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    Switzerland returned Abacha loot with $1.5m interest, says envoy

Switzerland returned Abacha loot with $1.5m interest, says envoy

Switzerland says it has returned all the money kept in the country by Sani Abacha, late Nigerian head of state.Pio Wennubst, assistant director-general and head, Global Cooperation Department, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, told NAN that the money was returned with $1.5 million interest.Wennubst said Switzerland returned about $322.5 million dollars (N116.11 billion) to the federal government. According to [...]

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    Nigerian burnt to death in South Africa

Nigerian burnt to death in South Africa

A yet to be identified Nigerian has been killed in South Africa.Local media reported on Sunday that he died in Rustenburg after his vehicle was set ablaze by unknown persons.The South African police confirmed the incident but said they do not believe the incident was related to violent protests in the area.Two vehicles were set ablaze in two separate incidents [...]

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    Chinedu Moghalu appointed head of UN communications for Africa Risk Capacity

Chinedu Moghalu appointed head of UN communications for Africa Risk Capacity

Nigeria’s Chinedu Moghalu has been appointed the head, communications and advocacy, for the Africa Risk Capacity (ARC)/United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).A statement released by the African Risk Capacity (ARC) said Moghalu would be leading efforts to ensure that its work in responding to the challenges of climate change and natural disaster risk management is strategically communicated to the member [...]

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    UN to Cameroon: Stop turning back Nigerian refugees fleeing from Boko Haram

UN to Cameroon: Stop turning back Nigerian refugees fleeing from Boko Haram

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Cameroonian authorities not to send Nigerian refugees back to the Boko Haram violence they fled from.Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers who fled Boko Haram violence have been “forced” to return to the country, despite previous warnings against such.At least 385 Nigerians refugees and asylum-seekers had been “forcibly returned” from Cameroon since [...]

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    Same-sex marriage, $2trn intra-Commonwealth trade, Ban on plastics… highlights from CHOGM 2018

Same-sex marriage, $2trn intra-Commonwealth trade, Ban on plastics… highlights from CHOGM 2018

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting came to an end on Friday night as the secretary general, Patricia Scotland and leaders from four regions of the Commonwealth addressed the press.Scotland was joined by UK Prime minister Theresa May; President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana; Keith Mitchell, Prime minister of Grenada; and Tuilaepa  Malielegaoi, Prime minister of Samoa.They shared the conclusions of [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala chairs Commonwealth session attended by world leaders — including 3 African presidents

Okonjo-Iweala chairs Commonwealth session attended by world leaders — including 3 African presidents

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former coordinating minister of the economy, chaired a session of the Commonwealth Business Forum attended by many world leaders.Some of the presidents at the session tagged ‘Is the Africa growth story still alive?’ were Paul Kagame of Rwanda; Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa; and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.On Friday, she took to Twitter to share highlights of the [...]

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    Zimbabwean parliament summons Mugabe

Zimbabwean parliament summons Mugabe

Zimbabwean Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has summoned former President Robert Mugabe to appear before it on May 9, to explain his claim that more than 15 billion US dollars worth of diamonds had been siphoned out of the country.On the eve of his 92nd birthday in 2016, Mugabe said some companies had over the years exploited the country’s diamonds with [...]

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    We’ve been particularly inspired by our youths, Theresa May tells Commonwealth leaders

We’ve been particularly inspired by our youths, Theresa May tells Commonwealth leaders

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the young people of the Commonwealth, leading the youth forum and participating in other activities, have inspired the heads of government.The prime minister said this while speaking at the first meeting of Commonwealth heads of government at Queen Elizabeth's home in Windsor, United Kingdom."Good morning everyone and welcome to Windsor castle. I think in [...]

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    Queen officially declares CHOGM 2018 open — hints Prince Charles will succeed her

Queen officially declares CHOGM 2018 open — hints Prince Charles will succeed her

Queen Elizabeth II, the head of the Commonwealth, has officially declared the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) open.The Queen said in her remarks that she wishes her son, Prince Charles, the prince of Wales, will succeed her as the head of the Commonwealth and continue the work her father handed over to her."My family and I have been [...]

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    VIDEO: Biafra protesters at CHOGM ask Buhari to release Kanu

VIDEO: Biafra protesters at CHOGM ask Buhari to release Kanu

Biafra protesters took to Pall Mall Street, less than a kilometre away from Buckingham Palace, to ask President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian government for the release of Nnamdi Kanu.The protesters, who were being monitored by the British Police, led the protest to make a statement at the Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings  (CHOGM 2018) was officially declared opened by [...]

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