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Pablo Escobar’s widow, son face money laundering probe

The widow and son of late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar are facing scrutiny as part of an investigation into money laundering in Argentina, judicial sources said Friday.

Improved teaching will curb examination malpractice – WAEC

Professionalising teaching will curb examination malpractice in Nigeria, according to Mr Jonathan Mbaakaa, Vice-Chairman, Board of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC).

South Sudan opens first kidney hospital

President Salva Kiir opened South Sudan's first-ever kidney hospital Thursday in Juba, calling it a breakthrough for the country's medical care.

Uganda expels North Korea military experts over UN sanctions

Uganda has expelled North Korean military experts and representatives of North Korean companies, including its top arms dealer, as African nations face growing pressure to comply with UN sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

US drone strike targets al-Shabaab after Somalia attack

The US military said on Friday it carried out a drone strike this week against al-Shabaab in Somalia, shortly after the extremist group was blamed for the country's deadliest attack, while thousands of anguished Somalis gathered at the site of the truck bombing to pray.

House of Reps Speaker Yakubu Dogara wants emphasis on innovative training for national development

Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker, House of Representatives, has stressed the need for more innovative training of students in the nation’s universities to ensure a sustainable national development.

Imo Assembly not Governor Okorocha’s puppet – Speaker Acho Ihim

Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly and President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (African Region), Dr. Hon Acho Ihim, has dismissed insinuations in some quarters that the lawmaking house is a rubber stamp of Governor Rochas Okorocha.

Governor Amosun advocates special fund for flood-prone states

Governor Ibikunle Amosun has called on the Federal Government and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to make available, special funds to some states that had put infrastructure in place to prevent flooding.

Governor Ambode tasks judiciary on speedy dispensation of justice

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Friday urged the state judiciary to step up in the area of speedy delivery of justice, without compromising the fundamental principle of fair hearing and the rule of law.

N500 million suit: Lai Mohammed, Olisa Metuh fail to reach settlement

The N500 million libel suit filed by Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, against Olisa Metuh, a former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, spokesperson, is set to proceed to trial at the Ikeja High Court.

Plateau records two fresh cases of yellow fever

The Plateau State government has reported two cases of haemorrhagic fever also known as yellow fever in the state.

International Institute of Journalism academic activities suspended

The National Headquarters of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has suspended academic activities at the Minna study centre of the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

US rates NAPTIP high in fight against human trafficking

The United States of America has ranked the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) high based on the agency’s renewed efforts to curtail incidence of human trafficking in the country.

Kebbi accountant-general Mohammed Dakingari sentenced to 70 years imprisonment for fraud

Kebbi State Accountant-General Mohammed Dakingari has been sentenced to 70 years imprisonment for fraud.

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Uganda police hold opposition leader Kizza Besigye over attempted murder

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Tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter will work with G7 countries to block the spread of extremist content online.

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Police kill one protester in Kenya opposition stronghold

A young protester was shot dead in western Kenya on Monday as hundreds of opposition supporters again took to the streets demanding reforms ahead of a presidential election, witnesses told AFP.

Fifty-year-old rapes three-year-old to death in Katsina

A 50-year-old man and father of seven, Abdullahi Sani, has been arraigned before a Katsina State Senior Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping a three-year-old daughter of his neighbour to death.

N500 million suit: Lai Mohammed, Olisa Metuh fail to reach settlement

The N500 million libel suit filed by Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, against Olisa Metuh, a former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, spokesperson, is set to proceed to trial at the Ikeja High Court.

Kogi govt debunks alleged monkey pox vaccination rumour

The Kogi State Government has debunked the rumour making the rounds that some unidentified men are infecting children with Monkey pox virus in the name of vaccination.

North Korea readies missile launch ahead of United States-South Korea drill

North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source.