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Tillerson: Egypt’s Great Potential Overlooked During Past Two Decades Of US Foreign Policy

By Omar Saeed, OSaeedFJ@gmail.com US Foreign Secretary Rex Tillerson and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry met  in Washington on Monday, discussing bilateral relations between their countries in political, economic and military fields. The US foreign secretary condemned terrorist activities in Sinai Peninsula and expressed his country’s support for fighting terrorism in this strategic region. Tillerson ...

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President Buhari At Nuclear Summit And Its Takeaways, By Garba Shehu

Today, we live in a world that is troubled by the fear of nuclear terrorism. The Black Sea region of the world, the new republics  born  out of the defunct Soviet Union is awash with illicit trafficking of nuclear and associated radioactive materials. More troubling is the fact that these dangerous materials are  being hawked in areas of turmoil in the Middle-East. The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq, ISIS ...

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Palmyra: Assad’s Easter Gift, By Owei Lakemfa

Christians believe that  Easter Sunday is Resurrection Day. For them, it is an annual celebration. In Lahore, Pakistanis of all faith trooped  to a park to celebrate the day. As mainly children and women queued to buy tickets for a train ride at the park, a suicide bomber walked towards them and detonated a bomb. At least seventy two picnickers were murdered and 320 injured. At first count, thirty six of th ...

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OPEC Members Must Cooperate To Stabilise Market – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Doha emphasised the need for member states of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC members to cooperate and find a common ground to stabilise crude oil prices. Speaking at a bilateral meeting with the Sheikh Tamim Bin Hammad Al-Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, President Buhari described the current market situation in the industry, w ...

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Buhari Seeks Greater Support For Nigeria, Other Terror-Ravaged Countries

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in London called on the global community to give greater support to countries whose populace are suffering humanitarian crises caused by terrorism and civil strife. Speaking at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference in the British capital, President Buhari said that without collective support and assistance from all well-meaning countries, companies and organisati ...

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Buhari Advocates Coordinated Counter-Extremism Strategies

President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in Nairobi that for peace to reign in the world, the global community must develop and implement comprehensive and coordinated counter-extremism strategies at  sub-regional, regional and continental levels. Speaking at the opening of bilateral talks between Nigeria and Kenya, President Buhari warned that radicalization and violent extremism were increasingly taking r ...

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Saudi Arabia: Terrorism As State Policy, By Owei Lakemfa

In the days of innocence, the preachment was ‘Blessed are the peace makers’ In these days of globalization, rather than make peace, nations tend to stoke the fires of conflict. So is it with the Saudi Arabia-Iran spat which began with the January 2, 2016 mass execution of forty  seven persons after trials which even the  usually complacent United Nations  described as raising “ serious concerns over the nat ...

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The Flow Into 2016, By Owei Lakemfa

The gallant Iraqi army and special forces backed by the awesome Western air power, delivered a beautiful New Year gift  with the recapture of Ramadi last week. It was a significant victory that  some 400 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) fighters who stood to fight, were defeated by thousands of Iraqi troops and air strikes mainly  by American jet fighters. Ramadi was partly destroyed seven months ...

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What Is Marginalization? By Sunday Adelaja

I pray that no Nigerian tribe, nationality or ethnic group will experience marginalization.  As I am writing this, there are nations in the world that know firsthand what marginalization means in the real sense.For a student of history, it is difficult to accept the accusation against Nigeria that Nigeria has not been fair to the Biafran nation. As I have said above, the Igbo people and the Biafran people h ...

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Turkey: Playing With The Tiger’s Tail, By Owei Lakemfa

Turkey is playing dangerous games and endangering world peace. On Tuesday, it plucked off the sky, a Russian  Sukhoi  SU-24 attack aircraft which it claimed strayed into its territory.  As is generally  known, the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan administration in Turkey tilts towards the same Islamic fundamentalism exhibited by the Islamic State (ISIS)  The manner the government crushed the protest last year ...

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The Enemy Within, By Owei Lakemfa

I love Kano. It holds some of my best memories. It was the city that introduced me to trade unionism. I was a youth corper and had been rejected by some employers when the then Civil Service Technical Workers Union offered me a place for my primary assignment. My boss, Comrade  Ibrahim Yusuf, taught me the ropes. Although a corper, the labour leaders in Kano did not  hesitate offering me the position of Ass ...

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Nigeria, Saudi Arabia to co-operate on tackling terrorism

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday said since Nigeria and Saudi Arabia shared similar challenges, especially terrorism and economic problems, there should be co-operation between the two countries at the highest levels. Speaking when he received the Advisory Council of the Saudi Arabia Royal Kingdom led Prince Khalid Abdullahi Al Saud in his office, Senator Saraki said both cou ...

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