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Boris Johnson visits Downing Street in the days before his resignation as foreign secretary. Andy Rain-EPA

Fresh Brexit row over UK’s Johnson ‘suicide vest’ jibe

Britain's ruling Conservative party was locked in a new row over Brexit Sunday after Boris Johnson said the government's strategy put the country in a "suicide vest", with Brussels holding the detonator.

Ecuador stops Julian Assange communicating from its London embassy

Ecuador on Wednesday said it has stopped Julian Assange’s ability to communicate to the outside world from its London embassy, where the WikiLeaks founder has been holed up since 2012.

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace for Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria closed in on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Wednesday as forecasters warned of a "potentially catastrophic" storm that has already killed at least two people in the Caribbean.

Britain sends £12m, ship to assist Irma victims

Britain is sending a military vessel to assist victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and is assigning £12 million ($15.7 million, 13 million euros) in aid, the government said Thursday.

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Heirs Holdings, Afrexim Bank sign $600 million facility deal

As a further demonstration of African Export-Import Bank’s (Afrexim) mandate to facilitate growth of intra-Africa trade and support the development of African businesses, the bank yesterday in Cairo, Egypt signed financing facilities totalling US$600 million with Heirs Holdings Group, a pan-African proprietary investment holding company.

Moody’s warns Nigeria still exposed to economic shocks

One of the leading global rating agencies, Moody’s Investors Service, has said Nigeria’s credit profile, at ‘B2 stable’ is constrained by the country’s continued exposure to shocks because of government’s inability to expand non-oil revenue base sufficiently.
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2019: Dapo Abiodun expresses hope Ibikunle Amosun will reconcile with Ogun APC

Buoyed by the ongoing peace initiatives by the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the governorship candidate of the party in Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has expressed confidence that Governor Ibikunle Amosun will reconcile with the party and support him to win the governorship election scheduled for March 2019.

Electoral bill: House of Reps may begin process to override Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s communication rejecting the Electoral Act Amendment Bill for the fourth time sparked anger on the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday following the reading of the letter by Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

Peter Obi: Nigeria not fighting corruption

Vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi, has faulted the current administration’s style in the fight against corruption.