The Senate has been advised to ignore the reasons given by President Muhammadu Buhari for not signing the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill passed by the National Assembly. Newsmen learnt on Thursday that based on the advice from the Senate’s Legal Department, the upper chamber of the National Assembly would proceed with the process to […]

North Korea’s foreign minister was flying to Sweden on Thursday, the Swedish government said, in the first significant diplomatic move by Pyongyang since US President Donald Trump said he’d be willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a week ago. Sweden, whose embassy represents US interests in the North Korean capital, has been […]

A Ugandan lawmaker apologised Wednesday after encouraging men to beat their wives to “discipline” them, in comments that sparked an outcry in the east African nation. The MP, Onesmus Twinamasiko, wrote in a letter to parliament that he actually “detests all form of violence against women”. “Kindly accept my most sincere and unreserved apologies honourable […]

The White House says it “stands in solidarity” with “its closest ally” the UK and supports its decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats. PM Theresa May said the diplomats would be expelled after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in the UK. Moscow denies responsibility but […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Niger State said it has uncovered a fake registration centre in Zungeru, Wushishi Local Government Area of the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Professor Sam Egwu, told Newsmen yesterday in Minna that the police, through a tip-off, invaded the centre and arrested the alleged […]



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