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Catholic bishops blame fed govt for tension in Nigeria

Catholic Bishops have blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the tension in the country, saying realities on ground negated the promises he made in 2015 to ensure national integration and cohesion in his inauguration speech.

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Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai ‘out of danger’ in South African hospital

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is “out of danger” in hospital in South Africa after being airlifted from Harare at the weekend following the sudden onset of severe vomiting, a party source said on Tuesday.

French, Rwandan presidents hold rare meeting amid tense diplomatic ties

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in New York for rare talks, Kigali said Tuesday, as diplomatic ties remain icy over the 1994 genocide.

Hurricane Maria wreaks devastation in Dominica

Hurricane Maria smashed into the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday (Sep 19), with its prime minister describing devastating damage as winds and rain from the powerful storm also hit territories still reeling from Irma.

Liverpool wanted £178m for Coutinho – Barca president

Liverpool would only sell Philippe Coutinho for 200m euros (£178m) this summer which priced Barcelona out of a deal, according to Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Japan PM Abe mulls snap election amid North Korea crisis

Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, is considering calling a snap election amid the North Korean nuclear crisis, local media reported on Tuesday, citing his party’s top official.

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Katsina loses two pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

Two pilgrims from Katsina State have died during this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia, according to Alhaji Salisu Shinkafi, the Chairman of the state’s Pilgrims Welfare Agency (PWA).

Knife-wielding man attacks Paris soldier

A knife-wielding man attacked a soldier on patrol in central Paris on Friday but did not cause any injuries, police said.

Track laying of new Lagos-Ibadan rail begins Dec – Amaechi

The contractor handling the new Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, is expected to commence the laying of the track in December, the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said.

Southeast leaders, Islamic group seek peace as Igbos close shops in Kaduna

Igbo leaders, Islamic groups and socio-cultural organisations in Kaduna yesterday appealed to the people of the state and the North to maintain peace and order in their domains.

Ways to Nigeria’s present criminal revolution

The military involvements in politics for twenty-nine years out of Nigeria’s fifty-seven years of independence has drawn back and miniaturized the sense of democracy and good governance among Nigerian political leaders so much that political discussions are no longer issue-based or interesting.