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Andrew Yakubu Gets Bail to Travel Abroad for Medical Treatment


Yakubu was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a six-count charge of money laundering and false declaration of asset. The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday granted Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) permission to travel abroad for ...

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Trump urges Moslem world to confront islamist terrorism


U.S. President Donald Trump said the war on terrorism is not a fight between faiths but “a battle between good and evil.” “This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations,” Trump told leaders of Arab and Muslim-dominated countries during a high-stakes speech on Sunday at ...

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Trump calls for international isolation of Iran


US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Muslim countries to deny sanctuary to extremists and called for international isolation of Iran, which he accused of fuelling “sectarian conflict and terror”. “From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds, arms and trains terrorists, militias and other extremist groups that spread destruction ...

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Ankara police kill two suspected IS members planning attack


The two were killed during a police operation on their residence in the Etimesgut district of Ankara after a gunfight with officers, state-run news agency Anadolu quoted regional governor Ercan Topaca as saying. Turkish police on Sunday killed in Ankara two suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group believed ...

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North Korea fires ballistic missile


North Korea Sunday test-fired a ballistic missile which travelled some 500 km, just a week after a previous launch sparked international condemnation and threats of tougher UN sanctions. South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-In called a National Security Council meeting in response to the latest launch, Yonhap news agency reported. ...

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Street begging by children unIslamic, Sultan declares


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, said on Sunday that street begging by children has no basis in Islam and challenged those engaging in the act to find other means of earning a living. Abubakar, who is also the President-General of Jema’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) stated this while ...

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Saudi king slams Iran as ‘spearhead of global terrorism’


US President Donald Trump (C-L) and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C-R) arrive for the Arabic Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. MANDEL NGAN / AFP Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday accused regional rival Shiite Iran of exporting ...

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Nigeria To Launch Africa’s 1st Nanosatellite


Nigeria is to launch Africa’s first nanosatellite (an artificial satellite with a wet mass between one and 10 kg 2.2–22 lb) into the orbit, the Director-General of National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Prof Seidu Mohammed, has said. Mohammed told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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Trump Willing To Resolve With North Korea Nuclear Crises


U.S. President Donald Trump told South Korea’s presidential envoy that Washington was willing to try to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through engagement, but under the right conditions, South Korea’s foreign ministry said on Thursday. Trump has said “a major, major conflict” with North Korea is possible and all ...

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Residents Happy Over Completion Of Abule Egba Flyover


Residents and motorists in Abule Egba and environs in Lagos on Thursday expressed relief at the completion and inauguration of the Abule Egba Flyover on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. Construction work on the 1.2 km flyover commenced in February 2016 and the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, inaugurated it on Wednesday. The ...

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