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AU Summit - President Buhari with Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemarian Desalegn and President of Niger H.E. Mahammoud Issoufou ahead of the Closed session of the 31st AU Summit on 1st July 2018

Nigeria abstains as 49 AU members sign free trade pact

Forty-nine out of the 55 members of the African Union have signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, said AU chairperson Paul Kagame.

Ivory Coast opposition rejects third term for president

An opposition coalition in Ivory Coast has rejected any prospect of a third term for President Alassane Ouattara, lashing it as “anti-constitutional, unacceptable and unattainable.”

Tottenham deny Kenya request for Victor Wanyama

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama will not be part of the Kenya team when they play two international friendlies against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea, as his club feels he needs to rest.

Comoros president eyes controversial second term

Comoros President Azali Assoumani is considering announcing nationwide elections next year if a controversial constitution-altering referendum is passed, one of his advisers said Monday, as opposition parties cried foul.

WHO: Nigeria far from eliminating malaria

Nigeria is yet to be listed among African countries who have made significant progress in eliminating malaria, a statement by the World Health Organisations (WHO) says.

WHO urges more political commitment to reduce malaria burden in Africa

The World Health Organisation has urged global leaders to renew their political commitment and continue investing in malaria prevention and control in order to successfully reduce the burden on the killer disease in Nigeria by 2030.

Comoros president suspends constitutional court

The president of the Comoros has suspended the Constitutional Court, the highest court in the country, in a move immediately denounced by the opposition in the Indian Ocean island nation.

UN highlight challenges faced by Nigerian women, others

A new report launched by the UN Women at the UN Headquarters in New York has uncovered significant inequalities and challenges militating against women’s empowerment in Nigeria and globally.

Former US ambassadors write Donald Trump over ‘shithole’ slur

The ripples generated by President Donald Trump’s alleged disparaging comments continued on Tuesday with 78 former United States Ambassadors who served in Africa writing the president to remind him about the continent’s great exploits and potentials.

Africa risks pneumonic plague, spread through coughing, sneezing, spitting – WHO

Health chiefs are desperately trying to contain a deadly outbreak of airborne plague in Africa that has prompted warnings in nine countries.

Nigeria ranks among world’s least powerful passport as Singapore tops most powerful

Nigeria has one of the least powerful passports in the world, a new ranking showed on Wednesday.

Coca Cola buys Anheuser-Busch InBev’s stake in Coca Cola Beverages Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev has sold its equity stake in Coca Cola Beverages Africa to Coca Cola at a price of $3.15 billion, Equities Focus reports.

World Bank projects $22bn diaspora remittance to Nigeria in 2017

The World Bank has projected that up to $22 billion will flow into Nigeria in 2017 through Diaspora remittances, noting that global remittance flow is set to recover this year after two consecutive years of decline.

King Salman meets Saraki, other world leaders in Jeddah

Senate President Bukola Saraki along with Presidents and heads of parliaments of other nations met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at an annual reception in Jeddah.

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Governor Bindow: I didn’t give ex-VP Atiku Abubakar N70 million to organise rally

Adamawa State governor, Muhammadu Bindow, has described as “malicious and false” a report alleging that he gave N70m to organisers of Saturday’s rally in Yola by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Police dismiss four SARS operatives, charge them to court

The Assistant Inspector General in charge of Zone 2 Command, Adamu Ibrahim, has upheld the recommendation of police disciplinary body that recommended the dismissal of four policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, Lagos State.

Egypt hikes natural gas prices by up to 75%

Egypt raised natural gas prices for households and businesses on Saturday by between 33.3 and 75%, the latest among tough austerity measures aimed at rebuilding the country's economy battered by years of unrest since a 2011 uprising.
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Aurelio de Laurentiis: Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri wanted to “dismantle” Napoli

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wanted to "dismantle" Napoli's team by taking players with him, says the Italian club's president Aurelio de Laurentiis.
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Germany drops economic sanctions against Turkey

Germany has lifted economic sanctions on Turkey and relaxed its travel advice to the country, German officials said, after Ankara ended its two-year state of emergency.