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ABIA Abia State Government House has been thrown into deep mourning following the death of two women in the convoy bearing the wife of the state governor, Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu in an auto crash. One of the dead women was identified as Mrs Promise Uche-Nwamkpa, wife of a former member of the Abia state House […]

EMBASSY No fewer than fifteen local workers have been disengaged by the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, said it however approved the disengagement of the workers due to some ongoing rationalization of workers at the embassy. Reports say the ministry had also approved the payment of gratuities to the workers, […]

LONDON London is gradually overtaking New York as the most violent city in the world. Official figures from London police and New York Police Department show that a surge in violent crimes in London saw more murders committed in London in February and March than there were in New York. So far in 2018, London […]

CHINA It is now operation “plant a tree” in China. Chinese President, Xi Jinping, has called for efforts to build a green China, as he planted trees in Tongzhou, a suburb of Beijing. Accompanied by top leaders and members of the public, Xi said it was important to uphold people-centered development while carrying out extensive […]

INDIA India has lost contact with a powerful communications satellite, just two days after it was launched. The indigenously built GSAT-6A satellite was designed to improve communications for the armed forces. Confirming the incident, Indian Space and Research Organisation said “an unfortunate power supply anomaly” was to blame. It added that steps are underway to […]

NAURU Nauru has severed ties with Australia’s highest court, sparking concerns that hundreds of asylum seekers could be left without the right to appeal. With the development, the Pacific island now has no appeal system of its own. Nauru says it will establish its own local court of appeal instead. The tiny island nation hosts […]

ISRAEL Israel has announced the cancellation of a plan to deport African migrants to Africa. It has also reached an agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to send more than sixteen thousand people to Western countries instead. A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, noted that other migrants, many of whom are seeking asylum, […]

FRANCE Workers at French state railway have embarked on a major strike, a move expected to paralyse rail travel across France. The industrial action, which would also involve train drivers, is billed to last for three months, as trade unions push back against President Emmanuel Macron’s labour reforms. Waste collection, electricity and energy sectors are […]

ETHIOPIA Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been sworn in by Parliament. The new Prime Minister has the mandate to implement democratic reforms aimed at defusing ethnic tensions in the Oromiya province from which he hails. The ruling coalition picked Abiy last week to replace Hailemariam Desalegn who quit to give way for reforms. […]

MALAYSIA It is now law in Malaysia that fake news can send an offender to prison of up to six years. Prime Minister, Najib Razak, secured a simple majority in Parliament to pass the Anti-Fake News 2018 bill, silencing critics who said it was aimed at curbing dissent and free speech ahead of a general […]

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