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Experts: ‘Fake news’ fuelling ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria

Misinformation risks worsening ethnic and religious tensions in Nigeria, media commentators and researchers say, at a time of heightened concern about internal security and fragile community relations.
(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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Men wearing Jewish kippa skullcaps attend a November ceremony at the Synagogue Rykestrasse in Berlin to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht Nazi pogrom. Tobias Schwarz-AFP

Jews warned against wearing kippah in Germany

Germany’s government commissioner on anti-Semitism has warned Jews about the potential dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap in the face of rising anti-Jewish attacks.

Minister: Federal government to deepen efforts toward commercialisation of research findings

The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja said it would intensify efforts toward ensuring research findings in the country were commercialised.

Police rescue man abducted by fake soldiers

Anambra State Police command said it has rescued one Emmanuel Loco abducted in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government area of the state.

Governor Ishaku declares asset ahead of May 29 inauguration

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has declared his assets ahead of his second term inauguration slated for May 29.
General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and deputy head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) delivers an address after the Ramadan prayers and Iftar organized by Sultan of Darfur Ahmed Hussain in Khartoum

Sudan general vows to back Saudi against Iran ‘threats’

A top Sudanese general vowed to back regional ally Saudi Arabia against "all threats and attacks" from Iran during talks with the kingdom's crown prince, Sudan's military council said Friday.