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  • Xi Jinping: 'Time for China to take centre stage'

    October 18, 2017 8:36 AM 17

    China has entered a "new era" where it should "take centre stage in the world", President Xi Jinping says. The country's rapid progress under "socialism with Chinese characteristics" shows there is "a new choice for other countries", he told the Communist Party congress. The closed-door summit determines who rules China and the country's direction for the next term. Mr Xi has been consolidating

  • Breaking: Buhari leaves for Turkey Wednesday

    October 17, 2017 2:16 PM 18

    President Muhammadu Buhari is to depart for Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday, to participate in the ninth Summit of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation (D-8) slated for Oct. 20. Members of D-8 are Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey. Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity

  • Okorocha and Jacob Zuma’s statue

    October 17, 2017 12:21 PM 14

    What is it about South African President Jacob Zuma and statues? Two statues in one month- generating controversy from the streets of Pretoria to the streets of Owerri in Nigeria. In the first week of October, a 30-feet monument was unveiled in honour of President Zuma in the North West region of his country. South Africans had opposed the idea of the statue

  • Gunmen abduct DPO, his orderly, four others in Niger state

    October 17, 2017 10:43 AM 15

    Gunmen, on Sunday, October 15, abducted the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) attached to the Sarkin Pawa police division in Munya local government area of Niger state, Amos Ali, his orderly and four other people. gathered that the DPO and his orderly were abducted in the early hours of Sunday while they were on their way from Minna to Sarkin

  • Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia's son denounces "mafia state"

    October 17, 2017 10:37 AM 16

    The son of an investigative journalist killed in a car bomb attack in Malta has denounced what he called the country's "mafia state". Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, died in an explosion shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta, on Monday. "My mother was assassinated because she stood between the rule of law and those who sought to violate

  • 30m worshippers expected at Reinhard Bonnke’s farewell crusade

    October 17, 2017 9:16 AM 18

    NO fewer than 30 million people from Nigeria, Ghana, Camerooun, Togo, Benin, Mali and other nations across Africa are expected at the farewell crusade of renowned global evangelist, Rev Reinhard Bonnke, slated for Nigeria. The five-day crusade was designed to liberate the nation and her people from social vices, including corruption. According to him, “Nigeria

  • Olaudah Equiano: Seven things you need to know about today’s Google doodle

    October 16, 2017 4:36 PM 20

    The latest Google’s Doodle celebrates one of the most prominent Black anti-slavery activist, the first Black political leader and lobbyist in 18th century Britain. Today marks what would have been the 272nd birthday of Olaudah Equiano (1746-1797). A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that is intended to celebrate

  • Google celebrates 272nd birthday of Nigerian slave, Olaudah Equiano

    October 16, 2017 1:42 PM 20

    Google is today celebrating the birthday of Nigerian former slave Olauda Equiano who supported the British movement to end the slave trade. After his freedom, he tried to end the slave trade in British colonies, supporting the British Movement to abolish the practice. Equiano was a prominent Nigerian Writer, Activist and a trader who died on 31 march

  • Madrid moves towards direct rule over Catalonia

    October 16, 2017 12:15 PM 18

    Catalan authorities must drop a bid for independence by Thursday, the Spanish government said, moving closer to imposing direct rule over the region after its leader missed an initial deadline to back down. In a confrontation viewed with a mounting sense of unease in European capitals and markets, Carles Puigdemont failed on Monday to respond to an ultimatum

  • Catalonia leader Puigdemont 'unclear' on independence

    October 16, 2017 10:52 AM 21

    The Spanish government has said that the head of the Catalonia region has failed to clarify whether he declared independence last week. In a letter to Madrid on Monday, Carles Puigdemont instead called for negotiation over the next two months. Spain's Deputy PM Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said Mr Puigdemont now has until Thursday to clarify his position