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Human rights groups urge Singapore to halt imminent executions

Singapore is being urged to halt the planned execution on Friday of two men convicted of drug-related offences amid reports four people were hanged in the city-state in the past three weeks.

Senator Ekweremadu: Blame our past leaders for Nigeria’s problems

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, said, Friday, that Nigeria’s leaders over the years should be blamed and held responsible for the nation’s many problems associated with the nation’s diversity.

Singapore swears in first female president amid criticism

Singapore on Thursday inaugurated its first female president amid stinging criticism that she is taking office without a vote.

First Malay woman declared new president-elect of Singapore

Halimah Yacob has been declared Singapore’s eighth president, on Wednesday, after a “walkover” election that saw no vote after no other contenders ran for the position.

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Federal government raises $2.86 billion bonds to fund budget, other projects

The Nigerian government on Wednesday announced the issuance of $2.86 billion aggregate triple bond series under its Global Medium Term Note Programme.

Ahmed Musa: Bafana Bafana don’t scare us

Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa has been quoted saying, hosts, Bafana Bafana of South Africa hold no fear for his Nigerian side ahead of weekend’s clash at the Soccer City.

Oil firms, federal government raise $180 million for Ogoni clean-up

The Federal Government has revealed that International Oil Companies (IOCs) have made a contribution of $180 million for the Ogoni clean-up exercise which is expected to kick-off in the next two weeks.
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Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku ruled out of Belgium match with hamstring injury

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has been ruled out of Belgium's Nations League clash against Iceland with a hamstring injury.