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Lebanese students wave national flags and chant slogans as they gather in an anti-government demonstration in the southern city of Sidon (Saida) on November 6, 2019. – Hundreds of schoolchildren led anti-government demonstrations across Lebanon on November 6, refusing to return to class before the demands of a nearly three-week-old protest movement are met. In the largest pupil-led protest, crowds streamed into a central square in the southern city of Sidon, demanding better public education and more job opportunities for school leavers, the state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported. (Photo by Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Students swell Lebanon protest movement

Thousands of students took to the streets across Lebanon Thursday to demand a better future as an unprecedented anti-government protest movement entered its fourth week and continued to spread.

Jigawa demarcates land for 57 grazing reserves

Jigawa Government said it had curved out 57 grazing reserves as part of measures to tackle farmers/herders incessant clashes in the state.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor promises justice for kidnapped kids

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has promised to ensure that justice is done for the nine children and victims of kidnapping from the state.
Officials of the Nigerian mission and their spouses lead the parade on Saturday.

Nigerian Independence parade in New York City — in pictures

As the celebration of Nigerian 59th Independence anniversary continues both in home and abroad, thousands of Nigerians and well-wishers hit the streets of Manhattan in New York on Saturday to participate in the 2019 Independence Day Parade.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

NAF chief tasks personnel on dedication to duty

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has urged personnel of the Nigerian Air Force to be dedicated to their duty of protecting Nigeria’s territorial integrity.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on Thursday described the tourism potentials of the state as a veritable source of economic prosperity.

Ondo government disburses N166 million loans to traders, artisans, others

At the disbursement centre in Idi-Agba Titun, Akure, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu said the scheme was to assist the unemployed but productive poor in the state to become self-reliant.

Henry Idahagbon: Adams Oshiomhole, Godwin Obaseki’s reconciliation ongoing

Groups loyal to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, and the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Monday said the peace move by a foremost businessman, Aliko Dangote, and others was still ongoing.
An investigation by The Washington Post has uncovered a dozen accounts, pages, and groups across Facebook and Instagram which misleadingly claim to be official hubs for Libra, Facebook’s proposed digital currency.

Libra scams are already proliferating on Facebook

An investigation by The Washington Post has uncovered a dozen accounts, pages, and groups across Facebook and Instagram which misleadingly claim to be official hubs for Libra, Facebook’s proposed digital currency. In some cases these pages, which were only removed after WaPo reported them to Facebook, offered to sell Libra at a discount through third-party websites.

Centre to support Kogi technical college with laboratory, teaching tools

The Centre for Atmospheric Research (CAR), has promised to support one Government Technical College in Kogi State, with modern laboratory equipment and teaching materials.
Sagir Musa

Nigerian Army: Foreign interests undermining peace, scuttle President Buhari inauguration

The Nigerian Army has raised concern about efforts by some unpatriotic individuals, groups and foreign interests determined to cause mischief and exacerbate the security situation in this country in particular and West African sub-region.
Sudanese protesters arrive to join the sit-in outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum, April 27, 2019.

Sudan military, opposition agree to joint council

Sudan’s military rulers and opposition agreed in principle Saturday to the formation of a joint body to lead a transition from 30 years of autocratic rule by Omar al-Bashir, but not on the new council’s makeup, two sources said.
Sudanese protesters gather near the military headquarters in Khartoum as they continue to rally demanding a civilian body to lead the transition to democracy one day after a military council took control of the country, on April 12, 2019. – Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations today. (Photo by – / AFP)

‘It will fall again,’ chant Sudan protesters swelling night demo

Crowds of Sudanese protesters chanting “it will fall again, it will fall again” flocked to the army headquarters Friday where thousands prepared to hunker down for another night defying an army curfew, witnesses said.
(FILES) This file photo taken on March 22, 2018 shows a computer screen displaying the logo of the social networking site Facebook, taken in Manchester, England. Facebook took out full-page ads in European newspapers on April 16, 2018 to trumpet tough new EU legislation that promises "more data protection for you", as the company seeks to win back trust following a damaging privacy scandal. The new law, set to come into effect on May 25, aims to give users more control over how their personal information is stored and used online, with big fines for firms that break the rules. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF

Facebook’s privacy move: major pivot or headfake?

After building the world’s biggest and most powerful social network in history, Mark Zuckerberg says the future of Facebook is something else.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger governorship candidates in last minute rush to garner votes

As the Governorship and House of Assembly elections approach, an eleventh-hour attempt to gather votes and solicit the support of the electorates have been embarked upon by the various Governorship candidates in Niger state.

Group calls for ban on genetically modified food in Nigeria

A non-governmental organisation, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), has called on government to ban the importation of Genetically Modified (GM) food products and crops into Nigeria due to their health risks.
France's President Emmanuel Macron, gestures as he delivers his final press conference on the second day of the G20 Leader's Summit, in Buenos Aires, on December 01, 2018. G20 leaders on Saturday found the minimum common ground on the global economy at a summit in Buenos Aires with a closing communique that left divisions on clear display. Ludovic MARIN / AFP

Protesters: Emmanuel Macron’s speech is too late, we are going back

Groups of “yellow vest” protesters across France responded scathingly to the “crumbs” offered by President Emmanuel Macron in a speech intended to defuse their revolt, but others acknowledged his efforts.

Report: Kogi, Osun, Nasarawa dirtiest states in Nigeria

A report conducted by Clean-Up Nigeria, an organisation championing the protection of the environment, has revealed that Kogi, Osun and Nasarawa States remained “the three dirtiest states in the country.”

NIDA set to celebrate icons, catalysts of infrastructural devt in Nigeria

Leading players in infrastructural development, top government functionaries, industry leaders, eminent personalities, development experts, technocrats and diverse economy sectorial leaders both in the public and private sectors of the economy will gather in Lagos to celebrate the best of Nigeria’s icons and catalysts of infrastructural development.

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Timo Olkkonen, the EU’s ambassador in Harare, told acting foreign affairs minister July Moyo and his team at the start of the talks that reforms and inclusive political dialogue would also help with Zimbabwe’s economic recovery.

EU expresses worry over political developments in Zimbabwe

The European Union is concerned that the democratic space in Zimbabwe has deteriorated since it opened talks with Harare in June for the first time since 2001 in a bid to turn the page on years of hostile relations.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis: Respect prostitutes

Pope Francis led an impassioned mass for tens of thousands of emotional worshippers at a packed Bangkok stadium yesterday, urging respect for prostitutes and trafficking victims in a part of the world where sex work is rampant.
Forgotten Nigerian midfielder Ramon Azeez says he’s happy with his goal for Granada at the Los Carmenes against Barcelona last Saturday.

Ramon Azeez: Barcelona fans threatened me

After scoring the opener and putting in an excellent shift in El Granada‘s fine 2-0 defeat of Ernesto Valverde’s side at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, in late September, Super Eagles’ midfielder, Ramon Azeez, has revealed that he received mixed reactions from Nigeria for his performance.
Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on why he makes late substitutions in games.

AFCONQ: Gernot Rohr shots Super Eagles’ door on new players

The 66-year-old recently handed call-ups to Maduka Okoye, Josh Maja, Dennis Bonaventure and Joe Aribo in the international friendly against Ukraine in September.
French Ligue 1 side, Lille have congratulated Victor Osimhen for his maiden goal for the Super Eagles in Tuesday’ s friendly against Ukraine at the Dnipro Arena.

Don’t compare Victor Osimhen to Rashidi Yekini – ex-internationals

Former Nigerian international, Emmanuel Amuneke and Garba Lawal, has urged Nigerians not to compare the latest Super Eagles’ scoring sensation, Victor Osimhen to late Rashidi Yekini who scored 37 goals in 58 appearances for the country.