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Amina Mohammed: Sahel needs $157 billion annually to meet SDGs

Ms Amina Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, says an estimated $157 billion is needed annually to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Sahel region.

North Korea ‘in talks to free US detainees’ as diplomacy escalates

North Korea is in talks with the US and Sweden to release three jailed Americans, reports said, as diplomatic activities intensified ahead of Pyongyang’s planned summits with Washington and Seoul.

North Korea, US representatives to meet in Finland

Representatives of North Korea, South Korea and the United States are set to meet in Finland for talks on denuclearisation, according to South Korean and Finnish officials.

EU envoy calls on China to release Hong Kong bookseller

The European Union’s ambassador to China on Wednesday joined the Swedish Foreign Ministry in calling on Beijing to release a Hong Kong-based bookseller of Swedish citizenship who was arrested by Chinese authorities at the weekend.

UN chief warns ‘dangerous rhetoric, overconfidence’ increase risk of war in North Korea

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says he is deeply concerned about the risk of military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, “as a result of miscalculation”.

If threatened, US will ‘totally destroy’ North Korea – Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his threats against North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to “totally destroy’’ the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a “rocket man.”

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Police vows to track down killers of DELSU student

The Police in Delta State has vowed to track down killers of the Delta State University (DELSU) student, Elizino Joshualia Ogege who was gruesomely murdered by persons suspected to be ritual killers.

Farouk Lawan demanded $500,000 bribe – Femi Otedola tells court

Businessman, Femi Otedola, on Wednesday, revealed that a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, demanded a $500,000 bribe from him to remove his company, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the list of oil companies allegedly involved in fuel subsidy fraud.

Yahaya Bello promises N100 million reward for information on aide’s killers

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised a N100 million reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of those that killed Malam Yusuf Adabenege, his Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism.

Kogi: Why we shut telecoms facilities

The Kogi state government on Wednesday countered the claims of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) over the shutting down of facilities in the State, saying the action was based on court orders.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s provincial chairmen meeting at the party headquarters in Ankara on March 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - ADEM ALTAN

Recep Erdogan takes aim at George Soros over jailed Turkish philanthropist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused George Soros of aiding a jailed Turkish philanthropist facing hugely controversial charges of seeking the overthrow of the government, describing the Hungary-born American billionaire as a "famous Hungarian Jew".