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Turkey orders detention of 35 people, including journalists

Turkish authorities on Thursday issued detention warrants for 35 people, including nine journalists, on suspicion of links to the July 2016 attempted military coup, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

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Botswana court orders govt to recognise transgender woman as female

A transgender woman has won a legal battle against Botswana’s government to be recognized as female in a landmark victory for the rights of the lesbian, gay and transgender community.

Nigerian banks trade forex at N314.50 on interbank market

Nigeria’s foreign exchange market saw transactions worth $1.34 million at its interbank window on Wednesday at a rate of 314.50 naira per dollar, as commercial banks traded the local currency at below the central bank rate.

32 robbers shot dead, 299 others arrested in Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has revealed that the police have shot dead 32 armed robbers during gun-battle, arrested 299 others and lost six officers in the last 10 months.

US troubled over Ethiopia’s renewed deadly violence, calls for justice

The United States Embassy in Ethiopia says it is troubled and saddened by deadly violence in the country over the past two days.

PDP convention: Governor Dickson begs ex-minister Adeniran, Senator Mantu, others

The National Reconciliation Committee of the People’s Democratic Party led by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Tuesday visited some aggrieved members as part of efforts to forge a post-convention reconciliation within the party.

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Bayelsa Assembly moves to outlaw open grazing

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has held a public hearing on a bill seeking to prohibit open grazing of cattle in the state.

New ‘supernote’ found in South Korea could be from North Korea

A new high-quality counterfeit $100 bill has been found in South Korea, bank officials said Tuesday, prompting suggestions the sanctions-hit North might have resumed forging "supernotes".

Why Nigerians in Libya must be evacuated now – returnee

Mr Emmanuel Keshi, one of the 164 Nigerians evacuated from Libya, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) on Friday has warned that Nigerians may be used as human shield in clashes between the various groups in the North African country in case of post-election violence.

Argentina will be more dangerous against Super Eagles at World Cup – Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr has maintained he expects Argentina to be far more dangerous against the Super Eagles at the World Cup because Lionel Messi will feature for them and their outgoing generation of players will want to prove they can still be winners.

NERC reviews penalty for electricity theft

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has come up with reviewed penalties for electricity customers involved in unauthorised access to electricity supply by tampering and meter bypass by electricity.