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Thailand carries out first execution since 2009

Thailand has carried out its first execution since 2009, putting a 26-year-old convicted murderer to death by lethal injection in a move condemned by Amnesty International as “deplorable”.

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Oby Ezekwesili signs elections peace accord

Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has signed the 2019 General Elections Peace accord.
Alisson Becker kept Liverpool's dream of another European Cup alive after the Brazilian goalkeeper made a dramatic save to deny Arkadiusz Milik a late equaliser at Anfield. Action Images

Alisson Becker splurge pays off as Liverpool reach last 16

Liverpool were saved the ignominy of an early Champions League elimination against Napoli by the slimmest of margins, as the huge money invested in goalkeeper Alisson Becker came good in a tense 1-0 win over the Italians.

Tenants groan over high cost of rent in Jigawa

Dutse, the Jigawa state capital, has a population of 153,000 people according to 2006 Census, but despite the population size, the state capital is one of the cities in the country where tenants pay rents through the nose.

Kano trade fair extended by four days

The ongoing 39th Kano international trade fair has been extended to 14th December as against the initial closing date of December 8.
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Pound rebounds as Theresa May pledges to fight on, warns Brexit at risk

Sterling rose on Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight a challenge to her leadership and warned rebels within her party that they risked delaying or even stopping Britain’s departure from the European Union.