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Austrian writer Peter Handke on Dec. 10 received this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, amid protests and condemnations from many countries.

Peter Handke receives Nobel Prize for Literature amidst protest

Austrian author Peter Handke received his Nobel Prize for Literature at a ceremony in Sweden, amidst protests on Tuesday.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, (C), Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel, (L) and Commissioner of the City of London Police, Ian Dyson (R) arrive at the scene of a stabbing, on London Bridge in the City of London on November 30, 2019. A man suspected of stabbing two people to death in a terror attack on London Bridge was an ex-prisoner convicted of terrorism offences and released last year, police said Saturday. SIMON DAWSON / POOL / AFP

UK’s Boris Johnson vows to act as convicted terrorist named in London attack

Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Saturday to review Britain’s sentencing system after a convicted terrorist released early from prison stabbed two people to death and injured three in a London Bridge attack.
The defendant on trial in Munich, who has been named by prosecutors only as Grzegorz Stanislaw W., 38, is also accused of three attempted murders.

Healthcare worker on trial for killing six patients

A Polish healthcare assistant accused of killing six people under his care with insulin overdoses went on trial in Germany on Tuesday.
Oscar-winner Roman Polanski is considering taking legal action against a French newspaper that published allegations from a former actress that the acclaimed director raped her, his lawyer said Sunday.

Roman Polanski mulls legal riposte to France rape claim

Oscar-winner Roman Polanski is considering taking legal action against a French newspaper that published allegations from a former actress that the acclaimed director raped her, his lawyer said Sunday.
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Internet fraud: Mompha, Lebanese laundered $33 billion – Ibrahim Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, yesterday said the agency had perfected strategies aimed at dismantling a trans-national criminal group that specialized on internet fraud.
Robert Lewandowski breaks Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Bundesliga record after scoring in Bayern Munich 2-1 victory Union Berlin at Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Robert Lewandowski breaks Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Bundesliga record

Robert Lewandowski breaks Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Bundesliga record after scoring in Bayern Munich 2-1 victory Union Berlin at Allianz Arena on Saturday.
Robert Lewandowski has urged Bayern Munich to make three new signings as he vented his frustrations at a lack of arrivals at the Bundesliga champions.

Real Madrid eye audacious move for Robert Lewandowski

Real Madrid are weighing up an ambitious move to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in the January transfer window, according to reports.
The Austrian writer Peter Handke has for the first time addressed the controversy over his award of the Nobel prize for literature, saying he will “never again” talk to journalists after being confronted over his stance on the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s.

Nobel Committee member defends Peter Handke pick

A member of the committee which selects the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature defended Friday the controversial decision to give the award to Austrian author Peter Handke.
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Nigeria’s Lidya plans $1.1 billion SMEs loans for Czech, Poland

Nigerian fintech lending platform, Lidya, is targeting Poland and the Czech Republic for expansion after providing thousands of loans in Nigeria, seeing an opportunity in the funding gaps facing small enterprises in fast-growing European economies.
A statue of Alfred Nobel at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The Nobel Memorial economics prizewinner will be announced on Monday. Jonathan Nackstrand-AFP-Getty Images

Nobel season wraps up, Economics prize to be announced today

This year’s Nobel season has only honoured one woman — Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk in Literature — with just one prize left to be announced on Monday: the Economics Prize, which has only once gone to a woman in its 50 years of existence.
People in Poland are voting in a parliamentary election that the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) is favoured to win, buoyed by the popularity of its social conservatism and generous social spending that have reduced poverty.

Voting under way in Poland’s parliamentary election

People in Poland are voting in a parliamentary election that the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) is favoured to win, buoyed by the popularity of its social conservatism and generous social spending that have reduced poverty.
Sara Danius

Nobel figure Sara Danius who quit after #Metoo crisis dies

Swedish scholar Sara Danius, who quit as head of the academy that awards the Nobel literature prize after a sex scandal unveiled by the #Metoo movement, has died.
Kacper Kozlowski

Manchester United eye move for Polish teenager

According to newsmen, United are keeping a close eye on the youngster’s progress, but the Red Devils are likely to face widespread competition from clubs in Italy, Germany and France if they make a move.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walk together at Asmara International Airport, Eritrea, July 9, 2018 - Reuters

Ethiopian premier wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea

Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.
Austrian writer Peter Handke during the Estoril Film Festival in 2009. (Austrian writer Peter Handke during the Estoril Film Festival in 2009. Francisco Leong-AFP-Getty Images)

Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Nobel Prize in Literature

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk on Thursday won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, which was delayed over a sexual harassment scandal, while Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke took the 2019 award, the Swedish Academy said.

US nominates Poland for visa waiver programme

Poland has been officially nominated to the US Visa Waiver Programme by the Department of State, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

Federal government restates commitment to better trade relations with Poland

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to strengthen relationship between Nigeria and Poland in terms of trade, commerce and industrialisation.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Only knowledge based economy will add value to all Nigerians – minister

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

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Oil prices rose on Thursday, recouping some of the previous session’s losses after OPEC forecast a supply deficit next year and the U.S. Federal Reserve said the economic outlook was favorable.
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Porsche gets 30,000 down payments for new electric car

Some 30,000 drivers have made down payments for Porsche’s first electric car, according to the high-end automaker’s chief executive.
World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has expressed appreciation to the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, for psyching him up to reclaim his titles.

Anthony Joshua thanks Nigerian envoy for inspiring him

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has expressed appreciation to the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, for psyching him up to reclaim his titles.
Nigerian striker Rinsola Babajide was the heroine for Liverpool Ladies in their Women Super League Cup 3-1 win over Durham FC at Prenton Park.

Rinsola Babajide’s brace sends Liverpool to next round of English Super Cup

Nigerian striker Rinsola Babajide was the heroine for Liverpool Ladies in their Women Super League Cup 3-1 win over Durham FC at Prenton Park.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike addressing the meeting with Kalabari Ethnic Nationality at the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

Rivers governor threatens to sack traditional ruler over ‘romance’ with Bayelsa governor

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has called on on leaders of Kalabari ethnic group inn the State to prevail on the Amanyanabo of Kalabari, King Theophilus J.T. Princewill, not to allow himself to be used by external forces to create disunity in the State.