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We may be pushed to invade Niger — US tells coup plotters

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The United States of America has warned the Niger junta that America may be pushed to be involved militarily if the country’s military rulers do not return to constitutional order.

The US acting Deputy Secretary, Victoria Nuland, in a special briefing on Niger disclosed this via a teleconference on Tuesday.

She noted, “…There is still a lot of motion here on many sides with regard to where the governance situation will go.

“So we will be watching that closely and there are a number of regional meetings coming up and consultations with allies and partners that we need to make.

“So we’ll be watching the situation, but we understand our legal responsibilities and I explained those very clearly to the guys (Niger junta) who were responsible for this and that it is not our desire to go there, but they may push us to that point, and we asked them to be prudent in that regard and to hear our offer to try to work with them to solve this diplomatically and return to constitutional order.”

Nuland noted that President Joe Bden has been in constant touch with President Tinubu, the ECOWAS Chairman as well as many other European allies.

“He’s also been in regular touch with President Tinubu of Nigeria, who is currently head of ECOWAS, with AU Chairperson Faki, and with a number of European allies with whom we work in Niger, particularly on counterterrorism.

“And all of this has been rooted in our shared values, including the sense of democracy, which was why it was so difficult, and remains difficult, to see the current challenge to the democratic order which began on July 26,” she stressed.

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Nollywood Mourns: Stella Ikwuegbu Passes Away

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Veteran Actress Stella Ikwuegbu
– Veteran Nollywood actress Stella Ikwuegbu passes away
– She died after a prolonged battle with leg cancer
– Fans and colleagues mourn her demise

The Nigerian film industry is in mourning as veteran actress Stella Ikwuegbu succumbed to leg cancer on Sunday night.

According to movie producer Stanley Ontop, Ikwuegbu had been battling the disease for a long time before her eventual demise.

Ontop took to his Instagram page to announce the sad news, paying tribute to the late actress.

As the news of her passing spread, fans and colleagues alike took to social media to express their condolences and celebrate her life.

“Ikwuegbu was a talented and dedicated actress who will be deeply missed,” said Ontop.

 

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Father’s Day 2024: 5 Touching Wishes To Make Him Feel Loved

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Father’s Day is a special day to recognize and appreciate the men who have made a profound impact on our lives.

Observed every year on the third Sunday of June, this occasion offers a chance to shower our dads, mentors, and father figures with love, appreciation, and gratitude.

As we count down to this year’s celebration, we’ve compiled a list of sincere messages to help you express your heartfelt feelings to the special men in your life.

Let your dad know just how much you value and cherish him with these thoughtful wishes.

 

             A Hero in Our Eyes

“Dad, you’re not only our father but also our hero. Your guidance, support, and love mean everything to us. Happy Father’s Day!”

            Dad, Our Rock

“Dad, you’re the rock that holds our family together. Your strength, wisdom, and unwavering support mean the world to us. Thank you for being an amazing father!”

        Celebrating an Amazing Dad

“On Father’s Day and every day, we celebrate you, Dad! Your kindness, patience, and love inspire us to be better people. We’re so grateful to have you in our lives.”

       Dad, Our Shining Star

“You light up our lives with your presence, Dad. Your love, encouragement, and guidance help us shine brighter, Happy Father’s Day to our shining star!”

        A Lifetime of Love

“Dad, you’ve given us a lifetime of love, memories, and cherished moments. We’re grateful for your unwavering support and unconditional love, Happy Father’s Day, Dad!”

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