Abdulsalami, Aisha Buhari disagree over gender roles

Enyioha Opara

A former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has called on the men in the country to raise foundations that would cater for fellow men, because, according to him, men are fast becoming endangered species.

Abubakar, speaking at a fundraising and the unveiling of a cancer screening …

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Blogger faces jail for playing Pokemon Go in church

A young Russian blogger has been charged with inciting hatred and offending religious sensibilities after filming himself playing Pokemon Go in a Yekaterinberg cathedral.

Ruslan Sokolovski is in detention for two months, a statement by the investigative committee said Saturday, and could face a five-year jail term if convicted.

On …

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Fuel at N145/litre no longer sustainable – NNPC

John Ameh, Fidelis Soriwei, Friday Olokor, Adelani Adepegba and Okechukwu Nnodim

Former and present Group Managing Directors of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation have expressed fears that the current pump price of N145 per litre is no longer feasible.

The NNPC in its statement said, "They (the GMDs) noted that …

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I was dead, I resurrected, says Mugabe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe joked Saturday that he had been resurrected as he returned from a foreign trip, mocking rumours that he had died or is critically ill.

He has denied ill-health reports and vowed to stand for reelection in 2018, but recent weeks have seen a surge of demonstrations …

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Media crackdown follows Gabon’s post-election violence

A media crackdown in Gabon left people on Sunday searching for loved ones aided mainly by rumour and hope, following days of violence since the announcement that President Ali Bongo had been re-elected.

The post-election violence has so far claimed seven lives throughout the country, according to count; six civilians …

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Nigerians, Kenyans in unending Twitter war over Zuckerberg’s visit

An unending Twitter war is ongoing between netizens from Nigeria and Kenya over Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg's visit to Africa.

The clash started following unclear reports, speculation which surrounds the back-and-forth movement of the billionaire Facebook CEO, between the two African nations.

See some of the tweets exchanged between the …

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Recession: Melaye urges Buhari to sack Adeosun, Emefiele, Udoma

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja

A member of the Senate representing Kogi-West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, on Sunday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take drastic measures on the ailing economic, including the immediate removal of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma …

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Rooney breaks England caps record

Wayne Rooney became England's most capped outfield player when he was awarded his 116th cap by new manager Sam Allardyce in Sunday's opening 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Slovakia.

Team captain Rooney, 30, surpasses his former England team-mate David Beckham, who was capped 115 times by his country.

As …

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U.S congratulates Sao Tome and Principe on successful elections

The U.S government has congratulated Sao Tome and Principe on its free, fair, and transparent elections on July 17 and Aug. 7, and the inauguration of the new President, Evaristo Carvalho on Sept.

A statement by the U.S State Department in New York on Sunday said, "The election …

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We want Fridays work-free for Muslims — MURIC Director, Akintola

A professor of Islamic Eschatology and Director of Muslim Rights Concern, Ishaq Akintola, tells BAYO AKINLOYE that the Christian Association of Nigeria's criticism of recent visit by the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, is uncalled-for

Did you say Nigeria is not a secular state?

Another example where freedom …

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Tim Kaine says Trump encouraged Watergate-like hack of DNC by Russians

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said Donald Trump is encouraging a cyberattack by the Russian government akin to the Watergate break-in. Speaking on ABC News' “This Week" on Sunday, the Democratic vice presidential nominee compared the cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee — which was widely linked to Russian government hackers — to …

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Trump advisers and allies struggle with deportation specifics

Several of Donald Trump’s top campaign advisers and allies on Sunday struggled to explain the GOP presidential nominee’s stance on mass deportation — insisting that he will prioritize undocumented criminals for deportation, but falling short on other details and playing down the scale of his deportation priorities by millions …

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