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President Buhari joins other world leaders to congratulate Chancellor Merkel on electoral victory

  President Muhammadu Buhari has joined world leaders in congratulating German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her victory at the polls. Mr. Buhari felicitated with the German Chancellor’s party for producing leadership for the country for over 12 years, and winning another opportunity to sustain the legacy of good work. According to Femi Adesina,

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JUST IN: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe announces snap election, to dissolve parliament Thursday

ANIETIE UDOBIT   The Japanese Prime Minster, Shinzo Abe, has announced for snap elections, a year before elections were expected. Mr. Abe, at a press conference on Monday, also announced he will dissolve parliament on Thursday. “I will dissolve the House of Representatives on the 28th,” he said. His decision comes amid rebounding approval ratings

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Breaking: German Chancellor Merkel wins fourth term, what she says

  -Agency reports Exit polls for the German election have revealed Angela Merkel will remain Chancellor for her fourth term but her victory has been overshadowed by the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party winning its first seats in the Bundestag. Mrs Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party gained 33 per cent of

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OPEC and Non-OPEC members meet in Vienna to discuss extending oil cut deal, tracking exports

Agency reports   OPEC and non-OPEC nations meeting on Friday will focus on a possible extension of an oil supply cut deal to support prices and monitoring exports to assess compliance. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries aims to clear a global oil supply glut by curbing output by about 1.2 million

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Brazilian President Temer faces criminal charges

  Brazil’s Supreme Court has accepted the charges of obstruction of justice and criminal associations against President Michel Temer. The charges were presented by ex-Prosecutor-General Rodrigo Janot. However, the president’s lawyers were unsuccessful in their attempt to get the Supreme Court to suspend the case. Raquel Dodge, the new prosecutor-general, in her reaction, said

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Trump warns of ‘rogue nation’ threat, says US may ‘have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea’

Agency reports   US President Donald Trump has warned of the threat from "rogue nations" in a speech to the UN General Assembly, singling out North Korea and Iran. In his debut speech to the body in New York, he warned America would destroy North Korea if it was forced to defend itself

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World leaders anxious as Donald Trump gives his first major speech before the United Nations

  ANIETIE UDOBIT,ABUJA   US president Donald Trump will give his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today. The world leaders are anxious to hear what their chief host would say, considering some of the lingering crisis surrounding US and other countries. Trump made his first appearance at the UNGA yesterday,

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President Buhari Arrives New York for UN Assembly, to speak on Tuesday

Agency Reports   President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York to join other world leaders for the one-week 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) high-level events starting on Tuesday. The President was accompanied by Govs. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara, David Umahi of Ebonyi and Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of Ondo

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Hurricane Harvey: Joel Osteen says church has not close doors to the Displaced

ANIETIE UDOBIT   Pastor Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch says it's opening its doors Tuesday to residents displaced by flooding. Hurricane Harvey has dumped over 30 inches of rain throughout parts of southeast Texas since it made landfall Friday evening. Hurricane Harvey has dumped over 30 inches of rain throughout parts of Southeast Texas since

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