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Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has faulted the kind of democracy practised in Nigeria as a system that cannot bring about the best in all spheres of our national interest.

Gbenga Daniel: Nigeria’s practice of democracy faulty

Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has faulted the kind of democracy practised in Nigeria as a system that cannot bring about the best in all spheres of our national interest.
People carry flowers to lay below the statues of former North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang. (AP Photo-Jon Chol Jin)

North Koreans pay tribute to Kim’s father in freezing cold

The Day of the Shining Star dawned bitterly cold in Pyongyang. But thousands of North Koreans lined up in temperatures of minus 8 degrees Celsius on Saturday to pay their respects to late leader Kim Jong Il on his birthday.
Rights groups have accused China of engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Muslims [Thomas Peter-Reuters]

China rejects Turkey criticism on Uighurs, denies poet’s death

China has hit back at claims by Turkey over its treatment of Uighur people, and denied reports a prominent poet and musician from the ethnic Muslim minority was tortured to death in prison.
President Donald Trump has been a long-time climate change denier, suggesting that the concept was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.”

Denmark replies Donald Trump, says social welfare policy successful

The Danish government has hit back after Donald Trump’s White House listed Denmark as an example of a failing socialist nation in its recently released report “The Opportunity Costs of Socialism.”

Cuban leadership changes, but that’s all for now

Cuba's president may no longer be named Castro, but the communist system that Fidel and Raul cemented over the course of decades is not going anywhere, at least not soon.

China, Zimbabwe agree on strategic partnership of cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Zimbabwean counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Tuesday agreed to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation between the two countries.

China’s Communist Party inserts Xi Jinping into party constitution

China's ruling Communist Party moved Tuesday to confirm Xi Jinping's rise to becoming the country's most powerful leader in decades by amending its constitution to add his name and ideology.

Venezuela opposition rejects election results

Venezuela's opposition coalition refused to recognise the results of Sunday's gubernatorial elections where the ruling socialists won a surprise majority, raising the spectre of more political turmoil in the oil-rich nation.

Don urges fed govt to adopt economic policies with human face

Dr Terhemba Wuam of Kaduna State University (KASU), on Monday advised the Federal Government to institute economic policies with human face to quell the spate of agitations across the country.

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Police arrest housewife for allegedly pouring hot water on husband

The Police Command in Kano State has confirmed the arrest of a housewife, Aisha Ali, who allegedly poured hot water on the private part of her husband.

Christine Lagarde resigns as IMF chief

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, announced in a statement on Tuesday that she had submitted her resignation from the IMF and it will go into effect in September.

House of Reps commends President Buhari for signing ACFTA

The House of Representatives has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA).
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PDP: Ex-President Obasanjo’s letter vindicates our stance

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the latest letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari describing the former’s action as patriotic.

Jacob Zuma: Gupta influence fiction

Former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has denied that the Gupta family had any influence in the appointment of his Cabinet ministers.