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Reuben Abati advocates probe of trips by President Buhari, top government officials to Saudi...

A former presidential aide and popular columnist, Dr Reuben Abati, has advocated for ‘an independent and rigorous study of connotations’ of the trips that made by President Muhammadu Buhari and other top government officials to Saudi Arabia before, during and after the 2019 general elections.
Aisha Muhammadu Buhari

Aisha Buhari: Drug trafficking conspirators must be prosecuted

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has called for the arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of drug trafficking conspiracy which led to the detention of Zainab Aliyu in Saudi Arabia.
Muslim groups on Friday commended the Federal Government for efforts to secure the release of Miss Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar detained by Saudi Arabian authorities.

Muslim groups hail federal government over Zainab Aliyu, Ibrahim Abubakar’s release

Muslim groups on Friday commended the Federal Government for efforts to secure the release of Miss Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar detained by Saudi Arabian authorities.
Segun Olulade

Lagos lawmaker lauds federal government over release of Zainab Aliyu

A Lagos lawmaker, Mr Segun Olulade, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for securing the release of Ms Zainab Aliyu, who was arrested by Saudi Arabian authorities for alleged possession of codeine.
Zainab Aliyu

Why Zainab Habib was freed by Saudi authorities

Nigerian student, Zainab Habib Aliyu, was yesterday released by Saudi Arabian authorities four months after she was arrested over alleged drug trafficking, which carries capital punishment in the kingdom.
Zainab Aliyu

Students protest in Kano over Zainab Aliyu

Hours before she was released, hundreds of students of Maitama University, Kano on Tuesday protested the detention of their colleague, Zainab Aliyu, by Saudi Arabia authorities over alleged involvement in drug trafficking.
Abdullahi Mukhtar

NAHCON holds workshop for hajj managers

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) will hold a one-day National Training Workshop for Hajj managers in the country on April 24.
Greek Super League leaders PAOK are a victory away from securing their first domestic league title in 34 years and they could do it undefeated.

PAOK on brink of first league win in 34 years

Greek Super League leaders PAOK are a victory away from securing their first domestic league title in 34 years and they could do it undefeated.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday extended appreciation to King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan for the continuous support Nigeria received from the country to fight terrorism. 3

President Buhari thanks Jordan for backing Nigeria’s anti-terror war

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday extended appreciation to King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan for the continuous support Nigeria received from the country to fight terrorism.
Nigeria is now at a new dawn and embarking on a new development trajectory, President Muhammadu Buhari told the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa Saturday in Amman, the capital of Jordan. 7

King of Jordan assures President Buhari on more support to end terrorism

King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has assured President Muhammadu Buhari of continuous support for Nigeria to fight terrorism.
Ahmed Musa celebrates debut goal for Al Nassr

Al Nassr celebrate Ahmed Musa’s Nigerian Player of the Year Award

Saudi Arabian Professional League club Al Nassr on Wednesday threw a party to celebrate their winger Ahmed Musa who was this week named Nigeria’s best player for the year 2018.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Presidency: 20 Nigerians on death row in Saudi Arabia

It has come to light that no fewer than 20 Nigerians are on death row in Saudi Arabia over drug-related offences just as a Nigerian woman was executed on Monday.

Aliu Lasisi to defend WBC Int’l Silver title against Keyvin Lara

Dubai-based Nigerian boxer Aliu Lasisi will defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) International Silver Super Flyweight title against Keyvin Francisco Lara of Nicaragua on the 5th of April, 2019 at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, UAE.
A man gets his thumb marked to indicate he has voted at one of the polling unit in Lagos on March 9, 2019. – Nigerians are voting for a second time in a fortnight in governorship and state assembly elections, with heightened concerns from observers of violence and an increased military presence. Elections for governors are being held in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, for all state assemblies, plus the administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

Supplementary election: Supporters storm mosques in Kano, Saudi Arabia

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress and their counterparts in the Peoples Democratic Party in Kano State have resorted to spiritual warfare as they prepare for Saturday’s supplementary election in 30 out of the 44 local government areas in the state.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be conferred with Pakistan's highest civilian honour a day after signing $20bn in investment deals with the South Asian country.

Saudi crown prince orders 2,100 Pakistani prisoners released

More than 2,000 Pakistani workers languishing in Saudi jails will be released, Pakistan information minister announced on Monday during Saudi Arabian Crown Prince's high-profile visit to Islamabad.
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) /

Saudi crown prince to visit Indonesia next week

Indonesia will host Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for a state visit next week, Jakarta said Thursday, part of an Asian tour that includes stops in Pakistan, India and Malaysia.
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UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin slams FIFA’s Club World Cup proposals

The row over FIFA’s controversial plans for a new Club World Cup and global Nations League has intensified, after UEFA’s president pulled no punches in a searing attack on the proposals in front of his counterpart.

Mariah Carey ignores activists calls to boycott Saudi gig

Mariah Carey has defended her decision to perform in Saudi Arabia, insisting her appearance is “a positive step” towards ending gender segregation.

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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.

Tribunal: Witness faults results of presidential election claimed by Atiku Ababakar, PDP

A witness invited by the petitioners before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has disagreed with the results of the last presidential election in Katsina State as claimed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar.
Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.

Barcelona sell Marc Cucurella to Getafe just hours after re-signing him from Eibar

Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai seeks assembly’s approval of N81.68 billion supplementary budget

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has began deliberations on the N81.68 billion supplementary budget forwarded to it by Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai.

Operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander as Naf redeploys senior officers in fresh shakeup

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has appointed new Branch Chiefs, redeployed two Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers.

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord once notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.