Four Females Barred From Performing Hajj Over Pregnancy in Bauchi

[Vanguard] Four female intending pilgrims from Bauchi State were barred from performing the 2016 Hajj Pilgrimage, the state’s Deputy Amirul Hajji, Alhaji Kawuwa Damuna, said on Saturday. Damuna, who is also the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, s…

[Vanguard] Four female intending pilgrims from Bauchi State were barred from performing the 2016 Hajj Pilgrimage, the state's Deputy Amirul Hajji, Alhaji Kawuwa Damuna, said on Saturday. Damuna, who is also the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, said that three of the intending pilgrims were discovered to be pregnant, while the fourth was disqualified on health grounds.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kipchoge Wins Gold

[Nation] Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge finally realised his dream when he claimed his maiden Olympic gold medal, winning men’s marathon in 2 hours, 08 minutes and 44 seconds at the Rio Summer Games.

[Nation] Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge finally realised his dream when he claimed his maiden Olympic gold medal, winning men's marathon in 2 hours, 08 minutes and 44 seconds at the Rio Summer Games.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Anambra State A Great Contribution to the Economy?

[Vanguard] Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said that the industrial progress in Nnewi, Anambra state is a great contribution to the Nigerian economy. Abubakar made the observation in Nnewi on Saturday when he visited some of the fi…

[Vanguard] Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said that the industrial progress in Nnewi, Anambra state is a great contribution to the Nigerian economy. Abubakar made the observation in Nnewi on Saturday when he visited some of the firms in the town owned by the indigenes.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Yego, Nyairera Bag Silver and Bronze Medals for Kenya

[Nation] Julias Yego and Margeret Nyairera won silver and bronze medals for in the women’s 800m and men’s javelin throw respectively on the penultimate day of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

[Nation] Julias Yego and Margeret Nyairera won silver and bronze medals for in the women's 800m and men's javelin throw respectively on the penultimate day of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mujuru Coalition Close – Tsvangirai

[Zimbabwe Standard] MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai says a coalition with other opposition parties including former vice president Joice Mujuru’s Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) is now close as the country gears for the 2018 general elections.

[Zimbabwe Standard] MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai says a coalition with other opposition parties including former vice president Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) is now close as the country gears for the 2018 general elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Drama As Prophet Magaya Charged With Rape

[Zimbabwe Standard] PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) leader Walter Magaya spent Friday night in police custody after he was charged for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman in July last year.

[Zimbabwe Standard] PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) leader Walter Magaya spent Friday night in police custody after he was charged for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman in July last year.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe