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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.
A police officer tries to tackle a protester demonstrating against US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the inauguration [File- Adrees Latif-Reuters]

US drops charges against all J20 anti-Trump defendants

The US government has dismissed all charges against the remaining 39 people arrested over their alleged participation in a rally against President Donald Trump's Inauguration Day.

Taraba residents protest ex-Governor Jolly Nyame’s corruption imprisonment

Residents of Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, on Monday protested the jailing of the first Executive Governor of the State, Rev. Jolly Nyame.

Elderly Amnesty volunteer on trial in France for helping migrants

A 73-year-old Amnesty International volunteer appeared in court in France on Wednesday charged with helping two underage Africans illegally enter the country, the latest case involving activists assisting migrants on the move through Europe.

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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.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

Liberia, Niron agree on movement of iron ore

Liberia and Niron Metals Plc have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the passage through Liberia, of iron ore, from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea.
A large hoard of cash has been found at the home of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir and he is now being investigated for money laundering, prosecutors say.

Over $130 million found at ousted Omar al-Bashir’s home in Sudan

A large hoard of cash has been found at the home of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir and he is now being investigated for money laundering, prosecutors say.
Thomas Lemar hopes Antoine Griezmann will still be an Atletico Madrid player next season, while the winger accepts he has more work to do to fully adapt to life in LaLiga.

Thomas Lemar hopeful Antoine Griezmann stays at Atletico Madrid

Thomas Lemar hopes Antoine Griezmann will still be an Atletico Madrid player next season, while the winger accepts he has more work to do to fully adapt to life in LaLiga.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 1

Group tasks governors to emulate President Buhari on minimum wage

As the nation’s workforce continue to heave a sigh of relief following Presidential assent to 30,000 Naira minimum wage bill, state governors have been urged to sustain the tempo.