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Saraki to govt. of Qatar: End visa ban on Nigerians

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has urged the Government of Qatar to end its visa restriction on Nigerians. Saraki, according to a statement by his Media Office, made the request during a meeting with the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior …

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FG Condemns Execution Of Nigerian In Saudi Arabia

The Federal Government has condemned in the strongest terms, the execution of a Nigerian national, Mrs. Kudirat Adesola Afolabi, widow and mother of two, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for drug-related offenses. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama …

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62 Dead In Burkina Jihadist Attacks And Clashes This Week

Sixty-two people were killed this week in jihadist attacks and subsequent intercommunal clashes in north Burkina Faso, a minister said Wednesday. “There were 62 deaths,” Simeon Sawadogo, minister for territorial administration, said of the violence between Sunday and Tuesday in …

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Nigerian woman executed in Saudi Arabia 

A Nigerian woman and three others have been executed in Saudi Araba for drug trafficking, bringing the number of Nigerians executed in the kingdom in the last three years to eight.  Meanwhile,  the Nigerian government, yesterday, condemned the execution of …

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Hundreds protest Bouteflika’s new government in Algiers

Hundreds of people on Monday demonstrated in Algiers against embattled Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s new government, appointed amid mass protest against his rule. Protesters carried slogans describing the new cabinet as “a blow to the people’s demands.” Bouteflika, who has …

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Slovakia elects first female president

Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia’s presidential election, making her the country’s first female president. Caputova, who has almost no political experience, defeated Maros Sefcovic, an EU energy commissioner nominated by the governing party, Smer-SD. She won 58 percent of the …

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