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EU agrees common defence is NATO ‘mission alone’

The transatlantic alliance and the EU agree "the common defence is a NATO mission alone," US Defence Secretary James Mattis said Thursday after talks on Brussels' own new defence pact.

Countries against Jerusalem move are enemies – Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address on Tuesday to describe countries which voted against his move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as "enemies of America".

EU pledges additional €42.5 million to Palestine

The European Union has agreed to put an extra 42.5 million euros (52.9 million dollars) towards building a “democratic and accountable” Palestinian state, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.

Iran leaders shift focus to defending nuclear deal

Iranian officials have made various public appearances to criticise United States' policies toward Iran and reinforce their position on the 2015 nuclear deal, in what appeared to be a coordinated effort.

450 protesters arrested in Iran

No fewer than 450 protesters have been arrested over three days in Tehran, the Iranian capital following days of protests.

Fifth day of protests in Middle East over Donald Trump’s Jerusalem move

A fifth day of angry protests was expected in the Middle East on Monday over US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas visited Cairo for crisis talks.

More European countries will follow US on Jerusalem – Benjamin Netanyahu

Fending off widespread international criticism, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that recognizing Jerusalem as his country’s capital made peace possible, rather than distancing the prospect of an agreement with the Palestinians.

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu seeks EU support on Jerusalem status

As protests spread from Asia, through the Middle East, to North Africa against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Brussels, seeking support of European ministers.

EU’s Federica Mogherini condemns ‘all attacks on Jews everywhere’

The EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini on Monday condemned "all attacks on Jews everywhere in the world" as she met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Brussels.

Recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘makes peace possible’ – Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Monday, that recognising Jerusalem as his country’s capital “makes peace possible”, after widespread international criticism of the US decision to do so.

Jerusalem: Donald Trump’s gift to those not interested in peace – EU official

President Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem would be a “gift” to extremists and to those not interested in peace, a European Union top diplomat said on Friday.

Clashes on Palestinian ‘day of rage’ over Donald Trump’s Jerusalem move

Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces on Friday after calls for a "day of rage" as US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital sent shockwaves through the region for a second day.

Donald Trump Jerusalem move sparks Palestinian protests, clashes

US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparked Palestinian protests, clashes and a call for a new intifada on Thursday as fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the region.

World leaders condemn Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

World leaders reacted with concern and anger to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Governor Fayose storms INEC over Ekiti governorship poll

The Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, Wednesday stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for an interactive session with the Commission over the July 14 governorship election in the state.

FEC approves $6.7 billion for Ibadan-Kaduna rail project

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved a memo presented by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for the construction of a rail line from Ibadan, Oyo State, to Kaduna.

Senator Saraki: Yobe school attack one too many

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Wednesday condemned in strong terms the attack on Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

EFCC quizzes ex-army chief Azubuike Ihejirika over arms deal scandal

Anti-graft detectives at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, are questioning Azubuike Ihejirika, a former Chief of Army Staff, over his alleged involvement in the $2.1 billion arms procurement scandal, sources at the commission have said.

PDP engaging in “destructive propaganda” – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as baseless allegations raised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday accusing the opposition party of engaging in “destructive propaganda”.

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Boko Haram: Give me Abubakar Shekau dead or alive – Genetal Buratai tells troops

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Abdu Maikaba: Akwa United will advance despite home defeat to Banjul Hawks

Akwa United head coach Abdu Maikaba insists his side will overturn their first leg deficit against Banjul Hawks of Gambia when both teams clash in the second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup tie in Bakau on Wednesday.

Kogi youths back Toyin Akanle to replace Senator Melaye

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2019: President Buhari meets 13 APC governors in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Friday, met with 13 governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Daura, his country home, Katsina State.