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Ex-Iraqi President Jalal Talabani’s body arrives in Kurdistan

The body of former Iraqi President, Jalal Talabani, arrived in the Iraqi Kurdish City of Sulaimaniya on Friday for an official funeral attended by several Iraqi and regional officials.

Religious tourism: the white gold of Saudi Arabia

With global oil prices flailing, Saudi Arabia is turning to another natural resource: billions of dollars gained from religious tourism as the kingdom hosts the annual hajj pilgrimage.

In smartphone age, the hajj is for sharing

Arm outstretched, Abdul Rahman sweeps his mobile phone across the vista of Mecca, the Great Mosque dazzling in the sun, so his son in Tanzania can experience the pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest sites.

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Transformation in Africa driven by ambitious businessmen, women – VP Yemi Osinbajo

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Landlord in court for allegedly punching off tenant’s son’s teeth

A landlord, Segun Abiodun, who allegedly beat up his tenant’s son and punched off his teeth for not greeting him, was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Niger govt gives free education to 175 out of school children

The Niger State Government on Wednesday said it had started sponsoring 175 out-of-school children in various public primary and secondary schools in Minna.

2019: Ogun Speaker declares governorship ambition

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H&M hires diversity chief after ‘monkey hoodie’ scandal

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N20m national jackpot winner gets cheque

Mr Chukwunwike Osahon, winner of the N20 million Give ‘n’ Take National Jackpot was presented with the cheque on Tuesday.

Governor Dickson sets aside N2 billion to empower youths, women

Determined to engage the youths and women, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has set aside N2bn from which they access loan at the single digit to enable them to set up and expand existing businesses and contribute to society.

PDP chairman Uche Secondus warns APC against hate speeches

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has warned members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, against hate speeches that promote disunity in Nigeria.

Minister resigns after insulting football fans

Greek Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras has accepted the resignation of deputy education minister Kostas Zouraris whose weekend insults aimed at fans of Olympiakos and Aris Thessaloniki sparked an uproar.

Arsenal keen to sign Malcom despite Bordeaux’s reluctance to sell

Bordeaux are determined to fend off bids from Arsenal for their Brazilian starlet Malcom with the French club standing firm on their policy of not selling any players this January.