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Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel visits with residents after arriving in Caimanera, Cuba, Nov. 14, 2019.

Cuba grants unprecedented access to presidential tour

President Miguel Diaz-Canel began the day in a small town overlooking the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay. He decried the U.S. trade embargo, then inspected a series of state-run enterprises alongside members of his Cabinet.
Israel's prime minister says the military will continue to strike its enemies, including through covert missions, after a weekend flareup of violence in the Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu spoke his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, a day after Israel struck a series sites linked to Gaza's Hamas rulers in response to a late-night barrage of rocket fire. Although no one claimed responsibility for the rockets, Israel holds Hamas responsible for all attacks coming out of the territory.

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu promises covert actions against enemies

Israel's prime minister says the military will continue to strike its enemies, including through covert missions, after a weekend flareup of violence in the Gaza Strip.
Anti-government protesters in Iraq's capital have shut down key roads.

Anti-government protests continue in Iraq

Schools and government offices are also closed in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities Sunday, the start of the work week in the Muslim-majority country, as the demonstrators take to the streets to demand change in the country's political system.
As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump's main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic.

Report: Donald Trump allies pressed Ukraine over gas firm

As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump's main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic.
Thomas Cook

178-year-old British travel firm Thomas Cook faces collapse

Thomas Cook’s 178-year existence was hanging by a thread on Sunday after the iconic British travel firm struggled to find further private investment and is now relying on an unlikely government bailout.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (L) and Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok shake hands before meeting in the capital city of Juba, South Sudan, Sept. 12, 2019.

Sudan, South Sudan leaders agree to reopen borders

The agreement between new Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, reached late Thursday, is significant because several border areas remain closed, including Heglig in South Sudan’s former Unity State, Kafiakinji in Raja in South Sudan, and El-Khurasana in Sudan’s Western Kordofan state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor reshuffles cabinet, appoints new commissioner

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Thursday, effected minor cabinet reshuffle while appointing a new commissioner.

Xenophobia: Zimbabwe considers repatriation plan for affected citizens in South Africa – reports

The Zimbabwean government has become the second to announce the voluntary evacuation of some citizens from South Africa after two of their nationals died during xenophobic violence, media reports said on Wednesday.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

Presidency: President Buhari didn’t prescribe new roles for Abba Kyari, SGF

The Presidency has finally reacted to the criticisms trailing President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to ministers to fix meeting appointments or send enquiries to him through his Chief of Staff, Mr Abba Kyari.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

President Buhari asks ministers chart new course for Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday challenged Ministers-designate to reflect and assess the country’s position in 2015 and now so as to chart a course for the country for the foreseeable future.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari approves induction retreat for ministers-designate

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an Induction Retreat for the 43 ministers-designate recently confirmed by the Senate.
Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga

Zimbabwe vice president flown to China for medical

Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has been flown to China for medical treatment, a presidential spokesman said on Monday.

President Buhari and appointment of ministers

Nigerians will recall that the 2019 presidential election was held on February 23, 2019 after the Independent National Electoral Commission postponed it within a few hours to its opening on February 16, 2019. The incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, was declared the winner within a couple of days after the election.
US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta

US Labor Secretary resigns amid Jeffrey Epstein plea deal scrutiny

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is stepping down following criticism of his handling of a 2008 plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
President Buhari receives the Report of Presidential Implementation Committee on the Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary in State House on 25th June 2019 5

President Buhari to issue executive order on state legislature, judiciary autonomy

The Presidential Committee on the Implementation of autonomy of State legislature and State judiciary on Tuesday submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
Bello Matawalle | Bello Matawallen-Maradun

Governor Matawalle appoints former finance minister as adviser

Bashir Yuguda, the former Minister of Finance under President Goodluck Jonathan administration has been appointed Honorary Special Adviser to the new governor of Zamfara, Alhaji Bello Matawalle.
Imo Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the state governor-elect, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, to carry the youth along when he is sworn-in.

Emeka Ihedioha: I’m inheriting a state with institutional decay

The Imo State governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, on Monday said he was inheriting a state with institutional decay.
The rubbles of the building ,housing Anadolu Agency destroyed by Israeli air strike on Sunday

Israel, Gaza militants in tit-for-tat

Gaza militants fired new barrages of rockets at Israel on Sunday in a deadly escalation that has seen Israel respond with waves of strikes as a fragile truce again faltered, sparking fears of further violence.

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Gynaecologist: Sex position, duration don’t determine child’s gender

Dr Olatoye Ogundipe, a gynaecologist, on Wednesday, says the gender of a child is not determined by the sex position or duration contrary to beliefs by some people.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC national leadership fix NEC meeting Friday

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and his National Working Committee (NWC) have finally bowed to pressure by fixing the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting for Friday, November 22.

Police recruitment: Court to deliver judgment in PSC suit on December 4

The Federal High Court Abuja will on December 4, deliver judgment in the suit filed by the Police Service Commission against the Nigeria Police Force over the recruitment of 10,000 constables.
Jose Mourinho has been appointed the new Tottenham manager. REUTERS

José Mourinho was not Tottenham’s first choice to replace Mauricio Pochettino

That’s according to a story in the Daily Mail on Wednesday which claims that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy actually wanted Brendan Rodgers to work his magic in north London.

Border closure: Inflation will be moderate in three months – central bank chief

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has said that the rise in inflation is temporary and will go down aggressively in another three to four months.