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Matthew Akinmuleya

no responses. June 23, 2017 Fresh FM Publisher

British-born 10-year-old Nigerian had 100 blood transfusions, need monthly blood to stay alive

British-born 10-year-old Nigerian had 100 blood transfusions, need monthly blood to stay alive

What otherwise was a moment of joy became a cause for concern by parents of then baby Matthew Akinmuleya, who was diagnosed with sickle cell disease […]

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Sir Ketumile Masire

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The second President of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire, has died at the age of 91 after being admitted in hospital since last Friday in Bokamoso with critical condition. A statement by his family and the trustees of the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation confirmed the death. “He died peacefully at Bokamoso Private Hospital surrounded by his family at 10:10pm on 22 June 2017,” the statement said. The Botsana’s first Vice President after independence in 1966 has been considered as the main architect of what has been one of Africa’s most successful economic transition. He replaced President Seretse Khama in 1980 and served as president for 18 years until voluntarily stepping down in 1998. He was succeeded by Festus Mogae, who had been his vice president. Masire played a leading role in the independence movement and thereafter in the southern Africa countries’ steady financial growth and development. Razia Khan, a well-known commentator on African markets and Africa chief economist at Standard Chartered Bank shared her condolences to the family on Twitter saying: “He may have overseen the most impressive economic transition in Africa, but he was always humble. A true leader. Loved by his people.” Ruling Botswana Democratic Party, which has been in power since Independence, said Thursday night that his leadership example deserved to be celebrated. Masire had been actively involved in numerous diplomatic initiatives, leading efforts to resolve political crises in a number of African countries including Mozambique, DR Congo, Lesotho and Kenya. He was also the chairman of the International Panel of Eminent Personalities investigating the circumstances of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, from 1998 to 2000. He founded the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation in 2007 to promote the social and economic well being of the citizens. Sir Masire was born on July 23, 1925 in a small village Kanye, southwest of Botswana’s capital, Gaborone. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1991.

The second President of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire, has died at the age of 91 after being admitted in hospital since last Friday in Bokamoso with critical condition. A statement by his family and the trustees of the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation confirmed the death. “He died peacefully at Bokamoso Private Hospital surrounded by his family at 10:10pm on 22 June 2017,” the statement said. The Botsana’s first Vice President after independence in 1966 has been considered as the main architect of what has been one of Africa’s most successful economic transition. He replaced President Seretse Khama in 1980 and served as president for 18 years until voluntarily stepping down in 1998. He was succeeded by Festus Mogae, who had been his vice president. Masire played a leading role in the independence movement and thereafter in the southern Africa countries’ steady financial growth and development. Razia Khan, a well-known commentator on African markets and Africa chief economist at Standard Chartered Bank shared her condolences to the family on Twitter saying: “He may have overseen the most impressive economic transition in Africa, but he was always humble. A true leader. Loved by his people.” Ruling Botswana Democratic Party, which has been in power since Independence, said Thursday night that his leadership example deserved to be celebrated. Masire had been actively involved in numerous diplomatic initiatives, leading efforts to resolve political crises in a number of African countries including Mozambique, DR Congo, Lesotho and Kenya. He was also the chairman of the International Panel of Eminent Personalities investigating the circumstances of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, from 1998 to 2000. He founded the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation in 2007 to promote the social and economic well being of the citizens. Sir Masire was born on July 23, 1925 in a small village Kanye, southwest of Botswana’s capital, Gaborone. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1991.

The second President of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire, has died at the age of 91 after being admitted in hospital since last Friday in Bokamoso with […]

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Plateau State

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Widows’ Day: 2,000 empowered by Plateau Govt

Widows’ Day: 2,000 empowered by Plateau Govt

The Plateau Government is organising an empowerment programme for 2,000 widows, as part of activities to mark this year’s International Widows’ Day, its women affairs commissioner […]

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Bukola Saraki

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CCT acquittal: I’ll win again at appeal court, says Saraki

CCT acquittal: I’ll win again at appeal court, says Saraki

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Friday he remained unperturbed over the decision of the Federal Government to appeal against the judgment of the Code […]

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Kenya-flag

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Three killed in bank gun attack — Police

Three killed in bank gun attack — Police

Police said attackers shot and killed three people in a raid on a commercial bank in northeast Kenya’s on Friday. Police commander Charles Chacha said that […]

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Lionel Messi

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Court to replace Messi’s 21-month jail term with $450 per day fine

Court to replace Messi’s 21-month jail term with $450 per day fine

Prosecutors in Barcelona say they are not against replacing football star Lionel Messi’s 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud with a fine, a spokeswoman announced Friday. […]

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Chris Giwa defects to PDP, says party holds key to better Nigeria

Chris Giwa defects to PDP, says party holds key to better Nigeria

The Action Congress of Nigeria’s candidate for the Plateau governorship seat in 2011, Mr Chris Giwa, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party. Giwa, the proprietor of Giwa […]

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Abdulrahman Danbazzau

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FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays

FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Monday, 26th and Tuesday 27th June, 2017 as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Fitr celebration. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman […]

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Kidnap threat: Parents storm Kankon school

Kidnap threat: Parents storm Kankon school

Following the threat by kidnappers to abduct pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Kankon, Badagry, some parents stormed the school on Thursday to pick their […]

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