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Bloomberg Report Says Cost of Hard Currency Crashes in Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

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By Blogger (Culled from Bloomberg) 

Perhaps good days are fast coming to the wrecked southern African country, Zimbabwe, after the ouster of its sit tight leader, Robert Mugabe who held unto power for 37 years until he was forced to resign at age 93. 
Zimbabwe, a black African country that has no currency of its own, depended solely on other foereign currencies to run its jaundiced economy.

A Bloomberg report says South African is depending on what bankers called bond notes to service the currencies (US dollar  and South African rand) which she borrowed following a policy adoption of 2009. 
But with the exit of the ex-war lord, the new President, Emmerson Mnangagwa is calling for the lifting of economic sanctions on  Zimbabwe. 
Suddenly the country's over priced forex began to tumble at the Zim stock exchange. 
The US and Britain said they anticipate a new dawn for Zimbabwe with the dramatic change of guard two weeks ago. 
Both super power countries who always preach the change of…

Uprooted; An NGO’s concern about the untold resilience of women in conflict

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By Abdulkareem Haruna 
Halima Bukar spoke with suppressed emotions as she relayed her terrifying escape experience when Boko Haram insurgents attacked her community, Bama in Borno state, some years back.

“We spent three days looking for our children as we escaped from Bama…when see dead bodies we stopped to check if they are our children, but we will see they are not”, said Halima. 
Halima, 40 years old was narrating her ordeals of two years back to a filming crew of PAGED Initiative, a media-biased budding Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)  that tries to explore the survival instinct and resilience of Boko Haram victims.  
Bintu Tijjani was 47 years old when Boko Haram attacked Bama. She is now 50. She spoke about how she had found a new life in her displacement as she eke out a living selling iced water and soft drinks from the deep freezer she was able to acquire through petty trading. 
Though happy for being a survivor of the attack on Bama three years ago, Mrs tijjani still recalls…

Delta State Pastor Found Dead In A Hotel After Having Sex With Teenager On A Sunday

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By Blogger 
A Pentecostal pastor (name withheld) has been reported dead during an alleged sex romp with a 19-year-old-girl in a hotel room in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Police Command Spokesperson in Delta state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Asaba.
Aniamaka said the victim’s wife reported the incident to the police on November 19.
He said the hotel workers were alerted to the incident after the girl raised the alarm for help when she noticed the pastor was gasping for breath.
“The incident happened last Sunday evening. We learnt the pastor took the girl, who is said to be 19 years of age to the hotel room.
“While they were in the room after some few minutes, the girl reportedly raised alarm which attracted workers in the hotel, who rushed into the room to find the pastor dead.
“The wife of the pastor was called to the scene of the incident, where she met her husban…

Why Zuckerberg Stands As CEO of Facebook, After Creating It Together With 4 Others

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Culled By Blogger from Emlii Blog (goo.gl/Un8iQU) and WikiPedia  Facebook was founded on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.
Originally called thefacebook.com, it was intended as an exclusive online directory of all Harvard's students to help residential students identify members of other residences. 
In June 2004, Zuckerberg, Hughes and Moskovitz took a year off from Harvard and moved Facebook's base of operations to Palo Alto, California, and hired eight employees.
The founders had initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University It gradually added support for students at various other universities before it opened to high-school students, and eventually to anyone aged 13 and over. 
So what happened to the other four co-founders of this…

How pregnant mother, 8 year-old daughter were killed in Maiduguri suicide attack

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By Abdulkareem Haruna (As Published By Premium Times November 17, 2017)
Boko Residents of Muna-Gari, a suburb of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, where four suicide bombers attacked on Wednesday evening, have buried 15 corpses, including an unborn baby that was forced out of its mother's womb. PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday gained an exclusive access to witness the mass funeral rite for the dead victims of the attack. Most of the victims were killed while observing the late evening congregational prayers in an open mosque. Also buried was a male foetus that was forced out of his mother's womb by the bomb explosion activated by one of the female suicide bombers. On Thursday, hundreds of grieving sympathisers converged at the premises of Muna primary school to pay their last respect and offer prayers to the deceased. Witnesses said the Wednesday attack could have been averted had there been enough security presence around their community. Behind Muna-Gari is an open bush that leads…

18 killed, 29 injured in Maiduguri as Boko Haram stages its deadliest attack in recent times

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By Blogger
At least 18 persons were confirmed dead and as much as 29 others got injured after 4 Boko Haram insurgent a coordinated multiple attack on residents of Maiduguri suburb, Kareem's Pick Blog reports. 

The attack was the biggest in terms of large number of casualties that was recorded in recent times. 
Thunderous sounds swept over the dusking city of Maiduguri at about 6.30pm on Wednesday evening.
Police confirmed that the blasts were caused by two females and two males suicide bombers who sneaked upon some crowded locations, including a mosque and detonated themselves. 
A statement issued by the Borno state police command said the 29 injured persons are currently receiving treatment at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital. 
"Today 15/11/2017, at about 1813hrs, four suicide bombers, two males and two females, infiltrated Muna Gari community in konduga LGA, and detonated IED strapped to their bodies at different locations", Borno police spokesman, Victor Isukwu…

The 25 Things Visiting President Buhari Told Igbos in Ebonyi state

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President Muhammadu Buhari was in Ebonyi State on an official visit on Tuesday. 
It was his first visit to state southeast state since he became  President in 2015. Mr. Buhari was given a warm welcome and even crowned as a top chief of the highly cultural state. 
He made a strong speech that calls for national unity and patriotic cohesion.  Kareem's Pick Blog obtained a copy of the Speech which is excerpt below:- 
"I am delighted to be in Abakiliki today to interact with the good people of this State and indeed, the South East (Ndigbo) region as a whole. 2. I want to express my gratitude to Ndi Ebonyi for their hospitality and warm reception since our arrival in Abakiliki a few hours ago. 3. In the last few hours, I have commissioned some landmark projects and laid the foundation stones for the Ebonyi City Mall and a flyover bridge projects. I commend His Excellency, Governor David Umahi for his vision and commitment to the development of his State. 4. In the course of my vis…