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Nigerians in Diaspora warn against killings of compatriots in SA

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) worldwide has warned against further killings of Nigerians in the Republic of South Africa saying “these killings must stop and with immediate effect”.

US to overtake Saudi as crude oil producer – IEA

The United States is set to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s number two oil producer this year, as shale companies, attracted by rising prices, ramp up drilling, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.

Haitians mark anniversary of quake after Donald Trump comments

President Jovenel Moise led a ceremony in Port-au-Prince on Friday to mark the eighth anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, sidelining alleged remarks made by President Donald Trump that reportedly described the Caribbean country as a “shithole”.

Farmers-herders clashes can cause food crisis – UN

The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohammed Ibn Chambers, and other eminent Nigerians have warned of the consequences of the lingering farmers/herders clashes in various parts of the country, noting that the development if not checked was capable of causing food crisis in the country.

Benue crisis may undermine food national security – Obadiah Mailafia

The Federal Government and other stakeholders have been urged to find a lasting solution to the incessant killings and destruction in Benue State to avert famine in the area and the country as a whole.

2017: At least 81 journalists killed – report

At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs in 2017, as harassment and attacks on journalists have been on the rise, according to the International Federation of Journalists.

Heineken’s nine-month profits rise

Dutch brewing giant Heineken on Wednesday toasted bubbling net profits in the first nine months, as growing sales in Asia and the Americas offset a slump in Europe.

Unilever takes hit from hurricanes, strong euro

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch food and consumer products giant, said Thursday that sales were down in the third quarter, hit by the strong euro and economic fallout from the hurricanes in the United States.

Spain military plane crashes after national day parade

A Spanish military plane crashed on Thursday after taking part in a display in Madrid for Spain’s national day, the defence ministry said.

Leonardo Da Vinci painting of Jesus to be sold for $100m

The last Leonardo Da Vinci painting dating from around 1500, “Salvator Mundi” — which depicts Jesus Christ as the world’s saviour, will go under the hammer next month in New York.

Nigerians in US celebrate 57th independence anniversary

Nigerians cutting across tribes resident in the U.S. on Monday converged on the nation’s Embassy in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 57th independence anniversary of the country.

Catalonia, one of Spain’s economic heavyweights

Catalonia, whose leaders are pushing for secession from Spain, is one of the powerhouses of the Spanish economy, buoyed by industry, research and tourism but burdened with a heavy debt.

Venezuela clamps down on opposition politicians

Venezuela’s opposition was on Thursday weighing its response to the government’s latest crackdown on its politicians, which critics warn will risk making the troubled country a dictatorship.

Clashes as new body meets in Venezuela

Venezuela’s controversial new assembly has opened despite fierce opposition at home and abroad.

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Malcolm Turnbull hails revived TPP, critics question value for Australia

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Tanzania police arrests ‘prophet’ who preaches with beer in hand

Police in the Tanzanian capital Dadoma on Tuesday arrested a preacher who reportedly roams the streets preaching with a bottle of beer, The Citizen news portal reports.

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