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COURT SENDS SOWORE TO 45-DAY DETENTION, NIGERIANS ATTACK FG

Nigeria - The Federal Government and the judiciary came under attack on Thursday as a Federal High Court in Abuja granted the Department of State Services permission to detain the publisher of SaharaReporters and convener of the #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.   Operatives of the DSS, had on Saturday, arrested Sowore over… Continue reading COURT SENDS SOWORE TO 45-DAY DETENTION, NIGERIANS ATTACK FG

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PUTIN: OVER 20 YEARS IN POWER, SCANDALS DON’T SEEM TO STICK TO THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT

.....Russian President Vladimir Putin has now been at the helm in Russia for 20 years.     Vladimir Putin was not well known when President Boris Yeltsin picked him as prime minister on August 9, 1999, a key point in his meteoric rise to power. But years earlier, back in his hometown of St. Petersburg,… Continue reading PUTIN: OVER 20 YEARS IN POWER, SCANDALS DON’T SEEM TO STICK TO THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT

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AFTER NIGHT OF BLOODSHED, KYRGYZ POLICE REGROUP AND ARREST EX-PRESIDENT ATAMBAEV

Kyrgyzstan -- After nearly 24 hours of bloodshed, death, and tense confrontations with state security forces, former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev simply walked out of his house and into a police van to end the violent standoff.   The 62-year-old was arrested on August 8 by police who the night before failed to capture him… Continue reading AFTER NIGHT OF BLOODSHED, KYRGYZ POLICE REGROUP AND ARREST EX-PRESIDENT ATAMBAEV

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IMN REJECTS BAIL CONDITIONS, SAYS IT’S PLOT TO KILL EL-ZAKZAKY

  The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has rejected the stringent conditions imposed by the Kaduna State Government on Ibrahim El-Zakzaky as part of his terms of release for a medical trip to India.   It described the conditions as “a desperate move by (Gov. Nasir) el-Rufai to assassinate the Sheikh in detention.”   The Shi’ites… Continue reading IMN REJECTS BAIL CONDITIONS, SAYS IT’S PLOT TO KILL EL-ZAKZAKY

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OIL TRIES TO REBOUND FROM TRADE WAR-INFLICTED ROUT

Oil prices were edging up early on Tuesday, trying to shake off several hefty sell-offs in recent days after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly ended a tentative trade war truce at the end of last week.   As of 08:45 EDT a.m. on Tuesday, WTI Crude was up 0.66 percent at $55.05, and Brent Crude… Continue reading OIL TRIES TO REBOUND FROM TRADE WAR-INFLICTED ROUT

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TARABA KILLING: WHERE’S KIDNAP KINGPIN? – POLICE ASK NIGERIAN ARMY

The police have asked the Nigerian Army to explain the whereabouts of the Taraba kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, allegedly set free by soldiers who reportedly attacked a police team conveying the suspect to Taraba State Police Command headquarters in Jalingo, on Tuesday.   The force also demanded explanations on why the suspect was released, insisting… Continue reading TARABA KILLING: WHERE’S KIDNAP KINGPIN? – POLICE ASK NIGERIAN ARMY

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IRAN ‘FAVOURS’ TALKS DESPITE TRUMP SNUB

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran favors talks with the US if it lifts sanctions against the Islamic republic, despite his top diplomat turning down a meeting with US President Donald Trump.   Rouhani said that “peace with Iran is the mother of all peace” and “war with Iran is the mother of… Continue reading IRAN ‘FAVOURS’ TALKS DESPITE TRUMP SNUB