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Germany may deport 12,000 Nigerians in 2018

The government of Germany says more than 12,000 Nigerian asylum seekers may be deported in 2018. Ralf Sanftenberg, the country’s global head of programme, migration and development, made this known when he visited Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to President ...

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Boko Haram is facing financial difficulties and internal power struggle – UN

The destructive Boko Haram insurgency group is currently plagued by financial difficulties, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, has said. Feltman stated this while briefing the Security Council on the UN Secretary-General’s Fourth Report on the threat the ...

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EUROPE BY ROAD: 255 migrants drowned since beginning of 2017

A total of 255 migrants drowned while crossing the Mediterranean Sea since the beginning of 2017, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has disclosed. The organization said on Tuesday in Geneva that arrival of migrants in Europe in the first ...

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U.S. “Power Africa’’ adds 30,000 new solar connections in Nigeria

In a statement in Abuja on Monday, U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, said the  U.S energy project known as “Power Africa’’ has added 30,000 new solar connections in Nigeria. The U.S., through its Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), had ...

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Ibori arrives Abuja, holds chat with DSS

​A former governor of Delta State,  James Ibori, has returned to Nigeria, after six years.  The British Airways flight Ibori boarded from London arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja, at 4:30am on Saturday. His arrival took many of ...

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BALLISTIC MISSILE: Trump slaps “initial” sanctions on Iran

The United States on Friday piled  pressure on Iran, slamming sanctions on 13 individuals and 12 entities. The sanctions came days after the White House put Tehran “on notice” over a ballistic missile test. The move against Iran is the ...

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Trump vows to “totally destroy’’ law barring churches from politics

U.S President, Donald Trump, has vowed to “totally destroy’’ a 1954 U.S. law barring churches from politics. Trump who was strongly backed by Evangelical Christian voters, promised to equally put an end to the ban on other religious institutions from ...

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Nigerian becomes first black woman president of Harvard Law Review

A Nigerian named ImeIme Umana, has made history as the first black woman president of the Harvard Law Review, a prestigious legal journal in the United States. Ms. Umana, who is of Nigerian descent, but hails from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in ...

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FULL SPEECH: Jonathan meets US lawmakers; talks Niger Delta, killing of Christians

Challenges of Nigerian Christians and the Niger Delta Question-A Summary A Presentation by Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation to the U.S. House Sub Committee on Africa, February 1, 2017 Let me start by thanking Congressman, Christopher ...

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Trump now forced to honour Obama refugee deal

President Donald Trump will now honour a refugee deal struck with Australia by his predecessor, President Barack Obama. The back-pedalling announced by White House spokesman, Sean Spicer,  followed  embarrassing revelations that  Trump had slammed the phone  on Australian Prime Minister ...

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