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[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

Boris Johnson domestic ‘row’ rocks UK leadership race

Britain’s leadership contest was rocked on Saturday by reports that police were called to a late-night “row” between frontrunner Boris Johnson and his partner, just hours before campaigning opens to win over grassroots Conservatives.

Customs confiscate smuggled goods valued N226 million

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘B’ of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Kaduna on Tuesday, said it made 106 seizures in two months.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara: We’ve not sacked any worker

Kwara Government said it had not sacked any worker in its employment as being rumoured.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara government spends N2.2 billion on workers’ May salary

Civil Servants in Kwara State have started receiving their May salaries, following the directives of the state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
Bello Matawalle | Bello Matawallen-Maradun

Governor Matawallen-Maradun: Zamfara workers receives May salary in spite of financial snags

Gov. Bello Matawallen-Maradun has said that he paid Zamfara civil servants May salary despite the financial difficulties he inherited.
Top Nigerian Professional Football League teams on Monday were handed easy draws at the 2019 Aiteo Cup Round of 64 games.

NNL matches on hold as Aiteo Cup takes centre stage

Organisers of the Nigeria National League (NNL), the second tier of Nigeria’s football league, have placed the 2018/2019 season on hold.
Benedict Ayade

Cross River workers protest Governor Ayade’s early payment of salaries on May 1

Workers in Cross River State have protested the payment of May salaries on the first day of the month by Governor Ben Ayade, as part of the Workers’ Day celebrations.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 1

President Buhari to dissolve cabinet on May 22

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will hold its valedictory session on May 22.

Labour commends President Buhari for signing minimum wage bill

The Organised Labour has commend President Muhammad Buhari for assenting to the National Minimum Wage Amendment Act approving N30,000 for the least paid worker in the country.
A 17-year-old former pupil of Nigerian Airforce Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos, Peter Arotiba, has emerged the best overall candidate in the May-June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in West Africa.

17-year-old emerges WAEC’s best candidate with 8 A1s

A 17-year-old former pupil of Nigerian Airforce Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos, Peter Arotiba, has emerged the best overall candidate in the May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in West Africa.
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Seyi Olufade-Olowookere: APC may lose governorship election in Ogun

Alliance Democracy (AD) candidate Seyi Olufade-Olowookere discloses why ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may not win 2019 governorship election in Ogun State

Osun guber: Court orders WAEC to produce Senator Adeleke’s results in five days

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Bwari, Abuja, has ordered the West African Examination Council to produce the results recorded by the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, in the May/June 1981 examinations conducted by the council.
FILE PHOTO - Turkish Lira banknotes are seen in this October 10, 2017 picture illustration. REUTERS-Murad Sezer-File Photo

Rate decision a test for Turkey’s central bank

The Turkish central bank decides Tuesday whether to hike interest rates to push down inflation and support the flagging lira in a crucial test of its credibility one month after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's election win spooked investors.
The French president is flanked by his security aide Alexandre Benalla, who joined Macron’s staff in May 2017. Eric Feferberg-AP

President Macron’s aide suspended for two weeks for hitting street protester

An aide to President Emmanuel Macron was put on two weeks compulsory leave after he was seen hitting a street protester in demonstrations in Paris in May, the French president’s spokesman said on Thursday, a decision deemed too soft by opposition leaders.
Christine Lagarde

US ‘especially vulnerable’ in trade war – IMF chief

The US economy is “especially vulnerable” to damage from the burgeoning global trade war, which could shave hundreds of billions of dollars off global GDP, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday.
Registrar:Chief Executive of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Professor Ifeoma Mercy Isuigo-Abanihe

Board indicts, suspends NABTEB registrar, four directors over ‘contract scam’

A special investigative panel constituted to probe activities of the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Professor Ifeoma Isuigo-Abanihe, has uncovered irregularities in contract awards and abuse of office by the embattled Registrar.

North Korea peps-up peace, closes nuclear site in May

North Korea rapprochement is moving with speed as country promised to shut its atomic test site in May and invited US weapons experts to the country.

I’ve never had erection in my life – rape suspect

A 32-year-old engineer, Bayonne Lekan, was on Friday brought before Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly raping a minor at a construction site.

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On Saturday, hall of fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned from the track after a fourth horse from his stable died.

Trainer banned after horse deaths at racetrack

Around 25 trainers have lost horses at Santa Anita this season, which some are attributing to heavy rainfall on the dirt track and excessive use of medications.
Rescue workers in a Cambodia beach town have picked through the rubble of a collapsed Chinese-owned building in a desperate search for survivors after the construction site accident killed at least 17 people.

Cambodia building collapse: Rescue efforts continue as toll rises

Rescue workers in a Cambodia beach town have picked through the rubble of a collapsed Chinese-owned building in a desperate search for survivors after the construction site accident killed at least 17 people.
Nigeria’s players celebrate their victory during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Nigeria and Burundi at Alexandria Stadium on June 22, 2019. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE - AFP)

Mutiu Adepoju: Eagles need faster transition in subsequent Afcon games

Mutiu Adepoju, an ex-international, has commended the Super Eagles for their win over Burundi on Saturday, charging them however to employ faster and more coordinated transition in their subsequent games.
Secular opposition Republican People’s Party ‘CHP’ candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu addresses supporters during a re-run election rally in Istanbul on June 22, 2019. – Voters in Istanbul will take part in a re-run of the mayoral election on June 23, after a vote in March was annulled over alleged irregularities. Local elections around Turkey on March 31 showed the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remained the most popular overall, but it suffered a shock defeat in Istanbul, as well as losing the capital Ankara. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)

Ekrem Imamoglu: Turkey’s rising political star

A softly-spoken football fan and former district mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, seems to have come from nowhere to become a figurehead of the long-suffering Turkish opposition.
Mark Esper

Donald Trump nominates Mark Esper as Pentagon chief

US President Donald Trump has nominated Mark Esper to be the Secretary of Defense, the White House has said.