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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. (AP Photo-Kerstin Joensson)

Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role

Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel after Israel’s acting foreign minister said on Monday that “many Poles” had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared responsibility for the Holocaust.
Russia’s Lower House of Parliament

Russia moves to isolate self from global internet

Russia’s Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday gave tentative approval to draft legislation for the country to instate measures to isolate itself from the global internet.
Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds, like the one pictured here, once a month. AFP-Prakash Mathema

Woman banished to ‘menstruation hut’ dies

A Nepali woman has died of suspected smoke inhalation while banished to a hut during her period, police said Sunday, just weeks after the deaths of a mother and two children in similar circumstances sparked outrage.
Britain Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

To delay Brexit, UK may have to pass necessary laws – minister

Britain may need to delay Brexit to pass legislation to implement the split with the European Union, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Thursday.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: I lent EFCC N300 million to kick off in 2004

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says he came to the financial rescue of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) when it was launched in 2004.
British MPs could sit longer hours and their February holiday may be scrapped as the government races to pass its Brexit legislation before Britain leaves the EU on March 29, Downing Street said Sunday.

UK government may scrap MPs’ holiday to pass Brexit laws

British MPs could sit longer hours and their February holiday may be scrapped as the government races to pass its Brexit legislation before Britain leaves the EU on March 29, Downing Street said Sunday.
Bamitale Omole

Former OAU vice-chancellor urges Nigerian youths to move against political alienation

Prof. Bamitale Omole, former Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Monday urged Nigerian youths to move against political alienation as envisaged in the “Not Too Young To Run Law.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple’s Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

Apple chief executive Tim Cook called on US lawmakers Thursday to pass privacy legislation enabling consumers to see and delete their harvested online personal data from a central clearinghouse.
Governor Udom Emmanuel declares his intention to run for a second time as Akwa-Ibom governor at a rally... August 25, 2018. Twitter-MrUdomEmmanuel

Governor Emmanuel promises to implement new minimum wage

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has assured that the state government will ensure the full implementation of the proposed new minimum wage for workers in the state.

Expert calls for legislation reducing bank lending to politicians

Mr Samuel Nzekwe, former President, Association of National Accountants of Nigerian (ANAN), has called for introduction of legislation that would control bank lending to politicians to finance election campaigns.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili vows to fix power if elected president

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, has vowed to fix the nation’s power if elected President.
Iranian Rial and US Dollar

Iran mulls slashing four zeros from rial currency

Iran’s central bank has proposed slashing four zeros from the rial, following the plunging of the currency’s value in the wake of an economic crisis fuelled by U.S. sanctions.
Pelosi and Schumer speak to the media after meeting with President Donald Trump [Jacquelyn Martin-AP Photo]

Nancy Pelosi: Donald Trump can’t persuade Democrats on wall

As the partial US government shutdown entered its 13th day, presumptive Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hit back at US President Donald Trump, saying there is "no amount of persuasion" he could use to get Democrats to agree to fund a wall on the southern border.

US Embassy: We’ll attend to visa applicants

The US embassy in Nigeria has assured that its offices in Abuja and Lagos are open for all consular business, including visa interviews.
A shrine in Tuam, in memory of hundreds of children allegedly buried at the site

Mass grave of 800 babies to be excavated in Ireland

The bodies of up to 800 infants are to be exhumed as part of an investigation into religious abuses in the Republic of Ireland.

Nigerian couples cautiously turn to surrogacy to ease fertility woes

Ada became a surrogate mother after her landlord threatened to evict her family from their apartment in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, two years ago.

PDP lawmakers condemn presidential system, want Nigeria to adopt parliamentary method

Seventy-one members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives have condemned the presidential system of government, describing it as wasteful and inimical to the country’s growth.

Ekiti Assembly holds public hearing on local council finances

The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday held a public hearing on the financial transactions of the 16 local governments across the state within the last one year.

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Group alleges presence of 3000 ‘fake’ soldiers in Taraba

The Taraba Volunteer Group (TVG) Wednesday alleged that some three thousand soldiers were deployed to Taraba state for the purpose of rigging the elections on February 23 and March 9 in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Elections: General Buratai warns enemies of Nigeria’s democracy to steer clear

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has described any individual, entity or group who intends to engage in violent activities during the forthcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections has enemies of democracy.
Magnus Abe

Senator Abe: I owe Rotimi Amaechi no loyalty

The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has said that his political relationship with Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, began at the Rivers State House of Assembly where they met as contemporaries several years ago.

Antonio Candreva: Mauro Icardi will be welcomed with open arms

Inter players will welcome Mauro Icardi back into the team "with open arms" despite his seemingly fractious relationship with the club, according to Antonio Candreva.

Raymond Dokpesi’s N2.1 billion money laundering trial stalled

The trial of the Founder of DAAR Communications Plc., Raymond Dokpesi, was on Wednesday stalled at the Federal High Court, Abuja, due to absence of his counsel, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN).