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Kim Bok-dong, who died on Monday at a hospital in the South Korean capital of Seoul, was a fixture at weekly protests outside the Japanese embassy calling for a sincere apology and compensation [Kim Hong-Ji-Reuters]

South Korean ‘comfort women’ activist passes on in Seoul

At 93, Kim Bok-dong died as she had lived for many years: at the heart of the controversy over Japan's use of forced labour in its wartime brothels.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Yakubu Dogara: Atiku Abubakar is a true patriot, tested democrat, nationalist

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has paid glowing tribute to former Vice-President and Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as he clocks 72, describing him as an embodiment of courage and patriotism.

Somali government blocks former al-Shabab chief from seeking political office

The former No. 2 leader of Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab will not be allowed to run for the presidency of the country's South West regional state, the Somali government said Friday.
Kofi Annan, who has died aged 80. Joel Saget-AFP-Getty Images

Kofi Annan: The UN’s ‘Rock Star’ Secretary-General

Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and the trauma of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Forensics experts are working to identify evidence at the scenes of the four attacks, while CCTV is also being examined [Marko Djurica-Reuters]

UK Counter-terror police investigate attack on Birmingham mosques

Four mosques in the English city of Birmingham were damaged overnight, police said on Thursday, in the latest in a spate of Islamophobic attacks in Britain since the murder of 50 people by a white supremacist at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Court sentences three women to two weeks in prison for fighting in public

A Magistrates’ Court in Jos on Thursday sentenced three women to two weeks in prison each for fighting in public.

Rerun: Kano NBA charges state police commissioner to be non-partisan

The Kano state branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called on the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wakili Mohammed, to be non-partisan and professional in the discharge of his official duties.
A man gets his thumb marked to indicate he has voted at one of the polling unit in Lagos on March 9, 2019. – Nigerians are voting for a second time in a fortnight in governorship and state assembly elections, with heightened concerns from observers of violence and an increased military presence. Elections for governors are being held in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, for all state assemblies, plus the administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

INEC: 109,733 eligible voters for Benue rerun

As Benue prepares for the supplementary elections this Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that only 109,733 prospective voters have collected their PVCs and are eligible to vote out of the 121,299 eligible voters in the affected local government areas.
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Fresh fish consumption can work against asthma – study

The consumption of fresh fish can counteract asthma, a disease of the respiratory system, sometimes caused by allergies, an innovative study has revealed.