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    Sudan criminalises female genital mutilation

Sudan criminalises female genital mutilation

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    FG: We don’t have resources to bring back all the Nigerians seeking to return home over COVID-19

FG: We don’t have resources to bring back all the Nigerians seeking to return home over COVID-19

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says it is regretful that the federal government cannot bring back all the Nigerians willing to come back to the country over coronavirus. Speaking at the daily briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Wednesday, Onyeama said the priority of the government now is to bring back some students stuck in [...]

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    Al-Bashir, Sudan’s ousted president, to face war-crime charges at ICC

Al-Bashir, Sudan’s ousted president, to face war-crime charges at ICC

The Sudan government says it will hand over Omar al-Bashir, a former president, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague to face war-crime charges. CNN quoted a government source on Tuesday as saying they would produce all the Sudanese the ICC wanted for trial. Al-Bashir was ousted in April 2019 after months of nationwide protests. In December of the same year, [...]

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    Bolaji Abdullahi: Afghanistan has more women in parliament than Nigeria

Bolaji Abdullahi: Afghanistan has more women in parliament than Nigeria

Bolaji Abdullahi, former spokesman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), says Afghanistan, home of the Taliban, has more women in its national parliament than Nigeria. Abdullahi said this in a paper he delivered at the Osasu show symposium in Abuja on Wednesday. He said besides Afghanistan, which has 18% female representation, Sudan has 27.7% and 26.8% female representation in the lower and [...]

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    Burna Boy offers to support victims of Sudan crisis

Burna Boy offers to support victims of Sudan crisis

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    AU suspends Sudan over military crackdown

AU suspends Sudan over military crackdown

The African Union (AU), on Thursday, said it had suspended Sudan until a civilian government was formed, intensifying international pressure on the country’s new military rulers to give up power. “Ethiopia meanwhile will launch a mediation effort on Friday,’’ diplomatic sources in Khartoum said. The moves took place after security forces cleared protesters from a sit-in camp in central Khartoum on Monday. Security [...]

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    Ousted Al-Bashir moved from residence to prison

Ousted Al-Bashir moved from residence to prison

Ousted Sudanese President Omar Al-bashir has been transferred to Kobar prison in Khartoum. Al-Bashir is reportedly being held under tight security in solitary confinement, according to Reuters. "Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Khartoum,” the agency quoted a source as saying. According to sources, there was a heavy deployment of soldiers and members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Force outside [...]

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    Lessons from Sudan and Algeria

Lessons from Sudan and Algeria

BY ILIYASU GADU Like a phoenix, the Arab spring rose from the brutal civil war in Syria to claim the thrones of two African Arab leaders; Omar El-Bashir of Sudan and Abdel Aziz Bouteflika of Algeria. In a twist of irony, Sudan’s El Bashir was the first Arab leader to visit Syria after signalling a normalisation of relations with that country [...]

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    Sudan military: We won’t hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Sudan military: We won’t hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Sudan’s military council says it will not hand over ousted President Omar Al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for trial. Omer Zainal-Abdin, chairman of the political committee in Sudan’s transitional military council, spoke at a news conference in Khartoum, capital of the country, on Friday. Amnesty International had asked the Sudanese military to hand Al-Bashir over to the ICC because he had [...]

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    Amnesty asks Sudanese army to hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Amnesty asks Sudanese army to hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Amnesty International has asked the Sudanese military to hand ousted President Omar Al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court. Al-Bashir was ousted by the sudanese military earlier on Thursday. In a state wide broadcast, Awad Ibnouf, Sudanese defence minister and army general, said the military will be in charge of the country for two years and conduct elections afterwards. Amnesty International said since [...]

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    ‘Nigeria may be up for sale’ — Oyedepo misinterprets satire on ‘Jubril from Sudan’ (video)

‘Nigeria may be up for sale’ — Oyedepo misinterprets satire on ‘Jubril from Sudan’ (video)

David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, says it is possible that Nigeria is being recolonised by another African nation. The preacher said this at his church auditorium in Otta, Ogun state, while commenting on the rumors that President Muhammadu Buhari is dead. In a video currently trending on social media, Oyedepo quoted an article written by Olatunji Dare, a columnist [...]

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    FG unveils ‘killer’ of Nigerian diplomat in Sudan

FG unveils ‘killer’ of Nigerian diplomat in Sudan

Habibu Almu, the Nigerian diplomat who was recently assassinated in Khartoum, Sudan, was murdered by a Sudanese of Nigerian origin, according to the ministry of foreign affairs. Tope Elia-Fatile, spokesman of the ministry, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday. He said the suspect murdered Almu at his official quarters on Thursday. “Consequently, after several arrests and investigations by the [...]

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    Ajiboye took Nigeria to CHAN final, says Sudan coach

Ajiboye took Nigeria to CHAN final, says Sudan coach

Logarusic Hrvatsko, coach of Sudan, says goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye singlehandedly took Nigeria to the final of African Nations Championship in Morocco. Hrvatsko said Ajiboye was the man of the match because of his heroic performance between the sticks. The home-based Eagles pipped the Falcons of Sudan 1-0 to reach the first ever final of the championship. After the match, the Sudan coach said, [...]

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    Eagles coach knocks wasteful Okpotu over semi-final performance

Eagles coach knocks wasteful Okpotu over semi-final performance

Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf has criticised Anthony Okpotu over his unimpressive outing in the semi-final match against Sudan. Super Eagles fought tooth and nail to defeat Sudan 1-0 in the match played on Wednesday. Subsequently, the coach described Okpotu's performance as below par, saying he "lost many important balls". "To me, this is the worst game by Okpotu since the competition started," [...]

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    Okechukwu fires Super Eagles into CHAN final

Okechukwu fires Super Eagles into CHAN final

Gabriel Okechukwu's goal helped Nigeria pip Sudan 1-0 to qualify for the final of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). Eight minutes into the game, Nigeria suffered a huge blow when Ikechukwu Ezenwa got injured in the process of blocking out Mohamed Idris's effort on goal. The Eagles' skipper couldn't continue the match and was replaced by Dele Ajiboye. In the 16th [...]

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    CHAN preview: Unbeaten Eagles, Falcons battle for final berth

CHAN preview: Unbeaten Eagles, Falcons battle for final berth

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Falcons of Sudan will on Wednesday face off in the semi-final of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). Both sides are unbeaten so far in the continental tournament. Nigeria scored two great goals to fight past their Angolan counterparts in the quarter-final showdown on Sunday. After going a goal down, Anthony Okpotu levelled matters for the Eagles [...]

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