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Saudi women attend football game for the first time ever

Saudi Arabia allowed women to enter a football stadium for the first time to watch a match Friday, as the ultra-conservative kingdom eases strict decades-old rules separating the sexes.

Saudi Arabia to start issuing tourist visas in 2018 – official

Saudi Arabia aims to start issuing tourist visas to foreigners next year, a senior Saudi official told CNN, as the government seeks new sources of revenue to diversify its economy.

Saudi king swears-in new ministers amid anti-corruption crackdown

Saudi King on Monday swore in the new head of the National Guard, replacing a royal removed in a major crackdown described as an anti-corruption drive in the oil-rich kingdom.

Saudi stocks drop after corruption probe detains businessmen, officials

Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell in early trade on Sunday after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman moved to consolidate his power and crack down on corruption with a cabinet reshuffle and a string of detentions of prominent figures.

Saudi Princes detained in anti-corruption crackdown

A new Saudi anti-corruption body has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers, media reports say.

Saudi Arabia now allows women to drive

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it would allow women to drive, the last country in the world to do so, sparking euphoria and disbelief among activists in the ultra-conservative kingdom, where social restrictions are increasingly being loosened.

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Police confirm burning of ex-SGF Olu Falae’s farm

The Police in Ondo State have said efforts were underway to arrest those who attacked and razed the farm of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, on Sunday.

Delta polytechnic rector warns fresh students against cultism, other social vices

Professor Emmanuel Ogujor, the Rector, Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe Oghara-Ethiope, Delta State has warned the newly admitted students of the polytechnic to shun cultism and other social vices that may impede their progress at the institution.

Why I introduced election into Imo monarch system – Governor Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, said that he allowed monarchs in the state to elect their leader, instead of being appointed by him in order to deepen democracy in the state.

IPOB not a terrorist group – Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has rejected the ruling of the Abuja High Court, affirming the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist group, insisting that IPOB is not and has never been a terrorist group.

Kaduna govt to give incentives to rural teachers

Kaduna State Government on Sunday said it would introduce juicy incentives for teachers posted to public schools in rural areas of the state.

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2019: Governor Wike warns against voting for APC

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, said Nigeria under All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government has been dead since 2015 adding that supporting the ruling party to continue its rule come 2019 would be tantamount to digging the nation’s grave.

Police tortured, forced me to admit killing my pregnant wife – Man tells court

An FCT High Court in Maitama on Thursday ordered the trial- within-trial in a culpable homicide charge slammed on a 37-year-old, Mathew Ankyoor, who allegedly killed his wife.

PDP faults President Buhari, APC governors over failure to visit Benue

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors over silence on the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Benue victims.

FRSC set to reduce illegal motor parks in Zaria

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zaria Unit Command, is to collaborate with National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to check increasing number of illegal motor parks in Zaria.

World’s fifth largest diamond discovered in Lesotho

A diamond thought to be the fifth largest of gem quality ever found has been discovered in Lesotho, miner Gem Diamonds said Monday, and could be worth as much as $40 million.