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Budget slump: Buhari considers closing embassies

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Thursday, 10 September 2015 09:31

Muhammadu BuhariNigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is considering closing some embassies abroad, his office said on Tuesday, as public finances have been hit hard by a slump in vital oil revenues.

A committee will review all Nigerian embassies to determine those that are essential, the presidency said in a statement.

Julius MalemaJulius Malema, leader of the leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, was thrown out of the South African parliament on Wednesday after he called Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a "murderer".

Biafran Independence supportersThere is evidence that pro-Biafran separatists in Nigeria are targeted by police, Amnesty International told IBTimes UK, one day after dozens of people belonging to groups advocating for a separate state were arrested.

Pope Francis Loosens Up Catholic Strict Rules on Marriage

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Wednesday, 09 September 2015 00:38

Pope FrancisPope Francis announced radical changes for the Roman Catholic Church Tuesday in the complicated and costly process of annulling or dissolving marriages.

The pope gave bishops around the world authority to judge many annulment requests quickly, by themselves,

South African Special Force in a training sessionJohannesburg (AFP) - The United States embassy in South Africa on Tuesday issued a rare "terrorist threat" warning to US interests in the country, and advised its citizens to be on heightened alert against attack.

Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd)An Enugu-based activist, Ifeanyichukwu Okonkwo has filed a suit at the Federal High Court Umuahia, Abia state challenging the constitutionality of the appointment of Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Helen Mukoro IdisiHelen Mukoro, a Nigerian born Spanish lawyer has emerged the presidential candidate of an opposition party for the forthcoming election in Spain.

She set a new record as the first woman and an immigrant to emerge presidential flag bearer of a political party. She will be running on the platform of Union De Todos, a party she founded earlier this year.

Will Smith as Dr. OmaluThe US.National Football League has in recent years faced escalating scrutiny about the tremendous risks of hard-hitting, recurring head injuries. Now the movie Concussion, starring Will Smith, is going to tell the true tale of the tenacious Dr. Bennet Omalu,

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Vice President of NigeriaVice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has blamed past successive Governments for rendering 110 million Nigerians poor through poor policy setting and implementation.

Alia Atkinson of Jamaica can hardly believe it after winning the women's 100m breaststroke finalin Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty ImagesA big congratulations to Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson, who is a new 100m breaststroke champion. Atkinson completed the race in 1 minute and 2.36 seconds at the Fina World Swimming championships in Doha at the weekend, equalling the record set by Lithuanian swimmer Rūta Meilutytė.