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Saudi Arabia sentences 5 people to death over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

A Saudi court Monday handed death sentences to five suspects charged in connection to the gruesome murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Three others have received lengthy prison terms for their roles in the killing. Khashoggi, a Saudi national residing in...

Turkey warns Europe of new refugee wave

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that his country is ill-equipped to handle a wave of Syrian migrants from Idlib, and warned that Europe will feel its impact next, unless the bombing of Idlib stops. Erdogan said he is...

Trump To Erdogan: ‘Don’t be a tough guy’

    Here's the Letter That Trump Sent to Turkish President Erdogan   "Dear Mr. President, Let's work out a deal! You don't want to to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don't want to be responsible for destroying the...

Turkey rejects calls for ceasefire in Syria

  Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected calls by the U.S government for a ceasefire in northeastern Syria. "They say 'declare a ceasefire.' We will never declare a ceasefire," Erdogan told reporters on flight back from Baku late on Tuesday where he attended a regional...

Developing-8 countries calls for improved investment to promote breastfeeding

The Developing-8 countries (D-8) Organization for Economic Cooperation, has called for improved investment in low- and middle-income countries alike, to promote breastfeeding. The call comes as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the 2019 Breastfeeding Week, usually...

Turkey will look for ‘best technology’ elsewhere if US blocks F-35 transfer – Minister

If Turkey can't get F-35 fighter jets from the US, it will be looking for a substitute elsewhere, the Turkish Foreign Minister said. The US threatened to boot Ankara from the program over its S-400 deal with Russia. Speaking to...

Diplomatic Row Escalates: Turkey Publicly Humiliates Israeli Ambassador

...Press invited to see Turkish representative arrive for hearing after Turkish media witnesses Israeli ambassador's security check at Istanbul airport The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Wednesday the only remaining Turkish representative in Israel for a hearing to protest the...

Turkish firm to produce uniforms for Nigerian military

Turkey's Sur International Textile is set to produce uniforms for the Nigerian Army as it plans to revive a textile factory in Kaduna, Nigeria,  Per Second News gathered in Ankara. Sur International, in cooperation with the New Nigeria Development Company...

Turkey seeks Nigeria’s support against US-based cleric

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged cooperation with Nigeria in its fight against Boko Haram but said he expected the nation's support against a movement led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen whom the Turkish government accuses of orchestrating last...

The Day in Pictures: PMB in Turkey

President Muhammad Buhari arrives Turkey Wednesday for the D-8 Summit.  
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  …says it’s out of this world but imaginative, untrue The 13,000 megawatts of electricity generation taunted by the Minister of...
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Buhari inaugurates Lawan, Omo-Agege’s aides as NASS Commission members

  President Mohammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated 12 members of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) with Ahmed Kadi Amshi, a former aide to the...

Supreme Court dashes APC’s hope for Bayelsa governorship judgment review

  …awards N60m cost APC, Lyon, Degi-Eremienyo’s lawyers Nigeria’s Apex Court on Wednesday sealed the hope of a review of its judgment sacking the All Progressives...

Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline construction begins 2nd quarter of 2020 – NNPC

  …set to expand Domestic Gas Footprint from 1.1BSCF to 2.2BSCF …targets Nigeria as net exporter of petroleum products by 2023   The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)...