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(FILES) This file photo taken on February 9, 2017 shows Chinese 100 yuan notes in Beijing. The Chinese currency continued its sharp decline on July 20, 2018 despite US President Donald Trump's bid to rein in the dollar, as analysts pointed out that a weaker yuan aids Beijing in its trade tussle with Washington. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Asia markets rally as China’s yuan defies Donald Trump dollar warning

Asian markets advanced Friday, with Shanghai gaining two percent as China's weak yuan currency defied US President Donald Trump's criticism of a strong dollar and Fed rate hikes.
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

Supreme Court confirms ex-Chief Justice Katsina-Alu’s demise

The Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed the death of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu.

EU president to visit Donald Trump for trade talks

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will visit U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on July 25 to discuss strained trade ties.
Part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine on 17 July 2014. Igor Kovalenko-EPA

G7 wants Russia to explain role in MH17 downing four years ago

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized nations on Sunday called on Russia “to account for its role” in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which killed all 298 people on board.
The trapped Thailand boys

Health official: Thai boys’ skinnier but in good health after cave rescue

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from inside a flooded Thai cave lost an average of two kg during their 17-day ordeal but were generally in good condition and showed no signs of stress, a senior health official said on Wednesday.

Australia prepares to ban Huawei from 5G project over security fears

Australia is preparing to ban Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for its planned 5G broadband network after its intelligence agencies raised concerns that Beijing could force the Chinese telco to hand over sensitive data, two sources said.

Oil rises above $79 per barrel on Norway strike, Libyan disruption

Oil prices rose by more than $1 dollar per barrel on Tuesday due to growing global supply outages, with Norway shutting down one oilfield as hundreds of workers began a strike and Libya saying its production more than halved in recent months.

Medical doctor arraigned for alleged hacking, N28 million car theft

A 26-year-old medical doctor-turned hacker, Michael Williams, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State charged with stealing a Porsche car valued at N28 million.
Singer Justin Bieber and model Hailey Baldwin - Getty Images

Justin Bieber engaged to model Hailey Baldwin

Trouble-prone pop star Justin Bieber will be a married man after popping the question to model Hailey Baldwin whom he has dated for one month, reports said on Sunday.
Nelson Chamisa T-Shirt - Agence France-Presse

Zimbabwe opposition chief eyes ‘Obama effect’ in historic poll

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader and presidential hopeful Nelson Chamisa believes he will ride a wave of youthful optimism to election victory, emulating Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau.
World Cup Trophy

Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco plan joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

Algeria and Tunisia are consider joining Morocco in a joint North African bid to host the 2030 World Cup, government officials have said.
Louise Mushikiwabo

AU leaders back Rwanda to head ‘Francophonie’ group

African Union leaders have backed Rwanda's candidacy to head the International Organisation of La Francophonie, the world association of French-speaking nations, diplomatic sources said on Monday.

US Chamber says $75 billion in US exports subject to counter-tariffs

US trading partners retaliating against President Donald Trump's trade offensive as have hit back with tariffs on $75 billion in American exports, leaving local companies vulnerable to job losses, a leading business group said Monday.

Archbishop Kaigama: Plateau killings shameful projection of Nigeria’s image

A former President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, Monday said the recent killings in Plateau State perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen is a shameful projection of Nigeria’s image.
Donald Trump took the call while on board Air Force One

Donald Trump lashes out at Saudi Arabia, urges increased oil supply

President Donald Trump lashed out at OPEC with a warning to stop manipulating oil markets and piled pressure on U.S. ally, Saudi Arabia, to raise supplies to compensate for lower exports from Iran.
Saudi Arabia Oil Economy

Oil prices fall as Saudi, Russian output rises

Oil prices fell on Monday as supplies from Saudi Arabia and Russia rose while economic growth stumbled in Asia amid an escalating trade dispute with the U.S.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador wins Mexican Presidency

Donald Trump, other regional leaders congratulate Mexico’s new president

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador conquered more than 53 percent of votes in Mexico’s presidential poll Sunday, putting the left in charge of the second largest Latin American economy for the first time in recent history.
Drake

Drake’s Scorpion album breaks streaming records

Drake has smashed streaming records with his new album “Scorpion,” with Apple Music and Spotify both reporting unprecedented listenership in its first day in 92 countries.

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Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Comrade Oshiomhole: Ex-President Obasanjo wants another term through the back door

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of seeking another term through the backdoor.

Federal, states, local governments share N668.8 billion for May

After weeks of horse-trading over revenue underpayment by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, the three tiers of government have finally received the sum of N668.8bn as allocation for the month of May.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump ‘secretly taped talking about Playboy model payment’

Donald Trump's former lawyer secretly taped a conversation the pair had about payments to an ex-Playboy model, according to a report.
A fatal accident involving a bus and a train occurred at Old Abeokuta Road by Odejobi junction on Friday

Three killed, many injured as train crushes commercial bus in Lagos

Three persons died and many others were injured when a train hit a commercial bus at Pen Cinema railway crossing in Lagos State on Friday, authorities have confirmed.
Caleb Ikechukwu, police spokesman in Ekiti

Ekiti guber: Police arrest 27 for electoral offences

The Police in Ekiti say they arrested 27 persons for election-related offences concerning the July 14 governorship election in the state.