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Okonjo-Iweala Celebrates 63rd Birthday in Switzerland

Nigeria’s immediate past minister of finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, celebrated her 63rd birthday in Geneva Switzerland with top members of World Health Organisation and Gavi, the Vaccine initiative of billionaire Bill and Melinda Gates. In a report monitored on her Facebook page, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala wrote: Celebrating my birthday with Dr. Flavia Bustreo of WHO, Mr. Bill Roedy and other members of the Gavi Board in...

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11 Philippines Soldiers Killed in Botched Anti-ISIS Airstrike

Eleven soldiers were killed and seven others injured in what the Philippines government has described as a “friendly fire incident” in Marawi, on the southern island of Mindanao. Government forces are battling ISIS-linked militants for control of the city, displacing at least 70,000 residents and leaving 140 people dead. According to CNN Philippines, on Wednesday two jets were conducting strikes against members of the Maute group, which has pledged allegiance to ISIS, when one struck members of the 55th Infantry Battalion. “The first plane dropped the ordnance accurately, but the second one missed. It hit our troops … there must be some mistake...

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China Determined to Continue Climate Pact With or Without the US

As reported by the associated press, China and the European Union have decided to uphold the international agreement on climate change even if the United States pulls out. This statement was made today as the decision of president Trump on abandoning the Paris climate is expected today afternoon U.S. time While not mentioning the U.S. by name, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying told reporters that climate change is a “global challenge” that no country can ignore. Hua said “No matter whether other countries’ positions may change, we will continue to uphold” a model of sustainable development, this statement...

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Just in: Arsenal Extends Arsene’s Contract

The Board of Arsenal Football Club of London has agreed a contract extension with the embattled manager of the Club, Arsene Wenger, for another two years. The Frenchman, who is the longest serving manager in the history of the 131-year-old London-based club, has been at the receiving end of flakes from a section of the fans recently for his inability to win the premiership title for the past 13 years with many calling for his sack. However, the board of the Arsenal FC, after its meeting in London this afternoon has decided to put their faith in the Club’s most...

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