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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.

UNESCO seeks end to discrimination against African descendants

The UN has called on the global community to reflect on the legacy of slavery and remember to guard against racial prejudices which continue to fuel everyday discrimination against people of African descent.

Osun guber: Boripe APC leaders defect to PDP, back Senator Adeleke

A popular leader and financier of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Boripe Local Government of Osun state, Prince Olusola Adejumo, has led key grassroot leaders and supporters to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party in support of Senator Ademola Adeleke.

Edo government suspends forest exploitation

The Edo State Government has suspended the exploitation of forest resources within and outside forest reserves in the state, as licences for tree logging in the state expired since June 30.
Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (R) and Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail

Malaysia pledges legislation to curb child marriage

Malaysian lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that limits or discourages child marriage, with the eventual goal of banning the practice, a minister in the Prime Minister’s Department told parliament on Wednesday.

Opposition accuses Abia government of exploitation on billboards

Opposition political parties in Abia state have accused the government of deliberately imposing exorbitant fees on installation of political campaign billboards across the seventeen local government areas of the state.

UNICEF urges Bauchi government to domesticate Child Right Act

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has called on the Bauchi State Government to domesticate the Child Rights Act (CRA) in order to effectively tackle the persisting violence against violence faced by the Nigerian child.

UN tasks Nigeria on stigmatisation of ‘Boko Haram wives, children’

The UN has urged the Nigerian authorities to give more attention to protecting the girls and children, who were victims of sexual violence and abuse by the Boko Haram terrorists.

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Sokoto NUJ decries alleged political victimisation of members

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Sokoto State Chapter, has decried alleged political victimisation of its members by the state Media.

Nigerian sports academy to train 50 athletes in USA

Abiola said that the Multicultural Youth-in-Action in partnership with Craig Sports Academy would be hosting a training camp and an international competition in the greater Atlanta, Georgia USA, and Oxford, Alabama USA areas.
Liberia's President George Weah laughs during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

Snakes sacks Liberia’s George Weah from presidential office

While Sudan President Omar al-Bashir was recently forced out of office following a military coup, Liberian President and three-time African footballer of the year George Weah has been forced out of his office by snakes.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-3

NJC extends acting CJN’s appointment for three months

The National Judicial Council said it has extended the appointment of the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, for another three months.
FRMF president Fouzi Lekjaa said he alerted Caf about the alleged falsifying of players’ ages and feels the continental football governing body is not appropriately acting on the issue.

Morocco: Cameroon should be disqualified for alleged age-cheating in U17 Afcon

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has threatened to approach Fifa and report Cameroon for allegedly fielding overage players at the ongoing Africa U17 Nations Cup (U17 Afcon) tournament in Tanzania.