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Ethiopian rappers challenging Israel police through song

In his song “Handcuffed,” rapper Teddy Neguse addresses police brutality against young Israeli men of Ethiopian descent.
Ayoola Ajayi

Nigerian man arrested, charged for murder of American student

Ayoola Ajayi, a Nigerian tech worker, was charged Wednesday with murder and kidnapping in the death of an Utah college student whose body was found in a wooded area with her arms bound behind her.
In this file photo taken on June 29, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan. YURI KADOBNOV - AFP - POOL

Turkey, Russia forge closer ties after major rupture

Ankara and Moscow have forged closer cooperation after overcoming a major rupture in 2015 following the downing of a Russian fighter jet.
Baiq Nuril Maknun's ordeal began years ago when as a temporary teacher at a school on Lombok island she began receiving telephone calls from its headteacher describing his sexual relationship with another woman.

Indonesian woman who recorded boss’s lewd call gets jail reprieve

A woman facing six months in prison in Indonesia for recording a lewd phone call by her boss as evidence she was being harassed is expected to receive a presidential amnesty after an outcry over the sentence.
Russia begins delivery of S-400 missile defence system to Turkey

Russia delivers missile defence system to Turkey, in test of NATO

Russia began delivery of an advanced missile defense system to Turkey on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance.
Mr Marcelino Ansorena, Ambassador of Spain to Nigeria, in Abuja said that the concert was organised in commemoration of this year’s Rhonda International Guitar Festival.

Spain to strengthen cultural relations with Nigeria

The Embassy of Spain in Nigeria on Thursday night hosted the Spanish guitar musical concert aimed to strengthen ties between Spanish and the Nigerian culture.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

President Trump declares emergency in Louisiana

President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana after residents boarded up their businesses and at least 10,000 people were ordered to evacuate from parts of the Gulf Coast.

Six children, four adults die in Russia car accident

Six children were among 10 people killed when an all-terrain vehicle capsized while crossing a remote Siberian river, authorities said Friday.

Suicide-bomb attack targets wedding party in eastern Afghanistan

At least six people have been killed and 14 others wounded when a suicide bomber, believed to be in his early teens, targeted a wedding celebration in Afghanistan‘s eastern Nangarhar province, according to local officials.
President Trump began his re-election rally by hammering his rivals and heralding his perceived successes. Erin Schaff-The New York Times

France faces Donald Trump on planned tax

France won’t back off from its planned tax on companies like Facebook and Google, even after the US suggested it may use trade tools against the levy.
President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford - The Washington Post - Getty Images

Donald Trump threatens clampdown on Google, Twitter, Facebook

President Donald Trump hinted Thursday at new regulations on social media as he gathered critics of major online platforms at a White House “summit.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

France imposes digital tax on Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon

The French Parliament on Thursday adopted, by a final vote of the Senate, the introduction of a tax on `GAFA’, making France one of the first countries to impose a tax on digital giants.

UK ships in Strait of Hormuz put on ‘heightened security’

The guidance was issued in the last few days in response to concern about an increased threat from Iran in the Gulf, two maritime industry sources said.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Tension as Shi’ites, armed security operatives clash again

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites and officers of the Nigerian police force engaged in another faceoff at the federal secretariat on Thursday morning.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would not “turn back” on a deal with Moscow to buy Russian S-400 missile defence systems in comments published on Saturday.

Islamic State threatens Turkish leader Recep Erdogan

The Islamic State has threatened Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a video released late Wednesday which referenced the group’s alleged branch in Turkey.

Chinese customs intercepts 1,550 human placental extract injections

Customs officers in north China’s Tianjin Municipality seized 1,550 human placental extract injections in 2019, the customs said Thursday.
Sigrid Kaag

Dutch minister reacts to human trafficking in Nigeria

Sigrid Kaag, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, has expressed her country’s commitment to helping Nigeria fight human trafficking and other related crimes.
Buckingham Palace

Man arrested after scaling Buckingham Palace gates

A man has been arrested after scaling the gates of Buckingham Palace, where Queen Elizabeth II is currently in residence, officials said on Thursday.

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Cultists kill final year student of CRUTECH

A final year student of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) was brutally killed on Monday morning.

Delta APC mocks O’tega Emerhor on failed case against party, Senator Omo-Agege

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday mocked a leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, following failed court cases he filed against the party through an executive faction led by Cyril Ogodo.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook tells US Congress how it thinks its cryptocurrency Libra should be regulated

Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s Calibra. The remarks are prepared testimony he plans to give tomorrow, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee.
A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.

Ibadan polytechnic graduate jailed for impersonation

A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.