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Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013 after one year in office, has collapsed in a courtroom and died, officials say. A top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi had just spoken from a cage at a hearing on charges of espionage. State TV said the cause of death was a heart attack. Morsi, who was 67, had been in custody since his removal after mass protests. The Muslim Brotherhood said the death was a "full-fledged murder".   A...
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by on June 16, 2019
The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted to misuse of state funds and will have to pay $15,000 (£11,910). Sara Netanyahu was accused of spending $99,300 on outside catering while falsely declaring there were no cooks available at the PM's residence. She was charged with fraud and breach of trust last year. Her lawyer said the case had nothing to do with her and said it was an attempt to bring down her husband. Under a plea deal, Mrs. Netanyahu will repay the state $12,4...
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by on June 16, 2019
The nation’s crude oil reserves dropped by 481 million barrels to 36.972 billion barrels in 2018, according to a new report by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. OPEC, in its 2019 Annual Statistical Bulletin, said Nigeria’s crude oil reserves stood at 37.453 billion barrels in 2017 and 2016; 37.062 billion barrels in 2015 and 37.448 billion barrels in 2014. According to the report, the number of active oil rigs in the country rose to 32 last year from 13 in 2017 and nine i...
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Two officers from the Nigerian Air Force was dismissed for attacking a farmhouse owned by the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. Their names are Awua Theophanous, and Sunday Paul. According to a report, the two air force officers and their three gang members raided the EFCC’s Chairman farmhouse in which a police officer guarding it was killed in the process. The two officers went to seize money believed to be buried in a septic tank at the compo...
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by on June 14, 2019
The biggest retailer in the world, Walmart announced it will lay off six hundred of its workers in Charlotte, USA. The lay off will take place later this year 2019. The company said it will outsource the job. Walmart released a statement saying “This was a difficult decision that affects friends and associates we care about deeply. We appreciate their important contributions, and we’re committed to handling every transition over the next seven months smoothly and respectfully. We are maintai...
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A Kenyan MP has been arrested for allegedly slapping a female colleague because she did not allocate money to his constituency. Rashid Kassim is accused of slapping Fatuma Gedi, who sits on the budget committee, in the capital Nairobi. A photo of Ms Gedi crying with blood in her mouth after the alleged assault has been shared widely on Twitter. Female MPs subsequently walked out of parliament in protest after their male colleagues mocked them. Mr Kassim, MP for Wajir East in north-eastern Ken...
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by on June 13, 2019
Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha was sworn in as a senator representing Imo West at the Nigerian National Assembly. Some of you may recall that, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) refused to issue Rochas Okorocha certificate of return due to a complain made by the returning officer. The returning officer for Imo West senatorial districts said he was forced to declare Okorocha as the winner and that he is doing it “under duress.” Rochas Okorocha went to court. The f...
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