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Damishi Sango: My suspension sponsored to cripple PDP’s promising petitions at elections tribunal

The embattled Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State, Hon. Damishi Sango, who was suspended by the state Executive Council of the party on Wednesday said they have reliable information that the action of the 16 party officials is being sponsored by a third force to cripple the party’s promising petitions at the elections tribunal.
Joe Biden has officially entered the 2020 presidential race.

Joe Biden announces bid to become US president in 2020

Former US vice president Joe Biden has announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election.
Udoudo Ekanemesang

Obong university secures NUC accreditation for academic programmes

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted accreditation to 10 out of 15 academic programmes offered by Obong University, a private university based in Akwa Ibom State.
A fallen tree is pictured on April 25, 2019 in Moroni after tropical storm Kenneth hit Comoros before heading to recently cyclone-ravaged Mozambique. – Cyclone Kenneth passed the Indian Ocean archipelago nation Comoros today but its effects, including high winds and heavy rains, were still being felt, the country’s Meteorological Office wrote on Facebook. (Photo by Ibrahim YOUSSOUF / AFP)

Mozambique braces for cyclone Kenneth

Mozambique was bracing for a powerful cyclone to make landfall on Thursday, just one month after another cyclone devastated the country and neighbouring Zimbabwe leaving more than 1,000 dead.
This April 10, 2019 picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / South Korea OUT /

North Korea threatens retaliation over US-South Korea drills

Pyongyang on Thursday threatened a “corresponding response”, three days after South Korea and the U.S. kicked off two weeks of joint air-force drills.
Ramon Rasmi Mansour, known as Faltaous al-Makari, lies on a stretcher during his and monk Isaiah’s (not seen) trial session at a court.—Reuters

Coptic monks in Egypt sentenced to death for killing bishop

Two former Coptic Christian monks have been sentenced to death in Egypt over the murder of a bishop last year, officials have confirmed.

Elizade university introduces basic medical science courses

The Vice-Chancellor of Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State, Professor Olukayode Hamund, has said the institution would from next academic session, start running courses in basic medical sciences.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

Four NEMA staff kidnapped in Rivers

Four senior staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have been kidnapped by gunmen while another was shot on Tuesday evening in Rivers State.
Police have arrested another 16 people in connection to a series of bombings in Sri Lanka over Easter weekend which claimed at least 359 lives, officials said on Thursday.

Suicide bomb attacks: Officials arrest 16 more suspects in Sri Lanka

Police have arrested another 16 people in connection to a series of bombings in Sri Lanka over Easter weekend which claimed at least 359 lives, officials said on Thursday.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi approves retirement of eight permanent secretaries

Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has approved the immediate retirement of eight Permanent Secretaries in the state civil service.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Far Eastern Federal University campus on Russky island in the far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok on April 25, 2019. (Photo by Alexey NIKOLSKY - SPUTNIK - AFP)

Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un vow to seek closer ties at first talks

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met face-to-face for the first time on Thursday, vowing to seek closer ties as they look to counter US influence.

General Buratai: Bandits are as strong as the society paints them

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has cautioned the public against “glorifying bandits and kidnappers”.
Ademola Adeleke

Osun guber: Senator Adeleke, PDP ask appeal court to uphold tribunal’s verdict

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on appeals filed by Gboyega Oyetola, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission, seeking to set aside the March 22, 2019, judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which had declared Senator Isiaka Ademola Adeleke as the duly elected governor of the state.
Gboyega Oyetola

Appeal court reserves judgement on Osun governorship election

The appeal court in Abuja has reserved judgement over appeals filed by Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Malabu scandal: Ex-AGF Bello Adoke urges court to set aside arrest order

Former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has asked a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to set aside its earlier order issued for his arrest over his alleged involvement in deals regarding the sale of Malabu oil.
General Omar Zain Al Abideen addresses a press conference in Khartoum on April 12, 2019, a day after the army removed Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir. AFP

Top Sudan generals offer to quit as protests continue

Three of the most controversial figures of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council have offered their resignations - one of the key demands of the protest movement.
Adebayo Adelabu

Oyo: Bayo Adelabu denies alleged rift with Governor Ajimobi

The gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9, 2019 election in Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, has declared that he remains inseparable from the outgoing governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

ALGON pledges support for YESSO towards poverty reduction in Oyo

The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State Chapter, has pledged support for the Youths Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO) towards poverty reduction in the state.

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Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 24, 2019. – Manchester City won the match 2-0. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) /

Paul Pogba odd man out in PFA team of the year

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is the only non-Manchester City or Liverpool player to be named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year on Thursday.
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been charged to be alert, courageous and more decisive in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in North East Nigeria. Twitter-HQNigerianArmy

Nigerian Army urges Southeast residents not to panic over movement of troops

The Nigerian Army has urged Southeast residents not to panic over the movement of troops and sounds of gunshots as it conducts its annual Range Classification exercise for 2019.
Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed pictured outside the Tropical Inn Hotel in Dehiwala

Fresh details emerge on Sri Lanka bomber who studied in UK

Fresh details have emerged about Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, a former UK student who is suspected of carrying out a Sri Lanka suicide bombing.
Pep Guardiola applauded Bernardo Silva for his performance in Manchester City's 2-0 derby win over Manchester United and heralded the Portuguese midfielder as one of Europe's best players.

Pep Guardiola lauds Bernardo Silva as one of Europe’s best

Pep Guardiola applauded Bernardo Silva for his performance in Manchester City's 2-0 derby win over Manchester United and heralded the Portuguese midfielder as one of Europe's best players.

China’s central bank says no intent to tighten or relax monetary policy

China’s central bank has no intent to tighten or relax monetary policy, a vice governor said on Thursday.