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Australia’s biggest celebration of spring starts in Canberra

A pleasant 21 degrees centigrade with sunshine and no clouds marked the opening of the 2019 Canberra flower festival on Saturday.
Pope Francis arrives to attend a meeting with the Bishops of Madagascar in the Andohalo Cathedral in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on September 7, 2019. (AFP - Mamyrael)

Hundreds of thousands flock to Pope Francis Madagascar mass

Thousands of people were gathering before dawn Sunday in the Madagascar capital Antananarivo, braving a cold windy morning to hear Pope Francis say mass on the second leg of his three-nation African tour.

Onitsha city marathon gets Coca-Cola as official sponsor

Organisers of the maiden edition of the Onitsha City Marathon, OCM, announced that it has secured soft drink giants, Coca-Cola Nigeria, as its first official sponsor.

We’ll not compromise Akwa Ibom’s unity – deputy governor

Akwa Ibom State Government has said that no effort would be spared in ensuring that there is unity and harmony among the ethnic groups in the state.
A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele, says the country is risking its chances of winning the forthcoming African Games following the choice of athletes by the federation to represent the country.

African Games: Organisers formally welcome Team Nigeria

Organisers of the 12th African Games on Sunday, officially welcomed Team Nigeria to “Rabat 2019”, with a flag-raising ceremony at the Games Village located at the International University of Rabat.

Tokyo 2020: Water bacteria cancels paratriathlon test swim

The swimming section of a paratriathlon test event for Tokyo 2020 was cancelled Saturday due to high levels of bacteria in the water, the latest in a series of difficulties over water quality and temperature.

Mike Ozekhome: President Buhari is allergic to criticism

Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has reacted to the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and activist.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria

The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act.
Nigeria Football

NNL Super Four play-offs on hold over logistic issues

Organisers of the annual Super Four Play-offs that determines champions of the second tier domestic league, the Nigeria National League (NNL) have informed newsmen that the event earlier billed for Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba from July 31 to 3 August, 2019, has been put on hold, citing ‘logistic’ reasons.
Multichoice, the producer of popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, has announced that the much-anticipated reality show would kick off on Sunday, June 30.

Outrage over choice of diaspora Nigerians as BBNaija housemates

Some Nigerians have expressed shock over the choice of housemates in the ongoing fourth season of the Big Brother Naija reality show.
Multichoice, organiser of the Big Brother Naija, has revealed the names of ten shortlisted candidates likely to make it to the house for the 2019 edition of the reality TV show. #BBNaija

BBNaija season four winner to smile home with N60 million worth of prizes

Organisers of the Big Brother Nigeria have announced that the winner of the upcoming fourth season will walk away with 60 million Naira worth of prizes.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr expects a tough battle against the Swallows of Burundi in his side’s first Group B match at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt

Super Eagles, others assured tight security amid Mohammed Morsi’s death

Organisers of the Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off on Friday in Egypt have assured all the participating teams including the Super Eagles of maximum security in the wake of the death of former President, Mohammed Morsi.
South African Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya looks on after running the 1.500m senior women final at the ASA Senior Championships at Germiston Athletics stadium, in Germiston on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa on April 26, 2019. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Caster Semenya to run 800 million in Rabat after court victory

Caster Semenya will run her specialist 800m distance at Rabat on Sunday, organisers said, after the South African two-time Olympic champion won the latest round of a bitter court battle over gender rules.

Nollywood producers, distributors advised to shun films that debase societal values

Industry stakeholders have called on producers and distributors in the Nigerian movie industry to eschew films and video works that erode values that define the African people.
Sudanese protesters gather near the military headquarters in Khartoum as they continue to rally demanding a civilian body to lead the transition to democracy one day after a military council took control of the country, on April 12, 2019. – Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations today. (Photo by – / AFP)

Sudan protest leaders demand end of ‘deep state’

Organisers of mass protests in Sudan have told the BBC they want the full dismantling of the "deep state" left behind by ousted leader Omar al-Bashir.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, new chief of Sudan's ruling military council, vowed to uproot the regime of deposed leader Omar al-Bashir [Sudan TV-AFP]

Sudan’s military begins talks with protesters as curfew lifted

Sudan's ruling military council has begun talks with organisers of mass protests demanding a civilian-led transition to democracy after the overthrow of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir.
Organisers behind anti-government demonstrations in Sudan said security forces have killed at least five protesters in the last 24 hours, a claim disputed by the government.

Five killed in protests against Sudan’s president – activists

Organisers behind anti-government demonstrations in Sudan said security forces have killed at least five protesters in the last 24 hours, a claim disputed by the government.
fifa referee

Banned Togo referee denies agreeing to to manipulate match

Banned Togolese referee Kokou Hougnimon Fagla has admitted he was asked to manipulate a friendly match but denies agreeing to do so.

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Prof. Charles Dokubo, Coordinator Presidential Amnesty Programme

Ex-militant leaders urge President Buhari to replace Amnesty chief

Aggrieved ex-militant leaders at the weekend appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the management of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), coordinated by Prof. Charles Dokubo, following alleged incompetence.
Justice John Terhemba Tsoho

FHC: No attempt to subvert Justice Tsoho’s emergence as substantive Chief Judge

The Federal High Court Abuja on Sunday said that there was no plot to undermine its acting Chief Judge (CJ), Justice John Tsoho, from becoming the substantive CJ.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos artisans seek appointment in Governor Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet

The Association of Lagos State Artisans and Technicians (ASLAT) has appealed to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State to include their members in his administration to improve the association’s prospects.
Joe Aribo provided an assist as Rangers hammered St Johnstone 4-0 in Sunday's Scottish top-flight fixture to extend their winning run to three games across all competitions.

Joe Aribo helps Rangers stretch winning streak against St Johnstone

Joe Aribo provided an assist as Rangers hammered St Johnstone 4-0 in Sunday's Scottish top-flight fixture to extend their winning run to three games across all competitions.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Nigeria to earn fresh $6.35 billion in taxes, royalties

The push by the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to increase crude oil production and grow the nation’s revenue profile gained momentum with the closure of $875.75m alternative financing deal for the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) operated OML 65 through the Funding and Technical Services Agreement with CMES-OMS Petroleum Development Company (CPDC).