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Kaduna: 55 dead after row at market

Sectarian violence sparked by a spat at a market has left 55 people dead in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Muslim and Christian youths reportedly clashed after a row between wheelbarrow porters in the town of Kasuwan Magani. The state police commissioner said 22 people were arrested after the unrest. Authorities also imposed a round-the-clock curfew in the...

BREAKING: Ex-Chief Justice Kutigi dies at 79

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, 79, is reported to have died in a London hospital. The Niger State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Danjuma Sallau, confirmed on Sunday. Late Kutigi was the Chief Justice of Nigeria from January 30, 2007 until 30 December 2009. Kutigi graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University (both in Zaria, Kaduna State.) and also went to...

OPINION: Beyond Fayose: The future of Ekiti, by Reuben Abati

I spent the better part of last Tuesday, October 16, focusing on developments in Ekiti State. It was the day of John Kayode Fayemi’s return to office as Governor of Ekiti State and his inauguration for a second-term, after an interregnum of four years, 2014-2018 during which former Governor Ayo Fayose reigned.  It was also on that day that Fayemi’s...

President Trump says he will pull U.S. out of nuclear treaty with Russia

(ELKO, Nevada) — President Donald Trump says he will pull United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. Trump says Moscow has violated the agreement, but provided no details. The 1987 pact helps protect the security of the U.S. and its allies in Europe and the Far East. It prohibits the United States and Russia from possessing, producing or...

Kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire regains freedom

Kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been released, 10 days after he was seized by armed men in the city of Dar Es Salaam. "I have returned home safely," he said in a tweet from his company METL Group's account. The businessman, known locally as Mo, thanked Tanzania's police "and everyone around the world for their prayers". It is not clear how...

Give us Jamal Khashoggi body for a befitting funeral, friends beg Saudi authorities

 Saudis confirm death of Jamal Khashoggi Istanbul (CNN)Friends of Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident Saudi journalist killed in disputed circumstances in his country's consulate in Istanbul, have demanded that authorities in Riyadh produce his remains. After nearly three weeks in which it denied anything untoward had happened at its diplomatic premises in Turkey, Saudi Arabia admitted Khashoggi had died but said it...

Liberia investigates U.S. charity over rape allegations

The country's Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Williametta Saydee Tarr said on Friday that a committee has been established to investigate the matter.  Liberia’s government has started investigating a U.S. charity More Than Me (MTM). It follows reports that one of its founding staff raped many girls who came to the charity for care. The country’s Minister of Gender, Children...

Rep. Steve king goes full white nationalist in interview with Austrian site

A shocking interview with a far-right propaganda site offers the clearest look yet at the congressman’s racist ideology. By Christopher Mathias and Nick Robins-Early   Tom Williams via Getty Images Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa gave a remarkably racist interview to an Austrian “alt-right” site in August. 3.9k   Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) visited Austria in August and gave an extensive interview to a far-right...

New York witches aim hex at Supreme Court’s Brett Kavanaugh despite death threats

By Gabriella Borter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Melissa Madara was not surprised to receive death threats on Friday as her Brooklyn witchcraft store prepared to host a public hexing of newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this weekend. The planned casting of an anti-Kavanaugh spell, one of the more striking instances of politically disgruntled Americans turning to the supernatural...

Gov. Okowa mourns as Delta CJ loses wife

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed his deep condolences to the family of the Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshall Umukoro over the death of his wife, Mrs Lizzy Umukoro. The Governor’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, in Asaba on Saturday, wherein he described Mrs. Umukoro’s death as a great loss...

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