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Bolivia’s Evo Morales called Monday on the opposition that ousted him to “pacify the country” after his shock resignation following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election left a power vacuum in the country.

Bolivia’s Morales departs for exile in Mexico

Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president departed Monday for exile in Mexico, leaving behind a country in turmoil after his abrupt resignation as president.
Aerial view of people demonstrating with a Chilean national flag next to a bonfire against the government of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago, on November 8, 2019. – Unrest began in Chile last October 18 with protests against a rise in transport tickets and other austerity measures that descended into vandalism, looting, and clashes between demonstrators and police. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP)

Anger at out-of-touch elite stoking Chile protests

They send their children to the same schools, vacation in the same lakeside resorts, and marry into each others’ families.
Lebanese students wave national flags and chant slogans as they gather in an anti-government demonstration in the southern city of Sidon (Saida) on November 6, 2019. – Hundreds of schoolchildren led anti-government demonstrations across Lebanon on November 6, refusing to return to class before the demands of a nearly three-week-old protest movement are met. In the largest pupil-led protest, crowds streamed into a central square in the southern city of Sidon, demanding better public education and more job opportunities for school leavers, the state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported. (Photo by Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Students swell Lebanon protest movement

Thousands of students took to the streets across Lebanon Thursday to demand a better future as an unprecedented anti-government protest movement entered its fourth week and continued to spread.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Fear of EFCC has curbed Nigerian excesses abroad

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, says that the fear of the reach of the anti-fraud Commission has curbed public officers as well as private Nigerians living abroad from a lot of their known excesses, including booking entire hotels and blocking London streets for loud block parties.
Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima: People would have been jubilating if Supreme Court had sacked President Buhari

The spokesman for the presidential campaign council of the Peoples Democratic Party, Buba Galadima, has said that Nigerians would have been jubilating if the Supreme Court had sacked President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

Why musicians must be united in peace – PMAN chief

The National President, Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Dr Obi Okwudili Casmir, says grudges among Nigerian musicians is not healthy for the music industry.

18 injured as shells hit Turkish border town

At least 18 people were injured in shelling on a Turkish border town Thursday, local media said, a day after Turkey launched an operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria.
As Ugandans celebrated 57 years of independence on Wednesday, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, engaged police in a cat and mouse race in Kampala and its suburbs.

Bobi Wine engages police in cat and mouse chase

As Ugandans celebrated 57 years of independence on Wednesday, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, engaged police in a cat and mouse race in Kampala and its suburbs.
Bala Muhammad

Wild celebration in Bauchi as tribunal upholds governor’s election

Bauchi residents on Monday thronged major streets in the metropolis to celebrate the victory of Gov. Bala Mohammed of PDP at the Election Petition Tribunal.

Wilfred Ndidi: I sold groundnuts on Lagos streets

Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has revealed how staying in the military barracks helped shaped his life as a person, adding that he even had to hawk groundnuts on Lagos streets to help his family make ends meet.
Riots occurred in Mexico City late Friday as hundreds of women took to the streets in the city's centre to protest violence against women.

Riots as Mexico City protesters march against alleged police rape, violence against women

Riots occurred in Mexico City late Friday as hundreds of women took to the streets in the city’s centre to protest violence against women.
Nigerian refugees

Federal government urged to declare child destitution, begging national emergency

Members of the House of Representatives have asked the federal government to declare child destitution and begging a national emergency.
New York power outage has affected traffic lights, the subway, businesses and Broadway shows. Brendan McDermid-Reuters

Looters, arsonists on rampage as power outage hits New York

A major power outage on Saturday evening hit parts of New York, the commercial capital of the United States.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo government issues final warning to owners of illegal structures

The Edo State Government has given a final warning to owners of properties and illegal structures that flout the state’s extant town planning laws, in a renewed bid to rid the state of illegal structures along the right of way of roads/streets, river banks and Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) high tension lines, among others.
Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, NDLEA Chairman- says abuse of Tramadol, codeine based cough syrup still high among Nigerian youth

NDLEA takes drug abuse campaign to streets, markets, schools

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has taken campaign to schools, streets and markets in the country, to educate the people on the dangers of consuming illegal drugs and drug trafficking.
Tires burn as protesters barricade the streets of Cadjehoun the stronghold of former president of Benin Thomas Yayi Boni on May 2, 2019 in Cotonou. – Protesters in Benin were locked in a tense standoff with police and soldiers after violence broke out following controversial parliamentary polls held without a single opposition candidate. Hours after initial results showed a record low turnout in April 28 election, soldiers and large numbers of police deployed across the economic capital Cotonou. Supporters of former president Boni Yayi, who led calls for a boycott of the ballot, took to the streets. They erected makeshift barriers of burning tyres, and chanting slogans against President Patrice Talon. (Photo by Yanick Folly / AFP)

First death as post-election violence grips Benin

Hundreds of protesters in Benin manning burning barricades defied police and soldiers Thursday after violence broke out following controversial parliamentary polls held without a single opposition candidate.
Sudanese protesters gather for a second day outside the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 7, 2019. – Sudanese police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters who rallied outside the army headquarters for a second day urging the military to back them in demanding President Omar al-Bashir resign. (Photo by – / AFP)

Fears of clashes in Sudan as protesters defy military curfew

Large crowds have remained on the streets of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, ignoring a night-time curfew declared by the country's new military council.

Edo government to demolish illegal structures on moats, river banks, others

The Edo State Government has said it will commence demolition of illegal structures following the expiration of notices earlier served on illegal developers for contravening the state’s extant town planning laws, which includes erecting unapproved structures and buildings on moats and river banks.

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Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Niger government pledges to pay N30,000 minimum wage next year

The Niger State government has assured the civil servants in the state of its readiness to pay the N30,000 minimum wage starting from next year.

65-year-old man docked for ‘stealing two children’

A 65-year-old businessman, Adamu Nahum, was on Wednesday in Lagos brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court over alleged stealing of two children aged four and seven years.

Medical expert tasks journalists on tracking of health indices

Mabogunje made the call on Wednesday in Kaduna at the African Conference on Development Journalism with the theme:’ Advancing Development Journalism Towards Attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

AfCFTA: Visa on arrival for Africans begins January 2020 – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed Nigeria would commence issuing visa on arrival in January 2020 to all holders of African passport as a way of promoting free movement and facilitating the full implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

Teacher charged with breaking 10-year-old student’s arm

A 46-year-old teacher, Ikenna Ekwenam, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly breaking the arm of a 10-year-old student while flogging him for arriving late for a make-up test.