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Osita Okechukwu: Ibrahim Babangida has vindicated Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters

Osita Okechukwu, the director general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), has saluted Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, for vindicating disciples of President Muhammadu Buhari on his laudable achievements since assumption of office in May 2015.
Miss Philippines Catriona Gray reacts after being crowned Miss Universe during the final round of the Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand, December 17, 2018. Reuters

Miss Philippines Catriona Gray crowned 2018 Miss Universe

Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants.
Anthony Joshua celebrates with all his belts after stopping Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Photo by Richard Heathcote-Getty Images

Anthony Joshua: Why I rejected $50 million offer to fight Wilder at Wembley

Anthony Joshua has explained why he and Deontay Wilder did not fight this summer at Wembley Stadium.
Esperance coach Mouine Chaabani has slammed his players following the 3-0 defeat to United Arab Emirates champions Al Ain on Saturday.

Esperance coach Mouine Chaabani slams players after Fifa Club World Cup defeat to Al...

Esperance coach Mouine Chaabani has slammed his players following the 3-0 defeat to United Arab Emirates champions Al Ain on Saturday.
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)

AATF: Africa Sub-regions lack knowledge of GMOs

African Agricultural Technology Foundations (AATF) on Sunday expressed displeasure over lack of knowledge of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) among the African Sub-region farmers.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu

Russia: US ignoring attempts to discuss nuclear disagreements

Russia wants to sit down with Pentagon officials for “open and specific” talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.
Charles Oputa Charlie Boy

Charly Boy reveals why he finally married partner after 40 years together

Charles Oputa, a musician and activist better known as Charly Boy, has married his American partner, Diane, after 40 years together.
Twenty-eight people were injured when a tram derailed and overturned in Lisbon.

Twenty-eight people injured in Lisbon tram crash

Twenty-eight people were injured when a tram derailed and overturned in Lisbon.

Texas judge rules Obamacare illegal

A U.S. federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional — a ruling that excited President Donald Trump, but which opposition Democrats vowed to appeal.
Apple will produce a new animated series starring Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, created by the late American cartoonist Charles Schulz, for its video platform, a source close to the deal said Friday, confirming press reports.

Apple to roll out new Snoopy and Peanuts cartoon series

Apple will produce a new animated series starring Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, created by the late American cartoonist Charles Schulz, for its video platform, a source close to the deal said Friday, confirming press reports.

John Bolton: US to counter China, Russia influence in Africa

U.S. National Security Adviser, John Bolton, has said his country plans to counter the rapidly expanding economic and political influence of China and Russia in Africa.
Hillary Clinton, center, with bride Isha Ambani, left, and mother of the bride Nita on Sunday.

Beyonce, Hillary Clinton attend wedding of India’s richest daughter

Topping anything in hit film “Crazy Rich Asians”, the only daughter of India’s richest man ties the knot Wednesday after days of lavish celebrations that included a Beyonce concert in a lakeside palace.
Sung Kim

US returns Church bells taken from Philippines 117 years ago

After 117 years, the U.S. returned the three original church bells taken by American soldiers as war booty during the Philippine-American war in 1901.
Barcelona

Barcelona backtracks on next month’s La Liga Miami match

La Liga’s plans to stage a match in the US next month have been derailed after Barcelona, who were scheduled to play Girona in Miami, withdrew their support for the game on Monday following a board meeting.
Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai: Google has ‘checks and balances’ against political bias

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said Monday that the internet giant steers clear of “political bias,” arguing that this is a core principle of its business to maintain the trust of users.

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.

France tells Donald Trump to stop meddling in its affairs

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian asks Donald Trump to stop meddling in French affairs after the US President criticised France in two tweets following riots in Paris
US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line.

Donald Trump to face impeachment, jail time over hush money

US President Donald Trump could face impeachment and jail time if hush money payments reported by his former lawyer are proven to be campaign finance violations, Democratic lawmakers say

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Guards Brigade holds special parade as Muhammadu Buhari marks 76th birthday

The Guards Brigade is to hold a Special Parade as part of activities to mark President Muhammadu Buhari’s 76th birthday.
Samuel Chukwueze

Villarreal coach Luis Garcia heaps praises on Samuel Chukwueze

New coach of Villarreal, Luis Garcia, has heaped praises on rave of the moment Samuel Chukwueze after his goal in Friday’s Europa League 2-0 win over Spartak Moscow.

Osita Okechukwu: Ibrahim Babangida has vindicated Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters

Osita Okechukwu, the director general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), has saluted Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, for vindicating disciples of President Muhammadu Buhari on his laudable achievements since assumption of office in May 2015.
Gary Neville has praised the job Mauricio Pochettino has done at Tottenham given the difficulties he has had to put up with this season and says the club must do everything they can to keep him.

Mauricio Pochettino: I want to kill racism

Mauricio Pochettino has branded racism "the worst thing in the world" ahead of Tottenham's midweek Carabao Cup visit to Arsenal.
Zalmay Khalilzad held three days of talks with the Taliban in Qatar in November [US embassy via Reuters]

Taliban to meet US officials in UAE – spokesperson

The Taliban have said they are holding a meeting on Monday with US officials, in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war.