Friday, August 14, 2020

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    PHOTOS: Buhari returns — after five days in Paris

PHOTOS: Buhari returns — after five days in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from France where he attended the Paris Peace Forum. Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, announced his arrival via a post on his Facebook page. The president departed the country on Friday to participate in the forum organised by the French government and a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs). He was accompanied by Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti governor, Willie [...]

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    CNN exposes Paris park where Nigerian women are forced into prostitution

CNN exposes Paris park where Nigerian women are forced into prostitution

A new report by the CNN has revealed how some women trafficked from Nigeria are forced into prostitution in a park in Paris, capital city of France. Over the years, stories of women deceived into giving up their money for a "better life" in Europe but later forced into prostitution, have made news headlines. In the recent discovery, the Bois de Vincennes, a [...]

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    Paris, Los Angeles confirmed as hosts of 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games

Paris, Los Angeles confirmed as hosts of 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games

Paris will host the 2024 Olympics while Los Angeles will stage the 2028 edition. The International Olympic Committee confirmed the decision on Wednesday. Paris and Los Angeles were the only cities left in the race for 2024 after Budapest, Hamburg, and Rome withdrew. "Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028! This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of [...]

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    Marcon, youngest French president, sworn in

Marcon, youngest French president, sworn in

Emmanuel Macron became the youngest president in French history on Sunday when he officially took office following a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Macron, a 39-year-old social-liberal who beat far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen with support from the political right and left, laid out the goals of his presidency in a speech that signalled his readiness to [...]

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    Gabon violence: We won’t meddle in African politics, says France

Gabon violence: We won’t meddle in African politics, says France

Jean-Marc Ayrault, France's foreign minister, on Friday said days of meddling in African countries' politics were over. Reacting to the post election violence in Gabon, a former French colony, Ayrault said as Africa’s partner, France does not act if its assistance is not sought. There has been crisis in the country since Wednesday when President Ali Bongo was declared winner of the [...]

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    We may hit London next, ISIS threatens in new video

We may hit London next, ISIS threatens in new video

The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday, suggesting that it may carry out further attacks in the West, naming London, Berlin and Rome as possible targets. A report from Cairo said the video which showed images of the UK Parliament and Eiffel Tower crashing to the ground also showed footage of the Paris and Brussels attacks as well [...]

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    Gunmen open fire outside Paris restaurant

Gunmen open fire outside Paris restaurant

One man was badly injured on Thursday after gunmen opened fire outside Chez Papa, a restaurant in the Bastille area of Paris, capital of France. The victim was said to have been shot in the abdomen. One of the attackers has reportedly been arrested, while two others are said to be on the run. “The gunman was seen running away, before being arrested [...]

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    After Iran, Buhari off to Malta and France

After Iran, Buhari off to Malta and France

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for Malta on Thursday to participate at the 2015 Commonwealth heads of government meeting. Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, confirmed this in a statement, saying at the end of the commonwealth meeting, the president will attend a climate conference in Paris, capital of France. “President Buhari and other heads of state [...]

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    Archbishop of Canterbury: Paris attacks made me doubt God

Archbishop of Canterbury: Paris attacks made me doubt God

Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, says the recent attacks in Paris made him "doubt the presence of God”. In a chat with BBC, the prominent cleric expressed shock over the incidents which led to the deaths of 129 and injuries of 100. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility and threatened to launch more attacks in the days ahead. "I was out and [...]

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    ‘Mastermind’ of Paris attacks killed

‘Mastermind’ of Paris attacks killed

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 28-year-old Belgian militant who is suspected to be the mastermind of the Paris attacks, which led to the deaths of 129 people, has been killed. According to Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins, Abaaoud was among those killed during the raid of St. Denis, a suburb of the French capital, on Wednesday. "Abdel Hamid Abaaoud has just been formally identified, after [...]

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    France ‘goes to war’ with ISIS as woman blows self up

France ‘goes to war’ with ISIS as woman blows self up

President Francois Hollande has declared that France is at war with Islamic State (ISIS), following hours of gun battle on Wednesday in his country’s capital, Paris. The attack, which was as a result of a police raid on a residence in Saint Denis, a Paris suburb where the terrorists  involved in the Friday attacks are believed to be hiding, lead to [...]

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    Paris attacks: 352 injured, 99 in critical condition

Paris attacks: 352 injured, 99 in critical condition

Three-hundred-and fifty-two people are believed to have been injured during Friday’s attacks in Paris, capital of France, with about 99 of them in critical condition. Francois Molins, Paris prosecutor, disclosed this at a news conference on Saturday, saying the incidents were coordinated by three different teams and all the attackers had automatic Kalashnikov weapons. He said one of the attackers was from [...]

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    More attacks are coming, ISIS tells France

More attacks are coming, ISIS tells France

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Friday’s attacks in Paris, capital of France, according to Reuters. The news agency obtained a video where the group called on its members in France to continue carrying out attacks. "The location of the fighters in the video was not clear and it was not possible to determine when it was filmed, but the message [...]

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    ‘Oil prices would stay below $80 till 2020’

‘Oil prices would stay below $80 till 2020’

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says crude oil prices would remain lower than $80 a barrel up until 2020. In the 2015 edition of its flagship World Energy Outlook (WEO 2015) publication, the reputable energy controlling body said the plunge in oil prices has set in motion the forces that lead the market to rebalance. “In the central scenario of WEO-2015, a [...]

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Buhari to continue privatisation programme pursued by Obasanjo, Jonathan

Buhari said that his administration will do all within its powers to sustain Nigeria's position as the number one investment destination in Africa. "With a blessed land, rich in agricultural and mineral resources, skilled and low-cost labour, large market, a robust and competitive private sector anchored on investment policies and legislation to guarantee predictability and consistency with global business practices, we [...]

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    No more love locks in Paris

No more love locks in Paris

Parisian City officials have announced the removal of love locks on the bridges above the Seine River. It has been a growing tourist tradition in Italy, Paris and also the Brooklyn Bridge in New York for couples to sign their names on a padlock then lock it on the railings and throw the keys into the River signifying the strength of [...]

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