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Man arrested over British diplomat Rebecca Dykes murder in Lebanon

A man has been arrested over the murder of British diplomat Rebecca Dykes in Lebanon, police in Beirut have confirmed.

British diplomat Rebecca Dykes found ‘strangled’ in Lebanon

The sudden death of a British embassy worker in Lebanon is being investigated by police, government sources have said.

Hearts thrash Celtic to bring an end to 69-game unbeaten domestic run

Brendan Rodgers said Celtic's 69-game unbeaten domestic record had been "absolutely amazing" after Hearts brought it to a stunning end by thrashing them 4-0 at Tynecastle.

French sailor Francois Gabart shatters record sailing round the world

A French sailor, Francois Gabart, on Sunday smashed the world record for the fastest non-stop solo navigation of the globe, spending 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.

Controversy over law graduate’s insistence on hijab for bar ceremony

A Nigerian Law School graduate, Amasa Firdaus, who was refused her call to bar for failing to remove her hijab, has said her defiance was to challenge the status quo.

Brexit rebel MPs compromise with UK govt over key bill

British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to avoid a damaging parliamentary defeat after rebels in her party appeared to strike a compromise over the exact timing of Brexit.

MASSOB berates British envoy over comments on secession

Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, under the leadership of Mr Uchenna Madu has berated the British High Commissioner, Mr Paul Arkwright, for a statement credited to him that British Government will not support secession or break up of Nigeria.

Theresa May hails ‘important step’ after EU leaders unlock Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed a decision by EU leaders in Brussels on Friday to open crucial talks on a post-Brexit relationship with Britain and thanked the European Commission and EU presidents.

Foreign coaches pushing out British managers – Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren says foreign coaches are pushing out British managers from jobs in English leagues.

Japan sanctions 19 coys over North Korea’s missile programme

Following North Korea’s defiant move towards the development of its nuclear programme, Japan’s Foreign Ministry says it has blocked the assets of 19 companies in an attempt to stop Pyongyang’s missile test.

2019: Restructuring’ll be a major determinant – UK envoy

The agitation for the restructuring of Nigeria was re-echoed in Jos on Thursday with the British government expressing optimism that it would be a major determinant in the 2019 general elections.

British PM ‘s Brexit defeat looms over EU summit

British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to a Brussels summit Thursday reeling from a parliamentary defeat over Brexit that threatens to undermine her just as EU leaders back the opening of trade talks.

US, Britain, France seek details on Russian arms to CAR

The United States, Britain and France on Wednesday asked that a Russian request to send light arms to the Central African Republic be put on hold as they seek more information on the shipments, diplomats said.

British board to review Tyson Fury licence

Tyson Fury could have his boxing licence reinstated when the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) meets next month, a move that would allow the controversial British fighter to make a dramatic return to the ring.

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Suspected gunmen allegedly kill army colonel in Benue

Suspected gunmen on Sunday allegedly killed a senior military officer who was said to be in transit along Katsina Ala/Takum highway in Benue State.

Suspended Spanish FA chief Angel Maria Villar blames govt for World Cup threat

Suspended president of the Spanish football federation Angel Maria Villar blamed Spain’s government for a FIFA threat that could lead to the country being thrown out of next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Long queues resurface in Lagos, petrol hawkers back

Lagos residents on Monday saw the return of long queues at petrol filling stations, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Governor Okowa signs Delta’s N308 billion 2018 budget into law

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday signed the Delta State 2018 Appropriation Bill of N308 billion into law, with an assurance that his administration will ensure full implementation of the budget.

PENGASSAN suspends nationwide strike

Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria have called off a planned nationwide strike.

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Yields on Nigeria’s mid-dated treasury bills rose nearly 1 percentage point to 12 percent on Friday, extending a three-day rally as a sell-off which started this week continued, traders said.

Israeli jets hit Hamas posts in Gaza

Israeli war jets used air-to-surface missiles to strike two Hamas military posts in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday in retaliation for an earlier rocket strike from Gaza, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) said.

“One Lagos Fiesta” to splash cash on talented youngsters

Lagos State Government pledged to give out cash prizes to talented youths in the areas of music, dance and comedy at the forthcoming “One Lagos Fiesta” scheduled to hold from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, 2018.

Overuse of antibiotics in farming major new threat to human health – UN

The overuse of antibiotics in farming has been highlighted as one of the biggest emerging threats to human health, spreading resistance to vital drugs and endangering millions of lives.

South Africa’s ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma.