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Refugees refuse to leave Australia-run centre in Manus Island

Hundreds of detainees are refusing to leave the illegal detention centre on Papa New Guinea's Manus Island, established and run by the Australian government in order to keep refugees out of Australia.

Australian court to jail Nigerian student Igwebuike for importing $10m methamphetamine

An Australian court will sentence a Nigerian post-graduate student, Jackson Igwebuike, on 25 October, after he was found guilty of importing methamphetamine worth $10million to Canberra.


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Court awards N2m against police for arresting Evans’ brother-in-law

For arresting the brother-in-law of billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday entered judgment against the Nigeria Police Force.

APC elects officials for Gombe state chapter

The Gombe State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has elected new officials to pilot the affairs of the party.

Egypt disputes reported death toll from desert shoot-out

Egypt's government has disputed reports that more than 50 policemen were killed in a shoot-out with militants in the Western Desert on Friday.

Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau confirms Abdulrasheed Maina’s re-instatement

The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, has confirmed the resumption of duty by former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, as an Acting Director in his ministry.

Celtic, Paris Saint-Germain and FC Basel fined after UEFA charges proven

Celtic have been fined £8,900 over a pitch invasion during their Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain last month.

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Nigeria’s humanitarian crisis most severe in the world – United Nations

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has said that the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region is the most severe in the world.

UEFA charges Roma over fans ‘monkey chants’ during Chelsea draw

Roma have been charged by Uefa after some of their fans were heard making "monkey chants" during Wednesday's Champions League tie at Chelsea.

Governor Dickson urges Bayelsans to cooperate with Army Medical Outreach

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has said the duty of the Nigerian Army is to protect the territorial integrity of the nation and not embark on any exercise that will harm citizens of the country.

Norway appoints Ine Soreide as first female foreign minister

Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide was named minister of foreign affairs on Friday, making her the first woman to hold the post in the Nordic country.

2019: General Ibrahim Babangida urges PDP to remain focused

Former Military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, on Monday, in Minna, the Niger State capital, told some founding members of the People Democratic Party (PDP) remain focus in their political activities if they are to wrestle power from the ruling party (APC) come 2019.