool resources in order to ensure that residents of the 44 local government areas access healthcare services. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Obasanjo Warns Against 'Deadly' Politics

[Daily Trust] Calabar -Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has cautioned politicians in the country to desist from what he called deadly politics. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Mohamed Ali Slams Coast Leaders for Secession Calls

[Nairobi News] Nyali Member of Parliament Mohamed Ali has distanced himself from the secession calls by Nasa leaders from the coastal region. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Anambra Decides - Obiano Leads Governorship Race

[Daily Trust] Abuja, Awka and Enugu -The ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) took an early lead in the Anambra gubernatorial election held yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:To Ply Maiduguri-Damboa Road, Drivers Are Forced to Part With N500

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -A motor park agent stood in the middle of the road, urging a commercial vehicle driver in a Volkswagen Golf wagon to quickly buy a ticket before takeoff time. The agent held a bunch of unsold tickets in his left hand and a pen in the right as he waved motorists down to get a 'Pass' before joining a massive number of private and commercial vehicles that lined up, waiting for military escort. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:How Chinese Products Are Killing 'Made in Aba' Shoes

[Daily Trust] Umuahia -If nothing is done urgently to salvage the situation, very soon, local manufacturers of shoes, belts and bags may be sent out of business. If this happens, the slogan that Aba is the Japan of Africa will be a thing of the past. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Massive Turnout in Anambra Poll

[Guardian] Awka -Anambra electorate, yesterday, defied call for boycott by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to cast their votes in the state's governorship election. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:N70 Million Raised From Book On Emir Sanusi's Grandfather

[Daily Trust] Kano -Over N70 million, with the highest contribution of N10 million from Alhaji Aliko Dangote, was realized at a book presentation titled, 'Power and Piety Life and Legacy of Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I, in Kano. The book is on the life of Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I, the grandfather of the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Change Should Begin With Education

[Daily Trust] The Federal Executive Council [FEC] held a special retreat in Abuja last Monday on the challenges of education in Nigeria. The retreat had the theme: "Education in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects." President Muhammadu Buhari declared it open while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and most ministers were present. The decision to hold the retreat was first made in June at a FEC meeting chaired by then Acting President Osinbajo. Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu said at the time that "[FEC] members agreed (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:The Embarrassment of Snakebite Deaths

[Guardian] The reports by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that 174 snakebites per 100,000 population are reported per year in Nigeria and that the saw-scaled or carpet viper is responsible for 90 per cent of bites and 60 per cent of deaths is an embarrassment. To some extent, the African cobras and puff adders have also proven to be the cause of mortality and morbidity. In the Benue Valley, where most of these tragedies occur, the incidence of snakebite was found to be 497 per 100,000 persons per year with a mort (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:The City of London and the Globalisation of the Nigerian Popular Imagination (I)

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Nigeria:Stakeholders Battle Smugglers to Save Local Poultry

[Daily Trust] Stakeholders in the poultry industry, mostly poultry farmers, are making frantic effort to save the business from falling into the hands of smugglers whose activities, they say, are a threat to its survival. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Card Reader Couldn't Verify Obiano's Finger

[Guardian] Awka -The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) card reader, yesterday, failed to read Governor Willie Obiano's fingers; even as he expressed strong confidence that he would win the governorship election with a large margin. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Why El-Rufai Wants Over 21,000 Teachers Sacked - NULGE

[Guardian] Abeokuta -The president of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleed, yesterday, faulted the sincerity of the competency test conducted by the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, for primary school teachers. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe's ruling party sacks Robert Mugabe as leader

Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF removes the president as its leader and appoints former vice-president Mnangagwa. (BBC News)