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Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency: We won’t respond to allegations until PDP provides evidence

The Presidency on Wednesday said it will not respond to request made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that President Muhammadu Buhari should speak up personally on allegations that members of his family acquired majority shares in telecom giants, Etisalat (now 9mobile) and Money Deposit Bank, Keystone Bank PLC, until the opposition party provides evidence to back its claims.

Federal allocation drops 28.3% in August – NBS

National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, yesterday, reported that the Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC, shared N467.85 billion among the three tiers of government in August 2017.

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Félix Tshisekedi

Felix Tshisekedi struggles with security issues in DR Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo’s president Felix Tshisekedi is struggling to fulfil the pledge he made to crack down on rebel and militia groups in the troubled North Kivu province.

Egypt hosts African leaders discussing Sudan protests, Libya crisis

African leaders are meeting in Egypt on Tuesday where they will address developments in Sudan and Libya, in the first emergency summits since the two nations were rocked by popular protests and an invasion on the capital respectively.
Three of the vessels and the destroyer USS Farragut are supporting an accompanying mission in the Strait of Hormuz

US sanctions: Iran to block US ships from important waterway

The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, issued a statement on Monday that warned of “adverse consequences” if the U.S. ended their sanctions waiver on the Persian Gulf nation’s oil imports.

Man remanded in prison over N2.8 million dud cheque

The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Saviour Inyang before Justice Okon A. Okon of the State High Court, sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on a one count charge bordering on issuance of dud cheque.
Dissident republican group the New IRA admitted on Tuesday responsibility for killing Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee during rioting in the city of Londonderry last week, in a statement to The Irish News.

New IRA admits to the killing of journalist in Northern Ireland

Dissident republican group the New IRA admitted on Tuesday responsibility for killing Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee during rioting in the city of Londonderry last week, in a statement to The Irish News.