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Hong Kong's democracy supporters were dealt a huge blow Friday as authorities postponed local elections because of the coronavirus, capping a devastating month of political disqualifications, arrests for social media posts and activists fleeing overseas.
China on Monday said it would impose visa restrictions on United States citizens as tensions rise over Hong Kong’s autonomy, state media reported.
Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appealed for citizens to unite behind the country’s army after the latest deadly militant strike killed more than 40 soldiers.
An explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people and injured 31 others, a health official said, but Ghani was unhurt according to an aide.
The Taliban on Monday directed Afghans to boycott upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for October 20, as they ramp up attacks in strategic provinces.
An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Friday remanded a sexagenarian, Abiodun Omokhunu, 60, at State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) for allegedly raping his daughter.
Records at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have indicated that no fewer than 1.72 million persons are eligible to vote in the September 19 Edo governorship polls while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has commended the signing of the Nigeria Police Bill 2020 into law by President Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that his administration has developed a novel homegrown ‘Integrated Sustainable Development Goals Model’, as an analytical framework for assessing how policy-making can better address the indivisible nature of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Liverpool have completed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal which could cost the Reds up to £27 million ($35m).
Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Nigeria’s Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun will be ready for the Europa League clash with Lincoln Reds Imp of Gibraltar.
The opening ceremony for long-awaited historic, face-to-face peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group is set to hold on Saturday in the Qatari capital, Doha.
Nigeria’s highest external debt stock to a multilateral or bilateral financial institution is its $10.46bn (N3.965tn at the official rate of N379/$) indebtedness to the World Bank Group, latest figures from the Debt Management Office have shown.
The Germany international attracted plenty of interest this summer when he decided he was ready to leave RB Leipzig.
The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, Saturday stormed Benin City, capital of Edo State where he mobilised the Igbo in the state to vote for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.