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(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 30, 2016 Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva looks on during a meeting with German president at the Presidential Palace in Berlin. – Leading Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva died at 91 on December 8, 2018. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)

Russians mourn human rights giant Lyudmila Alexeyeva

Russians on Tuesday paid their last respects to human rights icon Lyudmila Alexeyeva, with President Vladimir Putin expected to attend a memorial ceremony despite the activist’s criticism of his rule.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

2019: David Umahi challenges opposition to public debate

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Tuesday inaugurated his re-election campaign organisation, just as he challenged the opposition in the state to a public debate.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos APC guber: Femi Hamzat steps down for Sanwo-Olu

Dr Obafemi Hamzat, one of the major contenders for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket in Lagos, on Saturday, stepped down for Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Governor Bindow: I’ll not leave ruling APC

Governor of Adamawa State, Mohammed Bindow, has vowed that he would not leave the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the rest of his political career.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 28, 2017, former US Ambassador to NATO, Nicholas Burns, testifies during a US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing about Russian activities in other countries' elections, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Days after a widely slammed summit with his Russian counterpart, US President Donald Trump drew fresh scorn on July 18, 2018, for calling NATO's undergirding principle into question and for attacking "tiny" Montenegro, whose accession to the alliance enraged Moscow. "Trump sows further doubt whether the US under his leadership would defend our allies. Another gift to Putin," Burns wrote on Twitter. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Donald Trump blasts Montenegro, questions NATO mutual defense

Days after a widely slammed summit with his Russian counterpart, President Donald Trump drew fresh scorn Wednesday for questioning NATO's undergirding principle and for attacking "tiny" Montenegro, whose accession to the alliance enraged Moscow.
Adil Rami

France’s Adil Rami announces international retirement after World Cup win

French defender Adil Rami has announced his retirement from international football after winning the World Cup with the Les Bleus on Sunday.
Spain had the World Cup at their mercy given a gentle side of the bracket but they were deservedly eliminated. EPA-MAHMOUD KHALED

Spain’s Fernando Hierro: No regrets about coaching change after World Cup exit

Spanish federation president Luis Rubiales said a decision on whether Hierro will stay in his post would be made in the "coming weeks," but the coach was composed and calm after the loss.

Presidency: 297,000 vulnerable households get stipends in 20 states

Mrs Maryam Uwais, presidential aide on National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP), says that the Federal Government has captured 455,000 vulnerable households in the National Social Register.

US ends temporary protected status for 55,000 Haitians

The Haitian community in the US is "shocked" and "speechless" after President Donald Trump's administration announced that it was ending its humanitarian protection for Haiti.

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Mo Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah has become the fourth player to be named the BBC African Footballer of the Year a second time, making history for club and country in doing so.

Marcus Rashford: Manchester United aren’t underdogs at Liverpool

Marcus Rashford insists Manchester United do not head to Liverpool as underdogs, and that Jose Mourinho is a winner.

Federal government moves to address incessant strike by medical workers

The Federal Government is taking a move to address the issue of incessant strikes by Medical Workers; as the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, promised on Friday that the government will consider their requests.
Francis Meshioye

Francis Meshioye: There is nothing negative about Ogboni fraternity

The Reformed Ogboni Fraternity says its ultimate objective is to promote good values, discipline and justice in the society.
Chelsea’s Europa League draw at Vidi was marred by ‘abhorrent’ antisemetic chants. Photograph- Matthew Childs-Action Images via Reuters

Premier League calls on fans to behave after incidents of abuse

The Premier League published a message to fans on Friday calling on them to support their teams in the right way following recent incidents of abuse that have blighted the game.