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Kemi Badenoch

Boris Johnson appoints Nigerian as minister

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed a Nigerian Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch as Children and Families Minister as part of his government reshuffle.
Charles Njagua Kanyi

Kenyan MP threaten foreigners, arrested

A Kenyan MP has been arrested after saying he would beat up foreign traders if they did not leave the country.
Bobi Wine

Ugandan pop star opposition MP arrested again

Ugandan police arrested pop star turned MP Bobi Wine on Monday, barely two days after lifting the house arrest of one of the potential challengers to veteran President Yoweri Museveni, one of his lawyers and a police spokesman said.

Insecurity: Ex-CP Aduba advocates e-policing strategy

A former Commissioner of Police, Chief Ikechukwu Aduba, has called for a more sophisticated way of policing to curb the rising wave of crime and violence in the country.
Tanzania Chadema Freeman Mbowe

Tanzanian opposition chief released from detention

The head of Tanzania's main opposition party was freed on bail Thursday after more than three months in detention on allegations that he took part in an illegal protest.

Tanzania court dismisses government request to arrest opposition chief Tundu Lissu

A Tanzanian court has dismissed a government request to arrest Tundu Lissu, one of the country’s fiercest critic of President John Magufuli.
Joan Ryan

Eighth lawmaker jumps ship in crisis for UK Labour party

An eighth Labour MP quit the party on Wednesday in protest against leader Jeremy Corbyn, joining a mounting rebellion sparked by rows over anti-Semitism and Brexit.
Undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas prays with others for his slain colleague Ahmed Hussein-Suale, an investigative journalist who was killed by gunmen on Wednesday, at Madina Central Mosque in Accra, Ghana January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

Ghana parliament summons lawmaker over journalist’s death

Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday summoned an MP before its ethics body over the shooting death two weeks ago of an investigative journalist who helped to expose African football graft in an explosive documentary last June.
Alain Lobognon

Ivorian MP Alain Lobognan jailed for ‘fake news’ tweet

An Ivorian MP and ex-sports minister has been sentenced to one year in jail and fined $520 (£400) for spreading fake news that incited violence.
Leyla Guven

Court orders release of hunger striking Turkish lawmaker

A Turkish court on Friday ordered the supervised release of a detained lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) who is seriously ill as a result of her 11-week hunger strike.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) stands by a traditional Epiphany cake during a ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris, on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON - POOL - AFP)

Scepticism in France as President Macron launches ‘great national debate’

French President Emmanuel Macron faced a battle Monday to convince the sceptical French of his latest move to quell “yellow vest” anger as he kickstarted a two-month national debate on his policies.
Greg Clark

UK minister breaks ranks with no-deal Brexit warning

Britain’s business minister on Thursday warned that the prospect of crashing out of the European Union without an agreement would be “disastrous” for the country, as fractious MPs prepare to vote on a contentious Brexit deal.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

South Africa’s ANC does not rule out graft-tainted Jacob Zuma as MP

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) refused Sunday to rule out corruption-plagued ex-President Jacob Zuma as a candidate in parliamentary elections.

Lawmaker loses $753,456, car, land in money-doubling scam

An unidentified Kenyan lawmaker has been revealed as one of the victims of a money-doubling scam, that was busted by police on Monday.
Bobi Wine

Uganda’s Bobi Wine ‘taken away’ by security officers

Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi was taken away by security officers upon arrival at the country’s international airport Thursday, his wife Barbie told AFP.
Vincent Mashinji

Tanzania opposition members released on bail

At least 20 members of Tanzania's main opposition party, including an MP, were released on bail on Monday after being arrested over the weekend, police said.

Suspect: I went into robbery for money to start my church

A 41-year-old suspect, identified as Fidelis Nelson (aka MP), and leader of dare-devil robbery gang operating within Lagos and Ogun states, has revealed that he went into robbery to raise money to build his church.

Finns set to re-elect Niinisto to ease Russia concerns

Finland's pragmatic president Sauli Niinisto, whose skills at staving off tensions with the Nordic nation's powerful neighbour Russia have earned him popularity among voters, was poised to win another six-year term following voting Sunday.

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NSE indices record 0.21 percent loss

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market indices shed 0.21 per cent due to loses in some blue chips.
The team’s General Manager, Musa Adamu revealed that the team had to wait for the NBBF President, Musa Kida to return from Senegal where he went to cheer the D’Tigress to their fourth African title.

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers departs for China on loan

The Men’s senior National Basketball Team will tonight leave for China for the final phase of their 2019 FIBA World Cup preparations.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

Pass all requests for meetings with me through Abba Kyari – President Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
Tukur Buratai

COAS: Nigerian Army ready to enhance local capacity in logistics provision

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has expressed the readiness of Nigerian Army to enhance local capacity in providing logistics for its operations.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Court refuses to release Omoyele Sowore

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declined to order the release of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, #RevolutionNow protest.