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South Africa's highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret.The constitutional court said that the Speaker of parliament, Baleka Mbete, had the right to order such a move.

She has previously said that the rules of parliament did not allow for a secret ballot.Opposition parties believe that under a secret ballot, Members of Parliament from Zuma's ANC party would vote against him.

He has survived several previous votes of no-confidence.Zuma has been under constant pressure over everything from corruption allegations to a controversial cabinet reshuffle that led to the sacking of his widely respected finance minister.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has told the governors of the 36 states of the federation that any attempt to play politics with matters of national security will have grave implications for Nigeria’s unity.

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has signed into law the state kidnapping prohibition bill, 2016. The law provides for death penalty aimed at kidnappers whose victims die in their custody, and life imprisonment for the act of kidnapping.

The International Table Tennis Federation has named a three-man referee team for the 2017 ITTF World Tour tagged ``Nigeria Open’’ holding at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

The Nigeria Football Federation NFF has said the Super Eagles will continue to play their home games at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said the Commission is working with professional bodies in the area of Information Technology to ensure a hitch free election in 2019.

Nigeria and Germany have signed a 10 million Euros aid agreement to eradicate polio in Nigeria.Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama and the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Bernhard Schlagheck signed the agreement in Abuja on Thursday. 

The Industrial Training Fund, ITF said it has started training twenty youths in the area of garment making while eighty others are slated to undergo similar training before the end of the year.

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