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Embattled Akinwunmi Adesina has been re-elected as President of the Africa Development Bank. Adesina was re-elected by the Board of Governors of the Bank at the ongoing AfDB’s virtual annual meeting in Abidjan today. Personal Assistant on Social Media to President Buhari, Lauretta Onochie confirmed the development on her official Twitter page. Adesina’s re-election became […]

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, is seeking the assistance of the United Nations on the repatriation of looted funds to Nigeria. Lawan made the appeal yesterday when the United Nations Country delegation paid a visit to his office at the National Assembly, Abuja. He lamented that the fight against corruption in Nigeria had continued […]

After years of controversies, the United Kingdom will at 11pm today leave the European Union; ending forty seven years of membership. British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is expected to address the country an hour before the much-anticipated transition time. A series of events including marches, celebrations and candlelit vigils will be held by both Brexiteers […]

As the face-off between the US and Iran continues, the US Defense Secretary, Mark Esper, is insisting that America will not pull out its militarily from Iraq. The US government, Iraqi Parliament had voted for US troops to evacuate the country immediately following the assassination of Iranian army General, Qassem Soleimani. Defense Secretary, Esper told […]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won a parliamentary majority after a snap election was called over Brexit. Results show that the Tories won three hundred and twenty six of the six hundred and fifty seats in the lower House of Commons. Analysts say this would be the party’s biggest majority in three decades. Meanwhile, […]

The Presidency has once again justified the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by operatives of the DSS saying millions of Nigerians are not bothered. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said this during a TV programme in Lagos. Adesina was reacting to the outrage that greeted the violent re-arrest of Sowore […]

Seven Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers were either detained or faced arrest today, a move that could escalate public fury a day after the death of a university student linked to months of anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The 22-year-old died yesterday, succumbing to injuries four days after falling from a parking garage when […]

Foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed to work towards resolving their dispute over the filling and operation of a massive dam project in Ethiopia by January 15, 2020. In a joint statement released after U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin hosted talks to work out differences over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the […]

Government services will be disrupted today in Zimbabwe, as civil servants begin a nationwide strike to demand for improved wages. The workers are pressing for higher wages that are pegged to the US dollar after last minute negotiations with the government failed. Zimbabwe has the world’s highest inflation rate which has eroded civil servants’ wages […]

AKWA UNITED Akwa United fans have expressed sadness over the unexpected elimination of the Promise Keepers from the CAF Confederation Cup competition. The state government had given Akwa United fans free access to watch the game against Al Hilal of Sudan yesterday and cheer the team to victory. Playing before a capacity home crowd at […]


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