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Killing us may signal end to Buhari’s govt –Shiite leader (Punch)

The leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria in Gombe State, Mallam Muhammad Adamu, has described the persistent attacks against members of the group by security forces as a flagrant violation of their rights. Adamu, who said this in…

Reduce imports, diplomatic presence in South Africa, Mailafia tells FG (Punch)

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, has asked the Federal Government to reduce its importation of goods from South Africa as part of its response to the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians. He added…

Hong Kong protesters rally outside British Consulate (BBC)

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters have rallied outside the British Consulate demanding that the UK press China to maintain freedoms agreed when the city was handed over in 1997. They sang God Save the Queen and waved Union Jack flags.…

Fati, 16, scores as Barca beat Valencia (BBC)

Barcelona’s 16-year-old forward Ansu Fati marked his first senior start with a second-minute goal as the La Liga champions cruised past Valencia. The teenager burst on to Frenkie de Jong’s square ball to score the opener with a firm strike…

David Cameron: Boris Johnson backed Leave to ‘help career’ (BBC)

Boris Johnson did not believe in Brexit during the referendum campaign and backed Leave “because it would help his political career”, says David Cameron. In an extract from his memoir published in the Sunday Times, the former PM also refers…

Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin: Bloodied British fighter takes points victory over battling Swede (BBC)

Tyson Fury battled to a rugged points win over Otto Wallin as he fought for over nine rounds with heavy cuts to maintain his unbeaten record in a dramatic bout in Las Vegas. The 31-year-old Briton, a 1-25 favourite with…

Tunisia holds second free presidential election (BBC)

Tunisia is holding its second free presidential poll since the 2011 uprising that toppled ex-president Ben Ali and sparked the Arab Spring. It was brought forward from November after the death in July of Beji Caid Essebsi, the first democratically elected…

Saudi oil attacks: US blames Iran for drone strikes on two sites (BBC)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for Saturday’s drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. He dismissed a claim by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels that they had attacked the two facilities, run by state-owned company Aramco. Iran said…

14-year-old prodigy wins MTN Nigeria Kiddies Hackathon

A 14-year-old, Yusuf Molumo has emerged as the winner of the 2019 MTN mPulse Kiddies Hackathon for creating QuizMe, an educational aggregator app that doubles as a mini-encyclopedia and grants young people access to general interest information about Nigeria, such as…

President Buhari mourns Prof. Chukuka Okonjo

President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the family of former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over the passing to glory of the patriarch of the family, Obi Chukuka Okonjo, 91, who was a professor of mathematics, university administrator, international consultant and…

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