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Myanmar social media anger after Pope uses ‘Rohingya’ word

Pope Francis’s embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comment on social media in Myanmar, where just days earlier he chose not to publicly air their plight.


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Myanmar parliament to re-elect new president within seven working days

Myanmar’s vacant presidential post will be filled by re-election in the Union Parliament within seven working days, according to a statement from the President’s Office on Wednesday.

Nigeria plans N54 billion treasury auction, repays some bills

Nigeria plans to raise 53.96 billion naira at a treasury auction on Wednesday after repaying the same amount of bills, with the aim of lowering its borrowing costs, traders said.

Police sergeant to die by hanging for extra-judicial killings

A Bayelsa State High Court, sitting in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Wednesday, sentenced a Police Sergeant, identified as Jilla Lannubo, to death by hanging for extra-judicial killing of one Oruyegha Grand at Agudama on May 13 2017.

Governor Sani Bello: Late passage of 2018 budget will affect road construction

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has expressed fears that the late passage of the 2018 budget by the House of Assembly could affect the road construction components of the fiscal law.

Kano fire service receives 130 distress calls in two weeks

Kano State Fire Service on Wednesday said it received 130 distress calls from parts of the state in the last two weeks.

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Expert: How forensic accounting can curb corruption

The President, Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Auditors in Nigeria (CIFIA), Mrs Victoria Enape, has said that forensic accounting was the only way to control fraud.

Woman seeks divorce over lack of sex, frequent illness

After five years of marriage, a 35-year-old businesswoman, Bilikisu Azeez, has approached an Igando Customary Court in the Lagos suburb, asking for the dissolution of the marriage.

Land Use Charge: Lagosians To Block 3rd Mainland Bridge Monday

Some Lagos residents have concluded plans to block the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos on Monday in a bid to show their displeasure with the recently increased land use charges by the state government.

Governor Lalong raises alarm over threats to peace in Plateau

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong says that the peace and stability of the state is under threat by some forces determined to take the state back to the crises of the past.

Pound recovers as world supports Britain in spy case

The British pound recovered Friday from weakness prompted by a Russian decision to expel British diplomats, as the world rallied in support for London in a crisis sparked by the poisoning of a double agent, analysts said.