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Osun, Supreme Court and the Violent Senator

The Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered the final judgment on Friday, July 5, in the matter of the September 22 Gubernatorial election, and the September 27 re-run in Osun State.

Nigerian sports academy to train 50 athletes in USA

Abiola said that the Multicultural Youth-in-Action in partnership with Craig Sports Academy would be hosting a training camp and an international competition in the greater Atlanta, Georgia USA, and Oxford, Alabama USA areas.
A general view shows the Hotel Eden, which belongs to luxury hotel operator Dorchester Collection, owned by the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), on April 1, 2019 in Rome. – US actor George Clooney, and a growing list of politicians and celebrities including singer Elton John, has called for a boycott of nine Brunei-owned hotels over the sultanate’s new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery. The nine hotels mentioned by Clooney are located in Britain, France, Italy and the United States, including Rome’s Hotel Eden. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Protesters target London’s Dorchester Hotel over Brunei anti-gay laws

Dozens of anti-discrimination demonstrators massed on Saturday outside the Brunei-owned luxury Dorchester Hotel in London over the southeast Asian country’s adoption of harsh new sharia laws, including death for gay sex.
Aliyu Modibbo

Former FCT minister joins Oxford University Academic faculty

A former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Aliyu Modibbo, has joined St Antony College, University of Oxford, as a senior academic visitor.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Yinka Odumakin: I helped Governor el-Rufai submit Amina Zakari’s CV to Presidency

Afenifere spokesman and activist, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, says contrary to reports, it was Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State and not President Muhammadu Buhari that recommended Amina Zakari as a nominee for an appointment at the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May shelters from the rain under an umbrella after attending a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency, west of London on December 9, 2018. – Theresa May wants to go down in history as the prime minister who safely steered Britain out of Europe — a cause she did not believe in when the Brexit referendum was held. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

UK’s Theresa May ignores doubts on historic Brexit mission

Theresa May wants to go down in history as the prime minister who safely steered Britain out of Europe — a cause she did not believe in when the Brexit referendum was held
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. AFP PHOTO - POOL - DAN HIMBRECHTS

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi calls for peace in speech which avoids Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing international criticism over her country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, called Saturday for "a culture of peace" to end conflict between communities.
Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama: We had our daughters through IVF

The former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, has revealed that she and her husband, ex-President Barack Obama, had their two children — Malia and Sasha — through the in-vitro fertilisation.

Manchester City’s Phil Foden called up to England Under-21 squad

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has been called up to the England Under-21 squad for the first time.
Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy says he no longer uses his phone at the club's training ground - so he can listen to manager Pep Guardiola instead.

Pep Guardiola fires warning shot at Benjamin Mendy

Pep Guardiola has warned Benjamin Mendy after the France defender turned up late for treatment on the foot injury that is currently keeping him out of the Manchester City team.

Ibrahim Gambari, Nasir El-Rufai appointed to Oxford University’s Africa Board

The oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford University, has appointed Nigeria’s former External Affairs Minister, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, to the International Advisory Board of its African Studies Centre.
Kepa Arrizabalaga

All Premier League completed transfer deals

The Premier League summer transfer window was shut on Thursday with the familiar craze of the deadline day. Several teams bolstered their side while some didn't bother getting new faces in.
Pa Tunji Gomez

Nigeria’s oldest practicing lawyer Tunji Gomez passes on

Announcing his death, on Wednesday, the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom wrote, “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Pa Tunji Gomez.

Angola court acquits journalists of insulting the state

Two Angolan journalists were acquitted by a judge on Friday over an article of accusing a former attorney general of corruption, in a verdict welcomed by press freedom activists.

Donald Trump to meet Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth during UK visit

US President Donald Trump will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II on a long-delayed trip to Britain next week that will also take him to Winston Churchill’s birthplace and Scotland, officials said on Friday.
England Russia Euro 2016 fans hooligans

Study: Social bonding key cause of football violence

As World Cup fever sets in, a new study shows that social bonding and a desire to protect and defend other fans may be one of the main motivations not only for football hooliganism.

US-based woman joins Nigeria’s presidential race

A U.S.-based woman, Princess Oyenike Oyedele Roberts, has declared for the presidency of Nigeria on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential election.

Angola seeks conviction of top journalist for corruption story

An Angolan prosecutor on Friday sought the conviction of outspoken rights activist and journalist Rafael Marques for accusing a former attorney general of corruption in a real estate deal.

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Broadband: NCC to ensure availability of spectrum infrastructure

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is working on ensuring the availability of spectrum to boost broadband deployment and penetration in the country.
Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Dr. Glory Edet, said the stipend will be N10,000 for each person

Monthly stipend for 41,000 households in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom state government says it will be giving monthly financial support to 41,000 households in the state.
Helen Oritsejafor

Helen Oritsejafor: Nigeria will find peace through dialogue

A cleric, Pastor Helen Oritsejafor, has called for a national dialogue to resolve challenges threatening the peace and unity of Nigeria, saying like a marriage the country would find peace through dialogue.
Jurgen Klopp opted to take the positives out of Liverpool's first pre-season match in the United States after the Reds fell to a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Indiana.

Jurgen Klopp positive despite Borussia Dortmund defeat

Jurgen Klopp opted to take the positives out of Liverpool's first pre-season match in the United States after the Reds fell to a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Indiana.

NYSC donates relief materials to Katsina IDPs

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have donated relief materials including food items, medicine and clothing to internally displaced persons, who were victims of banditry attacks in Katsina.