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Okonjo-Iweala, others celebrate Adesina as the 6th African to win World Food Laureate

-Anietie Udobit, Abuja   Former Managing Director of World Bank and Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has joined other Nigerians and global community to celebrate the emergence of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Dr  Okonjo-Iweala and Nigeria’s Chargé d’Affaires to the U.S. Hakeem Balogun in the

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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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Suit against Nigerian military to Drag Nigeria into diplomatic row with US – MPN

By JAMES EZEMA A civil liberty organisation, Movement of the People of Nigeria, on Wednesday alleged that the persons behind the lawsuit against personnel of Nigerian military authorities in the United States, were working to cause diplomatic row between Nigeria and the united states, describing them as non-Nigerian "terrorists and extremists." The group,

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