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Zambia govt deports Zimbabwean opposition politician

Zambia has deported senior Zimbabwean politician Tendai Biti. Mr Biti is being accused of unlawfully announcing opposition candidate, Nelson Chamisa, as winner of the recent presidential election. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance's supporters are demanding that Mr Chamisa be declared the winner. BBC reports that Mr Biti's arrest…

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Parents jailed for selling son to Paedophiles

A court in Friburg, southern Germany, has jailed a woman and her spouse for selling her son to paedophiles on the dark net for sex. The dark net is a portion of routed, allocated IP space not running any services. Traffic arriving to such IP dark space is undesired since…

Thousands evacuated from Indonesian island after earthquake

Thousands of people have been evacuated from the Indonesian island of Lombok after a powerful 6.9 magnitude quake on Sunday left more than 90 people dead. BBC reports that boats have been sent to evacuate more than 1,000 tourists from the nearby Gili Islands. “The main concern was to provide…

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U.S. sanctions Turkey over detained American pastor

The United States of America has imposed sanctions on Turkey over the detention of an American pastor, Andrew Brunson. BBC reports that Mr Brunson is a long-term resident in Turkey. He lived with his wife and three children while working as the pastor of the small Izmir Resurrection Church. He…

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Groups urge National Assembly to send new audit bill to President Buhari

Civic organisations have asked the National Assembly to conclude legislative activities on the new federal audit service commission bill and send it to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. The groups, Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI), BudgIT Foundation and Connected Development (CODE) said this during a press conference on Tuesday in…

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Why our budgets are not published online – State Govts

Several months after many of them passed and assented to their 2018 budgets, less than half of Nigeria’s 36 states have made the yearly revenue and expenditure plans accessible online to citizens. Of the 15 states that have posted their budgets online, only 13 states provided the full details, according…

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Group canvasses for better deals for local arts and crafts

ActionAid Nigeria, a social justice organisation, has raised concerns on the widening gap between artists living in excluded communities and professional artists. It explained that in the 18 years it has carried out operations in Nigeria, it has met hundreds of talented artists in rural communities doing work as good…

President Muhammadu Buhari signing the 2018 Appropriation Bill into law at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (20/6/18). Standing behind him are: Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matter (House) Suleiman Kawu; Representative of the Senate President, Sen Ibn Na’ala; Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Rep. Mustapha Bala; Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matter (Senate) Sen Ita Enang; Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Sen Danjuma Goje; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Representative of Speaker, House of Representatives, Rep Ado Doguwa and Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari; 03269/20/6/2018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

Only 15 Nigerian states make 2018 budget available online

Less than half of Nigeria's 36 states have made their 2018 budget available online to the public. Of the 15 states that have done so, only 13 states provided full details of the budget, a civic transparency group, BudgIT said on Tuesday. The group, therefore, urged Nigerians to demand that…

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Groups want law to curb hate speech in Nigeria

The Muslim Students’ Society Of Nigeria (MSSN) said it has submitted the draft for a law against hate speech to the Nigerian government. The group disclosed this on Wednesday at a gathering in Abuja attended by other groups, including a representative of American pro-democracy group, International Republican Institute (IRI). The…

Wiebe Boer's A Story of Heroes and Epics: The history of football in Nigeria

New book reveals football in Nigeria started in Calabar

Author, Wiebe Boer, speaks to Channels TV about his new book, A Story of Heroes and Epics: The history of football in Nigeria. The book reveals the first city in Nigeria where football started, and the rise of the game in the colonial Nigeria. Interviewer: Yes, we’ve got Dr. Wiebe…