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Ailing Gabon president has no ‘body double’ – spokesman

Ali Bongo of Gabon does not have a body double, his spokesman said Thursday, brushing aside rumours that a lookalike has been standing in for the 60-year-old president since he suffered a stroke in October.
Pro-Brexit protesters shout slogans outside of the Houses of Parliament in London [Hannah Mckay-Reuters]

UK likely to be forced into Brexit delay if Theresa May’s deal rejected

Britain is likely to be forced into delaying its March 29 exit from the European Union if parliament rejects Prime Minister Theresa May's deal later this month, junior justice minister Rory Stewart told Sky News on Sunday.
Protesters angry about Spain's Cabinet holding a meeting in Catalonia have blocked a major highway and dozens of roads in the region, disrupting traffic to and from its capital.

Catalan protesters block roads over Spanish cabinet meeting

Protesters angry about Spain's Cabinet holding a meeting in Catalonia have blocked a major highway and dozens of roads in the region, disrupting traffic to and from its capital.

N6.3 billion fraud: Jonah Jang’s security expenditures similar to Simon Lalong’s – witness

Mr Habila Dung, a prosecution witness in the N6.3 billion fraud case against Sen. Jonah Jang, has said that the former Plateau governor’s style of expending security funds was not peculiar to him.
PRESIDENT BUHARI PRESIDES OVER FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING. NOVEMBER 7 2018 2

FEC approves N11 billion for fire vehicles, building complex for Immigration Service

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday in Abuja approved N11 billion for the purchase of 22 fire fighting vehicles for the Federal Fire Service and construction of technology building for the Nigeria Immigration Service.
President Buhari receives in courtesy visit Members of The National Council for Women’s Societies in State House on 1st Nov 2018 2

NCWS: I don’t know why you women are threatening me close to election – Muhammadu...

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday pledged to continue to be fair and just to women in terms of appointments and realisation of the 35 per cent affirmative action.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Panic buying: Zimbabwe lifts import ban

Zimbabwe lifted a ban on the import of basic goods and foodstuffs on Tuesday after shelves were emptied in recent weeks by consumers panicking over a deepening currency crisis.
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.
Amplats Mineworkers

Retrenchment fever grips South Africa

The South African government has taken to appeals to forestall retrenchment of worker by the private sector which suffers the economic down turn currently ravaging the country.
China's Premier Li Keqiang speaks during the China-EU Business Roundtable at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 16, 2018. The European Union on July 16 called on the United States, China and Russia to work together to cool worsening global trade tensions, warning that they could spiral into violent "conflict and chaos." / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ng Han Guan

Chinese stocks close higher on government stimulus signal

Chinese stocks closed solidly higher on Tuesday after the government signalled it would shift to a looser fiscal policy to shield the world's second-largest economy from the worsening trade row with Washington.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to assembled guests as she hosts a reception to mark the 70th Anniversary of the NHS, at 10 Downing Street, in central London on July 4, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - POOL - Tolga AKMEN

UK premier holds ‘productive cabinet meeting’ following government reshuffle

UK Prime Minister Theresa May, on Tuesday, said she had a “productive cabinet meeting” following the departure of Brexit Minister David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Governor Ugwuanyi awards contract for erosion control on Umuabi road

The Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration in Enugu State, in line with its rural development agenda, has awarded contract for erosion control measures on Umuabi-Obinagu road in Udi Local Government Area of the state.

Burundi’s new foreign minister once led violent youth group

Burundi's president has appointed the former leader of a violent youth group linked to the ruling party as his foreign minister.

Fuel scarcity: President Buhari should stop blame-game, take responsibility for once – Governor Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has carpeted President Muhammadu Buhari over claim that some Nigerians were deliberately inflicting hardship on Nigerians by creating the current fuel scarcity and that he was determined to get to the root of what he described as “collective blackmail”, telling the President to “take responsibility and stop blame game for once.”

South Korea welcomes Pyongyang’s Olympic participation

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has welcomed Kim Jong Un’s apparent willingness to enter into dialogue and called for swift measures to help North Korea participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics during a Cabinet meeting, in Seoul, on Tuesday.

Tanzania will auction 10,000 cattle seized from Ugandans and Rwandans – minister

Authorities have seized more than 10,000 head of cattle from Uganda and Rwanda that were found inside Tanzania’s borders, a Cabinet minister told Parliament on Monday.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe’s looming Cabinet reshuffle a ‘bedroom affair’ – opposition

President Robert Mugabe's forthcoming Cabinet shake up has been described as a "bedroom" affair meant to prepare his controversial wife for a takeover by axing those opposed to her, says a report.

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JAMB: Man registers UTME 64 times to ‘ghost-write’ for 64 candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has caught someone it described as a “notorious cheat” who had registered for the UTME 64 times, with the intention of writing the examination for 64 candidates.

Police foil pro-Dasuki protest in Sokoto

Police have foiled a planned procession to demand the release of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) in Sokoto state.
Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21, 2018. REUTERS-Hamad I Mohammed

Any move by Iran to close Strait of Hormuz unacceptable – US official

Any move by Iran to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz in response to the United States ending oil waivers for purchases of Iranian oil would be unjustified and unacceptable, a senior administration official said on Monday.
Gas flares from an oil production platform at the Soroush oil fields in the Gulf, south of the capital Tehran [Raheb Homavandi-Reuters]

Iran denounces ‘illegal’ US sanctions as oil waivers end

Iran denounced US sanctions on its oil sector as "illegal" on Monday after the United States announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran's oil customers.

Court to hear alleged N2.8 million fraud case against Nnewi United chairman

The Federal High Court sitting in Awka will on May 30, 2019, begin hearing on the case of obtaining by false pretence involving the manager of Nnewi United football club of Nnewi, Mr. Olisa Onuchukwu.