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Facebook’s call for global internet regulation sparks debate

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s call for “globally harmonized” online regulation raises questions about how internet platforms can deal with concerns about misinformation and abusive content while remaining open to free speech.

Report: 91 million Nigerians living in extreme poverty

Over 91 million Nigerians are now living in extreme poverty, according to the report of World Poverty Clock, a Vienna, Austria-based data lab.

Seyi Adeyemi: Nigeria needs spiritual, not religious Christians

Pastor Seyi Adeyemi, Senior Pastor of The Worship Centre (TWC), has lamented the dearth of spiritual Christians in Nigeria.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Recep Erdogan: Jamal Khashoggi’s killing planned

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned by Saudi officials days in advance.
Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning

Minister: President Buhari’s government has taken ten million Nigerians out of poverty

Nigeria's minister of budget and national planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma said the country’s government under president Muhammadu Buhari has moved over ten million Nigerians out of poverty.

Report: Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, Congo by 2050

More than 40 percent of “extremely poor people” in the world will be living in Nigeria and DR Congo by the year 2050, a report by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has revealed.
North Korea displays traditional military hardware not Intercontinental ballistic missiles

No ballistic missiles in North Korea’s anniversary military show

Thousands of North Korean troops paraded through Pyongyang Sunday as the nuclear-armed country celebrated its 70th birthday, followed by artillery and tanks, but it refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with sanctions.

Nigeria overtakes India as world poverty capital

Nigeria has now taken over as the nation with the highest number of extremely poor people, a report by Brookings Institution has shown.

US top envoy Rex Tillerson warns Africa about China’s loans

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that African countries should be careful not to forfeit their sovereignty when they accept loans from China, the continent’s biggest trading partner.

US Secretary of State to focus on security on first African visit

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to Ethiopia at the start of his first diplomatic trip to Africa on Wednesday, seeking to bolster security alliances on a continent increasingly turning to China for aid and trade.

US federal employees to return after lawmakers end government shutdown

US federal workers prepared to return to work Tuesday after Congress ended a three-day government shutdown, with President Donald Trump claiming victory in his standoff with Democrats.

Weakened Donald Trump readies for high-stakes Asia trip

Weakened on the domestic front, President Donald Trump embarks this week on a long and challenging Asian tour set to be dominated by the North Korean nuclear threat after months of verbal escalation between Washington and Pyongyang.

Taliban strikes on Afghan bases a ‘show of strength’ against Donald Trump

A spate of deadly Taliban attacks targeting Afghan forces this week was a show of strength against Donald Trump's new strategy, and signalled a push to strike security bases rather than cities, analysts said.

Nobel Prize sends a nuclear message to Donald Trump

The Nobel committee spurned an opportunity to celebrate the Iran nuclear deal, but still found a way to send a message to US President Donald Trump.

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Heather Merritt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, said this in a telephonic news conference on Fighting Crime and Corruption in Africa.

Official: US to partner Nigeria in stolen assets recovery, repatriation

The US says it is committed and will continue to work closely with Nigeria on recovery and repatriation of stolen assets to the country.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has moved an application seeking the final forfeiture of the sums of $8,435,788.84 and N9.2 billiion linked to Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. .

Patience Jonathan: Return my seized $5.7 million because nobody complained I stole money

Wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, on Friday urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the release of the $5.7m and N2.4bn seized from her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he will remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to fight injustice.

Senator Marafa: Supreme Court judgment on Zamfara APC a bitter-sweet experience

Senator Kabir Marafa (APC-Zamfara) has described the Supreme Court judgement on Zamfara All Progressives Congress candidates in the last elections as “a sweet, bitter but a huge victory for democracy.”

Governor Ambode: I have served humanity, posterity will judge me

As he prepares to bow out of office, Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode on Friday said he has served humanity throughout his reign and that posterity will judge him.
Admiralty University of Nigeria ADUN

Nigerian Navy university inaugurated, matriculates 231 students

The Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN), Ibusa, near Asaba was inaugurated on Friday by the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Ibok Ete-Ibas, with the first batch of 231 students matriculating.