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Taliban Pledge No Revenge Against Opponents, Respect For Women’s Rights

The Taliban have offered a pledge of reconciliation, vowing no revenge against opponents and to respect women’s rights in a “different” rule of Afghanistan from two decades ago. The announcements came on Tuesday night shortly after the return to Afghanistan of their co-founder, crowning the group’s astonishing comeback after being …

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Israel Tightens Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Rise

New restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid took effect in Israel on Wednesday, after the largely vaccinated country saw the highest daily infection rate since January. The measures, announced Sunday, require vaccination certificates or negative coronavirus tests to enter a range of public spaces, including restaurants and bars, …

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Afghan Girls Return To School After Taliban Takeover

Girls wearing white hijabs and black tunics crammed into classrooms in the western Afghan city of Herat just days after the Taliban’s takeover. As the school opened its doors, the students scurried down corridors and chatted in courtyards, seemingly oblivious to the turmoil that has engulfed the country in the …

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FG Receives 699,760 Doses Of Astrazeneca Vaccine

The Federal Government has received 699,760 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, donated by the UK government. According to the Acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Gill Atkinson, the donation is part of the 80 million doses the country had pledged to support the COVID-19 fight. “The UK was one of …

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NNPC Limited To Kick Off In Six Months – Sylva

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will become a commercial company within six months, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva said on Tuesday. This follows the signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. Mr Sylva, who was speaking at a …

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JUST IN: CBN Threatens To Arrest, Prosecute Abusers Of Naira

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it is collaborating with the Nigeria Police and other law enforcement agencies to arrest and prosecute anyone found abusing the Naira. Disclosing this in a statement, Ag. Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Osita Nwanisobi, said: “The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria …

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Uganda Offers To Take In Refugees From Afghanistan

Uganda said on Tuesday it was considering a US request to take in refugees from Afghanistan, where tens of thousands of people are trying to flee after the Taliban seized power. President Yoweri Museveni has “expressed Uganda’s readiness to provide assistance including temporary hosting of some of the affected persons …

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NNPC Limited To Kick Off In Six Months – Sylva

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will become a commercial company within six months, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva said on Tuesday. This follows the signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. Mr Sylva, who was speaking at a …

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Ex-Deputy Senate President Mantu Buried In Abuja

The former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, who died in the early hours of Tuesday, has been buried in Abuja. He was aged 74 years. Family members, friends and political associates had converged at the Sheikh Khalid mosque in the nation’s capital, where prayers were held for the deceased. Dignitaries …

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