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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).
President Buhari returns to Abuja after a 5 day Official Visit to Paris on 14th Nov 2018 4

2019: Group canvasses support for Muhammdu Buhari, Aminu Masari

The Buhari/Masari Agenda 2019, a Katsina-based political association, has commenced tour of the 34 local government areas in the state to sensitise the electorate on the importance of possessing permanent voter cards and re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Aminu Masari in the 2019 general elections.
Jerry Gana, former Minister of Information

2019: Jerry Gana faults Donald Duke’s emergence as SDP candidate

A former minister of information, Jerry Gana, on Thursday, called for review of the presidential primary of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in which he was defeated by a former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

PDP: Our victory in 2019 ‘inevitable’

The Peoples’ Democratic Party on Monday said it has reclaimed its place as the party with the highest demography of genuine followership across the length and breadth of Nigeria.

Seriake Dickson: Leaders are not doing enough to unite Nigerians

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Seriake Dickson, has taken a critical look at the state of affairs in the country, concluding that current leaders aren’t doing enough to unite the country.

Osun lawmaker’s alleged blackmailers return to court

The presence of security operatives was increased at the Osun State Judiciary Complex where the alleged blackmailers of Osun lawmaker, Mr Timothy Owoeye, are appearing before a magistrates’ court.

FIFA to regulate transfer fees, player loans

FIFA task force has proposed the use of an algorithm to calculate transfer fees as well as a luxury tax and a limit on the number of players who can be loaned in a report on possible reforms to the soccer transfer system.
Club Internacional de Futbol Miami

David Beckham’s football club to be known as ‘Inter Miami’

David Beckham’s new Major League Soccer franchise will be known as Inter Miami, it was confirmed Wednesday.

South Africa: White workers to strike over share scheme offer to Black staff

Workers from South Africa’s mainly white solidarity union started a “go-slow” protest at petrochemicals firm Sasol over a share scheme offered exclusively to black staff, and will launch a full strike on Thursday.

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NSE drops to 27,000 mark, amid Seplat losses

The All-Share Index of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday reached all time low of 27,864.49 due to sell pressure in Seplat and 18 other equities.
The trio of Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins and Samuel Kalu could miss Super Eagles next Total Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against Guinea at Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Afcon 2021: Qualifiers draw pairs Nigeria with Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin

Nigeria have been pooled against Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin Republic in Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Cameroon.

Governor Umahi swears in 29-year-old photographer as media aide

The Ebonyi State Governor David Nweze Umahi has sworn in a 29-year-old photographer, Francis Nwaze, into his cabinet as his special Assistance on media/project documentation.

Delta court sentences man to death by hanging for armed robbery

A Delta State High Court sitting in Warri Judicial Division presided over Justice A.A. Onojovwo, has sentenced one Victor Nwankpa to death by hanging for armed robbery.
Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, right, when he earned the Ahmadu Bello Merit award earlier this year

President Buhari urges religious leaders emulate Imam Abdullahi after US honour

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight over the International Religious Freedom Award conferred on Imam Abubakar Abdullahi of Nigeria by the U.S. Department of State.