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Ghali Na-Abba: Balarabe Musa just, selfless leader

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Na-Abba, has described the ex-governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, as a “just and selfless leader.”

Ethiopia parliament dissolves Tigray leadership

Ethiopia's parliament has voted to dissolve the government of the northern Tigray region, amid a dispute which has escalated into armed conflict.
US President Donald Trump and his rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, hit the road on Sunday, two days before the election, matching their ground game with a blitz of social media activity.

US election: Donald Trump, Joe Biden offer stark difference on pandemic in final push

US President Donald Trump and his rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, hit the road on Sunday, two days before the election, matching their ground game with a blitz of social media activity.
No fewer than nine Nigerian Americans are on the ballot in Tuesday’s general elections in the United States.

Nine Nigerians contesting in Tuesday’s U.S. elections

No fewer than nine Nigerian Americans are on the ballot in Tuesday’s general elections in the United States.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank, IMF charged on economic transformation

The Development Committee of the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Annual Meetings 2020 has called on the multilateral organisations to support and accelerate a resilient recovery centered on jobs and economic transformation.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon Jumoke Akindele, has been accused of lobbying to pick the All Progressives Congress Deputy Governor slot under Senator Ajayi Boroffice.

Ondo election: Ex-Speaker Akindele dumps PDP for ZLP

The first female Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Jumoke Akindele, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Tijani Muhammad-Bande successfully served at most trying time – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Nigeria’s Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande was the miracle needed by the General Assembly to deliver on its mandate in the face of COVID-19.
Jude Idimogu

Why Igbo in Lagos should support APC – lawmaker

Mr Jude Idimogu, Member, Lagos House of Assembly, has appealed to Igbo people resident in Lagos to join hands with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to make the state a better place for all.
Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, died in his Ibadan, Oyo State residence early Tuesday after a protracted ailment, family sources told the press.

Former Nigeria attorney-general passes on at 88

Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, died in his Ibadan, Oyo State residence early Tuesday after a protracted ailment, family sources told the press.

APC crisis: Bisi Akande condemns multiple court cases by party members

Chief Adebisi Akande, the Chairman, APC Reconciliation Committee, has called on all party members to resolve their internal conflicts through dialogue, deliberation and ultimately through open and transparent voting procedures.
Voters queue at a polling station in Montevideo during Uruguay’s general election on October 27, 2019. – Voting got underway Sunday in Uruguay’s presidential election (Photo by Eitan ABRAMOVICH - AFP)

Uruguayans vote on security reform in general election

Polls opened in Uruguay Sunday with voters electing a successor to leftist President Tabare Vazquez and deciding on constitutional reforms including the establishment of a military police force.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

Court bids launched to stop British premier from suspending parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament weeks before Britain’s EU departure date faced legal challenges on Thursday following a furious outcry from pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit.
MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY - Uruguayan primary elections look set to pit a former mayor against a senator in the presidential vote in October, according to early exit polls Sunday evening in the South American country.

Ex-mayor, senator leading Uruguay presidential primaries

Uruguayan primary elections look set to pit a former mayor against a senator in the presidential vote in October, according to early exit polls Sunday evening in the South American country.
African National Congress - ANC

South Africa’s ruling ANC in 10 dates

The African National Congress led the struggle that toppled apartheid in 1994 and has ruled South Africa ever since, remaining the most popular party despite a series of scandals.
Opposition parties and civil society groups hold a demonstration in front of the Public Ministry in Tegucigalpa on April 5, 2019, to demand the resignation of Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernandez. – Opposition activists accuse President Hernandez of rigging the disputed vote in which he was re-elected in the last presidential election. (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP)

Thousands protest against Honduras president

Thousands of people marched through the streets of the Honduran capital Friday night demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez and an investigation of him and his family.
Hong Kong pro-independence protesters shout during a demonstration on China's National Day in Hong Kong [Bobby Yip-Reuters]

Hong Kong’s government tightens grip, moves closer to China

Hong Kong's government deployed an elite police unit for political monitoring and surveillance as it tightens the political screws and moves closer to mainland China.

New Zealand to tax tourists to fund infrastructure

New Zealand announced plans Friday to introduce a tourist tax and increase other fees for international visitors to fund infrastructure development in the face of a tourist boom.

Winnie Mandela: Celebration of a life of struggle, sacrifice and service

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, joins millions of lovers of freedom and democracy to mourn the passage of this priceless embodiment of resilience and tenacity typical of the African woman. Though saddened by Winnie’s demise, the Nigerian labour movement has many reasons to celebrate the life of struggle, sacrifice and service to humanity which Mama Winnie epitomized.

Sex scandal rocks Australian govt as deputy premier impregnates aide

Australia’s parliamentary sex scandal opened a rift in the governing coalition on Friday as deputy leader Barnaby Joyce described Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as “inept” for criticising his affair with an aide.

Aussie deputy premier hits back at boss over affair criticism

Australian deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, has hit out at his boss, calling prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s criticism of Joyce’s extra-marital relationship “inept” and “unnecessary.”

Australian premier to ban affairs between ministers, staff

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said ministers will be banned from sexual relationships with staff under a new code of conduct to be enacted in the wake of his deputy admitting to an extramarital affair with a staffer.

South-west not sidelined in our party – PDP tells APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed insinuations that the South-West region was sidelined in the last National Convention of the party.

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FILE PHOTO: Walter Wobmann (5-R), National Councillor and Co-President committee for "Yes to a Mask Ban" (Ja zum Verhuellungsverbot), and members hand over boxes containing more than 100,000 signatures collected that are required to put the proposal of a ban on facial coverings worn by some Muslim women to a national vote, at the Federal Chancellery in Bern, Switzerland September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Moritz Hager/File Photo

Swiss look set to approve ban on facial coverings

A far-right proposal to ban facial coverings in Switzerland was headed toward a narrow victory in a binding referendum on Sunday viewed as a test of attitudes toward Muslims
People gather at Church square ahead of Pope Francis' arrival to visit Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS-Yara Nardi

Pope Francis: Peace more powerful than war

Muslim and Christian residents in the ruined Iraqi city of Mosul told Pope Francis of their lives under brutal Islamic State rule on Sunday as the pontiff blessed their vow to rise up from ashes and told them that “fraternity is more durable than fratricide.”
With a population of 6 million, Borno State has just 200 doctors and seven pharmacists, according to Prof. Isah Marte, Chief of Staff to Prof Babagana Zulum, the state governor.

Official: Only 200 doctors, seven pharmacists are attending to six million Borno residents

With a population of 6 million, Borno State has just 200 doctors and seven pharmacists, according to Prof. Isah Marte, Chief of Staff to Prof Babagana Zulum, the state governor.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC, Centre train journalists on GBVH reporting

As part of campaign to boost awareness on Gender Based Violence and Harassment (GBVH) in the world of work, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Solidarity Centre AFL-CIO has held a media training for journalists.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

South-East to take proper place in Nigeria Police Force soon – PSC official

Chief Onyemuche Nnamani, Commissioner representing South East in the Police Service Commission (PSC) says the region will soon take its proper place in the police force.

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NBA sets up 20 committees on judiciary, human rights, anti-corruption, others

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has set up standing committees on 20 thematic areas including the judiciary, human rights, anti-corruption, among others.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the Endeavour Fund Awards in London, Britain, March 5, 2020. REUTERS-Hannah McKay

Meghan accuses Buckingham Palace of ‘perpetuating falsehoods’

Prince Harry’s wife Meghan has accused Buckingham Palace of “perpetuating falsehoods” about her and her spouse, saying the royal couple would not be silent in telling their story.
FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis wearing a face mask attends an inter-religious prayer service for peace along with other religious representatives in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, a church on top of Rome's Capitoline Hill, in Rome, Italy, Oct. 20, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo

Pope Francis condemns kidnapping of Zamfara schoolgirls

Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has condemned the abduction of 317 schoolgirls in Zamfara by terrorists, in what is the latest in a wave of kidnappings targeting school children in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Governor Wike: I can walk around Rivers state without security because I have performed...

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says despite attempts by agents of the Federal Government to cripple his administration from the onset, he has not disappointed Rivers’ people and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governance of the State.
FILE PHOTO - A woman walks with her dog at the Volkspark Friedrichshain, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Berlin, Germany March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Annegret Hilse

Germany to ease coronavirus curbs, ramp up vaccinations

German authorities are expected on Wednesday to announce a gradual easing of coronavirus curbs, seeking a balance between the needs of public health and the economy as the