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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces a failed coup as he addresses the public on television, June 23, 2019. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country’s military, he said.

Ethiopia says army to take over security in troubled south

Ethiopia announced on Monday that soldiers and federal police will take over security in a restive southern region following days of violence that has left at least 18 people dead.
New York power outage has affected traffic lights, the subway, businesses and Broadway shows. Brendan McDermid-Reuters

Looters, arsonists on rampage as power outage hits New York

A major power outage on Saturday evening hit parts of New York, the commercial capital of the United States.

Governor Obiano arrives in US for MoU signing, investment drive

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra on Sunday evening arrived in the United States on a business visit to the City of Orange in New Jersey.
UK’s Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer arrives at the informal meeting of the Eurogroup gathering EU Finance ministers on April 5, 2019 at the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest. – The two-day meeting takes place in the context of the Romaniaís mandate at the Presidency of the EU Council. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP)

UK finance minister to resign over Theresa May’s spending

British finance minister Philip Hammond is “prepared to resign” over Prime Minister Theresa May’s legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the Press Association.
Donald Trump

London, New York mayors reject Donald Trump’s ‘childish insults’

The mayors of London and New York on Monday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump, joining a Twitter spat after he opened a visit to Britain by calling them “dumb and incompetent.”
President Donald Trump arrived in the United Kingdom on Monday for an official three-day state visit. The highlight of the trip will be a state banquet with members of the royal family at Buckingham Palace on Monday night.

UK state visit: Donald Trump meets queen after insulting London mayor

US President Donald Trump met Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Monday after kicking off his UK state visit by branding the London mayor a “loser” and weighing in on the Brexit debate.
Victoria Obaze

Another Nigerian becomes mayor in UK

Victoria Obaze, a Nigerian from Imo State, made history on Wednesday after she was sworn into office as the first black female Civic Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom.
The Gregory University Uturu, Okigwe, Abia, says the institution has awarded scholarship to two young lads who got the highest scores in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Gregory University awards scholarship to two highest scorers in 2019 UTME

The Gregory University Uturu, Okigwe, Abia, says the institution has awarded scholarship to two young lads who got the highest scores in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Residents of a tiny Spanish village have been left mystified by an anonymous donor who leaves envelopes of cash in postboxes or under people’s doors.

Anonymous donor leaves envelopes of cash on doorsteps of Spanish villagers

Residents of a tiny Spanish village have been left mystified by an anonymous donor who leaves envelopes of cash in postboxes or under people’s doors.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 7, 2018 a health worker waits to handle a new unconfirmed Ebola patient at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola treatment centre (ETC) in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo. – Photographers for Agence France-Presse scooped up four nominations on February 20, 2019 in the prestigious 2019 World Press Photo of the Year Award, with the winners to be announced at a gala event in April. Kinshasa-based shooter John Wessels bagged two nominations in the General News – Singles category for including a picture taken of a Congolese health worker waiting for a suspected Ebola patient. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP)

Ebola medical centre attacked in DRC for second time in week

The mayor of a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo and medical aid group Doctors Without Borders say intruders wreaked havoc at an Ebola treatment centre in the eastern city of Butembo, the second Ebola clinic in the region attacked in a week.

Dozens feared dead in Niger boat accident

Forty-three people, most of them from Benin, are missing after an overloaded boat sank in the Niger River, a local official said Thursday.
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, pauses for reporters as he and other senior bipartisan House and Senate negotiators try to strike a border security compromise in hope of avoiding another government shutdown, at the Capitol in in Washington, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US lawmakers announce tentative deal on wall, shutdown

US lawmakers announced late Monday an agreement in principle to avoid another government shutdown, with nearly $1.4 billion in money for construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, as President Donald Trump pushed his politically explosive crusade at a rally in the frontier city of El Paso.

Paris sues Airbnb for $14 million over illegal advertisements

The City of Paris is suing Airbnb for publishing 1,000 illegal rentals adverts, which could cost the American rental website more than 12.5 million euros ($14 million), the mayor of Paris told a newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.

Andy Burnham: Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany is a giant of a man

Vincent Kompany will be remembered by fans throughout football for the way he conducts himself on and off the pitch, according to the Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham.
Tlaxiaco Mayor Alejandro Aparicio Santiago

Gunmen kill mayor on first day in office

A local mayor in Mexico, Alejandro Aparicio Santiago, has been gunned down on his first day of office on New Year’s Day.

Police arrest suspected killers of contractor in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State, says it has arrested six suspected gunmen that killed a popular road contractor, “Johnbull’’, in the outskirt of c metropolis.
Four people were wounded and two killed in a shooting at a Tallahassee yoga studio. Photograph- Steve Cannon-AP

Two die, several injured in US yoga studio shooting

A gunman killed two people and injured several others at a yoga studio in Florida’s state capital Tallahassee on Friday before apparently taking his own life, the local police chief said.

Donald Trump, wife Melania to visit storm-ravaged Florida Panhandle

Unites States President, Donald Trump, and First Lady, Melania, will visit Florida’s storm-ravaged Panhandle on Monday, the White House announced.

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Police nab two for kidnapping, killing eight-year old girl

Two suspects have been arrested by operatives of the Kano State Police Command for kidnapping and killing an eight-year-old girl, Aisha Umar.

Timi Frank asks Senate to reject 70% of President Buhari’s ministerial nominees

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has described the ministerial list sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate as a big disappointment to Nigeria and its citizens.
Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr: NFF must arrange refresher courses for Nigeria coaches

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has insisted that the only way he could embark on the refresher course with Bayern Munich is if the Nigeria Football Federation outlines the refresher programmes for local coaches.

Man ‘connives’ with mum, two others to kill UK-based lover

Emmanuel Anikwe, the 27-year-old lover of Alexia Thomas, a 47-year-old United Kingdom-based professor, was yesterday, brought before an Ogba Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ikeja, for allegedly poisoning the professor.
President Buhari at the event

Female politicians fault Buhari’s ministerial list of seven women

The low representation of women in political office in Nigeria is set to continue with the next set of ministers.