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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks at the opening ceremony for the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/Pool

Pakistan premier’s defence of the political U-turn sparks mirth

Margaret Thatcher was famously not for turning, but Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has declared U-turns to be a "hallmark of great leadership", in comments provoking criticism from opponents and a slew of jokes from Pakistanis.
Susie Orbach

Girls under record social media pressure for ‘perfect body’

Girls and young women are under more pressure than ever to achieve the perfect body in an oppressive social media-driven world that could never have been imagined by 1970s feminists, psychoanalyst and bestselling author Susie Orbach said.
Britain is committed to free trade with Kenya after it leaves the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday on a visit to Nairobi

Theresa May: Britain committed to free trade with Kenya after Brexit

Britain is committed to free trade with Kenya after it leaves the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday on a visit to Nairobi.
Prime Minister Theresa May

British PM Theresa May arrives Nigeria tomorrow

British Prime Minister Theresa May will arrive Abuja tomorrow as part of a three-nation African tour.
Lynda Chalker

LASU to host former UK foreign minister

The Lagos State University says it will host a Former United Kingdom Foreign Minister, Baroness Lynda Chalker, on August 15.
England Fans

Beers, cheers as England fans go wild over World Cup win

At Flat Iron Square in London, where 650 people crammed in to watch on a giant screen, the party began with beer showers and chants of “Football’s coming home” after the 2-0 win over Sweden in Russia.

From Hollywood ‘god’ to #MeToo pariah: The disgrace of Weinstein

For decades, he was the kingmaker lording it over Hollywood who Meryl Streep famously called “God.” But on Friday, Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, the most famous pariah of the #MeToo cause.

British premier avoids London wipeout in local elections

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party avoided a wipeout in London local elections and eked out gains in Brexit-supporting regions elsewhere, results on Friday showed, denting the opposition Labour Party’s hopes of a big win.

President Emmanuel Macron reform drive is make-or-break for French unions

Facing a wave of reforms by President Emmanuel Macron touching nearly every aspect of daily life, French unions kick off a wave of strikes Tuesday that analysts say will test how much weight they still carry.

Lagos state and the politics of taxation

The government of Lagos state seems to be currently in the eye of the storm over its introduction of a law, a property tax as it were, known as the Land Use Charge Act of 2018, which repeals a similar law of 2001, and consolidates ground rent, tenement rate, and neigbourhood development levy.

Clashes in Equatorial Guinea after government ‘foils’ coup attempt

Clashes were reported in Equatorial Guinea near the border with Cameroon on Wednesday, shortly after the West African state said it had thwarted a coup against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader.

Equatorial Guinea says it thwarted ‘coup’

The West African state of Equatorial Guinea said Wednesday it had thwarted "a coup" against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader, that had allegedly been mounted by foreign mercenaries recruited by his political opponents.

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan rival vows to overturn executive presidency

A dissident Turkish nationalist who founded a new political party and is now viewed as a possible rival to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to scrap her opponent's vision of a super-presidency if elected.

Pakistan’s ousted premier Nawaz Sharif in court on corruption charges

Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif has appeared in court charged with corruption after the Panama Papers leak.

Ghost of Margaret Thatcher haunts Theresa May as she fights ouster plot

A devastating election and a high-profile speech strewn with mishaps have ignited a leadership crisis for British Prime Minister Theresa May at a critical time as Brexit negotiators push for a deal in Brussels.

IPOB: The thin line between terrorists and freedom fighters

The activities of the group are essentially characterized by moving in troops, with cardboards placards in their hands; singing, blowing whistles and flutes in agitation for self independence. They wear berets, t-shirts and carry flags with the Biafran insignia.

Ex-President Jonathan’s PR adviser sanctioned in S/Africa

Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Public Relations adviser, Bell Pottinger, has been blacklisted by Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) in South Africa.

Diana’s death: Week of grief shakes the monarchy

Twenty years ago on August 31, 1997, Britain's Princess Diana died in a high-speed car crash in Paris.

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ActionAid, SWOFON urge women’s involvement in agric policy-making

ActionAid Nigeria and the Small-Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) have called for the involvement of smallholder women farmers in agriculture budgeting and policy-making processes at all levels of government.
Boko Haram

Boko Haram kills army commander, several soldiers in three days

Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in Nigeria’s troubled northeast region.
Junior Lokosa

Gernot Rohr: I won’t experiment with Seychelles match

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has asserted that he does not plan to experiment with his squad for the final game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles even though it is a dead rubber fixture.
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Japan ready to work for Nissan-Renault alliance stability

Japan said on Wednesday it is ready to work for the stability of the Nissan-Renault global alliance.