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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.

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.

US accuses Russia, Syria of lying about Aleppo ‘chemical attack’

The United States and Britain have accused Russia of fabricating a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels.
President George Bush’s coffin was carried into Washington National Cathedral during his funeral Wednesday in Washington. Doug Mills-The New York Times

George Bush to be buried after four-day tribute

George H.W. Bush was to be laid to rest Thursday, concluding a four-day tribute to the 41st president that saw America briefly set aside its political divisions.

David Oyedepo and the perils of satire

That withering creative madness was the tipping point. Over 500,000 people have now viewed the body double video and perhaps the 500,001thviewer was Bishop David Oyedepo, leader of one of the largest Christian evangelical denominations in Nigeria.
George H.W. Bush

Week of solemn tributes for the late George Bush

Flags flew at half-staff across the United States on Saturday as Americans prepared for a week of solemn tributes to George H.W. Bush, in his home state of Texas and in the US Capitol, a day after the former president died aged 94.
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and US President Donald Trump look on as they attend a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on November 11, 2018 as part of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I. (Photo by Francois Mori / POOL / AFP)

Donald Trump to attend George Bush’s funeral

President Donald Trump will attend the state funeral of former president George H.W. Bush, who has died at 94, the White House said Saturday.

Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton extol George H.W. Bush’s leadership

U.S. President Donald Trump and wife, Melania have mourned the death of former president George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday night at the age of 94.

US to deliver Nigeria’s Tucano fighter jets in 2024

Nigeria may not be able to take delivery of the 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft it ordered from the United States until 2024.
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 5, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON - AFP)

Donald Trump pulls out of Vladimir Putin meeting due to Ukraine crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday suddenly cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin scheduled for this week’s Group of 20 industrialised nations summit in Argentina, citing the current Ukraine crisis.

IS claims deadly attack on tribal region in Pakistan

The Islamic State (IS) group Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that ripped through a marketplace in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region, as the death toll climbed to 33.

Suicide blast kills at least 31 in Pakistan market

At least 31 people were killed and 50 wounded when a suicide blast ripped through a crowded marketplace in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region on Friday, officials said.
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions during a meeting with military leaders in the Cabinet Room on October 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump discussed a range of issues while press were in the room including current relations with Saudi Arabia, and the use of the U.S. military in protecting the borders of the United States. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Donald Trump ‘apologisses’ as oil prices crash ’causes’ traffic jams

U.S. President Donald Trump has ‘apologised’ to Americans for allegedly causing traffic jams in the country following the crash in the global oil prices.

Chibok abduction: Probe panel’s report missing in Goodluck Jonathan’s book – Kashim Shettima

The Governor declared that by refusing to publish any part of his own panel’s findings on the Chibok abduction, Jonathan’s book was nothing short of a presidential tale by midday”.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan: Barack Obama influenced 2015 election against me

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said a former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, influenced the 2015 presidential election which he lost to the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ali Ndume: PDP introduced vote-buying

The senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has accused the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of introducing vote-buying into the Nigeria’s electoral system.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan: How Barack Obama plotted my defeat in 2015

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has railed against the conduct of Barack Obama, describing the former U.S. president as overbearing and ‘condescending’ in his message to Nigerians ahead of the 2015 general elections.
The Democrat Stacey Abrams has acknowledged that the Republican Brian Kemp will be declared the next governor of Georgia, bringing to a close the hard-fought and bitterly contested election.

Democrat Stacey Abrams quits race, vows to sue Georgia state

Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams has vowed to sue the US state of Georgia for "gross mismanagement" of the gubernatorial election after withdrawing from the race.

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Emmanuel Uduaghan, Great Ogboru, others take Delta APC campaign to God

The immediate-past Governor of Delta State and All Progressives Congress 2019 Delta South Senatorial District candidate, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, has said one of the ways to win election was by dedicating the electioneering process to God, especially through praises.
Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he will remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to fight injustice.

Subsidy claim: Muhammadu Buhari’s enemies plotting evil – Kabiru Marafa

Senator Kabiru Marafa, representing Zamfara Central, has warned that if marketers are not paid the outstanding of N800 billion, the enemies of the present administration may cause disquiet that will result in the return of fuel queues.
National Sports Festival in Abuja

Delta wins national sports festival with 342 medals

The 19 edition of the National Sports Festival (NSF), on Sunday came to an end at the Abuja National Stadium with Delta State finishing top of the table with an unprecedented 342 medals relegating the likes of Rivers, Edo and Lagos to the first, second runners-up and fourth positions respectively.

Customs impounds 22 armoured vehicles in Edo, Anambra

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone C, Owerri of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has impounded 22 exotic cars including armoured vehicles of various models, bags of foreign rice bearing an overall Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N591 Million.
Rescuers conduct search operation in the waters of Ujung Karawang, West Java, Indonesia after a Lion Air plane crashed into the sea Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.

Bad weather delays hunt for Lion Air jet’s black box

A renewed search for the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea on October 29 has been delayed for two days due to bad weather hampering the arrival of a specialised ship, the airline said.