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Edo election: Leave Governor Obaseki alone, face political woes of APC – PDP tells Senator...

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it is amused by the conduct of All Progressives Congress, APC, national leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, who is a video tasked Edo voters to reject Governor Godwin Obaseki
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation’s Nov. 3 presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, drawing immediate objections from Democrats.

Donald Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu addressing crowd at his residence in Benin

Osagie Ize-Iyamu: Edo people are tired of Godwin Obaseki’s ‘problematic leadership’

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, has described the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, as a bad apple, whose style of leadership is problematic.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (C), Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R2) and Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir (L2) take part in a tripartite summit regarding a dam on the Nile River, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 10 February 2019. [Presidency of Egypt / Handout - Anadolu Agency]

US talks widen the River Nile dam crack

Ethiopia and Egypt have differed bitterly on the status of the negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), threatening the attainment of an ultimate solution.
Iran's Hassan Rouhani also said in his speech that bowing to US pressure amounts to 'treason' [Abedin Taherkenareh-EPA]

Nuclear deal: Iran ready to talk if US lifts sanctions

Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday, Reuters reports.
The head of Venezuela's feared secret police has turned his back on disputed President Nicolas Maduro in an open letter made public Tuesday night.

One dead, 46 injured in Venezuela May Day clashes

May Day clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela’s armed forces in Caracas left a woman dead and 46 people injured on Wednesday, with opposition leader Juan Guaido attempting to rally demonstrators against President Nicolas Maduro.

Why Iranian government withdrew support for Ibraheem El-Zakzaky – official

A top official of the Federal Government has revealed the reason why the Iranian government withdrawn its support for the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
Peoples Redemption Party PRP

PRP vows to win Kaduna governorship election

The People’s Redemption Party (PRP) has set its machinery in place to take over the state from the ruling APC government.

Gambians embrace new freedoms with environment activism

Hundreds of Gambians were grateful for the jobs created by a Chinese-run fish processing plant that arrived in 2014. Then they were shocked when dead fish began washing up on a nearby shore.
Protesters in Chicago are demanding answers after the fatal shooting of a man by police prompted violent confrontations in the Illinois city.

Protests erupt in Chicago after man fatally shot by police

Protesters in Chicago are demanding answers after the fatal shooting of a man by police prompted violent confrontations in the Illinois city.

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The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said that the Nigerian economy has lost over N700 billion to the #EndSARS protests over the last 12 days.

Lagos curfew: #EndSARS protesters agree to stop road blockage

The leaders of the #EndSARS protesters along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway have said they will lift the blockage along the expressway for vehicles to be able to move into Lagos by 2pm (today).
Former France goalkeeper and deputy director of Montpellier’s training centre, Bruno Martini, has died at 58.

Former France goalie Bruno Martini passes on

Former France goalkeeper and deputy director of Montpellier’s training centre, Bruno Martini, has died at 58.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

#EndSARS: Three killed in Ibadan

At least three people have been shot dead during a clash between thugs and police in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Tuesday, witnesses say.
Thibaut Courtois has insisted Real Madrid are always the favourites for the Champions League while expressing his confidence that the Blancos can conquer Europe again in 2020-21.

Thibaut Courtois: Real Madrid are always favourites for the Champions League

Thibaut Courtois has insisted Real Madrid are "always the favourites" for the Champions League while expressing his confidence that the Blancos can conquer Europe again in 2020-21.
The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expelled about 80 students for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2018-2019 academic session.

Kaduna university introduces essay competition to promote literary education

The Kaduna State University (KASU) has introduced essay writing competition to promote literary education and enhance creativity of its undergraduate students.