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Palestinians to seek UN backing if US vetoes Jerusalem resolution

The Palestinians will seek United Nations General Assembly support if the US vetoes a Security Council resolution against its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a minister said Monday.

Donald Trump to unveil ‘America First’ strategy

President Donald Trump of the United States will, on Monday, unveil a new national security strategy, emphasising national sovereignty over alliances, economic security, and reverse Obama-era warnings of climate change.

Alex Morgan, Keylor Navas named CONCACAF Players of the Year

Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas and United States striker Alex Morgan have been named as the CONCACAF players of the year.

Manchester City spurred by Tottenham Hotspur friendly – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola believes the seeds for Manchester City's extraordinary season were sown during a 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in a pre-season friendly in the United States.

Zimbabwean govt ‘slams opposition for backing crippling US sanctions’ – report

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly slammed the main opposition for reportedly advocating for the continuation of "ruinous" sanctions.

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.

US military practicing for an invasion of North Korea – reports

The United States Military has conducted joint training operations with South Korean forces to practice removing nuclear weapons from North Korea in the event of war, according to reports.

Nigerians in US honours Ambassador Sylvanus Nsofor

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA), USA, on Saturday organised a reception dinner to formally welcome retired Justice Sylvanus Nsofor to the U.S. as the Nigerian Ambassador in the country.

Why we can’t talk about President Buhari, ex-VP Atiku Abubakar’s travel ban – US...

The United States Government has explained why it will not deny or confirm an allegation by a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from entering the US for 15 years.

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu slams Iran for forcing wrestler to avoid Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Iran forcing their wrestler to lose a bout in order to avoid competing against an Israeli perfectly summed up the regime’s hostility to the Jewish state.

Muslim groups in Nigeria condemn Donald Trump over Jerusalem

A Coalition of Islamic organization in Nigeria, in collaboration with Al-Quds Foundation, has condemned the decision of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

US launches YALI transparency campaign in Lagos

Members of the Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network recently kick-started a month-long “Transparency and Good Governance Campaign” in commemoration of the 2017 International Anti-Corruption Day.

Apologise to Nigerians on the war against Boko Haram – PDP tells APC

Following the approval of $1 billion for the war against Boko Haram, to be taken from the Excess Crude Account (ECA), the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday demanded that an apology be tendered to Nigerians by the All Progressives Congress-led federal government “for deceiving Nigerians on the state of war against Boko Haram.”

FIFA threatens to kick Spain out of 2018 World Cup

Spain were in danger of being thrown out of the World Cup on Friday over alleged government interference in its football association.

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Suspected gunmen allegedly kill army colonel in Benue

Suspected gunmen on Sunday allegedly killed a senior military officer who was said to be in transit along Katsina Ala/Takum highway in Benue State.

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.