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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".

Sri Lanka activists fight ban on women buying booze

Sri Lanka rights activists Tuesday asked the island’s top court to reject a presidential order that restored a decades-old ban on women buying or selling alcohol, calling the move discriminatory.

Sri Lanka reimposes women alcohol ban

Sri Lanka reimposed a decades-old law banning the selling of alcohol to women over the age of 18 on Monday, just two days after it was lifted.

Sri Lanka lifts 39-year ban on women buying, selling alcohol

Sri Lanka has lifted a 39-year ban on women buying alcohol or working in places that sell or manufacture liquor, an official said Sunday.

Sri Lanka lifts ban on alcohol sales to women

The Sri Lankan government has lifted a ban on selling alcohol to women and prohibiting women from working in places where alcohol is manufactured or sold, the Ministry of Mass Media and Finance said Thursday.

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Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.

EFCC opens trial of Ayodele Fayose over alleged N6.9 billion fraud

The prosecution on Monday opened its case before a Federal High Court Lagos in the criminal trial of immediate past Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, charged with N6.9 billion fraud.

1, 714 NYSC members take oath of allegiance in Kwara

The NYSC Coordinator in the state, Mrs Ikupolati Tosin, said during the oath-taking that the NYSC members were made up of 878 females and 837 males.
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Aisha Buhari impostor, two others remanded in prison

An alleged impostor of President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari, Uche Julius (aka Musa Mohammed) who was recently arrested by the police, has been remanded in prison custody as ordered by Justice Babs Kuewumi of the Federal High Court, Lagos.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the order for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing came from the highest levels of the Saudi government but said he does not believe King Salman ordered the hit.

Germany bans Jamal Khashoggi suspects from Europe

Germany has issued entry bans for 18 Saudi citizens suspected of involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh’s Istanbul consulate.
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2019: SDP affirms Godfrey Miri as Plateau governorship candidate

The National Secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has affirmed Godfrey Miri as the party’s governorship candidate in Plateau State.