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Senator in child pornography scandal

Michael Folmer, a Pennsylvania State Senator, is facing charges of possession of child pornography.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, seen shortly after his capture during a 2003 raid in Pakistan, is accused of masterminding the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. AP

9/11 plotters face death penalty trial

Nearly 20 years after the grusome killing of scores in the September 2011 attack on the World Trade Centre, 5 of the Masterminds are to face death-penalty trial.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden.

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren get personal with young, black Christians

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden.
Donald Trump

Five US states in lawsuit against Donald Trump’s new immigration policy

Five attorneys general of U.S. states and city have filed a lawsuit against a new immigration policy by President Donald Trump administration to deny possible permanent residency to immigrants who receive some federal benefits.
A couple stroll down Lakeshore Drive along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain after it was flooded in the wake of Hurricane Barry on July 13, 2019 in Mandeville, Louisiana. Scott Olson - Getty Images

Possible killer heat wave imminent in US – weather agency

The United States National Weather Service has warned of a possible killer heat wave across parts of the country starting from Wednesday through the weekend.

Bill Cosby appeals sex attack conviction

Bill Cosby’s lawyers has formally appealed his conviction for drugging and sexually attacking a former friend at his home near Philadelphia 15 years ago, citing what they called errors in legal procedure that allowed trial testimony and evidence the defence contends should have been excluded.
Donald Trump

New poll shows Donald Trump trailing Joe Biden, four other Democrats

A nationwide Fox News poll released Sunday shows President Donald Trump trailing former vice president Joe Biden and no fewer than four other Democratic contenders as early campaigning for the 2020 election begins to gain steam.

US risks recession as trade tensions heightens

U.S.-China trade war has boosted the risk of a U.S. recession, say a strong majority of economists polled by Reuters, who now put the chances of that happening in the next two years at 40 per cent.
Sterling Bank

Sterling Bank names three directors

Sterling Bank Plc. has appointed Raheem Owodeyi and Tunde Adeola as its executive directors.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to someone like him.

Turkey orders detention of 210 military personnel over links to Gulen

Istanbul prosecutors have ordered the detention of 210 military personnel over suspected links to the network condemned by Ankara for orchestrating a failed 2016 military coup, the Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office said on Friday.
Fastest growing financial institution in Nigeria, Keystone Bank Limited, has announced the resignation of Obeahon Ohiwerei from office as Managing Director-CEO of the Bank, and the appointment of Abubakar Danlami Sule as Acting Managing Director-CEO.

Keystone Bank names Abubakar Sule as new acting MD/CEO

Fastest growing financial institution in Nigeria, Keystone Bank Limited, has announced the resignation of Obeahon Ohiwerei from office as Managing Director/CEO of the Bank, and the appointment of Abubakar Danlami Sule as Acting Managing Director/CEO.
A former Pennsylvania pediatrician Dr. Johnnie Barto, will likely spend some time in prison after he pleaded guilty in December to some counts in the sexual assault of 31 children.

Pediatrician in trouble for sexually assaulting 31 children

A former Pennsylvania paediatrician Dr. Johnnie Barto, will likely spend some time in prison after he pleaded guilty in December to some counts in the sexual assault of 31 children.

Court fixes date for judgement in federal government’s $110 million suit against Agip Oil

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos will on 30th April, 2019 deliver judgement in a $110 million suit instituted by the Federal Government against Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited.
Theodore McCarrick

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal for sex abuse of minor

Pope Francis has defrocked a former cardinal in a first for the Roman Catholic church over accusations American Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a teenager 50 years ago, a Vatican statement said on Saturday.

Ambassador Usman Galtimari passes on at 81

The Chairman of the Borno Elders’ Forum, Ambassador Usman Gaji Galtimari died yesterday at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) at the age of 81.
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, arrives for his trial on Monday. Emmanuel Foudrot-Reuters

Cardinal faces trial in France’s biggest church sex abuse case

A Catholic cardinal and five other people went on trial Monday, accused of covering up for a paedophile priest who abused Boy Scouts — France’s most important church sex abuse case to date.
Fethullah Gulen has lived in self-imposed exile in the US since 1999 [Reuters]

Turkey orders detention of 100 soldiers over alleged Gulen links

Turkish prosecutors have ordered the detention of about 100 soldiers over suspected links to the network of a United States-based Muslim religious leader and businessman, Fethullah Gulen, who has been accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu Agency said.

90-year-old US cyclist fails doping test, loses crown

Carl Grove, a 90-year-old American cyclist, has been stripped of his age-group title and world record from the US Masters Track Championships after failing a doping test.

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Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Governors inaugurates committee to initiate uniform policies in APC states

The Progressive Governors’ Forum of the All Progressives Congress has inaugurated a governance programme steering committee to ensure uniformity of policy initiatives in all the APC controlled states.
They commended Governor Mai Mala Buni for concentrating on people oriented programmes and projects, most especially healthcare delivery.

Automatic employment of midwives excites Yobe residents

The automatic employment of 37 graduating students of the Yobe College of Nursing and Midwifery by the State Government has excited residents.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday, commiserated with the Okonjo family and Ogwashi-Uku community on the death of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, Prof. Chukuka Okonjo.

Tribunal verdicts: PDP congratulates Governors Okowa, Ikpeazu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his Abia counterpart, Okezie Ikpeazu, over the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunals judgment which upheld their elections.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Friday that the National Assembly is eager to receive the 2020 budget proposals 5

Senator Lawan: We are hungry, thirsty to receive 2020 Appropriation Bill

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Friday that the National Assembly is eager to receive the 2020 budget proposals.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday presented cheques to nine beneficiary communities of the World Bank-supported projects.

Yobe governor seeks NEDC intervention on education, roads, others

Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has listed key areas that he wants the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) to intervene in, as it rolls out its activities in the region to help people affected by the Boko Haram crisis to reclaim and rebuild their lives.