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PDP: Another term for President Buhari is invitation to totalitarianism

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday warned Nigerians not to grant a second tenure to President Muhammadu Buhari as doing so is an invitation to totalitarianism.
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Boko Haram, ISIS designated ‘entities of particular concern’

The United States has announced the designation of the Boko Haram terrorist group as an entity “of particular concern”.

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

This year it went jointly to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 12, 2018 Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for a meeting with Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang (not pictured) at the Presidential Palace at the sideline of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi. Canada's parliament voted unanimously on September 27, 2018 to effectively strip Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship over the Rohingya crisis. Ottawa had given the long-detained democracy advocate and Nobel laureate the rare honor in 2007.But her international reputation has become tarnished by her refusal to call out the atrocities by her nation's military against the Rohingya Muslims minority, which Ottawa last week declared a genocide. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / KHAM

Aung San Suu Kyi becomes first person stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi became the first person to be stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship on Tuesday over her refusal to call out atrocities by her nation's military against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

US sanctions Myanmar military over Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

The United States has imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units, accusing them of "ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya and widespread human rights abuses.

Myanmar’s Buddhists ‘lured’ to settle on Rohingya land

Myanmar authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist but with some Christians, Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by fleeing Muslim-majority Rohingya, officials said Monday.

US places Pakistan on religious-freedom watch list

The US has placed Pakistan on a watch list for "severe violations" of religious freedom, amid an escalating war of words between the two countries.

Rex Tillerson to deliver warning in Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

In the face of widespread "atrocities" against ethnic Rohingya people in Myanmar, the United States has been cautiously stepping up pressure on that country's army, while taking care to avoid endangering the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

US lawmakers seek to slap new sanctions on Myanmar military

US lawmakers proposed sanctions Friday against Myanmar's military, in some of the strongest efforts yet by Washington to pressure the Southeast Asian nation to end abusive treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority.

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded.

Ambazonia, Biya’s intolerance and internet democracy

A Biafra-like agitation for independence has been unfolding in neighbouring Republic of Cameroon since November 2016. The people of Northern and Southern Cameroons under the umbrella of the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Consortium United Front (SCACUF) finally decided to affirm the independence of the English-speaking sections of Cameroon from the Republic.

Rohingya: US demands prosecution of Myanmar officials

The United States says action must be taken against Myanmar's military leaders whose operations have forced 500,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee into Bangladesh.

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

Myanmar's army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning.

Britain suspends Myanmar military training

Britain said Tuesday it had suspended its educational training courses for the Myanmar military due to the ethnic violence in Rakhine state.

Critics circle Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's Nobel Peace Prize winning Aung San Suu Kyi is facing intense scrutiny for her role in the plight of her nation's Rohingya population.

Pope Francis to visit Myanmar and Bangladesh

Pope Francis will travel to Myanmar and Bangladesh later this year for a landmark visit set to focus international attention on the plight of the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority.

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INEC seeks to partner NAWOJ on voter education

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), FCT, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has called on the National Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ) FCT to help partner with the commission towards promoting voter education within the FCT.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has recalled the 12 suspended Local Government Council Chairmen.

Governor Wike warns against shutting down oil production facilities

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has warned that the State Government will not tolerate the shutting down of oil production facilities of operating companies in the state.
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Nigeria to earn N48 billion annually from new cowpea variety

The Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria has developed a new cowpea variety that would inject N48 billion into country’s economy annually.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

Niger government to acquire N1.8 billion tractors for 2019 farming season

The Niger State Government has concluded arrangements to procure 10 new tractors at the cost of N1.8 billion to boost its access to farmers in the state for the 2019 farming season.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: We’ll continue to do our best to stabilise West Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed Nigeria’s commitment to stabilising the West-African sub-region within available resources.