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Inter-Korean hotline reopens after Seoul proposed talks

North and South Korea on Wednesday reopened a cross-border hotline which had been shut down since 2016, forging ahead with peace overtures despite taunts from US President Donald Trump who said he has a “much bigger” nuclear button than Kim Jong-Un.

South Korea welcomes Pyongyang’s Olympic participation

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has welcomed Kim Jong Un’s apparent willingness to enter into dialogue and called for swift measures to help North Korea participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics during a Cabinet meeting, in Seoul, on Tuesday.

I’ve nuclear button – Kim Jong Un tells Donald Trump

Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a “nuclear button” on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was “open to dialogue” with Seoul.

South Korea seeks US military drill delay for Olympics

South Korean President Moon Jae-In has proposed delaying annual joint military exercises with the US in an attempt to ease tensions with the nuclear-armed North during next year's Winter Olympics.

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Bloody clash averted in Delta over killing by herdsmen

The tension at Onicha-Olona community in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, occasioned by the killing of a farmer by Fulani herdsmen on Friday has been doused.

Nigeria, Saudi record biggest increase in oil output

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Gencos gulped N152.9bn of N701bn power sector fund in seven months

The Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) has disbursed a total of N152.974 billion to 23 power generation companies (Gencos) within the first seven months of 2017, according to a report.

President Buhari’s achievements has surpassed 16 years of PDP rule – Adebayo Shittu

Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has declared that the achievements recorded by President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo in the last two and half years have surpassed the achievements of former ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in sixteen years.

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Chief Zebrudaya expresses concern over lack of sponsorship for TV series

Veteran actor, Chief Chika Okpala, popularly known as Zebrudaya, says lack of sponsorship have hindered production of most television series in the country.

Federal govt pays six years’ salary arrears of civil servants

The Accountant General of the Federation, AGF, Ahmed Idris, has revealed that the federal government has released N35 billion to fulfil its promise to settle the backlog of promotion arrears owed federal civil servants across the federation.

Police arrest 20 suspected criminals, recover arms in Zamfara

The Police Command in Zamfara has arrested 20 suspected kidnappers and members of outlawed groups known as “Yansakai” and recovered various arms from them.

FRSC prosecutes 116, convicts 92 offenders in Bayelsa

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it prosecuted no fewer than 116 traffic offenders for 311 offences in Bayelsa in 2017.

World Migrant Day: Do not fear the other – Pope Francis

Pope Francis called Sunday for hospitality towards migrants, calling it a "sin" to give in to fear of the other as he marked the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.