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November 21, 2017 12:04 PM Ukraine expels Belarus diplomat over Minsk spy-ring spat

Ukraine, on Tuesday, said it had expelled a Belarussian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move linked to allegations from Belarus that the Ukrainian Defence Ministry had set up a spy ring in Minsk. Belarus’s KGB state security service said on Monday that it had arrested a Ukrainian journalist and declared a Ukrainian diplomat persona non grata due to their alleged 13

November 20, 2017 8:29 PM BREAKING: Nigerian Army elevates 137 officers

The Nigerian Army Council has announced the elevation to the next higher rank, 137 officers among whom were 45 Brigadier Generals who were promoted to the rank of Major Generals (two star generals) and 92 Colonels, lifted to the rank of Brigadier Generals (One star generals). A statement from Army spokesman Brigadier Sani Usman gave the names of those 18

November 20, 2017 10:09 AM Saraki mourns Ekwueme, commiserates with Nigeria, family

Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki has expressed grief over the demise of the first elected Vice-President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also lauded the dedication and service of Ekwueme to the development of the country. He described Ekwueme as a rare personality 16

November 16, 2017 8:39 PM Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s wife, Grace caused his downfall – Fani-Kayode

Former minister of aviation, Fani-Kayode has blamed wife of Robert Mugabe, Grace, for his dethronement by Zimbabwe military. Fani-Kayode noted that things would have been better if Mugabe was with his first wife, Sally. The PDP chieftain in tweets on Thursday likened Grace Mugabe to Jezebel with spirit of Lady Macbeth. “The greatest tragedy of the Mugabe 25

November 16, 2017 11:19 AM Lebanese Hariri expected in France after Macron invitation

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri may soon be able to clarify whether he really means to resign, after French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday invited him to France. The surprise move came 11 days after Hariri announced his resignation from the Saudi capital Riyadh, and hours after Lebanon’s president, Michel Aoun, openly accused Saudi Arabia 21

November 14, 2017 10:55 AM Buhari shuns IPOB threat, arrives in Ebonyi

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Ebonyi for his two-day working visit to the state and Anambra. Buhari was earlier received at the Enugu airport by governors of Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi as well as top security officials. He was then ferried to Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital, where he was also received by some governors of the south east. Buhari, however 23

November 5, 2017 8:31 AM IBB reveals plan to give Nigerians free education

Former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd.) has revealed his plan to establish a scholarship programme at all levels of the Nigerian school system in memory of his late wife, Maryam Babangida. Babangida made the disclosure at the weekend in his address at the Inaugural Annual Memorial Lecture in honour of the former first lady, who died from ovarian 44

November 1, 2017 5:48 PM New York truck attack: Suspect 'inspired by Islamic State'

The man accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a truck down a cycle lane was inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group, police say. New York Police's Deputy Commissioner John Miller said that notes in Arabic claiming the attack on behalf of IS were recovered from the scene of the attack in Lower Manhattan. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov 66

November 1, 2017 5:29 PM Senate blocks future inclusion of Kano, Plateau in NEDC

Spirited efforts to pave the way for the future inclusion of Kano and Plateau States as part of beneficiaries of the newly created North East Development Commission (NEDC) failed on Wednesday in the Senate. A Bill seeking the establishment of a commission to spearhead the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of peoples and infrastructure affected 21

November 1, 2017 7:43 AM Liberia's Supreme Court halts presidential run-off over fraud allegations

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia’s Supreme Court has stayed next week’s presidential run-off election until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who has alleged fraud. Third-place finisher Charles Brumskine’s Liberty Party contested the results of last month’s vote, which set up a Nov. 7 run-off between former soccer star George 19