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#US : South-east governors’ bid to stop agitation for Biafra fails

After four hours of a closed-door meeting yesterday at the Enugu Government House, the governors of the south-east zone could not convince the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to drop his agitation for Biafra Republic. It was also learnt that the meeting failed to stop Kanu’s threat over the

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#US warned Spain of #Barcelona attack risk

US security agencies warned Spain in May that the Islamic State group was planning an attack in Barcelona, where the jihadists claimed a deadly van rampage earlier this month, local media said Thursday. The daily El Periodico de Cataluna reported that the US National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) alerted Spanish intelligence officers to the threat weeks

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#US : Texas flood toll mounts amid chemical blast fears

New proof of the devastation wrought by monster storm Harvey emerged Wednesday as the bodies of six family members were plucked from receding waters in Texas and flooding triggered fears of a chemical explosion near Houston. While clouds parted in America’s fourth-largest city, bringing a welcome respite after the storm turned roads into rivers, rural

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#Angola awaits vote outcome on successor to Dos Santos

Angolans on Thursday awaited results from an election to chose a successor to President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, a secretive and much-criticised leader stepping down after 38 years in power. The electoral commission was expected to release first partial results later Thursday, with the ruling MPLA widely predicted to retain power and install its candidate

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#Ronaldo named #UEFA player of season for 2016-2017

Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA Player of the Season for 2016-2017 on Thursday after a campaign which saw the Portuguese superstar help Real Madrid to the La Liga and Champions League double. It was the third time that Ronaldo had won the award which was presented on the sidelines of the Champions League group stage

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#Russia ambassador found dead in pool at #Khartoum home

Russian ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead in the pool of his Khartoum residence on Wednesday, Sudanese officials said. “The Russian ambassador died this evening at his Khartoum residence,” the foreign ministry said in a statement, without giving a cause of death. A senior police officer told AFP that an initial investigation had

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#WhiteHouse to give guidance on Trump #Transgender military ban

President Donald Trump’s administration is set to deliver the Pentagon guidance in coming days on how to implement his ban on transgender people serving in the military, The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday. Trump last month deployed a series of tweets that upended an Obama-era policy of more than a year allowing transgender troops to

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#Buhari can’t restructure by fiat, says presidency

The presidency yesterday declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has no powers to restructure the country ‎by military fiat. It noted that restructuring and other constitutional changes are within the purview of ‎the National Assembly members who are the elected representatives of the people. The presidency advised opinion leaders in the country to exercise restraint in

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#Nigerian vessels rot away on high sea

Scores of Nigerian vessels are currently lying idle and rotting away on the high sea due to a shortage of cargoes or lack of maintenance. On a tour of the Lagos waters, The Guardian saw many of the ships permanently anchored, and scattered on the high sea around the Apapa pilotage. Experts classified them as abandoned vessels;

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#China says new #US sanctions ‘won’t help’ cooperation on #NorthKorea

China said Wednesday that new US sanctions targeting Chinese firms linked to North Korea “will not help” cooperation with Beijing in the nuclear crisis. The US Treasury Department Tuesday slapped punitive measures on a series of Chinese and Russian individuals and companies, accusing them of supporting North Korea’s nuclear programme and trying to evade US

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