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VICTORY! The Downfall of Robert Mugabe, Africa’s Last Liberation-Era Dictator

CHECKMATE! The game is finally over for Robert Mugabe, Africa's last liberation-era dictator

There’s a wild jubilation across the streets of Harare, Zimbabwe and many parts of the Southern African country. Robert Mugabe, the only president they have ever known since gaining independence from Britain in 1980, has resigned. The 93-year-old Mugabe has been their president for 37 years. With this latest development, he has made history, but in the negative circle, as ...

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Swissgolden: By Following These 3 Steps, You Can Be a Millionaire in 30 Days [SPONSORED]

Fear not! In a matter of days, you can become a millionaire

Do you know? Gold is the new oil; it is now the surest legit source of wealth. By investing in gold, you’re on your way to financial prosperity. But how? Gold is that commodity that continues to appreciate in value, no matter what. How come a lot of people are not aware of this life-changing opportunity? Truth– many people are ...

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Nigeria’s Economy is Bouncing Back. How Did It Happen?

Fueling the economy. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari and his administration have spent much of the last two and half years since he came to office championing the idea that for Africa’s largest economy to have any hope of making meaningful progress it needs to diversify away from its reliance on oil. But that day has not come. In fact, president Buhari will be ...

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What the Heck! NUC Budgets N8m for Research, N85m to Purchase Vehicles

When there's no adequate research, education is paralysed.

The National Universities Commission has budgeted N8m for research and development in 2018, while N85m is also earmarked for the purchase of motor vehicles at the commission’s secretariat in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. These figures were obtained by our correspondent from the 2018 budget proposal totalling N8.6tn, which was presented by President Muhammadu Buhari about two weeks ago. Our ...

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Scandals and Denials: OAU Graduate School of Controversy

OAU graduate school of controversy.

All is not well with the Post-graduate College of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Students have accused the leadership of exploitation and sharp practices in the running of its programmes. The school denies the allegations, saying no student is exploited. The last two months have been a period of bickering and arguments between post-graduate students of ...

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Nigeria Will Be At Its First Winter Olympics in 2018. Meet the Women Who Made It Happen

Adigun, Onwumere and Omeoga have got guts (Instagram/bsfnigeria)

Three Nigerians, Adigun, Onwumere and Omeoga have made history by becoming the first African team to qualify for Winter Olympics 2018. It’s the first time Nigeria will be at the Winter Olympics after the country’s women’s Bobsled team qualified for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. After pacing successfully through five different races, Seun Adigun, a driver; and Ngozi Onwumere ...

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How Women Bring About Peace and Change in Liberia

Women wearing their WIPNET T-shirts plan a peace jamboree the day before the Liberian election in October 2017. (Carter Center)

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first woman to lead an African country. Her two terms in office ended with elections last month since, like the United States, presidents in Liberia are barred from serving more than two terms. Affectionately known as “Ma Ellen,” Sirleaf took office at the end of a 14-year civil war in which an estimated ...

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A Military Coup is Afoot in Zimbabwe. What’s Next for the Embattled Nation?

President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have become increasingly divisive figures in Zimbabwe. Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo

Nobody is safe from the rages of Zimbabwe’s First Lady, “Dr. Amai” Grace Mugabe. There was the young South African model Grace lashed with extension cords. 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe’s longtime and usually trusted ally Emmerson Mnangagwa, was next in the firing line: he was sacked because his supporters allegedly booed her at a rally. The consequences of her vengeance ...

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Take Note! 130/80 is the New Hypertension, Latest Research Reveals. Here’s Why

The new hypertension is 130/80 (Photo: Very Well)

If your blood pressure is 130/80 and you have been feeling safe, the latest guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) will give you high blood pressure. For decades, a measurement of 140/90 mmHG has been the standard to define pre- and borderline hypertension. Anything below that and you walk away with a caution on sedentary lifestyle and diet. Anything above ...

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SEASONED SPOUSE: How Songs Can Be Used to Bring Out the Best in Your Relationship

The power of singing

I decided to write on this topic because it’s one of the overlooked ways in which romance can be established in marital relationships. Pedants may think or suggest otherwise, nonetheless, the truth must be said. Please listen, As much as it is important you case your love for your spouse into words,  it is also so important you translate your ...

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