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Saraki Congratulates New Saudi Crown Prince

Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud,

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud, on his appointment by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as the Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki stated that Mohammad bin Salman’s ...

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EU announces €143m support package for North East

The European Union (EU) Commission on Thursday in Brussels, Belgium, announced a support package of €143 million to help the early recovery and reconstruction needs in the North East of Nigeria. The package is for the provision of basic services including energy, education and health, job creation, strengthening monitoring and evaluation systems as well as public financial management systems. Minister ...

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Online Dating Scam: Nigerian Woman Faces Jail Term

online dating

A Nigerian young woman who tricked a string of lonely hearts into sending her more than £100,000 in an online dating scam is facing jail. Grace Akintaro,24, posed as a woman called Amanda Jenson and chatted online to seven men who believed they may have found love. She convinced her victims to send money for travel and expenses, but she ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Huge Fire Engulfs London Tower Block

London tower fire

A huge fire has engulfed a tower block in Latimer Road, west London, with eyewitnesses claiming people are trapped in their homes. The fire at Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate was reported at 01:16 BST and about 200 firefighters are tackling the blaze. The Met Police said people were being treated for “a range of injuries”. The BBC’s ...

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Global Leaders Unite to Bring Polio One Step Closer to Eradication

Polio vaccination

ATLANTA – On Monday, global health leaders gathered at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating polio and pledge US$ 1.2 billion to finance efforts to end the disease. Thirty years ago, polio paralyzed more than 350,000 children each year in more than 125 countries around the world. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of governments, health ...

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Three Police officers injured in Melbourne ‘terrorist’ siege

bomb expert at Melbourne scene

Australian police are treating as a “terrorist incident” a Melbourne siege in which a gunman was killed. Heavily armed officers arrived at an apartment building on Monday after reports of an explosion and found one man already dead in the foyer. Another man, Yacqub Khayre, was armed with a shotgun and holding a woman inside the building against her will. ...

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Saudi, Egypt, UAE, Others Cut Diplomatic Ties With Qatar

A number of Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. They say Qatar backs militant groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, which Qatar denies. The Saudi state news agency SPA said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing land, sea and air contact with the tiny peninsula ...

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London Terror Attack A Sickening Atrocity – Nigeria’s Ag President

Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has strongly condemned the sickening atrocity perpetrated by a misguided and cowardly group of terrorists who attacked innocent persons in the London Bridge area on Saturday night. Prof Osinbajo states that Nigeria stands with the government and people of the United Kingdom and extend our condolences to the families of the victims. The Acting President ...

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