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US Secretary Of State Cancels Plan To Spend The Night in Abuja

Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, has changed the plan of spending Monday night in Abuja before flying back to Washington. Tillerson’s spokesman said the secretary had changed his schedule so that he would spend only a few hours in Nigeria before leaving late in the evening to fly home. …

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Trump Begins Campaign For Second Term

US President Donald Trump has kicked off his 2020 presidential re-election campaign with the appointment of political strategist, Brad Parscale, as manager of his team. Parscale, a digital expert critical to Trump’s 2016 victory was named on Tuesday to lead the Trump’s re-election team. In a statement, the Trump campaign …

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Melania Trump’s Parents Become Permanent US Residents

First lady Melania Trump’s parents have become permanent US residents, their lawyer said Wednesday, apparently taking advantage of a family unification program pilloried by the president. “I can confirm that Mrs. Trump’s parents are both lawfully admitted to the United States as permanent residents,” lawyer Michael Wildes said in a …

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Two Nigerians shot in attack on African migrants in Italy

Two Nigerians, a man and a woman were among the six African victims of the lone gunman, who went on shooting spree in the central Italian city of Macerata on Saturday. Italian newspaper Le Stampa, identified the two Nigerians, with their first names, Jennifer and Gideon. Gideon is 25 years …

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BREAKING: Trump apologises for retweeting far-right British group

US President Donald Trump has apologised for the first time for retweeting a British far-right group’s videos apparently showing Islamist violence, in an ITV interview aired in Britain on Friday. “If you’re telling me they’re horrible racist people, I would certainly apologise if you’d like me to do that,” he …

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South African policemen remanded in prison over death of Nigerian

The South African policemen responsible for the death of Ebuka Okori, a Nigerian, have been remanded in prison. Okori was allegedly killed by two members of the South African Police Service (SAPS), on Friday. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, said the Nigeria …

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78 Ex-US Ambassadors Write Trump Over Shithole Slur

The ripples generated by President Donald Trump’s alleged disparaging shithole comments have continued, with 78 former United States Ambassadors who served in Africa writing the president to remind him about the continent’s great exploits and potential. “Africa is a continent of great human talent and rich diversity, as well as …

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UK Appoints ‘Minister For Loneliness’

Theresa May, UK Prime Minister, has appointed Tracey Crouch as the country’s minister for loneliness. Crouch is the current junior minister for sport and civil society. The appointment is one of the recommendations made by a commission set up in honour of Jo Cox, a Labour MP. Cox, who campaigned …

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Adeosun appointed into committee of United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF).

The United Nations (UN) has appointed  Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, into the investments committee of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). Confirming the appointment, Jan Beagle, under-secretary-general of the UN, congratulated Adeosun and said she would remain part of the committee for one year, starting from January …

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Trump Never Said Nigerians Live in Huts, Says White House

The White House on Sartuday denied a report claiming President Donald Trump said Nigerians live in huts and Haitians have AIDS. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave the rebuttal on Saturday, saying: “General Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Nielsen and all other senior staff actually in the …

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