Jerusalem as the capital of Isreal

Jerusalem, the per-christian capital of Israel according to Biblical accounts, is back in controversy over the declaration of the president of the United states of America, Donald Trump that he now recognize it as the capital of Israel. Many Christians see this as a fulfillment of Biblical prophecies, though Jews whose land they defend do not recognize Christianity as a genuine religion, claiming that Christianity is formed by followers of one who believed he was the Messiah. Since the destruction of the city in about 70 AD, and the subsequent…

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North Korea fires another missile

North Korea, after a period of quietus from throwing verbal missiles and game of harangue, claim to have tested another missile with the capacity to reach and cause havoc to the American mainland. This time, they claim that the new intercontinental ballistic missile is reputed to carry super large heavy warhead.  South Korean state news agency KCNA described the new missile as  “the most powerful ICBM” (that) “meets the goal of the completion of the rocket weaponry system development.” The missile reportedly reached the highest level that any North Korean…

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Buhari Attends EU-AU Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to attend the 5th European Union-African Union Summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. According to a statement on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the summit will hold on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Adesina, in the statement made available to journalists in Abuja, said Buhari would participate in working sessions on the summit’s theme, “Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Development.” He added that the President will, on the margins of the summit, meet with a number of African Heads of State and…

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Mugabe Granted Immunity

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. According to the source, Mugabe was assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation. Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe for close to four decades but stepped down on Tuesday after the army seized power and the ruling party turned against him. Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president, is set to be sworn in as president on Friday.  Zimbabwe was once one…

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Mnangagwa To Be Sworn In On Friday

Zimbabwe’s ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as successor to Robert Mugabe at a ceremony on Friday, state media said Wednesday, a day after the 93-year-old’s shock resignation. “The former vice president, who had been out of the country after he was sacked from both party and government, will… replace comrade Robert Mugabe who resigned,” the state-run ZBC news site said on Wednesday. Mnangagwa was to return to the country Wednesday to take power after Mugabe’s resignation brought a sudden end to 37 years of authoritarian rule.…

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Mugabe, Wife, Top Allies Holed Up In ‘Blue House’

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, his wife Grace and two key figures from her G40 political faction are under house arrest at Mugabe’s “Blue House” compound in Harare and are insisting the 93-year-old finishes his presidential term, a source said. The G40 figures are cabinet ministers Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere, who fled to the compound after their homes were attacked by troops in Tuesday night’s coup, the source, who said he had spoken to people inside the compound, said. Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler, an intelligence…

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AU Says It Will Not Accept Coup In Zimbabwe

The head of the African Union said Thursday that the body “will never accept the military coup d’etat” in Zimbabwe. “We demand respect for the constitution, a return to the constitutional order and we will never accept the military coup d’etat,” Alpha Conde said in an interview with French journalists in Paris. “We know there are internal problems. They need to be resolved politically by the ZANU-PF party and not with an intervention by the army,” added Conde, who is also Guinea’s president.  

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‘Mugabe Under House Arrest’ – Jacob Zuma

President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest in Zimbabwe, South Africa said Wednesday, adding it was sending envoys on behalf of the region’s bloc after the army apparently took over. “President Zuma spoke to President Robert Mugabe earlier today who indicated that he was confined to his home but said that he was fine,” the South African government said in a statement. “Zuma, in his capacity as Chair of the Southern African Development Community, is sending Special Envoys to Zimbabwe.” South Africa will send its intelligence and defence ministers, the…

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Mugabe Overthroned

Zimbabwe’s military appeared to be in control of the country Wednesday as generals denied staging a coup but used state television to vow to target “criminals” close to President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe’s decades-long grip on power was dramatically weakened as military vehicles blocked roads outside the parliament in Harare and senior soldiers delivered a late-night television address to the nation. “We wish to assure the nation that his excellency the president… and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed,” Major General Sibusiso Moyo said, slowly reading…

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Synagogue becomes Mecca for Liberian presidential hopefuls

Synagogue Church of All Nations has become an anchor of hope for Liberian presidential hopefuls. On Sunday, 22 October 2017, George Weah, a senator and front runner in the presidential election, was in the corporate headquarters of the Synagogue Church at Ikotun Egbe, a suburb of Lagos. Joseph Boakai, the current Vice president of Liberia, was also in contact with the Man at the Synagogue, Temitope Balogun Joshua. He may visit the Church any time. Weah, brought into limelight as an international footballer, was addressed directly by Joshua during the…

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Arms Importation: Buhari Meets Turkish Leader

By Bayo Bernard High level diplomatic talks are currently on going between the Nigerian government and its Turkish counterpart. The meeting taking place in Ankra, the Turkish capital, the magazine learnt was at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had arrived Turkey, yesterday October 18 where he was expected to take part in the 9th summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) tomorrow.. The relations between the two friendly nations have recently been challenged by incessant importation of dangerous arms into the country. Four times within the last eight months…

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Stoichkov Backs Catalonia Independence Referendum

Former Barcelona favourite Hristo Stoichkov on Thursday backed the independence referendum in Catalonia and denounced the violence that marred the banned vote. “The leaders of Catalonia and the people who voted decided that the moment has come to separate and I will back them,” Stoichkov, a Bulgarian, told his country’s public broadcaster BNT. “This is only natural. I’ve lived there for 27 years. I know what they have given me and what I have given them.” Renowned for his sharp tongue, 51-year-old Stoichkov accused the Spanish government of being responsible…

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Senate Says Nigerian Embassies Are Facing Threats From Host Countries

THE Senate, yesterday, raised the alarm that the nation’s diplomatic missions were facing challenges of inability to pay home-based officers allowances, local staff salaries, rent for residences, chanceries and other staff official quarters. According to the Senate, with these myriad of issues and financial woes, the collective and corporate image of Nigeria is suffering at the moment, thereby resulting in the loss of prestige and influence in the comity of nations. It, however, vowed to come up with ways to fix what it described as total mess and embarrassment to…

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Saudi Arabia Appoints First Female Spokeswoman

Saudi Arabia appointed its first female spokesperson at its embassy in Washington, hours after Saudi women were granted the right to drive. “Proud to serve the @SaudiEmbassyUSA as the spokeswoman. I’m grateful for the opportunity, the support, and well wishes,” the spokeswoman, Fatimah Baeshen, wrote on Twitter. Baeshen previously worked at the ministries of labour and economy between 2014 and 2017, according to the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya broadcaster. She also worked as a consultant at the World Bank and the Islamic Development Bank. On Tuesday, King Salman ordered the Interior…

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Hurricanes, quakes in increasing intensity

Angry nature has continued to ignore the seeming helplessness of the civilized world to protest man’s degradation of the earth surface through hurricanes, earthquakes and floods. This time, the continuous pummeling of the American coastline continues with Hurricane Maria, a tropical storm that moves with increasing anger across the Caribbean. from a category two storm, it continued to increase in intensity until it has currently been designated as Category 5. Puerto Rico saw the fury firsthand in what the governor described as a potentially most catastrophic hurricane to hit the…

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Yacob Becomes Singapore First Female President

Singapore got its first female president Wednesday, but the milestone was overshadowed by criticism that her selection was undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post after authorities decided her rivals did not meet eligibility criteria. It was not the first time in the affluent city-state — which is tightly controlled and has been ruled by the same party for decades — that the…

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The Rage Of Nature

Nature seem to rage at humans as rains unleash flood all over the world with devastating consequences By Uche Mbah Its a monster. It is deadly. It is a Hurricane. Its in a rage. It is Irma. The purr of Irma touched down at the Florida Keys in a rage, battering the Peninsula with 145mph gusts. It flooded downtown Miami, battering the die hard stay-backs-as for example, st. Petersburg, where many refused to leave- after millions were ordered to evacuate.It left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean, and according…

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Arms Sale To Nigeria, US Soft Pedals

The United States government soft pedals in the sale of arms to Nigeria, renewing the military  confidence to fight Bokoharam By Stephen Ubanna After several years of behind the scene manourvering , the United States government has finally agreed to sellmilitary  war planes and weapons to the  Nigeria government  to support the military campaign against the terrorist group, Boko Haram , which have ravaged the country over the past 16 years.  This is coming on the heels of the insurgents repeated attacks and killing of soldiers in the south east…

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North Korea and the ‘Fire and fury’ threat by Trump

After diplomatic hide and seek, threats and counter threats, the spectare of nuclear Holocaust has suddenly become real. With recent reports that North Korea has been able to build a nuclear warhead miniaturized enough to fit into the head of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the walls built around the possibility of attack on the United States crumbled into a ruin of uncertainties.With recent United Nations Sanctions stoking more tensions, the question now is no longer if but when the escalating hostilities will result in direct confrontations.On North Korea’s current trajectory,…

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North Korea: Fear Grips Americans

By Bayo Bernard In the event of any preemptive nuclear strike against the United States of America by the North Korea regime what will the President Donald Trump administration do? This is the question now agitating the minds of many Americans as the tension between the two countries escalates. The regime leader Kim Jong-Un has lately threatened to attack Guam, a United States territory in the Pacific. Senior military officials in PENTAGON, United States military arm have been meeting to respond to any threat from the North, sources say. North…

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