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‘Too many’ matches stopped for homophobia – French FA chief

The head of French football has pulled away from a hardline stance against homophobic chanting and banners in stadiums on Friday, saying that “too many matches” have been stopped due to anti-gay abuse.
A general view shows the Hotel Eden, which belongs to luxury hotel operator Dorchester Collection, owned by the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), on April 1, 2019 in Rome. – US actor George Clooney, and a growing list of politicians and celebrities including singer Elton John, has called for a boycott of nine Brunei-owned hotels over the sultanate’s new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery. The nine hotels mentioned by Clooney are located in Britain, France, Italy and the United States, including Rome’s Hotel Eden. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Protesters target London’s Dorchester Hotel over Brunei anti-gay laws

Dozens of anti-discrimination demonstrators massed on Saturday outside the Brunei-owned luxury Dorchester Hotel in London over the southeast Asian country’s adoption of harsh new sharia laws, including death for gay sex.

Segun Osoba defends APC’s decision to suspend Governor Amosun

Former Ogun State Governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba, has defended the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) to suspend the state incumbent Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, citing different infractions of the APC Constitution by the governor.

Police warns Benue people against thuggery, vote buying

The Police in Benue State on Friday warned residents in all parts of the state to desist from thuggery, vote buying/selling and other forms of social ills capable of disrupting peaceful coexistence as the 2019 elections draws closer.
Prince Harry and Meghan bring rain to drought stricken Aussie town of Dubbo

Prince Harry and Meghan bring rain to drought stricken Aussie town

Prince Harry and his expectant wife Meghan visited a drought-stricken region of Australia Wednesday, bringing a rare and welcome rainstorm with them.

Group threatens to withdraw support for David Umahi’s second term bid

A group identified as Ekubaraoha Mandate Group has accused the Ebonyi State Governor, Dr. David Umahi and the Divine Mandate Campaign Organisation of neglect and failure to compensate them for supporting him in 2015.

Donald Trump faces ‘carnival of protest’ on trip to Britain

A barrage of nationwide protests will greet US President Donald Trump’s four-day trip to Britain from Thursday, with organisers hoping to stage one of the country’s biggest demonstrations in decades following a series of diplomatic spats.
Laser guns, such as this one from the Chengdu Hengan Police Equipment Manufacturing Company, are becoming increasingly accurate and powerful. [Handout]

Chinese firm develops laser gun for police use

A Chinese firm said it has developed a laser gun designed for police use that can set fire to protesters’ hair or banners from a range of almost one kilometre.

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Senator Lokpobiri: Bayelsa has shown willingness to change destiny

Former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has commended the people of Bayelsa State for changing their destiny by voting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has relocated the collation of results of Bayelsa State governorship election in Nembe, Southern Ijaw Local Government Areas to its headquarters in Yenagoa under heavy security.

YIAGA: Bayelsa election results were manipulated

YIAGA AFRICA, a civil society organisation (CSO), says there are indications that the results of the Bayelsa state gubernatorial election were manipulated.
A member of Manchester United's backroom team has been taken to hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.

Lack of Champions League begins to hit Manchester United finances

Manchester United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League is beginning to erode the club’s finances, but increased commercial income helped the English giants post revenues of £135.4 million ($174 million) for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 season on Monday.
Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.

Dane to revisit crime scene of wife’s, daughter’s murder

Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs proposes 5% levy slash on imported vehicles

Cost of used and new imported vehicles is set to drop if the Ministry of Finance approves the proposal of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) which recommended a reduction of the levy from 35% to 5 or 10%.