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Donald Trump speaks during an Ohio Republican Party State Dinner in Columbus, Ohio. MADDIE MCGARVEY-BLOOMBERG

Donald Trump ousts Jeff Sessions, vows to fight Democrats if they launch probes

President Donald Trump forced out his attorney general on Wednesday and threatened to fight back if Democrats use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to launch investigations into his administration and finances.
Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena orders parliament to reconvene November 14

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered parliament to reconvene in 10 days, drawing sharp criticism from the party of the country's sacked prime which decried it as "too late".
NLC to work against governors opposing new minimum wage

Minimum wage: JAF urges organised labour to ignore court order, go ahead with strike

A civil society group, Joint Action Front (JAF), said on Sunday it was in support of the new N30,000 minimum wage proposed by organised labour while accusing the government of being insincere and unwilling to pay the proposed amount.

PDP urges National Assembly to investigate growing extra-judicial killings

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly and other relevant bodies to immediately open a system-wide investigation into all violations leading to loss of lives and property across the country.
Guatemala

Guatemala lawmakers propose jail for ‘hate’ speech

Guatemala lawmakers have introduced legislation that would punish with prison time certain kinds of speech criticising elected officials and candidates.

Bayelsa government urged to improve budgetary process

Civil society stakeholders on Tuesday urged the Bayelsa government to improve on its budgetary process, describing the state’s performance in the open budget index as “not very nice”.
Macedonian nationalists say changing the country's name is against the 'will of the people' [Ognen Teofilovski-Reuters]

Macedonia parliament to vote on name change

Macedonia’s parliament is set to vote on an agreement that would change the country’s name to "North Macedonia" and end decades-long dispute with its southern neighbour, Greece.

Samuel Ortom: Alleged N10 billion Benue loan another lie from APC

The Benue State Government has debunked rumours making the rounds that it had perfected plans to approach the banks for another loan saying it was another desperate lie from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

House of Reps move to arm Sergeant-at-Arms at the National Assembly

The House of Representatives on Thursday proposed the procurement of fire arms for the Sergeant-At-Arms at the National Assembly.
4 President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the Leaders of the delegation, His Majesty Eze Dr. Isaac Ikonne, Enyi 1 of Aba and his delegation in an audience at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. SEPT 14 2018

President Buhari approves dualisation of Ikot Ekpene-Aba Road

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dualisation of the road linking Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State and Aba in Abia State.
Yoweri Museveni

President Museveni’s address to Ugandans postponed

President Yoweri Museveni’s address to the nation on the current uneasy political situation in Uganda which was scheduled for today has been postponed to Sunday.

Ugandan lawmakers appeal law allowing President Museveni re-election bid

A group of Ugandan legislators have petitioned the supreme court to overturn a lower court decision that upheld a constitutional amendment allowing long-serving leader Yoweri Museveni to seek re-election.

NGO urges Nigerians to drive actions against climate change

The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), an NGO, on Friday urged Nigerians to initiate and drive actions to significantly address the issues of climate change in their various communities.

2018 Budget: Inherent mischief and financial recklessness

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuff Lasun disclosed, last week, that the National Assembly, would interrupt its annual recess and reconvene, sometime, this week, to consider an expenditure proposal for N242bn for conducting 2019 General Elections.

2019: Female aspirants won’t pay for nomination forms – Ebonyi APC

The All Progressives Congress in Ebonyi says women aspirants in the 2019 general elections will receive the party’s nomination forms free.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Constitutional provisions for defection

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, explained that defection by legislators, which was a common practice in the first republic, had been prohibited by the 1999 Constitution.
President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki

Federal government planning to frame-up, arrest us – Senators Saraki, Ekweremadu

The leadership of the Senate yesterday raised the alarm over alleged plans by the federal government to arrest the principal officers of the Senate and their families by next week.

Senator Misau deplores security siege at National Assembly

A member of the Senate, Sen. Isa Misau, says siege at the National Assembly on Tuesday by Department of State Services (DSS) operatives was a “bad example to other African democracies’’.

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Enyimba Theophilus Afelokhai

Theophilus Afelokhai, Daniel Akpeyi to get game time against Uganda

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that the Daniel Akpeyi and Theophilus Afelokhai are to have their chances either half of the friendly game with The Cranes of Uganda today while Ikechukwu Ezenwa will have no part.
Muhammadu Badaru Jigawa

Jigawa government to distribute 47,544 goats to women

Gov. Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa, on Monday said the state government would distribute 47,544 goats to 15,848 women in June, 2019, under its Goat Breeding Microfinance Scheme.
1 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

NAF destroys Boko Haram staging area in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) staging area and the terrorists vehicle workshop on the outskirts of Tumbun Rego in Northern Borno.
Kola Ologbondiyan

2019: APC afraid of presidential debate – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has said the All Progressives Congress is afraid of participating in a presidential debate because it has nothing to show for the years it has been in the saddle.

NCC decries telecoms operators’ non-compliance to AOL

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has decried the non-compliance of telecommunications operators to the payment of the Annual Operating Levy (AOL).