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Asa to headline 2019 MTN Bush Fire Festival

Nigerian-French musician, Asa Elemide, will headline the 2019 MTN Bush Fire Festival, according to organisers.
Democrats have criticised Heather Nauert for her lack of diplomatic experience [Mandel Ngan-AFP]

Heather Nauert ends bid to be next US ambassador to UN

US President Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, according to the State Department.
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President Buhari: Nobody would unseat me

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday vowed that nobody will unseat him after Saturday’s presidential election in the country.
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Key issues Nigerians set to consider in elections

In Nigeria, it is often said that no figure is verifiable unless it is the price of a barrel of crude oil.
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says there is no public officer that has not been accused of corruption.

Atiku Abubakar: No public officer who hasn’t been accused of corruption

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says there is no public officer that has not been accused of corruption.
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 ready to sign border deal, averting shutdown

President Donald Trump is ready to sign a border security funding deal, despite failing to get anywhere close to the money he sought for a US-Mexico border wall, US media reported Wednesday.
Bola Tinubu

Election: Asiwaju Tinubu welcomes foreign observers

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has welcomed all foreign observers ahead of the up coming general election in Nigeria.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 7, 2009 US Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) waits to be interviewed on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. – Former US Representative John Dingell died on February 7, 2019 at the age of 92, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer confirmed on Twitter. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Long-serving US lawmaker John Dingell passes on at 92

John Dingell, an imposing and outspoken Democrat who became a powerful figure in Washington over the course of a record 59 years in Congress, has passed on at the age of 92.
US-made Oshkosh armoured vehicles were given to the Abu al-Abbas Brigade in Taiz, CNN reported [Al Jazeera]

Report: Saudi Arabia, UAE gave US arms to al-Qaeda-linked groups

Saudi Arabia and its coalition partner in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reportedly transferred US-made weapons to al-Qaeda-linked groups and a Salafi militia whose commander who once "served with" the Yemeni branch of ISIL, a CNN investigation has found.
Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine says he is ‘seriously considering’ running for president

Ugandan pop star turned MP Bobi Wine is making plans for a bigger political stage in the country and says he has launched a grassroots movement for young people aimed at challenging the country's long-time leader President Yoweri Museveni.
Marie Colvin, a 56-year-old war correspondent, was killed in the Syrian city of Homs in 2012 [Stefan Wermuth-Reuters]

US court orders Syria to pay $302 million over Marie Colvin’s death

A United States court has found Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government culpable in the death of American foreign correspondent Marie Colvin, ordering a $302.5m judgment for what it called an "unconscionable" attack that targeted journalists.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala eyes World Bank president Post

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has made her intentions of vying for the post of World Bank’s President known.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a working dinner after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

US, Chinese officials extend Beijing trade talks

US and Chinese negotiators meeting this week in Beijing have agreed to extend trade talks until Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for the office of the US Trade Representative.
Mohamed Salah has been named Liverpool Player of the Month for October.

Liverpool warned Mohammed Salah will leave for Spain if he enjoys another 25-goal season

Liverpool have been told to brace themselves for bids from Real Madrid and Barcelona if Mohamed Salah enjoys another 25-goal season, with Mido expecting a move to be made.
Andy Murray

Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal look for Brisbane bounce-back after injury-hit 2018

Andy Murray aims to kick-start his stalled career in Brisbane this week after an injury-plagued 2018, with Spanish great Rafael Nadal also playing as he tests his troubled knee ahead of the Australian Open.
Der Spiegel said Claas Relotius, one of its top journalists, had fabricated parts of more than a dozen stories. EFE

German reporter stripped of CNN awards after fabricating stories

A German journalist, who was found to have fabricated numerous articles, Claas Relotius, is being stripped of two awards he received in 2014 from CNN International, according to The Associated Press.

US government workers unpaid on third day of shutdown

US lawmakers headed home for Christmas leaving the government partially shut for a third day Monday in an impasse over President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funding, a standoff which the White House budget director said may continue until a new Congress takes over in January.
Der Spiegel said Claas Relotius, one of its top journalists, had fabricated parts of more than a dozen stories. EFE

Disgraced German journalist loses awards

Disgraced German journalist Claas Relotius has returned four press awards after weekly magazine Der Spiegel found he had fabricated facts in a number of articles, the German press association that hands out the prize said on Thursday.

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Broadband: NCC to ensure availability of spectrum infrastructure

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is working on ensuring the availability of spectrum to boost broadband deployment and penetration in the country.
Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Dr. Glory Edet, said the stipend will be N10,000 for each person

Monthly stipend for 41,000 households in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom state government says it will be giving monthly financial support to 41,000 households in the state.
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Helen Oritsejafor: Nigeria will find peace through dialogue

A cleric, Pastor Helen Oritsejafor, has called for a national dialogue to resolve challenges threatening the peace and unity of Nigeria, saying like a marriage the country would find peace through dialogue.
Jurgen Klopp opted to take the positives out of Liverpool's first pre-season match in the United States after the Reds fell to a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Indiana.

Jurgen Klopp positive despite Borussia Dortmund defeat

Jurgen Klopp opted to take the positives out of Liverpool's first pre-season match in the United States after the Reds fell to a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Indiana.

NYSC donates relief materials to Katsina IDPs

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have donated relief materials including food items, medicine and clothing to internally displaced persons, who were victims of banditry attacks in Katsina.