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    Security operatives attack anti-Erdogan protesters in South Africa

Security operatives attack anti-Erdogan protesters in South Africa

Protesters under the Turkey Solidarity Network (TSN) were attacked by security operatives at the Turkish embassy in Pretoria South Africa.According to Majesty Mnyandu, interim chairperson of TSN, members of the civic society group were holding a peaceful protest ahead of President Recep Erdogan's visit to South Africa when they were attacked.He lamented that officials of the South African police service were [...]

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    North Korea returns remains of US soldiers

North Korea returns remains of US soldiers

A US military aircraft flew the remains of American servicemen out of North Korea on Friday, a move hailed by the White House as a “positive” step for the fragile detente between the two rivals.The return of the remains — on the 65th anniversary of the end of the Korean War — marks the partial fulfilment of an agreement reached [...]

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    Foreign ministry: Eviction of Nigerians from Chinese hotels being probed

Foreign ministry: Eviction of Nigerians from Chinese hotels being probed

The ministry of foreign affairs says the Nigerian mission in China is investigating the ejection of Nigerians from some hotels in the country.Some Nigerians were left stranded at the weekend after Chinese police ordered their ejection for reasons yet unknown.Tope Elias-Fatile, the ministry’s spokesman, who confirmed the incident to TheCable, said the Nigerian mission in China is on top of [...]

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    Over 1000 Indian teachers threaten to commit suicide over unpaid salaries

Over 1000 Indian teachers threaten to commit suicide over unpaid salaries

Over 1000 Indian teachers have threatened to commit suicide on July 26 to protest unpaid salaries.The agitating teachers claimed that in the last 12 years, the current dispensation in the north-eastern state of Assam, India, has arbitrarily stopped paying more than 12,000 teachers in state-run schools.They alleged that 3,000 of such teachers have retired, while 91 have committed suicide.They claimed [...]

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    Over 5,000 Nigerian doctors work in South Africa

Over 5,000 Nigerian doctors work in South Africa

Godwin Adama, consul general (CG) of Nigeria in South Africa, says there were 5,000 Nigerian medical practitioners working in various teaching, public and private hospitals in South Africa.According to David Abraham, vice consul, information and culture, Emeka Ugwu, secretary general of the Nigerian Doctors’ Forum South Africa, disclosed this when he visited him in Johannesburg.“This shows that virtually every hospital in South [...]

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    Boko Haram insurgents ‘slit throats of 18 people’ in Chad attack

Boko Haram insurgents ‘slit throats of 18 people’ in Chad attack

Not less than 18 people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad region, NAN quoted a Chadian military source as saying.“Boko Haram elements attacked a village south of Daboua, not far from Chad’s border with Niger, at around 9pm on Thursday," the military source said.The insurgents were said to have “cut the throats of [...]

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    Nigerians stranded in China as ‘police order their eviction’ from hotels

Nigerians stranded in China as ‘police order their eviction’ from hotels

Some Nigerians lodged in hotels in China are reportedly stranded after Chinese police allegedly ordered their ejection.In a video which surfaced online, a group of Nigerians gathered in an unidentified location can be seen complaining to a man who appears to be a resident."The order is not from the hotel management, it is from the local police here. We are [...]

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    155 Nigerians stranded in Russia arrive Abuja

155 Nigerians stranded in Russia arrive Abuja

A nursing mother was among the 155 Nigerians stranded in Russia who arrived the country on Friday.Scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled.On Monday,  President Muhammadu Buhari ordered their immediate repatriation on the expense of the federal government.The stranded football fans came through Ethiopian Airline flight [...]

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    Hundreds of Nigerians stranded at Charles De Gaulle Airport

Hundreds of Nigerians stranded at Charles De Gaulle Airport

Passengers including hundreds of Nigerians on board Air France flight from France to Lagos and Abuja have since Wednesday been stranded at Charles De Gaulle International Airport, Paris.Many of them have slept at the airport since Wednesday owing to what the management of the airline described as malfunctioning of their planes and lack of aviation fuel.According to NAN, some of [...]

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    Prison sentence of South Korea’s ex-president increased to 32 years

Prison sentence of South Korea’s ex-president increased to 32 years

A South Korean court has sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election.Park was sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty of separate charges including bribery, abuse of power and coercion.Her total prison sentence [...]

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