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Restructuring: Nigeria’s Unity must be our first focus – Senator Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has emphasized that unity is a prerequisite for Nigeria’s development, stability and greatness.

Twitter to remove ‘verification badge’ from some accounts

Twitter is changing its policy on "verified" accounts, reserving the right to remove the blue badges from users who violate the online platform's terms of service.

Former US Vice President Biden leaves open door to 2020 run

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday left the door open to a presidential run to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

US school to be named after Barack Obama, drop name of Confederate leader Jefferson...

A public school in Mississippi is to drop the name of the Civil War leader of the pro-slavery South and be named after the first black US president, Barack Obama, the local newspaper reported.

Florida declares emergency over white supremacist event

Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday in northern Florida ahead of a speech by white supremacist leader Richard Spencer, who was involved in a march in August that ended in violent clashes.

Senator Saraki calls for international conference on North East, Boko Haram

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has called for international conference on North East and Boko Haram threat in Nigeria.

Black man attacked at Charlottesville rally charged

US police have charged an African American man who was brutally beaten by at least six white nationalists following a far-right rally in Charlottesville with unlawful wounding.

Trump worries most African-Americans – survey

Nearly two-thirds of African-Americans are worried by President Donald Trump and even more believe the country is heading in the wrong direction, according to a new survey.

Trump signs resolution condemning white supremacists

Donald Trump signed into law a Congressional resolution condemning white supremacists on Thursday, after lawmakers maneuvered the president into backing a text triggered by his equivocal response to racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

US Senate backs resolution against white supremacists

The US Senate has approved a resolution condemning white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups following a white-nationalist rally in Virginia that descended into deadly violence.

Clooney puts poison in Anywhere USA’s peanut butter

New father George Clooney was back in the Venice limelight Saturday with his new film, "Suburbicon," a toxic depiction of 1950s America competing for the film festival's Golden Lion.

L’Oreal drops trans model over controversial comments

French cosmetics giant L'Oreal on Friday confirmed it had dropped a British transgender model over comments the company deemed "at odds with our values," after she was hired as part of a diversity campaign.

Press freedom under attack from Trump – UN

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al-Hussein on Wednesday warned that that derogatory remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump about journalists could amount to incitement and embolden followers to attack certain communities.

Members of Trump’s cybersecurity council resign in protest

Several members of a White House cybersecurity council resigned last week in protest over President Donald Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville and the decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, among other issues.

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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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Nigeria treasury bills extend rally as sell-off, new issues weigh

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.