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Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Friday unveiled his new wife, Queen Morenike Naomi Oluwaseyi. The monarch, who made the announcement through his social media platforms, praised his new Olori for her beauty, uniqueness and royal qualities and most especially, the fear of God she has. He stated, “I waited patiently upon the Almighty the …

British academic Matthew Hedges returned to London on Tuesday, his family said, a day after the UAE pardoned his life sentence for spying in a case he described as “very surreal”. “After almost seven months of detention, including six months in solitary confinement, British PhD researcher Matthew Hedges has returned safely back to London,” his …

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Brussels later on Monday, the prime minister’s office said in a statement. It said the meeting was arranged last week and that “developments in the region” would be discussed, although it did not provide details. Pompeo is an outspoken …

The Nigerian Army on Sunday night said it invaded the Daily Trust offices in Abuja and Maiduguri, Borno State, to invite workers of the media company over a story in its Sunday publication “which divulged classified military information, thus undermining national security.” The army said the invasion was “done with the best of intention” claiming …

 A Nepali spiritual leader believed by his followers to be a reincarnation of Buddha is under investigation over the disappearance of several devotees, police in Kathmandu said Monday. Ram Bahadur Bomjan, dubbed “Buddha Boy”, became famous in 2005 after followers said he could meditate motionless for months without water, food or sleep in Nepal’s jungles. …

In his New Year’s address — always a key moment in the North Korean political calendar — Kim said that if Washington persisted with its approach, “we may be compelled to find a new way for defending the sovereignty of the country and the supreme interests of the state”. With his visit to China, “Kim …

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission Prof. Mahmood Yakubu says “only an Act of God” can stop the conduct of the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly election slated for Saturday. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu stated this in Abuja while addressing a cross-section of the diplomatic community and international election monitoring groups in Nigeria, …