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Donald Trump: US to make final conclusions on Saudi killing in days

The United States will make final conclusions by early next week over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump said Saturday, following reports that the CIA had held Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible.

US to make final statement on Jamal Khashoggi’s death

The State Department has insisted that despite recent reports by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the U.S. had not yet reached a determination regarding the death of writer and activist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh on October 23, 2018. - Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP)

CIA: Saudi Crown Prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has concluded Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US media, the UK Telegraph has reported.

Ex-Malaysian premier arraigned over misappropriation of funds

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was on Thursday charged along with two of his former senior aides over misappropriation of government funds.

Reactions trail pipe bombs to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, others

Reactions and condemnations have continued to trail the mailing of pipe bombs to former U.S. President Barack Obama, former First Lady Hillary Clinton, and a host of other political leaders in the U.S.

Saudi foreign minister pledges full probe into Jamal Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said, on Tuesday, the kingdom was committed to a thorough and complete investigation to obtain the truth behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
Gina Haspel

Jamal Khashoggi: CIA chief Gina Haspel arrives Turkey

The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Gina Haspel, arrived Turkey Tuesday morning to get updates on the investigation of the death of Jamal Khashoggi.

Police arrest man who threatened Atiku Abubakar, family

Augustus Akpan, a 43-year-old multi-lingual native of Akwa Ibom State, was arrested in Lagos after police tracked the phone he used in sending the messages.

Report: US to launch drone strikes in Niger against IS, Al-Qaeda

The US CIA is set to launch drone strikes against suspected Libya-based jihadists with Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group from a base in northeastern Niger, the New York Times reported.

France charges two ex-spies with passing secrets to ‘foreign power’

Two former French spies, one of whom was reportedly posted in Beijing, have been charged with passing intelligence to a “foreign power”, a disclosure that has rocked the country’s intelligence services.

First woman CIA director sworn in

Veteran CIA officer Gina Haspel was sworn in as the agency's first female director Monday, hailing the "heroines" who had gone before her and expressing hope she and her team would be "role models."

President Buhari satisfied with US-Nigeria relationship

President Buhari, who congratulated the new Secretary of State on his appointment, recalled his past meeting with Pompeo, then as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and thanked him for the enormous support the US has extended to the Nigerian security and intelligence services.

Presidency: What President Buhari discussed with US secretary of state Michael Pompeo

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed satisfaction with the current level of relationship between Nigeria and the United States.

US Senate confirms Gina Haspel as first-ever female CIA director

The US Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina Haspel as the next CIA director, despite deep reservations among some lawmakers that her past involvement in the harsh interrogation of terror suspects was a red flag.

Donald Trump’s CIA nominee seeks withdrawal over torture allegations

US President Donald Trump’s choice to be the next head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has sought to withdraw her nomination, it was reported late Sunday.

Pompeo nomination as US secretary of state sent to full Senate

A US Senate committee voted along party lines Monday to send the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be US President Donald Trump’s secretary of state to the full Senate for a vote.

Rodrigo Duterte: If my plane explodes, can the CIA

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a fresh expletive-filled tirade against the United States, accusing one of the country’s closest allies of lacking “word of honour”, while suggesting that the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is out to get him.

CIA chief Mike Pompeo replaces Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Mike Pompeo, named Tuesday to be US secretary of state, comes from a one-year stint leading the Central Intelligence Agency where he earned Donald Trump’s trust delivering the president’s daily national security briefings and by toeing Trump’s line politically.

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Super Eagles arrive Asaba from South Africa

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Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to speak at leadership conference in Lagos

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former president of Liberia, will deliver the keynote speech at Women in Successful Careers, (WISCAR) 2018 annual leadership and mentoring conference.
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Novak Djokovic sets up ATP Finals title clash with Alexander Zverev

Novak Djokovic produced a masterclass on Saturday to crush Kevin Anderson and set up a title decider at the ATP Finals against Alexander Zverev, who ousted Roger Federer after a bizarre incident involving a ball boy.
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Portugal hold off Italy to reach Nations League semi-finals

European champions Portugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semi-finals on Saturday after holding Italy to a 0-0 draw at the San Siro.