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Fed govt to reveal account details of IPOB sponsors

The Nigerian Government had through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that France was the headquarters of IPOB’s funding. But the European country on Thursday said it had no knowledge of IPOB’s presence in France.

Biafra: IPOB asks court to nullify proscription order

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Friday asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside the order proscribing it and designating it as a terrorist group.

Protests spread in English-speaking Cameroon regions

Several thousand demonstrators took to the streets in English-speaking parts of Cameroon in protest at perceived discrimination in favour of the country’s francophone majority, concurring sources said.

North Korea triggers 2018 Winter Olympics security scare

Austria and Germany joined France on Friday in raising the spectre of staying away from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea amid security fears over nuclear-armed North Korea.

Costa denies holding Conte grudge ahead of Atletico return

Diego Costa has said he has no grudge against Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as he prepares to complete a return to Atletico Madrid.

France’s Macron to sign his signature labour reforms

France President Emmanuel Macron prepared on Friday to sign sweeping changes to France’s complex labour code, sealing a signature reform after four months at the helm.

France unaware of financial support to IPOB

France has expressed commitment to the unity of Nigeria and denied allegations that it is the headquarters of sources of funds of secessionists.

UK indicts Nigeria over Radio Biafra

The United Kingdom has blamed Nigeria for the continued operation of pirate Radio Biafra which the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) uses to preach hate against the country.

Biafra: France denies it’s funding IPOB, Kanu

The government of France has denied anything to do with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the group seeking a referendum to carve out a separate country in the South East region of Nigeria.

Iran’s Khamenei slams Trump’s ‘gangster and cowboy’ speech

Iran’s supreme leader on Thursday lashed out against US President Donald Trump describing the speech he delivered at the UN this week as full of “gangster and cowboy” rhetoric.

Pope Francis congratulates Angolan present-elect

The head of the Catholic Church in the world, Pope Francis, has congratulated Angolan president-elect João Lourenço.

France source of IPOB funds – FG

The Federal Government has identified France and the Diaspora as the sources of funding for the activities of the banned the Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB).

Iranian president: Trump’s UN comments ‘ignorant, absurd’

Iran's president warned the United States on Thursday that his country will "respond decisively" to any violation of the agreement that reins in Tehran's nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" about Iran unfit for the United Nations.

UN, Britain to push internet firms to remove extremist content quicker

The leaders of Britain, France and Italy would push social media companies on Wednesday to remove “terrorist content” from the internet within one to two hours of it appearing.

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70-year-old man arrested for raping 6-year-old girl for three years

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CAN is paranoid about Islam – NSCIA

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has said the Christian Association of Nigeria is being paranoid and intolerant of Islam. It said Muslims in the country had always tolerated Christians but that CAN was showing itself to be “Islamophobic.”

Nigeria Customs unveil importer, vessel involved in rifles importation

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Fed govt to reveal account details of IPOB sponsors

The Nigerian Government had through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that France was the headquarters of IPOB’s funding. But the European country on Thursday said it had no knowledge of IPOB’s presence in France.

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Fed govt okays concession of additional airports, transaction advisers

The Federal Government on Tuesday said it has approved the concession of Kano and Port Harcourt airports, as well as transaction advisers for the process.

Nigerian Army to launch operation in South-west, South-south

The Nigerian Army says it will soon launch ‘Operation Crocodile Smile II’, in the south-west and south-south.

Newly introduced CAPs system will restore autonomy of schools – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, says its newly introduced Central Admissions Processing System CAPs will restore autonomy of institutions.

OPEC extends Nigeria’s exemption from crude oil production cap

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries on Friday extended Nigeria’s exemption from crude oil production cap following the countries plea to be exempted until it stabilises its production.

Sudan’s Bashir urges Darfur displaced to return home

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday urged those displaced by the conflict in Darfur to return home, saying the region had now recovered from a war that has killed tens of thousands.