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UK to ban ivory trade ‘to protect elephants’

The sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans set out by the government.

Ezekwesili, Aig-Imoukhuede calls for open economy

Dr Oby Ezekwesili, a senior economic adviser for Open Society Foundation and Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, the President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, said on Tuesday that Nigeria needed an open economy to thrive.

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I’ll support President Buhari if he seeks re-contest – Governor Okorocha

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has spoken again on the 2019 election and President Muhammadu Buhari’s rumored ambition.

Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny says released from jail

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Sunday he had been released from the Moscow detention centre where he had served a 20-day term for organising protests against President Vladimir Putin.

Rare Marburg virus disease kills at least one on Uganda-Kenya border as WHO helps...

The World Health Organization has said it is working to contain an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) that has appeared in eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya.

Pakistani security forces kill eight militants in Karachi

Pakistani paramilitary troops have killed eight militants from a group which tried to assassinate an opposition politician in Karachi, officials said Sunday.

2019: We will reclaim Oyo for PDP – Adolphus Wabara

Ex-Senate President, Senator Adolphus Wabara, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will leave no stone unturned in reclaiming Oyo State in 2019.

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Japan’s Emperor Akihito abdication set for March 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down on March 31, 2019, a report said Friday, the first imperial retirement in more than two centuries.

Afghan diplomats refuse to return after postings abroad

More than 200 diplomats from Afghanistan sent abroad have not returned to the war-stricken country after ending their tour of duty, a local media reported on Monday.

UN scribe Antonio Guterres wants UN to help tackle Sahel violence

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that Africa's Sahel region was descending into all-out violence and said the United Nations must help the region confront the threat from Islamist militants.

Death toll in Afghan suicide attacks rises to 80

The death toll from two suicide and gun attacks on Afghan security forces in southeast Afghanistan has risen to 80 with nearly 300 wounded, officials said Wednesday, in the bloodiest day in the country in almost five months.

Of failing teachers and failing primary education

Not too long ago, I had the rare privilege of being in the same room with six of Nigeria’s 36 state governors. Discussions mainly centered around the need to urgently restructure the country and let the constituent units have their say on the issues that affect them.