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All Haitian Migrants Gone from Texas Border Camp, US Officials Say

No migrants remained Friday at the Texas border encampment where almost 15,000 people — most of them Haitians — had converged just days earlier seeking asylum, local and federal officials said. It’s a dramatic change from last Saturday, when the number peaked as migrants driven by confusion over the Biden administration’s policies and misinformation on…
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Two Canadian Citizens Detained in China for More Than 1000 Days Have Been Released

Two Canadian citizens who were detained by Beijing for more than 1,000 days have left Chinese airspace and will arrive back in Canada early on Saturday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters on Friday. Trudeau said Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor boarded a plane headed for Canada at about 7:30 p.m. ET Friday night and…
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Yoruba Group Accuses FG Of Sponsoring Pro-Buhari Protesters at the UN – Trending with Ojy Okpe

  Prof. Banji Akintoye, the Chairman of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, a yoruba agitation group, has accused the Federal Government of paying black foreigners living in the US $500 per head to stage a Pro-Buhari and a One Nigeria March opposite the United Nations headquarters in New York, as President Muhammadu Buhari…
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Kim’s Sister Says North Korea Ready End War with South If Conditions Met

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says they are willing to resume talks with the South if it ends its “hostile policies”. Kim Yo-jong was responding to a renewed call from the South to officially declare an end to the Korean War. The conflict, which split the peninsula into two, ended in…
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Executions Will Return to Afghanistan, Says Senior Taliban Official

The Taliban’s notorious former head of religious police has said extreme punishments such as executions and amputations will resume in Afghanistan. Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, now in charge of prisons, told AP News amputations were “necessary for security”. He said these punishments may not be meted out in public, as they were under previous Taliban rule…
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Catalan Separatist Carles Puigdemont Arrested in Italy

Exiled Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has been detained in Italy on a Spanish arrest warrant. Spain has accused him of sedition for a breakaway independence referendum in 2017 that the courts ruled illegal. At the time he was president of Catalonia but fled to Belgium after the vote. He lives there and sits as…
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African Leaders Highlight Vaccine Inequity in UN General Assembly Speeches

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution came into sharper focus on Thursday as many leaders of African countries, whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots, stepped to the podium to speak at the United Nations General Assembly. Already, the struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic has featured prominently in world leaders’…
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ARISE.TV HEADLINES 24-09-21

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US-Africa Policy Chief Hails Buhari’s Counter-terrorism Advice

The Founder of Rosslyn Group, a Washington-based government relations firm specialising in Africa, Mr. John Rosenberg, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s August 15, 2021 article published in The Financial Times of London. Speaking recently at 2021 US-Nigeria Investments Summit held in New York, a side event of the 76th Session of the United Nations General…
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Nigeria’s Central Bank Chief Emefiele Woos Foreign Investors with Prospects

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele has called on Nigerians in the diaspora and other foreign investors to take advantage of the opportunities in the country. Emefiele insisted that despite the economic challenges, numerous investment opportunities with good returns abound in the country. This is just as the Conference of Nigerian Political…
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Nigeria: Against Mood of the Nation, PDP Retains Chairmanship in South

As predicted by many and against the mood of the nation, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may have finally settled for its chairmanship to come from the South, paving way for a northern presidential candidate and dashing hope of those asking that the party fields a southerner to fly its presidential ticket. Thursday…
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WHO Backs Regeneron Drug for Covid-19, Urges Action on Price

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has added the Regeneron antibody drug cocktail – casirivimab and imdevimab – to its list of treatments for people with COVID-19, urging the manufacturer to reduce the price and ensure equitable distribution. Clinical studies showed the drug combination was effective in patients who were not severely ill but at high…
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Gabby Petito Case: FBI issues Arrest Warrant for Boyfriend Brian Laundrie

The FBI has issued a federal arrest warrant for Gabby Petito’s boyfriend for his “use of unauthorized devices” following her death. The indictment says Brian Laundrie used a debit card and PIN number for accounts that did not belong to him between 30 August and 1 September. Ms Petito’s body was found on Sunday inside…
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Gas Crisis Leaves Europe Searching for Solutions

A surge in gas prices has hit consumers and energy firms in the UK, with knock-on effects for the food industry and supplies of carbon dioxide. Elsewhere in Europe, consumers are also facing a steep rise in energy bills, and governments are scrambling to help. The crisis has highlighted the difficulty for Europeans in funding…
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China Bans All Crypto-Related Transactions

China’s central bank said all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal and must be banned, sending the strongest signal yet on its determination to crack down on the industry. All cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Tether, are not fiat currency and cannot be circulated on the market, the People’s Bank of China said on its website. All crypto-related…
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Multichoice Pays N8bn Deposit In ‘Tax Evasion’ Dispute, Tribunal Adjourns Ruling To October 20

In complying with the directives of the tax appeal tribunal (TAT), Multichoice Nigeria Limited has deposited an amount required by the law with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Multichoice disclosed this on Thursday at the resumption of the tribunal hearing over the alleged N1.8 trillion tax evasion dispute. The company is the parent company…
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UN Sec-Gen Guterres Applauds AfDB’s Global Leadership on Climate Adaptation

Six weeks ahead of this year’s global climate summit (COP26), African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina on Thursday spoke out on the urgent need to finance climate adaptation. He called on the developed world to deliver on its promise of $100 billion per year for climate change. The African Development Bank chief was…
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CDC Endorses Covid Booster Shots for Millions of Older Americans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on a series of recommendations from a panel of advisers late Thursday. The advisers said boosters…
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Iran Seeks Better Relations with Nigeria, Proposes Direct Flights Between Tehran and Lagos

Islamic Republic of Iran has expressed her willingness to commence direct flights to Nigeria. Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States with Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said “Iranian-based Mahan…
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Petroleum Act: Our People Are Not Happy, 3% Not Enough, Akwa Ibom Governor Emmanuel Says

  Governor Udom Emmanuel rarely speaks to the press, preferring instead, for his deeds to do talking. On Thursday, the governor of Nigeria’s largest oil producer in the coastal south of the country coomenced celebration of its 34th anniversary, since its creation from the old Cross River State. Emmanuel joined ARISE News Morning Show to…
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IPOB Accuses FG of Perfecting Plans To Keep Nnamdi Kanu Locked Up – Trending with Ojy Okpe

The Indigenous People of Biafra, through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, is alleging that the federal government has perfected plans not to bring IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu to court on October 21, the date scheduled for his trial. Meanwhile, reactions are trailing the seizure of the mansion and other property belonging to the former governor of…
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‘Inhumane’: US Special Envoy to Haiti Resigns Over Migrant Expulsions

The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti has resigned, protesting “inhumane” large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland wracked by civil strife and natural disaster, U.S. officials said Thursday. Daniel Foote was appointed to the position only in July, following the assassination of Haiti’s president. Even before the migrant expulsions from the small Texas…
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ARISE.TV HEADLINES 23-09-21

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NNPC Says Global Gas Crisis May Push Oil Prices $10 Higher in Three Months

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday said the global natural gas crisis, which has resulted in rising prices, could push up oil prices by as much as $10 a barrel over the next three to six months. Wholesale gas prices have surged by 250 per cent since the beginning of the year, including…
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Nigeria: Ondo Governor Akeredolu Says Kaduna Governor El-Rufai Inciting Herders to Flout Anti-Open Grazing Law

  The Ondo State Governor and Chairman, Southern Governors’ Forum, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, took a swipe at his Kaduna State counterpart, Nasir El-Rufai, for criticising the legal approach adopted by the southern governors in handling the open grazing crisis, saying his statement was a ploy to externalise banditry in the country. Also while speaking…
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Angry Scenes at Haiti Airport as Deported Migrants Arrive

Angry scenes broke out at Haiti’s main airport after migrants were deported to the country from the US. On Tuesday, migrants at the airport in Port-au-Prince rushed back towards the plane they had arrived on, while others threw shoes at the jet. Last weekend, the US started flying out migrants from a Texas border town…
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Nigeria’s North a Minority Masquerading as Majority, Yoruba Socio-political Leader Adebanjo Says

Leader of Afenifere, a Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on Wednesday, said Nigeria’s north was actually a minority, but which has maintained a majority claim over the rest of ethnic nationalities in Nigeria. An apparently flustered Yoruba leader, however, contended that it was the colonial masters, who stage-managed the northern population, thereby prompting their…
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West Ham Bundle Man United Out of EFL Cup

West Ham gained revenge for Sunday’s Premier League defeat against Manchester United by knocking their hosts out of the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford. Manuel Lanzini’s ninth-minute effort, his first goal in almost 12 months and only his second since May 2019, proved enough to take David Moyes’ men into the last 16. Not even…
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‘Go Big’: US Doubles Covid Vaccine Purchases for Global Sharing

President Joe Biden has announced that the United States will double its purchases of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines for low and middle-income countries, bringing its pledged donations to a total of 1.1 billion doses. Speaking at a virtual international summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday, Biden described the ramping up…
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UEFA Urges FIFA to Stop Pushing Biennial World Cup Plan

European football’s governing body UEFA has urged FIFA to stop pushing its plan for a two-year World Cup and instead to engage in “genuine consultation” about reform of the international match calendar. FIFA, the governing body of world football, is conducting a feasibility study into holding the tournament on a biennial basis, a change from…
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IMF Board Meets over Alleged Manipulation of World Bank ‘Doing Business’ Report

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday met for an initial briefing from the Ethics Committee on the alleged role of the Fund’s Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ 2018 report. An independent investigation released by a law firm, WilmerHale, had on September 16 reported that high-ranking…
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Up Close with Obi Asika, Nigeria’s Entertainment Entrepreneur

  If there was a West African equivalent of the Hollywood walk of fame, the Nigerian entertainment impresario Obi Asika would have his own star on it, not just for his services to the world of music and his discovery of stars like Naeto C, Banky W and Sasha P, but also for his television…
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Venezuela Sesks Economic Ties in Oil Production with Nigeria

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, has called for economic ties with Nigeria, particularly in the area of oil production. The call was made during a bilateral meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Félix Plasencia, on the sidelines of the United Nations General…
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Nigeria’s Drug Enforcement Agency Arrests Trafficker with $5.5m Cocaine at Abuja Airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested one Okey Eze at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with 350 wraps of cocaine worth over N2.3billion (about $5.5m) on the street. A statement on Wednesday by the spokesman of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi said Okey Eze, 38 years old, who claims to be…
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Restructuring of Nigeria inevitable, Says Yoruba Socio-political Group Leader Adebanjo

Leader of the Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation (Afenifere), Chief Ayo Adebanjo , Wednesday, said restructuring of the country is inevitable, saying Nigeria needs a new constitution for equity, peace and justice to reign. This is just as he said the present constitution is faulty and compromised by the military and not sustainable. Chief Adebanjo who…
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France’s Envoy to Return to US after Talks Between Macron and Biden

France will send its ambassador back to Washington next week after French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden agreed in a phone call Wednesday to meet next month over a submarine spat that sent relations between the longtime allies into a tailspin. The two heads of state “have decided to open a process…
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Pat Utomi: Nigeria Runs the Risk of Another Debt Trap if It Doesn’t Stop Borrowing

    Prof Pat Utomi, a political economist, academician and former presidential candidate joined the Morning Show on Wednesday to discuss  the structural adjustments Nigeria’s fiscal and monetary authorities will have to make to revive the economy and address the foreign exchange crisis it finds itself in. Watch the interview for more… This post was written by…
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APC Not for All Comers, Igbokwe Says in Reaction to Fani-Kayode’s Defection 

  Joe Igbokwe, a member of the All Progressives Congress, has not hidden his distaste for Femi Fani-Kayode, a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party and former aviation minister, who decamped to the APC last week. Reacting to the defection, Igbokwe faulted his party for accepting Fani-Kayode into its fold, saying that the former…
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Sanusi Says Nigerians Should Stop Insulting Their Leaders – Trending with Ojy Okpe

  Former Emir of Kano and leader of Tijjaniyya Movement in Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, has asked Nigerians to stop insulting their leaders over the hardship faced in the country. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Uche Ogah, has accused the elite of undermining the country’s tottering economy by aiding and abetting gold…
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ARISE.TV HEADLINES 22-09-21

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Usyk Could Be Joshua’s Toughest Test, Ex-World Champion Groves Says

Britain’s Anthony Joshua could face his toughest test yet when he fights Oleksandr Usyk in London on Saturday, says ex-world champion George Groves. Joshua, 31, puts his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight titles on the line against Usyk, a former undisputed cruiserweight world champion. The 34-year-old Ukrainian has won all 18 professional fights,…
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Trump Sues Niece and New York Times Over Tax Story

Former US President Donald Trump is suing his niece and the New York Times over a 2018 article that alleged he was involved in “dubious tax schemes”. The lawsuit, filed in New York, accuses Mary Trump and newspaper reporters of being “engaged in an insidious plot” to obtain confidential documents. It alleges that Ms Trump,…
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Melbourne Earthquake: Tremor Rattles Southeast Australia

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake has rattled southeast Australia, damaging buildings in the city of Melbourne. The earthquake happened about 09:15 local time (23:15 GMT) on Wednesday at Mansfield, not far from the Victorian state capital. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said “we have had no reports of serious injuries and that is very good news”. The…
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Samuel Eto’o Announces Candidacy for Presidency of Cameroon Football Federation

Former Cameroon international Samuel Eto’o is to stand as a candidate in the race for the presidency of his country’s football federation (Fecafoot). The former Barcelona and Inter Milan star made the announcement on his social media pages on Tuesday evening, saying he had taken the decision “out of love for Cameroon and passion for…
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‘Game-changer’: China to Stop Funding Overseas Coal Projects

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that China would no longer fund the construction of new coal-fired power projects overseas, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the United Nations General Assembly. China has supported coal projects in developing countries including Indonesia and Bangladesh and has been under heavy diplomatic pressure…
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Brazil’s Health Minister Tests Positive for Covid at UN General Assembly

Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was the first world leader to speak. The Brazilian government said on Tuesday that Queiroga, who had received a COVID-19 vaccine, was the second member of Bolsonaro’s entourage to test…
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Amnesty Blames Top Covid Jab Makers for Vaccine Inequality

Six top manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccine “are fuelling an unprecedented human rights crisis through their refusal to waive intellectual property rights and share vaccine technology”, Amnesty International said in a report. In the report released on Wednesday, titled “A Double Dose of Inequality”, the rights group denounced AstraZeneca, BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Novavax…
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Many Haitian Migrants Are Being Released in the US, Officials Say

Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion. Haitians have been freed on a “very, very large scale” in recent days, according to one U.S. official who…
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Evergrande’s Domestic Bond Payment Deal Soothes Fears

China Evergrande Group’s main unit said on Wednesday it negotiated a deal with bondholders to settle interest payments on a domestic bond, which helped calm fears of an imminent default that could unleash global financial chaos. China’s central bank also injected 90 billion yuan ($14 billion) into the banking system, in a sign of support…
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Nigerians Offer Artworks to British Museum in Exchange for Looted Bronzes

A new guild of artists from Nigeria’s Benin City has offered to donate artworks to the British Museum in London as a way to encourage it to return the priceless Benin Bronzes that were looted from the city’s royal court by British troops in 1897. Created in the once mighty Kingdom of Benin from at…
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South Africa’s Banyana Spank Nigeria’s Falcons to Dominate Aisha Buhari Cup

Two penalties and an own goal by defender Michelle Alozie conspired to hand South Africa’s Banyana Banyana victory over the Super Falcons in the final match of the maiden edition of Aisha Buhari Invitational Tournament at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos on Tuesday. The incidences of penalties and own goal should take nothing away from…
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German Auto Giants Place Their Bets on Hydrogen Cars

Battery power may be the frontrunner to become the car technology of the future, but don’t rule out the underdog hydrogen. That’s the view of some major automakers, including BMW and Audi, which are developing hydrogen fuel-cell passenger vehicle prototypes alongside their fleets of battery cars as part of preparations to abandon fossil fuels. They…
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Taliban Names Afghan UN Envoy, Asks to Speak to World Leaders

The Taliban have asked to address world leaders at the United Nations in New York this week and nominated their Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan’s U.N. ambassador, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi made the request in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on…
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Hakeem Baba-Ahmed: Ayo Adebanjo, Edwin Clark Have No Business Leading People 

Following controversial comments made over the weekend that northerners will not be treated as second class citizens in Nigeria ahead of the 2023 Presidential Elections, Northern Elders Forum  spokesman Hakeem Baba-Ahmed appeared on ARISE News Morning Show on Tuesday to clarify his comments, and shed more light on his position. Watch the  video for more……
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Nigeria’s 2023 Presidency: The North Isn’t Intimidated Nor Scared,  Hakeem Baba-Ahmed Says  

  Followimg controversial comments made over the weekend that northerners will not be treated as second class citizens in Nigeria ahead of the 2023 Presidentoal Elections, Northern Elders Forum  spokesman Hakeem Baba-Ahmed appeared on ARISE News Mornimg Show on Tuesday to clarify his comments, and shed more light on his position. Watch the interview for more… This…
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South Africa To Start Next Phase Of New 2,500 MW Nuclear Plant

As a way of boosting South Africa’s energy security and also ending the procurement process by 2024, the country is set to go ahead with plans for a new 2,500-megawatt nuclear power plant. Last month, South Africa’s energy regulator backed a long-term government plan to build new nuclear power units, a move that could help…
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Facebook Spent $13bn on Safety And Security Since 2016, Now Has Over 40K Workers

Facebook has released a report stating that it has spent more than $13 billion on safety and security efforts since the 2016 US election, and now has 40 000 employees working on those issues. The 40 000 safety and security workers include outside contractors who focus on content moderation. The new statistics meant to demonstrate…
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Shell Pledges To Surprise Investors with $7bn Payout On Shale Deal

Barely two months after raising dividends by almost 40 percent and starting a $2 billion share buyback, Shell has again pledged to give its shareholders and investors an unexpected $7 billion payout on shale deal. The cash pledge by Royal Dutch Shell Plc comes after the company promised to give them three quarters of the…
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Aisha Buhari, 1999 Super Falcons Dazzle at NFF-Aiteo Football Awards

The third edition of the annual NFF-Aiteo Football Awards took the City of Lagos by storm on Monday night, with the country’s First Lady, Dr (Mrs) Aisha Buhari, as well as four-time African Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala, home-based professional Gift Monday and the Super Falcons’ class of 1999 the star attractions at the…
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China Aims for Better Bilateral Relations, Trade with Nigeria

Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun has said the bilateral relations and trade between China and Nigeria would soon reach a new higher level. He made the revelation in Abuja on Tuesday during a media chat to mark the Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival in China, one of the most important traditional holidays in the…
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Nicaragua Seeks Stronger Ties with Nigeria

The Republic of Nicaragua has called for stronger bilateral cooperation with the Nigeria. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Nicaragua, Denis Moncada Colindres, made the call during a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York,…
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UN’s Guterres Says Humanity’s Choice Is Peace or Peril

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the world has a choice to make between living in peace or in perpetual peril. In his address to commemorate, International Day of Peace celebrated globally on September 21, Guterres said: “As a human family, we face a stark choice – peace or perpetual peril. We must choose…
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UK PM Johnson Calls on Richest Countries to Meet $100bn Climate Pledge

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at a meeting of world leaders on climate change in New York on Tuesday warned that more must be given by rich economies to support developing countries’ transition to net zero. Ahead of the Paris Agreement, developed countries committed to mobilise $100 billion a year from 2020 to support developing…
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Nigeria, Denmark Collaborate Against Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Nigeria’s government and her Danish counterpart have expressed readiness to collaborate to fight piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The renewed effort by both governments took place during a bilateral meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the Foreign Minister of Denmark, Jeppe Kofod, on the sidelines of the ongoing 76th United…
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Northern Nigeria Wants Fiscal Federalism – Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

  The Northern Elders Forum has again dismissed the call by the Southern Governors’ Forum that the next Nigerian president must come from the south. Its spokesman, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, said at the weekend in  Kaduna that the north was not for sale, no matter the pressure or antics from the southern governors to…
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FG Against Naming and Shaming Terror Sponsors – Trending with Ojy Okpe

Following the announcement of six Nigerians out of 38 persons on the UAE’s list of terrorism sponsors last week, presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina on live television on Monday, said the federal government is not interested in naming and shaming them. Meanwhile Christopher Musa, theatre commander of the north-east joint task force — Operation Hadin Kai…
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ARISE.TV HEADLINES 21-09-21

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Russia Behind Litvinenko Murder, European Rights Court Rules

Russia was responsible for the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has found. Litvinenko, a former Russian spy who became a British citizen, died of polonium poisoning in 2006 in London. A UK public inquiry conducted in 2016 concluded that the killing was “probably approved” by Russian President Vladimir Putin.…
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No More Open Grazing in Lagos as Governor Sanwo-Olu Signs Bill into Law  

Eleven days after the House of Assembly passed the bill prohibiting open grazing of cattle in Lagos, the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday has signed it into law. This is just as Sanwo-Olu has said the state aims to vaccinate 30 per cent of its population within one year. Also, in order to…
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Coup Attempt Fails in Sudan, State Media Says

 The government in Sudan says it has thwarted an attempted military coup. “There has been a failed coup attempt, the people should confront it,” state media reported on Tuesday. Reports from the capital Khartoum and nearby Omdurman say there has been intense military activity, and the main bridge across the River Nile has been closed.…
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Nigeria: Your Utterances are Reckless, Careless, Southern/Middle Belt Alliance Tells NEF

The issue of rotational presidency sparked yet another debate on Monday following a boast at the weekend by Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, that the North could retain the country’s presidency, irrespective of the South, if the region’s numerical strength was factored in. But the Southern and Middle…
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Covid-19: Lagos Targets 30% Vaccination in One Year  

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the state aims to vaccinate 30 per cent of its population within one year. According to a statement, the governor said this at the 2021 Global Citizen Live Concert held at Fela’s Afrika Shrine at Ikeja, Lagos. Audiences in 11 cities across the world, including Paris, Seoul, London,…
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African-inspired Ikoyi Wins World 50 Best Restaurant Award  

Ikoyi, a London-based restaurant has become the first in the United Kingdom to be awarded the prestigious ‘One To Watch Award’ by the World 50 Best Restaurants. Serving African-inspired food, the restaurant is named after a district of Lagos and was co-founded by childhood friends Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale in 2017. According to Daily…
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BP Oil Merchant Says He Was Fired Over Nigeria Bribe Concerns

Former oil merchant, Jonathan Zarembok, has alleged that he was fired by BP Plc because he voiced concerns about bribes being paid in Nigeria to secure local contracts, according to a sprawling London employment suit that sheds light on the energy giant’s lucrative trading floor. Zarembok, who traded on BP’s West Africa desk, alleged that…
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Joshua Commends Usyk for ‘Jumping in at the Deep End’ with Heavyweight Title Bid

Anthony Joshua has commended Oleksandr Usyk for “jumping in at the deep end” with his world heavyweight title tilt after just two fights in the class. Britain’s Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against Usyk in London on Saturday. Ukrainian Usyk is the mandatory WBO challenger and held all four belts…
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EU, UNICEF: More Than 300,000 Killed in Nigeria’s Northeast Conflict

The European Union (EU) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have estimated that more than 300,000 children have lost their lives in the troubled north-eastern region of the country. The two international bodies said they were working together to provide community-based psychosocial services aimed at improving mental health for 5,129 out-of-school children…
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‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Sentenced to 25 Years on Terror Charges

The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving hundreds of his countrymen from genocide was convicted of terrorism offenses Monday and sentenced to 25 years at a trial that human rights watchdogs and other critics of Rwanda’s repressive government have described as an act of retaliation. Paul Rusesabagina, credited with sheltering ethnic Tutsis…
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‘Eating Only Leaves’: Dying of Hunger in Ethiopia’s blockaded Tigray

In parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days. At a health center last week, a mother and her newborn weighing just 1.7 pounds died from hunger. In every district of the more than 20 where one aid group works, residents have starved to death. For months, the United Nations…
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White House Condemns Border Guard Use of Whip-like Cord Against Haitian Migrants

The White House on Monday criticized the use of horse reins to threaten Haitian migrants after images circulated of a U.S. border guard on horseback charging at migrants near a riverside camp in Texas. The mostly Haitian migrants in recent days have been crossing back and forth between Ciudad Acuna in Mexico and the sprawling…
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Canada’s Trudeau Wins Another Minority in Election, Claims ‘Clear Mandate’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hung onto power on Monday as his main rival conceded defeat, saying he had won a clear mandate to govern although he fell short of his goal for a majority win. Trudeau, in power since 2015 and governing with a minority of House of Commons seats since 2019, decided to…
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US To Relax Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Foreign Air Travellers in November

The United States will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said on Monday, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started early last year. The decision, announced by White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients, marked an…
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Aisha Buhari Cup: Black Queens Beat Lionesses 2-0

The buzz of the maiden edition of Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament got louder on Monday as the Secretary General of world football –governing body, FIFA, Mrs Fatma Samoura led football’s dignitaries to the Mobolaji Johnson Arena on Lagos Island for Day 5 of the showpiece. In the event, it was another very entertaining evening…
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US Lifts Covid Travel Ban on UK and EU Tavellers

The United States has decided to lift travel ban on United Kingdom and European Union travelers coming into the coming. The lifting of the ban commences from November. A ban due to the COVID-19 pandemic was enforced since March 2020 when the pandemic began gathering pace. According to agency report, the move has been welcomed…
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Flutterwave Partners with 9PSB To Enhance Development Of Financial Services in Nigeria

To create a seamless payment ecosystem for Nigerians, Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, has partnered with 9 Payment Service Bank (9PSB) a Nigerian leading digital bank. According to a joint statement issued by both companies on Monday, the collaboration seeks to facilitate seamless financial services by aggregating and simplifying transactions for banking agents, merchants,…
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