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Vietnam communist party chief Nguyen Phu Trong takes oath as country's president at the National Assembly hall in Hanoi on October 23, 2018. - Vietnam lawmakers on October 23, 2018 elected as president communist party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, the only candidate on the ballot, making him the most powerful man in the country where consensus leadership has traditionally kept strongman rule in check. (Photo by - / Vietnam News Agency / AFP)

Nguyen Phu Trong sworn in as new Vietnam president after 99.8% vote

Vietnam lawmakers on Tuesday elected as president Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, the only candidate on the ballot, making him the most powerful man in the country where consensus leadership has traditionally kept strongman rule in check.
Mohammed Dewji

Police releases 19 people held in connection to Mohamed Dewji abduction

Police have released 19 of 26 people who were being held for grilling in connection to the abduction of Tanzanian tycoon Mohamed Dewji.

North Korea’s Kim Yong-chol holds nuclear talks with Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and high-ranking North Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol met in New York City to set the stage for an historic summit between their leaders on nuclear disarmament.

Xi Jinping poised to extend power as China set to lift term limits

Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader for decades, could stay in office indefinitely after the Communist Party called for the removal of presidential term limits.

Zimbabwe ruling party meets to seal Robert Mugabe’s fall from grace

In an open space that Zimbabwe's ruling party has called Robert Mugabe Square, delegates gathered Friday to seal the fate of a man they had revered for decades but removed from power in dramatic scenes last month.

North Korea holds mass celebrations for latest missile test

North Korea held mass celebrations for its latest successful long-range missile test, Pyongyang’s state media said Saturday, with a propaganda-filled display of fireworks and dancing in public squares.

United States, South Korea flaunt air power as North Korea celebrates

Tensions are expected to rise further in the coming week in the Korean Peninsula as South Korea and the United States launch a massive air force drill mobilising some 230 aircraft including six US F-22 Raptor stealth jet fighters.

Emmerson Mnangagwa ‘has engineered a remarkable comeback ‘

Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected on Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe.

‘Robert Mugabe is so stubborn’ – Zimbabweans

Zimbabweans who gathered at a bar in the capital to celebrate longtime President Robert Mugabe's expected announcement of his resignation say they are frustrated.

Zimbabwe lawmakers ‘definitely’ seek Robert Mugabe’s impeachment

Zimbabwe's parliament will "definitely" put in motion a process to impeach President Robert Mugabe, the main opposition's parliamentary chief whip says, adding that they have been in discussions with the ruling Zanu-PF party to act jointly.

Zimbabwe: A guide to what’s happened so far in Robert Mugabe drama

A lot has happened in the past few days in Zimbabwe, where the world's oldest head of state tries to remain in power even under military house arrest. Thousands of giddy Zimbabweans are in the streets to demand his departure, tired of a collapsing economy that once was one of Africa's strongest

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday began evidence in the N322 million money laundering case involving a Peoples’ Democratic Party’s Chieftain, Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has announced the Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Primary Health Care Agency, Dr Hadiza Abubakar-Balarabe, as his running mate for the 2019 elections.

Nasir el-Rufai: Why I chose a fellow Muslim as running mate

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, on Tuesday cleared the air on the emergence of Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, a fellow Muslim, as his running mate for the 2019 governorship election in the state.

PDP, Accord members join APC in Lagos

No fewer than 1,000 members of Accord Party in Lagos on Tuesday dumped the party to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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U20 WAFU Cup: Flying Eagles open campaign against Benin December 7

The Nigeria U20s next Group B match will be against Niger on December 9, while they square up against rivals Ghana three days later in their final group game.
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.

Iyiola Oyedepo: I won’t hand over to illegal PDP executives in Kwara

A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara, Iyiola Oyedepo, says he will not hand over to the “ illegal’’ executives in the state.