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"It was as if time stood still," said an exuberant announcer as Cameroon's President Paul Biya landed in the country's north to kick-off campaigning ahead of next week's polls.

He was in the town of Maroua on Saturday for the first time in six years, drumming up support ahead of voting on October 7 when the 85-year-old will seek a seventh term.

The polls will be held to an unprecedented backdrop of violence, as clashes continue in the country's separatist anglophone regions and Boko Haram fighters continue to threaten Cameroon's northeast -- including Maroua.

Sex abuse scandal: Pope seeks prayers to fight 'devil'

Pope Francis asked Saturday for daily prayers to protect the Catholic Church from what he says are "attacks by the devil," in his latest response to the clerical sex abuse and cover-up scandal roiling his papacy.

A Vatican statement appeared to be an indirect response to accusations that Francis himself, and a string of Vatican officials before him, were complicit in covering up the sexual misconduct of a now-disgraced American ex-cardinal.

Oil prices at four-year high after OPEC rebuffs Trump

Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent to a four-year high on Monday after Saudi Arabia and Russia ruled out any immediate increase in production despite calls by U.S. President Donald Trump for action to raise global supply.

Benchmark Brent crude hit its highest since November 2014 at $80.94 per barrel, up $2.14 or 2.7 percent, before easing to around $80.75 by 1150 GMT. U.S. light crude was $1.25 higher at $72.03.

Buhari to attend United Nations General Assembly in New York

President Muhammadu Buhari will be speaking at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

The 73rd UNGA is scheduled to hold at the United Nations headquarters from September 18, 2018.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja.

Mr Onyeama said that the President will use the opportunity to canvass for a permanent seat at the United Nations and a for a Nigerian to emerge as the President of the General Assembly next year.

WHO: 300,000 undetected TB cases driving new infections

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified the undetected 300,000 cases of tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria as a major challenge hindering efforts to eradicate the killer disease from the country and the world at large.

Also, the world body has called for the active involvement of the private sector in TB control programme nationwide.

Nicki Minaj would like sex from her male partners three times a night

On "Ellen," Minaj spoke frankly about her love life, specifically her demands of her male partners. At first Ellen DeGeneres played it coy, asking, “You enjoy ‘exercising’ three times a day?”
Minaj explained that technically if she were living with someone, she wouldn’t be so demanding but, “if you see someone once or twice a week, then yeah, three times a night. When I see you, three times a night!” Ellen dug deeper about Nicki’s nightly triathlons, asking if these sessions are spread out over the evening or back-to-back.

Typhoon floods Japan airport, damages other infrastructure

One of Japan's busiest airports remained closed indefinitely after the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in at least 25 years flooded a runway and other facilities while damaging other infrastructure and causing at least 10 deaths as it swept across part of Japan's main island.

Nigeria has highest number of very poor people in the world – Theresa May

Nigeria is home to the highest number of “very poor people” in the world, Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, has said.

Speaking in Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday, May said Africa is home to a majority of the world’s fragile states, and a quarter of the world’s displaced people.

“Much of Nigeria is thriving, with many individuals enjoying the fruits of a resurgent economy, yet 87 million Nigerians live below $1 and 90 cents a day, making it home to more very poor people than any other nation in the world,” the UK prime minister said.

UN ex-scribe, Kofi Annan, dies at 80

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died at a hospital in the Swiss capital, Bern, after a brief illness.

  The 80-year-old served as the seventh UN chief for almost 10 years from 1997 to 2006 and was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2001, which he shared with the UN.

  A statement shared by his Twitter account on Saturday described Annan as a "global statesman and deeply committed internationalist".

ope accepts Bishop McCarrick's resignation amid child abuse allegations

The Vatican announced on Saturday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., from the College of Cardinals.

A statement from the Vatican said the pontiff received the letter of resignation a day earlier by the former archbishop.
Besides agreeing to McCarrick's stepping down as a cardinal, Francis ordered him to conduct "a life of prayer and penance" until sex abuse accusations against him are examined in a Catholic church trial.

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