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    FG Faults Indonesia Over Execution Of 2 Nigerians

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    The federal government has protested against the execution by firing squad of two Nigerian nationals by the Indonesian government after they had been convicted on drug related offences. According to a statement released by Mr Ogbole Amedu Ode, the spokesperson for the Nigerian ministry of foreign affairs in Abuja, the execution of the two nationals,…

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    2014: A Year In Review

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    As the dawn breaks on 2015, a year pregnant with so many possibilities, LEADERSHIP takes a cursory look back at the events that shaped the just concluded year. From sad breaking news to heart-warming developing stories; from the most anticipated occasions to the downright bizarre, these are some of the events that grabbed headlines and…

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    Castro Hails Restoration Of US-Cuban Relations

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    Cuban President Raul Castro has hailed the mutual decision to re-establish the US-Cuban diplomatic relations especially the prisoner swap deal which saw three Cubans who were being held in the United States return home. Castro stated that Obama’s decision was worthy of respect and acknowledgement but urged Washington to lift the five-decade-long embargo against his…

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    ECOWAS Member States Urged To Pay Up Financial Contributions

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    The President of the ECOWAS Commission H.E. Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo has appealed to Member States to pay their Community Levy to facilitate the smooth running of the organisation. Speaking during the opening ceremony of the 16th ECOWAS Administration and Finance Committee (AFC), the president described the Community levy, which amounts to 0.5% duty charged by…

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  • US Envoy Calls For Total Eradication Of Intolerance

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    As the world prepares to observe the 19th International Day for Tolerance, the United States ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle has called for the eradication of intolerance saying that any form of discrimination is inimical to the global objective of an AIDS free generation. In a message to Nigerians, made available to LEADERSHIP Friday through…

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    Shock, Sadness Trail Death Of Televangelist, Myles Munroe

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    Reactions have continued to trail the death of prominent preacher and televangelist, Dr Myles Munroe who died when a plane carrying him, his wife and seven other passengers crashed enroute a conference hosted by his organisation. Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie said he was “Deeply saddened by the accident. It is utterly impossible to measure…

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    Jonathan Ranked 6th Richest African President

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    President Goodluck Jonathan has been ranked the sixth wealthiest leader in Africa by Rich Lifestyle, a US-based website. In an article entitled, ‘Richest African Presidents 2014, the website compiled a list of the nine richest presidents and kings in Africa. According to the article, President Jonathan shares the sixth spot with King Mswati III, the…

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    Obama’s Syrian Airstrikes Get Clinton’s Approval

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    Former President Bill Clinton told CNN he agrees with President Barack Obama’s decision to authorize airstrikes against the terrorist group ISIS and arm Syrian rebels working to defeat them. During a panel hosted by CNN’s Erin Burnett at the Clinton Global Initiative on Wednesday, the former president unequivocally said, “I support what they (the Obama…

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    Sierra Leone Widens Ebola Quarantine To 3 More Districts

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    Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has widened a quarantine to include another one million people in an attempt to curb the spread of Ebola. The northern districts of Port Loko and Bombali, and Moyamba in the south, will in effect be sealed off immediately. Nearly 600 people have died of the virus in Sierra…

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