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Burkina Faso military leader Paul-Henri Damiba has been ousted by army Captain Ibrahim Traore on Friday, 30 September, 2022. Traore dissolved the government and suspended the constitution and transitional charter, he said in a statement read on national television on Friday evening. Traore said a group of officers had decided to remove Damiba due to his inability to deal with a worsening Islamist insurgency. He announced that borders were closed indefinitely and that all political and civil society activities were suspended. It is the second takeover in eight months for the West African state. Damiba took power in a coup…

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Residents of Burkina Faso were woken on 30 September, 2022 by weapons fired in various camps in the capital, Ouagadougou. A large blast was also heard near the presidential palace, Reuters reporters said. Soldiers reportedly fired heavy weapons at the Baba Sy Ouaga 2000 camp, witnesses said. Armed soldiers took up positions along the avenue leading to the presidency and blocked access to administrative buildings and the national television, which had stopped broadcasting, Reuters said. Military vehicles were also stationed along several streets that remained deserted as residents stayed indoors. A government spokesman could not be reached. It was not…

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For the first time since 2006, Nigeria will not be present at the FIFA World Cup. The Eagles will not be amongst the five nations to represent Africa at the Mundial following their disappointing exit at the hands of West African foes Ghana during the qualifiers in March. It’s only the second time in seven tournaments that the Super Eagles will be missing from the tournament. The effect of Nigeria’s Qatar 2022 no-show goes far beyond the football field, with the impact being felt by many other industries. Take the transportation sector for example. Had the Eagles qualified, many more…

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ABUJA, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Federal Government, Thursday, has handed over the Certificate of Occupancy and other land documents to late Stephen Keshi and 14 other members of the 1994 Super Eagles Team. The Sport’s Legend was gifted a three-bedroom flat in Delta State. According to a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Blessing Lere-Adams, the handing-over ceremony was done at the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, on Thursday in Abuja. It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari, early this year, promised to gift houses to twenty-two members of the 1994…

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ABUJA, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Nigeria’s House of Representatives, on Thursday, concluded its meetings with stakeholders over the lingering crisis between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It said its recommendations would soon be presented to President Buhari. The invited parties appeared before the House on Thursday, with the representatives of the government making a fresh offer to ASUU to allow a modification of the IPPIS to accommodate the peculiarities UTAS seeks to recognise. This comes as the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, said the report of the stakeholders’ roundtable and the recommendations…

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The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Dantani Wushishi, has revealed that over 70 per cent of candidates who sat for the 2022 Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) made credit in Mathematics and English language. Wushishi revealed this while announcing the results at its headquarters in Minna on Thursday. According to him, the examinations have been judged by many stakeholders to be hugely successful in recent years. Mr Wushishi said that the results were released exactly 45 days after the examinations were taken. The registrar said that certificates for 2022 SSCE (Internal) would be ready…

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GOMBE, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Members of the interim management committee of the Muhammadu Buhari Industrial park earlier today visited the multi billion naira construction site to prop up contractors to execute the various projects according to specifications. On arrival at the park, the committee members, led by the chairman, Mohammed Bashir Nuhu Aliko inspected the administrative block, the one stop shop and the water pump station among others. The water pump station has a one million litre capacity over head tank and a five hundred litre capacity surface tank respectively. The committee equally inspected the ongoing 19 kilometres…

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At the prestigious Royal Institute of International Affairs, popurlarly known as Chatham House in London, United Kingdom Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya delivered a much applauded topical paper on ‘Political Leadership and the Universal Health Challenge Quest: The Impact on People’ where he aptly listed the achievements of his administration in the provision of better health care to the people of Gombe State. The Governor who was in London alongside 2 other Nigerian Governors; Babajide Sanwo-Olu ( Lagos) and Abdullahi Sule ( Nasarawa), participated at a high level event tagged: Accelerating Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria on the invitation of Public…

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LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Search On, Google’s annual event held to announce new features and developments in Search, took place yesterday, revealing how machine learning advancements are helping people to gather and explore information in new ways. Here’s a closer look at some of the announcements: Multisearch is expanding: Each month, people use Lens to answer more than 8 billion questions, using their camera or an image, and earlier this year, Google introduced multisearch—a major milestone in how people search for information. With multisearch, you can take a picture or use a screenshot and then add text to…

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KADUNA, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Justices A.A Bello and Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court, sitting in Kaduna, have convicted and sentenced five internet fraudsters to different terms of imprisonment. The convicts: Vincent Solomon, Godwin Uchechukwu, Miracle Festus, Chibueze Michael Joseph and Danjuma Samuel Enoch, were jailed on Monday, 26 September, 2022 after pleading guilty to one-count separate charge, bordering on internet fraud, upon their arraignment by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The one count charge reads: “That you, Vincent Solomon, ‘M’ sometimes in July, 2022, in Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this…

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