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Four reported dead as ‘bomb cyclone’ pounds eastern US

A giant winter "bomb cyclone" walloped the US East Coast on Thursday with heavy snow and freezing cold that made for treacherous travel conditions and bone-chilling misery.

New York bomb suspect charged with ‘terror’

The suspect arrested after a bomb attack in New York on Monday has been charged with terror offences and possession of a weapon.

New York suspect Sayfullo Saipov says IS inspired attack, killings ‘felt good’

The Uzbek immigrant behind New York's worst attack in 16 years confessed to acting in the name of the Islamic State group and "felt good" about the killings, having planned an assault for a year, investigators said Wednesday.

Donald Trump blames US green card lottery program after deadly NY attack

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed the deadly New York attack by an Uzbek immigrant on the US green card lottery program and called for visas to be awarded only on “merit.”

New York attacker linked to IS, ‘radicalized domestically’

The pickup truck driver who plowed down a New York cycle path, killing eight people, in the city's worst attack since September 11, was associated with the Islamic State group but "radicalized domestically," the state's governor said Wednesday.

Police discover ISIS note in truck used for Manhattan attack

A man suspected of killing eight people and injuring at least 11 more in a truck attack in New York left a note pledging allegiance to Islamic State, US media has reported.

Jennifer Lopez donates $1 mln to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez on Sunday offered $1 million for Puerto Rico as she helped launch an effort by New York state to support the hurricane-battered US island.

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Suspected herdsmen allegedly kill local hunter in Plateau

The tension in Plateau State over alleged theft of cows thickened on Saturday with the killing of a local hunter identified as Daniel Wallam in Maijankhai village, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area.

President Buhari’s opponents to blame for insecurity – Emir Kabir Usman

The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Kabir Usman, has attributed many of the security challenges in the country to the activities of President Muhammadu Buhari’s political opponents.

Football fan arrested for allegedly urinating in goalkeeper’s water bottle

A Middlesbrough fan has been arrested for allegedly urinating in the opposition team goalkeeper's water bottle, police said.

Oyo govt approves geological exploration of mineral resources

The Oyo State Government has granted permission for the geological exploration of Talc (Talcum Powder) and other mineral resources in some parts of the state in order for the government to create a data bank of all the mineral resources deposited in the Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa zones of the state as well as enable both local and foreign investors to access them.

Suspected herdsmen set ex-SGF Olu Falae’s oil palm plantation on fire

Multiple reports by Nigeria’s media said a section of the farm owned by a former secretary to the Federal Government, Chief Olu Falae, has been set on fire.

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Super Eagles to play six friendlies ahead of World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday made public its 2018 FIFA World Cup program for the Super Eagles, revealing venues and dates for six pre-World Cup friendly matches.

Cattle colonies unknown in Nigeria – APDA

The Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency find lasting solution to the perennial herdsmen/farmers clashes in the country.

Governor Dickson congratulates ex-President Obasanjo on bagging PhD at NOUN

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo on bagging the first PhD at the National Open University.

Russia rejects US attempts of pressure to improve bilateral dialogue

Russia rejects the efforts by the United States to exert pressure and responds to unfriendly actions, but is willing to improve the bilateral dialogue, Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov told Sputnik.

No more automatic promotion in Oyo civil service – Governor Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Tuesday declared that the era of mass promotion in the state civil service, which encourages indolence and inefficiency has gone for good.