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In the name of democracy

If you are a lover of competitive democracy, you must have been worried by the pronouncements and demeanour of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Friday. Lai, speaking in a very bitter tone, told State House correspondents that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), could spend as much time as he wanted in the US but he would be quizzed on his return over his role in the collapse of Bank PHB
An American journalist working for Iran's state television channel Press TV who was detained in the United States will appear in court on Friday.

Report: US-born newscaster to appear in Washington court

An American journalist working for Iran's state television channel Press TV who was detained in the United States will appear in court on Friday.
News anchor Marzieh Hashemi, right, smiles as she stands with her son in Tehran [Press TV via AP]

American journalist for Iran’s Press TV ‘jailed’ in US

The son of an American journalist working for Iranian state television said his mother has been imprisoned in the United States for reasons unknown.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor el-Rufai: Northerners ready for restructuring

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors of Kaduna and Oyo states, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and Abiola Ajimobi, respectively and other eminent Nigerians yesterday stressed the need for the country to be restructured to overcome myriad of problems confronting it as a nation.
Aides and supporters of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar watched in disbelief as the Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant wept at his campaign office on Friday in Abuja.

PDP takes campaign to America without Atiku Abubakar

Without Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will next week in Washington, DC, advertise its programmes and share insights on the future of US-Nigeria relations.

French agency approves $245 million for power transmission projects in northern Nigeria

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says the Board of French Development Agency (AFD) has approved 245 million dollars for the implementation of transmission projects in northern corridor.
President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn after returning to the White House in Washington [Jim Young-Reuters]

Trump denies collusion after major revelations in Russia probe

US President Donald Trump again denied that his presidential campaign colluded with Russian operatives, but made no comment on claims that he directly organised hush payments to ward off a possible sex scandal during his campaign for the presidency.
Donald Trump has declared Wednesday a national day of mourning in honour of the 41st president [Jonathan Ernst-AP]

Donald Trump sets aside disdain of George Bush clan in tribute to ex-president

President Donald Trump paid his respects on Monday to the late George HW Bush, setting aside his animosity to the former president's clan, whose family members he had derided in the past.
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and US President Donald Trump look on as they attend a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on November 11, 2018 as part of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I. (Photo by Francois Mori / POOL / AFP)

Donald Trump to attend George Bush’s funeral

President Donald Trump will attend the state funeral of former president George H.W. Bush, who has died at 94, the White House said Saturday.

Namadi Sambo: Goodluck Jonathan a peaceful and civilized statesman

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has described his former boss, President Goodluck Jonathan, as a peaceful and civilized statesman.
Donald Trump speaks during an Ohio Republican Party State Dinner in Columbus, Ohio. MADDIE MCGARVEY-BLOOMBERG

Jim Acosta: Donald Trump vows to walk out of briefings

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to walk out of future press briefings if reporters do not act with “decorum.”
Everton's English striker Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Everton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on August 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF/

Wayne Rooney misses penalty as DC United lose in MLS play-offs

Wayne Rooney missed a penalty in a shootout as DC United were knocked out of the MLS play-offs in the first round by Columbus Crew.
Salah Khashoggi, the eldest son of Jamal Khashoggi, meets Crown Prinice Mohammed bin Salman in a staged encounter.

Jamal Khashoggi’s son leaves Saudi Arabia for US

The eldest son of murdered Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, Salah, and his family have left the Gulf kingdom after the government lifted a travel ban, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

Donald Trump attacks credibility of Brett Kavanaugh sex accuser

Donald Trump on Friday ditched his previous caution in the scandal threatening his Supreme Court nominee to attack the credibility of the woman accusing the would-be justice of sexual assault when they were teens.
Brett Kavanaugh denies allegations of assaulting a girl in high school. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

US Supreme Court nominee denies allegation of sexual abuse

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied an allegation of sexual misconduct made against him.
Brett Kavanaugh denies allegations of assaulting a girl in high school. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual abuse

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied an allegation of sexual misconduct made against him.
Robert Amsterdam

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni declares Bobi Wine’s foreign lawyer persona non grata

An international lawyer acting on behalf of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, might not represent him in Uganda’s courts after the government reportedly declared him a persona non grata.

Nigerian community in US to float community bank

The Nigerian community in the United States has put measures in place to establish a community bank.

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Oil falls on mounting virus cases, supply concerns

Oil edged lower on Friday, falling more than two per cent on the week as COVID-19 cases surged globally and oil supply is set to rise in coming weeks.
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Strike: You must be at work from Monday – Nigerian government tells workers

The Federal Government has warned all federal civil servants on Salary Grade Level 12 and above as well as those on essential services to be at work from Monday despite the industrial action declared by labour unions.
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
Top seed Novak Djokovic’s untroubled progress continued at the French Open as he chalked up a fourth successive straight-sets victory on Monday, this time outclassing Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarter-finals.

Novak Djokovic braced for unhappy Rafael Nadal and Roland Garros demons

Novak Djokovic will renew his love-hate relationship with Roland Garros in the knowledge that it is himself rather than seemingly unsettled 12-time champion Rafael Nadal who could pose the greatest threat to winning a second Paris title and 18th Grand Slam crown.
Premier League outfit Aston Villa have lost over 30k likes on Instagram in the last 24 hours after the club confirmed striker Mbwana Samatta joined Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce.

Tanzanians unfollow Aston Villa Instagram page in droves after Taifa Stars skipper’s exit

Premier League outfit Aston Villa have lost over 30k likes on Instagram in the last 24 hours after the club confirmed striker Mbwana Samatta joined Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce.