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UN reach resolution to address Boko Haram menace

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted its first resolution addressing Boko Haram’s presence in the Lake Chad Basin. The resolution followed a report of its mission to the region earlier this month. In unanimously adopting the resolution 2349 (2017), ...

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Park, former Korean president arrested and jailed

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday in connection to the corruption investigation that led to her ouster earlier this month, authorities said. Park was taken into custody at her home and taken to a detention ...

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Millions die from medication errors annually – WHO

Medication errors kill and injure millions of people while an estimated 42 billion dollars is lost annually, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday. The Director-General of  WHO, Margaret Chan,  at a  new campaign, “ Global Patient Safety Challenge ...

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Toyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles globally over airbags

Toyota Motor Corp on Thursday said it was recalling a total of about 2.9 million vehicles in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions including its Corolla Axio sedan and RAV4 SUV crossover due to potentially faulty airbag inflators. Fuji Heavy ...

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Ivanka Trump to take up White House appointment with no salary

Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump’s favourite daughter, on Wednesday announced that she would take up an appointment in her father’s administration, as a Special Assistant to the President but will not take a salary. This came as her unofficial ...

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Simone Gbagbo cleared of war crimes

Former Ivory Coast First Lady, Simone Gbagbo who is facing charges for crimes against humanity and war crimes, has been acquitted by a Court in Ivory Coast. These charges were linked to her role in a 2011 civil war that ...

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INEC chairman becomes ECOWAS electoral president

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has emerged President of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC). Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman, said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that the ...

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Britain to formally file Brexit divorce papers today

British Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, nine months after Britons narrowly voted to leave the European Union. She signed the Brexit letter on Tuesday and spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the future ...

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4 burnt to death as inferno consume two tankers

Four persons were said to have been burnt to death while two others were injured when a loaded fuel tanker fell and exploded around Fidiwo area along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday. The four victims were said to have been trapped ...

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Ivanka Trump to attend “G20” women meeting on Merkel’s invitation

U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, has accepted an invitation from German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to visit Berlin in May for an empowerment conference. “Looking forward to working together in Berlin next month to promote the role of women in ...

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