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IOM: How 34, 532 irregular migrants died in six years

The United Nations migration agency, the International Organization for Migration IOM has said no fewer than 35, 532 irregular migrants died between 2014 and 2019 on various routes, adding that the figure could be higher as some “missing migrants” could not be traced.

Sultan: No religious violation in Nigeria

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Wednesday in Kano State dismissed as false, the United States comments that Christians were being persecuted in Nigeria or among countries that violate religious freedom.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

IMN: Ibraheem El-Zakzaky being tried for religious beliefs

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has refuted claims by the Minister of Information, Lai Muhammed, that the Shi’ites leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, was being tried for crimes and not for his religious beliefs.

Senator: US stance on Nigeria’s religious freedom justifies hate speech bill

The Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Niger), has said the hate speech bill he introduced to the Senate will address all issues of discrimination associated with religious and ethnic persecution in Nigeria.

The legislature in defence of our economy and democracy

In the last couple of weeks, the economic and political news coming out of Nigeria has not been positive. It has been about doing things the wrong way, lack of due process, desecration of the rule of law, outright impunity for violators of rights and economic policies that have attracted negative ratings

US removes Sudan from religious freedom blacklist

The United States on Friday lifted fast-changing Sudan from a blacklist for religious freedom violations as it issued warnings to Nigeria, Cuba and Nicaragua.

US wrestlers decline Iranian invitation

A U.S. team official on Tuesday said U.S wrestlers have declined an invitation to compete in a tournament in Iran, saying they have to concentrate on next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Suriname's President Desi Bouterse has been been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the execution of 15 political opponents.

Suriname president sentenced to 20 years for killings

The decision by a panel of three judges on Friday marked the end of an historic trial that began in November 2007, although it was not immediately clear what happens next.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari expresses satisfaction over Nigeria, Cuba relations

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed satisfaction with relations between Cuba and Nigeria, particularly the hand of fellowship extended in the area of health care and transfer of knowledge.
Deontay Wilder scored a seventh-round knockout of Luis Ortiz on Saturday night. Étienne Laurent-EPA

Deontay Wilder knocks out Luis Ortiz in stunning boxing contest

The ‘Bronze Bomber’ was being outboxed and outclassed by his 40-year-old opponent before unleashing a vicious blow in the seventh round that ended the contest.
Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel visits with residents after arriving in Caimanera, Cuba, Nov. 14, 2019.

Cuba grants unprecedented access to presidential tour

President Miguel Diaz-Canel began the day in a small town overlooking the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay. He decried the U.S. trade embargo, then inspected a series of state-run enterprises alongside members of his Cabinet.
Bolivia’s Evo Morales called Monday on the opposition that ousted him to “pacify the country” after his shock resignation following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election left a power vacuum in the country.

Power vacuum in Bolivia as Evo Morales calls on opposition to ensure calm

Bolivia’s Evo Morales called Monday on the opposition that ousted him to “pacify the country” after his shock resignation following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election left a power vacuum in the country.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday he would resign after the military suggested he step down and allies resigned amid a fierce backlash to a disputed election last month.

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales announces resignation

Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday he would resign after the military suggested he step down and allies resigned amid a fierce backlash to a disputed election last month.
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Bolivia military chief says army ‘will not confront people’

Bolivia's military chief has said the armed forces will not "confront people" while ensuring that peace is maintained amid nationwide unrest as President Evo Morales's government faces increased pressure to resolve a weeks-long standoff over the country's disputed election.
Nigerian heavyweight contender Efe “The One And Only” Ajagba 11-0 (9 KOs), has withdrawn from Saturday’s fight against once beaten Jack Mulowayi (7-1-1, 3 KOs) after injuring his back in training last week.

Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba pulls out of Pennsylvania bout

Nigerian heavyweight contender Efe “The One And Only” Ajagba 11-0 (9 KOs), has withdrawn from Saturday’s fight against once beaten Jack Mulowayi (7-1-1, 3 KOs) after injuring his back in training last week.
The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and its human rights record at home.

US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela

The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and its human rights record at home.
Three more women have come forward to police to accuse Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct.

Cuba Gooding Jr. accused of sexual misconduct by three more women

Three more women have come forward to police to accuse Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct.
Former soldier Li Yannian (L) receives an award from China’s President Xi Jinping (R) during a ceremony at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on September 29, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping awarded medals and honorary titles to an array of both domestic and international “heroes” on September 29, including a centenarian Canadian educator, and a former French prime minister. GREG BAKER / POOL / AFP

President Xi presents awards to ‘heroes’ and ‘old friends’ of China

Chinese President Xi Jinping awarded medals and honorary titles to an array of domestic and international “heroes” on Sunday, including a former French prime minister and a centenarian Canadian educator.

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APC: PDP’s style of politicking a threat to democracy

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as “worrisome, indecorous and contemptuous” actions and remarks by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, saying they are a threat to Nigeria’s nascent democracy.
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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger donates $101,000 for free education in Sierra Leone

Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has donated the sum of $101,000 to support free quality education in Sierra Leone.
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Supreme Court: Bauchi governor supporters storm Abuja

With the Supreme Court set to give verdict this afternoon (Monday) on the Election Appeal Petition on Bauchi State, supporters of the incumbent Governor Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have “invaded” the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in large numbers in solidarity with their Number One citizen.

FIIRO workers shut out management staff over DG’s PhD

The protest action at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, Lagos, over the controversial doctorate certificate of the acting Director-General, Chima Igwe, continued on Monday, with the workers shutting out all management staff of the institute.
Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard has confirmed that former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses will return to Stamford Bridge after the expiration of his loan deal at Fenerbahce.

Frank Lampard: Victor Moses will return to Chelsea

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses will return to Stamford Bridge after the expiration of his loan deal at Fenerbahce.