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Rouhani vows to end isolation amid fresh US sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to continue his efforts to end the country's isolation as he was sworn in for a second term, a day after US President Donald Trump signed a bill increasing sanctions against the Islamic Republic.


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Ex-NNPC staff sentenced to death for murder of daughter’s boyfriend

A Cross River State High Court sitting in Calabar on Wednesday sentenced a retired worker of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Godwin Elewana, to death by hanging.

Toyota suspends self-driving car tests after Uber death

Japanese automaker Toyota said Thursday it was suspending tests of its self-driving cars so staff could “emotionally process” after an autonomous Uber car killed a pedestrian in an accident.

Federal government urged to enforce rules of engagement

Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has said except the federal government address the challenge of infrastructural deficit, market access of 10 per cent and enforcement of rules of origin, African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) must not be signed.

Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook errors

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the social media company made mistakes that allowed data about users to end up with the analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and vowed the company would make changes.

PDP convention: Court asked to dismiss Uche Secondus, others’ objections

Justice Ahmed Mohammed ‎of a federal high court sitting in Abuja has been asked to dismiss the objection filed by the chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Uche Secondus, the party and the governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, against a suit seeking to nullify the December 9th convention of the party.

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House of Reps dumps pro-Saraki Senators on planned veto on Electoral Act

Plans by federal lawmakers to veto President Muhammadu Buhari on the amended Electoral Act bill suffered a set back as the House of Representatives resolved to commence fresh work on the rejected bill.

Conference of Speakers dissolves executives

The Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly has dissolved its executives, following the expiration of their two-year tenure of office.

FIFA lifts 30-year ban on Iraq

FIFA lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football on Friday with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage official matches.

Thibaut Courtois: Mistakes against Barcelona won’t kill me

Chelsea’s goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, has vowed not to allow his critics dampen his spirit.

Man chased by police blows self up

A Tunisian man “blew himself up” on Monday as he was being chased by police in the southern region of Ben Guerdane, the interior ministry said.