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The US on Wednesday imposed sanctions on South Sudan’s first vice-president Taban Deng Gai for his involvement in serious violations of human rights “including the disappearance and death of civilians.”

US sanctions South Sudan vice president over human rights

The US on Wednesday imposed sanctions on South Sudan’s first vice-president Taban Deng Gai for his involvement in serious violations of human rights “including the disappearance and death of civilians.”
A handout picture released by the Suez Governorate Media Office on Dec 28, 2019 shows paramedics transporting one of the victims who were injured in a bus cash on the road to the Ain Sokhna resort east of the Egyptian capital Cairo. (AFP)

Asian tourists among six killed in Egypt bus crash

A road crash in Egypt killed six people, including tourists from India and Malaysia, and injured at least 24 others Saturday, security and medical sources said.

SERAP petitions UN over attacks on protesters in Abuja

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has petitioned the United Nations Special Rapporteur, Mr. Clement Voule, on the people’s right to peaceful assembly and association.

US removes Sudan from religious freedom blacklist

The United States on Friday lifted fast-changing Sudan from a blacklist for religious freedom violations as it issued warnings to Nigeria, Cuba and Nicaragua.
GENEVA - UN investigators accused Chile's police and army of indiscriminate violence and gross violations, including torture and rape, in crushing recent mass protests over social and economic grievances.

Chile security forces accused of gross violations in quelling protests

UN investigators accused Chile's police and army of indiscriminate violence and gross violations, including torture and rape, in crushing recent mass protests over social and economic grievances.

NAFDAC seals 47 bakeries, water factories in Borno

National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has sealed 22 bakeries and 25 “sachet water” factories during routine inspection in Maiduguri.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unexpected visit Sunday to a Colombo church bombed during the Easter suicide attacks on his first trip to neighbouring Sri Lanka since his election triumph.

Pakistan denies use of airspace to Indian prime minister

Pakistan on Saturday said it denied India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi permission to fly through its airspace due to “ongoing grave human rights violations” in Indian-administered Kashmir.
WASHINGTON - Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible lobbying violations.

Report: Donald Trump’s personal lawyer under investigation for possible lobbying violations

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible lobbying violations.

Road crash kills 36 people as bus collides with truck

At least 36 people have been killed and dozens of others wounded in eastern China after a collision between a packed bus and a truck, officials said.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore: SERAP petitions UN human rights council

SERAP on Thursday said it had petitioned the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva over the way police authorities clamped down on #RevolutionNow protesters on Monday.

Group: Politicians carry drugs in branded vehicles

A group, Human Rights Liberty Access and Peace Defenders Foundation (HURIJE) has accused politicians in Anambra state of using branded vehicles to peddle hard drugs and other harmful products.
Illustrative- US pop singer Madonna performs during a concert in Tel Aviv September 1, 2009. (Amir Meiri-Flash90)

Madonna confirmed at last for Eurovision in Tel Aviv

Madonna has signed a contract to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, ending uncertainty after calls for her to boycott the event, Israeli public broadcaster KAN said Thursday.
Chinese and Canadian flags on show in front of the Forbidden City on December 4, 2017 in Beijing, China.

China sentences another Canadian to death for drug trafficking

A Chinese court sentenced a second Canadian man to death for drug trafficking on Tuesday amid diplomatic tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.
Ukrainian comic actor showman and presidential frontrunner Volodymyr Zelensky (C) delivers a speech after the first exit poll results at his campaign headquarters in Kiev on March 31, 2019. – Comedian and political novice Volodymyr Zelensky topped the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, leading incumbent Petro Poroshenko into a run-off. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP)

Comedian defeats incumbent president in election

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky was the clear winner of the first round of the country’s presidential election with 70 per cent of the votes counted, state media reported on Monday.

Dozens killed in China tour bus fire

Twenty six people were killed and at least 28 injured after a tourist bus caught fire in central China, local officials said.
Pope Francis holds a mass for thousands of Catholics at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi [Tony Gentile-Reuters]

Pope Francis holds first Papal Mass in Abu Dhabi

Pope Francis has held the first Papal Mass at a stadium in Abu Dhabi, the first time the papal visited the Arabian Peninsula.
Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight.

Zimbabwe groups say at least 12 killed in unrest

A collection of Zimbabwe human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed, at least 78 have been shot and more than 240 have faced "assault, torture, inhumane and degrading treatment" in a crackdown on protests that began on Monday over a dramatic rise in fuel prices.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

FRSC: Road fatality down by 18% in 2018

The Federal Road Safety Corps said fatality on the nation’s highways reduced by 18.6 per cent in 2018, according to its end-of-year special patrol report.

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Two to die by hanging for car robbery in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two middle-aged men to death by hanging for armed robbery.
The General Officer Commanding(GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has been placed under house arrest, Daily Sun has gathered.

Court orders interim forfeiture of $376,120 traced to General Hakeem Otiki

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, ordered the interim forfeiture of the sum of $376, 120 allegedly seized from Major General Hakeem Otiki, to the Federal Government.
Enyimba of Aba caretaker coach Fatai Osho says the team is working hard to be ready for their all important CAF Confederations Cup game with Hassania Agadir.

Fatai Osho: Enyimba will be ready for Hassania Agadir

Enyimba of Aba caretaker coach Fatai Osho says the team is working hard to be ready for their all important CAF Confederations Cup game with Hassania Agadir.
It has definitely been a good start for Dani Ceballos in Arsenal’s colour and some fans have started to draw comparisons between him and ex-Gunners favourite and fellow Spaniard Santi Cazorla.

Arsenal star tells Mikel Arteta he wants to leave

Arsenal star Dani Ceballos has told Mikel Arteta that he wants to cut his season-long loan deal short, and move on to another club during the January transfer window.
The lawmaker representing Badagry Federal Constituency, Babatunde Hunpe, has appealed to the Federal Government to establish a polytechnic in the city.

House of Reps moves to include Lagos as NDDC state

A proposed law in House of Representatives, seeking to include Lagos on the list of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) States, is in process.