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“Nigeria Won’t Go The Way Of Afghanistan” -FG

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said Nigeria is not a failed State and cannot go the way of Afghanistan where terrorist group has taken the rein of power. The Minister stated this in Washington DC during his engagements with international media organisations. Alhaji Lai Mohammed is said to be in […]

Turkey To Host Afghanistan Peace Talks From April 24

Turkey is hosting a crucial meeting this month to be attended by the United Nations and Qatar as part of a United States-backed push to see a peace agreement between Afghanistan’s warring sides finalised. The Taliban has said it will not attend the meeting on the Afghan peace process in Turkey if it took place […]

Deadly Blast Hits Mosque During Friday Prayers In Afghanistan

At least four persons are feared dead after a deadly blast hit a mosque during Friday prayers Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s interior ministry disclosed that the blast which left many wounded occurred at the the western part of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. “Explosives placed inside the Sher Shah Suri Mosque exploded during Friday prayers,” said a statement issued […]

Coronavirus: IMF Approves Debt Relief For 25 Countries

The International Monetary Fund has announced immediate debt relief for 25 poor Countries to help them free up funds to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. The IMF Managing Director , Kristalina Georgieva, said in a statement on Monday, April 13, 2020, that this will provide grants to poorest and most vulnerable members to cover their IMF […]

Afghanistan Swears In Two Presidents Amidst Twin Blasts

Afghanistan political crisis worsened on  Monday as the country’s two rival leaders swore themselves in as president at simultaneous ceremonies that were interrupted by at least two blasts. AFP reports that the bitter feud between President Ashraf Ghani and his former chief executive Abdullah Abdullah has raised fears for Afghanistan’s fragile democracy as the US […]

Coronavirus: Pakistan Shuts Afghan Border As Cases Rise To Four

Pakistan is closing one of its two border crossings with Afghanistan for a week to prevent the spread of coronavirus, officials said Sunday. The announcement comes a day after Pakistan detected two new cases of the virus bringing the total number of infected patients to four. Officials said the Chaman/Spinboldak crossing point would close from […]

Covid-19: Rapid Spread Raises Fears Of Global Pandemic

Fears are growing that the coronavirus outbreak could reach pandemic scale as more cases emerge around the world. Most infections are in China but other Nations like South Korea, Italy and Iran are battling the virus, which causes respiratory disease Covid-19. About 77,000 people in China, where the virus emerged last year, have been infected […]

U.S Peace Deal With Taliban ‘Very Close’ – Trump

President Donald Trump has said the United States is “very close” to a peace deal with the Taliban guerrillas in Afghanistan. Speaking on Geraldo Rivera’s “Roadkill” radio show o’n Thursday, February 13, 2020, President Trump said: “I think we’re very close. I think there’s a good chance that we’ll have a deal and we’ll see.” […]

Over 110 Feared Dead As Severe Weather Hits Pakistan, Afghanistan

 Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed more than 110 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to reach people stranded by heavy snowfall.  According to AFP, at least 75 people died and 64 were injured across Pakistan, with several still missing, while a further 39 people […]