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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that work on a new site for the embassy is under way [Mick Tsikas-Pool-Getty Images]

Australia political parties hacked by ‘sophisticated state actor’

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said the country's major political parties were hacked earlier this month alongside the federal parliament by a "sophisticated state actor".
Rahaf Alqunun, left, says she's fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia [Thai immigration police via AP]

Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun due to arrive in Canada for asylum

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life, was due to arrive in Canada on Saturday, after being granted asylum in the North American country.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said for the first time that his Liberal government is looking for a way out of a multibillion-dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Reuters

Justin Trudeau: Canada looking for way out of Saudi arms deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said for the first time that his Liberal government is looking for a way out of a multibillion-dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar

2019: Nigerian lesbians, gays declare support for Atiku Abubakar

Ahead of 2019 general elections, the Diverse, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Rights Movement in Nigeria, has declared support for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Associated Press)

Donald Trump accused of inciting violence after bombs are sent to Barack Obama, Hillary...

Critics of Donald Trump accused him of inciting violence after pipe bombs were sent to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN and other figures that are loathed by the president’s supporters.
Scott Morrison

Australia’s Scott Morrison rules out early vote amid by-election woe

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out any chance of an early general election despite his coalition government looking set to lose its majority.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a press conference at the end of the EU Informal Summit of Heads of State or Government at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, on September 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / APA AND AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHE

Theresa May: EU workers moving to UK post-Brexit need visas, skills

“The new skills-based system will make sure low-skilled immigration is brought down, and set the UK on the path to reduce immigration to sustainable levels.”
Stefan Löfven is to step down after he lost a mandatory confidence vote in parliament. Photograph- Jonas Ekstromer-EPA

Sweden’s Stefan Lofven loses no-confidence vote in parliament

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Tuesday lost a no-confidence vote in parliament and will step down after four years in power, local media reported.

Ousted Australian premier resigns from parliament, government loses majority

Australia’s former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday resigned from parliament, a source familiar with the matter said, stripping the government of its one-seat parliamentary majority.

Trump, Obama, Clinton, Bush, Carter, others mourn Sen. McCain

U.S. President Donald Trump and his predecessors, former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter, have paid tributes in memory of Sen. John McCain who died on Saturday.
Scott Morrison

Australia ruling party chooses Scott Morrison as next premier

Treasurer Scott Morrison will be Australia's new prime minister after winning a three-way battle for the leadership of the Liberal party on Friday.

2019 and the politics of campaign finance

Each Governor was reportedly asked by the ruling APC party to bring N250 million ahead of the party’s National Convention. When the public protested, recently, the party disclaimed the news even if it added that it was the responsibility of members to pay outstanding dues.

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Nigerian Army uncovers plan to attack polling centres in four states

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it had uncovered plans by suspected hired thugs to attack polling centres in some unnamed states in the Niger Delta.

INEC accredits CODER to monitor 2019 elections

The Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reform (CODER) has been granted accreditation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to monitor the 2019 Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship and State Assembly elections.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday attended the funeral service of late Pastor Oluwayemisi Adeloye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

VP Osinbajo meets Senator Marafa over Zamfara APC crisis, proffers solutions

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met with Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa (APC, Zamfara) over the lingering crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State.

Court declines ex-NSA Dasuki’s request for intervention of ‘friends of the court’ in trial

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama, Abuja, has refused to grant the prayers of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), seeking the intervention of ‘friends of the Court’ (Amicus Curiae) In his trial.

Abia PDP organising secretary resigns

Mr Moses Ogbonna, the Organising Secretary of of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia, has announced his resignation from his position.