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Canada’s finance minister Bill Morneau announced his resignation Monday, on the heels of an ethics scandal and amid a reported split with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over pandemic spending.

Canada finance minister resigns

Canada’s finance minister Bill Morneau announced his resignation Monday, on the heels of an ethics scandal and amid a reported split with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over pandemic spending.
Two goals from Karim Benzema helped Madrid secure a tenth win in a row, securing their 34th LaLiga crown.

Real Madrid president rules out big summer signings as La Liga champions delay spending...

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claims there will be no big spending by the newly-crowned La Liga champions in the next transfer window, with plans to sign “the best” put on hold.
The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has appealed to the people of Isaba-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State to maintain peace over the vacant kingship stool.

Ekiti denies flouting court order on monarch’s installation

Ekiti State Government said on Thursday that it did not flout court order on the coronation and presentation of the staff of office on Wednesday to the Oore of Otun Ekiti, Oba Adekunle Adeagbo.

Oba of Benin to embark on historic visit to Obong of Calabar

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, will pay a historic visit to the Obong of Calabar, Natural Ruler and Treaty King, His Eminence, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Obasanjo warns Ogun monarchs to steer clear of aged-long bickering

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned traditional rulers in Ogun state capital to steer clear of an aged-long bickering and rivalry among themselves for the sake of peace and development in the state .
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Appeal Court reserves judgment on crowning of 21 new obas in Ibadan

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan has reserved judgment on an appeal filed by Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State against the judgment of a lower court that declared null and void, the crowing and coronation of 21 new obas in Ibadanland.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn was crowned on Saturday afternoon

In Pictures: Thailand’s Maha Vajiralongkorn crowned

To the boom of cannons, pipes and chants, King Maha Vajiralongkorn was crowned Saturday in a ceremony governed by centuries-old rituals, vowing a righteous reign and calling for “national security” and “happiness” in a remarkable display of royal power.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, Gen. Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida, attend their wedding ceremony in Bangkok.

Thai King Maha marries bodyguard ahead of coronation

Thailand has a new queen just in time for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in elaborate Buddhist and Brahmin ceremonies on Saturday in Bangkok.
Yayale Ahmed

Yayale Ahmed urges northern monarchs to unite, build region

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation of Nigeria (SGF), Mahmud Yayale Ahmed, attributes the greed and selfishness of northern elite to the cause of the region’s backwardness despite its abundant human and natural resources
Malusi Gigaba

South African minister forced to resign for lying under oath

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned, the president’s office said yesterday, following calls from opposition parties for him to stand down over a High Court ruling which said he had lied under oath.
South Africa celebrate in Nigeria last year

South Africa mobilise fans to cheer them to victory against Super Eagles, kick-off 2pm

South Africa have called on the fans to come out in their numbers to cheer them to victory Saturday afternoon against the Super Eagles in a “momentous” clash.
5G signal

5G: Lesotho, South Africa move ahead of Nigeria

Findings of the survey carried out by Ovum showed that telecommunications companies in the two countries have already commenced 5G applications in different sectors of the economy.
Magnus Abe

Rivers guber: Magnus Abe threatens to boycott APC primaries over indirect election

Frontline governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has threatened to boycott the primaries of the party scheduled this Saturday if the party fails to adopt direct primaries as earlier advocated by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party.
Sweet photos of baby Louis were released soon after he was born

Britain’s Prince Louis to be christened in private ceremony

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual leader of the world’s Anglicans, will lead the service at the Chapel Royal with close friends and family in attendance.
London Metropolitan Police

British woman dies after exposure to nerve agent Novichok

British police say a woman who was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in southern England has died.

Canada legalises recreational marijuana use

Canada’s upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalise recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalise cannabis, Reuters has reported.

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PDP condemns attack on Borno governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the attack on the convoy of the Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, by insurgents during which at least 15 security operatives attached to the governor were killed.

Kaduna: FRSC convicts 262 traffic offenders in 8-months

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kaduna State Sector Command, says it has convicted no fewer than 262 traffic offenders from January to August in the state.
Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were lucky in a 2-1 win over West Ham but was pleased with his team’s belief on Saturday.

Alan Smith: Mikel Arteta addressing Arsenal’s embarrassing soft underbelly

Mikel Arteta is the process of addressing the “soft underbelly” that has delivered an “embarrassing” string of results for the club against fellow members of the Premier League’s ‘big six’, says Alan Smith.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Turkey indicts six more Saudis over Jamal Khashoggi murder

Turkish prosecutors have indicted six new Saudis suspected of involvement in the 2018 murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, local media reported on Monday.

Coalition demands safe evacuation of Nigeria traders from Ghana

A coalition of affected traders from all parts of Nigeria, doing businesses in Ghana has demanded for safe evacuation from Ghana of Nigeria traders whose shops and businesses have crumbled in the West Africa country due to a xenophobic law that prevents foreigners from operation of certain categories of businesses in Ghana.