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Police have arrested another 16 people in connection to a series of bombings in Sri Lanka over Easter weekend which claimed at least 359 lives, officials said on Thursday.

Suicide bomb attacks: Officials arrest 16 more suspects in Sri Lanka

Police have arrested another 16 people in connection to a series of bombings in Sri Lanka over Easter weekend which claimed at least 359 lives, officials said on Thursday.
General Omar Zain Al Abideen addresses a press conference in Khartoum on April 12, 2019, a day after the army removed Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir. AFP

Top Sudan generals offer to quit as protests continue

Three of the most controversial figures of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council have offered their resignations - one of the key demands of the protest movement.

Governor Ugwuanyi offers automatic employment to Christian Chukwu’s son

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, a delegation from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) led by its President, Amaju Pinnick, and the representative of Femi Otedola, Founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, Philip Akinola, on Wednesday paid a get- well visit to former Green Eagles’ Captain and Coach of Super Eagles, Christian Chukwu, at his Enugu residence.

Saudi Arabia to build refinery in Nigeria

Minister of Energy Industry and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Khalid Al Falih, dropped the hint during a meeting with Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu in Riyadh.

Court dissolves nine-year-old marriage over deceit

Chief Usman Ibrahim, the President of Pyakasa Customary Court in Lugbe, on Wednesday dissolved a nine-year-old marriage between Chukwu Oge and Obinna Akuobi over deceit and lies.
President @MBuhari is in Lagos to commission a number of projects. He will be in Maiduguri, Borno State tomorrow.

President Buhari inaugurates reconstructed Ayinke House

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Lagos inaugurated the Institute of Maternal and Child Health (Ayinke House), located within the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.

NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick denies corruption allegations

Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, has dismissed allegations of corruption and financial misappropriation leveled against him and his board.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

National Assembly leadership: Plateau APC lawmakers-elect endorse party decision

Lawmakers-elect from Plateau have resolved to support Sen Ahmed Lawan and Rep Femi Gbajabiamila as Senate President and Speaker, House of Representatives, as directed by the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike gets Rivers Assembly’s approval to suspend 12 council chiefs

Rivers State House of Assembly, on Tuesday approved the suspension of 12 council chairmen by Governor Nyesom Wike.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

2019 election petitions across Nigeria hit 766

The Court Of Appeal on Tuesday said the number of petitions challenging various results of the 2019 general elections has risen to 766.
Steve Dainton

ITTF: Africa still has chance to bid for World Championships

After Morocco lost the bid to host the 2021 ITTF World Championships to United States, President of ITTF, Thomas Weikert believes can still bid in future for the biggest table tennis tournament in the world.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-1

ASUU faults Aisha Buhari on creation of private university

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has taken exception to a proposed plan to establish a private university to be named after President Muhammadu Buhari by his wife Mrs Aisha Buhari saying the move is antithetical to the development of existing public universities in the country.

Shi’ites: We’re not at odds with President Buhari’s government

Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has said it is not at odds with either the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari or any other constituted authority in Nigeria in spite of intense provocation by agents of the present administration.

Speaker Dogara: Asiwaju Tinubu can’t impose leaders on 9th National Assembly

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, accused the National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, of “nurturing fascist agenda in his bid to impose leaders on the 9th Assembly.”
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with the President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari meets with AfDA chief at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with the President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

African leaders give Sudan military more time for reforms

African leaders meeting in Cairo agreed to give Sudan’s ruling military council more time to implement democratic reforms, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday said.

Speaker Dogara: Asiwaju Tinubu pursuing facist agenda to control all levels of power in...

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has attacked a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bolaji Ahmed Tinubu, saying that the former Lagos Governor was pursuing facist agenda to control all levels of power in Nigeria.

Iran sanctions: India gets extra oil from major producers

India will get additional supplies from other major oil producing countries to compensate for the loss of Iranian oil, India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, said on Tuesday.

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Court remands applicant for being in possession of 692g of cannabis

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Appeal Court reverses conviction of army general

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VP Yemi Osinbajo presides over FEC

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