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French President Emmanuel Macron reacts as he arrives at the front entrance of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris, as flames engulf its roof on April 15, 2019. – A colossal fire swept through the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, causing a spire to collapse and threatening to destroy the entire masterpiece and its precious artworks. The fire, which began in the early evening, sent flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the Paris sky as stunned Parisians and tourists watched on in sheer horror. (Photo by PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)

Emmanuel Macron vows to build a more beautiful Notre-Dame in five years

With over €700 million pledged by French businessmen and Apple CEO Tim Cook, President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral “even more beautifully” within five years.
An Israeli delegation composed of businessmen and government officials has cancelled its participation in a conference set to take place in Bahrain.

Israel delegation cancels trip to Bahrain on security grounds

An Israeli delegation composed of businessmen and government officials has cancelled its participation in a conference set to take place in Bahrain.
Abdelkader Bensalah

Algeria’s Abdelkader Bensalah named interim president

Algeria's parliament has appointed the speaker of its upper house, Abdelkader Bensalah, to succeed former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as the country's interim leader.
President Buhari arrives Amman Jordan, ahead of The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on 4th April 2019 1

President Buhari in Dubai for investment meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Amman Jordan for Dubai, to begin the second leg of his Middle East visit.
President Buhari arrives Amman Jordan, ahead of The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on 4th April 2019 1

President Buhari leaves for UAE to attend investment meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Amman, on Sunday for Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to participate in the ninth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting, April 8-10, 2019.

New minimum wage: Kaduna civil servants fear inflation

Some civil servants in Kaduna State have hailed the approval of N30,000 minimum wage for workers in the country, but cautioned against raising the costs of goods and services due to the salary increase.
Algeria Protest

Thousands of Algerians protest, demand President Bouteflika’s exit

Thousands of Algerians took part in renewed protests in the capital and other cities on Tuesday, calling on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down and rejecting his offer to not serve a full term after elections in April.
Dawood al-Shiryan's show gave Saudis a rare outlet to air grievances [YouTube]

Saudi Arabia suspends TV show that aired critical views

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have suspended a new television talk show that tackled sensitive issues and aired critical views after just two weeks, according to a report in state-linked media.

IPOB: We are unfazed who becomes Nigeria’s president

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that it won’t be bothered about who becomes the president of Nigeria from May 29, 2019, but its focus is on Biafra restoration.
Billingslea Marshall

US, others oppose EU’s listing of Nigeria, others on dirty money black list

Some members of the Global Financial Action Task Force (FATF) have condemned the European Union’s decision to blacklist Nigeria and 22 other countries in an expanded list of countries released last week.
Armando Guebuza

Former president’s son arrested in graft case

The son of Mozambique's former president Armando Guebuza was arrested on Saturday in a legal crackdown on suspects linked to a $2 billion government debt scandal, local media and judiciary sources said.

Peter Obi: PDP‘ll fix economy

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi, on Monday said the party would address the challenges facing the economy, if elected.

Governor Bagudu: Unity of APC our greatest strength in Kebbi

The Kebbi State governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has said that the All Progressive Congress in Kebbi State has derived its strength from the unity of party with all the notable political figures from the opposition party, PDP joining the party.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

PDP: Confession of sacked TETFUND boss confirms corruption in Buhari-led Presidency

The PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, PPCO, has said the confession by the sacked Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, Dr. Abdullahi Baffa Bichi, that he was fired for refusing to give N200 million, as kick-back, to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has further exposed the corruption in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Presidency.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari: Deceiving Nigerians with ethnicity, religion is ‘bloody nonsense’

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as “bloody nonsense” the penchant of some Nigerians to hide under the canopy of ethnicity and religion to perpetrate injustice and corrupt acts.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari recalls fond memories of late deputy Tunde Idiagbon

President Muhammadu Buhari has remembered his former number two man in government, late Major General Tunde Idiagbon, for his uncommon loyalty and courage.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari: How fellow Muslims opposed me while Christians stood by me

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as “bloody nonsense” the penchant of some Nigerians to hide under the canopy of ethnicity and religion to perpetrate injustice and corrupt acts.
President Buhari inaugurates APC Women and Youth Campaign Team at the State House on 3rd Dec 2019-5

President Buhari’s desire to develop country beyond power acquisition

Mr Ade Omole, Convener, President Muhammadu Buhari Volunteer Group, has said that Buhari’s desire to develop the country was beyond power acquisition.

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Asisat Oshoala thrilled to defy injury, back in action for Barcelona Ladies

Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala is elated to be back on the pitch again after making a substitute appearance for Barcelona Ladies in Sunday’s UEFA Women’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.

Motorists, commuters urge DPR to sanction stations hoarding petrol

Motorists and commuters in Damaturu, have urged the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to sanction petrol stations not selling the product and creating artificial scarcity.
Kelechi Nwakali

Kelechi Nwakali: They warned me not to come to Nigeria

Kelechi Nwakali has revealed he was advised by FC Porto officials not to honor the invitation for Nigeria’s CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Libya in March.
Comic Volodymyr Zelensky has won Ukraine's presidential runoff vote, defeating incumbent President Petro Poroshenko with more than 73 percent of the vote against about 25, according to official preliminary results.

Comedian wins Ukraine’s presidential election

Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president in a TV show won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday. His victory, according to AFP report dealt a “stunning rebuke to the country’s political establishment.”
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Stakeholders laud Governor Obaseki on revamp of basic education

Stakeholders in the education sector have commended Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki-led administration for revamping the state’s basic education sector through the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (Edo-BEST) programme, noting that the initiative has revolutionized the sector.