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  • Madrid dissolves Catalan parliament after independence declaration

    October 27, 2017 8:33 PM 23

    Spain dissolved Catalonia’s parliament on Friday and called new regional elections after separatists voted for independence in a sharp escalation of a constitutional crisis that has stoked alarm in Europe. In a televised address after an emergency cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he had also removed secessionist Catalan leader Carles

  • Key events since Catalonia’s independence vote

    October 27, 2017 8:33 PM 39

    As Catalonia’s independence crisis deepens, here are the key events that have rocked the region since this month’s referendum on splitting from Spain. Hundreds of thousands of Catalans vote in an independence referendum that goes ahead despite a court ban deeming it unconstitutional. Spanish riot police try to block the vote. Shocking footage emerges

  • FG reveals processes being undertaken for release of Abacha loot from Switzerland

    October 27, 2017 4:56 PM 23

    The Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, has revealed that the Nigerian Government has concluded plans to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with the Switzerland Government for the release of another USD 321 million recovered from the late Abacha family. Malami spoke at a preparatory meeting of the Global

  • Japan teen 'forced to dye hair black' for school

    October 27, 2017 3:25 PM 25

    An 18-year-old Japanese girl is suing her local government after her school made her repeatedly dye her naturally-brown hair black, media reports say. The girl says she was told she would have to leave the high school near Osaka if she did not comply with a rule requiring students' hair to be black. It is being reported that she says the dye damaged

  • UK agrees to return $85m from Malabu oil deal

    October 27, 2017 10:32 AM 31

    Malami equally revealed that Nigeria had recently recovered the sum of $85million from the United Kingdom. He said the fund was part of proceeds from the controversial Malabu oil deal scam. Media aide to the AGF, Mr. Salihu Isah said Malami made the disclosures in his opening remarks at the Pre-Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) Consultative meeting

  • 161 Nigerians return from Libya

    October 27, 2017 10:32 AM 30

    It was an endless story, yesterday, when 161 stranded Nigerians were deported from Libya. They were received by the Southwest Zonal Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency NEMA , Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu represented by the DG, Engr. Mustapha Maihajja on behalf of Federal Government. The Southwest Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Alh. Suleiman Yakubu

  • Japanese girl says school forced her to dye hair black, sues government: media

    October 27, 2017 8:32 AM 23

    TOKYO - A Japanese teenager is suing the government of Osaka, saying her public high school repeatedly forced her to dye her naturally-brown hair black or be banned from attending school, local media reported on Friday. In a lawsuit filed in Osaka District Court, the 18-year-old girl said her mother informed Kaifukan School in Habikino city upon her enrolment

  • Malabu scam: UK returns $85m to Nigeria, says AGF

    October 27, 2017 6:26 AM 26

    The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), said on Thursday that the Federal Government had concluded talks with Switzerland on the return of $321m looted by the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha. The minister also said that the sum of $85m had been recovered from the controversial Malabu deal involving

  • Saraki, US ambassador, others meet on Nigeria’s economy

    October 27, 2017 4:54 AM 23

    The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday stated that one of the primary objectives of the 8th National Assembly was to increase private sector participation in all spheres of the economy in order to make the country viable. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, stated this while welcoming the Board

  • Live Update: Provisional presidential results putting Uhuru in the driving seat

    October 27, 2017 3:58 AM 20

    NOTE: Only IEBC is mandated to declare final results, we shall only be displaying aggregated results from across the country. 7:00 AM- Journalists in Mandera stopped from taking images of forms 34A. IEBC allowed for this in their new resolutions. President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken a commanding lead hours after a section Kenyans took to the polls to vote in the repeat