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  • Anti-Putin protests called ‘dangerous provocation’

    Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Tuesday called anti-corruption protests that brought thousands of people onto the streets of the Russian capital “a dangerous provocation,’’ a news agency reported. Baton-wielding riot police broke up on Monday’s protests and detained hundreds of demonstrators in Moscow and other Russian cities. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who called the protests,…

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  • EU launches action against member states refusing to take migrants

    The European Commission has decided to launch infringement procedures against countries that refused to accept migrants, the commission said on Tuesday. The action is expected to be taken against Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland for their refusal to accept migrants from other EU member states under an EU relocation agreement. The infringement package would be…

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  • “We are not winning in Afghanistan” – US Defence Secretary

    The United States (US) is not winning in Afghanistan, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress on Tuesday, saying he was crafting a new war strategy to brief lawmakers about by mid-July that is widely expected to call for thousands more troops. The remarks were a blunt reminder of the gloom underscoring US military assessments of…

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  • Promoters drop Floyd Mayweather charity fight

    Some organisers of the planned charity boxing fight involving American champion, Floyd Mayweather, on Tuesday announced their withdrew from the event. The fight tagged: “Floyd Mayweather Charity Boxing Match,’’ was scheduled to hold on June 14, at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The organisers including Play Network Nigeria, Transcorp Hilton, George Okoro Media, and Eddie Madaki PR…

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  • Hungary curtails foreign NGOs, U.S billionaire, Soros

    Hungary’s parliament approved Tuesday a crackdown on foreign-backed civil society groups despite an international outcry, in a move seen as targeting US billionaire George Soros. A new law, passed by 130 votes to 44, will force groups receiving more than 24,000 euros ($26,000) annually in overseas funding to register as a “foreign-supported organisation”, or risk…

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  • A’ Ibom PDP stakeholders pass vote of confidence on Udom Emmanuel

    Stakeholders in the Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have passed a vote of confidence on Governor Udom Emmanuel. They have also expressed their rediness to support him for a second term in office. At a meeting in Uyo, the stakeholders agreed that the governor has performed creditably well despite the…

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  • South Africa: More backing for Zuma’s ex-wife as next party leader

    The youth arm of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Tuesday it will back Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former chair of the African Union, to be the party’s next leader Dlamini-Zuma, is President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife.. The Youth League joins the ANC Women’s League, the party’s military veterans and Zuma himself in endorsing Dlamini-Zuma…

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  • Rivers targets N15b monthly IGR

    From: CHRIS  ANUCHA, PORT HARCOURT The Rivers  State  Government  said   it   was  targeting   to  generate  the  sum of N15 billion  as  Internally  Generated Revenue (IGR). The state  was  generating  an average  of N6 biilion  per   month,   until  recently that   the  Internally  Generated  Revenue  moved  to   over N9 billion. Executive Chairman, Rivers  State  Internal  Service, Chief …

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  • Igbo rain anger on Uwazuruike over Kaduna visit

    From: Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka The leader of Biafra Independence Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, on Tuesday, came under fire as he was berated by a number of groups and organisations for visiting Kaduna State to plead for One Nigeria shortly after the quit order given to Igbo in the North. Describing his action as ‘a…

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