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Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, said the arrest of Rob Macaire was a “flagrant violation of international law’’.

British ambassador to Iran arrested in Tehran

Britain’s ambassador to Iran has been arrested in Tehran during protests outside a university, the UK Foreign office has said.
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APC, PDP bicker over ‘verbal attacks’ on Tiv monarch

The All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party all in Benue state are at loggers heads over Senator George Akume alleged verbal attacked on Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse.
President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerian youths to be prepared for huge responsibilities as they will eventually take over the leadership of the country in the future. 4

PDP: President Buhari ill-equipped for governance

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has responded to the attack launched at it by the Presidency on Thursday, where it suggested that the main opposition party was the greatest obstacle to Nigeria’s development, with the PDP saying now that President Muhammadu Buhari was ill-equipped for governance.
The cast of Fleabag. Chris Pizzello-Invision-AP

‘Succession,’ ‘Fleabag’ top TV winners at Golden Globes

The television awards at the Golden Globes are often somewhat overlooked — after all, the industry handed out the Emmys just a few months ago.
The U.S. killed Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, in a “defensive action,” the Pentagon says.

Qassem Soleimani’s killing an earthquake with ‘reverberations around the globe’

The U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian commander at Baghdad’s airport in Iraq has created an earthquake that will have “reverberations around the globe,” according to Jason Brodsky, policy director of the advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune Saturday appointed Abdelaziz Djerrad as prime minister and requested him to form a cabinet, official media reported.

Algerian president appoints new premier

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune Saturday appointed Abdelaziz Djerrad as prime minister and requested him to form a cabinet, official media reported.

The legislature in defence of our economy and democracy

In the last couple of weeks, the economic and political news coming out of Nigeria has not been positive. It has been about doing things the wrong way, lack of due process, desecration of the rule of law, outright impunity for violators of rights and economic policies that have attracted negative ratings
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National Assembly leadership called out over unpaid severance allowance

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Mohammed Sani-Omolori, have been asked to resolve the payment of severance allowances of legislative aides of the 8th National Assembly (NASS).

Fresh tensions in Guinea as opposition cries ‘constitutional coup’

Guinea’s political opposition accused the president on Friday of staging a “constitutional coup,” prompting fresh tensions in a country wracked by rolling anti-government protests.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

APC governors laud President Buhari for restoring budget cycle

The Progressive Governors Forum on the platform of the All Progressives Congress has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for restoring budget cycle by signing the 2020 Budget before the end of the previous year.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore: US government calls for respect for rule of law

The United States government has expressed concerns over the rearrest of former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Mr. Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Security Services (DSS) on Friday.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Invasion of court by DSS confirms Nigeria sliding into dictatorship

The Peoples Democratic Party has said the furious invasion of the sanctity of the Federal High Court by the Department of State Services further confirms that Nigeria, under the Buhari Presidency, is finally sliding into a frightening dictatorship.
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Womanifesto 2019: Nigerian women encouraged to unite, fund female candidates during polls

Professor Funmi Para-Mallam, a member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, has urged women to unite and fund female political candidates during elections.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Governor Abiodun: Our 2020 budget will be about people

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has said “no vanity project” will feature in the 2020 budget being compiled for presentation to the House of Assembly.

Lagos shuts more facilities for noise pollution as thugs attack operatives

The Lagos State Government has warned the general public, particularly unrepentant noise polluters, to desist from attacking its officials on duty or face the full wrath of the law.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

We’re addressing your concerns – Nigeria tells US investors

The Federal Government has assured existing and potential American investors of its commitment to addressing issues of corruption, political instability and insecurity in the country.
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Edo APC National Assembly caucus accuses Governor Obaseki of terrorising residents

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, have entrenched the culture of terrorism and political gangsterism at the expense of the state and the All Progressives Congress (APC). The state National Assembly caucus on the platform of the APC has said.

Nigeria, IOM launch border management information system at largest airport to date

Nigeria, like many countries, recognizes the economic, social and political benefits of international mobility.

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Plateau governor commends security agents over rescue of kidnapped aid workers

Plateau State Governor Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong commended the security agencies particularly the Department of State Services for the rescue of five kidnapped aid workers by the Boko Haram terrorist group including Jennifer Ukambomg Samuel, a nurse from Plateau State.
Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Delta Safe (ODS) have invaded and burnt part of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

Soldiers invade, raze Bayelsa community — in pictures

Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Delta Safe (ODS) have invaded and burnt part of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

PDP threatens civil disobedience over ‘nation’s drift’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened nationwide civil disobedience over what it described as dangerous drift in the affairs of the nation.

Another building collapses in Lagos

A two-storey building has collapsed around Agarawu area of Lagos Island, Lagos State.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

NESG: How AfCFTA will impact economy

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has conducted a study on the impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on key macroeconomic variables.