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Defiant Catalan mayors back independence referendum

More than 700 mayors from across Spain's autonomous Catalonia region have gathered in Barcelona to confirm their support for a October 1 independence referendum that the central government has declared illegal.

Spain threatens to arrest over 700 Catalan pro-referendum mayors

Spain's public prosecutor on Wednesday ordered a criminal probe of over 700 Catalan mayors who are cooperating with an October 1 independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid.

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How N1.4bn was diverted by Sambo Dasuki-led ONSA for national prayer – EFCC witness

An Econonic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, Michael Adariku on Thursday told an Abuja High Court how N1.4 billion security vote from the office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) was diverted.

Anambra guber: INEC provides magnifying goggles for albinos

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has provided magnifying goggles for polling units to enable people living with albinism recognise political parties’ logos in November 18 Anambra State election.

US school to be named after Barack Obama, drop name of Confederate leader Jefferson...

A public school in Mississippi is to drop the name of the Civil War leader of the pro-slavery South and be named after the first black US president, Barack Obama, the local newspaper reported.

Puerto Rico mostly in the dark one month after hurricane

It's been a month since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico and Samuel de Jesus still can't drive out of his isolated, blacked-out town.

Ex-Governor Attahiru Bafarawa loses bid to separate alleged N19bn fraud trial from ex-NSA...

Former Sokoto governor, Attahiru Bafarawa, and his son, Sagir, in an FCT High Court Maitama, lost their bid to separate their trial from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

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Real Madrid’s clash with Tottenham at Wembley like a final – Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid's meeting with Tottenham in two weeks' time is "like a final" following their 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Emmanuel Babayaro threatens to quit Kaduna United over alleged blackmail, sabotage

The consultants managing Kaduna United Football Club, a Nigeria National League (NNL) club side, on Thursday, threatened to quit if the prevailing atmosphere of blackmail, sabotage and conspiracy against them subsists.

President Buhari, AGF Malami ask court to dismiss suits seeking removal of EFCC chief...

“This honourable court cannot invoke its judicial powers under Section 6(6)(b) (of the Constitution) to hear and determine this case,” the President and the AGF stated in a preliminary objection challenging the competence of a suit seeking Magu’s removal from office.

Donald Trump warns Senator John McCain, says ‘I fight back, and it won’t be...

US President Donald Trump reignited a long-standing feud with John McCain Tuesday, warning "I fight back, and it won't be pretty" after the respected senator appeared to take aim at him in a speech.

Catholic Bishops call for unity in Nigeria

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, has called for the rededication of the country to God to allow for a nation where everyone will live as united people.