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So much similarities with Donald Trump, as new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says, ‘I’ll make Britain great again’

</a1 Newly elected British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Thursday promised that Brexit would make Britain the greatest place on earth, echoing the patriotic rhetoric of...

Buhari congratulates new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly congratulates Mr Boris Johnson as new British Prime Minister, while felicitating with Mrs Theresa May for providing visionary leadership for...

El Chapo’s trial: Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán bags life imprisonment

A US judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo " Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years. Guzmán, 62, was found guilty of...

Reactions as Von der Leyen emerged European Union President

Figures from across the bloc have been quick to congratulate Mrs von der Leyen on her election victory. "This job is a huge responsibility and...

EU election: Von der Leyen’s narrow victory could cause problems

European leaders will be breathing a sigh of relief. It took days of fraught negotiations and a difficult compromise among EU countries to nominate...

Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly elected president of the EU Commission following a secret ballot among MEPs. The centre-right defence minister will...

Donald Trump urged Spain to ‘build the wall’ across Sahara

United States President, Donald Trump, has suggested the Spanish government tackled the Mediterranean migration crisis by emulating one of his most famous policies and building...

Court confirms death sentence on 75 in Egypt’s sit-in

An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld death sentences against 75 people for participating in a 2013 sit-in protest in support of deposed President...

UN urges nuclear-test ban to prevent ‘catastrophic impact’

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for nuclear test ban to prevent “catastrophic impact” on humanity and eliminate nuclear weapons across the world. Guterres said...

Britain, Russia divide UN Security Council over Salisbury chemical attack row Di

Britain and Russia traded a volley of words at the UN Security Council, with the UK presenting “evidence” that Russia carried out the Salisbury...

Post-electoral violence: UN chief speaks with Zimbabwe’s president, opposition leader

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, spoke by telephone with Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa and with Nelson Chamisa, the candidate of opposition Movement for Democratic Change...

Russia ‘certainly’ interfered with 2016 U.S. presidential election – Pentagon chief

The Russian Government was responsible for the attacks on the U.S. election process in 2016, U.S. Secretary of Defence, Gen. James Mattis, has declared. Mattis...

Saudi Arabia to resume oil exports through Red Sea lane

Top Oil Exporter Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it would resume all oil shipments through the strategic Red Sea shipping lane of Bab al-Mandeb,...

Scattered protests in Iran as U.S. sanctions loom

Sporadic protests were taking place in cities in Iran for a fourth day, on Saturday, as Iranians brace for a return of U.S. sanctions,...

Mass student protest paralyses Dhaka for 7th day

Bangladeshi Students demanding better road safety took to the streets of Dhaka for a seventh straight day on Saturday, bringing traffic in the city...

U.S. regrets Zimbabwe elections’ violence

The U.S. has expressed regret over Zimbabwe’s general election and what it termed the disproportionate use of force by the security forces in responding...

Ebola cases in DR Congo ‘will rise in coming days’ – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm that cases from the resurgent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)...

Pompeo ‘optimistic’ about ending North Korea’s Nuclear Programme

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday expressed optimism that the North Korea’s nuclear programme though it might take time but would soon...

London Court of International Arbitration finds the Djiboutian Government’s Seizure of Doraleh Terminal Illegal

...Tribunal declares validity of the concession agreement DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, August 2, 2018/ -- An Arbitral Tribunal of the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”)...

Thousands evacuated as wide swathes of Japan pummeled by torrential rain

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) on Friday evening sounded an emergency alarm in some parts of Japan heavily-hit by torrential rain, calling for the...

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Nigeria Police, INTERPOL arrest 3 suspects over cybercrime

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit and the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja have arrested three suspects over advance fee fraud, money...

Nigerian Army speaks on recruitment advert

The Nigerian Army has called on members of the public to ignore an advert purportedly seeking to enlist young Nigerians into the army. Maj. Nsima...

PDP salutes Akwa-Ibom governor, Emmanuel, at 54

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, congratulated the Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-Ibom on his 54th birthday, describing him as an outstanding leader,...

Ibadan most wanted criminal gang leader, Ebila, killed

The leader of the “One million boys” gang and most wanted Ibadan criminal, Biola Ebila, has been killed by the police. The Police Public Relations...

COVID-19: Lagos discharges 47 Nigerians, 9 foreigners

The Lagos State government, on Sunday, announced the recovery and discharge of additional 56 more coronavirus patients, comprising 47 Nigerians and nine foreigners, after...