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Jason deCaires Taylor's Coralarium in Sirru Fen Fushi, Maldives before the sculptures were destroyed © The artist-courtesy of Accor Hotels

Maldives destroys British statues deemed offensive to Islam

Police armed with pickaxes and power tools have destroyed a modern artwork by a celebrated British sculptor in the Maldives, after the outgoing president in the tourist haven declared the installation offensive to Islam.

All hail Xi, China’s ‘Chairman of Everything’

Mao was the "Great Helmsman", Deng the "Paramount Leader" -- now meet Xi Jinping, whose growing personality cult has some calling him China's "Chairman of Everything".

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were among the 6,800 All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) who converged in Eagle Square, Abuja on Saturday

Yemi Osinbajo: I’m not Muhammadu Buhari’s spare tyre

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he is not a spare tyre to the president, emphasising that his roles as the number two citizen are spelt out in the constitution.
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Dave Umahi sacks Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation board chairman

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has sacked the Board Chairman of the Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation, Mrs Patience Ogodo.

FIRS shuts NDPHC HQ over N9.8 billion tax debt

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), yesterday, sealed of the headquarters of the Niger Delta Power Holding (NDPHC) over tax liabilities totaling N9, 831,368, 259.90.

Olusegun Mimiko: I will work beyond imagination

The immediate past governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, who is also the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, senatorial candidate for Ondo Central Senatorial district for the 2019 polls has reaffirmed his commitment to quality and adequate representation of the district if elected.
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UN: More than 52 000 displaced by ‘horrific violence’ in Niger

More than 52 000 people have been displaced by violence since January in western Niger, an unstable area hit by jihadist incursions near the poor west African country's border with Mali, the UN refugee agency said.