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Russia begins delivery of S-400 missile defence system to Turkey

Russia delivers missile defence system to Turkey, in test of NATO

Russia began delivery of an advanced missile defense system to Turkey on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance.
A member of Manchester United's backroom team has been taken to hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.

Manchester United staff member hospitalised in Perth after falling ill

A member of Manchester United's backroom team has been taken to hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.
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President Magufuli urges Tanzania’s women to ‘set ovaries free’, have more babies to boost...

President John Magufuli urged Tanzania’s women to “set your ovaries free” and bear more children as a way to help boost the economy into a regional powerhouse, a step critics said would instead worsen inequality and poverty.
Sudanese demonstrators gather near the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 15, 2019. – Sudanese protest organisers called on their supporters to mobilise outside the army headquarters, saying there was an attempt to “disperse the sit-in” where thousands have camped out for 10 days. (Photo by AHMED MUSTAFA / AFP)

Troops deploy as Sudan braces for mass protest

Troops were deployed on Sunday in Sudan's capital ahead of a planned mass protest against the country's ruling generals, amid international calls for restraint to prevent a new crackdown on demonstrators.
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Group urges APC to zone governorship seat to Kogi West

A Civil society organization, Citizens for Equity, Fairness and Justice, has asked the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the governorship ticket of the party in the forth coming elections in Kogi state to the Western Senatorial district in the spirit of equity, fairness and justice.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has tasked stakeholders from various sectors of the economy, to proffer ways of accelerating development of the pharmaceutical sector, through research and development.

VP Osinbajo: Kidnapping in Nigeria exaggerated

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has downplayed the cases of kidnapping in Nigeria, saying they were sometimes exaggerated for political effect.
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Hackers hit global telecoms companies in espionage campaign

Hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and taken large amounts of personal and corporate data, researchers from a cyber security company said on Tuesday, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage campaigns.
Rescue workers remove a victim from the debris after an under-construction building collapsed in Sihanoukville on June 22, 2019. At least three people died when an under-construction building collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort early on June 22, officials said, with fears an unknown number of others may still be buried in the rubble. Den AYUTHYEA / AFP

Seven dead in Cambodia building collapse

At least seven people died Saturday when an under-construction building owned by a Chinese company collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort, officials said, as rescuers scoured the giant rubble heap for survivors.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

Report: Russia used social media to keep EU voters at home

Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.
Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, taking his Oath of Office as the 15th Governor of the State, at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos, on Wednesday

Governor Sanwo-Olu, others hail President Buhari for honouring MKO Abiola, June 12

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, praised President Muhammadu Buhari for honouring the hero of June 12, the late MKO Abiola and making the day a national public holiday.

Ohanaeze hails federal government for honouring MKO Abiola

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has commended the Federal government for commemorating June 12 and making it a Democracy Day as well as a public holiday.
Pro-democracy protesters closed a street in Khartoum, Sudan, on Monday as security forces tried to disperse a sit-in outside the country’s military headquarters. Ashraf Shazly-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Egypt calls for talks in Sudan as military disperses protestors

Egypt has urged all sides in Sudan to return to the negotiating table as security forces moved to break up a weeks-long protest camp in Khartoum.

Sudan closes Al-Jazeera office in Khartoum – channel

Sudan has closed the Khartoum office of Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera, the station said on its website on Thursday, adding that its staff members' work permits had also been withdrawn.
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Governor Makinde abolishes fees in Oyo schools

New governor of Oyo State, Mr. Seyi Makinde, has abolished N3,000 school fees in the state-owned secondary schools, which was introduced by the administration of the immediate past governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

Crisis Group urges ‘dialogue’ between Mali government, jihadists

Mali's government should consider "dialogue" with jihadists waging an insurgency in the west African state, the International Crisis Group (ICG) think tank suggested on Tuesday, an idea promptly rejected by Bamako.
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Sudan braces for strike as protesters pile on pressure

Sudan is bracing for a two-day nationwide strike from Tuesday called by protesters to pile pressure on the military to hand power to a civilian administration as talks remain deadlocked.

Kebbi government to disburse N900 million to Almajiri schools

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State says N900 million will be disbursed to Almajiri schools to ensure every child in the state acquires both Western and Islamic education.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

General Jemibewon, Colonel Bamigboye warn against attacks on ex-President Obasanjo over ‘Fulanisation’ comment

A former military administrator of Bauchi and Osun states, Col. Theophilus Bamigboye (retd), and a former governor of the defunct Western State, Maj.-Gen. David Jemibewon, (retd) have said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo should not be castigated or lambasted for his comment on ‘Fulanisation’ and ‘Islamisation’ of Nigeria.

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Cultists kill final year student of CRUTECH

A final year student of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) was brutally killed on Monday morning.

Delta APC mocks O’tega Emerhor on failed case against party, Senator Omo-Agege

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday mocked a leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, following failed court cases he filed against the party through an executive faction led by Cyril Ogodo.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook tells US Congress how it thinks its cryptocurrency Libra should be regulated

Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s Calibra. The remarks are prepared testimony he plans to give tomorrow, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee.
A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.

Ibadan polytechnic graduate jailed for impersonation

A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.