Afghan government to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in move for direct talks

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is set to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days to pave the way for direct talks with the hardline insurgent group that are aimed at ending the 18-year-long war in Afghanistan, according to a decree. The two-page decree – which was signed by Ghani and will be made public later… Read More Afghan government to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in move for direct talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin opens door to changes that would allow him remain in power till 2036

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened the door to constitutional changes that would allow him to remain in power until 2036 if he chose to do so, despite saying he had misgivings about the legal amendments. Putin, who in January unveiled a major shake-up of Russian politics and a constitutional overhaul, is required by… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin opens door to changes that would allow him remain in power till 2036

Saudi Arabia to increase crude supply in oil standoff with Russia

Saudi Arabia will raise its crude supply to a record high in April, the kingdom announced on Tuesday, as it ratcheted up a standoff with Moscow over market share and appeared to reject Russian overtures for new talks. The clash of oil titans Saudi Arabia and Russia sparked a 25% slump in crude prices on… Read More Saudi Arabia to increase crude supply in oil standoff with Russia

Kano State government appoints Aminu Ado Bayero as new Emir of Kano

Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has been announced as the new emir of Kano. The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji made the announcement few hours after Muhammadu Sanusi II was dethroned. Sanusi II was dethroned over alleged disrespect to the office of the governor and other government agencies. Consequently, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero… Read More Kano State government appoints Aminu Ado Bayero as new Emir of Kano