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Abia assemblyman: 7 PDP, APGA assemblymen ready to join APC

The Deputy Minority Leader and member representing Bende North in Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Chijioke Chukwu, said no fewer than seven members from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the House will between now and April, defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A suicide bomber killed five villagers in the far north of Cameroon, near the border with Nigeria, where jihadist groups regularly carry out attacks, local officials said Sunday.

Teachers kidnapped in troubled Cameroon region

Between six and 11 teachers have been kidnapped from a school in a western Cameroon region gripped by a three-year-old armed campaign by anglophone separatists, local sources said.
Seven pro-democratic politicians in Hong Kong have been arrested over protests and scuffles that broke out in the city’s legislature earlier this year, according to a police statement.

Seven Hong Kong politicians arrested over legislature protest

Seven pro-democratic politicians in Hong Kong have been arrested over protests and scuffles that broke out in the city’s legislature earlier this year, according to a police statement.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

South-East, South-South professionals task federal government to restructure Nigeria

An advocacy group, South-East, South-South Professionals of Nigeria (SESSPN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to restructure the country, review the present devolution of powers and whittle down the centre to allow for competition and calculated economic growth in accordance with the needs of the different regions.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Governor Wike vindicates Buharists

It came like a bolt out of the blue early this week, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, issued an advertisement, which went in a completely different direction compared to what he had always said of President Muhammadu Buhari.
People hold portraits of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili in front of the German embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia

Moscow accused of ordering Berlin park ‘assassination’

Mr Khangoshvili is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts while continuing to receive threats after fleeing to Germany in 2016.

Carveton helicopters: Nigerian government’s action against Rivers confirms premium on oil – Ledum Mitee

Former President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Ledum Mitee, has faulted Federal Government’s position on the controversial Carveton Helicopters that flew in Port Harcourt, and its pilots arrested by Rivers State government.
Marylin Amobi

Coalition seeks federal government’s action against NBET chief

A coalition of civil society groups has called on the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to act on the corruption allegations against the director-general of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET), Marilyn Amobi, and the alleged victimisation of the whistleblowers at the agency.
Aides and supporters of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar watched in disbelief as the Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant wept at his campaign office on Friday in Abuja.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: Why Nigeria cannot ignore restructuring

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has stressed the need for Nigeria to be restructured if it must take its rightful place in the comity of nations.

NSA insists on Nigeria’s leadership in Gulf of Guinea

Following the rising spate of socio-political tension in the Gulf of Guinea, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd), Saturday insisted on the leadership of Nigeria within the Gulf of Guinea given Nigeria’s critical and strategic role in Africa.

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Thousands of Indian farmers on Thursday blocked trains in several states, holding sit-ins on tracks to demonstrate against the government’s planned agricultural laws.

Indian farmers plan major road blockade outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protests

Indian farmers who have been protesting for months against deregulation of produce markets plan to block a major expressway outside New Delhi on Saturday, the 100th day of their campaign, they said.
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WHO welcomes rotavirus vaccines for use in humanitarian crises

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed the opportunity to make rotavirus vaccine available to more children living in humanitarian crises, saying thanks to a landmark pricing agreement with the manufacturer, GSK.
Tiger Woods is “in good spirits” after being moved to a new Los Angeles hospital for treatment from injuries he sustained in a car accident.

Report: Tiger Woods told cops he didn’t remember driving

Tiger Woods told responding deputies to his single-vehicle crash last week that he did not know how the accident happened and didn’t remember driving, USA Today reported Thursday.
“We cannot afford to take our foot off the gas – even as we battle COVID, we must ensure capacity and financing for health security worldwide,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.

U.S. tightens trade restrictions against Myanmar after bloody protest crackdown

The United States on Thursday unveiled new measures to punish Myanmar’s army for its February 1 coup, blocking the ministries of defence and home affairs and top military conglomerates from certain types of trade.

Obafemi Martins breaks silence on ‘rift’ with Burna Boy

Former Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins has revealed that he has no rift with Nigerian hip-hop star, Burna Burna.

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Bishop Wale Oke, Founder of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, Oyo State, has been elected the new National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).

PFN elects new national president, others

Bishop Wale Oke, Founder of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, Oyo State, has been elected the new National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
FMDQ Securities Exchange has posted 13.66 per cent turnover growth in the Fixed Income and Currency (FIC) for the month of July.

FMDQ Exchange admits Parthian Partners N20 billion commercial paper

The FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited has announced the registration of the Parthian Partners Limited ₦20.00 billion Commercial Paper (CP) Programme to its platform.

Court orders wife to feed children with N10,000 bride price till end of the...

A Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Thursday dissolved a business man, Abdulrauf Musa’s marriage, over insulting his wife, Jamila Yusuf and disobeying her parents.

Fuel queues: DPR to sanction marketers hoarding petroleum products

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it will not hesitate to apply appropriate sanctions on marketers engaged in hoarding of petroleum products in their outlets.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits attack community hosting IDPs in Sokoto

Suspected bandits have attacked Gatawa town in Sabon Birni local government of Sokoto state, killing three persons, including a 7-year old internally dispaced person (IDP).