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Franklyn Richardson

Elections: US pastor prays for Nigeria

Pastor Franklyn Richardson, Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Mount Vernon, New York, has prayed for a peaceful outcome of the upcoming general elections in Nigeria.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told recently freed Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi that he is not too far away from obtaining Australian citizenship.

Australian citizenship ‘not far’ for freed Bahraini footballer

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told recently freed Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi that he is not too far away from obtaining Australian citizenship.

Businessman in court over alleged damage of building materials

A 54-year-old businessman, Tunde Fisayo, who allegedly broke into a neighbour’s property and destroyed his building materials, was on Wednesday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation - NIDO

Nigerians in US call for peaceful, credible elections

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) Americas, has called for credible and peaceful general elections scheduled for Feb. 16 and March 2.

Grammy: Seun Kuti delivers thrilling performance

Afrobeats artist Seun Kuti pulled a thrilling performance at the premiere ceremony of the 61st Grammy Awards.

Winners in key categories at 2019 Grammy Awards

Here is a list of winners in the major categories for the Grammy Awards, which were handed out on Sunday in Los Angeles.

2019 Grammys: the complete list of winners

It was a strong year for women in general, with Cardi B becoming the first solo woman to win Best Rap Album, and Brandi Carlile winning three in the Americana categories.

Nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards

Here is a list of nominees in the major categories for the Grammy Awards, which will be handed out on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Election: CSO to mobilize youths for democratic accountability

A civil society group, #OurMumuDonDo, led by popular musician, Charly boy, said it would mobilize youths to effect a positive social change in the country, pledging to enlist youthful energy, values, and visions to advocate for freedom, equality, and prosperity for the people.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF wants governments to intensify fight against FGM/C

The Chief of Field Office, United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, Enugu field office, Dr. Ibrahim Conteh, has emphasised the need for government and other relevant agencies in the country to intensify the fight against Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting to avoid the dangers women face after the act.

Governor Ishaku’s kidnapped aide regains freedom

Hassan Mijinyawa, the Chief Press Secretary to governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has regained his freedom.
The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has said the party would resist any attempt to rig the forthcoming general elections in the state.

Jimi Agbaje: APC is the problem of Lagos

Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Lagos State, has stated that the ruling All Progressives Congress is the problem of Lagos State.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir extends ceasefire in two war zones

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday extended ceasefires in two conflict-hit states, official media reported, where protest leaders have pushed for anti-government rallies.
Omar al-Bashir and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Sudan police confront rallies as Bashir blames media

Sudanese police fired tear gas at protestors in Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman on Sunday, witnesses said, after organisers called for further demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir's three decades of rule.
Yakubu Dogara

Justice Onnoghen: President Buhari now a full-blown dictator – Speaker Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of dictatorship in removing the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.

IPOB alleges arrest of members by military

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has cried out in condemnation of what it described as unprovoked military siege in the South East under the guise of Operation Python Dance III.
Sudanese men shout slogans during an anti-government protest following Friday noon prayers on January 18, 2019 outside a mosque in Khartoum’s twin city Omdurman. – Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since they first erupted on December 19 after a government decision to raise the price of bread. The rallies have since escalated into broader demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir’s three decades of iron-fisted rule and triggered clashes with the security forces. (Photo by – / AFP)

Sudan protesters plan new march on palace in nationwide demos

Sudanese anti-government protesters plan to make a new attempt to march on the presidential palace as they step up pressure on President Omar al-Bashir to resign with nationwide rallies on Thursday.
Alliance for New Nigeria - ANN

ANN promises true democracy, opportunity for all

The presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Mr. Fela Durotoye, has assured that the party would promote true democracy and give every Nigerian the opportunity to achieve his dreams and aspirations.

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Nigeria’s downstream sector records $56 billion revenue yearly

Nigeria’s downstream sector records a yearly income of 56 billion dollars, Mr Abayomi Awobokun, Chief Executive Officer, Enyo Retail and Supply Limited, has said.
Arsene Wenger

David Seaman: Arsene Wenger would be ‘great’ as Chelsea boss

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has suggested Arsene Wenger could be the ideal replacement for Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.
Beni Lar

Beni Lar: My constituency under siege

A member of the National Assembly representing Langtang South/Langtang North Federal Constituency of Plateau State, Hon Beni Lar, has cried out that her constituency is under siege of political thugs ahead of the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Kailani Muhammad: Atiku Abubakar is desperate to be president

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and strong ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Engr. Kailani Muhammad, has said that, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is desperate to be president of Nigeria.

Suspected herdsmen kill 16, injure two in Benue

Suspected herdsmen on Wednesday killed 16 persons and injured two others during an invasion of Ebete community in Usha council ward of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.