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Neymar Three-Match Champions League Ban Confirmed

  Brazilian star Neymar will miss three Champions League matches next season, UEFA confirmed Wednesday, as punishment for insulting a referee following Paris Saint-Germain’s collapse against Manchester United. UEFA first imposed the ban in April before PSG contested the decision, but a final decision was delivered on Wednesday. “The appeal lodged by PSG is rejected. … Continue reading Neymar Three-Match Champions League Ban Confirmed

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Soldiers Fully On Ground In Gajiram – Colonel Isa

  The Nigerian Army has reacted to an attack on a military base in Gajiram, Nganzai local government area of Borno State. The Spokesperson of Operation Lafiya Dole Colonel Ado Isa said in a phone interview that troops successfully repelled the attack which occurred on Monday evening. “Our men are now fully on the ground … Continue reading Soldiers Fully On Ground In Gajiram – Colonel Isa

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Egypt Accuses UN Of Trying To Politicise Morsi’s Death

  Egypt accused the United Nations on Wednesday of seeking to “politicise” the death of the country’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi by calling for an “independent inquiry”. Foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said he condemned “in the strongest terms” the call by the spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert … Continue reading Egypt Accuses UN Of Trying To Politicise Morsi’s Death

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Egyptian Ex-President Morsi Was ‘Killed’, Says Erdogan

  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoganon said his close ally, Mohamed Morsi, was “killed” and accused Egyptian authorities of failing to intervene to save the ex-president. “Morsi was struggling on the floor in the courtroom for 20 minutes. Authorities, unfortunately, did not intervene to save him,” Erdogan said during a televised speech in Istanbul. “Morsi … Continue reading Egyptian Ex-President Morsi Was ‘Killed’, Says Erdogan

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Katsina Governor Appoints New SSG, Swears In Seven Permanent Secretaries

  Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari on Wednesday appointed Mustapha Inuwa as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG). Seven Permanent Secretaries were also sworn-in in the state civil service. One of the permanent secretaries, Halima Lawal from the state ministry of Education, is newly appointed while the remaining six are reappointed. READ ALSO: Air … Continue reading Katsina Governor Appoints New SSG, Swears In Seven Permanent Secretaries

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Four Suspects To Be Arrested For Shooting Down Flight MH17

  International investigators said on Wednesday that they were issuing arrest warrants for three Russians and one Ukrainian suspect over the downing of flight MH17 in July 2014. The Dutch-led probe said it was going to prosecute Russian nationals Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinskiy and Oleg Pulatov as well as Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko over the downing … Continue reading Four Suspects To Be Arrested For Shooting Down Flight MH17

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ICYMI: HDP Seeks Cancellation Of February 23 Presidential Election

  The Hope Democratic Party (HDP) one of the parties that participated in the election conducted by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that the February 23 poll is unknown to law and should be invalidated by the tribunal. The party told the presidential election petitions tribunal that the poll, which produced President Muhammadu … Continue reading ICYMI: HDP Seeks Cancellation Of February 23 Presidential Election

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CCB’s Refusal To Disclose Asset Declarations Of Presidents, Govs Illogical – Falana

  Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has condemned the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) over its refusal to grant a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on the ground that asset declaration form is private information. Falana described the ground as illogical. He said this in a keynote address … Continue reading CCB’s Refusal To Disclose Asset Declarations Of Presidents, Govs Illogical – Falana

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There Is ‘Credible Evidence’ Linking Saudi Crown Prince To Khashoggi Murder – UN expert

  There is “credible evidence” linking Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October, a report by an independent United Nations rights expert said Wednesday. In her report, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard said she had “determined that there is credible evidence, warranting … Continue reading There Is ‘Credible Evidence’ Linking Saudi Crown Prince To Khashoggi Murder – UN expert

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