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A demonstrator holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest in front of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 5, 2018.

RSF: Hatred of journalists turning to violence

Hatred of journalists whipped up by populist and authoritarian leaders is degenerating into violence across the world, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has warned.

Full list of Nigerians on death row in Saudi Arabia

Citing a document, a national daily said the Nigerians were convicted for contravening the narcotic and psychotropic substances control law, which is punishable by death.
A man sells flags to Sudanese protesters near the army headquarters after an announcement made by Sudan’s new military ruler, in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, on April 13, 2019. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan vowed today to ‘uproot’ deposed president Omar al-Bashir’s regime and release protesters, in a bid to placate demonstrators demanding civilian rule. He also ordered the release of all prisoners jailed by recently established special emergency courts and the immediate lifting of a night-time curfew that had only come into effect two days ago.ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

No military rule in Sudan – Group tells new junta

Sudanese protest organizers have presented demands to the country’s new military rulers, urging the creation of a civilian government, the group spearheading demonstrations said.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Ministry: Don’t blame federal government over execution of Nigerian in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has refuted the report that it ignored the call for intervention over Kudirat Afolabi, a Nigerian woman executed in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa: Kudirat Afolabi couldn’t have escaped death, as she was caught with drugs

The Federal Government on Friday said that illicit drug was hidden on the body of Kudirat Afolabi, who was executed in Saudi Arabia on April 1.

FCT Hajj board begins orientation for 2019 intending pilgrims

The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board will commence the first phase of its education and orientation programme for the 2019 intending pilgrims on April 13.
People in Sudan have been protesting since December demanding the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir [Anadolu]

What next for Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir?

As thousands of protesters in Khartoum demand President Omar al-Bashir resignation, demonstrators have called for the Sudanese military to back them.
Grand Mosque of Makkah

Sharia: Saudi clerics to train Nigerian judges, dons

A team of clerics from Makkah, Saudi Arabia, are in Nigeria to organize workshops for Shariah Court judges and lecturers of Islamic Studies in Nigeria Universities.
Khalif Al-Falih

Saudi Arabia: May will be key to decide on extending supply cut deal

The Saudi energy minister said on Monday it was premature to say whether there was consensus among OPEC and its allies to extend a supply cut agreement, but a meeting in May would be key as by then the effect of current reductions would be clearer.

Saudi group donates to 2,073 orphans in Kebbi

The Saudi Arabia International Islamic Relief Organisation has commenced the disbursement of allowances to 2,073 orphans in Kebbi to ease off their difficulties.

Biometric data: Kaduna captures 2,200 intending Hajj pilgrims

The Kaduna State Muslim Welfare Board has captured no fewer than 2,200 intending pilgrims of 2019 Hajj through its Biometric data.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Saudi authorities ‘nab’ Nigerian with cocaine

Saheed Sobade, a Nigerian, has reportedly been nabbed with 1,183 grams of cocaine powder in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

US Congress votes to end support for war in Yemen

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to cut off U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen matching a vote this month in the Senate.
Ambassador Adnan Bostaji (l) with Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama (r)

Saudi Arabia: Nigerian woman executed for drug offences deserved death

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has justified the execution of a Nigerian woman, Kudirat Afolabi, for drug-related offences.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Federal government condemns execution of Nigerian national for drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia

The Federal Government has condemned the execution of a Nigerian national, Kudirat Afolabi, by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for drug-related offences.
Salah Khashoggi, the eldest son of Jamal Khashoggi, meets Crown Prinice Mohammed bin Salman in a staged encounter.

Report: Saudi Arabia gives Jamal Khashoggi’s children homes, money

Saudi Arabia has given the four children of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi's children "million-dollar houses" and "monthly five-figure payments" as compensation for the killing of their father, the Washington Post reported.
Salah Khashoggi, the eldest son of Jamal Khashoggi, meets Crown Prinice Mohammed bin Salman in a staged encounter.

Saudi Arabia compensates Jamal Khashoggi’s children

In an apparent admission of guilt over the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi authorities have compensated the children.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on November 19, 2018, shows Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attending a speech given by his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz while addressing the Shura council, a top advisory body, in the capital Riyadh. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Report: Leaked documents reveal abuse of Saudi prisoners

Saudi political prisoners suffered torture and malnutrition, according to leaked medical reports prepared for King Salman, the Guardian newspaper has revealed.

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