by on July 7, 2019
African superpower Nigeria has signed an agreement which aims to increase trade between African countries. This leaves Eritrea as the only African country not to be part of the trading bloc. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed the landmark agreement at the African Union (AU) summit in Niger. The first step is to cut tariffs for goods from countries within the bloc but the timeframe to do this is yet to be announced. The AU says that the African Continental Free Trade Area - called AfC...
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by on July 6, 2019
Nigeria’s Supreme Court has validated the election of Gboyega Oyetola as the governor of Osun State. The apex court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal which nullified the March 22 judgement of the Osun State election petition tribunal. The tribunal had declared Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party as the winner of the September 2018 election. The Supreme Court in a split judgement on Friday agreed substantially with the Court of Appeal which ruled that a majority judgem...
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by on July 3, 2019
A video showing a senator beating up a woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja has sparked outrage in Nigeria. In the video, published by Premium Times, Senator Elisha Abbo, representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, is seen attacking a woman who tried to stop him from assaulting another woman in the shop. The senator accused the shop attendant of insulting him and asked a policeman with him to arrest her. Obviously concerned for her safety, the attendant made a call and tried to inform someon...
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by on June 28, 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen trembling once again during a ceremony in Berlin on Thursday, eight days after a similar incident. Video showed Mrs Merkel, 64, gripping her arms as her body was shaking on Thursday. After about two minutes, she looked steadier and shook hands with the new justice minister. She was offered a glass of water, but did not drink it. Mrs Merkel had blamed the previous incident on dehydration. She later set off for the G20 summit in Japan as planned at lunch...
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by on June 23, 2019
The chief of staff of the Ethiopian army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa. He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt against the administration in Ethiopia's northern Amhara region, PM Abiy Ahmed said. In Amhara itself, regional governor Ambachew Mekonnen was killed along with an adviser. The government says the situation is under control after arrests were made. The prime minister has gone on TV to urge Ethiopians to ...
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by on June 22, 2019
The President of the United States Donald Trump called off a military strike against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iranian Revolutionary Guard shot down an American drone from the sky off Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The name of the drone is called RQ-4A Global Hawk. The drone was conducting a surveillance petrol when a missile fired from Iran hit the drone. The Iranian Government claimed the drone violated their country’s airspace but the U.S Government dispute that. After the Pre...
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by on June 20, 2019
The All Progressive Congress (APC) governor’s forum in Nigeria paid a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, the nation’s capital. They discussed a lot of issues ranching from insecurity, state police and their party’s business (structure).  
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by on June 20, 2019
British professional boxer, Anthony Joshua finally got the chance meet the Former U.S President Barrack Obama. The professional boxer posted the picture on his Instagram page. He captioned the picture by saying “CEO Summit. A long way from where it all started.”
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by on June 19, 2019
Suspected jihadists killed 15 soldiers at an army base in restive northeast Nigeria, stealing weapons before looting shops in a nearby town, military sources said Tuesday. The raids late Monday came a day after 30 people were killed in a triple suicide bombing that also bore the hallmarks of the Boko Haram group. "Fifteen bodies of soldiers have so far been recovered in a search and rescue operation," a military officer, who asked not to be named, told AFP after the latest attack. "This...
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by on June 17, 2019
Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013 after one year in office, has collapsed in a courtroom and died, officials say. A top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi had just spoken from a cage at a hearing on charges of espionage. State TV said the cause of death was a heart attack. Morsi, who was 67, had been in custody since his removal after mass protests. The Muslim Brotherhood said the death was a "full-fledged murder".   A...
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by on June 16, 2019
The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted to misuse of state funds and will have to pay $15,000 (£11,910). Sara Netanyahu was accused of spending $99,300 on outside catering while falsely declaring there were no cooks available at the PM's residence. She was charged with fraud and breach of trust last year. Her lawyer said the case had nothing to do with her and said it was an attempt to bring down her husband. Under a plea deal, Mrs. Netanyahu will repay the state $12,4...
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by on June 16, 2019
The nation’s crude oil reserves dropped by 481 million barrels to 36.972 billion barrels in 2018, according to a new report by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. OPEC, in its 2019 Annual Statistical Bulletin, said Nigeria’s crude oil reserves stood at 37.453 billion barrels in 2017 and 2016; 37.062 billion barrels in 2015 and 37.448 billion barrels in 2014. According to the report, the number of active oil rigs in the country rose to 32 last year from 13 in 2017 and nine i...
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