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Buhari leaves for Turkey for D-8 summit on state visit

President Muhammadu Buhari is to depart for Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday to participate in the ninth D-8 Summit slated for October 20. This is contained in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Tuesday. Adesina said prior to the Summit, Buhari, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

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S’African okays corruption charges against Zuma

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling by the High Court that had reinstated corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma. Zuma approached the court seeking to have a Pretoria High Court judgment in April 2016 that ordered a review of a decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to set aside the 783 corruption charges against him. ...

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Amnesty accuses Cameroon of torturing detained activists

Amnesty International on Friday accused Cameroon of detaining no fewer than 500 people “like sardines” in overcrowded detention facilities following mass arbitrary arrests in two English-speaking regions. The human rights watchdog said in a statement that the detainees were arrested when protesting in dozens of towns in Cameroon’s Anglophone North-West and South-West regions on October 1. English speakers in the ...

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George Weah in early lead in Liberian presidential poll

Football icon, George Weah, is in early lead, according to the official provisional results of Tuesday presidential elections in Liberia. The results were released by Mr Jerome Korkoya, Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia. The results of 1,232 polling units or 22.9 per cent of the total 5,390 polling units across the country ...

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Buhari seeks stronger global ties in fight against terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged world leaders to strengthen relationships across borders, and be more forthright in intelligence sharing “to curb growing sophistication in global terrorism.” The President made the call when he received Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Aseem Muhammed Hanafi Elseify, at a Letter of Credence presentation ceremony at State House, Abuja, on Thursday. He said recent attacks ...

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US pulls out of UNESCO citing bias against Israel, lack of reforms

The Government of the United States of America (U.S.A) has announced that it will withdraw from United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) at the end of 2018. The arriving at the decision, the spokesman for the State Department, Heather Nauert said in a statement on Thursday the US government cited the need for reform as well as perceived ...

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Buhari receives new Beninoire envoy in Abuja

L-R: President Muhammadu Buhari receiving Letter of Credence from the new Ambassador of Benin Republic, Mrs. Paulette Adjovi Yekpe at the Presidential Villa on Thursday …

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Buhari receives new Egyptian envoy

R-L: President Buhari with the new Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Asteem Muhammed Hanafi Mahmud Elseify  shortly after receiving the new envoy’s letter of credence at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday…

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China backs UN Security Council’s decision on North Korea

China supports the UN Security Council in taking necessary measures regarding the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) nuclear test, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang says on Tuesday. The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution to impose fresh sanctions on DPRK over its nuclear test on Sept. 3 for violating previous Security Council resolutions. Geng said the resolution ...

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