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‘Sweet Country’: a look back to Australia’s future

Indigenous Australian director Warwick Thornton hopes his look at one of the darkest periods in his country's past will help it make better decisions in the future.

Akwa Ibom churches as parastatals

Why should Mobil go to Eket, if as Reverend Peter and the Udom Emmanuel administration tell us, Lagos is a better meeting venue than either Uyo or Eket? Since Lagos has become the front desk for Akwa Ibom state, all international companies doing business in Akwa Ibom should also have their front desks in Lagos.

Eid-el-Kabir: Ugwuanyi seeks continuous prayers for Nigeria

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has stressed the need for continuous engagement of Christians and Muslims in prayers for the sustainability of peace, unity and development of the country.

As Buhari returns from London

They remind us that President Buhari, then a serial contestant for Yar’Adua’s position, the Presidency, had insisted that the best thing was for the latter to be impeached, having become incapable of discharging his duties as President due to illness.

Vatican says “there’s possibility” of Pope Francis visiting Russia

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said on Tuesday that there was “positive momentum” behind the idea of Pope Francis visiting Russia, but suggested there was more work to be done if it were to happen.

Court bans Islamic instant divorce ‘triple talaq’

India’s top court on Tuesday banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, saying it was unconstitutional.

Sex education necessary, but not in schools – Stakeholders

Stakeholders in the education sector in some states of the North West and North East have expressed divergent views on the teaching of Sexuality Education in schools and at home.

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Industry: Ministry inspects bakeries in Kano

Officials of Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Weights and Measures Department have embarked on inspection of bakeries in Kano to verify the standard of their weighing machines.

Joshua Dariye’s N1.2 billion corruption trial adjourned

An FCT High Court in Gudu on Monday adjourned the trial of former Governor Joshua Dariye of Plateau until October 10 at the instance of the defence.

Customs seizes 3,000 cartons of poultry products

The Nigerian Customs Service, Ogun State command, on Monday, said it intercepted and seized a truck loaded with 3,000 cartons of imported poultry products, with estimated duty paid value of N67.5m.

Goal-hungry Man City can still improve – Pep

Pep Guardiola says his free-scoring Manchester City side can still improve — in a chilling message to Premier League rivals — but is refusing to get carried away by their electrifying early-season form.

Gov. Bello plans to proscribe NLC, TUC, others – Labour

The organised labour in Kogi State, on Monday, accused Governor Yahaya Bello of planning to proscribe various labour unions in the state if workers carry out their threats of embarking on an indefinite strike this Friday.

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Academics, politicians, others gather in Osun to discuss Southwest future

The South-West participation in national governance would be the focus of a one-day conference in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on Friday.

Youths invade Rivers community over death of PDP leader

Hundreds of cars and several other valuables were destroyed, yesterday, at Rumuekini Community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, following the discovery of the remains of one Mr. Heaven Ihuigwe, Chairman of People Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogbogoro Ward 15.

Facebook disables feature that let marketers target ‘Jew haters’

Facebook said on Thursday it was temporarily disabling the ability of advertisers to target based on people’s self-reported education and job information after a report that those features allowed targeting based on anti-Semitic topics.

I didn’t think of Man City for a second – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has played down Manchester United's blossoming title battle with Manchester City by insisting he did not think about Pep Guardiola's side for "one single second" in the build-up to Everton's visit to Old Trafford on Sunday.

Restructuring: Why Buhari directed agitations to National Assembly – Presidency

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang, said the president directed restructuring agitations to the legislature because of his belief in due process.