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In this photograph released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Saudi King Salman, center, receives Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, left, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, right, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia on Sept. 16, 2018. AP

Ethiopia, Eritrea seek to bolster truce at Saudi summit

Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement on Sunday at a summit in Saudi Arabia, bolstering a historic peace accord between the two former Horn of Africa enemies, officials said.

Qatar approves draft law on permanent residency card for foreigners

Qatar has approved a draft law on permanent residency card for non-Qataris, the Qatar News Agency (QNA) said on Thursday.

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Niger government seeks World Bank’s assistance to reactivate 17 irrigation schemes

Niger State Government needs help from the World Bank-sponsored Fadama programme to reactivate 17 irrigation schemes and improve mechanisation to encourage youths and women involvement in agriculture, an official said.
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Atiku Abubakar: Niger-Delta states can take 100 percent of oil revenues

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has said he is willing to let Nigeria’s oil producing states have absolute control of crude oil revenues from their domains, but added he is reluctant to immediately implement such policies at this stage of national development.
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Adams Oshiomhole threatens to sue Bukola Saraki over corruption claims

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has threatened to drag the senate President, Bukola Saraki, to court to prove his allegations of corruption against him.
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Man sentenced to five years in prison for raping nine-year-old cousin

A Jos Upper Area Court III sitting in Kasuwan Nama, on Thursday, sentenced a 62-year-old man, Dickson Gambo, to five years in prison for raping his nine-year-old cousin.
Google continues to scale back its robot ambitions with the news that it’s shutting down Schaft, a little-known Japanese robotics team purchased by Alphabet back in 2013.

Google shuts down bipedal robot team Schaft

Google continues to scale back its robot ambitions with the news that it’s shutting down Schaft, a little-known Japanese robotics team purchased by Alphabet back in 2013.