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The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

G5 Sahel backs AfDB initiative to boost solar energy

G5 Sahel Heads of State have expressed their support for “Desert to Power’’, an Africa Development Bank (AfDB) initiative designed to harness solar energy for socio-economic development of member countries.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech to honor Japan’s architect Arata Isozaki at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 24, 2019. Isozaki is the laureate of the 2019 Pritzker architecture prize.-br --Francois Mori - POOL - AP - AFP

Eight on trial in Paris for stealing Emmanuel Macron portraits

Eight protesters go on trial in Paris on Wednesday for stealing official portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron from public buildings as part of a protest over climate change.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro delivers a speech during the appointment ceremony of the new heads of public banks, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 7, 2019. – Brazil’s Finance Minister Paulo Guedes appointed the new presidents of the country’s public banks. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)

Brazil president rebuked for comparing young wife with French First lady

President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has stoked diplomatic row by comparing his 37-year-old wife, Michelle, with French First Lady, Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux-Macron, who is 66 years old.

Beijing casts doubt on state of trade talks with US

Beijing has cast doubt on whether trade talks are set to resume, with its foreign ministry contradicting US President Donald Trump’s claim that China had sought a return to the negotiating table and state media saying the countries were in touch only at a “technical level”.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech to honor Japan’s architect Arata Isozaki at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 24, 2019. Isozaki is the laureate of the 2019 Pritzker architecture prize.-br --Francois Mori - POOL - AP - AFP

French leader, G-7 seek roadmap out of US-Iran quagmire

The surprise invitation of Iran’s foreign minister on the sidelines of the G-7 summit offers a “roadmap” to end a US-Iran nuclear impasse and a proposed meeting between the leaders of the two countries, France’s president said Monday.
A Hercules C-130 plane dropping water to fight fires in the state of Rondonia, Brazil. Brazil Air Force-HANDOUT-EPA

G7 to release funds for fire-fighting planes

World leaders at the G7 summit have agreed to provide logistical and financial support to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump changes bellicose tone on Iran

US President Donald Trump said Monday that he had agreed to the Iranian foreign minister flying in for a G7 summit and insisted he was not seeking regime change in Tehran — a change of tone that could lower tensions.
Boris Johnson with Donald Trump during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. Stefan Rousseau-PA

Donald Trump backs Boris Johnson as ‘right man’ for Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday held his first face-to-face talks with Donald Trump since taking office, with the US President backing him as the “right man” to deliver Brexit for Britain.
Clashes broke out on Saturday between several hundred protesters and security forces near the location of the G7 summit in Biarritz, southern France.

G7 protesters throw stones, French police respond with tear gas

Clashes broke out on Saturday between several hundred protesters and security forces near the location of the G7 summit in Biarritz, southern France.
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.

Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump break the ice with surprise pre-G7 lunch

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.
US President Donald Trump and EU leaders exchanged trade war threats Saturday as they arrived in France for a G7 summit of wealthy democracies overshadowed by trans-Atlantic tensions before it had even begun.

Trump’s trade wars overshadow G7 meeting in Biarritz

US President Donald Trump and EU leaders exchanged trade war threats Saturday as they arrived in France for a G7 summit of wealthy democracies overshadowed by trans-Atlantic tensions before it had even begun.
President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, arriving in Biarritz, France, on Saturday. Erin Schaff-The New York Times

Isolated Donald Trump descends on G7, talking trade war

Japan An isolated President Donald Trump arrived Saturday for the G7 summit in Biarritz bearing threats of tariffs against host France and a decision to deepen his trade war with China, despite fears of x or even global recession.
The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and his wife, Akie, arrive at the airport in Biarritz. Peter de Jong-AP

Protests to greet G7 Summit

The leaders of the G7 club of rich countries meet in southern France on Saturday, with the burning Amazon, diving stock markets and their own stark divisions giving little grounds for optimism.
Richard Grenell

US’s threats to withdraw troops causes stir among German politicians

The U.S. Ambassador, Richard Grenell, on Thursday threatened to withdraw its troops from Germany.
Boris Johnson meets Donald Trump at the UN in New York in 2017

Donald Trump discusses further cooperation with Britain in call with Boris Johnson

U.S. President Donald Trump discussed further cooperation with Britain in a phone call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the White House said on Friday.

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$11 million fraud: Obinwanne Okeke pleads not guilty, remanded in prison

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Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun in Monday inaugurated eight newly renovated primary health care centres in the state.

Osun governor inaugurates eight primary health care centres

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IPOB: Security agents besiege Nnamdi Kanu’s Umuahia home

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has insisted that security agents have been keeping watch at the country home of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, despite consistent denial by the authorities.