The United States has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council, US ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday, branding the global body a “cesspool of political bias.” “We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights,” she […]
Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez on Tuesday became the first player to be sent off at the World Cup in Russia when he was dismissed for handball in the match against Japan.
Japan’s Shinji Kagawa scored from the resulting penalty in the sixth m…
In a rare criticism of the United States, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday that migrant children should not be separated from their families at the US-Mexico border.
“Children must not be traumatized by being separated from …
Roger Federer staged a 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) comeback on Saturday over Nick Kyrgios to reach the Stuttgart Cup final and take back the world number one ranking. The 36-year-old Swiss will resume his place at the top of the ATP rankings for the sixth time in his career on Monday, beginning a record […]
Femi Makinde, Osogbo A Methodist presbyter, Very Rev. Kayode Akande and two other church leaders kidnapped by suspected herdsmen in Osun State have regained their freedom. One of the clerics in the church told our correspondent on the telephone on Friday that the priest; Mr. Bankole, who is an engineer and Mr. Omodunbi were released […]
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced a former Governor of Plateau State and serving senator, Joshua Dariye, to 14 years’ imprisonment on charges of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of overN1.16bn belonging to the state. Justice Adebukola Banjoko in a judgment which took her six […]
US President Donald Trump flew out of Singapore Tuesday after a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Shortly before Air Force One took off for Guam, where en route for Hawaii and Washington he was expected to greet US troops, Trump said “there was nothing more we could have done” in the […]
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved of some other Nigerians to be conferred with national honours for their contributions to democracy. Mustapha spoke at the Presidential Villa, Abuja venue of the post-humous investiture of Chief Moshood Abiola as Grand […]
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja All is now set for the post-humous investiture of the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Abiola, as the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic. The late human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, will also be honoured posthumously with the Grand Commander of the Order Niger alongside […]
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja, is delivering judgment in the over-10-year criminal trial of former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye. Dariye who arrived the court premises much earlier before the sitting, entered the court room at 9.08am on Tuesday. Decked in a […]