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President Mugabe not dead – Presidency

President Mugabe not dead – Presidency

The Zimbabwe government on Thursday denied reports that veteran President Robert Mugabe, 91, had collapsed and died in Singapore after rumours spread rapidly about his alleged ill health. Under the headline “President well, fine”, the state-run Herald newspaper said stories about Mugabe’s health emerged each year when he took his annual leave outside the country.

Lewandowski, Robben may miss champions league match against Barca

Bayern Munich’s top scorers Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben are doubtful for next Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final, first-leg, against Barcelona after suffering injuries in the newly-crowned German champions German Cup defeat. Bayern were knocked out of the Cup on Tuesday ending their hopes of a second treble in three seasons after losing the penalty shoot-out

Wolves insist on Cup ticket

Warri Wolves attacking midfielder, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu has said his side will come back with the CAF Confederation Cup group ticket at the expense of the Congolese side, FC MK Etancheite. Wolves will take the 2-1 first fixture win in Warri to Kinshasa for the decisive clash billed for the 80,000 seats Stade des Martyrs in

Atletico unaware of possible FIFA ban

Atletico Madrid are unaware of a possible transfer embargo after Spanish media reported FIFA were set to bar the club and city rivals Real Madrid from the next two windows. FIFA had decided to sanction the pair over similar breaches of rules on the transfer of foreign Under-18 players that last year led to a

South Africa’s Durban city rallies against xenophobia

Thousands of people are marching in South Africa’s coastal city of Durban in a major rally against xenophobia following attacks on foreigners including Nigerians. Organisers said about 10,000 people were expected. At least 20 people have been killed and foreign-owned shops looted in recent weeks. The Zulu king has been accused of fueling the violence.

IG of Police redeploys 28 AIGs

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, has ordered the redeployment of 28 Assistant Inspectors-General to various Departments, Zonal Commands and Formations across the country. This was contained in a statement issued by the force spokesperson, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, on Tuesday in Abuja. Abba said that the redeployment, which takes immediate effect, is a follow

Breaking: FG reduces petrol pump price to N87 per litre

The Federal Government has announced N10 reduction in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, from N97 to N87 per litre. Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke, made this known to State House correspondents on Sunday in Abuja. She said the Petroleum Product Price Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) ‎had already been directed

Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane may be at “bottom of sea”

A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday. The head of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency, Soelistyo, said this to reporters when asked about the missing plane’s likely location. The Indonesia AirAsia

Insurgency: Sultan canvasses for unfettered access to education for youth

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saád Abubakar, has advocated for an unrestricted access to education for youth, to enhance peace, harmony and progress in Nigeria. Abubakar gave the advice in a message to the opening of the 98th Islamic Vacation Course organised by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) on Friday in Ibadan. Represented by

Christmas: Jonathan counsels politicians against provocative utterances

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday re-echoed his earlier advice to politicians to avoid sowing the seed of discord and hatred through their utterances ahead of the 2015 general elections. Speaking at a special Christmas service at St. Mathew’s Anglican Church in Maitama, Abuja, the president reminded politicians of the need to base their campaigns strictly