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US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger – report

Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned.

Donald Trump rejects claim he forgot fallen soldier’s name in phone call to widow

Donald Trump has denied claims he failed to remember the name of a fallen US serviceman during a phone call with the soldier's wife.

Donald Trump accused of disrespecting family of slain US soldier

US President Donald Trump was snarled in fresh controversy Wednesday after he was accused of being disrespectful to a US soldier slain in an ambush in Niger, as well as showing insensitivity to the grieving family.

He knew what he signed up for – Donald Trump tells soldier’s widow

US President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed during an ambush in Niger “he knew what he was signing up for,” according to a lawmaker who accused him of insensitivity.

Top Nigerian businessmen receive US eight-member congressional delegation

A delegation led by Senator Christopher Coons (D-Delaware), a member of the appropriations, foreign relations, judiciary, small business and ethics committees, is in Nigeria to meet with business executives to discussed investment relations.

Weak transmission stalls 700MW power generation at Egbin

The feeble transmission infrastructure wheeling generated power to the national grid has stalled the generation of 700 megawatts of power in the 1,320 megawatt-capacity Egbin Power Station in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Dallas Peavey, has said.

US agrees to sell arms to fight insurgency – Saraki

The U.S. Government for the first time has agreed in principle to sell arms to help in the fight against insurgency in the country.

Nigeria working with US to repatriate proceeds of corruption – Osinbajo

The Muhammadu Buhari administration has reached out to the US government to step up its assistance in ensuring that corrupt officials don’t get a safe haven abroad for their loot, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

US officials to meet Osinbajo, Saraki over Boko Haram

An eight-member congressional delegation from the United States will visit Nigeria between August 28 and 31, to discuss Boko Haram insurgency and the humanitarian situation in the North-East, the US Embassy in Nigeria has said.

Boko Haram: 8-member US congressional delegation visit Nigeria

An eight-member Congressional delegation from the U.S. will visit Nigeria from Monday to Thursday to assess the destruction caused by the Boko Haram terrorists as well as strengthen the U.S.-Nigeria relations.

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Federal govt uncovers more prominent tax defaulters

The Federal Government has identified fresh defaulting taxpayers and dispatched letters to them to take advantage of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme in regularising their tax status.

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola to wear yellow ribbon at Carabao Cup final against Arsenal

The City manager was charged by the FA on Friday for "wearing a political message," which is in breach of the English governing body's kit regulations.

DPR seals three stations for hoarding petrol in Plateau

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Jos Field Office, which discovered over 40, 000 litres of petrol hoarded by independent Marketers in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, has ordered its sale at regulated price to members of the public. It also sealed three fuel stations in Jos South and Mangu LGA, for operating illegally.

Senator Ekweremadu: Dapchi girls possibly starving, ill in the forest

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls is one of the signs that Nigeria is facing difficult times under the Buhari administration, saying they were possibly ill and starving in the forest.

Governor Gaidam offers jobs to 38 Yobe State University first class graduates

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has offered jobs to 38 first class graduates of the Yobe State University (YSU).

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Police nab ex-convict for impersonating Ogun director to swindle people

Police in Ogun State have nabbed an ex convict, one Surajudeen Adeleke Balogun, for allegedly impersonating and using the picture of a Director of Finance in the state civil service to perpetuate fraud on Facebook.

Probe Attorneys-General who didn’t prosecute murder suspects – Femi Falana tells NBA

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has written to the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Abubakar Mahmud (SAN), requesting that the Attorneys-General and Commissioners of Justice of various states who have refused to prosecute suspects arrested for various killings in their domains be investigated.

‘Unsolved’ re-examines Biggie and Tupac murder cases

The murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls not only robbed hip-hop of two defining artists but also uncovered allegations of conspiracy, bloody rivalries and police corruption — shining a light on rap’s criminal underworld.

475 Boko Haram suspects freed for lack of evidence

Nigeria has freed another 475 Boko Haram suspects following a series of mass trials in which most cases were dropped for lack of evidence, the justice ministry said Sunday.

NLC facilitates release of 23 inmates in Gombe

The Gombe chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has secured the release of 23 prison inmates after paying their fines.