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Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

ICC halts release of Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court on Wednesday dashed Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's hopes of a swift release following his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN felicitates with Christian community, urges cohesion

Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in 19 Northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Rev Dr Yakubu Pam, has felicitated with Christians in the zone as they joined other Christians across Nigeria to celebrate the birth Lord Jesus Christ at this year’s Christmas celebrations.
The Corps Commander-Chief Executive Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement, Seni Ogunyemi

Yuletide: Vehicles impounded will not be released until January – TRACE

Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) says vehicles impounded for flouting traffic rules and regulations during the yuletide will not be released until January 7, 2019.
The banana is clearly visible in mid-air in this photo. It was thrown after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had given Arsenal a 1-0 lead. BPI-Rex-Shutterstock

Tottenham to ban fan who threw banana skin at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Tottenham have confirmed that they will ban the fan who threw a banana skin onto the Emirates Stadium pitch after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal during Sunday’s north London derby.

Ignatius Kaigama: Why hostility, intolerance, violence persist between Muslims, Christians in Nigeria

Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Kaigama, has identified reasons behind the competitive spirit, hostility and intolerance between adherents of Islamic and Christian religions in Nigeria.
The Constitutional Court building on Constitution Hill in the Johannesburg inner city is now 10 years old. (Image- South African History Online)

South Africa legalises private use of marijuana

The ruling came after a provincial high court in 2017 found out that the use of cannabis in private space should be allowed because laws against it were inconsistent with the country’s constitution.
Paul Pogba & Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps: France are proud to represent Africa in World Cup final

France's players of African origin will be proud to represent the continent when they face Croatia in Sunday's World Cup final, according to Les Bleus' coach Didier Deschamps.

Anambra shuns Democracy Day celebration

The Anambra State Government wants residents of the state to use Democracy Day to reflect on the state of the nation, rather than engaging in lavish celebrations.

Australia kicks off global New Year celebrations

Hong Kong saw in 2018 in spectacular style as the southern Chinese city staged a stunning fireworks display over its famous Victoria Harbour.

Celebrations as George Weah set to be Liberia’s leader

Celebrations have begun in Liberia as former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah is set to be declared the winner of the West African nation's presidential election.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Charity soul of Christmas – CAN leader

Rev. Abari Kalla, the North-East Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on people to use the Christmas period and even beyond to show love and charity to the needy.

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Sani Kaita

Woman petitions NAPTIP over alleged child abandonment by ex-international footballer

A woman, Ms Esther Emiola, has petitioned the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) over alleged child abandonment by former international footballer, Sani Kaita.
Jerome Boateng

Bayern Munich leave out Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery for Champions League clash with Liverpool

Bayern Munich have left Jerome Boateng out of their squad for their Champions League match against Liverpool on Tuesday night, while Franck Ribery will travel separately to Liverpool on Monday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed a meeting for Monday to review the ban on electioneering during the one week extension of poll.

Election: INEC meets as political parties vow to reopen campaign

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed a meeting for Monday to review the ban on electioneering during the one week extension of poll.
Russia Developing Unmanned Tourist 'Space Yacht' for Near-Earth Orbit

Russia to send tourists to near-earth orbit on “space yacht”

Russia is developing a “space yacht” that is able to take off from ordinary airfields like an aircraft to send tourists to near-Earth orbit, a chief designer of NPO Aviation and Space Technologies said on Monday.

Polls postponement another opportunity for INEC to enlist Rivers APC in ballot – chieftain

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has said that the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections nationwide should present the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) another opportunity to enlist the party on the ballot paper.