Insecurity: Obasanjo, Sultan of Sokoto, Onaiyekan, Abdulsalam in closed door meeting
By TVC News Nigeria
11 June 2021 | 3:17 pm
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is in a closed door meeting with the Sultan of Sokoto, his Eminence Mohammed Sa'ad Abubakar, Cardinal John Onaeiyakan, and Former military head of state Abdulsalam Abubakar.
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Climate activists from the Last Generation group say a meeting with German Transport Minister Volker Wissing was productive. However, there appears to be no end in sight to protests that have blocked Berlin's roads.
As Syria prepares to attend the first Arab League meeting since the start of its civil war in 2011, rights organizations insist the group's other members remember exactly who they are dealing with.
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