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Pakistan to honour Saudi crown prince after $20bn deals

Pakistan to honour Saudi crown prince after $20bn deals

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reviews a guard of honour at the Pakistan Prime Minister's House in Islamabad. Pakistan has rolled out the red carpet for the Saudi royal in exchange for economic deals worth over $20 billion (AFP Photo/HANDOUT) Pakistan will confer its highest civilian honour on the Saudi crown prince on




Governorship Election: Okowa signs pact with Urhobos

GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, on Wednesday signed a pact with the Urhobos to ensure that Delta Central Senatorial District produce the next governor in 2023 after his second tenure in office. The signing of the pact with all the traditional rulers of Urhobo land held at the Palace of the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom,




Saudi Crown Prince Once Said He’d Use ‘a Bullet’ on Khashoggi, Report Says

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia once said that he would use a “a bullet” on the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered at the consulate in Istanbul last October, if he did not stop criticizing the Saudi government, according to a report by the New York Times. U.S. intelligence agencies reportedly intercepted a 2017 conversation




Venezuela Crisis Deepens As the World Take Sides

The political standoff in Venezuela continues as the world watches with apprehension and countries begin to take sides, backing one of the two leaders claiming to be president of the crisis-stricken Latin American nation that holds the world’s largest crude oil reserves.   Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó, the president of the National Assembly, declared




Venezuelan Opposition to Fund Regime Change with U.S. Oil Money

Venezuela’s opposition will use oil export proceeds collected in a U.S.-based fund to finance its attempts to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro, Reuters reports, citing Carlos Paparoni, a Venezuelan MP from the opposition. The fund, about which Paparoni gave no details, was set up after last month Washington imposed a new set of sanctions on




APC threatens to punish Amosun for instigating violence at Ogun rally

The All Progressives Congress has vowed to punish the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, for allegedly hiring thugs that attacked President Muhammadu Buhari and party leaders at Monday’s campaign rally of the party in Abeokuta. Expressing regrets at the disruption of the campaign, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement on Tuesday




Return our money or risk legal action, ACPN tells Ezekwesili

The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria on Thursday demanded that its former presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, return all the money generated during her short stay in the party or risk legal action. The national Chairman of the party, Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima, said the party rejected the defence made by Ezekwesili, who had accused the leadership




Ooni of Ife drums support for Moghalu on 2019 Presidential Election

The Kingsley Moghalu’s presidential campaign received a major boost from the ‘throne of Oduduwa,’ with the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, expressing strong admiration and support for the Young Progressives Party (YPP) candidate ahead the February 16 presidential elections. “From the throne of Oduduwa, we are proud of you. Fire on, fire on and




Women’s Group Preaches Violent-Free Campaigns

Worried by the increasing spate of politically-motivated violence in parts of the country in the build up to the forthcoming general elections, the Grassroots Women for Atiku/Obi, (GW4AO), has called on political actors to eschew violence and embrace peace in their campaigns. Presenting its position when the Group, along with the wife of the Senate




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