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Shiite leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has alleged that the condition at the Medanta Hospital in India, where he was taken on Tuesday is worse than that of Nigeria and the prison.

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky: My Indian hospital condition worse than prison

Shiite leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has alleged that the condition at the Medanta Hospital in India, where he was taken on Tuesday is worse than that of Nigeria and the prison.

US Navy band thrills Nigerians with Fela’s ‘Water no get enemy’

A brass band of the United States (US) Naval Forces, Europe, “Topside,” captivated guests at Freedom Park, Lagos when they performed a special rendition of the late Afro-beat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s classic “Water No Get Enemy” to the delight of music lovers, who sang and danced along with the band.
PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi before the opening statements of the Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa during the opening of the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Peter Obi: I was not denied visa

Irked with the report making rounds that he was denied visa by the American Embassy, the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Peter Obi, Saturday quashed the report, noting that nobody denied him visa.

US seeks Gani Adams’ view on Nigeria’s insecurity

The United States of America has sought the views of the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, on the security situation in the country.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces a failed coup as he addresses the public on television, June 23, 2019. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country’s military, he said.

Ethiopia’s chief of staff, 3 others killed in Amhara coup attempt

Ethiopia’s chief of staff and at least three other senior officials were killed during a coup attempt by an army general in the northern state of Amhara, state television said Sunday.
Pro-democracy protesters closed a street in Khartoum, Sudan, on Monday as security forces tried to disperse a sit-in outside the country’s military headquarters. Ashraf Shazly-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Death toll in Sudan protests rises to 13 as sit-in dispersed

Sudan's military rulers forcibly broke up a weeks-long sit-in outside Khartoum's army headquarters on Monday leaving at least 13 dead, a doctors' committee said as gunfire echoed from the site.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 16, 2019 White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner arrives to hear the US president speak on immigration proposals in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC. – US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and assistant Jared Kushner has departed on a trip to Morocco, Jordan and Israel, the White House said on May 28, 2019, signalling a fresh round of talks on a proposed US Mideast peace plan. Kushner is accompanied by Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s special representative to international negotiations, and Brian Hook, the special US representative for Iran, the White House said. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

White House’s Jared Kushner in Jerusalem for Israeli talks

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and aide Jared Kushner was in Jerusalem on Thursday as part of a Middle East trip focused on the White House’s expected plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford - The Washington Post - Getty Images

Donald Trump: I’ll not let Iran have nuclear weapons

Hours after threatening the “official end” of Iran if it starts a war with the United States, Donald Trump, kept up his uncompromising rhetoric, vowing not to let Iran develop nuclear weapons.

US partners with McDonald’s to offer consular services to citizens in Austria

Lost and hungry for help? American citizens who find themselves in distress in Austria can now seek support at an unusual address — McDonald’s.
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US suspends dropbox process for visa renewals in Nigeria

The United States Mission to Nigeria yesterday suspended indefinitely interview waivers for renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process, saying visa applications will no longer be accepted by DHL in Nigeria.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the new head of the Sudanese interim military council, met with gulf envoys on Tuesday (AFP)

Sudan army rulers, protesters agree on 3-year transition period

Sudanese army rulers and protest leaders Wednesday agreed on a three-year transition period for transferring power to a full civilian administration, even as negotiations over a new sovereign ruling body remain unfinished.

US Embassy: Why we stopped ‘Drop Box’ visa renewal

The United States of America Embassy in Nigeria has explained why it stopped the “Drop Box” renewal process for its visa.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seems to have been sidelined from the peace process [Qatari MOFA-file photo]

US and Taliban due to resume Doha peace talks in bid to end war

Taliban and US officials are due to begin a new round of negotiations in the Qatari capital Doha, a Taliban spokesman confirmed on Wednesday, as the two sides meet in a renewed bid to restore peace.
Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves after his speech at the opening ceremony for the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China, April 26, 2019.

Xi Jinping: Belt and Road must be green, sustainable

China’s Belt and Road initiative must be green and sustainable, President Xi Jinping said at the opening of a summit on his grand plan on Friday, adding that the massive infrastructure and trade plan should result in “high-quality” growth for everyone.

Nigerian Navy deploys 15 warships to multinational exercise

The Nigerian Navy says no fewer than 500 naval officers and 15 warships have been deployed to a multinational sea exercise “Obangame Express”, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Justice Onnoghen: Federal government warns envoys against interference

The Federal Government of Nigeria has cautioned representatives of foreign countries and organisations resident in the country against interfering in Nigeria’s internal affairs.
Nicolas Maduro says alleged murder plot 'will not even touch a single hair of mine' [Miraflores Palace handout via Reuters]

Spain, France, Germany give Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro ultimatum

Spain, France and Germany on Saturday gave embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro an ultimatum, saying they would recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as president unless he calls elections within eight days.
Nicolas Maduro says alleged murder plot 'will not even touch a single hair of mine' [Miraflores Palace handout via Reuters]

Nicolas Maduro recalls Venezuelan diplomats in US as standoff intensifies

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has called home all Venezuelan diplomats from the United States and closed its embassy and consulates there, after the US declared his government "illegitimate".

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Frank Lampard praises Jorginho’s Chelsea commitment

Frank Lampard has moved to highlight his admiration for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho and says he will bring essential qualities to the team this season.
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UN: 35,000 killed so far by Boko Haram in Nigeria

An estimated 35,000 persons have lost their lives in the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States and other parts of Nigeria since the beginning of the conflict in 2009, the United Nations has said.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos governor makes nine fresh appointments

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed nine new Permanent Secretaries for the state civil service.
Phillipe Coutinho 'has balls' and celebrated his goal in Barcelona's win over Manchester United with 'anger and desire', according to his team-mates Clement Lenglet and Sergio Busquets.

Bayern Munich confirm Philippe Coutinho loan deal with option to buy

Bayern Munich are set to sign Philippe Coutinho on a season-long loan from Barcelona and the deal includes an option to buy the playmaker, Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed.
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Ohanaeze condemns attack on Senator Ekweremadu by IPOB in Germany

The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has condemned the attack on the former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra in Germany.