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INEC has power to deregister political parties – court

The Federal High Court Abuja on Friday re-affirmed the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deregister political parties. Justice Taiwo Taiwo, delivering judgment...

African Energy Chamber Calls for Extension, compliance with production cuts ahead of next OPEC meetings

The African Energy Chamber has called on African producers to extend production cuts and remain compliant with their obligations as the OPEC prepares to...

NDA, NITDA to join forces on e-learning, capacity-building

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) are set to join forces to collaborate on e-learning and ICT...

46 detained in Turkey over failed coup

Turkish Police on Friday detained at least 46 people, including soldiers, over their alleged links to a group accused of orchestrating a coup attempt...

Nigerian woman put up for sale in Lebanon refuses to return home

The Nigerian woman who was advertised for sale on Facebook in Lebanon has refused to return home, according to the head of Nigeria's diaspora...

UNICEF decries secondary effect of pandemic on children

While children have been the least affected primarily, they have been categorised as being the most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. According to the United...

South China Sea tension: India, Australia sign pacts to strengthen military ties

India and Australia signed two bilateral military agreements Thursday in the "first step in deepening of the defense relationship" between the two Indo-Pacific powers,...

PCN reads riot act to quacks

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has warned quacks to stop their deadly activities or risk arrest and prosecution. The council said its national enforcement...

Tax fraud: Diego Costa bags 6-month sentence, £482,000

Diego Costa appeared in court in Madrid on Thursday to ratify a deal he made with Spanish prosecutors to resolve a tax fraud case...

I hid to play soccer as a child, Eto o’ reveals

Former Barcelona and Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o has revealed how he used to hide from his parents when he played football growing up. During a...

8 homes swept to sea in Norway mudslide

A landslide in the far north of Norway swept eight buildings into the sea on Wednesday; a local has captured the destruction in a...

NASS, Presidency on collision course over ‘strange’ N33bn in SDGs’ Allocation

The National Assembly and the Presidency may be on a collision course if revelations made by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President...

Court acquits cleaner of defilement, as alleged victim fails to testify

An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Thursday acquitted a 26-year-old cleaner, Charles Etuk of defilement as the alleged 13-year-old victim failed...

‘Period’ poverty: New Zealand govt to provide sanitary pads in schools

The New Zealand government said Wednesday that it will provide free sanitary products in schools across the country in an effort to tackle period...

UN report criticises Duterte’s approach to drug war

Thousands of people have been killed amid "near impunity" for offenders in the war the Philippines has waged on illegal drugs since 2016, the...

COVID-19: WHO makes U-turn, resumes trail of hydroxychloroquine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it will resume its trial of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros  Ghebreyesus,...

Tiv-Jukun crisis: How militia hacked cleric, wife to death

Efforts by the Taraba State government to end the protracted killings between the Tiv and Jukun people in the southern part of the state...

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