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North Korea: Donald Trump calls for more military, govt funding

The North Korean recent missile launch has reaffirmed the need to allocate more funding for the needs of the U.S. government and army, President Donald Trump said Wednesday.

Donald Trump presses US Congress on tax cuts, vote looms

President Donald Trump rallied his party footsoldiers in Congress Thursday, calling on them to pass a historic tax overhaul as he seeks to lock down a first major legislative win by year's end.

Donald Trump ‘politicising’ NY attack – Senator Chuck Schumer

New York Senator Chuck Schumer accused U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday of politicising the deadly Manhattan truck attack, which authorities have labelled a terrorist incident.

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.”

Donald Trump nails Obamacare with decision to cut off billions in subsidies

U.S. President Donald Trump moved to undermine Obamacare dramatically late on Thursday by cutting off subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients, sparking threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets.

Puerto Rico relief effort ‘amazing, tremendous’ – Trump

US President Donald Trump has announced plans to travel to Puerto Rico as critics charge him with failing to respond adequately to the humanitarian crisis facing the island's 3.4 million residents.

Hurricane Maria: Trump to visit Puerto Rico

US President Donald Trump has announced plans to travel to Puerto Rico as critics charge him with failing to respond adequately to the humanitarian crisis facing the island’s 3.4 million residents.

No deal on DACA after meeting with Democrats – Trump

No deal has been finalized on measures that would protect young immigrants on the DACA program after a meeting with top congressional Democrats, President Donald Trump said Thursday.

Trump signs memo banning transgender troops

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a memo effectively barring transgender people from joining the US military, but left the fate of those already serving up to the Pentagon.

Far right welcomes Trump’s Charlottesville reaction

White supremacists have welcomed US President Donald Trump's insistence on blaming "both sides" for deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend.

US lawmakers slam Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ toward North Korea

President Donald Trump faced criticism from lawmakers in both parties on Tuesday after warning that North Korea would “face fire and fury like the world has never seen” if Pyongyang keeps threatening the United States.

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Suspected gunmen allegedly kill army colonel in Benue

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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.