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Trump threatens to totally destroy North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump has taken his threats against North Korea over its nuclear challenge to another level on Tuesday, threatening to “totally destroy’’ the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a “rocket ...

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Buhari speaks at UN, says frontiers of democracy expanding in Africa, talks about ISIS

Addressing world leaders at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari says the frontiers of democracy, good governance is expanding in Africa. He urged the international community to come up with ...

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After Irma, Caribbean islands brace up for Hurricane Maria

Following the devastating effect of category 5 Hurricane Irma, it is expected that Hurricane Maria a dangerous major hurricane as it nears the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. The category one hurricane will rapidly strengthen over the next 48 hours ...

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Cholera kills over 500 in Congo – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said more than 500 people have so far died in cholera epidemic sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo. The world body said in a statement that outbreaks of the water-borne disease occur regularly in ...

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UN Sec-Gen names FIRS boss Fowler member, International Experts Committee on Tax Matters

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has named Tunde Fowler, Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, as a member of the International Experts Committee on Tax Matters. The committee has 25 members worldwide. Mr. Fowler’s appointment was conveyed by ...

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8.2 magnitude earthquake hits off southern Mexico

Earthquake off Mexico

An earthquake 8.1 magnitude earthquake, described by Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto as the country’s strongest in a century has struck off the southern coast, killing at least 15 people. The quake, which the President said measured 8.2, struck in ...

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Ezekwesili, Chimamanda named among Einstein Foundation’s ‘100 visionaries of our time’

Adichie and Ezekwesili for Einstein foundation award

Former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili, Chimamanda Adichie, literary icon, have been among “the leading visionaries of our time” by the Albert Einstein Foundation. The Nigerians join 98 other notable personalities in diverse fields of human endeavour around the globe ...

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Russia fires missiles at IS group

A Russian warship on Tuesday fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean at the Islamic State group near the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor where regime forces are battling the jihadists. The Russian defence ministry said the strike, which was carried ...

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Kenya fixes October 17 for fresh presidential election

Following the order to conduct fresh elections, Kenya electoral commission has announced that a fresh presidential election will hold on October 17. Wafula Chebukati, chairman of the electoral commission, said this in a statement issued on Monday. The supreme court ...

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FULL RULING: Kenya’s Supreme Court annuls Kenyatta’s victory, orders fresh election

Kenya’s supreme court has annulled the result of the recent presidential election, saying the election “was not conducted in accordance with the constitution”. The court ruled that a new election be conducted within the next 60 days. David Maraga, Kenya’s ...

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