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WHO certifies Gabon as polio-free

The World Health Organization has declared Gabon a “polio-free country”, given the lack of new reported or suspected cases in the central African country.

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Court strikes out corruption charge against Justice Agbadu-Fishim

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday struck out the corruption suit filed against Justice James Agbadu-Fishim, a judge of the National Industrial Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

House of Representatives fails to override President Buhari on passage of Peace Corps Bill

The House of Representatives has failed to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the establishment of the Nigerian Peace Corps, as members overwhelmingly opposed the move to bypass the president.

Taiwan foreign minister resigns after Burkina Faso cuts ties

Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu Thursday tendered his resignation after Burkina Faso announced it was breaking diplomatic ties with the island.

US retaliates, expels Venezuela’s envoys

The US has expelled the Chargé d’Affaires of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC and the Deputy Consul-General of the Venezuelan Consulate in Houston.

Russia cracks down on opposition activists after protests

Russian authorities have detained several members of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny's team for organising protests ahead of President Vladimir Putin's fourth inauguration.