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Buhari orders evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa

• President receives report of special envoy • 640 have registered to return home, says Dabiri-Erewa • Ezekwesili, others ask Ramaphosa to apologise President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ordered the immediate evacuation of all Nigerians who are willing to return home from South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals.He gave the instruction when he received the report of the

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Boris Johnson wins race to become next British prime minister

Boris Johnson won the race to become Britain’s next prime minister on Tuesday but will face a confrontation over Brexit with Brussels and members of his own party as well as a tense diplomatic standoff with Iran. The former London mayor easily beat his rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, in a poll conducted among members of the governing Conservative Party.

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Over 138 die as Sri Lanka’s blasts hit churches, hotels

• World leaders mourn, govt imposes curfew, shuts down social media President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday joined world leaders in condemning the bomb attacks on several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.At least 138 people were killed and 450 hurt in the incident, which coincided with Easter celebrations.Eight blasts were reported, including at three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo’s Kochchikade

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down across US, Europe

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were not loading as of early Sunday morning. Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook has been down since 6:30 a.m. in much of the world, with thousands of reported outages concentrated in northeastern U.S., Europe and the Philippines. It was not immediately clear

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Istanbul new $12 billion airport will be the biggest in the world

On April 6, Istanbul Ataturk Airport — which was considered one of the busiest airports in the world with 70 million annual passengers — officially ceased operations. All commercial flights were transferred to Turkey’s new flagship international airport, which means Istanbul New Airport is open for business. The first flight at Istanbul New Airport took place October 2018, and now

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