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Hassan Rouhani said Sunday Iran extends its “hand of friendship and brotherhood” toward cooperating with regional nations.

Iran unveils budget of ‘resistance’ against US sanctions

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday presented to parliament what he called a “budget of resistance” against crippling sanctions imposed by arch-enemy the United States.
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term.

Niger government to sensitise communities on urban policy

The Niger state government says it will commence sensitisation of stakeholders in communities across the 25 local government areas as part of preparation for the development of the state urban policy.
President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Friday after a three-day official visit to South Africa.

President Buhari returns to Abuja after visits to Malabo, Katsina

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after five-day visits to Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), Katsina and Kaduna States.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised a White House announcement on Monday ending sanctions exemptions for Iran’s oil customers, calling it “of great importance” in boosting pressure on Tehran.

Israeli premier cancels London trip due to lack of security

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not fly to London on Tuesday to participate in the NATO summit and meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the sidelines.

US wrestlers decline Iranian invitation

A U.S. team official on Tuesday said U.S wrestlers have declined an invitation to compete in a tournament in Iran, saying they have to concentrate on next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Friday to participate in the 5th Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

President Buhari leaves Abuja today for Malabo, then Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Friday to participate in the 5th Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
Iraqi demonstrators gather as flames start consuming Iran's consulate in the southern Iraqi holy city of Najaf on November 27, 2019, two months into the country's most serious social crisis in decades.

Iran condemns burning of consulate by Iraqi protesters

Iran yesterday condemned the burning of its consulate in southern Iraq hours earlier, which came amid an escalation in Iraq’s anti-government protests that erupted nearly two months ago.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Gernot Rohr ranked 19th best coach in the world by German firm

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has been ranked 19th best coach in the world by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) based in Germany.

Nigeria’s Bonny Light hits $64.30 per barrel

The price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade has risen from $63.00 to $64.30 per barrel in the international market, the highest in the past three weeks.
The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna [Leonhard Foeger-Reuters]

Iran spy agency leaks reveal Tehran’s ‘horrifying’ grip on Iraq

Monday’s reports on a trove of leaked cables expose Tehran’s vast influence in Iraq, detailing the painstaking efforts of Iranian spies to co-opt Iraqi leaders and infiltrate every aspect of political life. Tehran’s influence has fueled ongoing anti-government protests in Iraq.
Sporadic protests have broken out in a number of Iranian cities after authorities announced a surprise decision to ration and increase the price of petrol as part of efforts to offset the effect of crippling US sanctions.

12 protesters killed during Iran fuel unrest

NO fewer than 12 people have been killed in Iran since protests against fuel price rises erupted three days ago, officials have said, although reports suggest the number of dead is far higher.
Cars block a street during a protest against a rise in gasoline prices, in the central city of Isfahan, Iran, Nov. 16, 2019.

Iran government fuel price hike sparks second day of violent protests

Iranian protesters are on the streets in dozens of towns and cities across the country as anger spreads following a government decision to double the price of fuel. The protests appear to have gained momentum after the top Shi'ite cleric in neighboring Iraq, Ayatollah Ali Sistani, sided with protesters in a Friday prayer sermon delivered by one of his followers.
Sporadic protests have broken out in a number of Iranian cities after authorities announced a surprise decision to ration and increase the price of petrol as part of efforts to offset the effect of crippling US sanctions.

Protests erupt after Iran hikes petrol prices

Sporadic protests have broken out in a number of Iranian cities after authorities announced a surprise decision to ration and increase the price of petrol as part of efforts to offset the effect of crippling US sanctions.
Israel said about 150 rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel and 25 were intercepted [Ali Jadallah-Anadolu]

Israel resumes strikes on Gaza

Israel resumed strikes on Islamic Jihad terror targets in the Gaza Strip, its military said in the early hours of Friday morning, less than a day after a fragile ceasefire deal went into effect to stop the most intense fighting in years in the region.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

Oman: OPEC, allies likely to extend oil supply curbs

Oman said on Monday that the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allied oil producers could extend a deal to limit crude supply but may not consider deepening cuts.
Iran Oil and Gas

Iran says oil field found with 53 billion barrels

Iran has discovered a new oil field containing 53 billion barrels of crude, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday, a find that would increase Iran's proven reserves by over a third.
A senior North Korean diplomat has berated US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for describing Pyongyang's behaviour as rogue and warned its expectations for talks with Washington are fading.

US raises concern over Iran’s latest nuclear steps

Iran’s recent “nuclear escalations” raise concerns that should move all countries to increase pressure on Tehran, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pomeo said on Thursday, as Iran resumed uranium enrichment at one of its nuclear facilities.
Handout photo released by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization shows the atomic enrichment facilities at Natanz nuclear power plant [Handout via AFP]

Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow plant in new step-back from deal

Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow plant south of Tehran on Thursday in a new step back from its commitments under a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

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The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA in Kwara arrests 119 drug suspects in six months

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kwara Command, has arrested a total of 119 drug suspects between July and December.
Pep Guardiola's current Manchester City contract expires in 2021

Manchester City players banned from attending Christmas party

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola cancelled Christmas for his first-team stars, as they were banned from attending the club’s festive party.
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APC Rally: Edo government insists no rally or gathering must hold

The Edo State Government on Friday insisted that no rally or gathering must hold in line with the government ban on all forms of political rallies, demonstrations, and procession in the state.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike at the Government House Port Harcourt.

Former President Jonathan: Governor Wike is a courageous politician

He said: “I felicitate with you, your friends and well-wishers as you celebrate your birthday. You are a courageous politician who has remained dedicated to service and impactful leadership to the people of Rivers State and Nigeria at large.”
Sen. Eze Ajoku, President, Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) on Friday said that older persons were also being violated and raped and called for urgent action to curb such nefarious acts.

Senator Ajoku: Older persons are being raped too

Sen. Eze Ajoku, President, Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) on Friday said that older persons were also being violated and raped and called for urgent action to curb such nefarious acts.