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Buhari apologises for plagiarising Obama speech

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised for plagiarising President Barack Obama’s 2008 victory speech and says he will punish those responsible. The announcement comes as Mr Obama is set to meet Mr Buhari, the leader of Africa’s largest economy and most populous country, next week in New York. Adeola Akinremi in her Friday column for ThisDay newspaper denounced “the moral ...

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British ambassador to Saudi Arabia announces conversion to Islam

The British ambassador to Saudi Arabia announced on Twitter that he converted to Islam and carried out a hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, The Telegraph reported. Simon Collis, the 60-year-old diplomat, reportedly converted in 2011 but his conversion was known to only a few in his inner circle. He’s believed to be Britain’s first senior ambassador to carry out the pilgrimage ...

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British embassy in Turkey closes for security reasons

The British Embassy in Turkey will be closed on Friday for security reasons, the British Foreign Office (FCO) announced. A statement by the FCO did not specify what the security threat was, however, the closure comes after Germany closed its embassy, consular officers and a school on Wednesday, fearing an elevated security risk during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. ...

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