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John Bolton: Russia’s decision to deploy S-300 in Syria ‘a major mistake’

The United States says the Russia decision to supply Syria with an advanced air defence missile system is a "major mistake".

Sergey Lavrov: US is trying to divide Syria

Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, has accused the US of trying to divide Syria while ignoring international law by launching missiles into the country.

Alexei Navalny launches bid to challenge Vladimir Putin

Supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny have gathered in about 20 cities across Russia to formally get his name on the ballot for next year's presidential elections.

Turkish President Recep Erdogan calls on Russia, US to pull troops out of Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested Russia and the US should pull their troops out of war-torn Syria after their leaders - Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump - said there was "no military solution" to the country's long-running conflict.

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Social Democratic Party (SDP)

37 SDP chairmen reject Jerry Gana, fault ruling

The 37 state party chairmen of the Social Democratic Party, including that of the Federal Capital Territory have rejected the Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf-led court order which declared Prof. Jerry Gana as the presidential candidate of the party.
Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow

Muhammadu Bindow cautions against abusive words

Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa has warned youths in the country to shun the use of abusive words on elders and leaders in the society.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: I can’t wait for presidential debate

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says he cannot wait for the 2019 presidential debate.

Fuel tanker lost control in Ogun

The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in Sango-Ota, Ogun, said danger was averted on Saturday when a tanker laden with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit lost control at Ilo-Awera, Toll-Gate.
Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo is currently Special Adviser to The President on Niger Delta:Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP)

PAP: Charles Dokubo calls for sustainable peace in Niger Delta

The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Prof. Charles Dokubo, has called on stakeholders to seek lasting peace in the Niger Delta region.