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Close down Al-Jazeera, Arab nations give Qatar conditions to end blockade

-theguardian   Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have tabled 13 demands on Qatar, including the closure of the Qatar-funded broadcaster al-Jazeera, as the price for lifting a two-week trade and diplomatic embargo of the country. The list of demands, obtained by Associated Press, marks another escalation in the Gulf’s worst diplomatic dispute

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White House agrees Russia meddled in campaign, but denies it affected the result

-Yahoo News   The White House Thursday addressed the joint intelligence report that found Russia had attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, more than five months after the report’s conclusions were made public. First, on Twitter, President Trump dismissed the concerns about Russia as a “big Dem HOAX” and suggested

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Sen.Tim Kaine condemned U.S. strikes on Syrian forces, says ‘completely illegal’

-Yahoo News   Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., on Wednesday sharply condemned U.S. strikes on Syrian regime forces — like the shoot-down of a military jet over the weekend — as “completely illegal.” “I think the military action that is being taken against Syrian government assets is completely illegal,” Kaine said in an interview

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PTDF -University of Sao Paulo partnership kick-off, as pioneer scholars leave for Brazil

-Anietie Udobit, Abuja   The strategic partnership between the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)  and the University of Sao Paulo Brazil kick-off as the first set of Nigerian scholars to benefit from the partnership departed Nigeria last week to commence higher degree Studies and research in Petroleum Engineering and related courses in

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COCMEGG Kicks Against US Court Judgement On Biafra, Army

By CHRIS EKEKE, Abuja ‎The Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance (COCMEGG) has‎ kicked against a judgement between Biafra and the Nigeria army, noting that the court has no jurisdiction on a case of a sovereign country. In a press release signed by COCMEGG National President, Omoba Kenneth

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Prime Minister May asked to resign over Conservatives massive loss in last election

-Agency Reports   British Prime Minister, Theresa May has faced calls to quit after her election gamble to win a stronger mandate backfired, throwing British politics into turmoil and potentially delaying the start of Brexit negotiations. As May tries to shake away the humiliation calling for “stability”, Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn said she

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