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Turkey’s Erdogan compares coup defeat to mediaeval battle

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday compared the defeat of last year's attempted coup against his rule to key events in the country's history, including a 1071 triumph by Turkic tribes over the Byzantines in Anatolia.

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Egypt raises military pensions amid austerity measures

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has raised pensions for military personnel and salaries for civil servants by 15% amid a wave of price hikes linked to austerity measures.
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EU leaders tackle political flare-up over migrants

EU leaders headed to Brussels for emergency talks Sunday over migration as Italy's new populist cabinet turned away another rescue ship, vowing no longer to shoulder Europe's migrant burden.

Enugu government sets up judicial panel of inquiry over monarch’s death

The Enugu State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to find out what led to the death of the Traditional Ruler, Igwe Stephen Nwatu.

Security: Police deploy AIG to Lagos airport

In an effort to boost security, the federal government has deployed an Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Danjuma Muhammad, to take charge of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Police Command.
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NGO laments reckless felling of trees

Worried by the threats of deforestation in the country, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Bauchi State, Natural Resources Conservation Foundation, has lamented the reckless felling of trees in the society, which it said, creates artificial desertification and other disasters such as the recent windstorm that rocked the state.