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Poland’s former president Lech Walesa, 76, has been taken to hospital and on Thursday tweeted a picture of himself in a hospital bed wearing pyjamas.

Ex-Polish president hospitalised

Poland’s former president Lech Walesa, 76, has been taken to hospital and on Thursday tweeted a picture of himself in a hospital bed wearing pyjamas.
A framed portrait of Adolf Hitler is pictured on November 20, 2019, at the Hermann Historica auction house in Grasbrunn near Munich, southern Germany, prior to an auction of personal belongings from German dictator Adolf Hitler and other notorious World War II Nazi leaders. (Matthias Balk/dpa/AFP)

Lebanese businessman donates Hitler items to Israeli fundraisers

Lebanese businessman has donated items of Nazi memorabilia he bought at a controversial auction in Germany last week to Israeli fundraisers.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

Minimum wage: Federal government, NLC will resolve issues amicably to avert strike

National President of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Engr. Sanusi Abdul-Fari, has expressed the confidence that the Federal Government (FG) and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) would harmonise their differences to ensure that it does not result to NLC embarking on indefinite strike action over the N30,000 minimum wage.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa sends envoys to African countries over xenophobic attacks

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has dispatched three special envoys to seven African countries to deliver messages of pan-African unity and solidarity following xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the Presidency said on Sunday.
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.

Tribunal ruling: Governor Abiodun urges Adekunle Akinlade, others to join hands with him

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun on Saturday called on Abdulkabir Akinlade of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) to join hands with him in taking the state to higher heights.

Delta South: Former Governor Uduaghan, Senator Manager bicker over tribunal ruling

The Delta State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal’s nullification of the election that produced senator James Manager of Delta South senatorial District has taken another dimension.

Senator Useni: Nigeria can’t abandon political zoning yet

Plateau State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 General Elections, Gen. Jeremiah Timbut Useni (retd), says Nigeria is not yet mature politically to jettison the zoning arrangement that has been producing leaders at different levels of society from diverse communities.

Olubadan, high chiefs end 26 months’ rift

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, has, after 26 months, welcomed his estranged high chiefs and members of the Olubadan-in-Council back into his palace following a reconciliation move to end their rift.
Mohamed Ould Ghazouani

Mauritanians head to polls after low-key campaign

Voters in the West African state of Mauritania were called to the polls on Saturday after a campaign dominated by the country's economy and appeals to preserve its hard-won stability
Ijaw National Congress (INC), the umbrella body of Izon ethnic nationality, has said it fully supports measures taken by Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, in repositioning the Programme to its original mandate.

INC commends Charles Dokubo’s repositioning of amnesty programme

Ijaw National Congress (INC), the umbrella body of Izon ethnic nationality, has said it fully supports measures taken by Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, in repositioning the Programme to its original mandate.

Ex-militants block East-West road over killings, kidnappings

Aggrieved drivers and ex-militants on Wednesday barricaded a section of the East-West road to protest rising cases of killings, kidnapping, armed robberies and other criminal activities along the gateway road.
An ambulance is seen outside the church premises with gathered security personnel following a blast at St Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo. [Ishara S. Kodikara-AFP]

World leaders react to deadly Sri Lanka blasts

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 150 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners — with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.

Senator Ekweremadu: Nigeria’s challenges have no party, tribe or religion

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says the 9th National Assembly would rise above political, religious, and ethnic divides to address the myriads of challenges facing the Nigerian people.

The staggering election burden

In 1999, the Independent National electoral Commission, under Justice Ephraim Akpata, spent over 32billion naira to conduct the 1999 general elections. At that time there was no National Assembly. The approving authority then was the 33 man Provisional Ruling Council headed by General Abdusalam Abubakar, GCFR.
Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with the youth and the Synod Fathers at the Paul VI Hall in Vatican on October 6, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tiziana FABI

Distrust and anger shadow Vatican summit on sex abuse

Pope Francis has opened a four-day summit to fight the sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy amid scepticism and anger over the mishandling of decades-long cases.
People take part in procession following the coffin of Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz in front of the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk. Agencja Gazeta-Reuters

Tearful Poles bid bye to slain mayor Pawel Adamowicz

Poles will gather on Saturday in the Baltic port city of Gdansk for the funeral of murdered liberal mayor Pawel Adamowicz, whose public stabbing has raised questions about hate speech in politics in the country.
President Buhari departs Abuja for Poland to Participate at the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties under the UN framework Convention on Climate Change on 1st Dec 2018-4

Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja for Poland

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for Katowice, Poland where he is expected to attend the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
5 President Buhari departs Abuja for China ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Corporation (FOCAC) Summit in Beijing on 31st Aug 2018

Muhammadu Buhari to attend climate change conference in Poland

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja for Katowice, Poland on Saturday where he is expected to attend the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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NIMC extends diaspora enrolment to Togo, Niger, Ivory Coast

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has extended the enrolment of Nigerians living in the Diaspora into the National Identity Database to Togo, Niger Republic, Ivory Coast and the Republic of Ireland.

NIS explains visa on arrival policy

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Ebonyi governor presents 2020 Appropriation Bill of N178.1 billion

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Friday presented the year 2020 Appropriation Bill of N178.1 billion before the state House of Assembly.
Kidnap Victim

Abductors of pregnant woman, nine-year-old girl demand N30 million

Abductors of the pregnant woman identified as Mrs Okeke who was abducted by gunmen with two other children aged 9 and 12 in their homes in the Juji area of Kaduna have made a demand of N10 million for each of their victims.

Kogi PDP guber ticket: Court to rule on motion for joinder

Those hoping for an early resolution of the controversy over the rightful owner of the Kogi People’s Democratic Party, PDP Governorship ticket have had their waiting time extended.