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US election meddling claims ‘blabber’ – Sergei Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday dismissed as "blabber" accusations that Moscow had interfered in the US election that brought President Donald Trump to power.

Donald Trump ‘disappointed’ by KT McFarland ambassador nomination withdrawal

Former US deputy national security advisor KT McFarland withdrew her nomination to be ambassador to Singapore, in a move that left President Donald Trump "disappointed."

Trump: I am a ‘very stable genius’ and ‘like, very smart’

US President Donald Trump on Saturday praised himself as "a very stable genius," following the release of a bombshell book that calls into doubt his mental health.

Donald Trump not a typical president – Rex Tillerson

US Sectary of State Rex Tillerson found himself obliged to defend President Donald Trump’s fitness for office Friday after a bombshell new book called into doubt his mental health.

Donald Trump fails to stop Michael Wolff’s book on White House

US President Donald Trump lashed out at a bombshell-filled book by Michael Wolff that hits the shelves on Friday, dismissing it as “full of lies” after threats of legal action failed to block its release.

US, North Korea closer to war than ever – ex-military chief

The United States is now closer than it has ever been to a nuclear war with North Korea, a former top US military officer warned Sunday, saying he saw little prospect of a diplomatic solution.

North Korea wants to hit US with Anthrax-tipped missile – report

The North Korean regime has started tests with a view to loading intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) with anthrax, according to regional media reports.

North Korea blasts ‘dangerous’ US-South joint military drill

North Korea Sunday blasted the United States and South Korea as "warmongers" on the eve of their largest-ever joint air exercise, saying it could trigger a nuclear war.

US sends supersonic bombers over South Korea

US bombers overflew the Korean peninsula Thursday as part of an exercise with Japanese and South Korean warplanes, the US Air Force said, days before President Donald Trump arrives in the region for a trip set to be dominated by the nuclear-armed North.

Former US President Jimmy Carter offers self for North Korea visit

A former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter, has indicated willingness to travel to North Korea in a bid to help diffuse the growing tension between the U.S. and North Korea.

Donald Trump to unveil new responses to Iranian ‘bad behaviour’

President Donald Trump will announce new U.S. responses to Iran’s missile tests, support for “terrorism” and cyber operations as part of his new Iran strategy, the White House said on Friday.

South Korea tests bombs in response to North’s missile launch

South Korea's air force effectively fired back at North Korea's missile launch over Japan by conducting a live-fire drill involving powerful bombs, officials said early Tuesday.

Trump heads to Camp David for Afghanistan talks

US President Donald Trump assembled his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat Friday to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after the war began.

Korea tensions ease slightly as US officials play down war risks

Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea’s president said resolving Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key US officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.

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Maritime University gets approval to begin degree programmes

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted approval to the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta, to begin undergraduate degree programmes from the 2017/2018 academic session.

Federal govt mobilises central bank, others to finance modular refineries

The federal government on Wednesday said it was talking with potential financiers, including the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) to provide contributory finance to investors in modular refineries in the Niger Delta region.

US: Drone strike kills 3 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia, killing three "terrorists."

Nigeria cautions ECOWAS against currency integration

President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) against forcing through the planned currency integration in the sub-region by 2020.

Three pupils die after eating biscuits

There was apprehension in Kubwa, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Wednesday, following the death of three pupils of Local Education Authority Primary School, Kubwa 2, after reportedly eating biscuits.

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Wheat farmers count losses in Kaduna

Some wheat farmers in Rigachikun, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State said they have recorded huge losses due to shortage of water.

Ethiopia bans protests, incitive publications under state of emergency

Ethiopia’s state of emergency (SOE) imposed late last week includes a ban on protests and publications that incite violence, Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa said on Saturday.

Federal govt announces $2.5 billion dual medium term bond issue

The Federal Government on Thursday announced the issuance of a $2.5 billion bond to help reduce the cost of government borrowing.

Minister Rotimi Amaechi, lawmakers clash over 2018 budget figures

Lawmakers at the National Assembly, the Minster of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday disagreed over figures presented in the 2018 Budget of the ministry.

Governor Yari blames security agencies for Zamfara killings

Governor Abdulaziz Yari has claimed that his administration gave security agencies a 24 hour ‘head-start’ to alert them on the impending invasion of communities in Zamfara by bandits.