UN Chief Condemns Military ‘Takeover’ In Guinea, Demands President’s Release

  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned Sunday’s apparent coup in Guinea and urged putschists who said they had seized power to release the country’s detained president. “I am personally following the situation in Guinea very closely. I strongly condemn any takeover of the government by force of the gun and call for the immediate release of President Alpha … Continue reading UN Chief Condemns Military ‘Takeover’ In Guinea, Demands President’s Release

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South Africa’s Ex-President Zuma Granted Medical Parole

  South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma, jailed for 15 months in July for contempt of court after snubbing graft investigators, was placed on medical parole Sunday just two months into his term, prison authorities announced. Zuma, 79, has been hospitalised since August 6 at a health facility outside the prison where he had been … Continue reading South Africa’s Ex-President Zuma Granted Medical Parole

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From Rescues To Romance: Top Moments At Tokyo Paralympics

A secret evacuation from Kabul, a new British record and a post-race proposal -- there was no shortage of memorable moments at Tokyo's Paralympics, held after a year-long pandemic postponement.

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Tokyo Closes ‘Historic’ Paralympics With Colourful Ceremony

Tokyo bid a colourful farewell to the paralympics on Sunday after 12 days of stereotype-defying, record-shattering performances despite a year-long pandemic delay.

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Paralympics: Athlete Gets Surprise Proposal After Race

In the soggy Olympic Stadium on Thursday, Cape Verde's Keula Semedo failed to qualify for the women's T11 200m semifinals -- but there was a surprise consolation.

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‘I’ll Feel Bad If APC Doesn’t Give Southeast An Opportunity’ – Weekly Quotes

Having reviewed most of the major stories from the passing week, both locally and on the foreign scene, here are top quotes that tend to paint a vivid picture of what transpired and perhaps give us a hint of some things we must expect in the coming days:

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UN Calls For End To Violence In Afghanistan

  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an end to violence in Afghanistan amid fears of a new civil war now that the Taliban has seized power. “I call for an immediate end to violence, for the safety, security and rights of all Afghans to be respected, and for adherence to Afghanistan’s international obligations, … Continue reading UN Calls For End To Violence In Afghanistan

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UAE Loosens Residency Requirements With ‘Green Visa’

  The UAE announced a new visa Sunday allowing foreigners to work in the country without being sponsored by an employer, loosening residency requirements in an attempt to boost economic growth. Foreigners in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates are generally only given limited visas tied to their employment, and long-term residency is difficult to obtain. … Continue reading UAE Loosens Residency Requirements With ‘Green Visa’

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CJN Demands Court Records Of All Conflicting Orders

The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman National Judicial Council (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad has demanded the records of proceedings in all the suits on which conflicting exparte orders were given.

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Akwa Ibom CP Orders Arrest Of Police Over Death Of Prospective NYSC Member

The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Mr Andrew Amiengheme, has ordered the immediate arrest and detention of a police officer, ASP Joweigha Michael over the death of a prospective NYSC member, Kubiat Isaac.

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