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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court adjourns trial of Jumoke Akinjide, others over alleged N650 million fraud

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos has adjourned until January 17, 2020 for continuation of trial in the alleged N650million fraud case involving Jumoke Akinjide, a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and two other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), namely: Senator Ayo Adeseun and Olanrewaju Otiti.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC drags Adamawa media houses before NBC

The Adamawa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has petitioned the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), accusing some media houses in the state of not giving it right of reply.
Ten infant deaths have been reported for the month of December in a hospital in the Bundi district, Rajasthan in western India.

Ten infants die in Indian hospital

Ten infant deaths have been reported for the month of December in a hospital in the Bundi district, Rajasthan in western India.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari pledges to leave office in 2023

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he will leave office in 2023.
Gay Rwandan gospel singer Albert Nabonibo says he will learn to live with those who reject him. iStock

Thousands call for same sex marriage in China

Legalising same-sex marriage was among the top suggestions made by the Chinese public to lawmakers tasked with amending the civil code, a spokesperson for the top legislative body said.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan 1

Senate begins consideration of President Buhari’s $29.9 billion loan, refers to committee

The Senate has begun the consideration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s request of 2016-2018 External Borrowing to the tune of $29.96 billion to be spent by the Federal Government to execute key infrastructural projects.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Governor Sule, Senator Al-Makura deny friction over alleged inherited debts

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and his predecessor, Sen. Umaru Al-Makura, have denied rumours of a rift between them over alleged inherited debt.
national assembly abuja

Senate screens Pius Odubu, Bernard Okumagba, 12 others for NDDC Board

The Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs Thursday screened President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees for the Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Renowned cancer specialist, Professor Aderemi Tajudeen Ajekigbe, died four months after he found that he had prostate cancer. And it was stage four prostate cancer, which is often incurable, when it hits men.

Cancer specialist killed by stage four prostate cancer

Renowned cancer specialist, Professor Aderemi Tajudeen Ajekigbe, died four months after he found that he had prostate cancer. And it was stage four prostate cancer, which is often incurable, when it hits men.

Lagos-Ibadan rail: CCECC pledges to fix community roads, bridges on rail line

The China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) has assured residents living on the Lagos-Ibadan rail corridor that it would implement its welfare and primary infrastructure obligations before the completion and handing over of the project.

INEC: We only experimented with server but not for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday said that results of the 2019 general elections were not transmitted electronically to its server, stressing that the Commission only experimented the technology during some staggered elections held in 2018.
Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow

CSO: Governor Bindow has every right to pay exit allowance to himself

Mr Mapida Ikwurunyi, Coordinator, Justice Frontier Forum, says that Gov. Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa and his aides have the right to receive severance allowances.
Tokunbo Afikuyomi

Lagos APC says Tokunbo Afikuyomi member of Accord Party

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says Sen. Tokunbo Afikuyomi is not a member of the party in the state, but a member of the Accord Party.

Election: Governor El-Rufai assures foreign observers of safety

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State yesterday assured foreign observers on election monitoring duty in the state of adequate security.
Felix Tshisekedi’s victory was a shock result, after polls that put him 20 points behind the opposition frontrunner Martin Fayulu. Luis Tato-AFP-Getty Images

Felix Tshisekedi to be sworn in as DR Congo president today

Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in as the Democratic Republic of Congo's new president Thursday after an election fraught with delays and doubts. Here is a recap.

Elections: We didn’t endorse Atiku Abubakar – Ohanaeze

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has denied endorsing Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election.
Dino Melaye

Senator Melaye denies booing President Buhari during budget presentation

Embattled Nigerian lawmaker senator Dino Melaye has denied social media reports that he was among National Assembly members that booed President Muhammadu Buhari during 2019 budget presentation.

Paul Kagame: Two Rwandan soldiers killed by rebels on DR Congo border

At least two Rwandan soldiers in an attack by rebels who had crossed the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Paul Kagame said on Friday.

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Iraqi Anti-government demonstrators block a road with debris and burning tires in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on January 19, 2020. (Photo by – - AFP)

Iraq protests swell with youth angry at slow pace of reform

Protests escalated across Iraq’s south and its capital Baghdad on Sunday as demonstrators sealed off streets with burning tyres in outrage at the government’s slow pace of reform.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

A new case for a Commonwealth based on trade

The United Kingdom’s exit of the European Union is now all but certain. Only the passage of time will reveal what their new relationship shall be. But with this new arrangement, I – like many other Commonwealth leaders – also seek a new settlement: not only of closer relations between the UK and my own nation, but of unleashing trade within the club in which we together shall remain.
Samuel Chukwueze's contribution was not enough to help Villarreal from bowing to a 2-1 loss against Espanyol on Sunday.

Samuel Chukwueze in action in Villarreal loss against Espanyol

The Nigerian forward, who was in action for the duration of the encounter, made his 19th league appearance at the Estadio de la Ceramica but could not add to his La Liga tally of three goals and an assist this season.
President Muhammadu Buhari today on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit. 2

President Buhari visits Prince Charles — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit.

Police arrest girl for faking own kidnap in Lagos

It was gathered that on January 9, at about 5.30 pm, the suspect conspired with her boyfriend Emmanuel, and Okpe, to produce a short video of her being blindfolded and driven to a bush in a truck.