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Trump has lost $1 billion in personal wealth since running for president

NBC----The presidency has been bad for Donald Trump's finances, with his personal net worth falling from $4.5 billion to $3.1 billion over the past two years, according to the latest Forbes billionaires list. Trump dropped 138 spots to 259 on...

Passenger removed from plane for head-butting flight attendant

A Delta flight from Salt Lake City, Utah to Orlando, Florida was forced to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma City Friday morning, due to a  “violent” and “unruly” passenger. A 28-year-old man,  Derek Edward Maas had to be restrained, according...

U.S Immigration Says Deaf, Disabled Nigerian Man Must Be Deported After Living in Detroit For 30 Years

Amid a public outcry, U.S. immigration authorities are standing firm in their decision to deport Francis Anwana, a deaf immigrant in Detroit from Nigeria who has lived in the United States for over 30 years. U.S Immigration says he has...

Kofi Annan honoured in Ghana state funeral

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has been laid to rest Thursday in his home country of Ghana. Thousands of mourners gathered in the Accra International Conference Center to pay their last respects during an...

Dangerous hurricane ‘Florence’ headed towards U.S east coast

Hurricane Florence has rapidly intensified into a Category 4 major hurricane south-southeast of Bermuda and is likely to lash the U.S. East Coast later this week with life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds and massive inland rainfall flooding in one of...

Africa, China Relationship: It’s a win-win situation for everyone, says Ramaphosa

African countries welcome the win-win relationship with China and value the support China provides to them, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday. Speaking upon his return from China where he paid a state visit and attended the 2018...

No debt crisis in Africa, AFDB President

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), denied the alleged debt crisis in African countries during an interview on the sidelines of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit. Western nations accused China of hoodwinking poor African...

China to implement eight major initiatives with African countries

President Xi Jinping on Monday said China will implement eight major initiatives with African countries in the next three years and beyond, covering fields such as industrial promotion, infrastructure connectivity, trade facilitation, and green development. Xi made the announcement in...

John McCain was ‘a warrior, a statesman, a patriot’, says Obama

Former President Barack Obama remembered Sen. John McCain on Saturday as a feisty, irreverent and principled patriot who fought for his beliefs but always understood that democracy would not work if politicians stray from the truth or hew to political orthodoxy. Obama said McCain "embodied so...

Boxer takes down hijacker on Lufthansa flight to Paris

A former French professional boxer turned into a hero on a Lufthansa flight from Munich to Paris, stopping a person who was threatening to hijack the plane in his tracks. Tarik Sahibbedine first noticed something wasn't right when a passenger...
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  President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that it was restricting entry for travelers from Brazil, which ranks only behind the United States in the...

Nigeria’s Communications Minister Has Always Degraded Women – Abike Dabiri

  Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chief executive officer (CEO) of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has said Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, has a long...

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    The President of Senegal, H.E. Macky Sall, President of Liberia, H.E George Weah and United States Senator Chris Coons are among a high-level leadership...

Abike Dabiri-Erewa told a big, fat lie – Minister of Communications

    Minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami, on Sunday issued a stark warning for Nigerias to “ignore the lies" and insist on the truth...