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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.

Former CIA agent arrested with top secret info

US authorities said Tuesday they had arrested a former CIA agent, Hong Kong resident Jerry Chun Shing Lee, after discovering he had an unauthorized notebook that had the identities of undercover US spies.

US alleges Russia planning to meddle in 2018 midterm polls

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director, Mike Pompeo, expressed concern, on Sunday, over Russia’s alleged attempts to interfere in the 2018 midterm US elections.

Russia’s Putin calls Saint Petersburg blast ‘act of terror’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called an explosion that tore through a Saint Petersburg supermarket, wounding 13 people, "an act of terror."

Vladimir Putin thanks Donald Trump for CIA’s tip-off

Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank him for a tip-off provided by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

President Buhari quietly appoints new NIA chief, as conflict of interests emerges in Agency

Ambassador Mohammed Dawuda has been appointed as the Acting-Director General of the National Intelligence Agency.

CIA releases vast Osama bin Laden archive seized in compound

The Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday released a vast archive of documents and video seized in the 2011 US raid on a Pakistani compound that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

CIA sacks bomb-sniffing dog Lulu for refusing to work

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has fired Lulu, an adorable black Labrador, from a training programme after refusing to become a bomb-sniffing dog.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un ‘very rational’ – CIA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is a rational politician and the US needs to understand that to deal with the nuclear-armed country, a top Central Intelligence Agency Korea expert said Wednesday.

Fake news, threats and the Catalan referendum

Nearly two million people will crowd Barcelona's streets on Monday for Catalonia's national day, known as the Diada, as tensions over a referendum on its independence continues.

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Indian woman gang-raped, burned to death

Indian police arrested two men on Monday over the gang rape and burning to death of a woman, the latest shocking crime against females in the country, officials said.

Ex-Governor Lamido: Nigeria is under siege, we no longer sleep with our eyes closed

Former Governor of Jigawa state and presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Sule Lamido, took a swipe at the security situation in the country and declared that Nigeria is under siege.
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Barack Obama dances with his grandmother on Kenya trip

Ex-US President Barack Obama visited his father’s ancestral village in Kenya’s South-western Siaya County on Monday and danced to some traditional music with his grandmother in his first visit to the country since leaving office.

Oando: We do not owe Ansbury any money

The dispute between Gabrielle Volpi and the principals of Oando has been ongoing for over a year and has been a cause of concern for companies and individuals alike who look for investments to grow their business via individuals in the form of equity or debt.