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ETHIOPIAN POLICE ARREST 56 MEMBERS OF AMHARA POLITICAL PARTY — SAYS SPOKESMAN

Ethiopian police arrested 56 members of Amhara political party following failed attempt to seize power in the province, the party’s Spokesman, Christian Tadele, said.   A spokesman for the National Movement of Amhara said the arrests took place in the national capital, Addis Ababa.   This, he said, had become increasingly popular among the ethnic… Continue reading ETHIOPIAN POLICE ARREST 56 MEMBERS OF AMHARA POLITICAL PARTY — SAYS SPOKESMAN

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HONG KONG LEADER CARRIE LAM SUSPENDS CONTROVERSIAL CHINA EXTRADITION BILL AFTER MASS PROTESTS AND VIOLENCE

Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has announced the indefinite postponement of a proposed law allowing extraditions to mainland China that sparked widespread anger and protests.   The unpopular bill would be suspended, she told a press conference, adding that she wanted to restore public order following a week of violent demonstrations.   Critics of… Continue reading HONG KONG LEADER CARRIE LAM SUSPENDS CONTROVERSIAL CHINA EXTRADITION BILL AFTER MASS PROTESTS AND VIOLENCE

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8TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DIDN’T PERFORM TO FULL CAPACITY – LAWAN SAYS

The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, on Friday said the 8th National Assembly did not perform to full capacity, a reason the 9th Assembly must work harder to cover what he called “lost ground.”   Lawan was the Senate Majority Leader in the 8th Assembly which had frosty relationship with the executive arm of… Continue reading 8TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DIDN’T PERFORM TO FULL CAPACITY – LAWAN SAYS

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TERROR ATTACK: GALLANT NIGERIAN ARMY COMMANDING OFFICER, OTHERS DIES IN BOKO HARAM ATTACK

A Nigerian Army lieutenant colonel and others has been feared killed in action after Boko Haram insurgents attacked a military formation in Borno State on Wednesday, DCO Global News learnt.   The 158 Task Force Battalion in Mobba Local Government Area came under attack by the rampaging terrorists as the country was celebrating its new… Continue reading TERROR ATTACK: GALLANT NIGERIAN ARMY COMMANDING OFFICER, OTHERS DIES IN BOKO HARAM ATTACK

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FG GIVES TASK FORCE TWO WEEKS EXTENSION TO RESOLVE APAPA GRIDLOCK

The Federal Government of Nigeria has given two weeks extension to the Presidential Taskforce on the Apapa gridlock to resolve the matter following a request for an extension by members of the task force and other stakeholders.   According to a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media & Publicity, Laolu… Continue reading FG GIVES TASK FORCE TWO WEEKS EXTENSION TO RESOLVE APAPA GRIDLOCK

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OIL-TANKER ATTACKS OFF OMAN A ‘DANGEROUS ESCALATION’ IN U.S.-IRAN CONFRONTATION, EXPERT SAYS

Attacks on two commercial oil tankers in the Gulf Of Oman have escalated tensions in the Middle East and raised the prospect of a military confrontation between Iran and the United States.   Washington and its allies in the region have blamed Tehran for the blasts on board the Norwegian-owned Front Altair and Japanese-owned Kokuka… Continue reading OIL-TANKER ATTACKS OFF OMAN A ‘DANGEROUS ESCALATION’ IN U.S.-IRAN CONFRONTATION, EXPERT SAYS

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BREXIT: BORIS JOHNSON REJECTS ‘WHITE FLAG’ OF BREXIT DELAYS

UK leadership race frontrunner Boris Johnson insisted Friday he would never raise the “white flag” of surrender and plead for a further delay of Brexit if no EU deal was ready by October 31.   The former foreign minister also said he would replace the controversial “backstop” solution for keeping the Irish border open after… Continue reading BREXIT: BORIS JOHNSON REJECTS ‘WHITE FLAG’ OF BREXIT DELAYS