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Days of demonstrations in Thailand, where protesters are calling for regime change, have inspired a rare outpouring of frustration with the government by netizens in neighboring Laos, where criticism of the one-party communist state is strictly forbidden and punishable with hefty prison terms.
#EndSARS: President Buhari urges protesters to resist temptation of being used by subversive elements
President Muhammadu Buhari has again appealed to #EndSARS protesters to resist the temptation of being used by some subversive elements to cause chaos with the aim of truncating the nation’s nascent democracy.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a global finance expert and Nigerian-nominated candidate for the position of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General, has said during her tenure as the finance minister of Nigeria, “we saved billions of dollars that were channeled to other priorities”.
The ruling All Progressives Congress has said neither the party national secretariat nor the presidency instigated the attacks on a peaceful protest led by Deji Adeyanju at the Nigeria Human Rights Commission (NHRC) head office in Abuja on Monday.
U.S. Democratic Senator Edward Markey raised concerns on Thursday that law enforcement use of Amazon.com’s Ring doorbell camera in investigations could disproportionately affect people of color and encourage racial profiling.
The National Executive Council (NEC) of NLC has rejected the delay by the Federal Government to commence implementation of the New National minimum wage.
More civil society organisations have joined the wave of condemnation that greeted the Nigerian government’s closure of African Independent Television and Ray Power FM two days ago.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of dictatorship in removing the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.
Nigeria’s democracy has been ranked 108 out of the 167-country-and-colony in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy index.
Taiwan’s unification with the mainland is “inevitable”, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, warning against any efforts to promote the island’s independence and saying China would not renounce the option of using military force to bring it into the fold.
The United States has spoken out against Tanzanian moves to cut back human rights and civil liberties, including arrests and harassment of "marginalized" people such as homosexuals.
The Federal Government, yesterday, engaged turbo gear in the bid to drive out corruption from the polity, with President Muhammadu Buhari mandating the Attorney General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to implement the Executive Order 6 (EO6) in full force.
Turks were voting Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's toughest election test, with the opposition revitalised and his popularity at risk from growing economic troubles.
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Sunday called on Nigerians to be careful about the people they intend to trust their votes with in the 2019 general elections.
The Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, a justice reform and human rights organisation, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to shun the proposed Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, regulation bill in the works at the National Assembly, describing it as “draconian, wicked and dangerous.”
The Zambian presidency on Saturday condemned as "regrettable" a police decision to halt a prayer meeting this week at which the main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was due to appear.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday cautioned politicians against vote buying, food sharing and other activities capable of buying the conscience of voters at polling units duing Saturday’s Lagos East by-elections.
As announced in an official statement this afternoon, the stadium based in the neighbourhood of Fuorigrotta in the west end of the city will formally change its name from the ‘Stadio San Paolo’ to ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’.
Israeli police on Friday arrested a man for trying to set fire to an east Jerusalem church by the Garden of Gethsemane, the site revered by Christians as the place where Jesus prayed before he was crucified.
Bali, a respected general, was member of the highest decision making body of government during the military era in the 1980s. He was a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1984 to 1985 during the Major General Muhammadu Buhari military regime. Bali also served as member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council from 1985 to 1990 during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Lebanese authorities have arrested a Lebanese French businessman who allegedly funnelled millions of euros from former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi to former French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the latter’s 2007 election campaign, a judicial source said.
Less than one year into his constitutional four-year second tenure mandate as Governor of Kogi State, members of the Kogi State House of Assembly have called on Yahaya Bello to seek a higher office. The 25-member house made the unanimous call at plenary on Wednesday, 2 December, in Lokoja.
As Nigerians prepare for the World AIDS Day, commercial sex workers in Sokoto say they have adopted the principle of “no condom, no sex” as part of efforts to protect themselves from contracting HIV virus.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River on Thursday launched a special operation to flush out criminals from the state, especially kidnappers.
The Federal Government on Tuesday expressed optimism that COVID-19 would soon be a thing of the past in Nigeria as two vaccines under trial have more than 90 per cent efficacy to end the disease.
He maintained that part of the initiative by this non-governmental organisation in ensuring that every Nigerians knows their roles in this regard was the donation of hundreds copies of the book, Accountable Nigeria to many Nigerians since it was launched in 2018.