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Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband dies at 99

Sky NewsApr 9, 2021Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, has died The Duke of Edinburgh – Prince Philip – has died, Buckingham Palace has said.A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip , […]

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Miyetti Allah to Gov Ortom: You are a thorn in Fulani flesh

From Fred Ezeh, Abuja Alhaji Bello Bodejo is the President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural organization. In this interview, he registered his displeasure with the level of hatred his people have received from the Benue State government. Excerpts:Benue governor, Samuel Ortom, openly accused your association of trying to assassinate him. Is the […]

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We’re ready to help Nigeria end security crisis – USA

The United States of America has offered to help Nigeria end the lingering security challenges currently ravaging many parts of the country. US said it was worried by the incessant abduction of school children in Nigeria recently, adding that it is ready to help end the abduction if requested by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. […]

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How Congo-Brazzaville’s shark population came under threat [Photos]

Shark fishermen from the central African country Congo-Brazzaville say they are catching fewer fish and an increasing number of juveniles in a sign that stocks are coming under pressure. The practice is largely unregulated contrary to a raft of international recommendations, and environmental groups are beginning to raise the alarm. In the 1980s and 1990s, […]

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Prof Gregory Ibe Congratulates Ngozi Okonjo Iweala on WTO appointment

HEARTY CONGRATULATIONSI am elated and absolutely beside myself with joy at your resounding victory and selection Gregory Universitythe WTO’s General Council as the 7th Director-General of the world’s leading trade body, the World Trade Organization. Indeed, you have made history as the first woman and African to lead such a global outfit. Being a woman […]

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WTO Job: Buhari, Atiku Congratulates Okonjo Iweala

President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar have hailed Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on emerging the first female and African Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, President Buhari said that Okonjo-Iweala brought “joy and more honour to […]

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Biden warns China will ‘eat our lunch’ on infrastructure spending

US President Joe Biden has warned that China will “eat our lunch” if America doesn’t “step up” its infrastructure spending. Mr Biden was speaking on Thursday with a group of senators about the need to upgrade infrastructure in the US. His warning comes the day after his first phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping. […]

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Trump impeachment: Democrats wrap up case at Senate trial

Democrats have finished their arguments that Donald Trump incited the attack on the US Congress, warning “he can do this again” if he is not convicted. Impeachment prosecutors used rioters’ own words to link Mr Trump to the violence while arguing last month’s riot had caused long-term harm as well. Democrats also presented accounts from […]

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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has 92% efficacy in trial

Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine gives around 92% protection against Covid-19, late stage trial results published in The Lancet reveal. It has also been deemed to be safe – and offer complete protection against hospitalisation and death. The vaccine was initially met with some controversy after being rolled out before the final trial data had […]

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Biden reverses Trump ban on Nigeria, others

United States President, Joe Biden started his first day in office by erasing some actions of former President Donald Trump. In his first executive orders, Biden reversed Trump’s policies on the coronavirus pandemic, immigration, and climate change. Biden canceled the ban which restricted travel to the U.S. from mostly Muslim nations. The countries are Iran, […]

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