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Interpol Arrest Former Nigeria Attorney General Adoke In Dubai

LAGOS NOVEMBER 18TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Mohammed Bello Adoke, a former Nigerian attorney-general, has been held in Dubai by Interpol. People familiar with the development said Mr Adoke was arrested shortly after arriving in Dubai on November 11. He had travelled there for medical evaluation after a court warrant for his arrest was vacated in October. Justice D. […]

Bill Gates Bounces Back As World’s Richest Person Over Jeff Bezos

LAGOS NOVEMBER 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Bill Gates has regained the title of the richest person in the world, surpassing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Friday in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, has a net worth of $110 billion, which topped Bezos’ total worth of $109 billion, according to the index. Gates briefly held the […]

Suspected Islamist Militants Allegedly Kill 15 Civilians In Eastern Congo

LAGOS NOVEMBER 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)– Suspected Islamist militants killed no fewer than  15 people overnight in eastern Congo, local officials said on Saturday, in the latest massacre since the army launched a major offensive against the rebels last month. Democratic Republic of Congo’s army initiated its latest campaign, with support from U.N. peacekeepers, on Oct. 30 […]

Lightning Kills 27 People, Injures Scores In Pakistan

LAGOS NOVEMBER 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-At least 27 people have been struck dead by lighning, injuring over two dozens of others in separate incidents in different areas of Pakistan’s Southern Sindh province in the last 24 hours, officials tell local media reporters on Friday morning. The provincial government spokesman, Saeed Ghani, said that local authorities declared an […]

Nigeria, Benin, Niger To Form Joint Border Force To Tackle Smuggling

LAGOS NOVEMBER 14TH (NEWSRANGERS) – Nigeria and neighboring countries Benin and Niger have agreed to set up a joint border patrol force to tackle smuggling between the West African countries, they said in a communique on Thursday. Foreign ministers from the three countries met to discuss smuggling following a decision by regional giant Nigeria, which […]

South Sudan President, First Lady Receive TB Joshua At Juba Int’l Airport

LAGOS NOVEMVER 12TH (NEWSRANGERS)-President Salva Kiir and the First Lady Mary Ayen Mayardit received the Senior Prophet, Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua in Juba upon arrival at Juba International Airport on Tuesday morning. A number of senior government officials and thousands of believers from across the country also gathered at […]

Donald Trump Impeachment Public Inquiry Hearings Begin

LAGOS NOVEMBER 12TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The first public hearings in the House Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s requests for Ukraine to investigate his political rivals begin Wednesday in Washington, D.C., with William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, a senior State Department official, scheduled to testify in an open session at […]

Petrol Stations On Nigeria’s Land Borders Close After Custom Bans Fuel Delivery

LAGOS NOVEMBER 12TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Fuel stations along Nigeria’s land borders have closed and prices have spiked after customs authorities banned deliveries of petroleum products to stations within 20 kilometres (12 miles) of the border in an attempt to curb smuggling. Border communities have complained about the move however, prompting Nigeria’s lower chamber of parliament on Tuesday […]

Ethiopia Cabinet Proclame New Law To Fight Fake News

LAGOS NOVEMBER 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Ethiopia’s cabinet approved a law to combat hate speech and the dissemination of false information. The new proclamation is aimed at addressing the erosion of the nation’s “social cohesion, political stability and national unity,” the Office of the Prime Minister said in a statement. Violence broke out last month in parts of […]

Bolivia’s President Resigns After Disputed Election Protest

 LAGOS NOVEMBER 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday he would resign to ease violence that has gripped the South American nation since a disputed election last month, but he stoked fears of further unrest by saying he was the victim of a “coup” and faced arrest. Video footage showed clashes on the streets […]

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