Latest News December 4, 2015

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  • Nigeria: I Did Not Implicate Anyone – Dasuki
    [Leadership] Former national security adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has denied ever making any statement implicating anyone or group in the allegation of $2.1billion arms purchase deal brought against him by the federal government.
  • Nigeria: Food-Borne Diseases – 600 Million Affected Annually – WHO
    [Leadership] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that each year as many as 600 million people in the world fall ill after consuming contaminated food, Hausa service of the BBC reports.
  • Kenya: New TB Drugs for Children Unveiled
    [Nation] Young ones suffering from tuberculosis will now be treated with what the Ministry of Health and an NGO are calling child-friendly medicines.
  • Nigeria: Insurgency and December Deadline – How Far?
    [Leadership] Boko Haram insurgency is one of the greatest challenges facing Nigeria today. Determined to crush the insurgents, President Muhammadu Buhari gave a three-month deadline to the service chiefs which ends this month. In this edition, LEADERSHIP Friday examines issues concerning the insurgent group and also assesses the practicability of the deadline.
  • Nigeria: MTN to Seek Further Reduction of N680 Billion Fine, Nigerian Executives Resign
    [This Day] Despite the 35 per cent reduction of the N1.04 trillion ($5.2 billion) fine imposed on MTN Nigeria, Africa’s largest telecommunications firm intends to approach the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for a further reduction of the penalty and ask for more reasonable payment terms.
  • Kenya: Has Lupita Nyong'o' Scenes Cut From Star Wars Film?
    [The Star] It looks like Lupita Nyong’o may have less airtime on the new Star wars movie. According to reports, director of Star Wars: Force Awakens was not impressed with the Kenyan Oscar winner’s acting performance and cut her scenes from the movie after reports of her “struggling with role”. Lupita had several scenes in the movie as Maz Kanata. But director JJ Abrams was not impressed with her acting performance and has been forced to cut several of her scenes out of the final version of the movie.
  • Nigeria: Dasuki Denies Ever Implicating Anyone in Probes
    [This Day] Abuja -The former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has denied ever making statements implicating anyone or group in the allegation of $2.1 billion arms purchase deal brought against him by the federal government.
  • Nigeria: Troops Killed Jos Lion Because We Don't Have Tranquilisers – Park
    [Daily Trust] Jos -The management of the Jos Wide Life Park in Plateau State has offered excuses on why it invited troops to kill the 43-year old lion which strayed away after escaping from its cage.
  • Nigeria: Senate Pushes Social Media Clampdown Bill, Hits Back At Critics
    [Premium Times] The Nigerian Senate, on Thursday, hit back at critics of a proposed law which sets out heavy sanctions for people who “falsely” criticise public officials or institutions.

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