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Nelaon Mandela's widow, Graça Machel, center left, greeting Barack Obama on Tuesday - EFE

Barack Obama rebukes Donald Trump in address marking Nelson Mandela’s 100th posthumous birthday

Obama’s speech to a cheering crowd of thousands in South Africa countered many of Trump’s policies, rallying people around the world to keep alive the ideas that Mandela worked for including democracy, diversity and tolerance.
3 President Buhari in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mr Mark Rutte in The Hague on 16th July 2018

President Buhari welcomes Netherlands support for restoration of Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday welcomed the interest of the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, to support the restoration of the Lake Chad to its old glory.

Global warming: Nigeria among countries at risk as temperatures soar

Nigeria has been listed among countries most at risk as global warming brings more high temperatures, necessitating the need to keep people cool and preserve food and medicine.

Flooding: Environmentalist seeks stronger legislation against waste disposal

An environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has called for legislation against blocking of drains and canals, saying it is the immediate cause of flooding.
President Donald Trump speaking aboard Air Force One Friday as he travels from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, to Bedminster, N.J. SAUL LOEB|AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE|GETTY IMAGES

Donald Trump meeting Queen rankles with many Britons

Queen Elizabeth II welcomes US President Donald Trump to Windsor Castle on Friday for a meeting which many Britons find the toughest part of his trip to swallow.
Herbert Wigwe

Access Bank, UBA, AFD to invest €74 million in renewable energy

Two banks, Access Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA) have partnered with foreign development agency of France, Agence Francais de Development (AFD), to invest €74 million in renewable energy, just as the French Secretary of State to the Minister of Economy and Finance, Mrs Delphine Geny-Stephann, has pledged skill transfer from their companies .
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WASCAL appoints NiMet chief into advisory board

West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) has appointed Professor Sani Mashi, the Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), into her International Advisory Board (IAB) for a period of five years from June 2018.

Killings: Presidency warns against fake news, inflammatory statements

The Federal Government has appealed to all its citizens as well as members of the international community to refrain from spreading false stories and inflammatory statements concerning the recent herder-farmer clashes.
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Ecologist urges federal government to regulate industrial pollution

An ecologist, Mr Habib Omotosho, has urged the Federal Government to regulate industrial pollution to combat climate change.

Group: Over 2,800 active erosion sites in South-east Nigeria

World Igbo Environmental Foundation (WIEF) says there are over 2,800 active erosion sites in the South-East of Nigeria.

President Buhari to address AU on anti-graft

President Muhammadu Buhari is to make a presentation on “Winning the Fight against Corruption, A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation” at the African Union (AU) session holding in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

AU summit: President Buhari departs Abuja for Mauritania Saturday

President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Saturday, leave for Nouakchott, Mauritania, to attend the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government from June 30 to July 2, 2018.

Shell to provide additional 624MW to national grid

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) on Tuesday announced its readiness to deliver additional 624MW to the national grid to boost electricity supply nationwide.
Chinese President Xi Jinping | Xinhua

President Xi Jinping wants China to lead way in global governance reform

China has sought a greater say in global organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and United Nations, in line with its growing economic and diplomatic clout.

Report: India faces ‘worst ever’ water crisis

About 600 million Indians are facing high to extreme stress over water, says the Composite Water Resources Management report by the government's policy think tank Niti Aayog this week.

Climate change: Governor Ambode calls for collaboration

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday called for collaboration to reverse the negative effects of climate change to preserve humanity and save future generations from jeopardy.

AfDB: 100,000 marine animals killed by plastic pollution every year

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says there is the need to take action against plastic pollution in Africa.

AfDB wants action against plastic pollution

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for a collective action against plastic pollution in Africa.

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The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday reserved judgement in a suit seeking to clarify the powers of the National Assembly to alter the sequence of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria.

Cameroon military, separatists blamed for ‘grave abuses’

Violent tensions between Cameroon's government and Anglophone separatists have forced more than 180 000 people from their homes since December, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday in a new report that blames both sides for "grave abuses" against civilians.

Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea need ‘best player’ Eden Hazard to stay

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Emmanuel Macron fires security aide who stamped on protester

France's President Emmanuel Macron is to fire a security adviser who hit and stamped on a May Day protester, the Elysee Palace has said.
Brazil's forward Neymar warms up before the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 22, 2018. AFP PHOTO | CHRISTOPHE SIMON

Neymar: I am staying at Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar has told ESPN Brasil he will stay at Paris Saint-Germain amid continuing speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid.