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AFP AGENCY REPORT Foreign

Brexit talks in crisis over Irish border ahead of crunch summit

Last-ditch talks between London and Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiators failed to agree a draft divorce settlement on Sunday, still blocked on the issue of the Northern Irish border just days before a make-or-break European Union summit. Britain’s Brexit pointman Dominic Raab made an unannounced trip to the EU capital for talks with his opposite number Read more

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AFP AGENCY REPORT ENTERTAINMENT Foreign

Indian actress Dutta takes #MeToo claims to police

The Indian actress whose public allegation of sexual harassment by a Bollywood star is sparking a string of similar #MeToo claims has filed a formal complaint, police told AFP Sunday. Former Miss Universe contestant Tanushree Dutta first alleged in 2008 that multi-award-winning Nana Patekar behaved inappropriately towards her during the making of a romantic comedy Read more

AGENCY REPORT NAN National

Buhari promises he won’t disappoint if “re-elected”

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Nigerians that he will not disappoint them if he is re-elected as President in 2019. He gave the assurance after being declared as the APC presidential candidate at the party’s National Presidential Convention which ended in the early hours of Sunday at Read more

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PDP Convention: Impressive turnout in Port Harcourt

Large turn out of delegates and heavy presence of security personnel characterised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention holding in Port Harcourt, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The venue of the convention, Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium was agog as delegates trooped peacefully into the pavilions earmarked for their respective states, but accreditation of Read more

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AGENCY REPORT News Politics

2019: PDP’s Jimi Agbaje to battle Sanwo-Olu for Lagos governor’s seat

Mr Jimi Agbaje was on Friday declared the winner of the governorship primary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Agbaje, who was the party’s flag bearer in the 2015 election, will be taking another shot at the Lagos oval house, come 2019. He will Read more

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AFP AGENCY REPORT Foreign

Putin brands poisoned spy Skripal a ‘traitor’ and ‘scumbag’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday branded former double agent Sergei Skripal a “traitor” and a “scumbag”, saying Moscow knew he had cooperated with foreign intelligence after his release in a spy swap. But he again denied any Russian involvement in the poisoning of Skripal, who Britain says was attacked with a Soviet-designed nerve agent Read more