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Nigerian media and political accountability

“Only a redeemed media can redeem the nation from drowning in the turbulence of malicious misinformation and hate-mongering that is already gathering,” – Prof Ayobami Ojebode on Thursday, November 29 at the Radio Nigeria 2018 Annual Lecture in Abuja.
Gianni Infantino hailed Qatar's progress on infrastructure during a visit to capital Doha in October [File- Anadolu-Qatar 2022 Local Organizing Committee]

Amnesty ‘warns’ FIFA about expanding Qatar 2022 World Cup

Rights group Amnesty International has warned FIFA, football's governing body, against expanding the Qatar 2022 World Cup to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), raising human rights concerns in the Gulf nations, according to a British media report.

Danny Welbeck’s injury may force Arsenal into January spending

Arsenal’s Head of Football Raul Sanllehi has admitted that forward Danny Welbeck’s long-term injury could force the Premier League club to recruit in the January transfer window.

Poll: UK voters back referendum on final Brexit deal

More UK voters are now in favour of a second referendum on leaving the European Union than those opposing another vote, a new poll has revealed.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts during her meeting with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, at 10 Downing Street in London on July 24, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Matt Dunham

Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint shot down by Brussels

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces being hobbled by the EU's rejection of key planks of her departure plan, stoking fears of a hard Brexit as calls grow for a second referendum.

Jack Wilshere: Arsenal exit was my decision

Jack Wilshere claims that it was his decision to leave Arsenal, with the England international having severed ties with the Gunners after 17 years.

Kevin Strootman: Roma have special tactics to deal with Mo Salah nightmare

Kevin Strootman admits that Mohamed Salah has the potential to be a “nightmare” for Roma, but has warned Liverpool’s star turn that he will face “special tactics” in their Champions League semi-final.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek unsure over Chelsea future

Ruben Loftus-Cheek admits he is unsure if he will return to Chelsea or stay at Crystal Palace this summer.

British prime minister apologises to Caribbean leaders over deportation row

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday personally apologised to Caribbean leaders after her government threatened to deport people who emigrated to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s.

Jose Mourinho keen on signing Mesut Ozil from Arsenal

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is keen on signing midfielder Mesut Ozil from Arsenal.

We’re willing to work with Zimbabwe – US

United States President Donald Trump's administration has reportedly said that it is committed to work with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government, adding however, that Zimbabwe should "stop relying on the US dollar and instead introduce its own currency".

51% of Britons in favour of staying in the EU

A total of 51 per cent of Britons now favour the country remaining in the European Union, according to a poll conducted by research institute BMG for The Independent newspaper.

Freed Tyson Fury calls out Anthony Joshua

Fury his brother Hughie both tested positive but both insisted they “never knowingly or deliberately committed any anti-doping rule violation”. Fury will need to reapply for his boxing license, which was suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control last year.

Ex-Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe gets $10m lump sum payment, full monthly salary – report

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, 93, was reportedly offered a $10 million lump sum payment, full monthly salary, medical cover, security as well as protection of his private properties, as part of a deal that led to his resignation.

Newcastle’s Florian Lejeune hits out at Harry Kane for ‘red card’ tackle

Newcastle defender Florian Lejeune has hit out at Harry Kane for not apologising for the "red card" tackle which soured his introduction to English football.

Monaco set to pounce as Emenalo dumps Chelsea

Michael Emenalo has stepped down as Chelsea’s technical director but is already being targeted for a return to football with Ligue 1 giants Monaco, according to The Independent.

Critics circle Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's Nobel Peace Prize winning Aung San Suu Kyi is facing intense scrutiny for her role in the plight of her nation's Rohingya population.

Britain in error tells dozens of EU citizens to leave

Britain on Wednesday said it had sent dozens of letters telling European Union nationals to leave the country in error, an embarrassing mistake as the issue of the rights of such citizens in the UK is being negotiated.

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FCT elections: APC wins Kwali chairmanship supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Danladi Chiya, winner of the supplementary poll for Kwali Area Council, FCT.
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Police use water cannons against teachers’ protest in Morocco

Police in Morocco's capital Rabat has used water cannons to disperse thousands of young teachers protesting for better work conditions.
[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

CDD: Vote buying, violence marred supplementary polls

The Centre for Democracy and Development’s (CDD) Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has said that despite repeated assurances from the authorities, Saturday’s supplementary elections in parts of the country were marred by attacks against journalists, observers and voters apart from widespread vote buying and selling.

Taraba elections: PDP wins Ussa supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared the PDP Candidate Timothy Anderifun, Winner of the just concluded supplementary state constituency rerun election in Ussa local government area of Taraba state.