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Merkel heads for German poll win, hard-right AfD for first seats

Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to cruise to victory in elections Sunday but also to face the breakthrough into parliament of hard-right populists for the first time in Germany's post-war history.

Niger floods leave thousands homeless

The Interior Ministry in Niger said flooding had killed at least 56 people since the rainy season began in the country in June and left over 185,000 homeless.

UN’s Antonio Guterres warns against North Korea war

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned world leaders against war with North Korea, calling on them to take the threat of "nuclear peril" seriously.

Fake Buhari UN speech in circulation – Presidency

The federal government has said a fake text of President Muhammadu Buhari's speech to be delivered at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday is making the rounds online.

Buhari to press world leaders to refund looted funds

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday press world leaders to facilitate the repatriation of looted Nigerian funds now in different countries of the world.

Trump pushes UN reform as world leaders gather for crisis talks

US President Donald Trump makes his debut at the United Nations on Monday, with an address on UN reform as a week of intense diplomacy kicks off, dominated by worries about North Korea, Iran and Myanmar.

Buhari arrives New York for UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York to join other world leaders for the one week 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) high-level events starting on Tuesday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

US looks to work with Paris climate accord ‘partners’ – Tillerson

After a succession of mixed messages on the US stance on climate change, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that the Trump administration was seeking "ways in which we can work with partners in the Paris climate accord."

Fed govt insists Boko Haram degraded

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has assured the international community that the destructive activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group has been greatly curtailed.

Buhari leaves for New York Sunday, will dine with Trump

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for New York, to join other world leaders at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72).

Sen. Ita-Giwa holds forum on climate change

The Chairman of the Environment Committee of the 2014 National Conference and leader of Seagull Carnival Band, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, has received support from Heritage Bank and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to stage a public enlightenment forum on climate change.

China’s Xi slams unwillingness to combat climate change

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday warned that the world economy faces growing risks and uncertainties from countries turning inward on trade and resisting combating climate change, delivering an implicit rebuke to his American counterpart, Donald Trump.

21 Benue LGs face ecological challenges – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that 21 local government areas in the state are facing ecological challenges.

Harvey exposes Houston’s vulnerability

Hurricane Harvey may not compare to the widespread devastation caused by this year's monsoon rains in India, but it is likely to become the costliest natural disaster in US history.

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Any govt that shutdown schools encourages violence – ActionAid

A Non-Governmental Organisation under the aegis of ActionAid Nigeria has said any government which deprives its citizens of education, either through lack of access or industrial action, is promoting violence and extremism.

Ghana thrash Nigeria 4-1 to win 2018 WAFU Cup

Host nation Ghana defeated Nigeria 4-1 to lift the 2018 West African Football Union trophy at the Cape Coast stadium on Sunday night.

NAMA begins sectorising of Lagos area control centre

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has begun the process of splitting the Lagos Sub-Flight Information Region (Sub-FIR) airspace into Lagos West and Lagos East Area Control sectors.

Rivers will never be part of agitation for secession – Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated unless Nigerians experience good governance at the federal level, agitations will continue across different parts of the country.

Thousands greet Qatar’s emir on return home

Thousands of Qataris lined the streets of central Doha Sunday to welcome back the emir as he returned from his first trip abroad during the ongoing Gulf diplomatic crisis.

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Biafra: Fed govt should arrest Kanu, IPOB members – CCCN

Following the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, the Concerned Citizen Coalition of Nigeria (CCCN) has appealed to the Federal Government to immediately arrest leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu and its members.

Ex-Gov. Nyame denies involvement in N1.64bn fraud

Former Taraba governor Jolly Nyame on Thursday told an FCT High Court in Gudu that he was never involved in state transactions during his tenure as governor.

Nigeria Customs unveil importer, vessel involved in rifles importation

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has unveiled the importer involved in the importation of 470 riffles discovered las Thursday in Tin Can Island Port Complex (TCIP), Apapa, Lagos.

Donald Glover makes history, wins two Emmy Awards for ‘Atlanta’

‘Atlanta’ creator Donald Glover made history at the just concluded 2017 Emmy Awards as the first black man to win best directing in a comedy.

Rio Ferdinand to launch professional boxing career

Rio Ferdinand is launching a new career as a professional boxer, two years after he retired from football.