Osinbajo Receives Ghanaian President

Osinbajo Receives Ghanaian President

Ayomide, Lagos Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday evening received visiting President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana at his Akinola Aguda House, official residence, Abuja. Discussions between the two leaders touched on the forthcoming African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, ongoing negotiations on the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), and the revitalization of the Ghana-Nigeria […]

South Koreans March To Protest US Missile Defence System

South Koreans March To Protest US Missile Defence System

Ayomide, Lagos Thousands of protesters marched near the US embassy in Seoul on Saturday, accusing President Donald Trump of “forcing” South Korea to deploy a controversial American missile defence system opposed by China. The protest came as South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-In heads to Washington next week for his first summit with Trump amid […]

Ghanaians Take Aim At Corruption

Ghanaians Take Aim At Corruption

Ayomide, Lagos Ghana’s government is facing growing calls to keep its promises after it won elections on a pledge to stamp out corruption. President Nana Akufo-Addo and his administration have in recent weeks seen protesters take to the streets to raise awareness about the issue. In May, hundreds marched on the Economic and Organised Crime […]

Six killed in Cameroon suicide attack

Six killed in Cameroon suicide attack

Ayomide, Lagos A double suicide attack killed six civilians on Wednesday in Cameroon’s restive Far North, which is regularly hit by Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadists, security sources said. The deadly blasts happened in Kolofata, where nine people died in a double suicide bombing in early June. “There were eight killed, six civilians and the two […]

May Presents Bills In Queen’s Speech To Take Britain Out Of EU

May Presents Bills In Queen’s Speech To Take Britain Out Of EU

Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday presented eight draft laws to take Britain out of the European Union in a legislative programme read out in parliament by Queen Elizabeth II. The laws include the “Great Repeal Bill” to overhaul existing EU legislation and separate bills on customs, trade, immigration, fisheries and agriculture. The queen said […]

Mohammed Bin Salman Named Saudi Arabia’s New Crown Prince

Mohammed Bin Salman Named Saudi Arabia’s New Crown Prince

Ayomide, Lagos Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as heir, in a major reshuffle announced early on Wednesday. A royal decree removed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a 57-year-old nephew of the king, as next-in-line to the throne and replaced him with Mohammed bin Salman, 31, who was previously the deputy crown prince. […]

Al-Jazeera Twitter account ‘suspended’

Al-Jazeera Twitter account ‘suspended’

Ayomide, Lagos Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said the Twitter account for its main Arabic-language channel had been suspended on Saturday, in the latest “conspiracy” to hit the station. Yasser Abuhilalah, managing director of Al-Jazeera Arabic, confirmed the suspension on social media. The suspension comes at a time of diplomatic crisis in the Gulf after Qatar was […]

Prevail On FG To Clean Up Ogoni-Land, Governor Wike Appeals To The U.N.

Prevail On FG To Clean Up Ogoni-Land, Governor Wike Appeals To The U.N.

Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on the leadership of the United Nations to prevail on the Federal Government  to implement the clean up  of Ogoni-land, which was flagged off last year. Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday when  he granted audience  to the United Nations Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr […]

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