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Friday, December 9, 2016

South Korean President is impeached

South Korean impeached President Park
South Korean lawmakers have today Friday (09/12/2016) impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. After the vote, parliamentary officials hand-delivered formal documents to the presidential Blue House that stripped Park of her power and allowed the country's No. 2 official, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, to assume leadership until the Constitutional Court rules on whether Park must permanently step down. The court has up to six months to decide. 

After plane crash, Brazilian soccer team declared Winners of Tournament they didn't Play

The Brazilian soccer team that was nearly wiped out when most of its players were killed in a plane crash last week has been awarded the title of the tournament they had been travelling for the game at the time of the tragedy. The Chapecoense team was travelling to Colombia last week when their plane crashed near Medellin. They were was set to play Colombian team Atletico Nacional in the first of a two-leg final of the Copa Sudamericana that was supposed to take place on November 30. 

Ghana elections marred by hacked website and calls for the President to concede

Ghana's presidential elections Wednesday started off surprisingly well, with voters lining up hours early at some polling places - using stones to save their place in line. Then it all came apart. First, the electoral commission's website was hacked and announced that the main opposition candidate, the New Patriotic Party's Nana Akufo-Addo, had won the day, forcing the commission to frantically tweet for voters to ignore the fake news. Though votes were still being counted Thursday, the Akufo-Addo camp announced Thursday that, according to its tabulations, Akufo-Addo did in fact have a strong lead. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Senate calls for adequate funding for research, development

The Senate committee on Science and Technology has called for substantial funding in the area of research. They made the call during their working visit to Federal Institute for Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO), Lagos. The institute, which posses over 250 technologies has called on the general public to pick up the innovations. FIIRO believes they have what it takes to diversify the economy through its technologies, creating of employment and entrepreneurs through the work they do.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Dangote sacks 109 workers, 115 others know fate soon

The Dangote Group has dismissed 109 workers at Obajana Cement Company in Kogi State, after being found guilty of various offences, Mr Abdulahi Magaji has said. Magaji, the Coordinator of the company’s Patrol Team, announced this to newsmen on Tuesday at the Obajana premises of the company. Magaji said that the dismissed workers were among the 244 suspects arrested between May and November 2016.

A new President of Ghana emerges today

President John Mahama will slug it out with his main rival Nana Akufo-Addo as Ghanaians elect their president and lawmakers today. There are 15.8 million registered voters who will determine the direction the West African country will go. Apart from the president, 275 members of parliament will be elected across the country. The president will be elected using the two-round system. The lawmakers will be elected in single-member constituencies using first-past-the-post voting.