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EU adds Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, 21 others to dirty-money blacklist

The European Commission added Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Panama and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive disclosed on Wednesday.
Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah

Sheikh Ahmad steps aside from Olympic duties over forgery allegations

Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, one of the most influential figures in international sport on Wednesday officially stepped down from a powerful Olympic body as he fights forgery charges in Switzerland.
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Dominican Republic's Chancellor Miguel Vargas shake hands after signing a bilateral agreement in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic September 21, 2018. REUTERS-Ricardo Rojas

China opens embassy in Dominican Republic, Taiwan loses out

China’s most senior envoy has inaugurated a new embassy in the Dominican Republic after the Caribbean country cut ties with Taiwan in a move that prompted U.S. concern over the Asian island’s dwindling number of allies.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN decries ‘shameful’ reprisals on rights activists in 38 countries

The UN listed 38 “shameful” countries including China and Russia on Wednesday which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights, through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests.

14 countries recall ambassadors from Venezuela in protest of election

More than a dozen countries have recalled their ambassadors from Venezuela for consultations after President Nicolas Maduro won re-election amid accusations of voter manipulation and fraud.

Queen Elizabeth marks 92nd birthday with Commonwealth concert

Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday with traditional gun salutes and a Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie and Shaggy.

Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria finishes in 9th position

Team Nigeria finished in the ninth position in the final medal standing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games which ended on Sunday.

Woman kills her two children with rat posion

A 12-member jury in Guyana has found Awena Rutherford, 25, guilty of killing two of her children through poisoning.

Nigerian selected as finalist in Commonwealth Youth Awards

A young Nigerian, Miss Omowumi Ogunrotimi, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards in recognition of her contribution towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 5, gender equality, in Nigeria.

Iranian president: Trump’s UN comments ‘ignorant, absurd’

Iran's president warned the United States on Thursday that his country will "respond decisively" to any violation of the agreement that reins in Tehran's nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" about Iran unfit for the United Nations.

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President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting at the APC Headquarters in Abuja on 18th Feb 2019-4

Activist: President Buhari remains common man’s best choice

A renowned historian and social political activist, Mr Edward Nikagbatse-Oki, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as the candidate of the masses, urging voters not to be deceived by the campaign gimmicks of some self seeking leaders.
President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting at the APC Headquarters in Abuja on 18th Feb 2019-5

Presidency defends President Buhari’s threat to ballot snatchers

The Nigerian government Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat to ballot papers snatchers should be “seen as a strong message against the long history of savagery associated with elections in the country.”
Atiku Abubakar

Nigeria’s opposition urges military to stay away from election

Nigeria's top opposition candidate urged the military not to be involved in the upcoming presidential election, saying the army "has no role to play in the conduct" of the poll.
MAURIZIO SARRI CHELSEA

Chelsea hold discussions over Maurizio Sarri’s future

Senior figures at Chelsea have held discussions over Maurizio Sarri's future as head coach, according to a report.
Hadiza Bala Usman

APC campaign council tasks CSOs, observers on elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council Directorate of Contact and Mobilisation has charged Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and Election Observers to ensure effective monitoring of the electoral process ahead of the rescheduled elections.