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Celine Dion plans pulling R. Kelly collaboration “I’m Your Angel” from streaming

Canadian singer and five Grammy Awards winner, Celine Dion, is reportedly planning to pull her acclaimed collaboration with R. Kelly, “I’m Your Angel” from streaming services after 20 years of its release.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 09, 2018 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec. – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on January 8, 2019 took issue with Japan’s plan to resume commercial whaling in a telephone call with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. According to a statement from his office, Trudeau said he “raised the important issue of whale conservation and committed to working with international partners to protect whale species.” (Photo by Lars Hagberg / AFP)

Canada reacts to Chinese death sentence to citizen

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accused China of acting “arbitrarily” in handing down a death sentence to a Canadian citizen over drug smuggling.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 09, 2018 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec. – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on January 8, 2019 took issue with Japan’s plan to resume commercial whaling in a telephone call with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. According to a statement from his office, Trudeau said he “raised the important issue of whale conservation and committed to working with international partners to protect whale species.” (Photo by Lars Hagberg / AFP)

Premier Justin Trudeau notches a win as Canada accepts Saudi refugee

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau notched himself a political win ahead of Canadian legislative elections by granting asylum to the teenage Saudi girl fleeing her parents, experts here say.

Sudan police fire tear gas as protests erupt in Khartoum, Darfur

Sudanese police fired tear gas Sunday at crowds of anti-government protesters in several cities including Khartoum, as organisers pushed for more nationwide rallies against President Omar al-Bashir this week.
Mohammed Zuraibi al-Zoabi, 28, faces sexual assault and forcible confinement charges in Canada [Facebook]

Saudi accused of sexual assault disappears before trial in Canada

Canadian authorities are searching for a Saudi citizen accused of sexual assault after he failed to show up for a court hearing in the Canadian city of Sydney, Nova Scotia, the local Chronicle Herald newspaper said.
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland greeted Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, after she landed in Toronto, wearing a blue ball cap and a gray hoodie emblazoned in red with the word “CANADA.”

Young Saudi asylum-seeker arrives in Canada to official welcome

A young Saudi woman who caused an international sensation as she sought asylum abroad arrived in Toronto on Saturday where she was welcomed with open arms.
U.S. President Donald Trump. PHOTO- Win McNamee-Getty Images-AFP

Donald Trump: Mexico will pay for the wall over and over indirectly

The United States of America’s President Donald Trump has said he ‘never meant’ that Mexico would ‘write a check’ for the border wall.
Rahaf Alqunun, left, says she's fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia [Thai immigration police via AP]

Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun due to arrive in Canada for asylum

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life, was due to arrive in Canada on Saturday, after being granted asylum in the North American country.
Huawei

Huawei employee arrested in Poland on espionage charges

Polish authorities have arrested two individuals and accused them of conducting espionage on behalf of the Chinese government, the Polish TV channel TVP has reported (via BBC).
Supporters of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir shout slogans as they gather during a rally for him in the Green Square in the capital Khartoum on January 9, 2019. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY - AFP)

Call for protests across Sudan as organisers pile on pressure

A Sudanese group that has spearheaded anti-government demonstrations since last month called Friday for nationwide protests next week to pile pressure on the government of President Omar al-Bashir.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a press conference to launch the international trading of oil-backed cryptocurrency called Petro, on October 1, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Federico PARRA

US vows to pressure Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro

The United States on Thursday refused to recognize Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s legitimacy as he started a controversial new term and urged rank-and-file government employees to empower the opposition.
The Super Falcons dropped from 38th to 39th position in the latest FIFA ranking.

NFF lines up ten friendlies for Super Falcons ahead women’s world cup

The Nigeria Football Federation have lined up ten international friendlies for the Super Falcons ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan says protest death toll rises to 22

Anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan have left 22 people dead, authorities said on Thursday, after three demonstrators died hours after thousands cheered for President Omar al-Bashir at a rival rally in Khartoum.
The Royal Thai Police

Thai police arrest 28 red notice criminals from 14 countries

Thai police over the past month have arrested up to 28 criminals of 14 different nationalities listed in Interpol’s Red Notice database, authorities said on Thursday.
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun

Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun who fled ‘abusive’ family given UN refugee status

A Saudi teenager who fled from her "abusive" family has been declared a legitimate refugee by the United Nations, the Australian government has said.
Adegbuyi Adeyemi

Nigerian man facing charges after phone seized at US border

A Nigerian man living in Rhode Island is facing charges in Vermont after US agents seized his phone at the Canadian border and he refused to leave the port of entry without it.

UNDP trains 450 vulnerable youths on vocation

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) funded by Canada and Japan governments has begun vocational skills training for 450 vulnerable youths in Boko Haram-affected local government areas of Yobe State.

Huawei demotes two employees for sending New Year tweet via iPhone

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has demoted two employees for posting a New Year greeting on the company’s official Twitter account using an iPhone made by arch-rival Apple, an internal memo showed.

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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.
Mohammed Adamu

Election: New police chief assures opposition of level playing ground

President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated the new acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Abubakar Mohammed Adamu, with his new rank, with the new top cop promising immediately that he will ensure a level playing ground for all political parties in the forthcoming elections.

JUSUN apologises to Nasarawa chief judge for disrupting court sitting

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has apologised to Mr Suleiman Dikko, the Chief Judge (CJ) of Nasarawa State for disrupting the sitting of his court.

Court grants chef who allegedly raped 13-year-old girl bail

A 31-year-old chef, Innocent Etim, was on Tuesday arraigned in an FCT High Court, Nyanya, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.
This image taken from an AFP TV footage shows people in a street as a gunfight was underway following a blast at a hotel and office complex in a leafy Nairobi neighbourhood on January 15, 2019. – A blast at the DusitD2 compound, which includes a hotel and several office buildings housing international companies, was heard from AFP’s offices some five kilometres (three miles) away. (Photo by Raphael AMBASU / AFP)

Explosion, gunfire at Nairobi hotel and office complex

A gunfight was underway following a blast at a hotel and office complex in a leafy Nairobi neighbourhood Tuesday, an AFP reporter and a witness said.