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This Day for Africa – Jennifer Holsten wins first Black Miss World title

The 1970 contest was held in London, United Kingdom. It began with a row because the organisers had allowed two entries from South Africa, one black, one white. Then during the evening there were protests by women's liberation activists and flour was thrown.[1] The comedian, Bob Hope, was also heckled.

Northern Christian political leaders part ways, as Dogara’s camp endorse Atiku; say Labour Party structures insufficient for victory

Also, commenting on the Labour Party, the report read:” From the existing structure of the Labour Party and even from the records of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as it stands for 2023 elections, even if all their candidates win in the 2023 elections, can the party still produce the President? Very unlikely indeed.

Rand slumps, markets edgy as Ramaphosa faces pressure to resign

The rand slumped about 3% against major global currencies on Thursday afternoon, as investors digested the possible resignation of President Cyril Ramaphosa, and the implications for SA's budget deficit.

This Day for Africa – Britain refuses Uganda’s request for independence

By the 1920's however, the Asian population of Uganda was granted greater economic opportunities, which caused great dissatisfaction among the Baganda. By 1949, many nationalist movements had sprung up in numerous British colonies. Uganda was thus being prepared for independence.

Obi’s campaign DG dismissed by Labour Party; accused of mismanaging campaign funds

The Chairman of the party in Ogun State, Michael Ashade, announced the party’s decision in Abeokuta Thursday, saying the offences were a breach of the Labour Party’s constitution.

Mobilization of Yoruba for Obi not against Tinubu; for equity, says Pa Adebanjo

This position which he maintained was taken by the leadership of the Yoruba group in collaboration with other groups across the country which has pitched him against some leaders who staged counter-endorsement of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at a parley held at the Akure residence of the former Leader of the organization, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, to political observers calls for concern and introspection on the part of the leaders.

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