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Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

Group: New NBA president ‘must raise the bar’

The newly elected president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Akpata, should elevate the Bar’s role in defining the delivery of justice in Nigeria, Access to Justice, an advocacy group, has said.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo guber: My ‘SIMPLE’ agenda realistic, achievable – Pastor Ize-Iyamu

Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo, says his ‘SIMPLE’ agenda is specific, realistic and achievable.
Sudan's former President Omar Hassan al-Bashir sits inside a cage at the courthouse where he is facing corruption charges, in Khartoum, Sudan September 28, 2019. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

Families seek justice for Sudan’s slain anti-Bashir plotters

After decades of searching for their loved ones' remains, the families of slain Sudanese officers who attempted a coup against strongman Omar al-Bashir are demanding the killers held accountable.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has expressed concern over the increasing cases of rape and other violence against women and girls in Africa, describing it as alarming.

FIDA: Gender budgeting, key to achieving gender equality

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Lagos State Chapter, has called for the implementation of gender budgeting, arguing that it is key to the achievement of gender equality and a part of the National Action Plan on Resource Allocation for Gender.
SERVICOM

Nigeria government to initiate service delivery scheme in seven states

The Federal Government has concluded plans to initiate Service Compact (SERVICOM) in seven states of the federation to enhance citizens-centred participation in governance.
The Chairman of the Foundation’s Board, Dr Chiwuike Newington Uba, gave the advice in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu.

Revised budget: Group urges Nigerian government to ensure high performance

An NGO, the Amaka Chiwuike Uba Foundation (ACUF), has urged the Federal Government to lay emphasis on credibility and high performance of the 2020 Revised Budget as a catalyst for infrastructure development.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged Thursday that China may have known of the new coronavirus as early as November, renewing accusations that Beijing has not been transparent and again drawing ire from China.

US tells Nigeria to protect residents from senseless bloodshed

The United States government has condemned the senseless killings of Nigerian civilians under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
Joe Biden

Joe Biden: Sexual assault accusation fabricated

Joe Biden, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, on Friday categorically denied a decades-old accusation of sexual assault levelled at him by a former U.S. Senate staffer.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigeria disburses N43.416 billion to 24 states under SFTAS

The Federal Government has disbursed the sum of N43,416,000,000.00 ($120.6 million) to 24 states of the federation through performance-based grants under the World Bank-Assisted States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability, SFTAS, Programme-for-Results.
International Criminal Court | ICC

ICC urged to investigate Nigerian military over ‘killing of 13 civilians’

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of aviation, has reacted to reports that the Nigerian military, on Thursday killed some civilians in an airstrike in Borno village.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Nigerian military denies killing of civilians in airstrikes in Borno

The Defence Headquarters has refuted alleged reports of killing of civilians in an airstrikes of Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) at Shokotoko Village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno.
Bala Muhammad

Bauchi governor to arrest, prosecute predecessors over looting of state resources

Bauchi State Gover­nor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has ex­pressed concern over mismanagement of the state’s resources by previous admin­istrations of Mohammed Abu­bakar and Isa Yuguda, who allegedly looted assets and properties worth over a trillion naira.

Kano emir, Sultan, Ooni want fathers of Almajiri children arrested

The Emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi, and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, said yesterday that parents of Almajiri children should be arrested and not their children, for constituting a nuisance to the society. Sanusi also called for enactment of laws by state governments to tackle injustices in marriages.
An abandoned market in Cameroon's majority anglophone South West province in Buea, is seen Oct. 3, 2018, next the wreckage of a car allegedly burned by separatists fighters. FILE - An abandoned market in Cameroon's majority anglophone South West province in Buea, is seen Oct. 3, 2018, next the wreckage of a car allegedly burned by separatists fighters.

UN demands ‘independent, impartial’ probe of Cameroon deaths

The United Nations called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the “shocking” killing of 23 villagers in a troubled English-speaking region and ensure the perpetrators be held accountable.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 24, 2018, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaking during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the capital Riyadh, which included the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Lebanese Prime Minister. – Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends travel of citizens, residents to China

Saudi Arabia has suspended travel to China for both citizens and non-Saudi residents of the kingdom, State News Agency said on Thursday.
Ikenga Ugochinyere

2020: Don’t expect positive changes from President Buhari – CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has asked Nigerians not to expect any positive changes from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

2020 budget: Ogun governor promises to do more

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured the people of the state that his administration would take governance to another level next year once the budget is passed by the House of Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.

President Buhari: Democratic process slowing down fight against corruption — video

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the democratic process is slowing down his administration’s fight against corruption.

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Manchester United are being linked with Porto fullback Alex Telles.

Manchester United join interest in Porto fullback Alex Telles

Manchester United are being linked with Porto fullback Alex Telles.
A U.S. judge on Tuesday sentenced former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski to 18 months in prison for stealing a trade secret from Google related to self-driving cars months before becoming the head of Uber’s rival unit.

Former Google engineer Levandowski gets 18 months sentence for stealing trade secrets

A U.S. judge on Tuesday sentenced former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski to 18 months in prison for stealing a trade secret from Google related to self-driving cars months before becoming the head of Uber’s rival unit.
A worker packs cases of wine for distribution at Nederburg Wine Estate in Paarl, South Africa, July 8, 2020. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

PMI: South Africa’s sharp economic downturn extends into July

South Africa’s economic downturn extended into last month, though businesses still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic reported slightly less steep in output and new orders, a survey showed on Wednesday.
Zimbabwe Vice President Constantino Chiwenga returned to the capital Harare on Saturday after spending four months in China, according to Bnnbloomberg.ca reports.

Zimbabwe president names deputy as new health minister

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday appointed his deputy Constantino Chiwenga as the new health minister, tasking him with reforming a decaying health sector amid a rise in Covid-19 infections and strikes by health workers.
Antonio Rudiger says Chelsea will miss Willian should he ultimately decide to leave the club on a free transfer and compared the Brazilian winger's abilities to former Blues talisman Eden Hazard.

Antonio Rudiger: I’ll be sad if Willian leaves Chelsea

Antonio Rudiger says Chelsea will miss Willian should he ultimately decide to leave the club on a free transfer and compared the Brazilian winger's abilities to former Blues talisman Eden Hazard.