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Timi Frank urges Supreme Court to redeem image of judiciary

Frank also called on the international community to place visa restrictions on the five justices of the Appeal Court that presided over the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) over gross miscarriage of justice and flagrant breach of the Constitution.
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

Federal government dispatches delegation to witness inauguration of envoy as UNGA president

The Federal Government has dispatched a three-man team to witness the assumption of office of Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, as the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation receives encomiums for its empowerment initiatives

Thousands of small-business owners, petty traders and artisans in Abia-North senatorial district of Abia State showered encomium of gratitude on the Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation following the successful conclusion of its Small Business Zero Interest-Free Loan scheme.

Ex-foreign affairs minister wants Nigeria to sue South Africa over xenophobic attacks

Former Nigerian minister of foreign affairs Professor Bolaji Akinyemi Sunday called on the Nigerian Government to drag South Africa to the International Criminal Court of Justice for the xenophobic attacks that claimed the lives of Nigerians.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

Nigeria, 10 other African countries to benefit from AfDB power project

G5 Sahel heads of state at a Summit on Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, gave strong support to Desert to Power, an Africa Development Bank-led initiative.
West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.

West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups

West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.
The main party in the former ruling coalition, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), has since sought to bolster its position by forging closer ties with one-time rival, the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS).

Malaysia’s top opposition parties form alliance

Malaysia's two oldest political parties have formed an alliance, presenting arguably the largest political platform for the majority Malay Muslims at a time of simmering racial and religious tensions.

Reps member urges leaders to alleviate poverty through charity

A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Val Anyika, has called on the country’s leaders to do more to alleviate the poverty levels of the less privileged in the society.
Hamza bin Laden

Donald Trump confirms killing of Osama Bin Laden’s son

Trump said in a statement released by the White House that bin Laden was killed in a counterterrorism operation near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, though did not provide an exact date for the death.
The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the WannaCry ransomware attacks and hacking of international banks and customer accounts.

US imposes sanctions on North Korean hacking groups blamed for global attacks

The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the WannaCry ransomware attacks and hacking of international banks and customer accounts.
The President of the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo, on Friday said that victims of the recent xenophobic attacks in that country deserved to be compensated.

Xenophobia: Group calls for UN, AU intervention

The African Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF) has called on the United Nations, the African Union and other world leaders to intervene, as a matter of urgency, in the heinous crime perpetrated by the South African against their African counterparts.
The suspects, Crown Babatunde Akeju (31 years) and Toba Agbanah (35 years) were arrested at different locations in Ibadan following intelligence gathered on their alleged involvement in internet frauds.

EFCC nabs two ‘internet scammers’ in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, has arrested two suspected internet fraudsters who specialize in stealing people’s identities online to defraud foreign nationals.
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UN: Over 1,400 Nigerians killed in six months

The United Nations, on Tuesday, said that over 1,400 Nigerians have been killed as a result of kidnapping and banditry within a period of six months in the country.
Ibrahim El-Zakzaky Shiite

Shiites hold procession despite police warning

Shiite Muslims in Nigeria on Tuesday proceeded with their annual religious procession, ignoring warnings by security agencies against the procession across the country.
North Korea on Tuesday fired projectiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said, hours after Pyongyang said it was willing to hold working-level talks this month with the United States.

North Korea fires new missiles, proposes talks with Donald Trump

North Korea on Tuesday fired projectiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said, hours after Pyongyang said it was willing to hold working-level talks this month with the United States.

UN calls for partnership on land degredation

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Muhammed, on Monday called for innovative partnerships to accelerate individual and collective actions to reverse land degradation and loss of biodiversity affecting livelihoods globally.

Nigeria adopts September 16 as National ID Day

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has vowed to bring to reality in the state, the vision of the acclaimed winner of the June 12 , 1993 Presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola.

UN picks Ogun for afforestation programme

The United Nations has selected Ogun State in the southwest to be assessed for participation in the global Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, and foster conservation (REDD+) programme.

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Ousted emir emerges Zamfara PDP deputy chairman

Former Emir of Bakura in Zamfara, Alhaji Hassan Marafa has emerged as the Deputy Chairman of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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Tribunal verdict triumph of truth over falsehood – Oyo governor

Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has described his victory at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal as the triumph of truth over falsehood.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

Google to unveils new Pixel phone October 15

Google on Monday sent out invitations to an October 15 event starring “things Made by Google,” with a new Pixel smartphone expected in the line-up.

Reps: 1,723 contractors received N70 billion without mobilising to site

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on abandoned Projects in Niger Delta has discovered that a total of 1,723 contractors had collected a total of N70.495 billion without mobilising to the site.

Gary Neville brands Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola a ‘disgrace’

Gary Neville has branded Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola a disgrace and urged his former club to no longer negotiate with the Italian.