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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.

Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi becomes Australian citizen

Bahraini refugee and footballer Hakeem al-Araibi became an Australian citizen following a ceremony in Melbourne on Tuesday.
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.
Hakeem al-Araibi leaves the criminal court in Bangkok on 4 February. Sakchai Lalit-AP

Thailand to free refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

A football player and refugee whose detention in Thailand sparked an outcry will be freed after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request, officials say.
Zubairu Halilu

CP Mu’azu: I assure Lagosians of round-the-clock security

The new Police Commissioner in Lagos State, Zubairu Mu’azu, says he is in Lagos to ensure the people are safe and secure.
Football's world governing body FIFA has urged Thailand to release a Bahraini football player who is in detention awaiting extradition proceedings, despite having refugee status in Australia.

FIFA urges Thai premier to free Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Football's world governing body FIFA has urged Thailand to release a Bahraini football player who is in detention awaiting extradition proceedings, despite having refugee status in Australia.
Colombian police hold flowers during a vigil at the scene of the attack on Thursday [Leonardo Munoz-EPA]

Colombia asks Cuba to extradite ELN rebels after bombing kills 21

Colombia has demanded that Cuba hand over rebels affiliated with National Liberation Army (ELN), who were in Havana for peace talks, after a deadly car bombing in Bogota was blamed on the group.
Enes Kanter has refused to travel to London ofter saying he fears assassination. David Zalubowski-AP

Report: Turkey seeks warrant for Knicks’ Enes Kanter

Turkish prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for New York Knicks centre Enes Kanter on accusations he is part of a "terrorist" organisation, according to a news report.
Tsunekazu Takeda

Japanese Olympic chief indicted in France for corruption

The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee has been indicted in Paris for “active corruption” in connection with the award of the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo, an accusation he strongly denies.
The Royal Thai Police

Thai police arrest 28 red notice criminals from 14 countries

Thai police over the past month have arrested up to 28 criminals of 14 different nationalities listed in Interpol’s Red Notice database, authorities said on Thursday.

South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

South African authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe, wife of deposed Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, over the alleged assault of a South African model in August 2017.
United Nations UN

UN launches new framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has launched a new framework to coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, human rights and sustainable development sectors.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

EFCC, INTERPOL sign MoU on anti-corruption war

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the International Police, INTERPOL as part of collaboration aimed at tackling corruption in Nigeria.

Abdulrahman Dambazau: Tackling insecurity requires efforts of countries within Lake Chad Basin

The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (Rtd), says tackling insecurity requires the efforts of the four countries within the Lake Chad Basin.

Abdulrahman Dambazau insists Boko Haram degraded

Minister of Interior, Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazau, has insisted that insurgent terrorist group Boko Haram has been degraded despite recent setback suffered by the Nigeria military.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen waited to cast her ballot on Saturday [Chang Haoan-AP Photo]

Taiwan votes in test for pro-independence ruling party

Taiwan headed to the polls on Saturday in local elections that are a key test of support for the island's pro-independence ruling party ahead of presidential polls in just over a year.
Kim Jong-yang speaking at a press conference in January. Kang Kyung-kook-AP

South Korea’s Kim Jong-yang elected as Interpol president

International police body Interpol elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as president for a two-year term on Wednesday, beating a Russian national whose candidacy raised concerns in Europe and the U.S. about the risk of Kremlin interference.

Russia denounces ‘interference’ in Interpol leadership vote

The Kremlin on Tuesday denounced “interference” in the election for a new Interpol president after critics including US senators objected to a Russian becoming chief of the global police body.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

PDP urges NIA, INTERPOL to track Oshiomhole

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and INTERPOL to help track down the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

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Wales manager Ryan Giggs said midfielder Aaron Ramsey missing his country’s opening Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday due to injury is a “blow”.

Ryan Giggs: Aaron Ramsey absence “a blow”

Wales manager Ryan Giggs said midfielder Aaron Ramsey missing his country’s opening Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday due to injury is a “blow”.
Boboye Oyeyemi

Overloading: FRSC goes tough on offenders

The Corps Marshal, FRSC, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, says the commission will not rest on its oars until the campaign against vehicle overloading is achieved.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kano rerun: APC dismisses PDP’s allegation

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has dismissed the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s allegation on the importation of political thugs from neighbouring states.

PDP condemns alleged attack on agents, members in Kano

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the alleged violent attacks and alleged killing of its agents and members by thugs allegedly unleashed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Kano supplementary election.

Chad fires chief of staff after Boko Haram attack kills 23 soldiers

Chad President Idriss Deby has fired his armed forces chief of staff following the latest bout of unrest which culminated in a Boko Haram attack that left 23 dead.