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Zuma ordered to return 7.8m Rand spent on home renovation

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The South African National Treasury has ordered President Jacob Zuma to refund to government 7.8 million Rand (502,492 Dollars) he spent on non-security upgrades to his country home.

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Drummers beat a record 16-feet tallest traditional drum during the first ever Nigerian drums festival in Abeokuta, southwest Nigeria, on April 22, 2016. 
Drummers across the country participated in a four-day drums festival designed to showase the rich cultural heritage of different ethnic groups and to revive norms, values, beliefs and aspect of culture that is gradually fading away. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Lagos to take centre stage at Toronto Int’l film festival

“The films that are bought and sold at our Festival, the films that are written about and reported on by the critics and film journalists, the audiences that embrace the films that go on to win the big prizes like the Oscars, those films should include the films from Nigeria, the films from Lagos; the heart of this industry that has become so large and dominant around the world. This is what really projects the image of Lagos and Nigeria, the stories that are being told resonate with the people whether or not they set foot on this country,” Cameron said.

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gestures during a press conference at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. Ban says the latest "very sobering" assessment of the World Bank underscores the world's economic problems. The world should act with great urgency and compassion to ease economic distress. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Victims of sexual violence in war time will get justice – Ban

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has revealed, in his message on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, that no region across the globe is immune to sexual violence in war time but assured that landmark cases against political and military leaders have demonstrated that the era of impunity for sexual violence as a tool of war is over. He said the world continues to witness appalling levels of sexual violence in wartime which continues to affect women, girls, boys and men while there has also been clear progress and unprecedented political momentum to address the crime.

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Micro-camera injectable with a syringe into human body

Micro-camera can be injected with a syringe

German engineers have created a camera no bigger than a grain of salt that could change the future of health imaging — and clandestine surveillance. Using 3-D printing, researchers from the University of Stuttgart built a three-lens camera, and fit it onto the end of an optical fibre the width of two hairs. Such technology could be used as minimally-intrusive endoscopes for exploring inside the human body, the engineers reported in the journal Nature Photonics.

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Lagos issues 7- day ultimatum to occupants around public schools’ setbacks

Lagos State Government has issued a Seven-Day ultimatum to illegal occupants along government schools’ setbacks to vacate or face prosecution. The Executive Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LSUBEB, Dr. Ganiyu gave the directive during an inspection tour with other members and management staff of the board to some primary schools in the state.

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Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai

Dubai Houses: Defence Minister defends Buratai

Defence Minister, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali Monday waded into the controversy surrounding thy alleged purchase and ownership of houses in Dubai by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, saying the allegations was part of attempts by unpatriotic and disgruntled elements to distract the leadership of the armed forces from the successes of the war against terrorism.

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