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April 21, 2017 6:27 AM Russian Supreme court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses, calls them extremist

Russia’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Jehovah’s Witnesses was an “extremist” organisation and must hand over all its property to the state, Russian news agencies reported. Interfax News Agency quoted Sergei Cherepanov, a Jehovah’s Witnesses representative, as saying that the group will appeal the decision in the European Court of Human Rights 13

April 21, 2017 1:49 AM Jehovah's Witnesses banned by Russian court as 'extremist' organisation, ordered to disband

Russia's Supreme Court has ruled that Jehovah's Witnesses were an "extremist" organisation and must disband and hand over all property to the state. The religious grouping confirmed the ruling about its "liquidation" in Russia. "We are greatly disappointed by this development and deeply concerned about how this will affect our religious activity," Yaroslav 13

April 19, 2017 8:55 PM Read what Senators are saying about Buhari's suspension of the SGF

- Nigerian lawmakers have reacted to the suspension of two top government officials (Secretary General of the Federation (SGF) and Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Following the suspension of Babachir Lawal as SGF, alongside the suspension of alongside the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, on Wednesday 13

April 19, 2017 5:40 PM Sen. Urhoghide, Sani, others hail SGF’s suspension

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, Mr Matthew Urhoghide, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal. The lawmaker told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Wednesday that the move was evidence that the president was ready to fight 12

April 18, 2017 5:57 AM Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

TOKYO – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese leaders began talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region, though tensions with North Korea loomed large. Pence reassured Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the U.S. considers its alliance with Japan to be a cornerstone of security in the region. "We appreciate 18

April 16, 2017 3:42 AM Senators angry with Osinbajo for supporting Magu

Strong indications have emerged that members of the Senate are angry with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over his recent comment that the appointment of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission did not need legislative approval. Osinbajo’s comment, going by the reactions gathered from senators on Saturday, may frustrate 14

April 8, 2017 4:23 AM Ihejirika vs THISDAY: Judge Affirms Journalists’ Right to Publish in Public Interest

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Apo, Abuja yesterday dismissed a N100 billion libel suit instituted by former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika (Rtd) against an Australian, Stephen Davies, Editor-in-Chief of THISDAY and Chairman, Arise Television, Mr. Nduka Obaigbena and his firms, Leaders and Company Ltd and Arise 15

April 3, 2017 3:17 PM The Senate, Executive Power Game, Who Blinks First?

President Muhammadu Buhari gave an inkling of what would happen in his administration in his inaugural speech on May 29, 2015. “I belong to no one and I belong to everyone”, the President said, obviously talking about the power game that was not yet clear to Nigerians, but seething within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that had just wrestled 19

April 3, 2017 4:33 AM Senators, others face legal tussle over Magu

A Lagos businessman, Mr. Raji Rasheed Oyewumi, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court Abuja seeking the nullification of the screening of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu by the Senate. He also asked the court to declare that the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and 10 Senators, being 14

April 1, 2017 2:00 PM Eyewitness News — Protester dies in Paraguay re-election clashes as Congress stormed

ASUNCION – A protester was killed in Paraguay after violent clashes overnight sparked by a secret Senate vote for a constitutional amendment that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election. Activists were seen arriving in Paraguay's capital on Saturday from the landlocked country's interior in a sign the protests that resulted in the country's 36