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May 23, 2017 5:17 AM Relief As Kano Assembly Halts Probe Of Sanusi II

Respite came the way of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, yesterday as the state House of Assembly suspended the probe of the royal father over alleged abuse of office and financial impropriety. The decision by the state legislature to halt Emir Sanusi’s probe followed a letter written to it by the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, urging 11

May 23, 2017 12:16 AM 137 pro-Biafra agitators arrested in Enugu, C’River, Ebonyi

Economic activities within Owerri were on Monday paralysed by the splinter group of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereignty State of Biafra, who stormed the major roads and streets of the city in celebration of Biafra Independence Day. The protesters, who arrived in buses from the 27 local government areas of the state with flags and placards 14

May 23, 2017 12:12 AM Biafra Anniversary: Police arrest 150 in Enugu, Calabar, Delta, Ebonyi

ENUGU—No fewer than 150 members of Chief Ralph Uwazuruike-led Biafra Independent Movement, BIM, were, yesterday, arrested by the police across states in the South-East and some parts of South-South. In Enugu, 41 members of the group were arrested during their anniversary parade celebration. Enugu State Police spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed 18

May 22, 2017 11:05 PM Fayose’s panel to probe Fayemi begins work

Ekiti State government has constituted a seven-man Judicial Commission of Enquiry to probe financial and contractual transactions during the administration of former Governor Kayode Fayemi between October 2010 and October 2014. Governor Ayo Fayose was absent at the inauguration of the panel yesterday. He was represented by his deputy, Kolapo Olusola 13

May 22, 2017 8:45 PM Ekiti Govt yet to receive any official request on Moji Olaiya’s burial – Fayose’s aide

publications, claiming that the State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose promised fund the movement of the corpse of late Nollywood Actress, Moji Olaiya from Canada to Nigeria, saying; “No official request has been made to the government in respect of the burial.” The governor’s spokesperson, who maintained that there was no official communication between the governor 12

May 22, 2017 7:57 PM How Brazil's New Political Crisis Might Play Out: QuickTake Q&A

Brazil plunged back into crisis when the Supreme Court authorized an investigation into President Michel Temer on accusations of passive corruption and obstruction of justice. The allegations are the latest development in Operation Carwash, a sprawling corruption probe that has implicated many of the country’s business and political elite and helped 19

May 22, 2017 7:52 PM Turkey tests Trump's patience after protesters roughed up

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador in Ankara to lodge a formal protest days after Washington police intervened to stop Turkish security officials from beating up protesters. Turkish officials, under pressure to prove loyalty to their autocratic president, are casting fresh blame on the United States over a violent clash last week between 13

May 22, 2017 7:07 PM Iran’s president criticizes US after Trump’s sharp words

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the U.S. and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for further isolation of Iran. The 68-year-old cleric, a political moderate within Iran who secured a resounding 15

May 22, 2017 6:37 PM Ex-army generals, others for coup trial

More than 220 suspects, including over two dozen former generals, went on trial Monday in Ankara, Turkey accused of being among the ringleaders of last year’s attempted coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Hostile demonstrators outside the court demanded the death penalty and flung rope nooses at the defendants as they were marched into the building 13

May 22, 2017 6:26 PM FAQ: The Brexit negotiations

EU ministers have given Michel Barnier the mandate to start Brexit negotiations. Talks are to begin in mid-June, after the UK’s general election. Citizens' rights are the first item up for discussion. "It was their choice" to leave the EU, said chief negotiator Michel Barnier, commenting on Britain's position going into the divorce proceedings. Now, he says, it's up to the EU to ensure 16