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Harvard University panel releases guidelines on safeguarding elections from hacking and propaganda

A bipartisan Harvard University project aimed at protecting elections from hacking and propaganda will release its first set of recommendations today on how U.S. elections can be defended from hacking attacks.

Indonesian parliament speaker arrested, detained in huge corruption case

Indonesia’s parliament speaker has been detained after dodging questioning by authorities on a multi-million-dollar graft case by pleading ill health, an anti-corruption spokesman said, on Monday. =

Nigeria, 189 countries agree to scaled up climate action

After two weeks of negotiations, Nigeria and other nations have agreed to launch the next steps toward higher climate action ambition before 2020.

One in five women victim of online harassment: report

More than one in five women have experienced online harassment or abuse, according to research by Amnesty International surveying more than 4,000 women.

Iraqi court annuls Kurdish independence referendum

The Iraqi federal court on Monday invalidated the independence referendum of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan and the disputed areas, the Iraqi official television reported.

Donald Trump lashes shoplifting basketballer’s father as ‘ungrateful’

US President Donald Trump again hit out on Sunday at the father of one of the college basketball players arrested for shoplifting sunglasses in China, accusing LaVar Ball of minimizing the President’s role in the students’ release.

Queen Elizabeth, Philip mark 70th year of marriage

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage on Monday, becoming Britain’s first reigning couple to mark a platinum wedding anniversary.

UK commits billions to ‘industries of future’ to ward off Brexit shocks

Prime Minister Theresa May of United Kingdom, on Monday, announced four billion pounds of spending on research and development and regional growth strategies, setting out plans to help the economy grow after Brexit.

Pope Francis declares November 19 World Day of the Poor

Pope Francis has declared Nineteenth of November every year as the World Day of the poor in memorisal of Saint Anthony of Padua.

Israel again fires warning shot at Syrian post

An Israeli tank fired a warning shot Sunday for the second time in 24 hours at a Syrian army post in a buffer zone on the Golan Heights, the army said.

Bahrain foreign minister calls on Arab nations to confront Iran

Bahrain's foreign minister has called on Arab countries to unite and confront Iran over its alleged support for militias in the region.

Donald Trump nuclear order could be refused – General John Hyten

If Donald Tump ordered a nuclear strike that was not legal, the top US nuclear commander says he would not carry it out.

Turkey bans LGBTI events across Ankara province

Turkish authorities on Sunday announced a ban on all LGBTI cultural events in Ankara province until further notice to “maintain public order”.

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu to be questioned for sixth time over corruption

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be questioned by the police later on Sunday for the sixth time over two alleged cases of corruption, local media reported.

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Police arrest four men over murder of businessman in Lagos

The Police in Lagos on Monday said they arrested four men over the alleged murder of a businessman, Mr Emmanuel Ubah (aka Onwa), in Festac Town.

Donald Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terror

President Donald Trump on Monday declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, returning Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear-armed pariah regime to a short blacklist of targeted US foes.

Latest GDP growth, proof of steady economic recovery – Presidency

The Presidency on Monday hailed the latest report that the country’s gross domestic product, GDP, grew by 1.40 per cent in real terms in the third quarter of 2017, saying the new figure highlights the ”steady recovery of the economy.”

Central bank injects $210 million into forex market

As the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) commenced its last meeting for 2017 on Monday, the apex bank intervened in the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market to the tune of $210 million

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Peace Corps asks Nigeria Police to vacate its head office

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to obey the ruling of an Abuja High Court by unsealing its headquarters and stop harassment of its officers.

Imo community raises the alarm over alleged invasion by herdsmen

The people of Amala communities in Ngor Okpala council area of Imo State who are majorly farmers, have raised the alarm over the alleged invasion of their farmlands by Fulani herdsmen.

NNPC to invest ethanol production in Kebbi

The Nigerian National Petroluem Company, NNPC, has concluded plans to invest in the production of ethanol, an organic compound used as automobile fuel, in Kebbi State.

Police arrest Benue supervisory councillor over threat on journalist

The Nigerian Police on Thursday arrested Mr. Sunday Okonkwo, the Supervisory Councilor for Revenue in Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State, for allegedly threatening to kill one Mr. Prince Yemi Itodo.

MFM FC team manager Sunday Ojieh resigns

Quadri who confirmed the resignation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that the departure of the astute manager was sudden.