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Australian court sacks deputy premier Barnaby Joyce

Australia’s High Court ruled on Friday that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is ineligible to remain in parliament, a stunning decision that cost the government its one-seat parliamentary majority and forced a by-election.

North Korean hackers steal classified military documents from South Korea

North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said Tuesday.

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.

Church cancels wedding after Facebook gay marriage post

Australia’s prime minister Friday defended a church’s right not to marry some couples following reports a woman’s wedding was cancelled after she posted support for same-sex marriage on Facebook ahead of a national vote.

Australia PM brushes off leaked Trump phone transcript

Australia's prime minister Friday sought to downplay an unflattering account of a controversial refugee swap deal which emerged in a leaked transcript of a bad-tempered phone call with US President Donald Trump.

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Luis Suarez says Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann and Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho would be welcome at Barcelona as the Catalan club continue to be linked with both players.

Security guard gets six-month imprisonment for sleeping on duty

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Monday sentenced a security guard, Nasiru Ribado, to six months’ imprisonment for sleeping at his duty post.

Lagos Chamber slams NGO Bill

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged the National Assembly to stop considering the Non-Governmental Organisation Regulatory Commission Bill in the interest of democracy, transparency, accountability and inclusiveness.

NNPC warns oil marketers against hoarding fuel

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Monday warned oil marketers to desist from hoarding petroleum products or risk arrest by law enforcement agencies.

APC funded 2015 campaigns with stolen money from Lagos, Rivers – PDP

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has challenged the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, party and the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to deny that the APC’s 2015 presidential campaigns were not funded with stolen money from Lagos and Rivers states.

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UN agency requires $1.1bn for 2018 North-East interventions

The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) says it require $1.1 billion dollars to fund the 2018 humanitarian interventions in North-East.

Pensioners endorse Governor Tambuwal for second term as he settles N4 billion arrears

Senior citizens in Sokoto state have rallied behind Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, urging him to seek for re-election as Governor of the North West state.

Germans in favour of video referee – survey

A majority of Germans on Friday showed they are in support of video evidence being used in football, the country’s local media reports.

Mauricio Pochettino spies good omens for Manchester City trip

Mauricio Pochettino reflected with satisfaction on Tottenham Hotspur's 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion despite the slightly fortunate nature of his side's goals.

2018 Budget accommodates increased number of police personnel – President Buhari

President Mohammadu Buhari has disclosed that the 2018 budget captured a budgetary allocation that accommodates increase in number of Police personnel, adding that another round of recruitment of police officers and men was envisaged.