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Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte threatens to expel EU diplomats

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Thursday to expel European ambassadors, accusing their governments without citing evidence of plotting to get Manila expelled from the United Nations.

Drug war shift to satisfy ‘bleeding hearts’ – Philippine’s Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he hoped a shift to target big networks in his "war on drugs" would satisfy "bleeding hearts" and interfering Western states fixated on the high death toll in his crackdown.

Philippines’ EC chief Juan Bautista quits after corruption allegations

The head of the Philippines’ elections commission Juan Bautista on Wednesday resigned, three weeks after a congressional committee voted to junk an impeachment complaint against him on corruption allegations.

US President Donald Trump challenges Secretary Rex Tillerson to IQ test

Donald Trump’s feud with top diplomat Rex Tillerson burst back into the open Tuesday, with the US president suggesting he and his Secretary of State compare IQ scores.

World Bank projects $22bn diaspora remittance to Nigeria in 2017

The World Bank has projected that up to $22 billion will flow into Nigeria in 2017 through Diaspora remittances, noting that global remittance flow is set to recover this year after two consecutive years of decline.

Vegas gunman transferred $100K, set up cameras at hotel

The Las Vegas gunman transferred $100,000 overseas in the days before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside the peephole of his high-rise hotel room and on a service cart outside his door, apparently to spot anyone coming for him, authorities said.

Las Vegas shooter’s ‘companion an Australian granny’

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock's "regular companion" was an Australian woman who moved to the United States 20 years ago to work on the casino strip, the government confirmed Tuesday.

Who will save Nigerians abroad?

The latest onslaught on Nigerians took place a few days ago with the killing of one Mr. Clement Ofoma in South Africa. The 35-year-old Ofoma was a native of Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Qatar rebuts concerns over World Cup workers’ safety

Qatar has rebutted a human rights group's report that expressed concern about the safety of workers building stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup amid the scorching summer heat.

Kaduna becomes first state to sign on to open governance

The Kaduna State Government has commenced the implementation of the Open Governance Partnership, OGP, of the federal government aimed at enhancing transparency, accountability and citizen participation in governance.

Philippines bans compulsory high heels in workplace

The Philippines has banned companies from compelling women to wear high heels to work under a government order hailed by a labour group, on Monday, as a victory against sexism and pain.

Lagos ‘third most stressful city’ in the world – study

Lagos was ranked third in a research that revealed the world’s most and least stressful cities of 2017.

Safe migration practices cannot be limited to global elite – Guterres

Countries have the right to control migration in their own borders, but the rights of refugees and migrants must be protected, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, told the General Assembly.

Philippines’ Duterte may declare martial law – defence chief

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law if threatened protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defence chief said Friday.

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Why I called for international conference on Northeast – Senator Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday said he called for an international conference on the Northeast and the Boko Haram so as to raise funds for rehabilitation of the region.

Enugu court remands Bishop Ginika Obi over N500m fraud

The Police Command in Enugu says a cleric, Bishop Ginika Obi, recently arrested over his alleged advance fee fraud involving over N500m, has been remanded in Enugu Maximum Prison.

Governor Bindow tasks Adamawa stakeholders on fight against poverty

Governor Muhammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State has called on stakeholders in human capacity development, in the state, to support government’s effort at eradicating extreme poverty in the state.

UN scribe Antonio Guterres wants UN to help tackle Sahel violence

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that Africa's Sahel region was descending into all-out violence and said the United Nations must help the region confront the threat from Islamist militants.

Donald Trump to meet Fed chair Janet Yellen to discuss job

Donald Trump is set to meet US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen this week to discuss a potential renomination to head the central bank, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

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Ill-health stalls ex-minister Bala Mohammed’s alleged N864m graft trial

The trial of former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed was, on Tuesday, stalled at an FCT High Court Gudu, due to his ill-health.

Peace is lifeline of every economy – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday in Asaba said that peace remained the lifeline of every economy.

Arewa CF urges President Buhari to call Ibe Kachikwu, NNPC chief Maikanti Baru to...

Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, and Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, to order over their public exchanges on the running of the country’s petroleum affairs.

Wall Street Journal journalist Ayla Albayrak sentenced in Turkey

The US-based newspaper Wall Street Journal has denounced a jail sentence handed to one of its reporters by a Turkish court.

Presidential panel on military rights violation concludes sitting in South-East

The Presidential Investigation Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement concluded its sittings in the South-East zone on Tuesday.