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The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Benue guber: INEC rests defence on Emmanuel Jime’s petition

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday rested its case on evidence extracted from the petitioner and the documents tendered in the Benue State gubernatorial legal tussle.

Fuel tanker explosion kills 57 people in Tanzania

At least 57 people have died after a fuel tanker exploded in Tanzania, according to police.
A woman is treated by EMS after she and others were caught in a stampede in Times Square. John Roca

Pandemonium in New York as motorcycle’s backfires mistaken for shooter

New Yorkers and visitors around Times Square ran helter-skelter on Tuesday night as the sound of a backfiring motorcycle was mistaken for multiple gunshots from a shooter.

Outrage in Gambia over claims ex-president ordered killings

Relatives of people murdered by death squads in The Gambia expressed outrage on Monday over the release of three former hitmen, who said they committed dozens of assassinations ordered by ex-president Yahya Jammeh.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Three Shiite IMN members die in police custody

Amnesty International has claimed that at least three members of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have died in police custody while another 15 members of the group, including minors, have been detained “incommunicado for weeks.”
Emergency crews stand outside the Tate Modern art gallery on Sunday after the incident. (Yui Mok-AP)

Police: Boy thrown from tenth-floor is ‘stable’

A six-year-old boy thrown from a tenth-floor viewing platform at London’s Tate Modern gallery is no longer in a life-threatening condition, police said Monday.

Man guns down in-law over wife’s alleged infidelity

An angry husband has reportedly shot dead his brother in-law over his wife’s infidelity with his brother simply identified as Pius, in Amukpe, Sapele council area of Delta state.

Transporter killed during police shootout with ‘kidnappers’

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have allegedly killed an Ogun-based transporter, Agbomofuegbe Odion, while hunting for suspected kidnappers in Ijebu-Ode area of the State.

Kano guber: 735 witnesses to testify before tribunal

No fewer than 700 witnesses have been listed to testify before the Kano State Governorship Election Tribunal under the chairmanship of Justice Halima Shamnaki, counsels to the parties yesterday revealed.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: Atiku Abubakar, PDP witnesses ‘attacked by gunmen’

Witnesses of Atiku Abubakar, 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have been reportedly attacked by unknown gunmen.

N2.5 billion DSO payment: Defendants kick against Lai Mohammed’s appearance in court

Defendants in the case of alleged misapplication of N2.5 billion Federal Government Digital Switch-Over (DSO) programme, have countered application by the prosecution to present former Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, as a witness in court.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Tribunal: Witness presents document confirming Senator Akpabio won with wide margin

There was a mild drama at the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State when a witness, Mr. Godwin Afangideh, presented a document confirming that Senator Godswill Akpabio won the Akwa Ibom Northwest senatorial election.
Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo

Mastermind of Sudan protest raid identified

A top Sudanese general said Thursday that the mastermind behind a deadly crackdown on protesters has been identified, but refused to name him saying it would impact a probe into the raid.

Tribunal: INEC didn’t conduct polls In parts of Kaduna – witnesses

Thirteen witnesses on Tuesday told the Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, that the March 9 governorship elections did not hold in parts of Zaria Local Government Area of the state.
The US army has carried out at least 10 airstrikes in Somalia this year targeting al-Shabab fighters [Al Jazeera]

Police: Nine civilians killed in Somalia revenge attack

Nine civilians were executed by a local militia in war-torn Somalia after the killing of a policeman by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, police said Saturday.
Lagos State High Court.

EFCC asks court not to grant ex-NBA chief bail

The EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, S. O Jaji, on Monday informed an Ikeja Special offences court that Ogunlana Adesina, a former president of the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) should not be granted bail as he not only jumped administrative bail, but is also actively tampering with prosecution witnesses.

Three injured as cultists, vigilantes clash in Edo

Three persons were injured on Saturday in a clash among suspected cultists and vigilantes at Fugar in Estako Central Local Government Area of Edo State.
Reports confirm that Forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Unity (GNA) have made progress in areas previously controlled by the Libyan National Army (LNA) loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Libya government forces gain on Khalifa Haftar’s fighters

Reports confirm that Forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Unity (GNA) have made progress in areas previously controlled by the Libyan National Army (LNA) loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

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NSE indices record 0.21 percent loss

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market indices shed 0.21 per cent due to loses in some blue chips.
The team’s General Manager, Musa Adamu revealed that the team had to wait for the NBBF President, Musa Kida to return from Senegal where he went to cheer the D’Tigress to their fourth African title.

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers departs for China on loan

The Men’s senior National Basketball Team will tonight leave for China for the final phase of their 2019 FIBA World Cup preparations.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

Pass all requests for meetings with me through Abba Kyari – President Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
Tukur Buratai

COAS: Nigerian Army ready to enhance local capacity in logistics provision

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has expressed the readiness of Nigerian Army to enhance local capacity in providing logistics for its operations.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Court refuses to release Omoyele Sowore

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declined to order the release of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, #RevolutionNow protest.