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Jimmy Carter hospitalized for procedure to relieve brain pressure

Former US president Jimmy Carter was hospitalized on Monday for a procedure to relieve brain pressure after recent falls, his organization said. The 95-year-old Nobel laureate spent three days in the hospital last month after suffering a pelvic fracture. The injury came weeks after he injured his head in a fall at home, recovering quickly to volunteer the next day — with a black eye and a bandage covering 14 stitches — at a Habitat for Humanity site. He was taken to Emory University Hospital “for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain,” The Carter Center said in a statement, adding it would take place on Tuesday morning. “President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” it said. In-office from 1977 to 1981, Carter placed a commitment to human rights and social justice at the core of his presidency. He enjoyed a strong first two years, which included brokering a peace deal between Israel and Egypt dubbed the Camp David Accords. But his administration hit numerous snags — the most serious being the Iran hostage crisis and the disastrous failed attempt to rescue the 52 captive Americans...

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Zimbabwe issues fresh banknotes to ease cash shortages

Zimbabwean dollar - Cash-strapped Zimbabweans began using new banknotes and coins Tuesday, as the nation’s central bank seeks to ease chronic shortages. The Zimbabwean dollar is being gradually reintroduced, after being rendered worthless by decades of economic mismanagement under former president Robert Mugabe. That forced the country to rely on US dollars for a decade. New two- and five-dollar notes were disbursed by the central bank on Monday. READ ALSO: Zimbabwe doctors defy court, enter 43rd day of strike One Zimbabwean dollar is currently worth around six US cents. “Bond” notes — a legal tender pegged to the US dollar — was introduced in 2016 to alleviate chronic cash shortages and ease a transition back to Zimbabwean dollars. A man shows a wad of the new Zimbabwe two-dollar notes he received from a bank in Harare on November 12, 2019. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP) These were then supplemented with electronic RTGS dollars in June 2019. But cash remains hard to come by, and most people use mobile money and now-banned foreign currencies to pay for goods. Withdrawals remain capped at a maximum of 300 new Zimbabwean dollars...

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Husband Sets House Ablaze To Kill Triplets In Ebonyi

Residents of Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, especially those at Agbaja Unuhu area, are still in shock as to why a father of eight would set his apartment ablaze to kill a set of triplets that God blessed his family with recently. Chinedu Okpuru Mgboke, a 45-year-old aluminum fabricator, was alleged to have set his rented apartment on fire following a mild misunderstanding between him and his wife. Sunday Sun gathered that at the centre of their misunderstanding, was, who should be in charge of over N3 million given to the couple as assistance by the Ebonyi State government through the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, after the delivery of the triplets. The woman was delivered of the babies about five months ago at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (AE-FETHA), where the attention of the government was attracted to pick their medical bills. A resident of the area, Mr Okemini Isaac, told our reporter that the problem came to a head that fateful day, after the man’s wife; Mrs Chinyere Okpuru went and withdrew the sum of N20,000 from the bank for their upkeep. But on reaching their house,...

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Wendy Williams Slammed After Referring To Nicki Minaj As “Washed Up Rapper”

Wendy Williams did it again. It's no secret that Nicki Minaj and Wendy Williams have a little bit of beef that all seemingly started when Wendy shaded Nicki's husband on her talk show referring to his sex offender crimes. "Well, she's no stranger to that 'cause her brother's in jail for sex offending," Wendy told her audience at the time.  Nicki clapped by on her Queen radio when she used Wendy's divorce as a reason to slam her. "Bitch, where was you at when Kevin had his dick knee-deep in that bitch pussy? I pray for you because I know you’re hurting and I know you must be sick and humiliated,” Nicki said. Theo Wargo/Getty Images The latter is the reason why The Barbz assume Wendy's recent words on her talk show was very much aimed at the "Megatron" rapper. In the clip below, you can see Wendy referring to an unnamed rapper who can't stop talking about her. "There's this soon to be washed up rapper who can't keep my name out of its mouth," she said. "I love it, I sit here like 'okay keeping talking.'" https://www.instagram.com/p/B4vJ9pRhlz-/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=XXRIXwABAAEyfZYic64sZmDySSKS Twitter has erupted with a lot of users shaming...

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Snoop Dogg Posts Savage T.I. “Hymen” Meme; 50 Cent Reacts

50 Cent has no clue what T.I. was talking about. The internet has been flooded with memes about the King of The South after T.I. said during a controversial podcast episode that he accompanied his 18-year-old daughter, Deyjah Harris, to the gynecologist once a year to ensure that her hymen has not been penetrated and that she is still a virgin. The comments caused many people to react on social media, calling out the Atlanta legend for being so controlling over his daughter's sex life and bringing back hypocritical remarks that he made years ago about his teenage son having sex. Usually, when something like this pops off, Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent are quick to post about it on their own channels. The Doggfather took the bait and shared a hilarious meme about the revelation, prompting Fiddy to chime in in the comments. Mark Davis/Getty Images Sharing the meme without a caption, Snoop followed a new format that has one woman screaming "I'm a virgin" with the next box containing a stealthy image of Tip looking sly, asking "Lemme see." Sometimes, it worth it to venture into the comments section too because...

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Appeal Court Affirms Makinde’s Election As Oyo Governor

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan has affirmed the victory of Mr Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Oyo State governorship election. The court upheld the decision of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, which declared Governor Makinde as the winner of the March 9 poll, in a unanimous judgement delivered by Justice Abubakar Yahaya on Monday. It, however, dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election, Mr Adebayo Adelabu. Justice Yahaya, the lead judge of the four-man panel, despite upholding the decision of the Tribunal, however, disagreed with the lower court on issues bordering on documents tendered by the APC. He held that the documents tendered by the appellants ought to have guided the Tribunal through proper investigation, stressing that the pieces of evidence were also not adequately evaluated. The lead judge noted that the Tribunal had committed a miscarriage of justice by its failure to analyse the tendered documents and its failure to evaluate the pieces of evidence presented by the APC. In his reaction, the PDP lead counsel, Eyitayo Jegede, told reporters that Makinde remains the governor...

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Trump says Baghdadi successor in US crosshairs

US President Donald Trump placed the Islamic State group's new chief in the crosshairs Monday as he marked Veterans' Day by celebrating the killing of the jihadists' former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. While US presidents traditionally mark the day by laying a wreath at a vast military cemetery in Arlington, near Washington, Trump traveled to New York where he made an address ahead of the city's annual parade of veterans. Trump was widely criticised after announcing a full withdrawal of US troops from Syria last month, with opponents and even some allies saying it could allow Islamic State to rebuild as well as leaving US-allied Kurdish fighters vulnerable to a Turkish invasion. But the US president used his speech in New York to claim that the IS leadership was running scared in the wake of Baghdadi's death in a raid in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib on October 26. "Just a few weeks ago, American special forces raided the ISIS compound and brought the world's number one terrorist leader to justice," he said. "Thanks to American warriors, al-Baghdadi is dead, his second in charge is dead, we have our eyes on...

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Bolivia’s Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the army and police withdrew their backing, sparking wild celebrations in La Paz. “I resign my post as president,” the leftist Morales said in a televised address, capping a day of fast-moving events in which many ministers and senior officials quit as support for Latin America’s longest-serving president crumbled and created a temporary leadership vacuum in the country. The streets of La Paz immediately exploded in celebration, with jubilant Bolivians setting off firecrackers and waving the country’s red, yellow and green flag. The main opposition candidate in the election, former president Carlos Mesa, said Bolivians “have taught the world a lesson. Tomorrow Bolivia will be a new country.” In the confusion, a group of 20 lawmakers and government officials took refuge at the Mexican ambassador’s residence, and Mexico announced it was offering asylum to Morales as well. Morales later tweeted that there was a warrant for his arrest, but police commander Vladimir Yuri Calderon told local Unitel television that was not the case. Morales also wrote that “violent groups” had attacked his home....

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Man Attempts Selling His Three-Year-Old Son For N5 millon

42-year-old Ayuba John, has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Nasarawa state for attempting to sell his three-year-old son for N5 million. Parading him before news Commandant of NSCDC in the state, Mahmud Fari , said Ayuba, who is from Obi Local Government area of Nasararwa state, is not a first time offender as he has been arrested in the past for selling his daughter to someone in Owerri. According to Fari, Ayuba sold his children out for ritual purposes. “I was moved to tears when I learnt that a biological father took his son to the market to sell him at the sum of N5million. When he was asked why he want to sell his son, he said he wants to increase his financial status. We also learnt that this is not his first child to be sold out. He sold his daughter earlier on to somebody in Owerri, and he is selling them out for rituals,” Fari said When interrogated, Ayuba who is married to four wives with 23 children, said he resorted to selling off his children because he needed money...

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Nigerian Army Arrests 16 Boko Haram Members

The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of 16 members of a faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP). Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator Col. Aminu IIliyas said in a statement released on Friday November 8, that the suspects surrrendered after being outgunned. The operation which led to the death of several members of the terrorist group, also led to the arrest of several Boko Haram Logistics Suppliers and informants. “On Nov.1, 16 insurgents along with 8 of their spouses who could no longer bear the heat from the onslaught against them surrendered to the relentless troops of Sector 1, Multinational Joint Task Force at Fotokol” the statement read. “Subsequently, the surrendered insurgents were later handed over to troops of 3 Battalion (Main) at Gamboru Ngala, a border town North East of Borno. “During preliminary interrogation and profiling, they confessed to have actively participated in attacks conducted against both military and civilian targets at various times. “It was further revealed that 14 of them all belonged to ISWAP led by Al – Barnawi while two others, Hassan Kawu and Babagana Bukar Adijabe belonged to Boko Haram (Abubakar...

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