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Salwan Najem

31 Jul 2023
Two men set the Koran alight outside parliament in Stockholm on Monday, an AFP reporter saw, at a protest similar to previous ones that have sparked tensions between Sweden and Middle Eastern countries.


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An Iranian love story by a dissident director couple and a chilling Austrian historical horror movie were the favourites to pick up prizes at the Berlin film festival ahead of awards night Saturday. Kenyan-Mexican Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, the first black jury president at the 74th annual event, will present the Golden and Silver Bear…
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Six months after a crashing elevator killed a Lagos State doctor, the state government has started working on its replacement. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Saturday assured that replacement of the elevator that crashed and killed Dr Vwaere Diaso at the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos Island, had begun. The hospital’s elevator crashed from…
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West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS on Saturday said it was lifting some of the sanctions imposed on Niger after last year's military coup. A no-fly zone and border closures were among the sanctions being lifted "with immediate effect" on "humanitarian grounds", said ECOWAS Commission chief Omar Alieu Touray following an emergency summit in Abuja.
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Governor of Ondo State, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has disclosed that he will contest for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the November 16 governorship election in the state. Aiyedatiwa, who succeeded his late boss in December 2023 to complete the tenure of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, revealed that he cannot afford to be the…
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President Bola Tinubu on Saturday opened the Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS on the political, peace, and security situation in the sub-region with a call for unity among the leaders to resolve existing political challenges. In his welcome address at the event taking place in the State House, Abuja, he said that it is incumbent on…
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Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe on Saturday pushed back by a week the African country's legislative and regional elections, which will now be held April 20.
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The Nigerian Army 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt barracks raided a hidden illegal bunkering site in Odagwe community forest, Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State on Friday. This, according to Commander, 6 Division Garrison and Sector 3, Operation Delta Safe (OPDS), Brigadier General Eddie Effiong who led the covert operation is a continuous onslaught…
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Some residents of the Misau local government area of Bauchi State mobbed and killed one of the robbery gangs who attacked the town, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has said. The State Command of NSCDC said it arrested and paraded four other suspected armed robbers. Police spokesman DSC Fatima Adamu said that a…
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UNESCO Laureate and World Grand Chairman, World Accreditation Commission, (WAC), Profession Bashiru Aremu, has said that quality assurance in higher institutions of learning remains a strong yardstick for standards of institutions operating across national borders as well as for international recognition of qualifications. Aremu stated this at the signing of a partnership between the WAC…
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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) has said that leveraging global research and policy adaptability is essential to liberating nations from poverty. Chief Global Programme Officer, IPA, Claudia Casarrotto, stated this at a Nigeria Evidence Summit organized by the IPA tagged Translating Emerging Evidence for Impact, in Abuja. According to her, the IPA shares knowledge in…