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Egypt blackface sketch spotlights racism in region

An Egyptian comedian has sparked anger by using blackface in a sketch and mocking Sudanese people, drawing attention to what experts say is a deeper racism problem in the region.

Scientists edit mice gene that could prevent human congenital diseases

American Scientists have for the first time performed ‘prenatal gene editing’ to prevent a deadly metabolic disorder in lab animals, offering the potential to treat human congenital diseases before birth.
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Facebook chief says internet firms in ‘arms race’ for democracy

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said late Tuesday that the leading social network and other internet firms are in an arms race to defend democracy.

US judge refuses to step down in Bill Cosby sex case

The judge presiding over Bill Cosby’s retrial for alleged molestation on Friday quashed defense demands that he step down for purported bias because his wife works with sexual assault victims.

Donald Trump sacks Veterans Affairs chief, nominates White House doctor as replacement

US President Donald Trump shook up his cabinet once again on Wednesday, sacking embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and nominating White House doctor Ronny Jackson as his successor.

Ex-Central bank deputy chief Kingsley Moghalu to deliver lecture at UNN

The president of the Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation (IGET) and former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu, will be the guest speaker for the 2018 annual public lecture of economics department of the University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka.

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The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Tribunal: Witness faults results of presidential election claimed by Atiku Ababakar, PDP

A witness invited by the petitioners before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has disagreed with the results of the last presidential election in Katsina State as claimed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar.
Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.

Barcelona sell Marc Cucurella to Getafe just hours after re-signing him from Eibar

Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai seeks assembly’s approval of N81.68 billion supplementary budget

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has began deliberations on the N81.68 billion supplementary budget forwarded to it by Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai.

Operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander as Naf redeploys senior officers in fresh shakeup

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has appointed new Branch Chiefs, redeployed two Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers.

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord once notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.