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Jan 30, 2019
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said that $135 million was needed from international communities to respond to the humanitarian and development needs of refugees.  …
Jan 29, 2019
Nigeria moved to 144th from 148th in Transparency International latest corruption perception index worldwide, that also saw the United States dropping four notches out of the top 20 countries in…
Jan 28, 2019
The Trump administration has lifted sanctions on three firms linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, an ally of President Vladimir Putin.   Curbs on aluminium giant US Rusal, En+ Group…
Jan 25, 2019
Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari on Friday swore in Ibrahim Tanko as the new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria to replace embattled Justice Walter Onnoghen. His swearing-in followed Onnoghen’s suspension by…
Jan 26, 2019
The confirmation of Felix Tshisekedi by the Constitutional Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been welcomed by the United States hours before the inauguration of the new leader.…
Jan 24, 2019
President Nicolas Maduro announced on Thursday the closure of Venezuela’s embassy and consulates in the United States having broken off diplomatic ties with President Donald Trump’s government the day before.…
Jan 20, 2019
As the clock ticks down to March 29 2019, all of the political manoeuvring, negotiating, arguing and fighting is coming to a peak. In the two and a half years…
Jan 18, 2019
Ninety-seven year old Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth 11 of England was involved in a vehicle collision yeterday. Many feared the worst for him, but Prince Philip who is also…
Jan 17, 2019
Growth of the world economy is expected to slow as the US-China trade conflict takes its toll and undermines confidence, the World Bank said Tuesday in its semi-annual forecast.  …
Jan 17, 2019
In a move that signals an increasingly aggressive stance by the US against Huawei, federal authorities in Seattle are investigating the Chinese technology giant for allegedly stealing trade secrets from…
Jan 15, 2019
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes - the largest defeat for a sitting government in history.   MPs voted by 432 votes to 202…
Jan 14, 2019
The European Union (EU) has deployed an election observation mission to Nigeria to monitor the general elections coming up in February.   In a statement issued on Friday, the Press…
Jan 14, 2019
“It just needs to be sorted,” said 23-year-old Adam Green, a frustrated Leave voter in Brexit-backing Sunderland, where patience with parliamentary delays over Britain’s departure is wearing thin. The former…
Jan 11, 2019
The United States of America has warned that widespread vote-buying could mar the general elections.   The US Deputy Ambassador Jonathan Cohen, who spoke on Thursday during a United Nations…
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