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The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family as they mourn the passing of Prince Philip on Friday, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Prince Philip: Funeral to celebrate ‘unwavering loyalty’ to the Queen

The Duke of Edinburgh’s “unwavering loyalty” to the Queen, service to the nation and “courage”, will be celebrated at his funeral later.
Canterbury Cathedral is holding a remembrance service for Prince Philip as the UK continues to observe a period of national mourning. The service is being livestreamed now on our website and is being led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who is also set to lead Prince Philip’s funeral next Saturday.

Prince Philip: Special service to be held at Canterbury Cathedral

A remembrance service for the Duke of Edinburgh is to be held in Canterbury Cathedral this morning as the UK observes a period of official mourning.
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, wearing their Order of the Garter robes, ride in an open-topped carriage to Windsor Castle following the Garter Ceremony, June 18, 2001. REUTERS/File Photo

Prince Charles pays tribute to ‘my dear papa’ Philip for devoted service

Britain’s Prince Charles paid a personal tribute on Saturday to his “dear papa” Prince Philip, saying the royal family missed him emormously and that the 99-year-old would have been amazed at the touching reaction across the world to his death.
People mourn at a memorial site at the Clapham Common Bandstand, following the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard, in London, Britain March 14, 2021. REUTERS-Henry Nichols

UK police face backlash after dragging mourners from vigil for murdered woman

London’s police force which dragged mourners from a vigil for a woman whose suspected killer is a police officer faced a backlash from the public and politicians on Sunday, with the government demanding it account for its actions.
A sign is seen as people gather at a memorial site in Clapham Common Bandstand, following the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard, in London, Britain March 13, 2021. REUTERS-Hannah McKay

Londoners protest after police officer charged with woman’s murder

Police in London clashed with mourners and protesters on Saturday after more than a thousand people gathered to mark the killing of a 33-year-old woman, hours after the police officer charged with her murder appeared in court.
A police van believed to be carrying British Police Officer Wayne Couzens who is charged with the murder and kidnap of 33-year-old Sarah Everard leaves the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain, March 13, 2021. REUTERS-Hannah McKay

London policeman in court as woman’s murder sparks protests

A London police officer appeared in court on Saturday after being charged with the kidnap and murder of a 33-year-old woman in a case that has caused widespread outrage in Britain about women’s safety.
FILE PHOTO - Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give an interview to Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions-Joe Pugliese-Handout via REUTERS

Outcry as Charlie Hebdo depicts Meghan Markle as George Floyd

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has come under fire after publishing a controversial cover, which several social media users have slammed as racist and distasteful.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus in April according to a BBC report, citing palace sources.

Prince William: British royal family not racist

The Duke of Cambridge has said the royals are “very much not a racist family” in his first comments after accusations by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a TV interview.
FILE PHOTO - Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give an interview to Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions-Joe Pugliese-Handout via REUTERS

How Tyler Perry sheltered us after we were cut off financially by Royal family...

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, revealed during their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey how billionaire filmmaker, Tyler Perry, stepped in to help them after they were cut off financially by the Royal family.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle in a conversation with US television host Oprah Winfrey. The couple's interview with Winfrey was broadcast late on Sunday in the US [Joe Pugliese-Harpo Productions via AFP]

Meghan Markle files complaint about Piers Morgan’s criticisms

Meghan Markle filed a formal complaint with British broadcaster ITV after a presenter criticised her claims against the royal family and later quit, it was reported Wednesday.
Thomas Markle appears on Good Morning Britain. He said he had not spoken to his daughter since her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018. ITV-Rex-Shutterstock

Meghan’s father suggests she exaggerated royal racism

Meghan Markle’s estranged father on Tuesday suggested that his daughter exaggerated racism in the British royal family during her interview with US chat show host Oprah Winfrey.
FILE PHOTO - Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give an interview to Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions-Joe Pugliese-Handout via REUTERS

British royals silent amid crisis over Meghan’s claim of racist remark

Britain’s monarchy maintained its silence on Tuesday, after Meghan and Prince Harry accused a family member of making a racist remark about their son and said she had been alienated to the point of contemplating suicide.
FILE PHOTO - Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give an interview to Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions-Joe Pugliese-Handout via REUTERS

Britain’s royals silent as ‘Megxit’ crisis rages after bombshell interview

Britain’s monarchy kept its silence on Tuesday, after Meghan and Prince Harry sparked a crisis by alleging that a family member made a racist remark about the colour of their son’s skin and that she was alienated to the point of contemplating suicide.
Oprah Winfrey has said Prince Harry clarified it was neither the Queen nor the Duke of Edinburgh who questioned what his son’s skin colour would be.

Oprah Winfrey: Skin colour remark ‘not Queen nor Duke’

Oprah Winfrey has said Prince Harry clarified it was neither the Queen nor the Duke of Edinburgh who questioned what his son’s skin colour would be.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle in a conversation with US television host Oprah Winfrey. The couple's interview with Winfrey was broadcast late on Sunday in the US [Joe Pugliese-Harpo Productions via AFP]

Duchess of Sussex accuses British royal family of racism

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has in an interview, accused the British royal family of being racist and harsh towards her.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the Endeavour Fund Awards in London, Britain, March 5, 2020. REUTERS-Hannah McKay

Meghan accuses Buckingham Palace of ‘perpetuating falsehoods’

Prince Harry’s wife Meghan has accused Buckingham Palace of “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and her spouse, saying the royal couple would not be silent in telling their story.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have resigned from all duties related to the UK’s royal family.

Prince Harry, Meghan markle officially resign from royal duties

“Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” the statement read.
FILE PHOTO - Queen Elizabeth attends a ceremony in London's Westminster Abbey to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior, in Britain November 4, 2020. Picture taken November 4, 2020. Aaron Chown-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Queen Elizabeth to host Joe Biden before G7 summit in June

Queen Elizabeth will host new U.S. President Joe Biden and other world leaders at Buckingham Palace before a summit of the G7 big economies in June, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave after the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London, Britain March 9, 2020. REUTERS-Toby Melville

Duchess of Sussex seeks lawsuit win without trial after ‘triple-barrelled’ assault on her privacy

A tabloid’s publication of a deeply personal letter written by Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, to her father was a “plain breach” of her privacy, her lawyers told a court on Tuesday and asked the judge to issue a summary judgement against the paper without need for a trial.
Prince Harry has paid back £2.4 million ($3.2 million) of British taxpayers’ money used to renovate his home at Windsor Castle, using cash from his recent Netflix deal, his spokesman said on Monday. The Duke of Sussex, as he is formally known, and his wife, American former actress Meghan Markle, retired from royal duties earlier this year in a quest for “financial independence”.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ‘quit’ social media

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have quit social media after growing disillusioned by the “hate” they have found on sites like Facebook and Twitter, a UK newspaper reported on Sunday.
Scottish writer Douglas Stuart has won the Booker Prize for fiction with Shuggie Bain, the story of a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow.

British writer Douglas Stuart wins UK’s Booker Prize

Scottish writer Douglas Stuart has won the Booker Prize for fiction with Shuggie Bain, the story of a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow.
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, will testify in her lawsuit against British newspaper the Mail on Sunday and its parent company, DMG Media, formerly Associated Newspapers, for breach of privacy.

Meghan Markle to testify against British newspaper

On Friday, the United Kingdom’s High Court held a primary hearing in Meghan Markle’s defamation case against the UK media outlet. The former royal and her husband, Prince Harry, are expected to virtually join the court in an online hearing from their residence in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Activities in Kaduna State have been paralysed as the five-day warning strike directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over irregular sacking of civil servants began on Monday.

NLC strike: Relaxation spots in Kaduna record boom

Owners of relaxation spots in parts of Kaduna are recording increase in patronage in spite of the ongoing strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Kaduna State.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna governor orders dismissal of university lecturers

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has ordered the dismissal of Kaduna State University’s lecturers who join other workers on strike in the state.
Armed thugs on rampage as they attack Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) protesters in Kaduna disrupting their procession, at NEPA Round About on Ahmadu Bello Way on Tuesday (18/5/21). Ibrahim Bashir/BJO/NAN

SERAP urges Kaduna governor to end attacks on workers, protesters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to “immediately end the growing crackdown on workers and protesters in his state.”
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CBN unveils rice pyramid project in Ekiti

No fewer than 12,000 farmers are to benefit from the Rice Pyramid Programme in Ekiti State, as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Tuesday flagged off the programme in the state, with a vision to finance over three million rice farmers to boost production and improve the agriculture value chain.
President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, has accused Governor Nasir El-Rufai, of sponsoring thugs to disrupt the NLC protest in Kaduna on Tuesday.

NLC president accuses Kaduna governor of sponsoring thugs to disrupt protest

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Ivory Coast Prime Minister Patrick Achi, 65, has been admitted to hospital in Paris, where he was being treated for severe fatigue accrued since his appointment in March, two sources close to him said.

Ivorian premier hospitalised with severe fatigue in France

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Patrick Achi, 65, has been admitted to hospital in Paris, where he was being treated for severe fatigue accrued since his appointment in March, two sources close to him said.
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‘David Alaba has already signed for Real Madrid’

Real Madrid are close to confirming their first signing of the 2021/22 season, as transfer market specialist Fabrizio Romano reports that David Alaba has already signed his contract.
FILE PHOTO - Bill Gates, Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures as he speaks during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 25, 2018. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse

Microsoft board investigated Bill Gates over ‘affair with employee’

Bill Gate’s 2020 resignation from Microsoft’s board of directors came after the board hired a law firm to investigate a romantic relationship he had with a Microsoft employee, according to new reporting from the Wall Street Journal.
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Sallah: CAN urges Nigerians to have hope in God

The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Kano State chapter, Reverend Adeolu Samuel Adeyemo, has urged Nigerians to have hope in God and not give up on issues bedevilling the country.
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