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How To Curb Illicit Financial Flows, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Paris, France, called for stringent actions against perpetrators of illicit financial flows, including crackdown on safe heavens, warning that continuous impunity will encourage more pilfering of countries’ resources to the detriment of poor and vulnerable populace. Speaking at the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, held on the sidelines of the Centenary of Armistice Day, President Buhari said Nigeria had strengthened its laws and institutions to fight corruption, fast-track recovery of stolen assets and punish offenders, urging more commitment from governments and international institutions….

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Buhari Discusses Peace At Paris Peace Forum With World Leaders

President Buhari delivers his address at the Opening Ceremony of Paris Peace Forum at the Grande Halle de la Villette Paris on 11th Nov 2018 *Paris Peace Forum: President Buhari with other World Leaders including Russian Vladmir Puttin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, UN Secretary General Anthonio Guterres amongst others as he participates at the Opening Ceremony of Paris Peace Forum at the Grande Halle de la Villette Paris on 11th Nov 2018 *Paris Peace Forum: President Buhari with Programme Manager Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment…

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Buhari Joins World Leaders In Paris To Mark World War 1 Centenary

World leaders including President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, United States President Donald Trump, his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and dozens of others who have gathered in Paris joined France’s Emmanuel Macron in commemorating the centenary of the end of World War I in a solemn ceremony in Paris on Sunday. The ceremony at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe war memorial on the Champs-Elysees marked the culmination of events for the 100th anniversary of the end of the four-year onflict which claimed 18 million lives. Macron led dozens of…

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Trump Outlaws Asylum For Migrants Coming To US

Illegal migrants entering through the southern United States border will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule, the Trump administration has said. The new measures would stop asylum for those who breach any presidential restriction on entry. President Trump can stop migration in the “national interest”, a statement said. Rights groups have called the move “illegal.” Immigration was a major focus in Mr Trump’s mid-term election campaign. Frequently attacking a caravan of thousands of Central Americans making their way north through Mexico, Trump ordered troops to the…

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Parents Rejoice As Separatists Release 78 Kidnapped Students In Cameroun

Students kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon’s restive North-West region have been reunited with their parents amid joyful scenes. The 78 boys and girls and three others were seized early on Monday in the region’s capital, Bamenda. A driver was also freed, but the principal and a teacher are still being held. The government and English-speaking separatists have accused each other of orchestrating the kidnapping. After being released, the students were taken in army vehicles back to the Presbyterian Secondary School where their parents were waiting. It was a…

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US Midterm Polls: Democrats Win House Of Reps, Republicans Retain Senate

The United States Democratic Party has taken control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump. Taking control of the lower chamber of Congress for the first time in eight years will enable Democrats to thwart the president’s agenda. But Mr Trump’s Republicans are set to strengthen their grip on the Senate. Tuesday’s vote was seen as a referendum on a polarising president, even though he is not up for re-election till 2020. Female candidates stole the spotlight in an election cycle…

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Boxer Dies After Technical Knock Out In WBC Title Bout

Italian Christian Daghio has tragically died after a boxing title fight in Bangkok, Thailand. The 49-year-old, a former champion in Muay Thai and boxing, passed away in the hospital Friday after he was put in a coma due to injuries suffered during the WBC Asia title match against Don Parueang on October 26. He leaves behind his wife and 5-year-old daughter. Footage shows Daghio being knocked out in the 12th round after receiving several huge punches to his head and face. He was immediately treated by medical staff in the…

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Mid-Term Elections: Race Row Intensifies As Americans Vote Today In

………34m Already Voted Race-baiting allegations have mired the homestretch of the United States mid-term elections today, turning it into one of the ugliest campaigns in recent times. US networks have withdrawn President Donald Trump’s ad about a cop-killing illegal immigrant. Meanwhile, racist automated calls targeted prominent African-American candidates in Florida and Georgia. Control of Congress is up for grabs in Tuesday’s poll, which is being seen as a referendum on Mr Trump. His ability to govern in the final two years of his term will hinge upon the outcome of…

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Iran Warns Of War Over Re-imposed Sanctions

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to “break” swingeing sanctions re-imposed by the United States targeting core parts of the economy. The Trump administration is restoring all sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal in a bid to pressure Iran. They will hit oil exports, shipping and banks, and make it difficult to do business with the oil-rich nation. But Mr Rouhani struck a defiant tone, saying that Iran would “continue selling oil”. “We will proudly break the sanctions,” he said at a meeting of economic officials. European countries which…

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Catholic Priest Charged For Getting 17-Year-Old Girl Pregnant

A Catholic priest has been charged with sexual battery after he allegedly got a 17 year-old altar girl pregnant. Father Henry Christopher Foxhoven, 45, faces eight counts of the crime after telling his local bishop in Cleveland, Ohio, about his relationship with the teen, it is claimed. That prompted Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith to order a search of the priest’s home Monday. Sheriff Smith said his deputies found ‘evidence of criminal activity, such as several used condoms and a used pregnancy test with a positive indication.’ Foxhaven and the…

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