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This handout picture released by the Moroccan Royal Palace shows Morocco's King Mohammed VI (C) delivering a speech to mark the 19th anniversary of his accession to the throne, beside his brother Prince Moulay Rachid (R) and son Hassan III, in Al Hoceima on July 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Moroccan Royal Palace / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / MOROCCAN ROYAL PALACE" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Morocco king pardons 188 people linked to Hirak protests

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has pardoned a total of 188 people linked to the "Hirak" protest movement on the occasion of Islam's Eid al-Adha religious feast, the National Council on Human Rights said on Tuesday.
A group of people hold banners during a demonstration against the prison sentence for Rif Movement leader Nasser Zefzafi and members along with him, in front of the parliament building in Rabat, Morocco on 27 June 2018 [Jalal Morchidi|Anadolu Agency]

HRW slams Morocco over journalist’s 3-year jail term

Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticised a Morocco court on Wednesday for sentencing a prominent journalist to three years in prison on a "dubious charge" relating to a northern protest movement.
FILE PHOTO: Moroccan activist and the leader of the protest movement Nasser Zefzafi gives a speech during a demonstration in the northern town of Al-Hoceima, seven months after a fishmonger was crushed to death inside a garbage truck as he tried to retrieve fish confiscated by the police, in Al-Hoceima, Morocco May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal/File Photo

Morocco jails protest leaders for up to 20 years

Leaders of a Moroccan protest movement were sentenced to up to 20 years in prison late on Tuesday over their roles in demonstrations that rocked the north of the country in 2016.

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Governor AbdulRazaq: We inherited N100 billion debts not N30 billion

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Federal government directs accountant-general, others to publish daily financial statements

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