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Naomi Osaka of Japan speaks during a press conference at the Hong Kong Open tennis tournament on October 8, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Anthony WALLACE

Naomi Osaka sacks coach Sascha Bajin

World tennis number one Naomi Osaka has split from her coach Sascha Bajin just 17 days after completing back-to-back Grand Slam victories at the Australian Open.
A convoy of U.S. military vehicles near Syria's northern city of Manbij on Dec. 30, 2018. (Delil Souleiman-AFP-Getty Images)

US promises to keep ISIS fight after ‘100 percent’ defeat

The United States promised Wednesday to stay focused on permanently destroying the Islamic State group but asked concerned allies to contribute more, as President Donald Trump boasted that the extremists will soon have lost all their territory in Syria.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry in 2017 into whether US President Donald Trump was working on behalf of Russia, The New York Times reported on Friday.

Donald Trump 2020: Rumblings of a Republican primary challenge

Democrats are already furiously jockeying for position to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.
Prince Philip

UK’s Prince Philip ‘shocked and shaken’ after car crash

Queen Elizabeth II’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip emerged “shocked and shaken” but unhurt from a car crash that flipped his Land Rover on its side and stirred up a UK debate on Friday about old age and driving.

Ghana urges people of African heritage to ‘come home’

Sicley Williams was ready to escape what she found an unfriendly climate in the United States and take a leap of faith, leaving her native Chicago for Ghana.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi (R) in Baghdad, during a Middle East tour, on January 9, 2019. – The eight-day tour comes weeks after the US President announced that the United States would quickly pull its 2,000 soldiers out of Syria, declaring that IS — also known as ISIS — had been defeated. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / POOL / AFP)

Foreign troops in Iraq cut by a quarter in 2018 – premier

Foreign troop numbers in Iraq fell by a quarter during 2018, Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi said, as the fallout fizzled from Washington’s announcement it was withdrawing from neighbouring Syria.
Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo: US to pull forces from Syria, continue fight against Islamic State

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States would withdraw its troops from Syria while continuing to finish the battle against ISIL.
Kao Xiong, in a photo provided to the US District Court. US District Court

Man confesses after writing threat letters to Donald Trump, FBI

Kao Xiong, a California man, has pleaded guilty to sending more than 150 threatening or hoax letters in 2017 to President Donald Trump and to former presidents, FBI offices and other individuals and businesses.
New York's Trump Tower

New York set to rename street housing Trump Tower after Barack Obama

Thousands of people have signed a petition in New York City to rename the block in front of Trump Tower after former President Barack Obama.
In a new poll conducted by Gallup, more Americans than ever, 16 per cent, said they want to leave the country and permanently move to another country.

More Americans want to leave Donald Trump’s US – poll

In a new poll conducted by Gallup, more Americans than ever, 16 per cent, said they want to leave the country and permanently move to another country.
Former President Barack Obama appears on a reworked song by Lin-Manuel Miranda originally from the Broadway hit “Hamilton.” (Jason DeCrow-AP)

Barack Obama debuts on BillBoard Hot R&B songs chart

Former US president, Barack Obama, has made his debut on musical charts at number 22 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart this week.

Barack Obama debuts at spot 22 on Billboard Hot R&B chart

Former US president Barack Obama has made his debut on musical charts at number 22 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart this week.
Cuba has celebrated the 60th anniversary of its communist revolution with its leader Raul Castro criticising the United States for returning to an outdated path of confrontation with the island nation.

Cuba celebrates 60 years since Castro’s communist revolution

Cuba has celebrated the 60th anniversary of its communist revolution with its leader Raul Castro criticising the United States for returning to an outdated path of confrontation with the island nation.

US judge says Obamacare can stand while appeal is heard

A US judge who ruled earlier this month that Obamacare is unconstitutional has said the health care law can stand while his decision is appealed.
Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama emerges America’s most admired woman

Michelle Obama, former US first lady, has been voted America’s most admired woman in a Gallup poll, ousting Hillary Clinton from the top spot for the first time in 17 years.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

US may withdraw troops from Syria

The United States is considering a total withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
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.

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.

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Party leaders sign loyalty pledge to ex-president Kabila

Democratic Republic of Congo ex-president Joseph Kabila, who yielded power to Felix Tshisekedi after December elections, moved Wednesday to assert his political clout, making the leaders of his FCC coalition sign a loyalty pledge.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

Election: PDP advises General Buratai not to drag military into politics

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, not to drag the military into politics.

Elections: INEC promises automatic employment to exceptional NYSC members

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has pledged automatic employment to members of the National Youth Sevice Corps, NYSC, who are outstanding during the general elections, starting from Saturday.

Minister: Federal government intervention to rescue Arik Air, Aero saved jobs

The Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, yesterday said the federal government interventions in Arik Air and Aero Contractors airlines saved the Nigeria aviation sector from witnessing what would have been huge job loses.
The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service, (FCT-IRS) yesterday said that the service was not embarking on any recruitment exercise as being speculated in some quarters.

FCT-IRS denies recruitment exercise

The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service, (FCT-IRS) yesterday said that the service was not embarking on any recruitment exercise as being speculated in some quarters.