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IPOB: Saraki tasks Igbo Senators on peace in South-East

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has tasked Senators from the South East region to seriously educate their constituents on the need to maintain the unity of Nigeria.

IPOB: Buhari delayed in dealing with Kanu – Idahosa

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Charles Idahosa, has said President Muhammadu Buhari delayed in dealing with several issues especially Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Riek Machar’s men blamed for deadly South Sudan raid

Fighters loyal to an exiled former deputy president in South Sudan have attacked government forces in Unity state, leading to the deaths of 25 people including civilians, according to officials.

Militants warn IPOB to steer clear of Niger Delta region

A coalition of Niger Delta agitators have vowed to resist attempt to drag the Niger Delta region into agitations for secession by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), but said it was time the Nigerian government allow the Igbos to have a country of their own in the interest of the nation’s nascent democracy.

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.

Edo group faults call for secession of Nigeria

A group, under the aegis of Concerned Edo Leaders of Thought (CELT), on Wednesday, faulted a call for the secession of the country, saying that Nigeria could do better if it remains as one entity.

Motorists bemoan state of Enugu-Onitsha highway

Motorists plying Enugu-Onitsha dual carriage are going through difficulties due to the bad state of a section of the road, it was gathered.

Pope leaves Colombia with prayers for peace

Pope Francis left Colombia on Sunday with calls for reconciliation after its half-century civil war and a peaceful end to the deadly crisis in neighboring Venezuela.

Red Cross shocked by driver’s killing in South Sudan

The Red Cross says it is shocked by the killing of one of its staffers in South Sudan as dangers to humanitarian workers rise amid the country's civil war.

South Sudan election risks prolonging civil war – UN

South Sudan's plan to hold elections next year risks "deepening and extending" an already devastating civil war, the United Nations warned.

South Sudan asks US to reconsider sanctions on top officials

The sanctions freeze assets they may have in US jurisdictions, ban them from travel to the US and bar Americans from doing business with them. Three firms owned by Reuben — All Energy Investments, A+ Engineering, Electronics & Media Printing and Mak International Services —also are targeted

US sanctions senior South Sudan officials

The United States slapped sanctions on Wednesday against three senior South Sudan officials accused of fomenting and profiting from the four-year civil war in Africa's youngest country.

Sallah: Let’s avoid another civil war – CAN president tells Nigerians

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged Nigerians to avoid a second civil war in the country, saying no country has ever survived two civil wars.

PDP urges Buhari to declare emergency in Imo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo led by Sir Nnamdi Richard Anyaehie has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the state due to “excesses” of Governor Rochas Okorocha.

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Forces within tearing PDP apart – Governor Dickson

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has said that some forces within the Peoples Demoratic Party, are tearing the party apart.

NGO lauds FG’s bid to increase tax on tobacco

The Youth Action on Tobacco Control and Health (YATCH), an NGO, has lauded the Federal Government’s plan to increase tobacco tax.

Zimbabwe says it respects WHO decision on Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe's government says it respects the decision by the World Health Organisation chief to withdraw the appointment of President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador".

Partly cloudy, hazy weather expected on Monday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted partly cloudy to sunny weather conditions over the Central States of the country on Monday morning.

Church urges fervent prayers for Kogi to surmount challenges

Rev Bayo Adelaja of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lokoja, has urged Kogi people to fervently pray for the state to enable it surmount its present challenges.

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President Salva Kiir opened South Sudan's first-ever kidney hospital Thursday in Juba, calling it a breakthrough for the country's medical care.

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson attends landmark Saudi, Iraq meeting

Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson attended a landmark meeting Sunday between Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at upgrading strategic ties between the two countries and countering Iran's regional influence.

Argentina confirm date for friendly game against Super Eagles next month

The senior national team of Nigeria will take on South America giants Argentina in their first pre World Cup 2018 friendly game.

President Buhari’s govt good at lies, propaganda – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has alleged that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari is characterised by lies and propaganda.

No rape in IDP camps in Yobe – SEMA

Yobe State Emergency Management Agency on Saturday refuted media reports alleging rape of some of Internally Displaced Persons who are camped in Damaturu.