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Godwin Emefiele: CBN’s unconventional growth policy paying off

Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said that ensuring price stability and growing the nation’s economy through unconventional policy is paying off.
John Bercow departs the House of Commons chamber for the final time as speaker. [UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor-Reuters]

John Bercow resigns after ten years as Britain’s speaker

John Bercow stepped down on Thursday after 10 years as speaker of Britain’s House of Commons — a role that rocketed him into the heart of the Brexit battle, and won him European fans.
Meghan Markle has reportedly received a helping hand from the future queen consort, Kate Middleton.

Meghan Markle receives advice from Duchess of Cambridge

Meghan Markle has reportedly received a helping hand from the future queen consort, Kate Middleton.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday met with stakeholders in Tiv land to brainstorm on the lingering hostilities in the Sankera axis.

Governor Ortom: I’m not a use-and-dump governor

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday, said that he has no intention of abandoning his former appointees as being speculated in some quarters.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky was urged by Trump in a July 25 phone call to investigate Democrat front-runner Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who was tied to a company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch.

Donald Trump scandal puts Ukraine’s president in akward position

Ukraine’s actor turned president may have been used to spotlight but revelations involving a phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump has shone a light on his inexperience, which could result in Ukraine being played as a political football.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms.
Fulani elders have distanced themselves from Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore president, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, for attacking All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over 2023 presidency.

Asiwaju Tinubu’s first 100 days in office my worst nightmare – ex-spokesperson

Mr. Segun Ayobolu, a former Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Lagos State ex-governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said the first 100 days of the administration were his worst nightmare.
President Buhari at the event

Presidency: No ban, restrictions on importation of food items

The Presidency yesterday said that the Federal Government has neither banned nor restricted importation of food items into the country.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkish lawyers threaten boycott of Erdogan’s courts ceremony

Dozens of Turkish bar associations are threatening to boycott President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s planned ceremony to open the judicial year at the presidential palace, saying it would be another violation of the judiciary’s independence.

Presidency: Comparing President Buhari to autocratic leaders unpardonable blackmail

The Presidency has said the comparison of President Muhammadu Buhari to autocratic leaders by Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, was an unpardonable blackmail.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces a failed coup as he addresses the public on television, June 23, 2019. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country’s military, he said.

Activists: Ethiopia jails critics in crackdown after killings

Ethiopia is using last month's assassination of high-ranking officials as a pretext to arrest critics with no apparent links to the attacks, international and domestic rights activists said Wednesday.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

US deficit hits $1 trillion, debt $22 trillion

President Donald Trump’s promises that surging economic growth in the United States would pay for massive tax cuts are falling flat.

Telegram blames China for ‘powerful DDoS attack’ during Hong Kong protests

As well as using encrypted messaging apps, Bloomberg notes that protesters in Hong Kong are also covering their faces to avoid facial recognition systems. They’re also avoiding the use of public transit cards that can link location to identities.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photos by CHANDAN KHANNA and Karel Prinsloo - AFP)

India’s premier Narendra Modi secures second term

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has secured a second term after winning the country's general election.

Burundi court seizes assets of opposition figures

Burundi's chief justice has ordered the seizure of property belonging to jailed army officers and exiled opposition activists accused of supporting a supposed coup plot against President Pierre Nkurunziza.
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WhatsApp vulnerability allowed spyware to be installed on smartphones

Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has confirmed a vulnerability that allowed hackers to install spyware on smartphones.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to work with her to change the Brexit deal and help her win the backing of the United Kingdom's parliament, despite the EU's repeated insistence that it is not open to renegotiation.

Theresa May rejects calls for resignation deadline

Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday resisted demands from within her party to give a clear timetable for stepping down, with her spokesman insisting she would stay until Britain’s exit from the EU is finalised.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Governor Yari: Nigeria economy may slip back into recession

Abdulaziz Yari, the governor of Zamfara State, who also doubles as the chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, has warned that Nigeria may head for another economic recession due to the decline in the price of oil.

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Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

Kogi elections: Coalition urges INEC to create more polling units

A Coalition of Accredited Domestic Election Observers for Kogi governorship election has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to create more polling units across the country.
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sweating on Mo Salah’s fitness ahead of Palace trip

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp faces an anxious wait over the fitness of forward Mohamed Salah as the Premier League leaders prepare for a trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC: How Kwara ex-commissioner, lawmakers ‘shared N5 billion’

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently drilling a former member of the Kwara state House of Assembly Hon Moshood Bakare and ex-chairman of the state Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) Prof Muritala Awodun, over the alleged missing KWIRS five billion Naira money.
President Buhari inaugurates APC Women and Youth Campaign Team at the State House on 3rd Dec 2019-5

President Buhari, APC governors to meet in Jos

President Muhammadu Buhari will arrive Jos, the Plateau State capital for a two-day meeting with governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
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Bayelsa guber: Reps member tells Governor Dickson to go to court

The House of Representatives member representing Nembe/Brass Federal Constituency, Hon Israel Sunny-Goli, has advised Governor Henry Seriake Dickson to be a good sportsman and accept the defeat suffered by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State.