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Army Boko Haram defeat report: Fayose says no need for $1bn excess crude funds

    Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to a statement by the Nigerian army that Boko Haram has been defeated. Fayose said there was no need to approve $1bn (N370bn) from the Excess Crude Account for anti-insurgency fight following the defeat. The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole,Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, on Sunday said

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Tensions High in Kenya Amid Media Ban, Opposition Arrest

  Political tensions continue to rise in Kenya as the government defied a court order to lift a ban on three independent media organizations. Authorities also arrested a key opposition ally in the wake of Raila Odinga's self-inauguration Tuesday as the so-called "people's president." Kenya's three largest broadcasters remained off the air

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Russia approves warplane deployment on disputed island near Japan

Reuters   Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the deployment of Russian warplanes on a disputed island near Japan, accelerating the area's militarization at a time when Moscow's ties with Tokyo are strained over the roll-out of a U.S. missile system. In a decree published late on Thursday, Medvedev allowed the Russian Defence

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BREAKING: Obasanjo registers with Coalition for Nigeria, says will defeat APC, PDP in 2019

    Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has registered with his Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CN. Obasanjo who registered in Ogun state at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Oke-Ilewo Abeokuta, said, the coalition is on course to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in

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Kenya bans TV stations over Odinga ‘inauguration’

  The government of Kenya has called a symbolic swearing in of opposition leader Raila Odinga a "well-choreographed attempt to subvert or overthrow" the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the interior ministry also said that it would keep three independent TV stations, which had planned to

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