Trump Meets With Buhari, Other African Leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders to a working lunch on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York. Trump, who said he was greatly honored to host the lunch, which took place at the New York Palace Hotel, described African leaders as “partners for promoting prosperity and peace. “I’m greatly honored to be joined by leaders of Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Senegal, Uganda and South Africa. In particular, I want to thank President Condé, who is representing the African Union,”…

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Lagos Ranks Third On CNN’s List Of Most Stressful Cities In The World

According to a new study by CNN, Lagos ranks third on the list of most stressful cities in the world. The list was compiled based on factors ranging from traffic levels, public transport, percentage of green spaces, financial status of citizens including debt levels, physical and mental health, and the hours of sunlight the city gets per year. Lagos ranked third behind Baghdad in Iraq and Kabul in Afghanistan. Other cities on the list include Dakar, Cairo, Tehran and more. On the list of stress-free cities however, Germany leads the way with 4…

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INEC releases New Schedule for Dino Melaye’s Recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will conduct the verification exercise for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye on October 14. The commission disclosed this in its amended timetable and schedule of activities issued by its Secretary, Augusta Ogakwu, in Abuja on Monday. Ogakwu said the verification exercise will take place in all polling units in Kogi West, while INEC notification for the exercise would be released on October 3. She said that INEC has fixed October 5 as the last day for the submission of applications by observers, and October 9 for…

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Ministry of Health Warns Against Selling Tobacco to Underage Persons

The Federal Ministry of Health has started a new campaign tagged #NoTobacco4Kids in a bid to end the sale of tobacco to children under the age of 18. Although the law states that people under the age of 18 may not be involved in the trade – buying and selling – the ministry has discovered that the reality is otherwise. The Minister for Health, Isaac Adewole on the World No Tobacco Day in May had announced the ban of the sale of cigarettes to underaged persons as part of 9 provisions of…

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Nnamdi Kanu to escape through Cameroon – Arewa Youths

Shettima Yerima, president of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF)has said that his group is aware the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu is planning an escape through the Cameroonian borders. Nnamdi Kanu had reportedly gone into hiding after the Nigerian military declared IPOB a terrorist organisation. Shettima Yerima, in a call with Punch, said intelligence reports available to the AYCF reveals that the IPOB leader is currently travelling toward the Cameroonian borders. He said: We are aware that he is scheming to find a way of escape through Cameroonian borders, which is…

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Buhari sends Northern Governors to South-East on “Peace Mission”

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly sent governors in the Northern region to the South-Eastern part of the country in an effort to secure peace in the region. According to The Cable, the team of governors will be lead by the chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Kashim Shettima, and will include governors of Katsina, Aminu Masari; Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal; Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu;and Kano Abdullahi Ganduje. The president had, before leaving the country on Sunday for the UN General Assembly, met with governors Shettima, Ganduje, and Tambuwal. The governors will meet with the South-East governors, as well as their Cross…

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Military Begins Gradual Withdrawal From Aba

The Nigerian Army has commenced gradual withdrawal of its men stationed at various checkpoints in Aba after the recent clash with protesting  members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that on Sunday, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu told newsmen in Umuahia that the military on Operation Python Dance II had withdrawn from the state. However NAN investigation on Monday showed that only few of the new military checkpoints mounted in the commercial city had been dismantled. The five military checkpoints mounted on the busy…

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Buhari Arrives New York, Listed As 8th Speaker At UNGA

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York to join other world leaders for the one week 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) high-level events starting on Tuesday. The President was accompanied by Govs. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara, David Umahi of Ebonyi and Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of Ondo state. He was received at the JF Kennedy Airport by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, and the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande. The president was thereafter, welcomed at about 8:30 p.m. at…

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Nnamdi Kanu goes into Hiding

Leader of the secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has gone into hiding following the declaration by the Nigerian Army that the group is a terrorist organization. According to Punch. both Kanu, and other top leaders of the group have gone into hiding since the declaration. Members of the group who spoke on the condition of anonymity said it was a decision the group took together. They said: We have to apply wisdom to whatever we are doing. We have realised that there is a grand conspiracy against Kanu and other top…

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