Nigerian female bishop arrested in Lagos for stealing

Nigeria: A female Bishop of the Gods’ Bible Church in Lagos was arrested and charged before a Lagos court for her alleged involvement in fraud and stealing on Tuesday.

Rev. Mrs. Adline Ngozi was alleged to have obtained the sum of N1 million each from two members of her congregation, Mrs. Temitope Kadri and Dr. Mrs. Ishaq Olanrewaju under the false pretense of putting a five-year deposit scheme with an interest of N100,000 every month.

The victims, allegedly fell into the trap and gave her the money since last year and were expecting the returns. Read more

High school student commits suicide after being dumped by his Girlfriend

A Ugandan High school student took his own life after he was dumped by his girlfriend.

According to a Facebook User, Jersey Sarprise, who shared the photos, the young man hanged himself to a tree after reportedly receiving a letter from his estranged bae, telling him she has found a new handsome boyfriend.

”From Today And Onwards Please Never Come To Me Again Because I Have Found A New Handsome Boyfriend Than You.’ the letter reads
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President Mugabe takes swipe at SA for not freeing up trade

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has taken a swipe at South Africa for what he says is Pretoria’s failure to open up free trade in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the African Economic Platform in Mauritius, the veteran leader says some countries still wanted to dump their goods in other countries while those affected were battling to sell their goods and services to South Africa.

Mugabe says free trade is important for regional integration. “In the SADC our region South Africa is our big boss because they are more developed than any of us. We have tried to economically think of how we can interact economically and culturally in the deference of the interest of our people. Read more

Zille’s views don’t reflect views of DA: Maimane

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South Africa: DA leader‚ Mmusi Maimane on Tuesday distanced the party from the views of his predecessor Helen Zille on colonialism.

“I stand here today and say those are not the views of the Democratic Alliance…” Maimane said.

“Our vision and our project has always been to say that out of the ashes of apartheid‚ a free South Africa will come forth‚ a non-racial society‚” he added.

He was speaking at the Sharpville Memorial Site following a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 69 people who were killed by police on March 21 1960 following a protest against apartheid pass laws. Read more

Scores injured as plane crashes upon landing in Southern Sudan

Africa: A plane carrying 44 passengers has crashed in South Sudan. The South Supreme Airliner burst into flames after crash landing at the Wau Airport at about 3 p.m. local time.

The crash is believed to have occurred when the plane came down to land after flying from Juba to Wau.

Initial reports from local news sources suggested that everybody on board died in the crash. However, new details have emerged that everybody survived.

“No one died but there are a number of injured people right now,” one of the local aid workers near the scene of the crash told Reuters. Read more

Ghana President names 110 member Cabinet

nana-addoPresident Nana Akufo-Addo now has a total number of 110 people to serve as ministers, ministers of state and deputies in his administration, the highest in the country’s history.

Out of the total 110, 20 are Regional Ministers and their Deputies, 40 ministers for various ministries, with 50 deputies. In the President’s latest list of appointments presented to Parliament, he named 50 persons to serve as Deputy Ministers, and 4 to serve as Ministers of State.

Nana Addo by this number, would have the highest list of ministers and deputies to serve in any government since the start of the fourth Republic. Read more

Deadline looms for SA welfare payments

South Africa’s Constitutional Court is hearing a case on whether to extend a contract to the controversial company distributing social security grants to 17m beneficiaries.

The court had found two years ago that the process through which Cash Paymaster Service (CPS) acquired its contract – worth billions of dollars – with the department of Social Development was “unlawful.”

A decision by the court must be made by Thursday to ensure welfare grants are paid on time in April. Read more

Sacks of cash found at Nigeria’s Kaduna airport

Nigeria: An investigation is underway to find the owner of sacks of cash containing more than 49m naira ($155,000; £125,000) that was discovered at Nigeria’s Kaduna Airport on Tuesday.

Five large sacks containing the money were intercepted by officials during a routine baggage screening.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said the money was made up of new naira N200 and N50 notes, bundled into packs with seals purportedly coming from the Nigeria Security and Minting Plc (NSPM). Read more

Ramaphosa says no to wall on SA‚ Mozambique border

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has shot down a suggestion by the ANC Youth League that South Africa should build a massive wall on the border between Mozambique due to crime.
Ramaphosa was responding to questions in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on violence against foreigners.

Democratic Alliance NCOP delegate from Gauteng‚ Makashule Gana‚ had asked Ramaphosa whether he supported calls made by the African National Congress Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal‚ that the government builds a “huge wall” along the Mozambican border to prevent criminals from stealing vehicles and taking them across the border. Read more

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