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    Stephanie A. Urchick to Lead Rotary International as President for 2024-2025

    PITTSBURGH, July 1 – Stephanie A. Urchick, a distinguished member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, has been appointed as President of Rotary International for the term 2024-2025. With a history of significant contributions to Rotary International (RI), Urchick has previously served as an RI director and Rotary Foundation trustee, and has held numerous other leadership roles within…

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    Putin sworn in for 5th term as Russian president

     Russian President Vladimir Putin was sworn in for his fifth term in Moscow on Tuesday, two months after being re-elected in a vote that was widely seen as neither free nor fair. The 71-year-old took the oath of office in a ceremony in the Kremlin, with several thousand people including senior Russian politicians and other high-ranking guests in attendance. Putin…

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    World Bank chief announces intention to step down early

    World Bank Group President David Malpass on Thursday, announced his intention to step down a year before the end of his term, said the organisation. The World Bank chief would leave his position by the end of the group’s fiscal year on June 30, after serving more than four years, said the World Bank. Malpass was nominated to the position…

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  • News

    Man Who Slapped Macron sentenced to jail

    Damien Tarel, the man who was arrested for slapping French President Emmanuel Macron has been given four months in jail. Tarel told the court it was an act of impulse, but the prosecutor said it was a “deliberate act of violence”. President Macron said the attack should not be trivialised but had to be kept in proportion. A second suspect…

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  • Mali military releases president, prime minister after resignation

    Mali’s interim president and premier have been released, a military official said Thursday, three days after they were detained and stripped of their powers in what appeared to be the country’s second coup in nine months. “The interim president and prime minister were released overnight around 1:30 am (0130 GMT). We were true to our word,” the official told AFP,…

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  • Africa

    Zuma back in court to lock horns with Billy Downer

    Former South Africa President, Jacob Zuma will again appear in court today on charges bordering on corruption among others. Zuma is expected to plead not guilty to corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering charges over a $2 billion arms deal when he was deputy president. Zuma, who was president between 2009-2018, faces 18 counts relating to the 1999 deal. He…

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  • Africa

    Fear Of Military Coup Grips Mali As Army Detains President, Prime Minister

    Malian officers upset with a government reshuffle have detained the President and Prime Minister at an army camp outside the capital, triggering broad international condemnation and demands for their immediate release. President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane lead an interim government that was installed under the threat of regional sanctions following a putsch in August, and the detentions…

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  • Finance

    Demuren gets BDAN vote to continue leadership

    Osaretin Demuren, the outgoing chairman of Guaranty Trust bank has been extended for another three months as the president of the Bank Directors Association of Nigeria (BDAN). The unanimous decision was reached at the BDAN 24th annual general meeting held in Lagos. Demuren who took over as the president of BDAN in October 2018, and was expected to retire this…

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  • DefenceBiden hopes for Gaza ceasefire deal ‘by next Monday’

    Armenians genocide: Biden risks friction with Turkey

    President Joe Biden has become the first US president to officially acknowledge that the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire during World War I was a genocide. Biden who made the declaration in a speech on Saturday risks a potential fracture with Turkey, but his comments have signaled US commitment to global human rights. In a statement marking the…

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  • News

    Garba Shehu has shifted his loyalty from the President to others

    Oluchi Ugboaja Months after Aisha Buhari made headlines with the emergence of a video showing the first lady venting her anger at the family of Mamman Daura, the President’s older nephew, she is at loggerheads again not with only Daura but with Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesperson. In a statement titled “Garba Shehu Has Gone Beyond His Boundaries”, signed by…

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  • News

    Address me as, Muhammadu Buhari, not General

    With the acronym, GMB (General Muhammadu Buhari) he rode to victory at the last general election but he now wants to be addressed differently. The official portraits of Nigeria’s president-elect and his vice-president, have been unveiled by their media team in Abuja. And after being sworn in on 29 May, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari will now want to be addressed simply…

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  • Africa

    Former Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison

    An Egyptian criminal court in Cairo, Egypt’s capital has sentenced former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012. The former President’s supporters attacked opposition protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012, sparking clashes that killed at least 10 people. Delivering judgement today, Judge Ahmed Youssef dropped the murder charges against…

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  • News

    At the right time, I’ll speak on my experience in government – Jonathan

    President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday hinted that he would speak on his experience as Nigeria’s President. Jonathan however did not say when that would be. He simply said he would do so “at the appropriate time”. President Jonathan gave the hint when he was approached by State House correspondents for a chat at the end of the Good Friday Service…

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  • NEWS

    I’m Not Desperate To Remain In Office – Jonathan

    President Goodluck Jonathan explained on Friday why he has remained unperturbed  in spite of the negative things said or written against him, saying “I’m not desperate to remain in office as president.” He counseled politicians vying and scrambling for elective positions both at the federal and state level not to be desperate if they have the things needed for the…

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  • Europe

    Nigeria may witness plane crash between 19th-23rd March 2015-TB Joshua

    On Sunday 15th March 2015, Nigerian cleric T.B. Joshua gave a warning to Nigerians over the upcoming elections, further adding that he foresaw an imminent plane crash within Nigeria. “Pray for Nigeria because I am seeing a plane crash,” Joshua stated in a service televised live via Christian channel Emmanuel TV. “It’s not a good thing to lose personalities again,”…

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  • NEWS

    Nigeria should curb president’s oil licensing powers – lawmakers

    The Nigerian president’s power to grant oil licences should be removed and the government should float 30 percent of the state oil company, lawmakers recommended in a report on a bill aimed at cleaning up the industry in Africa’s top crude producer. An executive summary of the report by the Nigerian House of Representatives committee also said the new bill…

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  • Africa

    Tunisia arrests comedian, TV host for ‘offending’ president

    Tunisian authorities arrested a popular comedian and a television show host on Friday for having “offended” President Beji Caid Essebsi, the prosecutor’s office said. “The prosecutor has decided to place in detention” satirist Migalo, whose real name is Wassim Lahrissi, and television host Moez Ben Gharbia for having “offended the president”, prosecution spokesman Sofiene Sliti said. He declined to give…

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