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164 UN member-states unanimously adopt Global Migration Compact

A total of 164 UN member-countries attending the two-day Intergovernmental Conference on Migration on Monday in Marrakech, Morocco, unanimously adopted the Global Compact for Migration (GCM).
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, June 12, 2017. (Sean Gallup-Getty Images)

End of an era: Angela Merkel passes torch to new party leader

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party Friday after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival.
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Kano university to establish faculty of medicine, three others

The Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, is to establish three new faculties as part of efforts to serve the educational needs of society, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Shehu Alhaji Musa, has said.

FUTA unveils plans to focus on PG programme

The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Prof Joseph Fuwape, has unfolded plans of the university to focus more on the training and production of postgraduate students.
Xi Jinping and Donald Trump at their dinner in Buenos Aires. Kevin Lamarque-Reuters

US, China agree to trade war ceasefire, more talks

US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed Saturday to suspend any new tariffs in the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies, even if huge existing duties will remain in place.
President Buhari delivers his address at the Opening Ceremony of Paris Peace Forum at the Grande Halle de la Villette Paris on 11th Nov 2018

Muhammadu Buhari: Universities have role in reducing insecurity, corruption, ethnic tensions

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said the country’s universities have a role to play in reducing insecurity, corruption and ethnic tensions.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, June 12, 2017. (Sean Gallup-Getty Images)

Angela Merkel to arrive late for G20 summit after plane malfunctions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to arrive in Buenos Aires on Friday evening, far later than planned but still in time to attend a G20 dinner after “serious” technical problems forced her plane to make an emergency landing.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

Angela Merkel defends UN migration pact as policies scrutinised in debate

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, spoke in defence of the UN migration pact as she said the policies were scrutiny in the Bundestag during a debate on the 2019 draft budget.
Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel hug after unveiling a plaque as part of the Armistice commemorations. AFP

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.
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Warren East: Theresa May’s Brexit deal better than no deal

Politicians must get behind a “practical plan” for Brexit, the boss of engineering giant Rolls-Royce has said.
President Buhari receives in audience Mr Barry Rassin Gates, President, Rotary International and receives Polio Champion Awards in State House on 15th Nov 2018-4

Rotary confers polio champion award on Muhammadu Buhari

Rotary International president, Barry Rassin, who is on an official visit to Nigeria, presented the award to President Buhari on Thursday at State House, Abuja.
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote to link Kano varsity to national grid

The richest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is to link the Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wudil to national grid as part of effort to enhance power supply in the institution.

Canada’s Justin Trudeau faces dilemma as election approaches

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is faced with a dilemma as an election approaches on how to credibly clamp down on Riyadh.
5 President Buhari receives in Official Visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel in State House on 31st Aug 2018

Angela Merkel pledges €1 billion fund for investments in Africa

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday pledged a billion euros to incite businesses to invest in Africa, as she urged the private sector to take a closer look at the continent’s “huge” economic opportunities.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

Angela Merkel says she won’t run for re-election for CDU party

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told her CDU party that she will not run for re-election as its chairwoman in December, sources say.
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Turkish prosecutors question more Saudi consulate employees over slain Jamal Khashoggi

Turkish prosecutors are questioning more employees of Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul as part of the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, local media reported on Monday.
Peter Jasper Akinola

Peter Akinola: Corruption waxing stronger in Nigeria

Former Primate, Anglican Church of Nigeria and the Chancellor, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, The Most Reverend Peter Jasper Akinola, has lamented that despite the war against corruption being championed by the Federal Government, the monster has continued to wax stronger in Nigeria, leaving the country and its citizens to wallop in the murky waters of underdevelopment in the 21st century.
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EU leaders ready sanctions amid fears of election hacking

European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to impose sanctions to stiffen their response to cyber attacks and to rush through new curbs on online campaigning by political parties to protect next year’s European polls from interference.

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Strike: Presidency, lawmakers insist Muhammadu Buhari will present 2019 budget on Wednesday

The Presidency and federal lawmakers have insisted that the presentation of the 2019 budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari as scheduled will still hold on Wednesday despite the ongoing strike of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria.
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Oby Ezekwesili: Good governance possible in Nigeria

Prof. Obiageli Ezekwesili, the Presidential Candidate on the platform of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), on Tuesday said that good governance was possible in Nigeria if youths would be the agents of change.