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An anti-incumbent government protester waves a flag during a demonstration in front of the Knesset celebrating the resignation of the Knesset Speaker Yuli Eldenstein in Jerusalem on March 25, 2020. – Yuli Eldenstein, th speaker of Israel’s parliament, an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, resigned, clearing the way for a vote that could see him replaced by an opponent of the embattled premier. (Photo by Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP)

Benjamin Netanyahu ally resigns as speaker of Israel parliament

A right-wing ally of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped down as speaker of parliament on Wednesday in a blow to the embattled premier, the latest development in a months-long political crisis.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ABIR SULTAN - POOL - AFP

Israel’s premier Benjamin Netanyahu charged in corruption cases

Israel’s attorney general yesterday formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening the long-time leader’s grip on power.
Michael Ben-Ari (centre) came under fire for comments he made about Israeli Arabs [Ronen Zvulun-Reuters]

Israel: Top court bans Jewish Power’s Michael Ben-Ari from polls

Israel's Supreme Court has banned the leader of a far-right ultranationalist party from running in next month's elections.
Israeli lawmakers

Israeli parliament approves early elections

Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to dissolve parliament and hold snap elections on April 9.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on October 28, 2018. (Photo by Oded Balilty - POOL - AFP)

Facing potential indictment, Benjamin Netanyahu opts for snap polls

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a skilled survivor of Israel’s cutthroat politics, is hoping snap elections will help him withstand a potential corruption indictment, analysts say, and polls show he is likely to succeed.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - AFP PHOTO - POOL - ABIR SULTAN

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu warns Hamas after deadly West Bank attacks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he had issued a warning to Hamas after recent deadly attacks in the occupied West Bank, including two shootings claimed by the Islamist movement.

Israeli premier reassures govt coalition remain stable

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that his coalition government remained stable and would continue to govern in spite of police recommendations that he be indicted for bribery.

Indictment: Israeli leadership, Likud party express support for Benjamin Netanyahu

Members of the Israeli government and ruling Likud party have expressed their support to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who might face corruption charges following inquiries into two criminal cases.

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The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo identifies 84 suspected coronavirus cases, imposes curfew

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state after two new confirmed cases were confirmed and 84 new suspected infections discovered.
The International Olympic Committee came under pressure to speed up its decision about postponing the Tokyo Games on Tuesday as athletes criticised the four-week deadline and the United States joined calls to delay the competition.

IOC tells NOCs to expect decision on new dates for Tokyo Games

A decision on when the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be held is expected to be made within the next three weeks, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) told countries on a conference call.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was satisfied with Manchester United's display in the FA Cup clash against Wolves, despite his side not mustering a shot on target in the 0-0 draw at Molineux.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘ruthless’ in sacking David de Gea mentor

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘ruthless’ nature may in part explain goalkeeper David de Gea’s poor form, according to an article in The Times.
Overland Airways

Overland Airways suspends flight operations

Overland Airways will temporarily shelve its flight operations from Saturday, March 28, 2020 to Sunday, April 5, 2020, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.

Confusion over explosion in Akure

An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.