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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar blames President Buhari for US travel ban on Nigeria

The US placed immigration restrictions on Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania on Friday. The restriction will come into effect on February 22 and are less sweeping, unlike the travel ban Trump unveiled in January 2017, which targeted Muslim countries.
Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s largest automaker, suspended the domestic production of its flagship sport utility vehicle, Palisade SUV this weekend as a result of a supply disruption caused by the deadly virus outbreak in China.

Coronavirus: Hyundai SUV assembly plant shut down in Korea

Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s largest automaker, suspended the domestic production of its flagship sport utility vehicle, Palisade SUV this weekend as a result of a supply disruption caused by the deadly virus outbreak in China.
As the coronavirus epidemic infected about 11,000 people and killed 258, according to figures released Saturday, Singapore and Mongolia have imposed sweeping bans on arrivals by land, sea or air from China.

Coronavirus kills 258, Singapore bans arrivals from China

As the coronavirus epidemic infected about 11,000 people and killed 258, according to figures released Saturday, Singapore and Mongolia have imposed sweeping bans on arrivals by land, sea or air from China.
The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which medical officials say three protesters were killed.

Gambia launches crackdown on protest movement

The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which medical officials say three protesters were killed.
Mario Leite da Silva, who was chairperson of Banco de Fomento Angola (BFA), the third largest bank in the country, made his announcement in the letter dated January 20, a day after his name appeared in a trove of leaked documents alleging illicit enrichment by the billionaire daughter of former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Angolan bank chief named in Isabel dos Santos probe resigns

Mario Leite da Silva, who was chairperson of Banco de Fomento Angola (BFA), the third largest bank in the country, made his announcement in the letter dated January 20, a day after his name appeared in a trove of leaked documents alleging illicit enrichment by the billionaire daughter of former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau said it had arrested Thomson Mpinganjira, owner of FDH Bank, following investigations into claims by Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda that bribes had been offered to the five judges presiding over the case.

Top banker arrested in Malawi election bribery case

Malawi’s anti-graft body on Wednesday said it had arrested a prominent businessman over allegations he tried to bribe judges hearing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika.
Prince Harry arrived in Canada to rejoin his wife Meghan and son Archie on Monday, British media reported, as the couple start a new life after their shock exit from the royal fold.

Prince Harry reunites with wife, son in Canada

Prince Harry arrived in Canada to rejoin his wife Meghan and son Archie on Monday, British media reported, as the couple start a new life after their shock exit from the royal fold.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Saturday for talks set to focus on flashpoints in the Middle East.

Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin discuss Middle East flash-points at Kremlin meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Saturday for talks set to focus on flashpoints in the Middle East.
Sam Mendes, director of 1917, won Golden Globes for best picture – drama and best director. Mike Blake-Reuters

Golden Globes Awards: War film ‘1917’, Awkwafina shine, Netflix flops

War epic “1917” shocked the Golden Globes on Sunday by claiming the top prize for best drama film, while Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” won the most honors, massively boosting their prospects for next month’s Oscars.
Iraqi parliament

Qasem Soleimani’s death: Iraqi parliament demands US troop expulsion

Iraq’s parliament on Sunday urged the government to expel thousands of American troops from the country, stepping up pressure over the US killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad. =
Burkina Faso has been targeted by jihadist attacks since 2015

Seven children among 14 killed in Burkina Faso roadside bomb

Seven children and four women were among 14 civilians, killed when a roadside bomb blew up their bus in northwestern Burkina Faso, the government said.
Soldiers of the Chad Army upon their return after a months-long mission fighting Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria.

Hundreds flee fearing Boko Haram after Chad army leaves Nigeria

Chad has ended a months-long mission fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria and withdrawn its 1,200-strong force across their common border, an army spokesman told AFP on Saturday.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, who died in 2015, with ex-fiance Nick Gordon - who passed away on New Year's Day. AP-Associated Press

Man accused of killing Whitney Houston’s daughter dies at 30

The boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, found liable for her death after giving her a “toxic cocktail,” has himself died aged 30, his lawyer told AFP Wednesday.
Sadio Mane believes Liverpool are well motivated to clinch the Premier League trophy this season.

Sadio Mane set to be crowned King of Africa

Liverpool sharpshooter Sadio Mane is expected to become the first African football headline-maker of 2020 by winning the Player of the Year award in Egypt next week.
Several thousand Iraqi protesters attacked the US embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, breaching its outer wall and chanting “Death to America!” in anger over weekend air strikes that killed pro-Iran fighters.

Iraqi protesters storm US embassy, chant ‘Death to America’

Several thousand Iraqi protesters attacked the US embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, breaching its outer wall and chanting “Death to America!” in anger over weekend air strikes that killed pro-Iran fighters.

Taliban attack on Afghanistan army base kills 10 soldiers

At least 10 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in the southern Helmand province, officials said.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Chad: More than a dozen killed in Boko Haram attack

"There were 14 dead, five wounded and 13 missing in the attack" near the village of Kaiga on the shores of Lake Chad, Imouya Souabebe, the prefect of the region, told AFP news agency on Wednesday.
‘This election is intended to create that majority and to weaponise the Conservatives as the leave party, on Johnson’s terms.’ Boris Johnson during a campaign stop in Derby yesterday. Stefan Rousseau-PA

Britain votes in ‘Brexit election’

Britain went to the polls on Thursday to determine the immediate future of Brexit, in a vote described as the most important in a generation.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Chinese doctors must be quaratined

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with the largest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York Times reports.

New York increases fine for violating social distancing guidelines to $1,000

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
The countries according to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland.

Nigeria declares April 10, 13 as Easter holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano coronavirus fund raising committee hits N400 million

The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Street To School Initiative, has unveiled a newly renovated ultra-modern Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) for residents of Surulere Community in Agbado-Oke-Odo, Lagos

Japan donates $236, 000 for humanitarian mine action in Northeast

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.