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A yet-to-be identified Indian has been found raising a lion in the highbrow Victoria Island residential area of Lagos.

Indian national rears lion in Lagos

A yet-to-be identified Indian has been found raising a lion in the highbrow Victoria Island residential area of Lagos.
SYDNEY - Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia's east coast on Monday, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming catastrophic fire conditions.

Australians urged to evacuate as ‘catastrophic’ fires loom

Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia's east coast on Monday, urging residents in high risk areas to evacuate ahead of looming "catastrophic" fire conditions.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

President Buhari, Abia governor pay tribute to late General Aguiyi Ironsi’s son

President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia have paid special tribute to late John Aguiyi-ironsi, the second son of the former Head of State, late Maj.-Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi, who was laid to rest on Friday in Umuahia, the Abia capital.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday ordered massive construction work on critical roads and highways across the State, beginning from Monday (tomorrow).

Lagos governor declares emergency on roads, kicks off massive rehabilitation

Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriages within the State.
Residents of Tsuen Wan gather at an open air stadium, Oct. 2, 2019, to protest the shooting of a teenage demonstrator at close range in the chest by a police officer in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong court rejects challenge to mask ban, protests continue

A Hong Kong court rejected Sunday a challenge to an emergency law criminalizing protesters wearing face masks as democracy activists hit the streets again in defiance of the ban while half of the city’s subway stations remain closed.
The Nigerian and U.S flags as raised on Tuesday

Independence Day: US city honours Nigeria with flag raising

For the second time, the U.S. Town of Hempstead on Tuesday honoured Nigeria by hoisting the nation’s flag in commemoration of its 59th Independence anniversary.

NSE elects new executives

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Victoria Island Branch has elected new executives that will run the affairs of the society for the next two years.
Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has appointed Vincent Mashami as their coach for the men's national football team.

Vincent Mashami named new Rwanda head coach

Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has appointed Vincent Mashami as their coach for the men's national football team.
Cardinal George Pell is taken from the court in Melbourne, Australia, back to jail after his appeal against child sexual abuse convictions was dismissed. James Ross-AAP

Australian court upholds Catholic cardinal’s sex abuse verdict

An Australian appeals court Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children.
Crown operates in Perth and Victoria, with a further casino in the pipeline for Sydney.

Australian gambling giant denies links to organized crime

A television documentary has made allegations linking Australia’s gambling giant, Crown Casino, to organized crime, money laundering and human trafficking. The company has taken out newspaper ads denying the allegations.

Journalists face possible jail for Cardinal’s trial reporting

Dozens of Australian journalists could face prison or a fine for allegedly breaching a reporting ban on the trial of Cardinal George Pell.
Seychelles FA Chairman, George Bibi has stated that their AFCON 2019 qualifiers match with the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be tough, but he is assured the pirates will give a good performance, as they are fully aware of their opponents quality.

Seychelles FA chief backs Seychelles to stun Super Eagles in Asaba

Seychelles FA chairman George Bibi has stated that their AFCON 2019 qualifiers match with the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be tough, but he is assured the pirates will give a good performance, as they are fully aware of their opponents quality.

Convicted Australia cardinal sentence to be broadcast live

Disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell, convicted over child sex crimes, will get a second chance to clear his name this June, a court official said Wednesday, if a judge grants his appeal.
Nigerians in Russia

World Cup: Stranded Nigerians, others face deportation from Russia

In a cramped apartment on the outskirts of Moscow, Lamin has little more than the clothes and the Bible he brought with him when he came to Russia on a temporary World Cup visa last summer.
This recent undated handout picture provided by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and received by AFP on February 3, 2019 shows floodwaters as they rush over the Aplins Weir in Townsville after days of torrential rain. Once in a century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of further downpours over the next few days. Handout / QUEENSLAND FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES / AFP

‘Once-in-a-century’ floods hit northeast Australia

Once-in-a-century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of tornadoes and more rain over the next few days.
Maasarwe's death recharged outrage over violence against women after 22-year-old Eurydice Dixon was killed in Melbourne while walking home after performing at a comedy show in June. [Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images]

Australians demand safe streets for women after student’s murder

Several thousand people marched through major Australian cities calling for safety for women after an Palestinian exchange student was murdered in Melbourne.
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Suspect packages sent to diplomatic missions in Australia

Suspicious packages were sent to more than a dozen foreign embassies and consulates in major Australian cities on Wednesday in a seemingly orchestrated but scattershot campaign.
Manchester Victoria railway station was closed after a police officer was stabbed along with two other people. Sam Clack-Twitter

Knife attacker injures three in Manchester

British counter-terrorism police were investigating a multiple stabbing in which the suspect reportedly shouted “Allah” at a Manchester railway station on New Year’s Eve, officials said Tuesday.

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Bayelsa election: Timi Frank asks PDP chairman Uche Secondus to resign

Timi Frank, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday, called on the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, and the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party to apologise or resign over the loss of Bayelsa State which has been under PDP’s control since 1999.
Candidate for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) at the Kogi State Gubernatorial Election, Natasha Akpoti, has cast her vote at her polling unit while at the same time calling on security agencies to ensure the security of voters.

Kogi elections: Yahaya Bello has ordered my assassination – Natasha Akpoti

The Social Democratic Party, SDP, governorship candidate in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has claimed that Yahaya Bello has ordered her assassination.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa says he’s excited staging a return to the national team after missing out recent games due to injury.

Ahmed Musa urges coaches to groom new stars

Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa has urged the senior national team coaches to expedite action on grooming young players that will take over from him and other experienced players.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has pledged no impunity for security forces that he said used excessive force and violated the rights of protesters during weeks of violent riots over economic policies and social injustice

Chile’s Sebastian Pinera vows action over security force abuses

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has pledged "no impunity" for security forces that he said used excessive force and violated the rights of protesters during weeks of violent riots over economic policies and social injustice that have left more than 20 dead.
Bayern Munich have reportedly ear-marked Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong as their long-term successor to Arjen Robben.

Tahith Chong’s future at Manchester United addressed amid rumours

Manchester United are reportedly confident in keeping starlet Tahith Chong at the club amid rumours over his future.