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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.

Presidency: Justice Onnoghen case is victory for corruption fight

The Presidency says the war against corruption is all encompassing and not designed to persecute anyone for political or other reasons.
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China to ban bitcoin mining

China’s state planner wants to ban bitcoin mining in the country, according to a draft list of industrial activities the agency is seeking to stop in a sign of growing government pressure on the cryptocurrency sector.
Nigeria is now at a new dawn and embarking on a new development trajectory, President Muhammadu Buhari told the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa Saturday in Amman, the capital of Jordan. 7

King of Jordan assures President Buhari on more support to end terrorism

King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has assured President Muhammadu Buhari of continuous support for Nigeria to fight terrorism.

Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).
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Romelu Lukaku: England should have walked off against Montenegro

Romelu Lukaku says England's players should have walked off the field against Montenegro "to make a statement" against racism.

Expert seeks protection of Africa economies from vulnerables

African countries need policies that can help build resilience, raise potential growth and enhance inclusiveness, if the continent is to achieve the sustainable development goals and aspirations of Africa’s Agenda 2063.
Mourners pay their respects in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Mulugeta Ayene-AP)

Ethiopians hold mass funeral ceremony for crash victims

Thousands of Ethiopians have turned out to a mass funeral ceremony in the capital one week after the plane crash that killed 157 people.

Pastor Bakare: I will contest 2023 presidency

The Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has expressed his willingness to contest for the presidency after the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term.
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US, others oppose EU’s listing of Nigeria, others on dirty money black list

Some members of the Global Financial Action Task Force (FATF) have condemned the European Union’s decision to blacklist Nigeria and 22 other countries in an expanded list of countries released last week.
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FIFA to decide Women’s 2023 World Cup host in secret

Football's world governing body has been heavily criticised for failing to put the decision to a vote, as happens with the men's World Cup.
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FAO: Hunger in Africa continues to rise

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says hunger in Africa has continued to rise with 237 million people affected in sub-Saharan Africa, straining global and continental hunger eradication efforts.

Official: Due diligence delays signing AfCFTA

Nigeria has again explained it has yet to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) because it is carrying out due diligence to ensure that it would not negatively affect the local industries.

Facebook tightens rules for political adverts for Nigeria, others

Facebook is tightening the rules of political advertising on its platform in countries with big elections to be held in 2019, such as India, Nigeria, and Ukraine, Reuters reported.
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Niger, Rwanda, others get free-visa deal with China

A visa exemption agreement between China, Niger, Rwanda and other countries have been signed and some already taken effect, the Chinese Foreign minister said

FAO urges countries to adopt innovations at achieving sustainable agriculture, food security

Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has urged member countries to adopt innovations and encourage collaborative efforts at achieving sustainable agriculture and food security globally.

CAF to decide new AFCON hosts on January 9

The Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) executive committee will hold an extraordinary meeting on 9 January to choose new hosts for the 2019 Nations Cup.

CAF set to name new host for 2019 AFCON

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) will announce a new host for the 2019 African Cup of Nations after its executive committee‘s extraordinary meeting on 9 January 2019.
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United Nations meeting adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from around 150 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.

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Former VP Namadi Sambo elected board chair Baze university

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo was yesterday unanimously elected chairman board of trustees of Baze University, Abuja alongside four other new members inaugurated by the board.
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.

NAF to mark 55th anniversary April 22

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will deploy aircraft, military equipment and personnel in Abuja during rehearsals for its 55th Anniversary celebration.
Lionel Messi already deserves to lift a sixth Ballon d'Or regardless of whether he wins the Champions League with Barcelona or not, according to former Brazil striker Rivaldo.

Rivaldo: Lionel Messi already deserves the next Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi already deserves to lift a sixth Ballon d'Or regardless of whether he wins the Champions League with Barcelona or not, according to former Brazil striker Rivaldo.
Carlo Ancelotti still believes in Napoli's squad as he backed his players after their Europa League defeat to Arsenal.

Carlo Ancelotti backs Napoli squad despite Europa League defeat to Arsenal

Carlo Ancelotti still believes in Napoli's squad as he backed his players after their Europa League defeat to Arsenal.
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Ninth National Assembly: Forum of APC newly-elected Reps backs Femi Gbajabiamila

The Forum of All Progressives Congress (APC) newly-elected members of the House of Representatives have expressed support for the consensus candidate of the party for the 9th National Assembly Speakership, Femi Gbajabiamila.