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Benin court says it has jurisdiction to entertain suit against US University

A Benin City High Court, has ruled that it has jurisdiction to entertain a suit against a United States-based University.

Elections: US Embassy, Consulate observe Friday’s work free day

The Embassy of the United States of America, Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos have announced a closure of their offices on Friday, February 22, in observance of the public holiday declared by the federal government.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 12th Dec 2018-4

President Buhari: Amount of foreign currency flooding Nigeria to influence elections alarming

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed astonishment at the huge amount of foreign currency flooding the country intended to influence the general elections beginning on Saturday.

Election: Ex-Minister Momoh backs President Buhari on ballot snatching

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information, on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that anybody involved in ballot box snatching in the forthcoming general elections will pay with his or her life is in order.
Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with the youth and the Synod Fathers at the Paul VI Hall in Vatican on October 6, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tiziana FABI

Distrust and anger shadow Vatican summit on sex abuse

Pope Francis has opened a four-day summit to fight the sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy amid scepticism and anger over the mishandling of decades-long cases.
Vladimir Padrino López asserted that they will have to go over the corpses of the high military command for there to be a new government in Venezuela

Venezuela’s military on red alert for US aid invasion

Venezuela’s military said Tuesday it was on alert at its frontiers following threats by US President Donald Trump and suspended air and sea links with the island of Curacao ahead of a planned aid shipment.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

California, 15 other states sue Donald Trump over decision to declare national emergency

California and 15 other US states sued President Donald Trump’s administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution.
Ren Zhengfei, founder of Huawei

US cannot ‘crush’ Huawei – founder

The founder of Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei has said the United States cannot defeat his company's global ambitions.

INEC: The election postponement challenge

Ordinarily, the postponement by a week of Nigeria’s 2019 general election should not have generated as much outrage as it has done, but the protest that the postponement has attracted is positive proof of the fact that the Nigerian electorate do not trust the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha ComM, commonly known as Nani, is a Portuguese professional footballer

Orlando City signs former Manchester United star Nani

Orlando City has announced the signing of former Manchester United star Nani, who joins from Sporting CP in Portugal.
Hoda Muthana is the only US citizen among an estimated 1,500 foreign women and children at the al-Hawl refugee camp [Fadel Senna-AFP]

US woman ‘deeply regrets’ joining ISIS, wants to return home

A US woman who ran away from home at the age of 20 to live in ISIL's so-called 'caliphate' says she "deeply regrets" her decision, and has pleaded with US authorities to allow her to return home.

Spanish victims of sex abuse by priests speak out

A trickle of accusations of sexual abuse against priests in schools and seminaries is starting to erode the wall of silence in Catholic Spain, whose Church representatives are set to attend a major Vatican meeting on child protection.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

British intelligence says Huawei risk manageable

British intelligence has concluded that security risks posed by using equipment made by Chinese telecom giant Huawei can be managed, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

Oil hits 3-month high on OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela

Oil prices rose to their highest levels since November 2018 on Monday, lifted by OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela.
Franklyn Richardson

Elections: US pastor prays for Nigeria

Pastor Franklyn Richardson, Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Mount Vernon, New York, has prayed for a peaceful outcome of the upcoming general elections in Nigeria.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that work on a new site for the embassy is under way [Mick Tsikas-Pool-Getty Images]

Australia political parties hacked by ‘sophisticated state actor’

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said the country's major political parties were hacked earlier this month alongside the federal parliament by a "sophisticated state actor".
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

UK teen who joined IS has given birth in Syria

A runaway teenager who has divided British opinion after joining the Islamic State group in Syria but now wants to return home, has given birth, her family said on Sunday.
Democrats have criticised Heather Nauert for her lack of diplomatic experience [Mandel Ngan-AFP]

Heather Nauert ends bid to be next US ambassador to UN

US President Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, according to the State Department.

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President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-4

President Buhari urges Nigerians not be afraid of rumours of violence and unrest

President Muhammadu Buhari has counselled Nigerians to ignore rumours of violence and unrest surrounding the conduct of the 2019 general elections as rescheduled.

INEC: Our materials can’t be diverted

Ahead of Saturday’s presidential election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State, has assured voters in the state that the sensitive and non-sensitive materials already distributed for the conduct of Saturday’s elections got to the right destinations across the 16 local government areas of the state.
President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting at the APC Headquarters in Abuja on 18th Feb 2019-4

Election: Why democracy is not easy to maintain – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday said democracy is not easy to achieve and maintain in Nigeria.

Commissioner: Police committed to peaceful elections in Edo

Ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Edo State Police Command has restated its commitment to peaceful election in the state.

Benin court says it has jurisdiction to entertain suit against US University

A Benin City High Court, has ruled that it has jurisdiction to entertain a suit against a United States-based University.