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Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said. He was 83.

Tunisia allows ex-dictator Ben Ali to be buried at home

The Tunisian government on Friday said it would allow the country’s late autocrat Zine-Abidine Ben-Ali to be buried in his homeland after his death in exile in Saudi Arabia.
Cristiano Ronaldo has shown the lengths he will go to for close friends after he ‘took a £1.25million hit’ selling his Portuguese mansion to teammate Pepe.

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘sells £2.3 million hillside mansion’ to Pepe

Cristiano Ronaldo has shown the lengths he will go to for close friends after he ‘took a £1.25million hit’ selling his Portuguese mansion to teammate Pepe.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been accused of making a “political statement” in missing the Europa League final, with Azerbaijan’s UK ambassador claiming the Arsenal forward had the necessary assurances to travel to Baku.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan accused of making ‘political statement’ in missing Europa League final with Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been accused of making a “political statement” in missing the Europa League final, with Azerbaijan’s UK ambassador claiming the Arsenal forward had the necessary assurances to travel to Baku.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the new head of the Sudanese interim military council, met with gulf envoys on Tuesday (AFP)

Sudan army rulers, protesters agree on 3-year transition period

Sudanese army rulers and protest leaders Wednesday agreed on a three-year transition period for transferring power to a full civilian administration, even as negotiations over a new sovereign ruling body remain unfinished.
Former Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra has opened talks regarding a possible takeover of Premier League side Crystal Palace.

Former Man City owner Shinawatra in Crystal Palace takeover talks

Former Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra has opened talks regarding a possible takeover of Premier League side Crystal Palace.
Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has donated around £100,000 to the victims of a deadly blaze in South Korea.

Tottenham’s Son Heung-min donates £100,000 to South Korean fire victims

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has donated around £100,000 to the victims of a deadly blaze in South Korea.
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Neymar returns for Paris Saint-Germain’s clash against Manchester United

The Brazil international has been back in his homeland, continuing his recovery from a second fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir blames conspirators for protest violence

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday blamed conspirators for violence during deadly anti-government protests, as an impoverished town held a "martyrs' rally" to honour those killed.

NACCIMA asks Nigerians in diaspora to ‘come home and invest’

The National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has advised Nigerians in diaspora to come home and invest.
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Emmy Awards 2018: List of nominees in key categories

Here is a list of the nominees in key categories for the 70th Emmy Awards, which will be handed out in Los Angeles on Monday.

Archbishop Okogie: Some politicians who pretend to love Nigeria want to destroy it

Anthony Okogie, archbishop emeritus of the Catholic archdiocese of Lagos, has warned against plans to destabilise Nigeria ahead of the 2019 elections.

Germany deports Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard to Tunisia

A Tunisian man who allegedly served as a bodyguard to Osama bin Laden has been deported from Germany, more than a decade after his asylum bid was first rejected.

US lawmakers want to end ‘evil’ migrant family separations

Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to end the "evil" separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice.

Cameroon anglophone leader gets 15 years’ jail for ‘terrorism’

A leader of Cameroon's English-speaking community was handed a 15-year prison sentence on Friday over his alleged role in the anglophones' fight for their rights in the French-majority country.

Inmates in Guantanamo Bay drop to 40

The inmates in Guantanamo Bay have dropped to 40 following the release of a Saudi inmate, Ahmed Haza al-Darbi, back to his country.

Envoy: Nigerians in US hard working, law abiding

Nigerians residents in the U.S. are hardworking and law-abiding, Consul-General of Nigeria at Atlanta, Mr Kayode Laro, has said.

Myanmar clears some Rohingya for return but no date on horizon

A Bangladesh official said Thursday that Myanmar had approved several hundred Rohingya from a list of thousands to return to their homeland, but provided no indication of when the long-delayed process would begin.

Egypt state TV presenter held for ‘defaming police’ released

Egyptian authorities on Monday released on bail a prominent state television talk show presenter after he was briefly held on accusations he insulted the police, officials said.

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Institute: Ranches will address farmers-herders conflicts, insecurity

The Institute of Corporate Administration (ICA) on Monday advocated for the creation of ranches in states to permanently address farmers/herders conflicts and drive agricultural development in the country.

Fire engulfs Unity Bank’s head office in Lagos

The head office of Unity Bank on Victoria Island, Lagos State has been gutted by fire.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Man jailed for robbing policeman

An Oredo Magistrate Court has sentenced an 18-year old boy, Chetamu Ominyi, to five months imprisonment for assaulting and stealing the cell phone of a policeman, Sergeant Danguma Abdul.