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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...
Thousands of people have fled clashes
Marawi (Philippines) (AFP) - Foreigners are among Islamist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said Friday as soldiers tore down black IS flags in retaken districts and the reported death toll climbed to 46. Tens of thousands of people have fled clashes raging through residential...
The urban sprawl of Lagos
Lagos (AFP) - It's only when the thick smog of humidity and pollution lifts that the size of Lagos becomes clear: from above, the megacity of some 20 million people seems to stretch out to infinity. Not even the Atlantic Ocean appears to be able to stop its exponential growth,...
US-led air campaign against the Islamic State jihadist group
Geneva (AFP) - The UN on Friday urged all nations bombing jihadist targets in Syria to better distinguish between civilian and military targets, following reports that US-led coalition strikes killed dozens of non-combatants.  Air raids on Islamic State group targets in Syria have left hundreds of civilians dead since 2014. The...
Cairo (AFP) - Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people, officials said. The assailants sprayed the bus headed for Saint Samuel monastery in Minya province with gunfire before fleeing, provincial governor...
Palmyra tourist site
Beirut (AFP) - The Syrian army is in full control of the highway from Damascus to ancient Palmyra for the first time since 2014 after driving out jihadists, a monitor said on Friday. Since troops recaptured Palmyra from the Islamic State group in March, the UNESCO World Heritage site had...
G7 leaders
Taormina (Italy) (AFP) - European Union president Donald Tusk called Friday on G7 leaders to maintain sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, but the White House said it did not yet "have a position" on the issue. The EU and United States under then president Barack Obama imposed...
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