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Opposition lawmakers take refuge in embassies amidst Venezuela crisis

Three Venezuelan opposition members of parliament have taken shelter in foreign embassies after losing their congressional immunity. They are among 10 lawmakers stripped of immunity after the Supreme Court said they should be investigated for conspiracy, rebellion and treason....

Dozens injured in clashes in Caracas, Venezuela

A woman was shot dead and dozens injured in the Venezuelan capital Caracas on Wednesday, in clashes between opposition supporters and pro-government forces. Tear gas and water cannon were fired by the military amid rival demonstrations. Opposition leader Juan...

Venezuela’s Guaidó accused of coup attempt by government

Venezuelan authorities say they are putting down a small coup attempt after opposition leader Juan Guaidó announced he was in the "final phase" of ending President Nicolás Maduro's rule. He appeared in a video with uniformed men, saying he...

Venezuela Blackouts continue as protests loom

A widespread power cut affecting much of Venezuela continued throughout Friday ahead of planned protests on Saturday. President Nicolás Maduro and the US-backed opposition trying to oust him have blamed each other for the outage. Hospitals struggled to cope...

Maduro orders the closing of border with Brazil

Venezuela's embattled President Nicolás Maduro has ordered the closure of the border with Brazil amid a row over foreign humanitarian aid. The leftist leader went on TV to say he was also considering shutting the border with Colombia to...

EU states recognise Guaidó as Venezuela president

The UK, France, Germany, Spain and other European countries have officially recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela. It comes after President Nicolás Maduro defiantly rejected the EU's Sunday deadline to call snap elections. Mr Guaidó...

Turkey warned over Venezuela gold trade

The Turkish government is coming under renewed pressure to stop buying gold from Venezuela, news agency has learned. A senior Western diplomatic source told the news that Turkey was now considered the main concern among the countries engaging in...

Chinese hospital ship docks in Venezuela for a week

A Chinese hospital ship has docked in Venezuela, where for the next week it will provide free health care to local patients. Venezuela's Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino López, went to the port of La Guaira to welcome the Chinese...
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Federal High Court Refuses EFCC’s Request To Re-arrest Fani Kayode

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