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Confusion, as IGP approves, suspends APC mega rally

Confusion continues to trail the mega rally for the defection of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Thursday night, as the Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Adamu Mohammed, issued two separate letters of approval and suspension of the rally.
Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has commended female military and police officers for what she regarded as excellent display

Aisha Buhari: Garba Shehu meddling in my affairs

Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari, has accused presidential spokeswoman, Garba Shehu, of being loyal to others who have no stake in the contract signed by President Muhammadu Buhari with Nigerians.
Former Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Alison Madueke (Rtd), has broken silence on his position on the incarceration of the late Moshood Abiola, winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential election annulled by the former military president General Ibrahim Babangida and the arms deal allegation that led to his retirement from the military.

Rear Admiral Alison Madueke states why General Abacha hated MKO Abiola in new book

A former Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Alison Madueke (retd.), says the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, felt embarrassed when the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 election, MKO Abiola, was given a Presidential treatment during the inauguration of South African President, Nelson Mandela.

Tension in Akwa Ibom over prisoner’s death

There is palpable tension at the Nigeria Correctional Service in Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom State as inmates in the early hours of Saturday protested the alleged killing of their colleague.

Confusion in Ogun NYCN as alleged NSCDC officer wins chairmanship seat

Confusion and uncertainty trailed the outcome of the Saturday election into the executive positions of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ogun state chapter, as the presumed winner of the Chairmanship seat, Abduljabar Ayelagbe, was absent during the swearing-in ceremony of the elected officers.
In his first official reaction in an address before parliament, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli denounced the protests as part of an external "brutal war" designed to create "confusion". He also warned of the dangers of any future large-scale dissent.

Egypt will not allow protesters to spread ‘chaos’ – prime minister

Egypt's prime minister warned on Tuesday his government would not allow protesters to spread "chaos" after small rallies erupted against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi last month.

Lagos ex-commissioner, RULAAC advocate equal fund for police, National Assembly

Former commissioner for lands in Lagos State, Mr. Fola Arthur-Worrey, and the executive director, Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre (RULAAC), Mr. Okechukwu Nwanguma, have called for equal funding for the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the National Assembly.

Ekiti APC: Ex-Governor Segun Oni remains suspended

All Progressives Congress (APC), Ekiti State chapter, has reaffirmed that former governor Segun Oni remains suspended in spite of protest against the move by his loyalists.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo tasks guild on media professionalism, journalists welfare

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday, in Lagos called on leaders of Nigeria’s media industry to rise up against bastardisation of the profession.

National Assembly leadership: Former governors endorse Senator Lawan, Rep Gbajabiamila – Kashim Shettima

The Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima, has revealed that former governors in the ninth National Assembly have endorsed the candidature of Senator Ahmed Lawan for the seat of Senate President.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits a building site to make a commitment to EU citizens that Scotland would remain their home, in Easterhouse, Glasgow on April 5, 2019. (Photo by John Linton - POOL - AFP)

Brexit chaos leaves Scotland on independence tightrope

With Britain tearing its hair out over the Brexit confusion, Scotland’s government is biding its time as it prepares for the ultimate prize — independence.
Pheu Thai party’s candidate for prime minister Sudarat Keyuraphan (C) shakes hands with her supporters during the party’s final major campaign rally in Bangkok on March 22, 2019, ahead of the March 24 general election. (Photo by Ye Aung THU - AFP)

Thai election complaints mount as junta holds popular vote edge

Confusion and complaints over preliminary results in Thailand’s election mounted on Monday after the first poll since a 2014 coup, with the junta primed to retain its grip on power despite only having a slight edge in the popular vote.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

Supplementary poll: APC, INEC conspiracy’ll fail – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said an alleged conspiracy between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig tomorrow’s supplementary election in some selected states will fail.

Abducted Lebanese killed in Kano

The Kano State Police Command yesterday confirmed the killing of the Lebanese engineer, Sagir Ahmed, by his abductors.
4 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

Nigerian Air Force carries out surveillance on gunmen

The Nigerian Air Force has intensified aerial surveillance over identified hotspots and flashpoints in Kaduna while sustaining its air patrol over the Abuja-Kaduna Highway to track activities of gunmen.

Imo elections: Governor Okorocha’s aide, PDP agent disrupt collation

The Special Adviser to Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Electoral Matters, Steve Asinobi, and his (governor’s) associate, Paschal Onwukaike, have violently disrupted the collation of the governorship election.
Princess Ubolratana

Thai party leader contrite after rebuke for princess’ PM candidacy

A Thai political party leader expressed public contrition on Tuesday for selecting a princess as a candidate for prime minister, days after the move provoked a rebuke from her brother, King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
A Rodrigo Duterte impersonator (C), who goes by the name Cresencio Extreme, poses for photos as he attends a church service in the Central district of Hong Kong on February 3, 2019. ISAAC LAWRENCE - AFP

Rodrigo Duterte impersonator sparks frenzy at Hong Kong church

A Rodrigo Duterte impersonator sparked frenzy and confusion during Sunday mass when he walked into a Hong Kong church popular with the city’s Filipino community.

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The Federal High Court in Kano on Friday dismissed the preliminary report of the state Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission (PCACC) which recommended the suspension of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

Court voids report recommending Emir Sanusi’s suspension

The Federal High Court in Kano on Friday dismissed the preliminary report of the state Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission (PCACC) which recommended the suspension of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, pending investigations into alleged financial misappropriation of the emirate’s funds.
Jordan Henderson is set to miss at least “three weeks” of action with a hamstring injury, depriving Liverpool of their captain and one of their most in-form players for a minimum of four games.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson out for three weeks

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will be sidelined for up to three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid, the Premier League leaders announced on Friday.
A bus departing from the South Korean city of Daegu is disinfected as the number of Covid-19 infections rise. China’s coronavirus cases have risen over 75,000. YONHAP-AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus: 500 Chinese prisoners infected

Authorities on Friday said the new coronavirus has infected about 500 people in China’s prisons, almost half outside the province at the centre of the epidemic.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC corps members sensitise Oyo community on waste disposal

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Oyo, the ancient town of Oyo State, have sensitized the people of the community on waste disposal in their various environments.
Prof. Isaac Adegun of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ilorin, has warned against over slimming of the body and tummy protrusion beyond certain limit.

Professor warns against ‘over-slimming’ of body

Prof. Isaac Adegun of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ilorin, has warned against over slimming of the body and tummy protrusion beyond certain limit.