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HRW: Foreigners ‘live in constant fear’ in South Africa

Foreign nationals in South Africa suffer “routine” harassment, violence and discrimination by locals and government authorities, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.

BBC: Description of AfDB president as ‘flamboyant’ not intentional

The British Broadcasting Corporation says the description of the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina, as ‘flamboyant’ was not intentional.

Abia governor orders probe of alleged maltreatment of workers by Chinese firm

The Internet went agog on Wednesday when a private investigator with the handle, @Truthfully83, in a series of tweets accused the company of physical assault on the workers, sexual harassment and bad working conditions, among others.

Court sentences Kano singer to death for blasphemy

The court sitting at Hausawa Filin Hockey, presided by Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani gave the verdict on Monday after finding Yahaya Aminu Sharif guilty as charged.

Tension as 24 Edo assemblymen fight for control

There was tension and drama, yesterday, as combatants for Edo State governorship fought squarely for the soul of the State House of Assembly.
Brazen actress, Tonto Dikeh, has revealed why she described her estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill, as a 40-second man.

Tonto Dikeh: I was almost jailed in Dubai

Popular Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has spoken about her brush with authorities in Dubai, UAE, last year.
The General Overseer of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries International, Abuja, Prophet Omale, has sued the News Agency Of Nigeria, NAN, over a report he described as malicious, derogatory and libellous.

Ibrahim Magu: Prophet Omale sues NAN for N1 billion

The General Overseer of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries International, Abuja, Prophet Omale, has sued the News Agency Of Nigeria, NAN, over a report he described as malicious, derogatory and libellous with the caption – “HOW MAGU USED ‘PASTOR’ TO LAUNDER RE-LOOTED FUNDS ABROAD – REPORT”.

Protest in Kano over ‘blasphemy’ against Prophet Muhammad

Scores of youth stormed the Kano Hisbah office on Wednesday over an alleged blasphemy song against the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Rapper Snoop Dogg apologized on Wednesday for an obscenity-laced tirade in which he appeared to threaten attacking a CBS news anchor over an interview about late basketball star Kobe Bryant.

Snoop Dogg apologizes for threatening TV anchor

Rapper Snoop Dogg apologized on Wednesday for an obscenity-laced tirade in which he appeared to threaten attacking a CBS news anchor over an interview about late basketball star Kobe Bryant.
Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole: I tried to reconcile Governor Obaseki, APC leaders

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday claimed he made numerous efforts to bring peace to the Edo State APC, describing as “bulls**t” the allegation that he was playing godfather in Edo State.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Don’t associate Christ with criminality – CAN warns MURIC

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) to desist from associating criminality with Christ.
Francis Alimikhena

Senator Alimikhena faces N10 billion lawsuit over alleged defamation

A N10 billion suit has been instituted against the Senate Deputy Whip, Francis Alimikhena, over alleged defamatory publication, at a Benin City High Court.
Mahfuza Akhter Kiron

Bangladesh FIFA official arrested for ‘defaming’ premier Hasina

A lawyer for FIFA council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron is set to file a petition in a Bangladesh court on Tuesday seeking bail for the official who has been arrested in a defamation case following her criticism of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro sworn in as president

Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro - dubbed "Trump of the Tropics" - has been sworn in as president of Brazil.

Raymond Dokpesi writes Lai Mohammed over alleged looters’ list, demands apology, N500 million

The founder of Daar Communications, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, has written a pre-litigation letter to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for including his name on the list of alleged looters which Mohammed recently released to the public.

Shoot female rebels in their private parts – Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has drawn condemnation from human rights watchdogs and women's groups, after he said that female communist rebels in the country should be shot in their private parts as punishment for fighting the government.

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Tammy Abraham has charged Chelsea to be angry against Liverpool when the sides clash at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday.

Thomas Tuchel: Wembley snub not personal for Tammy Abraham

Abraham was omitted from Saturday’s 1-0 FA Cup final defeat by Leicester, and has been on the periphery since Tuchel’s January arrival.
Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Monday came hard on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on what they termed incompetent and rudderless All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to take bold and deliberate steps to deescalate and lower tension in the country.

PDP governor endorse state police, restructuring, ban on open grazing

Governors elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately begin the processes towards the creation of state police.
Julian Draxler has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain, the club announced on Monday.

Julian Draxler signs new PSG contract

Julian Draxler has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain, the club announced on Monday.

FRSC, FUTO sign MoU for degree programmes

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal University of Technology (FUTO), Owerri for degree awarding programmes.
Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Monday came hard on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on what they termed incompetent and rudderless All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to take bold and deliberate steps to deescalate and lower tension in the country.

PDP governors call on President Buhari to deescalate, lower tension in Nigeria

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Monday came hard on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on what they termed incompetent and rudderless All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to take bold and deliberate steps to deescalate and lower tension in the country.

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PENGASSAN: Insecurity threatens $1.5 billion PH refinery rehabilitation

This was even as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN),Port Harcourt Zone comprising some major oil and gas producing states including; Rivers, Bayelsa, Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi States, warned that the development remained a major setback to the $1.5 billion Port Harcourt refinery rehabilitation.
The Vice President’s office has dismissed rumours that Yemi Osinbajo has declared his interest for the 2023 presidential election.

2023: VP Osinbajo disowns online campaign

The Vice President’s office has dismissed rumours that Yemi Osinbajo has declared his interest for the 2023 presidential election.
People wait to cremate victims who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium ground in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2021. REUTERS-Danish Siddiqui

India’s coronavirus deaths cross quarter million as virus ravages countryside

India’s coronavirus deaths crossed a quarter million on Wednesday in the deadliest 24 hours since the pandemic began, as the disease rampaged through the countryside, overloading a fragile rural healthcare system

SEC to ban unregistered capital market operators

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it will stop operations of capital market operators (CMOs) that are yet to renew their registration by May 31, 2021.
FILE PHOTO- Taiwan Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Joanne Ou speaks at a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, February 11, 2020. REUTERS-Ben Blanchard

Taiwan says China is ‘maliciously’ blocking it from WHO

Taiwan accused China on Tuesday of “maliciously” blocking its access to the World Health Organization (WHO) and putting politics above people’s well-being, after Beijing signalled it would not allow the island to attend a major WHO meeting.