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Iranians Pay Last Respects To President Raisi Killed In Helicopter Crash

Iranians Pay Last Respects To President Raisi Killed In Helicopter Crash

Iranians Pay Last Respects To President Raisi Killed In Helicopter Crash Tens of thousands of Iranians gathered Tuesday to mourn President Ebrahim Raisi and seven members of his entourage who were killed in a helicopter crash on a fog-shrouded mountainside in the northwest. Waving Iranian flags and portraits of the late president, mourners set off from a central square in the northwestern city of Tabriz, where Raisi was headed when his helicopter crashed on Sunday. They walked behind a lorry carrying the coffins of Raisi and his seven aides. Their helicopter lost communications while it was on its way back…
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Israeli Ambassador Commends Gov Otti, Says Visit To ABIA Tribute To Security, Quality Leadership

Israeli Ambassador Commends Gov Otti, Says Visit To ABIA Tribute To Security, Quality Leadership

ISRAELI AMBASSADOR COMMENDS GOV OTTI, SAYS VISIT TO ABIA TRIBUTE TO SECURITY, QUALITY LEADERSHIP The Abia State Government has expressed strong desire to partner with the nation of Israel in developing its economic and technological potential, with specific reference to human capital, agriculture, digital economy and micro small and medium enterprise (MSME). Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, made this known on Tuesday when the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Michael Freeman, paid him a visit at the Government House, Umuahia. This came just as Ambassador Freeman commended the leadership quality of Governor Otti, saying that his visit to Abia…
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Israeli Government Writes Hamas Over Gaza Ceasefire Proposal After 6 Months Deadlock

Israeli Government Writes Hamas Over Gaza Ceasefire Proposal After 6 Months Deadlock

Israeli Government Writes Hamas Over Gaza Ceasefire Proposal After Six Months’ Deadlock Hamas said it had received on Saturday Israel’s official response to its latest ceasefire proposal and will study it before submitting its reply, the group’s deputy Gaza chief said in a statement. “Hamas has received today the official response of the Zionist occupation to the proposal presented to the Egyptian and the Qatari mediators on April 13,” Khalil Al-Hayya, who is currently based in Qatar, said in a statement published by the group. After more than six months of war with Israel in Gaza, the negotiations remain deadlocked,…
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Gov Otti Attended Business Event In Maryland, USA

Gov Otti Attended Business Event In Maryland, USA

Yesterday, Gov Otti had the pleasure of participating in a business event in Maryland, United States, centred on the theme of "Empowering Economic Opportunities between the US and Nigeria." It was an honour to engage with the business community of Maryland, alongside the visionary County Council members of Bowie City and Prince George's Town, Roxy Ndebumadu, and Wala Blegay I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Charles Olawale for hosting this important summit. It is imperative that we continue to cultivate relationships and establish networks that will elevate Abia State and Nigeria to unprecedented levels of economic prosperity.
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Israel Launched Missiles As Well As Drones At Iran – Officials Say

Israel Launched Missiles As Well As Drones At Iran – Officials Say

Israel Launched Missiles As Well As Drones At Iran – Officials Say Israeli warplanes fired missiles on Iran during a retaliatory strike early Friday morning, one Western official and two Iranian officials said, suggesting that the attack included more advanced firepower than initial reports indicated. It was not immediately clear the types of missiles used, from where they were fired, whether any were intercepted by Iran’s defenses or where they landed. The Western official and the Iranian officials requested anonymity to discuss classified information. Previously, Iranian officials said Friday’s attack on a military base in central Iran was conducted by…
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Leadership: 6 Takeaways From Gov Otti’s Lecture At The John Hopkins School Of Advanced International Studies On 19/04

Leadership: 6 Takeaways From Gov Otti’s Lecture At The John Hopkins School Of Advanced International Studies On 19/04

Leadership: 6 Takeaways from Gov. Alex C. Otti 's Lecture at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies on 19/04 Transitioning from economic dependence by about 83% of the states in Nigeria to a point of economic independence and viability requires deliberate planning and most importantly, a clear understanding of the dangers posed by the present "feeding bottle" system. If the states are to become viable to the point where they are able to meet their obligations to the citizens without recourse to Abuja, the citizens must get involved, and actively too. From following the selection of candidates at…
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Surprise As Iran Launches Salvos Of Drones Attacks Against Israel, Not Through It’s Proxy

Surprise As Iran Launches Salvos Of Drones Attacks Against Israel, Not Through It’s Proxy

For the first time, Iran is launching salvos of drones attacks against Israel, not through it's proxy asymmetric tactics, but directly. One can never be sure of the deceptive Persian military antics but it appears that the drone attacks are a first wave aimed at overwhelming Israel's Iron Dome defense system and paving the way for ballistic missile attacks. The UK has scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to mitigate as well as fierce Israeli allies, the US providing additional air force protection directly and by way of Intel. What is clear is that Israel and Iran are in a de facto…
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Israeli Airstrike Kills 3 Sons, 3 Grandchildren Of Hamas Leader, Haniyeh

Israeli Airstrike Kills 3 Sons, 3 Grandchildren Of Hamas Leader, Haniyeh

Israeli Airstrike Kills Three Sons, Three Grandchildren Of Hamas Leader, Haniyeh Three sons and three grandchildren of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh have been killed in an Israeli airstrike on a Gaza refugee camp, according to the Hamas-affiliated news agency, Shehab. Haniyeh told Al Jazeera his children were visiting relatives for Eid at the Shati refugee camp in northern Gaza when they were targeted. The Hamas chief decried what he described as Israel’s brutality, but he stressed that Palestinian leaders will not back down if their families and homes are targeted. The Hamas chief decried what he described as Israel’s brutality,…
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Nigeria Police Emerge Best At US Training Program In Jordan

Nigeria Police Emerge Best At US Training Program In Jordan

Nigeria Police Emerge Best At US Training Programme In Jordan Officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have excelled and emerged the best at the just-concluded US Special Program for Embassy Augmentation Response (SPEAR) team mission at Amman, Jordan. The training, which commenced on March 10, 2024, and concluded on April 3, 2024, was designed to enhance the team’s skills in responding to various emergencies and tactical situations. The programme was conducted by the US Navy Seals and covered a wide range of topics, including several tactical drills and assessments, ensuring a well-rounded and thorough learning experience. Speaking at the…
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Israel Pulls Troops Out Of Southern Gaza

Israel Pulls Troops Out Of Southern Gaza

Israel Pulls Troops Out Of Southern Gaza Israel on Sunday pulled all its troops out of southern Gaza, including from the city of Khan Yunis, the military and Israeli media said, after months of fierce fighting with Hamas militants left the area devastated. But the military, known as the IDF, said a “significant force” will continue to operate in the rest of the besieged Gaza Strip. “The 98th commando division has concluded its mission in Khan Yunis,” the army said in a statement to AFP. “The division left the Gaza Strip in order to recuperate and prepare for future operations.…
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