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CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY, OBA EWUARE II, OBA OF BENIN, OMO N’OBA N’EDO UKU’ AKPOLO KPOLO

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CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY, OBA EWUARE II, OBA OF BENIN, OMO N’OBA N’EDO UKU’ AKPOLO KPOLO

CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY, OBA EWUARE II, OBA OF BENIN, OMO N’OBA N’EDO UKU’ AKPOLO KPOLO (40th OBA OF BENIN) 20th OCTOBER 2016, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE, NIGERIA By Kede Aihie Coronation of His Majesty, Oba EWUARE II, Oba of Benin, took place on his birthday, 20 October 2016, in Benin City, Edo State. Oba Ewuare II ascended the throne, upon the death of his father, Oba Erediauwa in 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Wales, UK and a Master of Public Administration degree from Rutger University...

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Zika Is Not the New Ebola

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Zika Is Not the New Ebola

A rise in birth defects in the Americas is increasingly linked to Zika virus, previously undetected in that part of the world. Regardless of the underlying cause for these congenital abnormalities, the key to success lies in strong global health leadership. While some lessons from the Ebola outbreak can be applied, this new threat presents a different challenge and needs a different response. Origins of Zika In December 2015, the journal Nature asked infectious disease experts to predict which pathogens would trigger the next global crisis....

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Nigeria:2015 in Review

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Nigeria:2015 in Review

By Kede Aihie, Editor in Chief, Nigeria Magazine January 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre in Baga, Borno State, North East Nigeria Run up to the elections, Buhari certificate saga, (Form 1998), Nigeria Army denies being in possession of Buhari’s cert, credentials. Nasty adverts Calls by NSA for shift of election date causes stir and resisted by opposition, Kerry visits Nigeria holds talks with GEJ and GMB Reduction of PMS from N97 to N87, announcement by Dezieni Alison Madueke the most Googled word in...

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Nigerian farmers cleared to sue Shell in Dutch court

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Nigerian farmers cleared to sue Shell in Dutch court

The Hague, Netherlands Nigerian farmers will have the chance to sue oil multinational Shell in a Dutch court for pollution they blame on leaking pipelines, a Dutch appeals court ruled Friday. Activists said the ruling sets a landmark legal precedent that clears the way for Dutch-based companies to be sued for alleged negligence of their subsidiaries elsewhere in the world. “There is now jurisprudence that means victims of human rights violations or pollution can sue Dutch multinationals in the Netherlands,” said Geert Ritsema of...

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Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) warn of massive flooding

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Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) warn of massive flooding

Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it had been informed that the Lagdo dam in northern Cameroon would be emptying water into the River Benue until November to relieve an excessive build-up. The opening of the dam as well as heavy rain in 2012 led to huge flooding along the river, the main waterway in eastern and central Nigeria. Authorities in northeastern Adamawa state said at least 30 people had been killed and 120,000 displaced, while more than a dozen Cameroonians were reported to have died. NEMA warned populations...

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