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Group applauds minister’s strides on youth empowerment

The National Association of Youth for Good Governance, Plateau state chapter, has commended Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development over his youth empowerment strides in the past four years.

Restructuring: The 8th Assembly failed Nigerians – Senator Adeyeye

The Senator representing Osun Central in the National Assembly, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, has blamed the Parliament for failing to address the issue of restructuring.

Court to open hearing in suit querying Atiku Abubakar’s Nigerian citizenship

A Federal High Court in Abuja will on Thursday open hearing in a suit quarrying former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s claim to being a Nigerian citizen by birth.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a conference as part of a summit called to attempt to find a lasting political solution to the civil war in Syria which has claimed in excess of 350 000 lives, at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. - The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany are set to meet in Istanbul to try to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and salvage a fragile ceasefire in a rebel-held northern province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

Vladimir Putin canvasses common passport for Russians, Ukrainians

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday suggested Ukrainians and Russians should have a common passport, noting it would bring the kindred nations closer, local media reported on Monday.

On the making of a People’s Constitution

The historical context of this occasion of the public presentation of the Minority Report & Draft Constitution for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1976 is bound to generate hope with an admixture of regrets.

Nnamdi Kanu: I’m vindicated about Atiku Abubakar’s birth place

Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has said that the claim by All Progressives Congress (APC) to the effect that former vice president and Presidential candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubarkar, is not a Nigerian but a Cameroonian, has vindicated him.
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Festus Keyamo: Why we are testing Atiku Abubakar’s citizenship at tribunal

The spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has said that the decision to test the matter of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s citizenship in court was a collective decision reached by more than 18 senior advocates representing the President and the APC at the Election Petition Tribunal.
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

Minister: Shamima Begum is British, has no claim to Bangladesh

Shamima Begum, a British teenager who who ran away from home to live in ISIL's so-called caliphate, will not be allowed to enter Bangladesh, the South Asian country's state minister for foreign affairs has told Al Jazeera.
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

Shamima Begum’s family to challenge revoking of UK citizenship

The family of Shamima Begum, one of the three British schoolgirls who left the United Kingdom to live in ISIL's so-called caliphate, say they plan to challenge the government's decision to strip her of her citizenship.

SERAP blames PDP, APC governments, National Assembly for election fiasco

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked Nigerians to blame successive governments since 1999 and the National Assembly responsible for the postponement of Saturday’s presidential election.
The SDF says it is holding more than 900 foreign fighters accused of joining ISIL [Rodi Said-Reuters]

US asks Europe, others, to repatriate ISIS fighters held in Syria

The United States has called on European nations and other countries to repatriate and prosecute their citizens who traveled to Syria to fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) stands by a traditional Epiphany cake during a ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris, on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON - POOL - AFP)

French debates rally Emmanuel Macron’s supporters but rebels hold out

On a midwinter evening in northern France, a group of people gathered in a local hall with the air of barely suppressed excitement of those about to witness a momentous event.
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Rich Russians flock to Florida to deliver American babies

In southern Florida’s Sunny Isles Beach, Russian tourists Anna and Helen sip coffee with their husbands and newborn babies: a common scene in what has become a prized destination for well-off foreigners looking to secure US citizenship for their children.
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EU to stop issuance of ‘golden passports’ for big investors

The European Commission has urged a crackdown on member states handing out “golden passports” and visas to non-EU nationals in exchange for large investments.

German minister disappointed by Theresa May’s Brexit plan

German Justice Minister Katarina Barley on Tuesday said she was disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to break a deadlock over Brexit and called on Britain to hold a second referendum.

Why farmers-herders crisis may persist – minister

The Federal government has painted a complex picture that sustains the herders and farmers clashes, suggesting that the needless bloodletting across sections of the country may persist into the future.
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VP Osinbajo, others advocate autonomous stronger states

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some prominent Nigerians have advocated for autonomous stronger states through devolution of powers.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) stands by a traditional Epiphany cake during a ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris, on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON - POOL - AFP)

Emmanuel Macron kickstarts ‘great debate’ to win back French

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday will attempt to turn the corner on two months of often violent anti-government protests by launching a nationwide debate over the grievances fuelling the “yellow vest” movement.

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Jigawa government releases N192m for improvement of Dutse water supply

The Managing Director of Jigawa Water Board, Zayyan Rabiu, on Monday said that the state government has released N192 million for the improvement of water supply in Dutse metropolis.
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SERAP fumes over ‘repressive’ National Assembly media accreditation guidelines

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the “leadership and management of the National Assembly to immediately withdraw the repressive media accreditation guidelines or face legal action.”
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Ex-Enyimba coach drags club over alleged N3.45 million debt

Former Coach of Enyimba International F.C., Samson Unuanel, on Tuesday dragged the club before the National Industrial Court, Abuja, over alleged unpaid N3.450 million, being the balance of his sign-on-fee
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

Huawei accuses US of bullying

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei called itself the victim of U.S. “bullying” on Tuesday and said it was working with Google to counter trade restrictions imposed by Washington last week, a senior Huawei executive said.

Man docked for cultism, possession of firearm

The Police in Lagos on Tuesday docked a man, Toheeb Olapade, 26, at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, with charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and being a member of a secret cult.