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NIGERIA POLITICS: Stalled! Saraki’s Trial Date Adjourned By Rotimi Jacob SAN

NIGERIA POLITICS: Stalled! Saraki’s Trial Date Adjourned By Rotimi Jacob SAN

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been standing trial over alleged false asset declaration during his tenure as governor of Kwara State.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 2019 Election: Don’t Rule Buhari Out, Aides Say

NIGERIA POLITICS: 2019 Election: Don’t Rule Buhari Out, Aides Say

Close aides say though Buhari is not even thinking of the 2019 presidential race at the moment, those who rule him out are doing so at their own peril.

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MEXICO POLITICS: US to Fund Heroin Fight As 2016 Output Jumps

MEXICO POLITICS: US to Fund Heroin Fight As 2016 Output Jumps

Mexico’s president’s office, the Interior Ministry and the Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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USA POLITICS: Ledell Lee Death Row Inmate Executed Without Making Final Statement

USA POLITICS: Ledell Lee Death Row Inmate Executed Without Making Final Statement

Ledell Lee, 51, was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. CDT at the state’s death chamber in its Cummins Unit prison, a Department of Corrections spokesman said.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Wins Parliament Endorsement For June 8 Snap Election

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Wins Parliament Endorsement For June 8 Snap Election

“I believe that at this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity here in Westminster, not division,” Theresa May told parliament.

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PARAGUAY POLITICS: Official: Horacio Cartes Will Not Run in 2018 Election

PARAGUAY POLITICS: Official: Horacio Cartes Will Not Run in 2018 Election

Cartes, a former soft-drink and tobacco executive, said his decision not to run was inspired by Pope Francis’s call for peace and dialogue in Paraguay.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Expects Ministers to Resign

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Expects Ministers to Resign

“It is very likely that some ministers will feel uncomfortable and believe that they cannot continue,” Brazilian President Michel Temer said.

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USA POLITICS: Secretly Trump Allows Aides to Get Away With Violating Government Ethics Rules

USA POLITICS: Secretly Trump Allows Aides to Get Away With Violating Government Ethics Rules

According to the report, the Trump administration has been trying to hide the nature of the violations by issuing waivers for the ethics rules.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Fuel Theft: Senate Asks NNPC To Go Beyond Sacking Officials

NIGERIA POLITICS: Fuel Theft: Senate Asks NNPC To Go Beyond Sacking Officials

“The Senate is appalled that NNPC is not contemplating on doing something about the involvement of officials of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) which actually played key roles in the missing products case.

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UK POLITICS: Blair Prosecution Over Iraq War Blocked By Attorney General Jeremy Wright

UK POLITICS: Blair Prosecution Over Iraq War Blocked By Attorney General Jeremy Wright

UK Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC is prepared to go to court to demand that former Prime Minister Tony Blair not be prosecuted over the Iraq war.

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EL SALVADOR POLITICS: Metals Mining Banned By El Salvador

EL SALVADOR POLITICS: Metals Mining Banned By El Salvador

“Mining is not an appropriate way to reduce poverty and inequality in this country,” said Ivan Morales, country director for the charity Oxfam in El Salvador.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Javier Duarte Arrested For Corruption

MEXICO POLITICS: Javier Duarte Arrested For Corruption

Javier Duarte, former governor of Veracruz state wanted on graft and organised crime charges, was detained in a hotel in the colonial town of Panajachel, about 80 miles (129 km) west of Guatemala’s capital, the national police said in a statement.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari to Nigerians: We Worked Hard to Meet Your Expectations

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari to Nigerians: We Worked Hard to Meet Your Expectations

In an Easter message, Buhari said his administration was more determined to continue to fight against the insurgency, sustain the peace in the Niger Delta and restore peace and stability in other parts of the country.

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CANADA POLITICS: July 2018 Canada on Track to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

CANADA POLITICS: July 2018 Canada on Track to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Canada was on track to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018 after the government put forward legislation on Thursday that will see it regulate production but left the details of how the drug will be sold up to the provinces.

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YEMEN POLITICS: Court Sentences Yahya Abdulraqeeb Al-Jubaihi to Death

YEMEN POLITICS: Court Sentences Yahya Abdulraqeeb Al-Jubaihi to Death

Yahya Abdulraqeeb Al-Jubaihi was arrested on Sept. 2016, had received 4,500 Saudi riyals ($1,200) a month for his services since 2010.

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CHILE POLITICS: Michelle Bachelet Presents Bill to Boost Pensions

CHILE POLITICS: Michelle Bachelet Presents Bill to Boost Pensions

“We must advance towards a truly mixed social security system, where all play their part, where solidarity comes from personal effort, where the state and employers play their corresponding role,” Bachelet said in a speech.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Idlib Chemical Attack ‘Fabrication’: Bashar al-Assad

SYRIA POLITICS: Idlib Chemical Attack ‘Fabrication’: Bashar al-Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said an alleged poison gas attack blamed on his government last week in Idlib province was “100 percent fabrication” used to justify a U.S. air strike, news agency AFP reported on Thursday.

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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh Executes Islamists Over Deadly Attack

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh Executes Islamists Over Deadly Attack

The Supreme Court last month upheld death sentences for the three militants, who included Mufti Abdul Hannan, the head of the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami group.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Lower House Committee to Probe Oil Licence Deal, Goodluck Jonathan May Give Evidence

NIGERIA POLITICS: Lower House Committee to Probe Oil Licence Deal, Goodluck Jonathan May Give Evidence

Recent information both nationally and internationally, indicating Goodluck Ebele Jonathan may have been complicit in the controversial OPL 245 deal.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Says Assad ‘An Animal’, We’re Not Getting Involved in Syria

USA POLITICS: Trump Says Assad ‘An Animal’, We’re Not Getting Involved in Syria

“Putin is backing a person that is truly an evil person. It’s bad for Russia, I think it’s very bad for mankind, it’s very bad for this world,” Trump said.

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