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Saudi crown prince calls Iran’s supreme leader ‘new Hitler’

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has denounced Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the “new Hitler of the Middle East”, as tensions simmer between the regional rivals. Saudi Arabia and its arch-rival Iran have traded a bitter war of words after a missile fired from Yemen was intercepted …

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Jose Mourinho fears Marouane Fellaini will leave Manchester United

Jose Mourinho is worried Marouane Fellaini will leave Manchester United in the summer as contract talks continue to drag on. The 30-year-old has endured a difficult relationship with United supporters at times but has become an influential player under the Portuguese. That form was recognised as the Red Devils triggered …

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Mnangagwa promises financial stability, elections next year

In his inaugural address, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised on Friday that elections would be held next year as scheduled and outlined a broad vision for restoring economic and financial stability. Mnangagwa, who took over from Robert Mugabe after a military intervention, also told a packed national stadium in Harare …

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Atiku: Fani-Kayode reacts to ex-VP’s resignation from APC

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, on Friday reacted to report of ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar dumping the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. The two-time Minister commended the Waziri of Adamawa, saying it took courage to take such bold step. Fani-Kayode, a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, also …

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Atiku Abubakar dumps APC | Read full statement

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has resigned from the party. Read Mr. Abubakar’s full statement below. On the 19th of December, 2013, I received members of the All Progressives Congress at my house in Abuja. They had come to appeal to …

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Mnangagwa: the ruthless ‘Crocodile’ now ruling Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa: the ruthless 'Crocodile' now ruling Zimbabwe

Nicknamed “the Crocodile” for his ruthlessness, Emmerson Mnangagwa who took over Friday as Zimbabwe’s president, is a hardliner with ties to the military who could prove as authoritarian as his mentor Robert Mugabe. It was his driving ambition to take over as leader which set off a bitter succession battle …

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The Latest: Zimbabwe’s military swears loyalty to Mnangagwa

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – The Latest on inauguration of Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa (all times local): 12 p.m. Zimbabwe’s security officials are swearing loyalty to their new President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The new leader will speak shortly after his swearing-in. Mnangagwa takes power after an extraordinary series of events that …

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Buhari commends Benin Kingdom for stabilising Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday expressed delight with the stabilising roles that the Eweka Dynasty of Benin Kingdom had been playing in the affairs of the country. Speaking while receiving the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II at the State House, the President said …

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Toll gates will return to Nigerian roads soon – Fashola

Toll gates will return to Nigerian roads soon – Fashola

The federal government has concluded plans to re-introduce tolls on roads across the country, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said. He said this at an interactive session with the Senate committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA, on Thursday. Mr. Fashola said the new toll …

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FG inaugurates burial committee for Alex Ekwueme

Nigerian govt inaugurates burial committee for Alex Ekwueme

The federal government has inaugurated a national burial committee headed by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) for the burial of late former Vice President Alex Ekwueme. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President made this known when he …

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah hails ‘positive’ Hariri moves

Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah organisation on Thursday welcomed Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s decision to suspend his resignation pending talks, after he returned from a mysterious, nearly three-week-long stay abroad. Hariri had caused widespread perplexity on November 4 when he resigned during a TV broadcast from Saudi Arabia, citing assassination threats as …

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Bayern fans unhappy with Champions League ticket prices

MUNICH (AP) – Bayern Munich fans were unhappy with the price of tickets for their team’s match at Anderlecht in the Champions League. The fans held banners during Wednesday’s game saying, “Are your necks not full? Is your greed now finally satisfied?” A Bayern fan group, Club Nr. 12, issued …

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Maina continued working, received salary after ‘dismissal’ — Lawyer

The former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has been receiving his salaries despite being sacked for years, his lawyer said Thursday. Speaking at the House of Representatives public hearing into Mr. Maina’s recent controversial recall, the lawyer, Mohammed Katu, said Mr. Maina’s salary had not …

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Ushbebe, Annette celebrate 4th wedding anniversary 

Comedian Justice Nuagbe popularly known as Ushbebe is celebrating his 4th wedding anniversary with his wife Annette today November 23. “It’s been four years of Bliss and Favour filled matrimony. Indeed God gifted you me. Couldn’t ask for a better soulmate as you complete me on all sides.You’re more than …

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UNILAG, UNN, OAU top law school results

Students at the universities of Lagos, Nigeria and Obafemi Awolowo, have emerged tops in the just-concluded Bar Finals Examination. This was contained in the analysis of performance by universities in the August 2017 Bar final examination results of the Nigerian Law School. While six students at the UNILAG emerged with …

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In ‘unprecedented’ hiatus, IS media offline for a day

The Islamic State group’s online propaganda channels went mysteriously quiet for more than a full day between Wednesday and Thursday, in what analysts said was an “unprecedented” silence. IS, which uses messaging application Telegram to broadcast daily updates on military operations and claims of attacks, published nothing between 0900 GMT …

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EFCC Releases Ex-SGF Pius Anyim

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Anyim who was arrested over alleged contract fraud and false assets declaration was released on administrative bail on Tuesday after his passport was seized by …

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Pastor dies during sex with 19-year-old girl

A Pentecostal pastor has reportedly died during an alleged sex romp with a 19-year-old-girl in a hotel room in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta. Delta Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed on Wednesday in Asaba. He said the victim’s wife reported the incident to the police …

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Nigerian actor Sadiq Daba set for treatment in UK

Veteran actor Sadiq Daba who has been reportedly diagnosed with leukaemia and prostate cancer is about to be flown to the UK for intensive treatment. Daba had complained about shortage of funds, hence, colleagues and friends rallied around to raise funds for him. Ace broadcaster Soni Irabor, who was among …

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Mnangagwa: More of the same for suffering Zimbabwe?

Even before Robert Mugabe’s resignation, many Zimbabweans tempered their yearning for his downfall with the knowledge that his likely successor has a similar reputation for brutality and corruption. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who until recently was one of Mugabe’s longest-serving and closest allies, will be sworn in as the new president on …

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