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China crackdown on worship centres continues

As crackdown on worship centres in China continues, the ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues in a better way amid increasing restrictions on religious expression of all kinds.

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

2019: Group vows to deliver 1 million votes for Atiku Abubakar in Delta

A political group, the Atiku/Obi Vanguard, has vowed to deliver one million votes from Delta State for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi, in next year’s presidential election.
Kim Jong-yang speaking at a press conference in January. Kang Kyung-kook-AP

South Korea’s Kim Jong-yang elected as Interpol president

International police body Interpol elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as president for a two-year term on Wednesday, beating a Russian national whose candidacy raised concerns in Europe and the U.S. about the risk of Kremlin interference.

Stakeholders seek mandatory use of life jackets on waterways

French oil giant Total has called for enforcement of the use of life jackets by people, who make use of Nigeria’s waterways.

ActionAid, SWOFON urge women’s involvement in agric policy-making

ActionAid Nigeria and the Small-Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) have called for the involvement of smallholder women farmers in agriculture budgeting and policy-making processes at all levels of government.
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Boko Haram kills army commander, several soldiers in three days

Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in Nigeria’s troubled northeast region.