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US judge blocks Donald Trump move on asylum-seekers

A US federal judge on Monday blocked a Trump administration move that would have prevented most Central American migrants from seeking asylum at the US border.
The Nigeria Police Force and members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, may clash at the group’s upcoming Ashura procession on Tuesday.

Ashura: We’re ready to sacrifice our lives on Tuesday – Shi’ites

The Nigeria Police Force and members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, may clash at the group’s upcoming Ashura procession on Tuesday.

IMN: Ibraheem El-Zakzaky didn’t seek asylum in India

Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has debunked claims by the Federal Government that its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, had wanted to seek asylum in India before his repatriation.
Ayobami Adebayo

Nigerian writer Ayobami Adebayo wins 9mobile prize

Nigerian writer, Ayobami Adebayo, has emerged winner of 2018 edition of 9mobile Prize for Literature, the most prestigious literature prize for first time fiction writers of African origin. She received a prize of £15,000 and a Montblanc Meisterstück pen among others.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Kaduna seeks first class Emirs as sureties for Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s medical leave

Kaduna state government has asked that stiff conditions be attached to the medical leave granted Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and wife Zeenat by a Kaduna state High Court to ensure their return after treatment to continue with their trial.
Donald Trump

US drops tariff threat after immigration deal with Mexico

The United States and Mexico have reached an 11th-hour deal to crack down on migration from Central America with President Donald Trump relenting on threats to slap potentially devastating tariffs on the neighbouring country.
More than 200 migrants aboard two boats in distress have been rescued by Maltese authorities.

More than 200 migrants rescued from rubber boats

More than 200 migrants aboard two boats in distress have been rescued by Maltese authorities.

Two migrants die after hiding in fuel truck in Serbia

Two migrants who hid inside an empty fuel truck have died after being hospitalised in northern Serbia, hospital staff said Thursday.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed for 50 weeks for violating his U.K. bail conditions in 2012 at a sentencing hearing at Southwark Crown Court today.

Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks for skipping bail

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, who spent almost seven years inside the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK before his arrest last month, has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for breaching his 2012 bail conditions.
Friends and family carry the coffin with the remains of Peru's former President Alan Garcia, who killed himself this week, during the last of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra, in Lima, Peru April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Janine Costa

Peru’s Alan Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note

A suicide note in which Peru’s Alan Garcia denied corruption charges against him set the backdrop Friday for the ex-president’s funeral, two days after he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger as police arrived to arrest him on bribery charges linked to the Odebrecht graft scandal.
Alan García

Facing arrest, Peru ex-president Alan Garcia shoots himself

Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head at his home on Wednesday as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, his lawyer and hospital officials said.
Election watchdogs last month ruled that only two parties, both allied to President Patrice Talon, met toughened conditions of admissibility under new electoral laws.

Benin votes – but with no opposition to choose from

Benin votes for a new parliament on April 28, but a country that was once seen as a model of democracy in Africa is facing a worrying political crisis.
Julian Assange gives a thumbs up to onlookers from inside a police van in London on Thursday.

Julian Assange used embassy for ‘spying’ – Ecuador president

The Ecuadoran president has defended his decision to withdraw Julian Assange's asylum status, saying that the WikiLeaks founder had tried to set up a "spying centre" from the diplomatic mission in London.
The United States has unsealed an indictment against Julian Assange, accusing the WikiLeaks founder of conspiring to steal secret government files.

Julian Assange’s ex-neighbours breathe a sigh of relief

Outside the Ecuadoran embassy in London, the police and the demonstrators have disappeared: and for the local community, at last after seven years, the Julian Assange circus has left town.
Christine Assange

Julian Assange’s mother backs petition to free son

Christine Assange, the mother of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, appealed to British Authorities on Friday to be “patient, gentle and kind” to her son.
Julian Assange in a police van in London after his arrest. Henry Nicholls-Reuters

US charges WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange with ‘computer hacking conspiracy’

US prosecutors have charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with conspiracy for agreeing to break a password to a classified US government computer with former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in 2010.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters from a balcony of the Ecuadoran embassy in London in May 2017. (Frank Augstein-AP)

British police arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

British police have arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London after his asylum was withdrawn, the police said in a statement Thursday.
The Adewumi family - Tani and his brother, Austin, and their parents, Kayode and Oluwatoyin. Christopher Lee for The New York Times

Homeless Nigerian Chess prodigy gets new apartment in New York

The eight-year-old Nigerian chess champion, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, and his family have moved into a new apartment, courtesy of goodwill donations after his success story went viral.

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Seyi Makinde

Tribunal verdict triumph of truth over falsehood – Oyo governor

Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has described his victory at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal as the triumph of truth over falsehood.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

Google to unveils new Pixel phone October 15

Google on Monday sent out invitations to an October 15 event starring “things Made by Google,” with a new Pixel smartphone expected in the line-up.

Reps: 1,723 contractors received N70 billion without mobilising to site

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on abandoned Projects in Niger Delta has discovered that a total of 1,723 contractors had collected a total of N70.495 billion without mobilising to the site.

Gary Neville brands Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola a ‘disgrace’

Gary Neville has branded Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola a disgrace and urged his former club to no longer negotiate with the Italian.