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The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

[email protected]: Atiku Abubakar’s views are myopic – BMO

The Buhari Media Organisation has said the anniversary of Nigeria’s independence should be a period for sober reflections by all Nigerians, regardless of political affiliations, social, economic or tribal inclinations.

Nnamdi Kanu: Biafra’s case, Omoyele Sowore’s detention now with UN

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, said Biafra’s case can no longer be ignored by Nigeria, as he had lodged it with various arms of the United Nations.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa, others pay tribute to Robert Mugabe

Mugabe – the oldest African leader when he was removed from power in November 2017 – died of an undisclosed illness in a hospital in Singapore on Sept. 6.

UN: 3.7m refugees out of school

Less than half of the world’s refugee children are getting a school education, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday, warning of negative consequences for host countries.
Sudanese protesters in the capital Khartoum, rallying against the paramilitaries’ impunity after the killing of four high school students in central Sudan. Ashraf Shazly-AFP-Getty Images

Sudan’s persecuted Christians eye long-sought freedom

Sudan's Christians suffered decades of persecution under the regime of Islamist general Omar al-Bashir. Now they hope his downfall will give the religious freedom they have long prayed for.
International Christian Concern, a platform campaigning for persecuted Christians worldwide, said US Vice President Mike Pence has offered to help Nigeria get Leah Sharibu and 110 Chibok schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity.

US offers Nigeria assistance to free Leah Sharibu, others

International Christian Concern, a platform campaigning for persecuted Christians worldwide, said US Vice President Mike Pence has offered to help Nigeria get Leah Sharibu and 110 Chibok schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity.
CAN President, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle

CAN: Christians contributing to persecution of church in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have blamed Christians for continued persecution of Christians in Nigeria.
Hundreds of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets of Hong Kong in a final bid to block a law it is feared could be used by China to make critics disappear.

Mass Hong Kong protest against ‘evil’ extradition law

Hundreds of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets of Hong Kong in a final bid to block a law it is feared could be used by China to make critics "disappear".
Sinatu Aderoju Ojikutu

Sinatu Ojikutu: President Buhari should execute looters by firing squad

Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari against jailing looters in his second term.

Police arrest 220 suspected criminals in Kano

Kano State command of the Nigeria Police has announced the arrest of a total 220 suspected criminals who have been posing a threat to the security of the state.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Governor Wike: Federal government has marked down 200 judges for persecution

Barely two weeks after the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari, no fewer than two hundred more judges have been allegedly marked down for intimidation and persecution, according to Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo gestures as he enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague on January 15, 2019, where judges were expected to issue rulings on requests by Gbagbo and ex-government minister Charles Ble Goude to have their prosecutions thrown out for lack of evidence. – The International Criminal Court on January 15 acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence in the West African nation in a stunning blow to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Judges ordered the immediate release of the 73-year-old deposed strongman, the first head of state to stand trial at the troubled ICC, and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude. (Photo by Peter Dejong / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT

ICC orders release of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court finally freed former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Friday after his shock acquittal last month of crimes against humanity.

Governor Ortom: Hold federal government responsible if I die

Samuel Ortom, the Benue State governor, has cried out against alleged threats from the government, saying the Federal Government should be held responsible if anything happened to him.
The chief of Central African Republic’s soccer federation Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona stands during his initial appearance before the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands, Friday. The former militia leader is suspected of having committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Central African Republic in 2013 and 2014. (KOEN VAN WEEL / ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Central African Republic soccer boss appears at global court

The chief of Central African Republic's soccer federation has appeared for the first time at the International Criminal Court following his arrest in France on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes in his home country.

In the name of democracy

If you are a lover of competitive democracy, you must have been worried by the pronouncements and demeanour of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Friday. Lai, speaking in a very bitter tone, told State House correspondents that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), could spend as much time as he wanted in the US but he would be quizzed on his return over his role in the collapse of Bank PHB
PDP Chairman in Edo, Chief Dan Orbih

Justice Onnoghen: PDP tackles Governor Obaseki for shunning South South governors’ meeting

Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemn the non-attendance of Gov. Godwin Obaseki of the meeting of the South South Governors Forum where the governors it described as brave and courageous met to deliberate on the planned arraignment and sack of Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
Cuba has celebrated the 60th anniversary of its communist revolution with its leader Raul Castro criticising the United States for returning to an outdated path of confrontation with the island nation.

Cuba celebrates 60 years since Castro’s communist revolution

Cuba has celebrated the 60th anniversary of its communist revolution with its leader Raul Castro criticising the United States for returning to an outdated path of confrontation with the island nation.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

World Bank, EU cut aid to Tanzania after human rights crackdown

Tanzania's tough-talking president John Magufuli has earned respect by fighting corruption, but international donors are now concerned by crackdowns on human rights.

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Conservative academic Kais Saied Sunday won a landslide victory in Tunisia’s presidential runoff, sweeping aside his rival, media magnate Nabil Karoui, state television Wataniya said.

Academic wins Tunisia presidential poll by a landslide

Conservative academic Kais Saied Sunday won a landslide victory in Tunisia’s presidential runoff, sweeping aside his rival, media magnate Nabil Karoui, state television Wataniya said.
Football fans have hailed the performance of Joe Aribo in Nigeria’s 1-1 draw against Brazil in Sunday’s international friendly in Singapore.

Super Eagles showed they can face world’s best with Brazil draw – football enthusiasts

Some football enthusiasts on Sunday described as commendable the performance of the Super Eagles against Brazil, saying the team showed it can play against the best in the world.
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Populists top Poland vote, expand majority on welfare, family values

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New Katsina United captain Usman Barau has stated he would stick with the Changi Boys despite the interest being shown in his services by a handful of other Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs.

Usman Barau declines Enyimba transfer offer to stay with Katsina United

New Katsina United captain Usman Barau has stated he would stick with the Changi Boys despite the interest being shown in his services by a handful of other Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs.
Stuart Pearce

Former Manchester City boss urges Phil Foden to leave over lack of game time

Former Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce has urged Phil Foden to leave the club in January in a bid to find first team football.