Hong Kong leader to withdraw extradition bill

Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader is planning to permanently shelve a loathed extradition bill on Wednesday, local media reported, a potentially major concession to pro-democracy protesters after three months of crippling demonstrations. Carrie Lam, the city’s unelected chief executive, is expected the make the announcement Wednesday afternoon, the South China Morning Post and the HK01 news website reported, citing sources. …

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FEC meeting postponed

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting will not hold today, it was learnt last night. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the postponement is due to the fact that all the memoranda earlier submitted to the Council for consideration had been returned to the various ministries. “This …

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Xenophobia: Outrage as attacks on Nigerians continues

Nigerians yesterday condemned the Federal Government’s seeming inability to confront the persistent attacks on its citizens in South Africa. It was learnt that South Africans started fresh attacks, looting and burning of businesses and property belonging to foreigners including Nigerians. In the process, they killed three people, while another one is receiving treatment for smoke inhalation. The President of the …

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Group protest $9.6bn judgement at UK embassy

A Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Monday protested at the United Kingdom High Commission in Abuja over the court judgment granted to Process and Industrial Development Ltd to take over $9.6bn worth of Nigeria’s asset. The protesters vow to continue their action for the next one week until the judgement is reversed. They carried various placards with inscription such …

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Lewis Hamilton predicts more F1 success for Charles Leclerc

Lewis Hamilton praised Charles Leclerc’s current performance and predicted there was “more greatness to come” from Formula 1’s newest race winner. After several near-misses in his debut season for Ferrari, Leclerc claimed an impressive maiden F1 win – and Ferrari’s first since last October – in Sunday’s Belgian GP, withstanding a late charge from Hamilton to do so. Hamilton has …

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Sevilla sign Javier Hernandez on three-year deal

Sevilla have signed striker Javier Hernandez on a three-year deal from West Ham United for an undisclosed fee. The 31-year-old Mexico forward handed in a transfer request on Friday and had flown to Spain for a medical. Hernandez’s Hammers future had been uncertain following the arrival of club record signing Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt in July. West Ham signed …

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