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Ex-Gambian President Yahya Jammeh blocked from entering US

The US State Department has barred former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family from entry into the United States.
Patrick Nwegbo

Patrick Nwegbo snubs US for Golden Eaglets chance

Nigerian-born Patrick Nwegbo has turned down the chance to play for the United States of America, with the 16-year old restating his determination to wait for a call-up to the Golden Eaglets who are preparing to take part in the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania in 2019.
Donald Trump speaks during an Ohio Republican Party State Dinner in Columbus, Ohio. MADDIE MCGARVEY-BLOOMBERG

Donald Trump ousts Jeff Sessions, vows to fight Democrats if they launch probes

President Donald Trump forced out his attorney general on Wednesday and threatened to fight back if Democrats use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to launch investigations into his administration and finances.
Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder: I’ve transformed into a killer

Deontay Wilder warned he has “transformed into a killer” as he ramped up his preparation for his fight with Tyson Fury, dismissing Anthony Joshua as a “coward”.

Data breach: The scandals bedevilling Facebook

Facebook is at the centre of controversy yet again after admitting that up to 50 million accounts were breached by hackers.
This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken at 10:00:30 UTC on September 12, 2018, shows Hurricane Florence off the US east coast in the Atantic Ocean. Highways clogged with people fleeing North and South Carolina early Wednesday as monstrous Category 4 Hurricane Florence rumbled toward the eastern US as the biggest storm there in decades. While many coastal residents heeded mandatory evacuation orders, others boarded up homes and businesses and chose to brave the storm, which is forecast to trigger severe flash flooding as it dumps as many as three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas. Life-threatening storm surges of up to a staggering 13 feet in some places were also forecast./ AFP PHOTO / NOAA/RAMMB / HO /

Despite slower winds, Hurricane Florence still grave threat

Hurricane Florence, growing in size despite its weakening winds on Wednesday, crept closer to the U.S. East Coast as disaster mobilizations expanded south from the Carolinas into Georgia to counter the deadly threat of high seas and floods.

Governor Shettima: Direct primaries desirable but not practicable in Borno

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, says it will be difficult to conduct direct primaries in the state because of its peculiar security situation.
OTIS HUGHLEY

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigress ready for any opposition – Otis Hughley

Head coach of the D’Tigress, Otis Hughley, has declared his team ready for all opposition at the forthcoming FIBA Basketball Women’s World Cup in Spain come September.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Osun guber: American university disowns Senator Adeleke’s certificate

The Jacksonville State University, JSU, has said Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke, Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District and the state’s PDP gubernatorial candidate, did not graduate from the public university located in Alabama, United States.

Donald Trump grants Alice Johnson clemency after Kim Kardashian West visit

President Donald Trump reportedly granted clemency to Alice Johnson on Wednesday, days after Kim Kardashian West traveled to the White House to advocate for the Tennessee grandmother’s release.

Oklahoma enacts law allowing gun defense in churches

A new law in the US state of Oklahoma allows churchgoers to use guns to respond to threats of violence, without the worry that they could face criminal or civil penalties.

Envoy: Nigerians in US hard working, law abiding

Nigerians residents in the U.S. are hardworking and law-abiding, Consul-General of Nigeria at Atlanta, Mr Kayode Laro, has said.

Alabama to execute Walter Moody oldest in modern US history

Alabama has scheduled the execution of Walter Moody Jr for April 19. If the state carries out the execution, Moody will be the oldest inmate killed in the modern history of the US, according to the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), a group that tracks capital punishment.

US investigating deadly Hyundai, Kia airbag failures

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into a series of deadly crashes in which airbags in Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate.

Alabama State University admits owing Nigerian govt $202,000

Alabama State University in the United States has admitted owing the Nigerian government $202,000, being part of the money meant for Nigerian students on scholarship, but mishandled by the university.

Democrats snatch seat in Donald Trump heartland

Democrats won a Missouri special election on Tuesday for a state house seat in a district that President Donald Trump won in a landslide victory during the presidential election.

I want to fight Anthony Joshua in America – Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder has issued a warning to rival Anthony Joshua that he would be reluctant to leave America for their potential super fight, according to Daily Mail.

US presidency not for me – Oprah Winfrey

Chat show icon Oprah Winfrey has brushed off speculation she might run for US president in 2020, saying in an interview published Thursday she lacks “the DNA for it.”

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, of not wanting to sign the national peace accord ahead of the 2019 elections.-4

APC: Atiku Abubakar’s signing of peace accord a ‘face-saving move’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, of not wanting to sign the national peace accord ahead of the 2019 elections.

Man allegedly swindles another of N4.1 million in mineral deposit scam

An Ilorin Senior Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that a 38-year-old man, Lawal Temitope, be remanded in Federal Prison for allegedly swindling a businessman of N4.1 million, being money to mine diatomite, a mineral deposit.

ASUU: No regrets for disrupting anti-corruption programme

Dr Kasim Umaru, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Abuja chapter, says the union has no regret for disrupting Anti-Corruption event in the institution.
Theresa-May

Theresa May wins confidence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May will retain her job at least till next year, after she won a confidence vote triggered by 48 Conservative rebel MPs, who hate the Brexit deal she worked out with EU in November.

Arsene Wenger tips Zinedine Zidane for Premier League post amid ongoing Manchester United talk

Zinedine Zidane continues to spark speculation regarding a possible role at Manchester United and fellow Frenchman Arsene Wenger believes he should take a Premier League post.