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Egyptian court hands 11 Muslim Brotherhood leaders life sentence, drops charges against Mohamed Morsi

An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 prominent figures of the currently-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, including the group’s top chief, to life sentence in jail on charges of spying for foreign organisations.

US expresses commitment to dealing with Boko Haram menace

The Strategic Initiatives Unit Chief, Office of the International Religious Freedom, US State Department, Douglas Padgett, has said the US government is committed to dealing with the problem of Boko Haram in Nigeria.

UK brands Robert Mugabe an autocrat as allies hail him

Several countries hailed Zimbabwe's late ex-president Robert Mugabe on Tuesday as a liberation hero -- though his fierce critic, former colonial power Britain, recalled the suffering and repression of his rule.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC berates ‘conspiracy of silence’ by South Africa’s ruling ANC

The All Progressives Congress has strongly condemned the recent South African xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals, particularly Nigerians, their property and businesses.
Hong Kong's government has suspended a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial after mass protests.

Taiwan ‘extremely concerned’ by Hong Kong arrests

Taiwan says it is “extremely concerned” by reports about the arrests of three pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong.
Meriem Merdaci’s resignation follows public outrage over Thursday’s stampede in Algiers.

Algeria’s culture minister resigns after fatal stampede at rap concert

Algeria’s culture minister has resigned after the deaths of five young music fans in a stampede at a rap concert, the BBC reports.
Sudanese protesters in the capital Khartoum, rallying against the paramilitaries’ impunity after the killing of four high school students in central Sudan. Ashraf Shazly-AFP-Getty Images

Sudan’s persecuted Christians eye long-sought freedom

Sudan's Christians suffered decades of persecution under the regime of Islamist general Omar al-Bashir. Now they hope his downfall will give the religious freedom they have long prayed for.
Arriving in Khartoum, Sudan, on Saturday to celebrate the signing of a power-sharing deal outlining the country’s transition to civilian rule. Ahmed Mustafa-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Crowds fill Khartoum’s streets to hail ‘new Sudan’

As the crowd erupted into a thunderous roar to mark the signing of a declaration on Sudan’s transitional constitution, 19-year-old Ali broke into tears for his dead brother.
Sudanese protesters in the capital Khartoum, rallying against the paramilitaries’ impunity after the killing of four high school students in central Sudan. Ashraf Shazly-AFP-Getty Images

Jubilation in Sudan as agreement to hand over power to the people is set...

The ruling military and leaders of the protest in Sudan must seal on Saturday a historic agreement paving the way for a transfer of power to civilians, which the population hopes will bring them more freedom and a better life.
Kidnap Victim

CAN: Kaduna churches pay over N300 million ransom to kidnappers

Kaduna State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab, has revealed that churches in Kaduna has paid over N300 million in ransom to kidnappers who have been terrorising Kaduna-Abuja Road axis of the metropolis.
Omoyele Sowore

Oby Ezekwesili: President Buhari must free Omoyele Sowore now

Former Minister of Education and activist, Oby Ezekwesili, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to release the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, in the February 2019 presidential election, Omoyele Sowore, immediately.
Fred Amata

Nollywood actor Fred Amata gets chieftaincy title

Nollywood actor and incumbent president of the Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Mr. Fred Amata, has been honored with a chieftaincy title, in Oleh community, Delta State.
US rapper A$AP Rocky will spend another week in custody in Sweden as police continue to investigate an alleged fight in Stockholm.

Sweden: US rapper A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty in high stakes assault trial

US rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault at his trial in Sweden Tuesday over a street brawl, saying he acted in self-defence in a case that has stirred diplomatic tensions and outraged fans.

Presidency: Freedom of worship not affected by IMN ban

The proscription of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has nothing to do with peaceful and law-abiding Shi’ites in the country, the Federal Government explained on Sunday.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

President Trump attacks Sweden, demands ASAP’s release

President Donald Trump of the United States has come hard on the Swedish government over the arrest of American rapper, Rakim Myers, better known as A$AP Rocky, who is facing assault charges for a confrontation in June.
Bello Matawalle | Bello Matawallen-Maradun

11 abductees regain freedom in Zamfara

The children whom are aged between one and seven years have, alongside five men and three women, been handed over to Gov. Bello Matawalle on Sunday in Gusau.
Thousands of people marched Sunday in Khartoum, many chanting, “Civilian rule.” Umit Bektas-Reuters

Sudan protesters blame generals for bloodshed at rally

Sudan's protest leaders blamed ruling generals Monday for deadly new violence as three blood-stained bodies were found a day after the first mass rallies since a June crackdown on demonstrators.
Femi Fani--Kayode

Ruga settlements: Fulani want to take over our lands – Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, has raised an alarm over plot by the Fulani to take over lands in the country through the establishment of Ruga settlements by the Federal Government.

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Antonio Guterres

UN chief appoints Aliko Dangote, Akinwumi Adesina, 25 others to fight global malnutrition

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has appointed Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and...
The coach of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Ifeanyi Uba, Uche Okagbue has admitted he is unhappy with the massive player exodus rocking his team ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.

FC Ifeanyi Uba: Uche Okagbue laments player exodus ahead new NPFL season

The coach of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Ifeanyi Uba, Uche Okagbue has admitted he is unhappy with the massive player exodus rocking his team ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.

Enugu government commences rehabilitation of urban roads

The Enugu State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure will commence rehabilitation works on most roads in the state capital on September 24.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the state government is determined to implement the RUGA project, meant to resettle herders and boost economic activities.

Ganduje pledges unflinching support for attainment of universal health coverage

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has declared his unflinching support for the implementation of all health sector reforms towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the state.

Facebook acquires startup working on mind-control of machines

Facebook on Monday said it had made a deal to buy a startup working on ways to command computers or other devices using thought instead of taps, swipes, or keystrokes.