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Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel meet amid WWI centenary debate on European army

The leaders of France and Germany met in Berlin on Sunday to jointly remember the victims of European wars, presenting also a united front in countering global turmoil stoked by the mercurial US President Donald Trump.

Expert: FGM perpetrators still operating freely in Nigeria

A medical practitioner, Dr. Sunday Adepoju, has berated the perpetrators of Female Genital Mutilation, describing the practice as evil and unscientific.
Voters lined up before dawn in Owasso, Oklahoma

Migrants unwittingly take centre stage in US vote

The Central American migrants trekking toward the United States in a caravan have unwittingly become key players in Tuesday’s US midterms, though many are not even aware the elections are happening.
Donald Trump speaks during an Ohio Republican Party State Dinner in Columbus, Ohio. MADDIE MCGARVEY-BLOOMBERG

US midterms: Key factors of the 2018 elections

Immigration, health care, jobs. The extraordinary US midterm election has been a tug of war over key issues, but none has had a more dramatic impact on voters than Donald Trump, the man who isn’t even on the ballot.

Experts: Africa needs to beef up cyber security urgently

Africa is being increasingly targeted by hackers and must invest in cyber security, industry leaders said at the third Africa Cyber Security Conference closing on Friday in Ivory Coast.
An aerial view taken on October 15, 2018 shows flooded city of Trèbes, near Carcassone, southern France. - Thirteen people have died after severe storms caused flash flooding across wide stretches of southwest France overnight, sweeping away vehicles and swamping homes, the interior ministry's rescue service said. (Photo by SYLVAIN THOMAS / AFP)

Death toll in French flooding hits 14

At least 14 people died and one remained missing after the storms and floods that battered southwest French earlier this week, local authorities said Wednesday, updating the toll.
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State APC urges NWC to revoke automatic tickets in Ondo

The All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership has been urged to revoke the automatic ticket granted Senators Ajayi Borrofice (North), Yele Omogunwa (South) and Tayo Alasoadura (Central) in Ondo State.
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2019: APC postpones Oyo senatorial primaries

The Oyo State chapter of the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) Senatorial primaries for the three districts in the state on Tuesday suffered a setback due to logistics problems that affected the conduct of the elections in the designated centres across the state.

Chibuike Amaechi tasks Shippers’ Councils on issues affecting trade facilitation

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday, urged African Shippers’ Councils to focus on the implementation of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFC), and issues relating to trade.
4 President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the Leaders of the delegation, His Majesty Eze Dr. Isaac Ikonne, Enyi 1 of Aba and his delegation in an audience at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. SEPT 14 2018

Flood: President Buhari approves N3 billion to respond, mitigate disaster

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received N3 billion to respond to the looming flood disasters following a red alert issued on Sept. 7 by the National Hydological Services Agency (NHISA).
L-R; Chairman, Caretaker Committee, APC Kwara State, Mr. Bashir Bolarinwa; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Former Deputy Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Mr. Dele Shittu and the former Chairman of PDP Kwara State, Mr. Iyiola Oyedepo, at the stakeholders’ meeting of the Congress of Kwara Progressives in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Thursday.

Lai Mohammed: Kwarans will no longer be pan handlers

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called for unity, sacrifice and commitment from all stakeholders in order to put Kwara state on the path of good governance and also win the state for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections.
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2019: Senator Ali Ndume backs power shift in Borno

Former Senate Leader and senator representing Borno South in the Senate, Ali Ndume, has thrown his weight behind the agitation for power shift in Borno by his constituency ahead of 2019, saying it was a rational move.

Osun guber: Three APC aspirants pledge loyalty to candidate, party

Three governorship aspirants that participated in the direct method of primary election adopted by APC have pledged their loyalty to the winner of the primary election, Gboyega Oyetola.

Ekiti 2018: Ex-Minister Fayemi’s names campaign officials

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the July 14, 2018 poll in Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has released the names of officials of his Campaign Council charged with the responsibility of driving his campaign.

CSNAC asks EFCC to probe House of Reps Deputy Speaker Lasun Yusuf over ‘N1.1...

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption, which is a coalition of over 150 anti-corruption organizations, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to launch a thorough investigation into the N1.1 billion contract scandal allegedly involving the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuf.

Replicate seamless political transition in Lagos, nationwide – Senator Ekwunife tells APC

Chairman of Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) Election Organizing Committee, Senator Uche Ekwunife, on Saturday linked the massive infrastructural renewal across the State to political stability being enjoyed in the State, saying it was time for such to be replicated nationwide to facilitate growth and development.

TCN commissions 60MVAR capacitor bank to improve electricity voltage in FCT

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has commissioned a 60MVAR Capacitor Bank at the Apo 132/33Kv substation to improve quality and voltage of electricity supply to consumers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos senators endorse Governor Ambode for second term

The three senators representing Lagos East, West and Central Senatorial Districts on Sunday passed a vote of confidence and endorsed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term in office, saying that the giant strides of his administration were being felt across the State.

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Police vows to track down killers of DELSU student

The Police in Delta State has vowed to track down killers of the Delta State University (DELSU) student, Elizino Joshualia Ogege who was gruesomely murdered by persons suspected to be ritual killers.

Farouk Lawan demanded $500,000 bribe – Femi Otedola tells court

Businessman, Femi Otedola, on Wednesday, revealed that a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, demanded a $500,000 bribe from him to remove his company, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the list of oil companies allegedly involved in fuel subsidy fraud.

Yahaya Bello promises N100 million reward for information on aide’s killers

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised a N100 million reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of those that killed Malam Yusuf Adabenege, his Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism.

Kogi: Why we shut telecoms facilities

The Kogi state government on Wednesday countered the claims of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) over the shutting down of facilities in the State, saying the action was based on court orders.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s provincial chairmen meeting at the party headquarters in Ankara on March 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - ADEM ALTAN

Recep Erdogan takes aim at George Soros over jailed Turkish philanthropist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused George Soros of aiding a jailed Turkish philanthropist facing hugely controversial charges of seeking the overthrow of the government, describing the Hungary-born American billionaire as a "famous Hungarian Jew".