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Gombe government to establish Hippopotamus colony

The Gombe State Government says it is working on establishing a Hippopotamus colony at Dadin Kowa to save the animals from attacks and the threats they pose to fishermen.

Imo governor-elect seeks commonwealth’s cooperation

Imo State Governor-elect, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has solicited the support and cooperation of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CEIC), in the United Kingdom.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi approves appointment of new head of service

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday approved the appointment of Mr Ayodeji Ajayi as the new Head of Service.
British electrical engineering student Lauri Love successfully appeal a decision to extradite him to United States. Love was accused of hacking into US government agencies, including the Federal Reserve, NASA and the US Army [Dan Kitwood-Getty Images]

Lauri Love: Julian Assange has been put on sacrificial alter

A British citizen with Asperger's syndrome who was accused of hacking into US government agencies and had faced extradition said Julian Assange has been put on the "sacrificial alter", as he warned that the WikiLeaks founder's arrest could have a damaging effect on press freedom.
The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Professor Nelson Brambaifa, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for demonstrating an enduring love for the people of the Niger Delta region.

NDDC, UK universities to deepen ties on scholarship programmes

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it is deepening its partnership with universities in the United Kingdom (UK) to enhance its human capital development programmes.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits a building site to make a commitment to EU citizens that Scotland would remain their home, in Easterhouse, Glasgow on April 5, 2019. (Photo by John Linton - POOL - AFP)

Brexit chaos leaves Scotland on independence tightrope

With Britain tearing its hair out over the Brexit confusion, Scotland’s government is biding its time as it prepares for the ultimate prize — independence.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May reacting as Scottish National Party (SNP) MP and Westminster leader Ian Blackford speaks in the House of Commons in London on April 11, 2019, after she updated MPs on Brexit, following her attendance at the EU Summit. – European leaders agreed with Britain on Thursday to delay Brexit by up to six months, saving the continent from what could have been a chaotic no-deal departure at the end of the week. The deal struck during late night talks in Brussels means that, if London remains in the EU after May 22, British voters will have to take part in European elections — or crash out on June 1. (Photo by HO / various sources / AFP) /

Theresa May faces quit call after securing Brexit delay

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down a call to resign on Thursday as she implored MPs to resolve the Brexit impasse at last after the EU granted a new six-month delay.
The United States has unsealed an indictment against Julian Assange, accusing the WikiLeaks founder of conspiring to steal secret government files.

United States unseals indictment against Wikileaks chief Julian Assange

The United States has unsealed an indictment against Julian Assange, accusing the WikiLeaks founder of conspiring to steal secret government files.
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex

Prince Harry, Meghan want baby’s birth kept ‘private’

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan want to keep the arrival of their baby later this month “private”, Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Thursday.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Shiites locks down British commission over Tony Blair’s visit

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMM), otherwise known as Shiites, have halted both human and vehicular movement around the British High Commission, Abuja, over the continuous detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
Donald Tusk and Theresa May on Brexit

EU pushes to delay Brexit by one year

European leaders will gather in Brussels later on Wednesday to decide on the United Kingdom’s immediate future in the European Union.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Pressure on Omar al-Bashir builds as calls for Sudan transition grow

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir came under mounting pressure Tuesday as three Western nations pushed for a political transition after months of unprecedented protests against his rule.

Federal government acquires automatic aircraft fire simulator for NCAT

The Federal Government has acquired a modern multi-functional aircraft fire fighting simulator to be installed soon at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria.
Abigail Palmer

Woman murders two-month old baby for making noise

Abigail Palmer, a single mother has been found guilty of the murder of her two-month old baby in the process of trying to stop the child from crying and making noise.
Libya militia

Air raids target Libyan strongman’s advancing forces near Tripoli

Fighter jets for Libya's UN-backed government in Tripoli have targeted forces under the command of renegade General Khalifa Haftar, in a bid to halt his military assault on the capital that threatens to further destabilise the country.

Save the Children: 100,000 babies die every year because of conflict

At least 550,000 are said to have died as a result armed conflict between 2013 and 2017 in Nigeria and nine other affected countries according to a new analysis.
Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru has been named the fastest player in the Turkish Super Lig.

Nigeria’s Henry Onyekuru named Turkish Super Lig’s fastest player

Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru has been named the fastest player in the Turkish Super Lig.

Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).

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Federal government has 58 roads, bridges ongoing projects in Southeast – minister

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