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Umno lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun is pictured leaving the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex February 21

Former Malaysian premier’s lawyer charged with money laundering

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s lawyer on Thursday was charged with money laundering, in a widening sweep against those suspected of being involved in crimes linked to the scandal-plagued 1MDB state fund.
Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa

Tanzania to spend $4.3 million on oil palm farming

Tanzania has set aside 4.3 million dollars to boost cultivation of oil palm as part of its strategy to end importation of edible oils, Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa, said on Monday.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on November 19, 2018, shows Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attending a speech given by his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz while addressing the Shura council, a top advisory body, in the capital Riyadh. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Saudi crown prince to visit Indonesia next week

Indonesia will host Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for a state visit next week, Jakarta said Thursday, part of an Asian tour that includes stops in Pakistan, India and Malaysia.

Court postpones trial of ex-Malaysian premier’s corruption charges

A Malaysian Court on Monday postponed the first trials of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is facing multiples charges of corruptions involving State development fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Omoyele Sowore

Elections: Nigeria’s problem has been analogue leaders – Omoyele Sowore

The presidential candidate of African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has called on Nigerians to vote out analogue leaders without the capacity to process data.
Enoch Adeboye

Official: How RCCG will mark Pastor Adeboye’s 77th birthday

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) plans 77 hours of praise to celebrate the 77th birthday of its General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, according to its National Music Director, Pastor Kunle Ajayi.
BP

London stocks jump on weak pound, strong BP profits

London’s stock market rallied Tuesday to a new two-month peak, supercharged by a Brexit-hit pound and energy giant BP’s surging annual profits, dealers said.
Bi-Courtney Nigeria Limited, Wale Babalakin

Wale Babalakin: Quality education requires over N2.5 trillion annually

The Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has said Nigeria needs over N2.5 trillion annually to provide quality education at all levels.
President Buhari gets heroic welcome at APC Campaign rally in Kano State on 31st Jan 2019-7

President Buhari: I have fulfilled my 2015 campaign promises

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has delivered on the 3 campaign promises he made to the people of Gombe State during the 2015 general election.
Uzbekistan Visa

Uzbekistan gives visa-free entry to visitors from 45 countries

Uzbekistan on Friday granted visa-free entry to citizens of 45 countries to boost tourism, which the government views as vital for economic growth.
Kim Bok-dong, who died on Monday at a hospital in the South Korean capital of Seoul, was a fixture at weekly protests outside the Japanese embassy calling for a sincere apology and compensation [Kim Hong-Ji-Reuters]

South Korean ‘comfort women’ activist passes on in Seoul

At 93, Kim Bok-dong died as she had lived for many years: at the heart of the controversy over Japan's use of forced labour in its wartime brothels.

Malaysia unveils five-year plan to fight corruption

Malaysia has unveiled an ambitious five-year plan to clamp down on corruption in government, months after a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal brought down the previous administration.

Saudi Aramco to invest $1.6bn in South Korean refinery

State-owned Saudi Aramco plans to invest up to $1.6 billion for a nearly 20 per cent stake in South Korean refiner Hyundai Oilbank, expanding its foothold in one of its biggest Asian buyers of crude oil.
International Paralympic Committee IPC

Malaysia stripped of 2019 world para swimming championships

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Sunday stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 world para swimming championships after the country banned Israeli athletes from participating.
Azmin Ali

Malaysia scraps multi-billion dollar China-backed project

A multi-billion dollar China-backed rail project in Malaysia has been scrapped, government officials said Saturday, adding that the cost of building it was too high.
Manny Pacquiao, right, and Adrien Broner are fighting for the WBA regular welterweight title. Joe Camporeale-USA Today Sports

Manny Pacquiao beats down Adrien Broner in 12-round US fight

Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 knockouts) was declared the winner by unanimous decision Saturday at a sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena in the main event of a Showtime Pay-Per-View. Two judges scored it 116-112; the other tally was 117-111. The Ring scored it 118-109.

NAPTIP to rescue 20,000 Nigerian girls trafficked to Mali

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it is making efforts to rescue about 20,000 Nigerian girls trapped in different parts of Mali.
Saifuddin Abdullah said the cabinet has decided that no Israeli delegates can enter Malaysia for sporting or other events [Yam G-Jun-The Associated Press]

Malaysia to not host any more events involving Israel

Malaysia's foreign minister has announced that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel.

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MUNICH, GERMANY – OCTOBER 06: Team coach Niko Kovac of FC Bayern Muenchen reacts during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Moenchengladbach at Allianz Arena on October 6, 2018 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern)

Niko Kovac wants repeat of Bayern Munich’s defensive efforts at Anfield

Niko Kovac wants Bayern Munich to repeat their defensive performance from the Liverpool game when they return to Bundesliga action against Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Victor Ezeji

Victor Ezeji: A Nigerian club will soon win CAF title

A Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club will soon win a continental trophy.

Minister: Federal government to complete N5.5 billion road project in Osun

The Federal Government on Thursday said that it would complete the N5.5 billion Ila-Oragun-Ekanmeje road project, Osun, before the end of the year.

Former Enugu SSG Martin Ilo passes on

Mr Martin Ilo, one-time Secretary to the Enugu State Government under former Gov. Sullivan Chime’s administration, has passed on at the age of 50, NAN reports.
President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting at the APC Headquarters in Abuja on 18th Feb 2019-4

Election: Twelve presidential candidates back President Buhari

Twelve presidential candidates in Saturday’s election on Thursday expressed their support for President Muhammadu Buhari.