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Morocco recalls Algeria envoy over ‘hashish money’ jibe

Morocco has recalled its ambassador after the Algerian foreign minister accused the kingdom’s banks of “laundering hashish money” in Africa, in the latest diplomatic spat between the North African rivals.

Donald Trump’s speech violated Iran nuclear deal – Javad Zarif

US President Donald Trump's speech outlining an aggressive new strategy against Iran violated Tehran's nuclear agreement with world powers, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

Family freed from Taliban captivity arrive in Canada

Joshua Boyle, his American wife and three children arrived in Toronto Friday after being freed from captivity in Pakistan, the Canadian government announced.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets Pope Francis for talks

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier held his first meeting with Pope Francis on Monday since taking over the largely ceremonial post, with migration and refugees on the agenda.

Facebook scandal puts Austrian chancellor’s election race in tailspin

Revelations about fake Facebook accounts that smeared candidates in Austria’s election race have dealt a severe blow to social democratic Chancellor Christian Kern’s efforts to prevent a shift to the right at the Oct. 15 parliamentary vote.

Italy orders North Korea ambassador home over missiles

Italy has ordered North Korea’s incoming new ambassador to leave the country in a protest over Kim Jong-Un’s missile launches and nuclear tests.

Xi touts Trump ‘friendship’ in talks with Tillerson

Chinese President Xi Jinping told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday that he expected President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to be "wonderful", as ties appear warmer following tensions over how to handle North Korea.

US secretary of state in China for North Korea talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold top-level talks in China on Saturday as the United States looks to an economic squeeze of North Korea it hopes will compel the reclusive country's retreat from nuclear arms and missile programmes.

China orders North Korean firms to leave country

China has ordered North Korean companies in the country to shut down by January as it applies UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test, the commerce ministry said Thursday.

Angela Merkel wins fourth term

Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard right AfD, the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II.

US, Iran meet as Trump threat looms over nuke deal

Washington and Tehran’s top diplomats confronted each other for the first time Wednesday as envoys scrambled to save the Iran nuclear deal from a skeptical Donald Trump.

51 countries line up to sign UN treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

With the North Korean nuclear crisis looming large, 51 countries on Wednesday lined up to sign a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons that has been fiercely opposed by the United States and other nuclear powers.

French FM vows to help resolve Libya crisis

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian held talks in Tripoli on Monday pledging his country's support for efforts to resolve Libya's political and security chaos.

Russia vows harsh response to US missions’ closure

As the 48 hours given to Russia to close its San Francisco consulate and two other missions lapses today, Russia has said that it will respond “harshly” to any U.S. measures designed to hurt it.

Mugabe and wife fly home after South Africa grants immunity

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe flew home from South Africa on Sunday, state media said, ending a week of confusion over her whereabouts after she allegedly assaulted a model.

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UNICEF to improve literacy level of Nigerian children through advocacy

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday said it would help improve literacy level among Nigerian children in rural areas through sensitisation and advocacy.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA restates commitment to rid Kogi of illicit drugs

Mr Alfred Adewumi, the new National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander in Kogi, says the agency will collaborate with sister security agencies and the state government to rid the state of illicit drugs.

NAF offers free medical services to 3, 000 persons in Sokoto

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has began free medical outreach for Mabera Community in Sokoto Metropolis, targeting 3, 000 persons in the two-day exercise.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

Olamide George: Prince Beyioku remains AFN secretary general, backed by constitution

Acting president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Honourable Olamide George has affirmed Prince Adisa Adeniyi Beyioku as the authentic and substantive Secretary General of the federation.