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Turkish President In Telephone Chat With Buhari, Felicitates With Nigerian Muslims

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has felicitated with Muslims in Nigeria on the occasion of this year’s Eid-El-Fitr. In a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari earlier on Tuesday, President Erdogan, whose country had recently suffered terror attack at the Atartuk airport, rejoiced with Nigerians on the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fast despite whatever distractions. ...

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Hillary Clinton Was ‘Careless’ With Emails, But No Basis For Criminal Charges-FBI

The FBI has announced its finding over the Hillary Clinton email saga. Announcing the findings, the FBI said the former secretary of state was careless in the handling of emails. However the organization said it  thought it was unlikely to press criminal charges against Clinton because from its very professional investigation, there was no basis for such. The verdict is  very likely to be a big relief to th ...

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Brexit: David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU

Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union, the BBC has reported. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, he said "fresh leadership" was needed. The PM had urged the country to vote Remain but was defeated by 52% to 48% despite London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backing staying in. UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK's "independence day", w ...

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Orlando Gay Club Killings: US Probes ISIS Link

(Orlando shooting scene- BBC) United States authorities are said to be probing alleged ISIS link claimed by the gunman who shot people inside a gay club in Orlando Sunday morning. According to a report by Washington Post, “The gunman who opened fire inside a crowded nightclub here early Sunday morning, launching a rampage that killed 50 people and injured 53 others in the deadliest shooting spree in the cou ...

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Osinbajo To Represent Nigeria At ECOWAS Summit In Dakar

President Muhammadu Buhari will  be represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at the 49th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) holding this weekend in Dakar Senegal, Nigeria's  Presidency has said. A statement by VP’s media aide  Laolu Akande  said Prof. Osinbajo will be leaving for Dakar Saturday  and is expected back in Abuja on ...

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Nigeria, Niger Republic To Deepen Agricultural Cooperation – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the government and people of Niger Republic that his administration will boost the growing bilateral ties between Nigeria and its northern neighbour especially in the field of agriculture. Speaking while receiving a Special Envoy of President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger at the State House, Abuja on Friday, President Buhari said that his government will ...

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Buhari Reassures ECOWAS Commission Of Nigeria’s Full Support

President Muhammadu Buhari pledged Thursday in Abuja that Nigeria will continue to meet all its obligations to the  ECOWAS Commission. Receiving the new President of the Commission, Mr Marcel Alain de Souza at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari assured him that Nigeria will go on playing its leadership role in ECOWAS. The President told Mr de Souza that the Federal Government will also strive to show ...

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Nigerian Military Ranked 4th In Africa – Report

An index released by Global Firepower (GFP) measuring a government’s military strength has ranked Nigeria as the 4th country with the most powerful military in Africa. The list of top 30 countries with the most powerful military in Africa has Egypt topping the list, followed by Algeria, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa. The list is drawn based on the country that has the most manpower, equipment which cov ...

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Boko Haram, ISIS Ties Could Become Stronger If Extremists Gain Foothold In Libya –British Official

(Reuters) - Boko Haram jihadists are likely to step up cooperation with Islamic State should the latter extremist group gain a stronger foothold in Libya, a senior British official said on Saturday. Boko Haram, which has been waging a seven-year insurgency in northern Nigeria, last year pledged loyalty to Islamic State. Little is known about the extent of cooperation. But Western officials worry that Islami ...

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AI Charges Ivorian Authorities As Trial Of Simone Gbagbo Opens

While today’s trial of former first lady Simone Gbagbo is an important step towards ending impunity in Côte d’Ivoire, Amnesty International maintains that the Ivorian authorities should reconsider their refusal to comply with their obligation to surrender her to the International Criminal Court (ICC) pursuant to an arrest warrant against her on charges of crimes against humanity. Simone Gbagbo is set to go ...

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West Africa Lacks Political Will To Support ECOWAS- Hess

By Abdullahi Mohammed The Deputy Ambassador of Germany to Nigeria, Ms. Regine Hess has said that the West Africa as a region lacked the political will to support the main aim of the Economy Community of West African State(ECOWAS) . She made this known at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung 's Abuja Debate on Wednesday night at Reiz Continental Hotel Abuja. The Ambassador said that " the political will to support ECOWA ...

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Ensure Social Justice To Curb Internal Conflicts – Buhari Urges African Leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abuja that to achieve greater  peace and political stability in their countries, African leaders must work harder to ensure social justice for all their citizens. Speaking at an audience with the Foreign Minister of Equatorial Guinea, Mr. Agapito Mba  Mokuy, President Buhari also maintained that as leaders of sovereign nations, African Heads of Government must be al ...

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