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African countries establish joint intelligence headquarters

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday joined President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, and other African leaders to inaugurate the headquarters of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services (CISSA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a pledge to intensify security cooperation.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari presides over National Security Council meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday presided over the meeting of the National Security Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Closed Nigerian border without any activity

Federal government gives conditions for reopening borders

This is even as the Nigeria Customs Service said the nation’s borders may open before the January 2020 date if an agreement is reached before the date.
There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey.

Key takeaways from President Buhari’s visit to South Africa

There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey.
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after his trip to New York where he participated in the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. 1

Xenophobia: President Buhari jets to South Africa with three governors, seven ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari will today depart Abuja on a three-day state visit to South Africa following an invitation by President Cyril Ramaphosa, to discuss the welfare of Nigerians in that country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Japan after participating in the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in the country.

President Buhari leaves for UN General Assembly in New York today

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja today for New York, United States to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74).

President Buhari to attend ECOWAS summit on counter-terrorism

Given the growing threat of terrorism in the sub-region, President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Saturday to attend the one-day ECOWAS Heads of State and Government Extraordinary Summit on Counter-Terrorism, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Xenophobia: Zimbabwe considers repatriation plan for affected citizens in South Africa – reports

The Zimbabwean government has become the second to announce the voluntary evacuation of some citizens from South Africa after two of their nationals died during xenophobic violence, media reports said on Wednesday.
Tension heightened on Sunday in the Johannesburg Central Business District in South Africa following fresh protests by a group which has been demanding that foreigners leave the country.

Xenophobia: South Africans plan ambush for returning Nigerians

Some Nigerians in South Africa yesterday raised alarm that foreigners will be target of attacks today in different parts of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Xenophobia: President Buhari receives report of special envoy to South Africa

The Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari has received the report of the special envoy he sent to South Africa in the wake of xenophobic attacks on Nigerian living in the country.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari orders evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, to further engage the South African authorities on “appropriate measures” the latter will take to end the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

Federal government delegation condoles with NIA chief over sister’s demise

A federal government delegation was in Katsina State on Saturday to condole with a prominent son of the state, Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar, the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA) following the death of his sister, Hajiya Fatima Aliyu.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari links insecurity to illicit funds

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the intelligence community in Africa to tighten the loop against illicit financial flows, just as he attributed rising security challenges to sponsorship by those who profit from illegal financial activities.
President Buhari arrives Amman Jordan, ahead of The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on 4th April 2019 2

President Buhari leaves for Chad Saturday for CEN-SAD Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Saturday for N’Djamena, capital of Chad Republic, to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD).

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has charged the twenty-three council chairmen and youths in the State to identify members of proscribed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the State.

UEFA Champions League: Rivers governors speaks on ‘order’ to arrest Chelsea fans

Rivers State Government has denied an ‘online emergency broadcast’ credited to the Governor of the State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, alleging that he had ordered arrest of Chelsea fans.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

They should let us breathe

Don’t asphyxiate us, let us breathe. Remove your knees from the neck of Nigeria, and let the country be. What do we owe you, that you make it seem we must never have peace?
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Mikel Arteta: I am the right man for Arsenal

Mikel Arteta insists he is the right man for Arsenal despite their shocking ouster from the Europa League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticised football authorities for Manchester United’s punishing schedule after his side advanced to the Europa League final on Thursday, calling it “physically impossible” for his team.

Manchester United boss blasts tight schedule after reaching Europa League final

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticised football authorities for Manchester United’s punishing schedule after his side advanced to the Europa League final on Thursday, calling it “physically impossible” for his team.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Eight ‘gunmen’ killed, vehicles recovered in Imo

Eight people suspected to be hoodlums operating under the name “unknown gunmen” on Thursday night were gunned down in a gun battle with joint security operatives.

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A protester stokes a fire during a protest against the tax reform of President Ivan Duque's government in Bogota, Colombia, May 1, 2021. REUTERS-Luisa Gonzalez-File Photo

Colombia blames armed groups for protest violence, death toll still unclear

Colombia's defense minister on Monday blamed illegal armed groups for looting and vandalism during five days of street protests but would not confirm how many demonstrators have died.
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Ogun governor: No plan to stop minimum wage

Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun at the weekend allayed the fears of the state civil servants over the rumour making the rounds that the government was planning to stop the minimum wage.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Arsenal boss opens door to Joe Willock’s return

Mikel Arteta is ready to give Joe Willock another opportunity to impress at Arsenal next season.
Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.

George Floyd killer asks for new trial

The white former Minneapolis police officer convicted last month of the murder of the black man George Floyd has requested a new trial.
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) sits in the front row next to Mahamat Idriss Deby, son of the late Chadian president and new interim leader during the state funeral [Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool via Reuters]

France: Chad transitional government must be temporary

France on Monday welcomed the formation of a new transitional government in Chad by the African country's military rulers following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby but said it should only last a limited amount of time.