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Buhari arrives London, to return Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in London ahead of the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit holding on Monday. This was announced by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on his social media handles early Saturday morning. An earlier statement by Adesina said the London Investment Summit would be hosted by

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Iran will suffer ‘crushing blow’ if it attacks Israel, Netanyahu warns

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday warned Iran against attacking Israel in response to the American killing last week of senior military commander Qassem Soleimani. “We’re standing steadfast against those who seek our lives. We’re standing with determination and with force. Whoever tries to attack us will receive a crushing blow in return,” he declared

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Former REA MD, Ogunbiyi, Assumes Duty at UN

Immediate-past Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Ms Damilola Ogunbiyi, has assumed duty at her new job at the United Nations. A UN spokesman, Mr Farhan Haq, made this known to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York on Tuesday. Haq said Ogunbiyi, who was appointed Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on

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Ukrainian Boeing 737 Plane Crashes in Iran, 176 on board died

A Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 carrying 176 people on Wednesday crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, killing everyone on board. The circumstances of the crash are not fully known. The Iranian state news media cited technical problems on the plane, which was bound for Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital. The disaster happened against the backdrop of the escalating tensions

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Soleimani: IGP orders policemen to be on alert nationwide

Anietie Udobit Following the death of Iranian military commander, General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by a United States airstrike in Iraq, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has placed Police Commands and Formations nationwide on red alert. Soleimani spearheaded Iranian military operations in the Middle East as head of Iran’s elite Quds Force

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Donald Trump says killing of Qassim Soleimani was to ‘stop a war’ with Iran

Donald Trump said he was not seeking a war with Iran, or "regime change," after assassinating the country's top general in an audacious drone strike. The US president said he had acted to prevent a plot against America by General Qassim Soleimani, who he called a "sick monster"and "the number one terrorist anywhere in the

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It’s not true that high commission in Ghana has been evicted-FG

Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs has debunked claims that the country's high commission in Ghana has been evicted. It was reported that the ownership of the commission's property at No.10 Barnes Road in Accra, Ghana, has been transferred to Amaco Microfinance by Ghana’s Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources with the consent of

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Bangladesh Fortifies Island Near Myanmar With Heavy Weapons, Gunboats

Authorities with the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) force are fortifying St. Martin’s Island, just south of Cox’s Bazar and off the coast of Myanmar, with 14 anti-tank missile systems and multiple high-speed gunboats, BGB officials said on Thursday. The border guard officials also said construction has begun on roads along the Myanmar border and that

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Netanyahu commends Trump for killing Iran’s Soleimani, says Israel stands by US

Agency reports Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday praised the United States and President Donald Trump for killing Iranian top commander Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike in the early morning hours. “Trump is worthy of full appreciation for acting with determination, strongly and swiftly,” he told reporters before departing Greece to head back to Israel. “We

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