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Jussie Smollett is pictured in a police mugshot after being charged with making a false police report. Chicago Police Department

Police: Jussie Smollett staged hoax attack as ‘publicity stunt…to promote his career’

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson blasted Jussie Smollett in an emotional press conference on Thursday in which he said that Smollett's alleged staging of a hoax attack was a "publicity stunt...to promote his career."

Ike Shorunmu backs Paul Aigbogun to turn things around with Flying Eagles

Former Super Eagles Ike Shorunmu has backed the national U20 team, the Flying Eagles, to get things right ahead of the FIFA U20 world cup in Poland where the team, alongside Senegal, Mali and South Africa would be representing the African continent at the youth soccer Mundial.
Osaze Odemwingie

Osaze Odemwingie: Most African players patronise native doctors

Ex-Nigerian international Osaze Odemwingie has claimed that over 70 per cent of African professional footballers patronise native doctors.
Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort in Ekiti

Romantic spots to spice honeymoon within Nigeria

Mrs Omolara Adagunodo, the Managing Director, Jumia Hotels and Flight Services, says many Nigerian couples are ignorant of the existence of exotic honeymoon locations in the country.
Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally during his previous presidential campaign in Santa Monica, California on 6 June 2016. Jonathan Alcorn-AFP-Getty Images

Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump racist, sexist, homophobe, xenophobe

Senator Bernie Sanders, who once campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and lost narrowly to Hillary Clinton, has now set his sights on the White House once again.
Macky Sall

President Sall set for re-election in Senegal presidential poll

Voters in Senegal are set to elect a president on Feb. 24 from a mere five candidates, including incumbent and frontrunner Macky Sall, an official said.
European Union - Pixnio

EU provides €45 million support for agri-businesses in Africa

The European Union (EU) has provided 45 million euros to support smallholder agri-businesses in rural area in Nigeria and other African countries.
Oghenekaro Etebo - Stoke City

Scotland ace Charlie Adam hails Oghenekaro Etebo’s impact at Stoke City

Scotland and Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has commended Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo for his impact at English Championship club since he arrived last summer.
Asa

Asa to headline 2019 MTN Bush Fire Festival

Nigerian-French musician, Asa Elemide, will headline the 2019 MTN Bush Fire Festival, according to organisers.

Junior Ajayi set to sign contract extension with Al Ahly

Nigeria forward Junior Ajayi is close to renewing his contract with Egyptian giants Al Ahly following his return to action after a lengthy injury-induced lay-off.
Franklyn Richardson

Elections: US pastor prays for Nigeria

Pastor Franklyn Richardson, Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Mount Vernon, New York, has prayed for a peaceful outcome of the upcoming general elections in Nigeria.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki lauds AU for prioritising travails of migrants

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commended the African Union (AU) for recognising the peculiar travails of immigrants, returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) across the continent, noting that there was need to bring the issues to the front burner.
Omar al-Bashir

Sudan police fire tear gas at Khartoum rally

Sudanese police fired tear gas on Sunday at an anti-government rally in the capital, witnesses said, as protesters pressed on with their campaign against the rule of President Omar al-Bashir.
"We hope that children will not be dumped but they will instead be brought to safe places. We are hoping to see a decrease in the numbers of baby dumping," permanent secretary of the gender equality ministry, Wilhencia Uiras, told AFP on Friday.

Namibia decriminalises baby abandonment to reduce cases

The Namibian government on Friday said it hoped a new law to remove criminal penalties for mothers abandoning their new-born babies would ensure women who cannot look after their children can hand them safely to authorities.
Enoch Adeboye

Pastor Adeboye: May God use this election to declare glory on Nigeria

Ahead of the presidential election, General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has prayed for free, fair and peaceful elections in Nigeria.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 30, 2018 South Africa’s Caster Semenya reacts after winning the women’s 800 metres during the IAAF Diamond League “Weltklasse” athletics meeting at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich. – The South African government on February 15, 2019 threw its weight behind Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya ahead of next week’s landmark hearing against proposed rules that aim to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

South African government rally behind Caster Semenya on IAAF’s new gender rules

The South African government on Friday threw its weight behind Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya ahead of next week’s landmark hearing against proposed rules that aim to restrict testosterone levels in female runners.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO: Hunger in Africa continues to rise

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says hunger in Africa has continued to rise with 237 million people affected in sub-Saharan Africa, straining global and continental hunger eradication efforts.

President Buhari thanks Bill Clinton for being Nigeria’s friend

President Muhammadu Buhari has appreciated former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, for his continuous support for Nigeria and the growth of her democracy.

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President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-4

President Buhari urges Nigerians not be afraid of rumours of violence and unrest

President Muhammadu Buhari has counselled Nigerians to ignore rumours of violence and unrest surrounding the conduct of the 2019 general elections as rescheduled.

INEC: Our materials can’t be diverted

Ahead of Saturday’s presidential election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State, has assured voters in the state that the sensitive and non-sensitive materials already distributed for the conduct of Saturday’s elections got to the right destinations across the 16 local government areas of the state.
President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting at the APC Headquarters in Abuja on 18th Feb 2019-4

Election: Why democracy is not easy to maintain – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday said democracy is not easy to achieve and maintain in Nigeria.

Commissioner: Police committed to peaceful elections in Edo

Ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Edo State Police Command has restated its commitment to peaceful election in the state.

Benin court says it has jurisdiction to entertain suit against US University

A Benin City High Court, has ruled that it has jurisdiction to entertain a suit against a United States-based University.