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Reports earlier this year said Ankhi Das had refused to take down anti-Muslim posts on the social media platform, tirggering a political storm.

Facebook’s India policy chief quits after hate speech allegations

Facebook’s top India public policy executive, who was at the centre of a controversy over her alleged failure to address hate speech on the platform, has quit, the social media giant said on Tuesday.
Athens, Greece – Two aid organisations have asked the European Commission to launch infringement proceedings against Greece for violations of Europe’s asylum law.

Rights groups blast Greece for asylum violations

Two aid organisations have asked the European Commission to launch infringement proceedings against Greece for violations of Europe’s asylum law.

UN-backed Libyan premier to hand over power by end of October

Fayez al-Serraj, the prime minister of Libya’s internationally recognised government, said on Wednesday he intended to hand over power by the end of October.

Presidential elections in Ghana, others top agenda at ECOWAS meeting

The 44th Ordinary Meeting of the Mediation and Security Council of the Economic Community of West African States has called attention to the ongoing insurgency in Nigeria, Gambia and Guinea Bissau as well as the political crisis in Mali.
Tanzania's main opposition party, Chadema, has nominated national vice chairman Tundu Lissu as its presidential candidate for the October 28 General Election, pending approval by the national delegates conference slated for Tuesday.

Tanzania’s opposition picks Tundu Lissu to battle President Magufuli in 2020 polls

Tanzania's main opposition party, Chadema, has nominated national vice chairman Tundu Lissu as its presidential candidate for the October 28 General Election, pending approval by the national delegates conference slated for Tuesday.
Chairman, House Committee on Finance, Hon. Abiodun Faleke raised the alarm during an investigative hearing into the under-remittances by some government agencies, held in Abuja.

NSITF Probe: Middle Belt group berates Rep Faleke

The Middle Belt Emancipation Movement, MEM, has described as biased and sentimental statement credited to the former Commissioner for Information in Kogi State, Tom Ohikere, on the disagreement between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, and the member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, James Faleke.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps raises alarm over 80, 000 stranded Nigerians abroad

The Chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolu Akande-Sadipe K, on Thursday said about eighty thousand Nigerians are currently held as sex slaves and in forced labour across the world, in countries like Lebanon, Mali and across the Middle East.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin - AFP PHOTO - Sputnik - Alexey NIKOLSKY

Kremlin hails ‘triumph’ in vote that may extend Vladimir Putin’s rule till 2036

The Kremlin on Thursday hailed as a “triumph” overwhelming backing in a national vote on constitutional reforms to extend President Vladimir Putin’s rule.

Somali leader calls for crucial meeting to discuss elections, security

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Thursday called for a crucial security meeting between the federal government and leaders from the federal member states to be held in July to discuss key issues ahead of the elections.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has proposed an upward adjustment on presidential, parliamentary, mayor and councillorship nomination fees.

Surge in nomination fees for Zambia’s 2021 general elections receive mixed reactions

The decision by Zambia‘s electoral body to increase nomination fees for next year’s general elections has received mixed reactions from stakeholders.

Group advocates stakeholders participation in budgeting on agriculture in Kwara

Mr Abdulrahman Ayuba, Coordinator, Public Financing of Agriculture (PFA) Project, funded by ActionAid Nigeria, has advocated public participation in budgeting for agriculture in Kwara.

Ivory Coast’s Guillaume Soro faces war crimes lawsuit in France

Ivory Coast's former prime minister Guillaume Soro, a rebel leader before he entered politics, is facing a lawsuit in France for war crimes, torture and murder, lawyers told AFP.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed smiles during an African Union (AU) summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia’s Tigray region eyes election in challenge to national unity

Ethiopia’s Tigray region plans to hold elections, its main party said, setting it on a collision course with the federal government and testing the country’s fragile unity.
Conor Burns quit as junior international trade minister after a House of Commons standards committee recommended he be suspended from the lower parliamentary chamber for seven days.

British minister quits over loan intimidation

An ally of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned his ministerial post Monday after an inquiry found he used his position to try to intimidate someone involved in a family dispute.
A prison riot has left at least 47 dead and 75 wounded in western Venezuela, a country where NGOs and inmates’ families regularly denounce unsanitary conditions, violence and overcrowding behind bars.

Venezuela prison riot leaves 47 dead, 75 wounded

A prison riot has left at least 47 dead and 75 wounded in western Venezuela, a country where NGOs and inmates’ families regularly denounce unsanitary conditions, violence and overcrowding behind bars.
UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday slammed Iran for reportedly executing two juvenile offenders in four days and urged Tehran to call an immediate halt to such killings.

UN: Pandemic could create ‘human rights disaster’

The UN rights chief warned Monday that countries flouting the rule of law in the name of fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic risk sparking a “human rights disaster”.

Burundi vote campaign begins in shadow of violence, coronavirus

Burundi’s political parties started campaigning for next month’s presidential elections on Monday despite opposition accusations of intimidation and the global coronavirus crisis.
The European Union is locking down its borders with all other nations. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced today that all external borders for countries within the group will close for 30 days for nonessential travel.

Angela Merkel rejects ‘coronabonds’ ahead of EU leaders’ conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel doubled down on her country’s rejection of joint European Union (EU) debt issuance, or “coronabonds,” in comments to lawmakers in Berlin ahead of an EU leaders’ video summit.

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Lagos commissioner inaugurates council office, roads

The Lagos State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs Dr Wale Ahmed has inaugurated 10 roads and chairman’s office in Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three ‘armed robbers’ nabbed for ‘killing’ vigilante in Lagos

Newsmen learnt that all efforts to get police intervene and possi­bly stop what looked like the gradual killing of the suspected armed robbers proved abortive as police, our correspondent learnt, was told but declined re­porting to the scene as a result of the treatment meted out to them during the #EndSARS Protest.
Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona, who died aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.

Andre Villas-Boas wants FIFA to retire No. 10 shirt after Diego Maradona death

Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona, who died aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 198 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria recorded 198 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 66,805, according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
3. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

FEC approves N40 billion for road, ecological projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N40 billion for the construction of road and ecological projects in different parts of the country.