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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked his son, Paolo, to let him know three days in advance of announcing his bid for the speakership of the House so he can tender his resignation.PHOTO- AFP

President Duterte: Law-abiding Filipinos should not fear anti-terrorism law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday assured law-abiding citizens they should not fear a new anti-terrorism law despite warnings that it could stifle political dissent and lead to more human rights violations.
Mexican soldiers patrol the Jardines Universidad during a military operation during which Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez, a.k.a. “el Menchito” son of the leader of the Jalisco next Generation cartel, was arrested. (HECTOR GUERRERO-AFP via Getty Images)

Mexico extradites son of Jalisco cartel, braces for violence

Mexico extradited the son of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel to face drug charges in the United States, leading to fears his powerful gang may retaliate.
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has charged youths in Nigeria, to take ownership of the fight against corruption and to see themselves as anti-corruption crusaders.

EFCC rallies youths against corruption across Nigeria, as Magu charges youth to own corruption...

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has charged youths in Nigeria, to take ownership of the fight against corruption and to see themselves as anti-corruption crusaders, and as the future of the anti-corruption fight in the country.

‘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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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

NCDC rules out elderly, symptomatic coronavirus patients from home care

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has ruled out elderly patients and those with severe symptoms from home care treatment for COVID-19.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police order arrest of fake coronavirus taskforce in Anambra

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang, has ordered the arrest of illegal task force teams claiming to be enforcing COVID-19 measures including wearing of face masks in the state.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Governor Badaru: Jigawa power transmission substation set for inauguration

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa says the 96 megawatts capacity Gagarawa power transmission substation is set for inauguration in three weeks time.
Ibrahim Magu

Presidency: Ibrahim Magu’s probe shows anti-corruption fight is real

The Presidency on Saturday said those who hold the belief that the ongoing investigation of the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, is an indication of the administration’s failing anti-corruption fight have missed the point.

NGO distributes palliatives to physically changed

Lola Cater for the Needy Foundation, an Abuja-based non-governmental organisation, has distributed some palliative materials to the People Living With Disabiluties (PLWDs) in Karamajiji, Abuja.