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Human Rights Watch, Britain, United Sstate criticise election of DR Congo to UNHRC

Human Rights Watch, Britain and the United States criticised the election of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for a three-year term.

Nigeria has emerged stronger in face of violent extremism – Yem Musa

Coordinator, Counter-Terrorism Centre, Office of the National Security Adviser, Commodore Yem Musa, said Nigeria has emerged stronger in the face of violent extremism that ravaged the Northeast part of the country for several years.

United Nations elects Nigeria, 14 others to Human Rights Council

The other newly elected countries to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council are Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine.

DR Congo wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition

The Democratic Republic of Congo was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group.

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz calls for new strategy to spur Africa’s growth

A Nobel Laureate, Joseph Stiglitz,on Monday advised African countries to adopt coordinated strategy encompassing agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and service sectors to attain same success delivered by the old manufacturing export-led strategy.

Ai Weiwei on art, exile and refugee film ‘Human Flow’

In the most tender moments of "Human Flow," Ai Weiwei's epic documentary on the worldwide migrant crisis, he is seen hugging, cooking with and cutting the hair of refugees.

British actress Lysette Anthony becomes fifth woman to accuse Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of...

British actress Lysette Anthony has told police that Harvey Weinstein raped her, the Sunday Times reported, becoming the fifth woman to level such accusations against the disgraced Hollywood mogul.

Why Diezani Alison-Madueke desperately wanted to face trial in Nigeria

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are vowing to resist any attempt by the embattled ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke to scuttle her impeding trial in the United Kingdom (UK).

Nigeria seeks re-election into UN Rights Council

Nigeria has launched a re-election campaign into the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva for the 2018 to 2020 term.

Germany’s Sigmar Gabriel cautions United States over Iran’s nuclear deal

If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or re-imposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons, Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, said on Saturday.

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein being condemned by vigilantes – Oliver Stone

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone on Friday said disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was being “condemned by a vigilante system” as people rush to pass judgement on allegations he sexually abused and raped multiple women.

Donald Trump nails Obamacare with decision to cut off billions in subsidies

U.S. President Donald Trump moved to undermine Obamacare dramatically late on Thursday by cutting off subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients, sparking threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets.

Nigeria deeply committed to rule of law – Richard Adedoja

Nigeria has assured the international community that it is deeply committed to the concept of rule of law as enshrined in the Constitution of the country.

Nigeria commits to poverty reduction

Nigeria has introduced measures to shore-up employment in order to eradicate poverty and transform the nation’s economy.

French actress Florence Darel says she was harassed by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

The French actress Florence Darel became the latest star Thursday to reveal that she was harassed by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

New rape claims against UN peacekeepers in Central Africa

Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic are accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl, the United Nations said Wednesday, the latest in a spate of rape claims that have hit the UN mission.

Hong Kong Open: Venus Williams eclipsed by Japan’s rising star Naomi Osaka

Venus Williams suffered a shock exit in the second round of the WTA Hong Kong Open on Wednesday, comprehensively beaten 7-5, 6-2 by teenager Naomi Osaka.

Georgina Chapman dumps hubby Harvey Weinstein over sexual harassment allegations

Georgina Chapman, the wife of film producer Harvey Weinstein is quitting their union following allegations of sexual harassment against him from a string of actresses.

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The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Mauricio Pochettino has calmed fears that Tottenham ace Dele Alli will not be fit enough for the Champions League final, after the midfielder was subbed at half-time during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.
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Enyimba pay tribute to late Kano Pillars coach

Baleria passed on Tuesday and has since been buried in Kano. The club chairman, Surajo Shuaibu, declared a three-day mourning after a contingent from the club paid a condolence visit to the grieving family.