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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Xinhua

Hong Kong: China threatens retaliation over US law

China on Thursday summoned the US ambassador and threatened retaliation after US President Donald Trump signed legislation supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, just as the world’s top two economies edge towards a trade truce.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has commended the Muhammadu Buhari’s government’s support for the quick establishment of specialized courts to try corruption and its allied cases for speedy determination of such cases within a stipulated time in order to bring culprits to book and discourage penchant for embezzlement and other forms of grand corruption.

President Buhari urges immediate end to violence in Cross River council

President Muhammadu Buhari has strongly condemned the on-going violence in the Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, which has in the past 24 hours led to a yet to be ascertained number of deaths and arson attacks.
Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi on Tuesday blamed the rising incidence of electoral violence in the country on all political parties.

Electoral violence: All political parties guilty – Senate leader

Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi on Tuesday blamed the rising incidence of electoral violence in the country on all political parties.
Sadiya Umar Farouq

Nigeria launches first national sex offenders register

Nigeria has launched its first national sexual offenders register, setting up a database of those convicted for sexual violence in a move seen as an important step towards clamping down on abuse.

Senator reintroduces gender equality bill

The Senate has reintroduced the Gender Equality Bill.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

South African president launches campaign against gender-based violence

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, on Monday, launched a campaign against gender-based violence which he described as “a great shame”.
Opposition party Chadema said more than 90 percent of its candidates were disqualified [Sadi Said-Reuters]

Tanzania’s ruling party set to sweep council polls after opposition boycott

Tanzania on Sunday held local government elections, viewed as a test case ahead of national polls next year, with the main opposition party boycotting the ballot citing violence and intimidation.
Adams Oshiomhole

‘Hurricane Oshiomhole’ sweeps through Bayelsa, Kogi

In meteorological lore, hurricanes – cyclone-strength winds are usually named after females. But an exception was seemingly made last Saturday when ‘Hurricane Oshiomhole’ that sacked the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the maritime state of Bayelsa made landfall. This time, elated locals gave it a man’s name, in sheer awe of the comprehensiveness and clinical finish of the change it brought.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Your dressing attracting rapists – CAN cautions women

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned women to avoid dressing in revealing cloths, saying indecent dressing invites rapists.
The Eze Igbo of Zamfara, Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, on Saturday commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for tackling the security challenges in the state.

Governor Matawalle: Abdulaziz Yari will be arrested if killings continue in Zamfara

According to a report, the governor made the accusation at government house, Gusau, while receiving some firearms that some “repentant bandits” surrendered.
The Commissioner for Education, Prof Nse Essien, announced the suspension when he led some management staff of the ministry and other stakeholders in the education sector to assess the situation, with a view to proffering a lasting solution.

Akwa Ibom government suspends 71 pupils over attempt to burn school

A total of 71 pupils of the Government Secondary School, Etoi in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have been suspended for allegedly attempting to burn down the school.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has commended the Muhammadu Buhari’s government’s support for the quick establishment of specialized courts to try corruption and its allied cases for speedy determination of such cases within a stipulated time in order to bring culprits to book and discourage penchant for embezzlement and other forms of grand corruption.

President Buhari orders improved response to kidnapping, bandit attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on security agencies and communities under threats of bandits’ attacks and kidnappings to be more vigilant and alert in the light of the latest incidents in Enugu, Zamfara, Adamawa, Katsina and Kaduna States.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

Bayelsans rejected your stooge, don’t blame army, police – Yekini Nabena tells Governor Dickson

Yekini Nabena, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Bayelsa State has dismissed claims made by governor Seriake Dickson, that security agents connived with the APC to hijack electoral materials in many local government Areas during the recently concluded governorship election in the State.
The election tribunal in Kogi state has, on Friday, sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district.

Senator Melaye storms INEC office, calls for cancellation of Kogi West election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Kogi West Senatorial poll, Dino Melaye, has called for total cancellation of the November 16 election.
The Wife of Ondo State Governor, Mrs. Betty Akeredolu, has decried the rate at which many Nigerian men abandon the responsibility of training children to their wives alone.

Betty Akeredolu: Child upbringing a joint task

The wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has decried the rate at which many Nigerian men abandon the responsibility of training children to their wives alone, and described childcare as a joint task in order to have a peaceful society.
‘Anybody’, a song by Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been featured on American TV series ‘Ballers’.

Organisers cancel Burna Boy’s South Africa concert over ‘threats of violence’

Organisers have cancelled two concerts that were supposed to feature Nigerian pop-star Burnaboy over “increasing threats of violence”.

Governor Bello: A little violence is not enough to discredit Kogi election

The re-elected Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, on Tuesday reacted to his victory at the just-concluded election which he described as free and fair.
Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government.

#RevolutionNow: Omoyele Sowore still mobilising Nigerians from detention – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has accused political activist and convener of the “Revolution Now” movement, Omoyele Sowore, of capitalising on the latitude of freedom provided to him at the Service’s detention facility to use his telephone to mobilise Nigerians for violence and revolution against the government.

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Arsenal need to follow the lead of arch-rivals Tottenham and get a proven manager in place, says John Hartson, with the Gunners in no position to take “a chance” on Freddie Ljungberg.

John Hartson: Arsenal can’t afford to give Freddie Ljungberg a chance

Arsenal need to follow the lead of arch-rivals Tottenham and get a proven manager in place, says John Hartson, with the Gunners in no position to take “a chance” on Freddie Ljungberg.
Bordeaux central defender Laurent Koscielny had some words for his former club Arsenal.

Laurent Koscielny reveals his reasons for leaving Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny has spoken about his reasons for leaving Arsenal in the summer; a decision which surprised many at the club including the fans he believes did not expect him to go.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Federal government sets boundaries for acreage management

The statement said energy professionals and consultants gathered by the ministry agreed that to achieve the new targets set by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for the Oil and Gas sector, there is need to put a sound and stress-free acreage management policy in place.
Manchester United have rediscovered a spark and the return of Paul Pogba can see them take the “next step” as the Frenchman has the ability to “unlock the door”, says Ryan Giggs.

Ryan Giggs: Paul Pogba can unlock the door for Manchester United

Manchester United have rediscovered a spark and the return of Paul Pogba can see them take the “next step” as the Frenchman has the ability to “unlock the door”, says Ryan Giggs.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn during a BBC debate in London, England, December 6, 2019. (Jeff Overs-BBC-Handout via Reuters)

UK parties in final campaign push for Thursday election

The main political party leaders are continuing to push their election pledges to voters, as the campaign enters its final few days.