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50 million Nigerians have no electricity – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said 50 million people out of the nation’s 180 million population have no access to electricity.

President Buhari denounces Biafran separatists

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday railed against separatists seeking Nigeria's "dismemberment" and called for "proper" dialogue after clashes between pro-Biafra activists and security forces in the restive southeast.

Rohingya: US demands prosecution of Myanmar officials

The United States says action must be taken against Myanmar's military leaders whose operations have forced 500,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee into Bangladesh.

Turkey disowns citizen supporting Biafran agitation

The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Nigeria has said it was committed to the territorial integrity and political unity of the country.

Myanmar crisis textbook example of ethnic cleansing – UN

The top UN human rights official has denounced Myanmar's "brutal security operation" against Rohingya in Rakhine state, which he said was "clearly disproportionate" to militia attacks carried out last month.

Igbo group gives Army 21 days ultimatum to leave Southeast

The Igbo National Council, INC, Sunday, gave the Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Turkur Yusufu Burutai, 21 days to withdraw his men from the Southeast region.

Rwanda arrests leaders of two opposition parties

Several leaders from two Rwandan parties not recognised by the authorities have been arrested, police and opposition officials said Thursday.

Suu Kyi and Myanmar face chorus of anger over Rohingya crisis

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai and Muslim countries in Asia led a growing chorus of criticism on Monday aimed at Myanmar and its civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi over the plight of its Rohingya Muslim minority.

Erdogan accuses Myanmar of ‘genocide’ against Rohingya

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday accused Myanmar of "genocide" against the Rohingya Muslim minority, who have fled in the tens of thousands across the border into Bangladesh to escape ethnic violence.

Nigeria has enough laws to curb hate speeches

Top officials of the federal government and the various state governments have continued to express concern over the growing wave of hate speeches in the country. To curb the menace, a new law is being proposed which will categorize hate speech as ‘terrorism’.

UN aid chief warns of signs of genocide in CAR

United Nations aid chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council Tuesday there are early signs of genocide in the violence-plagued Central African Republic, according to diplomats.

Hate speech will be considered an act of terrorism – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has described hate speech as an act of terrorism, saying the federal government has drawn a line on in it.

Rwandan who sought asylum after genocide faces US fraud charge

A Rwandan man who sought asylum in the United States claiming he fled the African nation’s genocide of 1994 was charged by U.S. prosecutors on Friday with lying about having been part of the political party that led the killing.

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2019: Steer clear of Ogun politics – Abiodun Akinlade tells Governor Ajimobi

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Hon. Abiodun Akinlade, has told Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State to steer clear of Ogun State politics.

Fela was my most interesting client – Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has said the late Afrobeat maestro, Fela Anikulapo, remains his most interesting client.

Un deputy chief Amina Mohammed warns about extreme weather crisis, climate change

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Tuesday warned that extreme weather crisis will continue to happen if actions are not taken to meet climate change challenges.

NUC approves medical college for Rivers State University

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Medical College at the Rivers State University.

Kenyans turn up to donate blood for victims of deadly Mogadishu bomb blast

Hundreds of Kenyans and Somali natives turned up at Eastleigh in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on Tuesday to donate blood to help victims of the Mogadishu bomb blast that killed over 300 people.

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Anambra guber: INEC to release over 200,000 new PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that over 200,000 voters registered in the on-going Continuous Voters Registration in Anambra State.

Akwa United win Aiteo Cup final after penalty shootout

Akwa United will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup after they stopped Niger Tornadoes 3-2 on penalties in the Aiteo Cup final today in Lagos.

NDDC, NEXIM Bank to set up N2.5 billion export development fund

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has assured that it will set up a N2.5 billion export development fund in conjunction with the Nigerian Export-Import Bank, NEXIM.

Provisional results trickle in after Liberia’s general election

Provisional results are trickling in from polling centres across Liberia following Tuesday’s peaceful general elections in the West African country, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr targets World Cup quarterfinal

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has set his team a target of at least reaching the quarter final at the World Cup following their qualification for the tournament holding in Russia next year.