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Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong were set to clash with police for the tenth consecutive weekend on Saturday as residents planned to return to the streets despite a ban.

Hong Kong heads into another weekend of protests

Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong were set to clash with police for the tenth consecutive weekend on Saturday as residents planned to return to the streets despite a ban.
Sara Netanyahu at the Jerusalem Magistrate Court, June 16, 2019. Emil Salman

Israel premier’s wife convicted of misusing public funds

An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which saw her admit to lesser charges.

Bismarck Rewane: Nigerians should expect petrol price increase

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr Bismarck Rewane, has said fuel subsidies are a huge drain on government’s revenue.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Okon Efut, who led the former Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen’s defence team at Thursday’s judgment proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, has indicated that the conviction of the former CJN would be appealed at the Court of Appeal.

South-South governors to beg President Buhari to accept Justice Onnoghen’s resignation letter

The South-south governors may have resolved to intervene in the resignation saga of the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
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British premier Theresa May faces defeat in parliament over Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced the prospect of defeat in a historic vote in parliament on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, which has shaped its economy for decades.
Yellow vest “Gilets Jaunes” anti-government protestors walk during a rally in Paris on January 5, 2019. – Over the past six weeks, “yellow vest” demonstrators — so-called after the high-visibility jackets they wear — have repeatedly clashed with police in Paris and other big cities, plunging Macron’s presidency into crisis. The “yellow vest” movement began in rural France over fuel taxes and quickly ballooned into a wider revolt against the 41-year-old president’s pro-business policies and perceived arrogance by low-paid workers and pensioners. (Photo by Lucas BARIOULET / AFP)

France’s ‘yellow vest’ protestors back on the streets

France’s “yellow vest” protestors were back on the streets again Saturday as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government.
This video grab from footage taken and released on November 14, 2018 by French television channel TF1 shows French President Emmanuel Macron speaking during a televised interview with the channel aboard the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, off the coast of Toulon, southern France. (Photo by Handout / TF1 / AFP) /

Emmanuel Macron’s ratings fall further after month of protests

A month of “yellow vest” protests have taken a further toll on the popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron, a new poll showed Sunday, with analysts saying he will be forced to change his style of governing.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

British premier Theresa May seeks EU compromise to save Brexit deal

Wounded by a battle with her own MPs, British Prime Minister, Theresa May, pleaded on Thursday with EU leaders for concessions that might save her Brexit deal, while playing down hopes of a swift breakthrough.
Xi Jinping and Donald Trump at their dinner in Buenos Aires. Kevin Lamarque-Reuters

US, China agree to trade war ceasefire, more talks

US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed Saturday to suspend any new tariffs in the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies, even if huge existing duties will remain in place.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a press conference at the end of the EU Informal Summit of Heads of State or Government at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, on September 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / APA AND AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHE

Brexit: Theresa May hits back at EU over Chequers plan

Prime Minister Theresa May hit back Friday at the European Union after it roundly rejected her Brexit plan, saying its refusal to compromise was "not acceptable" and reiterating the possibility of walking away from the negotiations.

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says wants to denuclearise in Donald Trump’s first term...

Officials on Thursday said North Korea’s Kim Jong Un wants to realise denuclearisation during U.S. President Donald Trump’s first term, giving a timeline for the first time, and has agreed to a third summit with his South Korean counterpart.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, fourth from right, with members of NFF Reconciliation Committee.

Abdulmumini Aminu committee will restore peace in NFF – ex-footballer

A former Green Eagles player, Arthur Egbuna, on Friday expressed confidence in the ability of the Abdulmumini Aminu-led committee to ensure peace reigns within the Nigerian football family.
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Donald Trump accuses China of targeting American farmers

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of targeting American farmers in a “vicious” way and using them as leverage to get concessions on trade.

260 Lagos delegates to participate in APC convention

All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State Chapter, on Friday, said 260 delegates would participate from the state in the party’s National Convention holding in Abuja on Saturday.

John Odigie-Oyegun tasks party chairmen on President Buhari’s re-election

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has charged chairmen of the party in the states to shun grievances and work towards President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019.

Fans to pay up to N36,000 to watch Nigeria, England at Wembley

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed the ticket fares for Nigeria’s international friendly game against the Three Lions of England.

Donald Trump: US-North Korea summit should have held a long time ago

President Donald Trump boasted that North Korea has already made several key concessions before his anticipated meeting with Kim Jong-un — whereas the United States has forfeited nothing.

Liberia’s George Weah gets panel to review concession agreements

Liberia’s new President George Weah has set up a nine member panel to review concessions entered into by previous administrations.

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Ekiti government reiterates commitment to adult literacy

Mr Foluso Daramola, the Ekiti Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, on Thursday gave an assurance that government would promote adult literacy.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has appealed to its customers to go through the proper channel and avoid fraudulent activities in meter collection.

Consumers vow to resist electricity hike

Consumers of Electricity product and other Stakeholders, yesterday vowed to resist implementation of the new power tariff increase announced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, expected to become effective from July 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

President Buhari: We’ve invested about N1.3 trillion on education since 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has invested close to N1.3 trillion in the education section since he came into office in 2015.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is on the verge of signing for Club Brugge.

Reports: Victor Wanyama undergoes medical ahead of Club Brugge move

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is on the verge of signing for Club Brugge.
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Kogi chief judge releases 16 awaiting trial inmates

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Nasir Ajanah, has unconditionally released 16 inmates awaiting trial in Koton-Karfe and Okene correctional facilities of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCP) in the state.