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Donald Trump to seek death penalty for drug dealers

US President Donald Trump will present on Monday his plan to combat an opioid abuse epidemic which will include seeking the death penalty for drug traffickers.

Singapore set to tackle fake news

Singapore’s parliament held its first public hearing on ways to crack down on the proliferation of fake news on Wednesday.

Philippines withdraws from international criminal court

President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines on Wednesday announced the withdrawal of the country’s ratification of the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Manny Pacquiao announces Lucas Matthysse fight, but doubts emerge

Manny Pacquiao announced a world title fight against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia, but doubts quickly emerged over the self-promoted bout on Friday.

Manny Pacquiao to fight Argentine Lucas Matthysse in June

Manny Pacquiao is to fight Argentina’s World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia on June 24, the Philippine ring legend has announced.

Manny Pacquiao eyes next fight in Malaysia

Philippine boxing idol Manny Pacquiao said his next opponent would be either world champion Lucas Matthysse or Danny Garcia in Malaysia in May or June, after rejecting an undercard offer to face Mike Alvarado.

Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon

Lebanese authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait, security and judicial officials said.

Philippines’ Duterte attends wake of Filipino maid found in Kuwait freezer

President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines on Thursday attended the wake of a Filipino domestic helper whose death prompted him to declare a ban on citizens working in Kuwait.

Kuwait condemns Philippine president’s call to evacuate workers

A top Kuwaiti official condemned on Tuesday a call by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to evacuate his country’s workers from Kuwait, suggesting Duterte could damage ties between the two countries.

Shoot female rebels in their private parts – Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has drawn condemnation from human rights watchdogs and women's groups, after he said that female communist rebels in the country should be shot in their private parts as punishment for fighting the government.

15 confirmed dead in Taiwan earthquake

The overall death toll has reached at least 15 with two people still missing in the devastating earthquake in Taiwan authority has said.

Filipinos protest China’s build up in disputed sea

Protesters have rallied outside the Chinese consulate in the Philippines capital, Manila, against China's militarisation of the disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte cancels Canada Bell helicopter deal

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday abruptly cancelled a US$235 million contract to buy 16 helicopters from Canada after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government ordered a review over human rights concerns.

Floyd Mayweather drops another hint at MMA fight

MMA fighter Conor McGregor switched to the boxing ring to make one of the richest professional fights in history possible and now Floyd Mayweather hints he might return the favour.


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Police free Mali consul’s wife after held by man in Barcelona

Police on Monday freed the wife of Mali's honorary consul in Barcelona after a man from the African country seeking to be allowed out of Spain held her for five hours, police said.

China vows to punish Taiwan for separatism

President Xi Jinping of China, on Tuesday, warned self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it would face the “punishment of history” for any attempt at separating from the country.

Another parcel blast reported in Texas

A package exploded early Tuesday at a FedEx distribution facility in Texas, news reports said, two days after the latest in a series of blasts in Austin attributed to a serial bomber.

Dump fire: Lagos government advises Olusosun residents to relocate

The Lagos State Government has asked residents around the dump at the Olusosun area of Ojota, in the state capital, to relocate in order to prevent health hazards associated with inhalation of smoke billowing from the dump.

JAMB releases 2018 UTME results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the final batch of the 2018 UTME results.

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Senator Agboola: Ex-Governor Ladoja playing God in Oyo politics

The immediate past Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Hosea Ayoola Agboola, yesterday, said the role being played by the former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, in the crisis rocking the state chapter of the PDP portended danger for the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

GTBank announces full year 2017 profit before tax of N200.24 billion

The foremost institutional Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has released its audited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2017 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges.

ECN: Nigeria power generation to hit 100,000mw by 2030

The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) on Monday predicted a growth of up to 100,000 megawatts electricity generation in the country by 2030.The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) on Monday predicted a growth of up to 100,000 megawatts electricity generation in the country by 2030.

2019: Nigerians urged to get their permanent voter cards

A pro-democracy group, Nigerian Intervention Movement (NIM) has urged Nigerians to get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Atletico Madrid thrash Lokomotiv, ease into Europa League quarterfinal

Fernando Torres scored twice as Europa League favourites Atletico Madrid hammered Lokomotiv Moscow 5-1 in Russia to advance to the quarterfinal stage.