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  • Spain pushing for rebellion charges against ousted Catalan leaders

    October 30, 2017 1:57 PM 29

    Spain's state prosecutor said Monday that he would seek charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement against members of Catalonia's ousted secessionist government, pushing the crisis over the region's independence declaration into an uncertain new phase. Chief prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza said he would ask judges for preventive measures against the politicians

  • Saudi minister: Iran spreading fake news to stop Saudi-Iraqi ties

    October 30, 2017 8:46 AM 22

    Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Gulf affairs Thamer al-Sabhan has said Iran’s media propaganda arm is aiming to stop the recent rapprochement between Riyadh and Baghdad by spreading what he called fake news. “Iran’s media engines began to move to try and stop the Saudi-Iraqi rapprochement by fabricating conversations and spreading fake news, some attributed

  • Peters hires foreign lawyers to defend alleged link with Diezani

    October 30, 2017 6:50 AM 24

    The Executive Vice-Chairman, Aiteo Group, Mr. Benedict Peters, says he has engaged two foreign law firms to defend him against the malicious, unfounded and false allegations hanging over his head. Aiteo Group, an indigenous oil firm, had reportedly released a statement in September denying that Peters bought a property in England and luxury furnishings

  • Zuma statue, waste of resources — Ohanaeze youths

    October 30, 2017 2:34 AM 22

    Owerri— THE Ohanaeze Youths Council, OYC, yesterday, asked Governor Rochas Okorocha to justify the erecting of Jacob Zuma’s statue in Imo State, when civil servants were being owed salaries. According to a statement in Owerri by National Publicity Secretary of OYC, Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, the resources could have been used to pay workers. He contended

  • BA to fly Nigerian yams to UK

    October 29, 2017 11:34 PM 34

    ABUJA—British Airways has offered to fly Nigerian yams to the United Kingdom in a bid to sustain the export of the produce. Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, disclosed this during a chat with the press in Abuja, weekend. He said: “British Airlines just called and said they are willing to fly the yams. You know when they are leaving Nigeria they carry

  • Mass march for unity after Catalan independence move

    October 29, 2017 7:34 PM 35

    Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona Sunday, waving national and European flags and chanting “Viva Espana!” to denounce regional lawmakers’ vote to sever the region from Spain. Crowds of protesters swarmed, singing and clapping, through Barcelona’s streets in a sea of red-and-yellow Spanish flags, brandishing placards

  • One million people at Spanish unity rally in Barcelona

    October 29, 2017 2:34 PM 38

    One million people joined a rally in favour of Spanish unity in Barcelona on Sunday, the central government’s representative in Catalonia said, while municipal police estimated turnout at 300,000. Organisers said 1.3 million people had taken part in the demonstration, which comes two days after Catalan lawmakers voted to declare the wealthy region of 7.5 million

  • Ortom Seeks Military's Intervention In Farmers/Herdsmen Crisis

    October 29, 2017 1:44 PM 29

    The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has appealed to the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Burutai for military’s intervention as the state is set to ban open grazing beginning from November 1st, in the face Miyyeti Allahs’ war threats. Governor Ortom made this call during the burial of the Late Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Victor

  • Catalonia independence: Huge pro-Spain rally in Barcelona

    October 29, 2017 11:31 AM 38

    A major rally calling for Spanish unity is starting in Barcelona a day after Catalonia was stripped of its autonomy for declaring independence. Many of those protesting in the region's largest city chanted that sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont should be jailed. Mr Puigdemont was dismissed as Spain's central government took control of Catalan institutions

  • Tens of thousands rally in Barcelona for Spanish unity

    October 29, 2017 11:09 AM 41

    Tens of thousands who want Catalonia to remain part of Spain rallied in downtown Barcelona on Sunday, two days after a separatist majority in Catalonia's parliament voted for the wealthy region to secede. Organizers say the march's goal is to defend Spain's unity and reject "an unprecedented attack in the history of democracy." Leaders of rival pro-union