Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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    FG secures release of Nigerian placed on death row in Saudi

FG secures release of Nigerian placed on death row in Saudi

Ibrahim Ibrahim (pictured left), an indigene of Zamfara state who was placed on death row in Saudi Arabia, has been rescued. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) announced this in a statement on Tuesday. According to the statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, NIDCOM's head of media and public relations, Ibrahim, a cleric, fell victim to a drug-trafficking syndicate when he travelled to [...]

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    Saudi Arabia ambassador to Nigeria dies in sleep

Saudi Arabia ambassador to Nigeria dies in sleep

Adnan Bostaji, the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Nigeria, is dead. His death was announced in a statement issued by the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Nigeria on Tuesday. The statement said the envoy died in his sleep. He was reportedly confirmed dead at a Turkish hospital in Abuja. “With the deepest sense of sadness and complete submission to the Will of Allah, the Royal [...]

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    Buhari asks Malami to wade in as Saudi places Nigerian cleric on death row

Buhari asks Malami to wade in as Saudi places Nigerian cleric on death row

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, to handle the case of Ibrahim Ibrahim, a Nigerian cleric on death row in Saudi Arabia. Buhari gave the directive after Bello Mutawalle, governor of Zamfara, prevailed on him to see to the release of Ibrahim, an indigene of Zamfara. According to a statement by Zailani Bappa, media aide to Mutawalle, [...]

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    Saudi Arabia bans under 18 marriage

Saudi Arabia bans under 18 marriage

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    Saudi sentences five men to death over Khashoggi’s murder

Saudi sentences five men to death over Khashoggi’s murder

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced five men to death and three others to prison for the killing of Kamal Khashoggi. The kingdom’s public prosecutor’s office announced the sentence on Monday. Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and journalist with Washington Post who was on exile in the US, was killed in October, 2018 at the Saudi consulate in Turkey where he had gone [...]

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    Joshua defeats Ruiz to reclaim world titles

Joshua defeats Ruiz to reclaim world titles

Anthony Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim his three world heavyweight championship belts -- setting some new records in the process.  The judges unanimously adjudged Joshua winner with 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 over Ruiz Jr and made history by winning the first world heavyweight title bout in the Middle East. The fight which drew comparisons with Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman's Rumble [...]

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    DJ Cuppy to perform in Saudi Arabia amid ‘gender discrimination’ concerns

DJ Cuppy to perform in Saudi Arabia amid ‘gender discrimination’ concerns

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    PHOTOS: Buhari, son, Kebbi gov on first day of Saudi summit

PHOTOS: Buhari, son, Kebbi gov on first day of Saudi summit

President Muhammadu Buhari, Yusuf, his son, and Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, were seen at the venue of the third edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII)in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday. Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs; Isa Pantami, minister of communications; Bello Masari, governor of Katsina; and Mele Kyari, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), [...]

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    EXTRA: Borno engages 30 clerics in  Saudi to pray against Boko Haram

EXTRA: Borno engages 30 clerics in Saudi to pray against Boko Haram

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has made an arrangement with 30 clerics in Saudi Arabia to offer prayers against Boko Haram insurgents.  Isa Gusau, the governor’s spokesman, made this known on Saturday.  Gusau explained that the 30 are residents of Mecca who will, on permanent basis, offer daily prayers for the return and sustenance of peace in Borno and the rest [...]

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    Exiled AIT presenter attends Khashoggi’s remembrance in Washington

Exiled AIT presenter attends Khashoggi’s remembrance in Washington

Journalists and human rights activists assembled in Washington on  Wednesday to mark the one year anniversary of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.    Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and journalist with Washington Post who was on exile in the US, was killed, with his body allegedly dismembered. The tragic incident took place at the Saudi consulate in Turkey where he had gone to get [...]

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    US imposes stiffer sanctions on Iran over attack on Saudi oil facilities

US imposes stiffer sanctions on Iran over attack on Saudi oil facilities

President Donald Trump has ordered stiffer sanctions on Iran over the recent drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. Yemen’s Houthi rebels had claimed responsibility for the strikes which cut five per cent of the daily global oil supply but the US said the rebel group did not have the capacity to carry out such strike. "It's very easy to start. If [...]

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    REVEALED! Audio of Khashoggi’s gruesome killing: ‘I listen to music when I cut’

REVEALED! Audio of Khashoggi’s gruesome killing: ‘I listen to music when I cut’

Audio recordings between Jamal Khashoggi and the hit squad that killed him have been revealed.  Kashoggi, a Saudi dissident and journalist with Washington Post who was in exile in the US, was killed, with his body allegedly dismembered on October 2, 2018 at the Saudi consulate in Turkey where he had gone to get documents for his marriage. In one of the [...]

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    Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz Jr rematch to be held in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz Jr rematch to be held in Saudi Arabia

The rematch between Anthony Joshua, Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxer, and his Mexican conqueror, Andy Ruiz Jr, would be held in Saudi Arabia on 7 December. Ruiz Jr defeated Joshua on 1 June in the USA to become the unified heavyweight champion with the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world titles. Although the Saudi Arabia venue for the rematch is a surprise choice, [...]

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    ‘I could go to jail’ — Nicki Minaj reveals why she cancelled Saudi Arabia concert

‘I could go to jail’ — Nicki Minaj reveals why she cancelled Saudi Arabia concert

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    ‘Military smuggled Nigeria into OIC’ — CAN kicks against Buhari’s latest Saudi trip

‘Military smuggled Nigeria into OIC’ — CAN kicks against Buhari’s latest Saudi trip

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s attendance of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Saudi Arabia has fueled the speculations about the "Islamisation agenda" of his government. The Christian body described the trip as unconstitutional, saying Nigeria was “smuggled into OIC during the military”. Buhari departed for Saudi on Thursday, a day after his inauguration, to attend [...]

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    Buhari heading to Saudi Arabia for OIC summit

Buhari heading to Saudi Arabia for OIC summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday depart Abuja for Makkah, Saudi Arabia, to attend a summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. Shehu said the 14th summit of the OIC billed for Friday would be hosted by Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, [...]

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