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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Saudi Arabia admits critic Jamal Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate

Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed during a "brawl" inside its Istanbul consulate, an explanation that President Donald Trump said he found credible but failed to convince top US lawmakers.

PDP protests disbandment of Osun governorship election petition tribunal

The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday staged a peaceful protest on the premises of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo over the reported disbandment of the panel.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Osun election: Ademola Adeleke challenges Gboyega Oyetola’s victory

The gubernatorial candidate of People’s Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has filed a petition before the State Election Tribunal challenging the victory of Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the recently concluded governorship election in Osun state.

Angola’s Joao Lourenco vows investment drive, graft fight

President Joao Lourenco pledged on Monday to kickstart the ailing Angolan economy with a push to attract foreign investment to end its "excessive" dependence on oil revenue and return to growth.

Ebonyi government, Chinese company sign $4 million solar power agreement

The Ebonyi State Government has formally signed an agreement with a Chinese company, Fonshan Sunchees Technology Company Limited, on the establishment of a solar power factory in the State.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Lawyers appeal judgment on Executive Order 6

Two Abuja based legal practitioners, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere and Kenneth Udeze, have gone to the Court of Appeal to challenge the October 11 order of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which held that the Executive Order 6 did not violate the right of citizens to own property.

Access to Justice: Muhammadu Buhari’s EO6 ‘unconstitutional overreach of executive powers’

A judicial advocacy group, Access to Justice, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent executive order barring 50 high profile Nigerians from travelling outside the country.

Abdullahi Ganduje dismisses alleged graft videos as fake

The Kano state government has reacted to a report by an online media platform, alleging that the governor of Kano state, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, was involved in graft.
Uighur Muslims from Xinjiang detained in Malaysia have now been allowed to travel to Turkey [Athit Perawongmetha-Reuters]

Malaysia ignores China request, frees 11 ethnic Uighurs

Malaysia has freed 11 ethnic Uighurs detained last year after they broke out of prison in Thailand and crossed the border, despite a request from Beijing for the men to be returned to China.

Ike Ekweremadu: Asset declaration charges against me laughable, malicious

Deputy President Ike Ekweremadu has described the asset declaration charges filed against him by the Federal Government as laughable, malicious and an attempt to to smear his name as political activities gather momentum.
Peter Nielsen

Housekeeper testifies in trial of Danish national Peter Nielson accused of killing wife

The continuation of the trial of Danish national, Peter Neilson, charged with killing his wife, Zainab, and the daughter, Petra, was on Tuesday in Lagos fixed for October 10.
Peter Nielsen

Murder: Trial of Peter Nielsen continues today

The trial of Danish national, Peter Nielsen, charged with killing his wife, Zainab, and the daughter, Petra, continues in Lagos today.
Abiola Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi grants amnesty to 15 prisoners

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has granted amnesty, at differing levels, to 15 various offenders serving various sentences in different prisons in the state.

Court convicts activist, politician over Facebook posts

A Singapore court has convicted a rights activist and an opposition politician of contempt of court, punishable by up to three years in jail, for online comments posted on Facebook.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a press conference to launch the international trading of oil-backed cryptocurrency called Petro, on October 1, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Federico PARRA

Venezuela says suspected Nicolas Maduro attack plotter kills himself

Venezuela's government said Monday an opposition member accused of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolas Maduro killed himself while in custody, but the opposition claimed he had been murdered.

Benue government loses bid to stop EFCC investigation of accounts

The Federal High Court, Abuja has dismissed the suit filed by the Benue Government, challenging the power of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate accounts of Benue State.

‎Benue accounts: Court rules on suit against EFCC Monday

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court will today deliver judgment in the suit challenging the powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the accounts belonging to the Benue State Government.

SERAP writes Buhari, seeks speedy trial of corrupt past governors

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Muhammadu Buhari urging him to expeditiously prosecute grand corruption cases involving all indicted former state governors and to prosecute indicted serving governors at the expiration of their tenure as governors.

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NAHCON begins online registration of pilgrims for Hajj 2019

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has asked all the 36 states, FCT and other Muslim pilgrims welfare boards/agencies to begin online registration of intending pilgrims for Hajj 2019.

Rochas Okorocha: Those who called me ‘Okoro-Hausa’ cannot rule Imo

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Imo State has vowed never to allow those it said derided Governor Rochas Okorocha as “Okoro-Hausa” and “Alhaji in Government House” to rule the state.

Federal government denies claims of selling Ajaokuta steel company

The federal government has debunked the reports that it has plans of selling the over $8 billion Ajaokuta Steel plant in Kogi state, despite its redundancy.
The Ekiti state governorship petition tribunal has been moved out of the state to a yet to be named place.

Ekiti election: PDP submits materials for 11 LGAs to tribunal

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate in the Ekiti State governorship election, Professor Olusola Kolapo, on Friday tendered in evidence the certified true copies (CTCs) of all electoral materials used in the conduct of the disputed election for seven more local government areas before the state governorship election tribunal.

Media experts charge news agencies on fact-checking

Media experts have charged African news agencies to avoid misinformation or disinformation by fact-checking their reports to ensure adherence to professional ethics.