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Markets slide, dollar slumps as North Korea fears spike

Asian equities extended heavy losses Friday as a worldwide sell-off triggered by US President Donald Trump doubling down on his North Korea rhetoric showed no sign of abating.

Dollar slumps, Tokyo tanks as North Korea tensions spike

The Nikkei slumped to its lowest close for almost three months Wednesday, leading an Asia-wide sell-off sparked by President Donald Trump's apocalyptic warning over North Korea's weapons programme.

Dollar slumps on Russia probe report, Tokyo stocks slide

The beleaguered dollar struggled to recover from a fresh slump Friday triggered by a report on the probe into alleged Russian interference in the US election.

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Police raid Ore forest to clear kidnappers’ hideouts

The Ondo State Police Command has cleared several hideouts of kidnappers in Ore as parts of the force’s determination to tackle rising cases of kidnapping in the area.

Lebron James slams Trump over comments on NFL players

United States President Donald Trump received backlash from Basketball sensation, Lebron James, over comments on NFL players and disinvite to the White House.

Parker sets sights on Joshua unification bout

New Zealand's Joseph Parker said he had the skills to exploit Anthony Joshua's "weaknesses" after beating Hughie Fury by a majority points decision to defend his WBO world heavyweight title.

NAF has eradicated Boko Haram frontline leadership, logistics bases – CAS

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar, saturday said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has eradicated Boko Haram frontline leadership and several of the terrorist group’s logistics bases.

Those seeking to scrap NGOs are enemies of democracy – Group

The Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, a justice reform and human rights organisation, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to shun the proposed Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, regulation bill in the works at the National Assembly, describing it as “draconian, wicked and dangerous.”

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IPOB: We’re ready for any security challenge – Navy

The Nigerian Navy has expressed its readiness to confront and security challenge that might come its way.

WCQ: Eagles will take Zambia clash like Cup final – Musa

Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa has said that the October 7 World Cup qualifier against Zambia will be treated like a cup final.

Goal-hungry Man City can still improve – Pep

Pep Guardiola says his free-scoring Manchester City side can still improve — in a chilling message to Premier League rivals — but is refusing to get carried away by their electrifying early-season form.

OPEC ratifies Nigeria’s continued exemption from oil output cut

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, yesterday, ratified Nigeria’s continued exemption from crude oil production cap.

World’s richest woman Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the world's richest woman whose old age was clouded by dementia, has died at the age of 94, her family said Thursday.