Algerian president develops acute bronchitis hours to receiving German chancellor

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Algeria was postponed on Monday after Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika suffered a bout of “acute bronchitis”. The visit was postponed because of the “temporary unavailability” of Bouteflika, according to a statement. Merkel was due ...

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100,000 people facing starvation in South Sudan – UN

Three UN agencies said on Monday declared famine in parts of South Sudan. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN children’s fund UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) said no fewer than 100,000 people are ...

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US worried by summary execution of civilians in DRC

The U.S. Government has expressed deep concern over a video footage showing armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) allegedly carrying out summary execution of civilians in the country. The U.S. Department of State, in a statement issued ...

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XENOPHOBIA: Nigerians suffer fresh attack in South Africa

The Nigerian Community in South Africa have confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday. Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, President, Nigeria Union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the ...

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Ferocious Nigerian drug pusher wrestles 11 policemen

It took 11 Indian policemen to subdue and arrest a Nigerian drug pusher near a garden at Mini Seashore in Mumbai, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. According to a report by The Times of India, the accused, Nwafor Igwe Chima, was ...

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US publishes details of Trump, Buhari phone call

The Office of the Press Secretary of United States’ White House has published readout of President Donald Trump’s call to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. In the readout published on the website of the White House, President Trump was ...

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Nokia to re-launch 3310 later this month

Nokia will re-launch its popular 3310 mobile phone, perhaps the best-loved and most resilient phone in history. It will be revealed at Mobile World Congress later this month, according to leaker Evan Blass who first revealed the details. The phone ...

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32 UN officials killed in 2016

No fewer than 32 United Nations officials were killed in 2016, with most of them killed in deliberate attacks, the UN has said. Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General, said that at a press briefing on Tuesday that most ...

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1.7m candidates to write 2017 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, says 1.7 million candidates are expected to sit for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Oloyede made the disclosure while fielding questions from journalists at the Information and Communication Technology Retreat organised for ...

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Trump’s national security adviser resigns

President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. Mr Flynn’s departure less than one month into the ...

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