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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Turkey intensifies offensive against US-backed Kurds

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Ankara's 'Operation Olive Branch' aims to create a buffer zone in Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled enclave on Turkey's border

Turkey has begun a major new offensive in northwestern Syria, in a bid to oust Kurdish militia from the area.
Named 'Operation Olive Branch', the ground and air operation aims to create a 20-mile (30km) "secure zone" in Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled enclave on Turkey's border.
Members of Free Syrian Army (FSA), backed by the Turkish army, are confronting US-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters, known as the People's Defence Units or YPG.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Prince Harry Tops Prince William and Kate Middleton in Official Royal Engagements

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Prince Harry attended 139 royal engagements in the U.K. this year, according to a new report.
U.K.'s The Times has revealed the number of official appearances each of the royal family members made in 2017 and Harry has topped his brother Prince William and Kate Middleton. In addition to Harry's 139 domestic engagements, he also made 70 official appearances overseas.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Saudi Arabia Aims To Seize £610bn From Elite In Corruption Crackdown

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Saudi Arabia aims to confiscate up to £610 billion in money and assets from princes and business leaders in its crackdown on corruption, it has been claimed.

The government is swooping on members of the country’s elite as it looks to transform the conservative state into a modern country that is no longer dependent on oil.

Its latest purge has seen leading businessmen and over 60 princess, officials and high-profile Saudis arrested so far.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Army To Commence “Operation Crocodile Smile’’ In Ogun

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The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that it had concluded plans to launch its “Operation Crocodile Smile” in Ogun State.

The operation is a training and operations exercise planned for the South-western part of the country.

The Brigade Commander of the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, Basil Adoke, disclosed this in Abeokuta at a reception organised by the state government as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary.

Mr. Adoke, who said that the initiative would commence “in the next couple of days” across the state and its environs, said it is targeted at miscreants.

Ex-Kaduna Governor Mouktar Muhammed Dies

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A retired senior military officer and one time governor of Kaduna State, Mouktar Muhammed, is dead.

Mr. Muhammed, a retired air vice marshal, died yesterday evening, according to a Facebook announcement by his younger brother, Faruk Dalhatu. He died in a London hospital.

Previous Govts Initiated ‘Most Of The Things This Administration Is Doing’ – Adesina

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A majority of the projects the Muhammadu Buhari administration is working on was inherited from previous administrations, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity has said.

Mr Femi Adesina said this when he appeared on Channels Television’s special Independence anniversary programme on Sunday.

“Most of the things this administration is doing – 60 to 70 percent of them – were initiated by previous governments,” he said.

“That shows you that in the past a government will come and say ‘this is not our project’ And it will discard what was being done and start fresh ones.”

Monday, 11 September 2017

White House Observes Minute Of Silence For 9/11 Victims

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United States President Donald Trump observed a moment of silence Monday at a White House ceremony marking the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

The observance, along with another at Ground Zero in New York, was held at 8:46 am (1246 GMT), the moment the World Trade Center in Manhattan was struck by the first of two hijacked airliners.

Monday, 4 September 2017

EFCC: Ibori Fighting Hard To Stall Confiscation Of His Assets

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, is “fighting tooth and nail” to stall the confiscation of his assets in the United Kingdom.

In 2012, a UK court convicted Ibori of money laundering, with most of his property in the country risking confiscation.  He, however, appealed the conviction.

In the latest edition of its monthly media publication, EFCC ALERT, the anti-graft agency said Ibori is on a “campaign of calumny” targeted at UK police officers in retaliation of his conviction.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

I Am Not Interested In Politics, Dangote Tells PDP

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Africa richest man and billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has declared that he has no interest in politics, advising that politicians and political parties should leave him alone and stop dropping his name.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Ambode Donates N5m To Widow Of Man Killed For Exposing Kidnappers’ Operation [Photo]

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The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has donated N5 million to the widow and children of Osaze Omorogbe, a community leader killed and burnt by kidnappers for leading security agents to foil their operation.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Community and Communications, Kehinde Bamigbetan, who presented the cheque to the family on behalf of the governor at a ceremony at the family’s residence in Isawo, Ikorodu, praised the deceased for his heroic role.

Mr. Bamigbetan was received by the Chairman of the Community Development Association, Ahmed Yusuf.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Trump To Visit Texas To Survey Response To Storm Harvey

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U.S. President Donald Trump planned to visit Texas today to survey the response to devastating Tropical Storm Harvey, the first major natural disaster of his White House tenure.

Indian Girl, 13, Raped By Her Father's Colleague Goes To Court To Seek Permission To Abort Baby

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Parents of a 13-year-old girl allegedly raped by her father's colleague have faced court in a battle for the right for their daughter to abort her baby.
The teenager's pregnancy was only discovered after her parents took her to a doctor to seek treatment for obesity, the BBC reported.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The World's Most Expensive Holiday! Saudi King Blew $100m On Month-Long Summer Break

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He reigns over a kingdom where the average salary is around $33,000 (£25,000), but that didn't stop Saudi Arabia's king splashing out $100million on holiday.

King Salman travelled in style to his favourite holiday spot, Tangier, in the north west of Morocco, along with an entourage of more than 1,000, who were booked into luxury hotels.

Malia Obama Checks Into Harvard Dorm With Help From Barack & Michelle

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Malia Obama is officially a college student. The oldest daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama moved into her Harvard University dormitory on Monday afternoon, one day before her fellow students began arriving with their parents.

The family was joined by members of the Secret Service as they pulled up to Malia's new residence in a two-SUV envoy, managing to avoid detection despite the thousands of people around the campus and in Cambridge.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Diezani Alison-Madueke Denies Forfeiting $153.3m, Other Allegations

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Nigeria’s immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, has denied several allegations of corruption levelled against her, including the forfeiture of an alleged 153 million US Dollars, the possession of a mansion allegedly worth 18 million US Dollars and her alleged involvement in the Malabu oil deal scam, among others.