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A record number of 35 candidates handed in their nominations on Monday for the Nov. 16, Sri Lankan presidential election, though the contest is confined to two main parties, officials said.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said that all suspects involved in the Easter Sunday terror explosions have been arrested.
Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked the national intelligence chief and will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings, officials said Saturday.
A hunger-fast by a Buddhist monk and Member of Parliament in Sri Lanka has forced the resignation of two governors.
Mass was held behind closed doors on Sunday at St Anthony’s Church in Colombo, the third church bombed on Easter day in Sri Lanka.
Violence marred voting in India’s West Bengal state, in India’s staggered general election on Monday.
The elusive chief of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video released by the armed group.
The bodies of 15 people, including six children, have been discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka buried more of its dead on Tuesday from suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels that killed 321 people in the country’s worst violence in a decade.
Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, the country's state minister of defence said on Tuesday.
US President Donald Trump called Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday to express condolences over the killing of nearly 300 people in suicide bomb blasts at churches and hotels.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will formally arraign alleged pension looter, Abdulrasheed Maina, on Friday.
The National Assembly Joint Committee on Army on Tuesday met with the leadership of the Nigerian Army behind closed doors at the Defence Headquarters Abuja.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared Okoi Obono-Obla, former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) wanted.
The National Population Commission (NPC) has decried high level of infants death in Bauchi and Gombe states, saying the Child mortality rate is on the higher level across the country.
About 38,000 people have been reported dead from the excessive use of alcohol and tobacco in Sri Lanka yearly, local media reports, quoting medical experts from the Sri Lanka Medical Association.
The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has raised the alarm over the worsening state of roads , especially Federally owned ones across the country. This was even as it condemned the rising wave of harassment of its members by touts, popularly called area boys.
Spanish giants Barcelona are considering a move for talented Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze.
Johannes Bonfere, the coach of Nigeria’s Dream Team I, which won a gold medal at the Atlanta ’96 Olympics, said on Monday that he had no plan to assume any coaching job in Nigeria for now.
President Muhammadu Buhari has described Nigeria’s former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon a living legend and a symbol of national unity, in a tribute to mark Gowon’s 85th birthday tomorrow.
Following three days of negotiations by Government and the Organised Labour on the consequential adjustments of the implementation of the new minimum wage of N30,000, both parties have finally reached an agreement.