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2023: North Elders Forum states condition to support candidate

The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) says by 2023 the North will only support candidates with genuine commitment to deal with its problems and political will to meet the region’s aspirations.

NBC to curb exploitation of consumers by satellite TV stations

The regulatory body represented on the National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), in conjunction with the National Broadcast Commission, (NBC) has been charged with the responsibility to propose subsidiary legislation to support existing Act for enhanced efficiency and fairness to consumers. It is also to ensure that consumers are not been exploited by Satellite Television station providers.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Two female suicide bombers killed in failed attack on troops

Troops have successfully averted what could have been a deadly attack in Gwoza, Gwoza Council Area of Borno State when two female suicide bombers that attempted to infiltrate the Defence Company of 26 Task Force Brigade Garrison were killed before they could detonate their suicide vests.
Pope Francis waves to the crowd following his visit to St. Peter's Parish church in the Sam Phran district of Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand, Nov. 22, 2019.

Pope Francis urges Thais not to see Christianity as ‘foreign’ religion

Pope Francis paid tribute Friday to Catholics in Thailand who suffered or were killed for their faith in the past and urged today’s Thais not to consider Christianity a “foreign” religion.
Mr Babatunde Irukera, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi, says that he is contesting in the Kogi governorship election to fulfil his vision for the development of the state.

Sex for Grades: Federal government to collaborate with police, NUC

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission says it will begin collaborating with the Nigeria Police Force and the National Universities Commission to curb cases of sexual harassment in universities. The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission says it will begin collaborating with the Nigeria Police Force and the National Universities Commission to curb cases of sexual harassment in universities.

UN receives 37 sexual abuse allegations against personnel

The United Nations received 37 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse against its personnel in the first quarter of 2019, according to one of its spokespersons.

Pro-Biafra coalition urges boycott of Fulani cow meat

A coalition of pro-Biafra groups has asked the people in the South East to boycott the consumption of Fulani cow meat forthwith, insisting that their native cow is a source of protein.

Delta elections: APC asks INEC to cancel gubernatorial result

The Delta state All Progressive Congress, yesterday, called on Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to cancel the Delta state governorship election result now, as it accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of ballot snatching, over voting, buying of votes and impunity during the last Saturday election.
Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed

Official: Libya’s sovereign wealth fund chairman detained

The chairman of Libya’s LIA sovereign wealth fund, Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed, was detained on Wednesday for an investigation into alleged “corruption and exploitation of (his) position,” an official in the attorney-general’s office said.

Catholic nuns express worry over violation of children’s rights in Enugu

Catholic Church reverend sisters under the aegis of Africa Faith and Justice Network, Nigeria say they are worried by the continuous violation of the rights of children in Enugu State.
R. Kelly

Sony Music drops R. Kelly over alleged sexual abuse

Popular American multiple Grammy Award Winner, Robert Sylvester Kelly, also known as R. Kelly, has been dropped by his Record Label, Sony Music.

Court dissolves 10-year-old forced marriage

A Mapo Customary Court, on Friday in Ibadan, dissolved a 10-year-old union between one Omowumi Lamidi and Mukaila Lamidi, following claims by the wife that she was forced into the marriage.
Joseph Ekuwem

Joseph Ekuwem: Politics in Nigeria synonymous with lies, deceit

The Catholic Archbishop of Calabar, Most Rev. Joseph Ekuwem, has said that politics in Nigeria is now synonymous with lies and deceit.
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United Nations meeting adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from around 150 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.
Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo has said he would hope to extend his time in the Spanish La Liga with CD Leganés.

Kenneth Omeruo may benefit from FIFA loan system overhaul

World soccer ruling body FIFA will vote next year with intent to tinker current loan system which some have described as highly exploitative.

Eunice Ortom: More orphans, out-of-school girls ratio in Benue due to herdsmen attacks

Wife of the Benue State Governor, Mrs. Eunice Ortom, has disclosed that herdsmen attacks in 19 out of the 23 local government areas of the state have increased the number of orphans and out of school girls ratio in the state.
Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he leaves following a visit to Piazza Armerina, central Sicily, on September 15, 2018. Pope Francis pays a one-day pastoral visit on September 15 to the Dioceses of Piazza Armerina and Palermo in Sicily, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the killing by the mafia of Sicilian priest Pino Puglisi. Tiziana FABI / AFP

Pope in Sicily to honour ‘martyr’ priest killed by mafia

Pope Francis arrived in Sicily on Saturday to pay homage to a priest murdered by the mafia 25 years ago while trying to save youngsters in poor neighbourhoods from falling into their hands.

2019: Catholic bishops advise Nigerians against vote-buying

Catholic Bishops have urged all registered voters to ensure that they are equipped with voter’s card and reject the illegal practices of selling and buying of votes.

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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Woman in court for alleged cruelty to nine-year old househelp

A 60-year-old woman, Olushola Adebanjo, who allegedly used a hot pressing iron to burn her nine-year-old househelp, on Tuesday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
Paul Pogba faces a race against time to prove his fitness for Manchester United's clash with Arsenal after suffering a recurrence of an ankle injury.

Mathias Pogba: Everyone knows that Paul wants to leave Manchester United

Pogba's brother Mathias has now added fuel to the ongoing transfer rumours surrounding his brother, telling El Chiringuito TV: "Everyone knows that Paul wants to leave Manchester United, he wants to play Champions League football and win titles.”
“Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet,” Jeff Bezos wrote on Instagram on Monday.Credit...Emma Howells for The New York Times

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion fund to combat climate change

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged $10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change but activists have urged the world’s richest man to first clean up the e-commerce giant’s own lacklustre environmental record.
Singapore, on Tuesday announced its 2020 budget, pledging 5.6 billion Singapore dollars (or 4.02 billion U.S. dollars) to assist businesses and households affected financially by the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Singapore to spend over $4 billion

Singapore, on Tuesday announced its 2020 budget, pledging 5.6 billion Singapore dollars (or 4.02 billion U.S. dollars) to assist businesses and households affected financially by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Zamfara elections: Supreme Court adjourns APC’s judgment review application till March 2

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned till March 2 the hearing of the All Progressives Congress’ application seeking the review of the May 24, 2019 judgment which nullified the victory of all the party’s candidates at the 2019 general elections held in Zamfara State.