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Former first lady Michelle Obama has described the impeachment proceedings into President Donald Trump and Ukraine as “surreal” even as the House’s inquiry heads into the homestretch. “It’s surreal. I don’t think people know what to make of it. But do I think we can come back from it? Oh yeah,” she said in an excerpt of …

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Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). It means the Russia flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and football’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar. But athletes who can prove they are untainted by the doping …

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California Senator, Kamala Harris has withdrawn from the US presidential election 2020 bid. The critic of President Donald Trump made the announcement on Tuesday. The Democrat launched her presidential campaign in Oakland, California, less than a year ago, “I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign”, Harris said in a statement. “And as …

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Hon. Ahmed Wase, the First Deputy Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament on Wednesday said that the temporary closure of Nigeria’s land borders has improved the security situation of the country. Wase said this while reacting to the complaints of some African countries over the closure at the ongoing Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in …

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China on Thursday summoned the US ambassador and threatened retaliation after US President Donald Trump signed legislation supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, just as the world’s top two economies edge towards a trade truce. Trump signed the legislation under heavy pressure from Congress, where it attracted rare bipartisan support, and in a statement spoke of …

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A British Airways flight heading to Abuja from London on Tuesday returned to Heathrow Airport after the plane lost one of its engines mid-air. The airline confirmed that BA 083 flight returned to Heathrow and was met by the emergency services as a precaution measure after what it called “a minor technical issue.” In a …

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A report that Turkey is supplying sophisticated weapons to Nigeria’s terror group, Boko Haram, has generated a high level of attention from the Federal Government said the Defence Headquarters yesterday. Egyptian Television, Ten.tv, cited by CBN News Channel, had recently reported that Turkey was a major supplier of arms to Boko Haram even as Turkish …

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Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, has made the list of nominees for 2020 Grammy Awards. His nomination has been trailed by excitement in Nigeria. In the recently released list on Grammys.com website, Burna’s African Giant album is nominated for ‘Best World Music category.’ The nomination is for albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or …

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The United States Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, has said the US government could impose a visa ban, among other punitive measures, on perpetrators of violence in the coming Bayelsa State governorship election. Pierangelo said despite the difficult terrain, the US would mobilise observers to the state to ensure a free, fair and transparent process. She …

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President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday condemned the violence that had characterised campaigns in Kogi and Bayelsa state which are set to hold their gubernatorial elections on Saturday, November 16. Jonathan, who handed over to Buhari in 2015, described signals  coming from the two states as disturbing. On Wednesday, one …

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