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Ethiopia PM, Abiy Ahmed, wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

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Ethiopia PM, Abiy Ahmed, wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

He was awarded the prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation”.

Ethiopia reached a peace deal with Eritrea last year, ending a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war, reports the BBC.

He was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

The prize, worth nine million Swedish crowns (about £730,000; $900,000), will be awarded in Oslo in December.

A total of 301 candidates had been nominated for the prestigious award, including 223 individuals and 78 organisations.

There had been great speculation over who would win the prize, with climate activist Greta Thunberg widely tipped as the favourite. Under the Nobel Foundation’s rules, nomination shortlists are not allowed to be published for 50 years.

Who is Abiy Ahmed?

After becoming prime minister in April 2018, Abiy introduced massive liberalising reforms to Ethiopia, shaking up what was an extremely tightly controlled nation.

He freed thousands of opposition activists from jail and allowed exiled dissidents to return home. Most importantly, he signed a peace deal with Ethiopia’s neighbour Eritrea, ending a two-decade conflict.

But his reforms also lifted the lid on Ethiopia’s ethnic tensions, and the resulting violence forced some 2.5 million people from their homes

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JUST IN: Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns

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JUST IN: Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns amid turmoil caused by his re-election last month widely seen as fraudulent.

His action is coming not long after his army chief urged him to step down amid protests stemming from his disputed re-election last month, reports the BBC.

General Williams Kaliman told reporters on Sunday: “After analysing the conflicted domestic situation, we ask the president to resign his presidential mandate to allow for pacification and the maintaining of stability, for the good of our Bolivia.”

He added that the military had ordered “operations in the air and on land to neutralise armed groups acting outside the law”.

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

Muhammad Kabir, Kano

A suspected child trafficker has been arrested at Malam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano.

The middle-aged woman was arrested on Sunday while attempting to board an Azman flight to Lagos by Aviation Security operatives with a six-month-old baby.

A reliable source informed New Telegraph that the case has been transferred to the police Airport Command for further investigation.

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

Muhammad Kabir, Kano

A suspected child trafficker has been arrested at Malam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano.

The middle-aged woman was arrested on Sunday while attempting to board an Azman flight to Lagos by Aviation Security operatives with a six-month-old baby.

A reliable source informed New Telegraph that the case has been transferred to the police Airport Command for further investigation.

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

Muhammad Kabir, Kano

A suspected child trafficker has been arrested at Malam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano.

The middle-aged woman was arrested on Sunday while attempting to board an Azman flight to Lagos by Aviation Security operatives with a six-month-old baby.

A reliable source informed New Telegraph that the case has been transferred to the police Airport Command for further investigation.

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

Muhammad Kabir, Kano

A suspected child trafficker has been arrested at Malam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano.

The middle-aged woman was arrested on Sunday while attempting to board an Azman flight to Lagos by Aviation Security operatives with a six-month-old baby.

A reliable source informed New Telegraph that the case has been transferred to the police Airport Command for further investigation.

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Dr Ore Falomo, MKO’s physician, is dead

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Dr Ore Falomo, MKO’s physician, is dead

Dr Ore Falomo, the personal physician to the late Chief Moshood Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election, has died.

It was reported that Falomo died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness.

More details later…

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Maina arrives Abuja court in wheelchair

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Maina arrives Abuja court in wheelchair

Abdulrasheed Maina, a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), has arrived at the Federal High Court in Abuja in a wheelchair.

He was wheeled into the court by two prison wardens.

The court is expected to rule on his application for bail on Thursday, reports TheCable.

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APC: No aide of Osinbajo sacked

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APC: No aide of Osinbajo sacked

… Says the media should provide the names

Johnchuks Onuanyim, Abuja

The National Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has refuted the allegations that 35 aides of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo have been sacked by the Presidency

The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, who gave the party’s reaction on Thursday, said the allegations were a “media creation”.

He challenged those alleging that the Vice President’s aides were sacked to provide names of those whose employments were terminated.

According to him, nobody has been sacked in the office of the Vice President.

As part of the face-off between the office of President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, it has been reported in various media that the Presidency had sacked 35 sides of the Vice President.

But Onilu insisted: “The media or anybody alleging the sack of the Vice President’s aides should mention one name of those sacked.”

He emphasized that there was no such thing as the story was the creation of the media.

But according to reports the aides were relieved of their duties following the removal of some government agencies from the Vice President.

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JUST IN: Building on fire on Lagos island

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A building is on fire in the popular Balogun Market on Lagos Island.

Although there is yet no official word on the cause of the fire outbreak, but a number of video posts on social media shows smoke billowing from the burning building on Tuesday morning.

One shot shows that the smoke can be seen from the 3rd Mainland Bridge.

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Supreme Court dismisses Atiku’s appeal against Buhari’s victory

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Supreme Court dismisses Atiku’s appeal against Buhari’s victory

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against President Muhammadu Buhari’s election victory.

The apex court dismissed the appeal on Wednesday after hearing Atiku’s suit against Buhari’s victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

A seven-man panel of the court held that the reasons for the judgement would be given on a later date.

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