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June 24, 2017 5:18 PM Probe: Amnesty Office vows not to give in to blackmail

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Office, said on Saturday that it would welcome probe of the programme and not mere blackmail. Mr Owei Lakemfam, Head of Media, said in Abuja in a statement that the office attention had been drawn to a faceless group demanding a probe of its activities. According to him, as a public institution answerable to the public 13

June 20, 2017 1:04 PM Breaking: Capital Oil boss Ifeanyi Ubah released

Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, the managing director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited has been released from DSS’s detention. Sources said the oil mogul was released yesterday night unconditionally by the Department of State Services after a “No Case” was established, following a tedious investigation by the DSS in his rift with the NNPC. The DSS had arrested Dr. Ubah over his alleged 15

June 15, 2017 3:31 PM On TV, Putin Fields Softballs From Public and Tougher Queries From Press

It was all supposed to be spontaneous, with organizers announcing days in advance that a huge number of questions were pouring in. They said there were some 2.6 million submitted, from a country of around 143 million people. After the public quizzing, Mr. Putin took questions from journalists, and it was then that he was asked pointedly about the anti-Putin 18

June 12, 2017 8:07 PM Putin's potential successor was just arrested. Here are a few things to know

Alexei Navalny, the man who is planning to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin in the 2018 Russian presidential election, was just arrested. Here’s a quick breakdown of who he is, why he was detained, and why it seems that will do little to dissuade his political ambitions. Who is Putin critic Navalny? Alexei Navalny is a Russian activist and lawyer 19

June 12, 2017 11:40 AM Pope demands Nigerian priests' obedience over Ahiara bishop

Pope Francis has told a group of Nigerian priests to pledge obedience to him or face suspension from the church. The row is over the refusal by clergy in the diocese of Ahiara to accept the appointment of a bishop made in 2012. The pontiff told an audience of Nigerian Catholics in Rome last week that the "people of God are scandalised" by what has happened 15

June 12, 2017 8:03 AM June 12: How Nigeria’s military president Ibrahim Babangida annulled MKO Abiola’s presidential election in 1993

Kashimawo was his name, meaning “Let us wait and see,” as no one was quite sure he would survive till adulthood. Being his father's 23rd child, to the surprise of many, he was the first to survive infancy and actually ushered in other children into the family. It was not until he was 15 years old that he was properly named Moshood, as his parents then knew that he had come to stay and they saw the need for another 24

June 12, 2017 6:30 AM Catholic Bishop of Ahiara saga: Apologize or face the music – Pope warns Nigerian priests

Pope Francis has demanded apology from defiant Nigerian priests for refusing to recognize Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke as Bishop of Ahiara, years after his appointment. Bishop Okpaleke was appointed Bishop of Ahiara by then-Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 but has been unable to take control of the diocese because of protests by the majority of priests 15

June 8, 2017 12:18 PM ‘European Belarus’ Activist: On June 22 We Will Demand To Cancel ‘West 2017’ Military Exercises

The June 22 action in the Kastrychnitskaya Square in Minsk will be held under the slogans “Freedom for Political Prisoners!” and “For Peaceful Belarus!” Activist of the “European Belarus” civil campaign Artsiom Charniak told this to the campaign’s website while summarizing the outcome of the spring protests. He was detained by the police 3

June 3, 2017 1:20 AM Mexico seeks OAS resolution to end violence in Venezuela

MEXICO CITY Mexico said on Friday that it will push for the Organization of American States (OAS) at an upcoming meeting to call for an end to violence in Venezuela and for a peaceful resolution to a recent wave of protests that has left over 60 people dead. "The OAS resolution on Venezuela should indicate our concern about the cancellation of elections 23

June 1, 2017 4:41 PM Venezuela tragedy: 15 images capture a nation's sorrow and turmoil

Friends and relatives of Juan Pablo Pernalete greet each other after his funeral. Pernalete, a 20-year-old university student on a basketball scholarship, died in April during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuelan media reported that he died after being struck in the chest with a tear gas canister.. Euclides Farias 21