Senate moves to revise JAMB Act
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Two principal officers of the Senate have criticised President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigeria Police for mobilising 30,000 officers for the forthcoming Ekiti election.
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London's Metropolitan police said they would take no further action following their investigation into The Prince's Trust. Media reports had suggested a Saudi businessman was offered honors in return for donations.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he was confident he would win the election on Wednesday after casting his vote in Kwekwe.
Twenty-two soldiers of the Nigerian Army killed in an ambush by bandits in Niger state have been buried.
Police sought help identifying 22 women murdered in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands whose names remain a mystery.
Corporal punishment has long been a fact of life for Nigerian schoolchildren. In Katsina State, officials say school attendance improved after the practice was banned.
Military officers in oil-producing Gabon said they had seized power on Wednesday, placing President Ali Bongo under house arrest and naming a new leader after the Central African state's election body announced Bongo had won a third term.
The vote for the largely ceremonial role is widely viewed as a test of support for the ruling People's Action Party.
The regional bloc CCAS, and the country's opposition coalition, have urged international partners to push for a rapid return to civilian rule. Also in this edition: In Democratic Republic of Congo, at least 48 protesters are reported to have been killed in the eastern city of Goma. And finally: In South Africa, the death toll rises to 76 after the devastating Johannesburg fire at an abandoned apartment block that housed dozens of homeless people and squatters.
Pro-EU President Salome Zurabishvili is facing possible impeachment after she visited leaders in the bloc. The current government is seen by the opposition as taking the country away from Europe and toward Russia.
Among those hurt were 30 police officers and three protesters hit by police fire.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu arrives New Delhi ahead of the G-20 Summit in India. He is received by Senior Government officials of the India and Nigerian Governments.
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