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Secession of South East is not the immediate agenda of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu; but restructuring of the country based on equity and justice within Nigerian commonwealth. He has urged his kinsmen, Ndigbo, not to allow themselves to be provoked into any armed struggle. He advised restive youths to continue...
Spanish ski mountaineering and trail champion Kilian Jornet
Kathmandu (AFP) - Spanish mountaineer Kilian Jornet has reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in a week, his team said Sunday. Jornet scaled Everest's north face, starting from a camp at 6,500 metres on the Tibet side of the mountain, in 17 hours late on Saturday,...
Philippine military
Marawi (Philippines) (AFP) - Two thousand fearful civilians were trapped on Sunday inside a southern Philippine city where troops are battling Islamist militants, authorities said, as the death toll from almost a week of fighting neared 100. The military intensified a bombing campaign on parts of Marawi on Mindanao island,...
Jared Kushner
Washington (AFP) - Donald Trump, just back from his first international trip as US president, geared up to combat concerns Sunday over aides' ties to Russia including explosive reports that his son-in-law sought a secret communications line with Moscow. The latest furor was stirred up after The Washington Post reported...
laptop
Washington (AFP) - US Homeland Security John Kelly said Sunday that he was considering banning laptop computers on international flights into and out of the country, amid signs of "a real threat." Kelly made his remarks during the Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel periods in the US,...
South Africa's Jacob Zuma
Johannesburg (AFP) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma faced further opposition at a meeting of his party's top leadership Sunday but managed to sidestep a no-confidence vote after a turbulent three-day gathering. The meeting in Pretoria comes as Zuma faces growing criticism within the ruling African National Congress, which sharpened...
Gov Udom Emmanuel
Progressive Peoples Movement is pleased to celebrate with Akwa Ibom people on the occasion of the second anniversary of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. We also continue to pray for the good health of the President. But in this intervention, our focus is on the activities of the administration...
Kaydex has set the pace as he premieres the visual for his latest much anticipated song titled “Hustle.”  The fast riser(Kaydex) teams up with Nigerian creative video director (AdamGud) and a renowned east African music video director (Young Wallace) for a standard quality delivery of the Hustle video. The song was...
Taormina (Italy) (AFP) - President Donald Trump said Saturday he would decide next week whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions. His announcement came as a summit of G7 leaders in Sicily wrapped up in deadlock on the issue, with US...
Members and supporters of the communist party of the Philippines' armed group
Noordwijk aan Zee (Netherlands) (AFP) - Peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents broke down on Saturday after a dispute over the rebels' ordering their fighters to step up attacks. But communist negotiators remained hopeful that the discussions being held at a seaside resort town in the Netherlands...
Demonstrations in Venezuela
Caracas (AFP) - Protesters descended Saturday on the offices of Venezuela's state media regulator, the latest in nearly two months of often-violent protests demanding the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. Demonstrations that got underway in late March have claimed the lives of 58 people, as opposition leaders seek to ramp...
Jared Kushner
Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, made a pre-inauguration proposal to the Russian ambassador to set up a secret, bug-proof communications line with the Kremlin, The Washington Post reported Friday evening. Kushner, a close adviser to Trump, went so far as to suggest using Russian diplomatic facilities...
Palestinian women hold portraits of relatives imprisoned
Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their protest, Palestinian and Israeli sources said on Saturday. Palestinian Prisoners Club chief Qaddura Fares said an agreement had been reached between the strikers and Israeli authorities on improving their...
Philippine military
Marawi (Philippines) (AFP) - Philippine security forces dropped more bombs Saturday on a southern city where they have been battling Islamist militants for five days, vowing no let up despite the start of Ramadan. President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law across the southern third of the Philippines in response to...
Wembley
London (AFP) - Armed police looked on as thousands watched the Great CityGames in the centre of Manchester on Friday just days after a suicide bomb at a pop concert claimed 22 lives and wounded dozens. Similar robust security measures will be a feature of English football's showpiece event the...
Chinese fighters
Washington (AFP) - The Pentagon on Friday said it was concerned by an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter between two Chinese fighters and a US surveillance plane over the South China Sea.  The Chinese J-10 warplanes intercepted a US Navy P-3 that was operating in international airspace Wednesday, Pentagon spokesman Commander...
US-led air campaign against the Islamic State jihadist group
Washington (AFP) - Reports of civilian deaths from US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria have soared in recent months, raising questions about whether President Donald Trump's order to "annihilate" the Islamic State group is fueling the increase. The Pentagon vehemently denies this, and insists its targeting procedures and protocols...
Traffic is a particular problem in Lagos
Lagos (AFP) - The Nigerian megacity of Lagos, with its 20 million inhabitants, is the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. But how do those who have made their name in Lagos envisage the city in 50 years' time? - Leye Adenle - Leye Adenle was born in...
Kandahar (Afghanistan) (AFP) - At least 15 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters attacked their base in Kandahar, officials said Friday, in the third major insurgent assault this week on the military in the southern province. The assault in Shah Wali Kot district late Thursday comes after hundreds of...
Taormina (Italy) (AFP) - G7 leaders held annual summit talks Friday with divisions on trade and climate change, and fresh friction surrounding Donald Trump, threatening to undermine a show of unity against jihadist terrorism. "There is no doubt that this will be the most challenging G7 summit in years," European...
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