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Obama begins lucrative career as Wall Street speaker

Barack Obama has begun cashing in on his time in the White House with paid Wall Street speeches less than a year after leaving office, a practice which drew stinging rebukes for Hillary Clinton during last year’s presidential campaign.

American lawyer jailed 18 months for fraud

Gary Stern, a former Chicago attorney has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for arranging a tax fraud scheme that impacted on the finances of several National Football League players.

Mauritania says US anti-slavery visit ‘illegal’

The West African state of Mauritania on Saturday attacked US anti-slavery campaigners to whom it had denied entry, saying their trip would have violated the law.

US anti-slavery activists denied entry to Mauritania

A group of American anti-slavery activists were denied entry to Mauritania on Friday after landing at the airport in Nouakchott, local activists and the US embassy said.

Rap star Lil Wayne hospitalised for seizures

Rap star Lil Wayne was rushed to hospital yesterday after he reportedly suffered a seizure and was found unconscious in his Chicago hotel room.

Buhari to receive victorious D’Tigress – Dalung

President Muhammadu Buhari will host Nigeria’s women senior basketball team, D’Tigress, following their conquest in Bamako, Mali at the just concluded 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket tournament.

Delta plans daily flight from Nigeria to US

Delta Airlines says it will be launching another three weekly nonstop flights from Lagos to New York-JFK, in addition to its existing four-times a week service to the United States.

Venezuela conductor Dudamel’s tour canceled

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel said Monday his US tour with Venezuela's government-backed National Youth Orchestra has been canceled.

Rapper DMX ordered confined to home on tax fraud charges

Rapper DMX was ordered confined to his suburban New York City home Friday by a judge who said he repeatedly violated bail conditions on tax fraud charges.

Fed govt requests extradition of US-based man accused of $712,000 fraud

The federal government has requested the extradition of a United States-based Nigerian, Jim-Daniels Nnah, accused of defrauding two companies of the sum of $712,000 approximately N261.3 million.

North Korea threatens missile strike on US territory Guam

North Korea said on Wednesday it is "carefully examining" a plan to strike the US Pacific territory of Guam with missiles, just hours after US President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury".

Professor, Oxford employee arrested in Chicago murder

US authorities have arrested employees of two prestigious universities accused in the grisly stabbing death of a Chicago hairstylist, following Friday’s nationwide manhunt.

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Ekiti REC warns politicians campaigning risk jail

The new Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ekiti State, Prof. Abdul-Ganiy Raji, has warned politicians to stop subtle or overt campaigns ahead of the 2018 governorship poll in the state or risk jail term.

Health workers declare nationwide strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) have directed their members in federal hospitals to proceed on an indefinite strike.

Dangote wants oil prices to remain low

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, said at the United Nations General Assembly in New York that he was praying for the global crude oil prices to remain low for a longer period to enable resource-rich countries turn to other sectors to grow their economies.

In Pictures: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in US for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.

Plateau inaugurates committee on health development plan

Plateau State Government, in collaboration with Saving One Million Lives (SOML), an NGO, and UNICEF, on Wednesday in Jos, inaugurated a 40-man committee for State Strategic Health Development Plan (SSHDP).

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IPOB: APC calls for additional state in South East

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State has called for an additional state in the South East zone to check current agitation in the zone.

ASUU accepts fed govt’s proposal

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has accepted the proposal of government but asked to be given until Tuesday for words on ending their strike.

Horror on a shoestring: the Blum Manifesto

Veteran movie producer Jason Blum has turned filmmaking on its head -- delighting investors and annoying competitors -- with his innovative "micro-budget" approach to the craft.

Declaring IPOB terrorist organisation is unconstitutional – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said the declaration by the Nigerian military that the Indigenous People of Biafra is a terrorist organisation is unconstitutional.

Nigeria Police to post out 817 new personnel soon

The Nigeria Police says it will pass out and post 817 newly-trained fresh personnel from the Oji River Police College to various state commands in the country, especially those in the South-East.