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Flames and smoke rise from building after a fire broke out in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on February 21, 2019. – At least 69 people have died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, fire officials said on February 21. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Inferno kills at least 70 in Dhaka apartment blocks

At least 70 people were killed when fire tore through crumbling apartment blocks in a historic part of Dhaka, setting off a chain of explosions and a wall of flames down nearby streets, officials said Thursday.

Audu Ogbeh: No politician can fix economic problems soon

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said given the extent of damage already inflicted on the economy by past administrations, no politician currently vying for the seat of power has what it takes to return the economy on the path of growth within a short period.
Femi Aborisade

Femi Aborisade: Economic restructuring, solution to Nigeria’s problems

Economic restructuring has been identified as the kind of solution that could solve the problems plaguing the country at the moment.
Kenyan lawyer, Professor Patrick Lumumba

Zambia refuses entry to Kenya’s Patrick Lumumba for ‘security’ reasons

A Kenyan law professor and former director of his country's anti-corruption commission was on Saturday refused entry to Zambia due to "security considerations", authorities said.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu (L) meets and greets Chinese workers from Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC Intl) during a walk on September 15, 2018 on a major road in Lusaka, Zambia. China is the main investor in Zambia as it is in several other African countries and with its offers of "unconditional" aid, most public tenders are awarded to Chinese bidders. DAWOOD SALIM / AFP

‘Say no to China’: Anger mounts in Zambia over Beijing’s presence

"China equals Hitler" said the sign held up in the Zambian capital Lusaka by a protester opposed to Beijing's tightening grip on the economy of the southern African nation.
Child labor in Bangladesh

Bangladesh approves draft law banning child labour

The Bangladeshi government on Monday approved the draft of a law banning child labour in the country with provisions for stringent punishment to offenders.

Minister: President Buhari administration transforming Nigeria

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Buhari Administration is steadily transforming Nigeria through innovative measures that are yielding positive results.

Democracy Day: President Buhari’s address in full

The commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day is a celebration of freedom, a salute to the resilience and determination of Nigerians and a recommitment by Government to keep its promise to lead Nigeria into a new era of justice and prosperity.

Four million residents register with LASRRA

Mr Hakeem Fahm, Commissioner, Lagos state Ministry of Science and Technology, on Friday said some four million residents had registered and had their data captured by the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA).

PDP: President Buhari’s huge security measures sign of ‘sinking image’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked the use of heavy security during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Lagos State on Thursday.

Israel’s trick to bypass ‘chametz’ ban for Passover

Israel is to sell all of its leavened bread, as well as cakes, biscuits, noodles, and even beer to an Arab, but the Jewish state will not go hungry, nor would the food be delivered to Israeli-blockaded Gaza; the sale is just a religious trick to get around the rules of Torah.

Egypt presidential race starts with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi favourite to win

Campaigning began in Egypt's presidential election on Saturday with incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi likely to romp to victory in the absence of a serious challenger in the two-candidate race.

Siblings held over Indonesian maid death in Malaysia

A brother and sister have been arrested over the death of a young Indonesian maid who was allegedly abused in Malaysia, police said Monday.

Ex-Minister Labaran Maku appeals for calm to fast track nation’s development

A former Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, on Tuesday appealed to insurgents to sheath their swords and embrace peace in order to fast track the socio-economic development of the country.

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General Buratai: Terrorism a complex war

The Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has described the fight against terrorism as a complex one.

Court orders businessman to cut grass for seven days

Chief Ademola Odunade, the President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Tuesday ordered a businessman, Saheed Ajani, to cut grass for seven days for being disrespectful to the arbitrator.
APC Nigeria Supporters

Niger APC abandons Mohammed Bago for Femi Gbajabiamila, Ahmed Lawan

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and members-elect of the House of Representatives in Niger State have dashed the hope of member representing Chachanga constituency Mohammed Bago of becoming the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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Arsenal’s Unai Emery doesn’t expect easy ride at Wolves

Unai Emery has warned Arsenal not to expect an easy ride from Wolves on Wednesday as the Gunners look to get their top-four bid back on track.
Tukur Buratai

General Buratai: Army pushing hard to stabilise North East

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has said that the Nigerian Army in collaboration with the Multi-National Joint Task Force is pushing hard to ensure stabilility in the Northern part of Borno.