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We Didn’t Endorse Magu – Transparency International

Transparency International,TI, has denied reports that it has endorsed Mr Ibrahim Magu, Nigeria’s acting chairman of  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The organization said its invitation extended to Magu  and others  to speak at an international conference “does not represent an endorsement by TI-UK.” TI said “in light of reports in Nigerian press, TI-UK would like to clarify the followi ...

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Israel’s Plan to Hegemonize Egypt: Objectives and Strategies

By Omar Saeed; OSaeedFJ@gmail.com The existence of several Palestinian political factions in close proximity to the Israeli territories or even within its borders is the major threat to the county’s sovereignty and its existence as a state. Furthermore, sharing borders with Egypt as a major Arab power is another challenge to be dealt with by the Jewish state. Therefore, Israel needs two things to be done in ...

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My Nasty Encounter with South African High Commission – Funke Osae-Brown

Towards the end of January this year, I got an invitation to be in South Africa on the 1st of March, 2017 to experience the new BMW 5 Series. It was an event I had looked forward to considering my love for fast cars and the kind of beat I cover as a journalist. As soon as I received the itinerary and other documents needed for my journey, I applied for the South African visa on the 13th of February. Conscio ...

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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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Sanction Cameroon, Chad Over Boko Haram, Former Senate President Tells UN

A former President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ameh Ebute has called on the United Nations (UN) security council to sanction Cameroun, Chad over what he called their complacency and role in the activities of the Boko Haram  insurgency which has displaced millions of Nigerians Senator Ebute in a letter addressed to UN, Secretary-General, stated that the two countries have acted suspiciously and have been ...

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Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senate Sends Strong Delegation To South Africa

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday resolved to send a strong parliamentary delegation to the South Africa parliament to express the country's dismay over the continuous killing of Nigerians. The upper chamber of the National Assembly also condemned in strong terms the return of xenophobic attacks and extra-judicial killing of Nigerians by the South African police and South Africans. The resolutions followed a m ...

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Attacks on Nigerians: South Africa’s Malusi Gigaba got it all wrong,By Abike Dabiri-Erewa

My attention was drawn to South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Mr. Malusi Gigaba’s statement in the aftermath of the xenophobic attacks, which has also brought reprisal attacks on MTN, a South African business conglomerate that “such issues were better discussed at the diplomatic levels” when more than 100 Nigerian lives have been lost in South Africa. It appears that Mr. Gigaba would rather dwell on and en ...

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Stop Xenophobia, Follow Examples Of Christianity, Humanity And Pan-Africanism, By South African Minister

Address by the Minister of Home Affairs, Honourable Malusi Gigaba MP, at the Lighthouse Chapel International Church in Pretoria on 26 February 2017 I am happy to join you today in this, the House of the Lord “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24) I wish to express my sincerest gratitude at the opportunity granted to us attend mass this morning, to join with you ...

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Outrage As White House Bars CNN, NYT, Others From Briefing

The White House led by President Donald Trump has barred some key news media outlets from attending  a briefing. According to the Daily Beast, “Journalists from CNN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, and Politico were blocked from participating in a gaggle— an informal question-and-answer session between a press secretary and journalists—with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in his ...

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Osinbajo To US General: Nigeria Ready To Deepen Relations

The time has come for both Nigeria and the United States to deepen the long-standing relationship between the countries based on mutual trust, according to Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo spoke Wednesday at the Presidential Villa while receiving the Commander of the US-Africa Command, General Thomas D. Waldhauser and the American Ambassador in Nigeria, Honorable W. Stuart Symin ...

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Fresh Twist As White House Fails To Back Top Adviser

(BBC. COM) A top White House official declined in several interviews over the weekend to defend national security adviser Michael Flynn, amid controversy over his alleged contacts with Russia. Mr Flynn reportedly discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak in the weeks before the inauguration. He denied talking about this issue but later said he could not be certain. Any discussion of sanctio ...

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Osinbajo Congratulates New President Of Somalia

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN,  has congratulated Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo on his election as President of the Federal Republic of Somalia. Prof. Osinbajo also congratulated the people of Somalia on the successful conclusion of their electoral process, which is an important step in consolidating democracy and fully restoring law and order in the country. According to a statement by his Spokesman Lao ...

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