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Seyi Adeyemi: Nigeria needs spiritual, not religious Christians

Pastor Seyi Adeyemi, Senior Pastor of The Worship Centre (TWC), has lamented the dearth of spiritual Christians in Nigeria.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Recep Erdogan: Jamal Khashoggi’s killing planned

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned by Saudi officials days in advance.
Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning

Minister: President Buhari’s government has taken ten million Nigerians out of poverty

Nigeria's minister of budget and national planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma said the country’s government under president Muhammadu Buhari has moved over ten million Nigerians out of poverty.

Report: Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, Congo by 2050

More than 40 percent of “extremely poor people” in the world will be living in Nigeria and DR Congo by the year 2050, a report by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has revealed.
North Korea displays traditional military hardware not Intercontinental ballistic missiles

No ballistic missiles in North Korea’s anniversary military show

Thousands of North Korean troops paraded through Pyongyang Sunday as the nuclear-armed country celebrated its 70th birthday, followed by artillery and tanks, but it refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with sanctions.

Nigeria overtakes India as world poverty capital

Nigeria has now taken over as the nation with the highest number of extremely poor people, a report by Brookings Institution has shown.

US top envoy Rex Tillerson warns Africa about China’s loans

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that African countries should be careful not to forfeit their sovereignty when they accept loans from China, the continent’s biggest trading partner.

US Secretary of State to focus on security on first African visit

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to Ethiopia at the start of his first diplomatic trip to Africa on Wednesday, seeking to bolster security alliances on a continent increasingly turning to China for aid and trade.

US federal employees to return after lawmakers end government shutdown

US federal workers prepared to return to work Tuesday after Congress ended a three-day government shutdown, with President Donald Trump claiming victory in his standoff with Democrats.

Weakened Donald Trump readies for high-stakes Asia trip

Weakened on the domestic front, President Donald Trump embarks this week on a long and challenging Asian tour set to be dominated by the North Korean nuclear threat after months of verbal escalation between Washington and Pyongyang.

Taliban strikes on Afghan bases a ‘show of strength’ against Donald Trump

A spate of deadly Taliban attacks targeting Afghan forces this week was a show of strength against Donald Trump's new strategy, and signalled a push to strike security bases rather than cities, analysts said.

Nobel Prize sends a nuclear message to Donald Trump

The Nobel committee spurned an opportunity to celebrate the Iran nuclear deal, but still found a way to send a message to US President Donald Trump.

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