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Venezuela bars opposition activist from Europe trip

A prominent Venezuelan opposition activist has been barred from leaving the country for planned meetings with leaders of France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Lagos speaker urges fed govt, states to be sensitive to the people’s plight

In a bid to stem ethnic agitations and hate speech across the country, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, says government at all levels should listen to the yearnings of the citizens.

Trump urges GCC to find diplomatic solution to crisis

President Donald Trump urged the countries embroiled in a regional dispute with Qatar to find a diplomatic resolution to the ongoing rift.

Boko Haram: US congress members visit Maiduguri

Four United States congress members have visited Maiduguri, the military theatre of operation to access the counter-insurgency war in the northeast.

Buhari’s mini speech

President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast on his return from a 103 day medical vacation in Britain has been sliced in different ways by different people.

US agrees to sell arms to fight insurgency – Saraki

The U.S. Government for the first time has agreed in principle to sell arms to help in the fight against insurgency in the country.

Nigeria has enough laws to curb hate speeches

Top officials of the federal government and the various state governments have continued to express concern over the growing wave of hate speeches in the country. To curb the menace, a new law is being proposed which will categorize hate speech as ‘terrorism’.

Between hate speech and freedom of expression

Few weeks ago, the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo declared that henceforth, the Federal Government of Nigeria will classify hate speech as specie of Terrorism and offenders will be charged under the Terrorism Prevention Act, as amended

No cabal can hijack Buhari’s powers – Presidency

The Presidency has insisted that no cabal or official can hijack the powers President Muhammadu Buhari.

Second man arrested after Buckingham Palace sword attack

Police investigating Friday's sword attack outside Buckingham Palace in London arrested a second man on Sunday, a statement said.

‘Not afraid’: Defiant Barcelona to march against terror

Tens of thousands of Spaniards and foreigners are to stage a defiant march against terror through Barcelona on Saturday following last week's deadly vehicle rampages.

Sultan wants hate speech, fake news criminalised

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, said on Thursday that the traditional institution was in support of the recent move by the Federal Government to criminalise hate speech and fake news.

Uganda courts accused of targeting Muslims in rulings

A Ugandan court this week jailed four members of a Muslim sect for life on terrorism charges, a judgment denounced by some as the latest in a series of anti-Muslim rulings.

Uganda jails Muslim leader Sheikh Kamoga over ‘terror’

A Ugandan court sentenced a Muslim group leader and three associates to life in prison on terrorism charges, a judgment denounced by some as the latest in a series of anti-Muslim rulings.

Muslim leader, 3 others slapped with life sentences after terrorism conviction

A Ugandan court on Tuesday sentenced a Muslim group leader and three associates to life in prison after their conviction on terrorism charges related to threats to harm rivals, a judicial official said.

Iran needs only 5 days to enrich uranium to 20% – Atomic chief

Iran warned on Tuesday that it needed only five days to enrich its uranium to 20 per cent, a level at which the material could be used for a nuclear weapon, the state television reported on Tuesday.

Catalonia is Spain’s fertile ground for terrorists – Analysts

Despite its long experience in fighting terrorism, Spain failed this past week to prevent two deadly attacks in Catalonia — a key tourist magnet but also the Spanish region most vulnerable to such assaults, analysts say.

Plan to make hate speech a plot to silence PDP – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has cautioned the federal government over its categorisation of hate speeches to act of terrorism, “This appears as another plot to silence the opposition and I make bold to say that saying the truth concerning the country and its rulers cannot be termed as hate speech.”

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Lagos governor visits explosion victims

The Lagos State Government will be meeting with the management of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to discuss on issues of compensation for victims of the January 19 pipeline fire in Abule Egba, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Saturday.

NGO donates seedlings, other items to Plateau IDPs

The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos, on Saturday donated improved seedlings to 50 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Ban, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area (LGA), of Plateau.
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Nick Kyrgios sets up Rafael Nadal showdown after five-set thriller

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Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

Amotekun a child of necessity – Southwest speakers

Worried by the prevailing security situation in the country, the Speakers of the Six South-West States, under the auspices of Conference of Speakers of South West State Legislatures, have thrown their weight behind the Western Nigeria Security Network (Operation Amotekun), describing it as a supportive security mechanism targeted at curtailing threats and protecting lives and property of the people.
Bauchi REC, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi (middle) speaking to newsmen in Gamawa on the Gamawa and Zaki Federal Constituencies’ supplementary-rerun elections.

REC: Bauchi rerun polls an improvement over 2019 exercise

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bauchi State, has described the ongoing supplementary and rerun elections in Zaki and Gamawa councils as an improvement over 2019 polls.