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Australian man who head-butted ex-premier pleads guilty

A drunk Australian man who head-butted former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, pleaded guilty on Thursday.

Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu disagree on US embassy move to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United States President Donald Trump have disagreed on the move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

Romanians say sorry to stood-up Japan prime minister

Embarrassed Romanians took to social media on Wednesday to apologise to Japan's prime minister after a political crisis left him with no counterpart to meet on a historic visit.

Landmark Brexit bill set to clear parliamentary hurdle

British MPs are set to give the green light Wednesday to a key Brexit bill whose turbulent passage through parliament has dealt damaging defeats to Prime Minister Theresa May, but it faces further opposition from the upper house.

Catalan lawmakers elect separatist speaker as sacked leader eyes comeback

Catalan lawmakers on Wednesday elected a separatist as parliamentary speaker, the first stage of a plan by pro-independence deputies to get regional leader Carles Puigdemont, in self-exile in Belgium, back into power.

Ethiopia releases opposition leader Merera Gudina

Merera becomes the first ‘political prisoner’ to be released since Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced on 3 January that the government will pardon several convicted politicians and those with cases in court in a bid to foster national cohesion.

UK premier appoints ‘minister for loneliness’

Britain appointed a "minister for loneliness" on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as "the sad reality of modern life" affecting millions of people.

India to de-register 100,000 private companies

India on Wednesday said it would soon deregister more than 100,000 private companies in the country for failing to comply with various statutory compliances.

British MPs to vote on landmark Brexit bill

British MPs will vote Wednesday on a key Brexit bill whose turbulent passage through parliament has dealt damaging defeats to Prime Minister Theresa May, and which still faces stiff opposition in the upper house.

Pressure rises on British govt over Carillion collapse

The British government held an emergency meeting of ministers on Monday evening over the implosion of construction-to-catering group Carillion, as criticism grows of its handling of the giant firm's demise.

Ethiopia to free opposition leader, others jailed for involvement in unrest

Ethiopian authorities have dropped charges against a senior opposition leader and hundreds of others who had been jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped the country in 2015 and 2016, the country's attorney general said on Monday.

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu hails new era in ties with India

Benjamin Netanyahu hailed a "new era" in ties with India on Monday as he signed a series of deals during the first visit by an Israeli Prime Minister in 15 years.

Baghdad twin suicide bombing kills 31

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the elimination of jihadist "sleeper cells" Monday after a twin suicide bombing killed 31 people in Baghdad in the second such attack in three days.

Guinea-Bissau premier resigns in bid to end political crisis

Guinea-Bissau's Prime Minister Umaro Sissoco Embalo has submitted his resignation to the president, in a bid to end a two-year political crisis in the poor west African nation.

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INEC assures Nigerians their votes will count in 2019

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, has assured Nigerians that their votes will determine the outcome of the 2019 general elections and future polls in the country.

2019: You’re too desperate to be governor – APC tells minister

The Minister for Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has come under heavy attack by members of his party, the All Progressives Congress, in Oyo State for daring to complain, via a letter to the national leadership of the party, President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

2019: Hurdles President Buhari must overcome to win – Asiwaju Tinubu

The APC chieftain noted in Abuja that the impediment to the victory of APC in 2019 is big but not insurmountable.

Gunmen kill policeman in Katsina

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Wednesday night attacked a Supermarket in Katsina, killing a police officer, Ibrahim Sani Batsari.

Blood test for cancer detects eight different types of tumour

The medical holy grail of a blood test for cancer has moved a step closer after a US trial of a new technique detected eight different kinds of tumour.

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APC NWC, governors hold meeting on Congresses, Convention

The All Progressives Congress National Working Committee and governors elected on its platform would meet at the party national secretariat on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Federal govt denies 16, 200 vacancies in foreign missions

The Federal Government has said that there were no 16,200 employment vacancies in 26 Nigerian embassies and missions abroad as Nigerians are being made to believe.

Bus fire kills 52 people in Kazakhstan

Fifty-two people were killed Thursday when the bus they were travelling on caught fire in Kazakhstan, the central Asian nation’s emergency services ministry said in a statement.

Biafra: Court rules IPOB proscription legal

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has refused an application by members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra seeking the nullification of the proscription order made against the group on September 20.

Prolonged labour can cause VVF – Obstetrician

Dr. Sukurat Okesina, a Consultant obstetrician and Gynecologist at Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin, has advised women to avoid prolonged labour beyond 12 hours to prevent complication that may cause Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF).