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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, center, and Benny Gantz, right, of the Blue and White party on Sept. 19. ABIR SULTAN-SHUTTERSTOCK

Benjamin Netanyahu’s era in Israel appears coming to an end

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin plans to begin consultations with all parties voted into parliament on Sunday to decide who to choose to try to form a government.
The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a monster.

Robert Mugabe as divisive in death as he was in life

The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a "monster". This suggests that Mugabe will be as divisive a figure in death as he was in life, writes Roger Southall.

John Odigie-Oyegun’s experience helped APC unseat sitting president – Plateau governor

Plateau State governor and Chairman of Northern Governor’s Forum, Simon Lalong, has described the pioneer national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, as a man full of political experience which led the APC to unseat a sitting government during the 2015 general election.

Bishop Kukah: Diversity is Nigeria’s greatest talent despite turbulent times

Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah has said that the greatest talent Nigeria had was her diversity but the challenge it also had was how to manage the diversity, a reason the country was living in turbulent times.

2023: Minister Amaechi right on Igbo presidency – Ohanaeze scribe

Embattled National Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Uche Okwukwu, has said the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, was right in his assertion that the South East does not stand a chance in the 2019 presidential election.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 19, 2019 A recent but undated handout picture released by Lyra McKee’s family via the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on April 19, 2019 shows journalist and author Lyra McKee posing for a photograph. – The killing of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry on April 18, 2019 marked the latest upsurge of violence in Northern Ireland — where fears grow that a fragile and hard-won peace is increasingly at risk. (Photo by HO / POLICE SERVICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND (PSNI) / AFP) /

Funeral for young journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland

A journalist killed by a dissident republican paramilitary in Northern Ireland is to be laid to rest on Wednesday at a ceremony celebrating her life to be attended by British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Senator Akpabio: I have no regret joining APC

Former Senate Minority leader, Godswill Obot Akpabio, has denied allegations that he called the All Progressives Congress (APC) evil and was considering returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photos by CHANDAN KHANNA and Karel Prinsloo - AFP)

Narendra Modi: India undermined Pakistan nuclear threat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that India had called Pakistan’s nuclear bluff in recent cross-border air strikes that almost triggered a new war between the nuclear-armed rivals.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

British premier Theresa May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlock

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces deadlock on Thursday over a new Brexit plan, after narrowly surviving a no-confidence vote sparked by the crushing defeat of her EU withdrawal deal.
People lay flowers at the grave of Communist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg at the Monument for the Socialists at Berlin’s Friedrichsfelde Central Cemetery on January 13, 2019, to mark the hundredth anniversary of her death. Thousands from across the world gathered in Berlin to mark the 100th anniversary of the murder of revolutionaries Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht. John MACDOUGALL / AFP

Gloomy German left remembers murdered Rosa Luxemburg

Deep in a period of historic weakness, Germany’s sharply divided left-wing parties commemorate Sunday the larger-than-life revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg on the 100th anniversary of her murder.
Pope Francis on Sunday urged EU leaders to show “concrete solidarity” with 49 migrants stranded on NGO ships off the coast of Malta who have been refused permission to land.

Pope Francis warns of resurgent nationalism, urges help for migrants

Pope Francis warned on Monday against a resurgence of nationalist and populist movements, and criticised countries that try to solve the migration crisis with unilateral or isolationist actions.

Rotimi Akeredolu extols Fredrick Fasehun’s virtues

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has described the death of the founder of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr. Fedrick Fasehun, as ‘a painful loss’ to the state and the country.

Bola Tinubu: Frederick Fasehun left behind fine legacies

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Saturday, described the late Dr Fredrick Fasehun as a renowned pro-democracy and good governance activist who left behind fine legacies.

Frederick Fasehun: Whole world is disappointed in Nigeria

The grand leader of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), a Yoruba nationalist organisation, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has decried the current state of the country, saying the whole world is disappointed in Nigeria.
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Pharrell Williams bans Trump from playing his song at campaign rallies

Pharrell Williams, a record producer and singer, has threatened to sue US President Donald Trump for playing his hit song, ‘Happy’, during his campaign rally.

Simon Lalong: Tony Anenih was a true nationalist

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has said that the death of a former Minister of Works, Tony Anenih, has robbed Nigeria of a nationalist and consummate political strategist.
Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon, acknowledges the applause from delegates after delivering her keynote speech on the final day of the SNP annual conference in Glasgow on October 9, 2018. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP)

Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon vows to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Scotland's pro-independence leader vowed on Monday to vote against any Brexit agreement that fails to preserve much closer EU-UK ties than currently under discussion.
Bosnia's general elections on Sunday is the 8th election since the Dayton Peace Agreement that ended the war [Mustafa Öztürk-Anadolu Agency]

Bosnians vote in elections amid increasing ethnic tensions

Polls have opened in Bosnia for a general election that could install a pro-Russian nationalist to a top post and cement ethnic divisions drawn in a brutal war more than 20 years ago.

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NAF chief tasks personnel on civil-military relations

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Saturday implored Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel to maintain good civil-military relations in order not to put the Force in disrepute.

PDP denies reported romance between Bayelsa governor, petroleum minister

The Peoples Democratic Party Youth Network has called on Bayelsans to ignore a wild rumour being peddled by unscrupulous characters about a purported meeting between Governor Seriake Dickson and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.

General Abdulsalami: We cannot bequeath chaos, disunity to future generation

A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on Nigerians to raise the bar of peace in all their endeavors.
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Floods submerge 150 communities in Kogi

Kogi Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Sanusi Yahaya, announced that over 150 communities have been submerged following floods in nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the State.

Man dies while jogging at Cross River university

Tragedy struck the Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, community, Calabar, as a popular shop operator, Goody, died while jogging at the wee hours of Saturday.