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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked his son, Paolo, to let him know three days in advance of announcing his bid for the speakership of the House so he can tender his resignation.PHOTO- AFP

Philippine leader threatens to resign if son seeks parliament speaker job

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he would resign if his eldest son bids for the speaker-ship of the House of Representatives, having won a seat in the lower chamber of parliament in elections earlier this month.

Report: Only 10 Nigerian states economically viable, 17 insolvent

The Economic Confidential has released the Annual States Viability Index (ASVI) which shows that seventeen (17) States are insolvent as their Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) in 2018 were far below 10% of their receipts from the Federation Account Allocations (FAA) in the same year.

Nigerian women accused of prostitution arrested, then raped

In Nigeria, being a young woman "is a crime", said a 25-year-old beautician, arrested two weeks ago while walking home in the capital Abuja.
People watch as an Israeli acrobatic team fly over during Israel's 70th Independence Day celebrations, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo-Ariel Schalit)

Israeli war jets strike Gaza

Israeli war jets on Thursday struck a Hamas military post in Northern Gaza Strip, after fire balloons caused bushfire, according to Gaza security officials.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

Federal government approves N977.7 million N-Creative, N-Tech trainings for 3,500 beneficiaries

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Thursday approved the total of sum of N977.7 million for the N-Creative and N-Tech trainings to empower 3,500 beneficiaries in Northern and Southern Nigeria respectively.
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President Masisi begins campaign to market Botswana

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana has embarked on campaign to market his country, saying the nation is investment destination of choice.

NCEF: Justice Onnoghen’s conviction by CCT, jihad against Christians

The National Christian Elders Forum has described the conviction of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, by the Code of Conduct Tribunal as part of “the jihad” against Christians in the country.

Tanko Yakasai: Atiku Abubakar is a Nigerian

The Second Republic Presidential Adviser, to former President late Shehu Aliyu Shagari, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has stated that the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, remains a Nigerian citizen and is qualified to contest for any elective position in the country, including the office of the President.

Governor Obiano inaugurates N1.2 billion fish feed plant in Onitsha

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra on Saturday inaugurated a modern fish feed production plant valued at N1.2 billion in Onitsha to boost fish business in the state.

Senator Ndume: I have qualities of a Senate president

The Senator representing Southern Borno in the National Assembly, Ali Ndume, has said that he has all the qualities to emerged the next senate president.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: I’ll reclaim my mandate

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to reclaim his stolen mandate.
The hundreds of Southern Kaduna indigenes has stormed Abuja the nation’s capital for the mass protest over the incessant and gruesome killings of their members in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) by persons suspected to be herdsmen.

Southern Kaduna protests in Abuja over Kajuru killings

The hundreds of Southern Kaduna indigenes has stormed Abuja the nation’s capital for the mass protest over the incessant and gruesome killings of their members in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) by persons suspected to be herdsmen.

House of Reps task security operatives on Kajuru killings

Concerned over incessant killings in Southern part of Kaduna, the House of Representatives yesterday charged security agencies to intensify efforts at stemming the tide of the attacks and killings and ensuring that peace and normalcy return to the area.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia:herdsmen

Armed men kill 9, including children, in north Nigeria

Armed men killed nine villagers, including children, and torched homes in northern Nigeria Saturday, official sources said, the latest attack in a surge of violence in the Kaduna region.

PDP accuses INEC of excluding some polling units in Plateau election rerun

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Southern Senatorial zone of Plateau State has raised concern about the activity of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in today’s election, saying if such was not checked, it was capable of shortchanging the people of the constituency.

Elections: You are governor of all, not PDP – Bayelsa APC tells Governor Dickson

The All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State has described as baseless and misguided a statement credited to Governor Seriake Dickson rejecting results of Saturday’s elections in the state.

Senator Ndume intimidates opponent with votes

Former Senate Leader Mohammed Ali Ndume of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has garnered 300, 637 votes to defeat his rival, Kudla Haske, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 84, 608 votes.
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COMESA anxious over single air market

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has launched a campaign for the implementation of Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).

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Enyimba beat FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3-1 to climb on top of log table in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six on Monday at the Agege Stadium.

NPFL Playoffs: Enyimba beat Ifeanyi Ubah to climb top spot

Enyimba beat FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3-1 to climb on top of log table in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six on Monday at the Agege Stadium.
Akwa United fades Lobi Stars title hope after a 0-0 goalless draw at in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six on Monday at the Agege Stadium.

NPFL Playoffs: Akwa United fades Lobi Stars title hope

Akwa United fades Lobi Stars title hope after a 0-0 goalless draw at in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six on Monday at the Agege Stadium.
Manchester United completed a deal for Wales winger Daniel James this summer (Getty)

Manchester United-bound Daniel James likened to Usain Bolt and Ronaldo

Jet-heeled Manchester United-bound winger Daniel James was likened to eight-time Olympic gold medallist sprinter Usain Bolt and Brazil icon Ronaldo by Hungary coach Marco Rossi ahead of Tuesday's Euro 2020 qualifier with Wales.
Richard Young, Deputy Delegation to the EU

EU: 2,084 Nigerians entered Europe illegally in two years

One in every 10 illegal immigrants who entered Europe between 2015 to 2016 was a Nigerian, the European Union has said.
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Internet blackout across Sudan

Landline internet connections were down across Sudan on Monday, a week after mobile online services were cut following a deadly crackdown on protesters.