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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara

[email protected]: Abdulfatah Ahmed hails federal government’s economic diversification programmes

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has applauded the present administration’s stride at diversifying the monolithic economy of Nigeria with agriculture.

Rabiu Kwankwaso sneaks into Kano, urges followers to remain calm

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso on Monday sneaked into the ancient city of Kano where he addressed his supporters at his Milla Road residence in Kano metropolis.
Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron seeks to win back left wingers with anti-poverty plan

President Emmanuel Macron announced a slew of measures Thursday to combat stubborn poverty in France, seeking to win back support from leftwingers who say his policies have left the poorest behind.

Egyptian court sentences 3 men to death for 2013 violence

An Egyptian court has sentenced three men to death and another 41 to life imprisonment for their part in a 2013 attack on a police station south of Cairo.

Egypt freezes assets of Muslim Brotherhood charities

An Egyptian judicial committee on Tuesday announced an asset freeze of more than 1 000 charities tied to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, as well as those of hospitals and individuals.
Abiola Ajimobi

2019: Governor Ajimobi orders aspirants to resign from cabinet

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has called on members of his cabinet aspiring to contest elective positions in the 2019 general elections to resign immediately.
Michelle Bachelet

UN rights chief urges Egypt to overturn mass death sentences

The UN's human rights chief, Michele Bachelet, has asked Egypt to overturn mass death sentences handed down to members of the opposition, including senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
This picture shows detainees inside the soundproof glass dock of the courtroom during the trial of 700 defendants including Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, in the capital Cairo, on September 8, 2018. An Egyptian court on September 8 handed a five-year jail sentence to prominent photojournalist Zeid, known as Shawkan, who earlier this year received UNESCO's World Freedom Prize. Shawkan was one of more than 700 defendants on trial in the same case, most of them facing charges of killing police and vandalising property during the clashes. The same court that jailed him also confirmed on Saturday death sentences initially issued in July against 75 defendants, including leaders of Morsi's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP

Egypt sentences 75 to death but photojournalist to be free ‘in days’

An Egyptian court handed a five-year jail sentence to award-winning photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid on Saturday and confirmed death sentences against 75 people in one of the largest mass trials since the 2011 uprising.

Court jails photojournalist five years in Egypt

An Egyptian court on Saturday handed a five-year jail sentence to prominent photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, who earlier this year received UNESCO’s World Freedom Prize.

Sule Lamido: Voting APC in 2019’ll further divide Nigeria

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has said that voting in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming general election would further divide Nigeria.

Eid-el-Kabir: Senator Saraki tasks Nigerians on brotherhood, peaceful co-existence

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of brotherhood and peaceful co-existence in their relationship during the Sallah celebration and beyond.

GOC cautions security operatives on inter-service rivalry

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Maj.-Gen. Enobong Udoh has called on all security operatives in Lagos to come together and work for the common goal of protecting the country’s territorial integrity.

Zamfara killings: Residents relocate to Katsina as Governor Masari pledges support

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has pledged to provide succour to the thousands of traumatised Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the neighboring Zamfara State, currently seeking refuge in the state.

Senator Tinubu: We are better in kindness

As Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Fitri, the National Leader of APC, Alhaji Ahmed Tinubu, has reminded Nigerians that “We are better in kindness than in greed’’.

Minister: Unethical conduct, bane of Nigeria’s progress

The Federal Government, on Thursday, said unethical conduct among political leaders and followers constituted the bane of the country’s growth at all levels.

Egypt’s court removes names of 31 Brotherhood loyalists from terror list

Egyptian top court on Tuesday removed 31 members and supporters of the currently outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group from the terrorist list over a case related to the deadly protests in 2014.

Egypt upholds death sentence against 4 over plotting attacks

Egypt's highest appeals court has upheld death sentences for four people over forming a "terrorist cell" to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions.

Egypt court upholds life sentence against Brotherhood leader

An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday upheld a life sentence against the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide Mohamed Badie for “planning violent attacks”, judicial officials and his lawyer said.

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Mohamed Salah

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Federal government moves to address incessant strike by medical workers

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Francis Meshioye

Francis Meshioye: There is nothing negative about Ogboni fraternity

The Reformed Ogboni Fraternity says its ultimate objective is to promote good values, discipline and justice in the society.
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Premier League calls on fans to behave after incidents of abuse

The Premier League published a message to fans on Friday calling on them to support their teams in the right way following recent incidents of abuse that have blighted the game.