British Police Probe Attacks On Mosques In Birmingham

A sledgehammer-wielding man was seen smashing windows at two mosques in Britain’s second city Birmingham and three more have been similarly vandalised overnight, the police said Thursday. Counter-terrorism officers are investigating attacks on the mosques in different areas in the central English city, West Midlands Police said in a statement. The force added the incidents … Continue reading British Police Probe Attacks On Mosques In Birmingham

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54 Killed As Ferry Sinks In North Iraq

  At least 54 people died when an overcrowded ferry carrying families sank Thursday in a swollen river in northern Iraq during Kurdish New Year celebrations, officials said. Another 28 people were missing after the disaster on the Tigris in the city of Mosul, according to an interior ministry official who did not want to … Continue reading 54 Killed As Ferry Sinks In North Iraq

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EU Leaders Mount Pressure On British MPs Over Brexit Deal

  European leaders piled the pressure on British MPs Thursday to back a divorce deal they have negotiated with Prime Minister Theresa May, warning that the alternative was a cliff-edge exit from the EU next week. May has asked EU leaders for a three-month delay to Brexit to allow her to try one more time … Continue reading EU Leaders Mount Pressure On British MPs Over Brexit Deal

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EU Leaders Mount Pressure On British MPs Over Brexit Deal

  European leaders piled the pressure on British MPs Thursday to back a divorce deal they have negotiated with Prime Minister Theresa May, warning that the alternative was a cliff-edge exit from the EU next week. May has asked EU leaders for a three-month delay to Brexit to allow her to try one more time … Continue reading EU Leaders Mount Pressure On British MPs Over Brexit Deal

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Man Remanded In Prison Over Alleged Vote-Buying In Kwara

  Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin has ordered that one Abdulsalam Abdulkadri be remanded in Mandala Prison. The judge gave the order on Thursday during the arraignment of the suspect by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Abdulkadri is standing trial for alleged vote-buying during the March 9 … Continue reading Man Remanded In Prison Over Alleged Vote-Buying In Kwara

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Brazil’s Ex-President Michel Temer Arrested Over Corruption

  Brazil’s ex-president Michel Temer was arrested Thursday as part of a sprawling anti-corruption probe that has already claimed dozens of political and corporate scalps, media reports said.  Temer, the predecessor of current President Jair Bolsonaro, was Brazil’s most unpopular leader ever and faced a number of corruption accusations on leaving office last year. Police … Continue reading Brazil’s Ex-President Michel Temer Arrested Over Corruption

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General Elections: 1119 Persons Arrested During 2019 Polls – Police

    A total of 1,119 persons were arrested in connection with electoral offences during the Feb. 23 and March 9 elections across the country, police and military authorities confirmed on Thursday. ACP Frank Mba, the police spokesman, disclosed this at a joint news briefing by spokespersons of the police and the military at Defence Headquarters … Continue reading General Elections: 1119 Persons Arrested During 2019 Polls – Police

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INEC To Conduct Supplementary Election In Lagos

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has concluded arrangements to conduct a supplementary election in Lagos State. INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr Sam Olumekun, announced this in a statement on Thursday. According to him, the exercise will take place in nine polling units of Ibeju-Lekki State constituency I. Olumekun explained … Continue reading INEC To Conduct Supplementary Election In Lagos

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Pound Under Pressure Ahead Of Brexit Summit

  The pound fell further ahead of a key Brexit summit in Brussels on Thursday, while equities investors tried to come to grips with an unexpectedly dovish message from the US Federal Reserve. Sterling, seen as a barometer for Britain’s long-running Brexit saga, remained on the backfoot over fears that the country could crash out … Continue reading Pound Under Pressure Ahead Of Brexit Summit

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Second, Third Prosecution Witnesses Testify In Onnoghen’s Trial At CCT

  A former director in charge of political office at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Mr Awal Yakassi, has given his testimony in the alleged non-declaration of asset case against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. Mr Yakassi testified on behalf of the Federal Government as the second prosecution witness … Continue reading Second, Third Prosecution Witnesses Testify In Onnoghen’s Trial At CCT

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