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Obama Ignores ‘Wrap-It-Up’ Beeps, Talks and Talks at Climate Summit

President Barack Obama was met with what appeared to be the U.N.’s version of the Oscars’ “wrap-it-up” music Monday after he significantly overran his allotted time to speak at a global climate change summit. Obama was one of 147 world leaders given a three-minute slot at the COP21 conference to outline their vision for the future of the planet. The ...

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Faleke Rejects Bello’s Deputy Nomination: Writes APC Chairman

Hon. James Abiodun Faleke [above], the running mate of the Late All Progressives Congress [APC] Kogi State gubernatorial election, Abubakar Audu, has written the APC chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun over his controversial nomination as the running mate to Alhaji Yahaya Bello in the forthcoming supplementary election scheduled for 5th December, 2015. In the memo, Hon. Faleke expressed disgust over the ...

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News Around Africa 30th November 2015

There is currently an outbreak of violence at the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja. About 1, 000 youths are at the secretariat of the party where APC leaders are holding a meeting over the Kogi state election. They came in buses marked ‘Dekina’, a local government area in the‎ state. On sighting Yahaya Bello, who arrived ...

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JONATHAN ESCAPES ASSASINATION

Former President Goodluck Jonathan escaped death this morning when some suspected militants working for the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State drove into his convoy.   The men, who intercepted and drove into a short motorcade conveying the former President from the Julius Berger bridge area of the state capital Yenagoa, trailed and chased the motorcade to the entrance of ...

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Pope Brings Peace Message to Central African Republic

Flanked by Vatican bodyguards in flak jackets and machine-gun-toting U.N. peacekeepers, Pope Francis plunged Sunday into conflict-wracked Central African Republic and urged the country’s Christian and Muslim factions to lay down their weapons and instead arm themselves with peace and forgiveness. Francis issued the appeal from the altar of Bangui’s cathedral after arriving in the badly-divided capital on the final ...

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Diezani Alison-Madueke came, saw, but did she conquer?

By Uzoma Ahamefule Preamble This piece is centered on a woman that has been judged and found guilty in many pages of newspapers and some online reporters – libeled Diezani Alison-Madueke, the woman I met in Vienna, Austria. This opinion was also formed after critical fair assessments of events, with the mantra of ‘do unto others what you would wish ...

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Bill Gates to Launch Multibillion-Dollar Clean Energy Initiative

Co-Founder of Microsoft - Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will launch a multibillion-dollar clean energy research and development initiative with heads of state on Monday, the opening day of the U.N. climate change summit in Paris, the French government said Friday. Gates and a group of developing and developed countries will launch the Clean Tech Initiative, in which countries will commit to doubling their clean ...

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Sanusi, Nnaji task FG on power, economy

The Emir of Kano and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammad Sanusi II, has called on the Federal Government to address the challenges facing the sub-sectors of the Nigeria’s economy, as part of efforts to check the impact of the falling price of crude oil on the nation’s revenue. Sanusi, who made the call on Friday at ...

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Biggest Shareholder in Etisalat Nigeria Wants MTN Dead

Kaduna State Governor-Nasir El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam el-Rufai, is the shadowy figure behind MTN Nigeria’s recent travails, a source familiar with the matter disclosed to journalist recently. According to the source who pleaded anonymity, the Kaduna State governor is the largest shareholder at Etisalat Nigeria and his bosom friend, Hakeem Bello-Osagie, is only holding his shares in trust. “Etisalat Nigeria is ...

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Northern Muslim elite laid foundation for B’ Haram –Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, says terrorism in Nigeria was indirectly created by northern leaders, who used religion to deceive poor Muslims. Kukah said this in his keynote address at a conference organized by the Islamic Welfare Foundation at the Fountain University, Osogbo. At the event titled, ‘The Muslim agenda for Nigeria: Challenges of development and good ...

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