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Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly, speaks during the opening session of the Doha Forum in the Qatari capital on December 15, 2018. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR - AFP)

UN chief María Fernanda Espinosa says more people fleeing homes

President of the United Nations General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa Saturday called on countries to forge uncommon partnerships to tackle rising conflicts and displacements across the world.
François Loucény Fall

UN envoy urges international community to place Boko Haram on watch

Mr Francois Fall, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and the head of the UN Regional Office for the region (UNOCA), has called on the international community to place the Boko Haram terrorist group on watchlist.
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting

Donald Trump shortlists son-in-law for chief of staff

Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is on the short-list of potential candidates for the president’s next chief of staff, US media said.
President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Associated Press)

Donald Trump denies directing jailed Michael Cohen to break law

Donald Trump on Thursday denied directing his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law after the US president’s longtime close ally was sentenced to three years for campaign finance violations and other crimes.
People walk past an Apple store in Beijing on December 11, 2018. – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual on December 11, despite a Chinese court-ordered ban on iPhone sales that could hurt the US tech firm in one of its most crucial markets. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Apple to build $1 billion campus in Texas

Apple announced Thursday it will build a $1 billion campus in Texas as part of a nationwide expansion.
Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj threatens to sue TV host over sex offender comments

Nicki Minaj has threatened to sue TV host Jesse Palmer after he claimed her defences of her new beau were part of a pattern of sticking up for sex offenders.
Tirso Martinez-Sanchez testifies during the trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. Reuters

Witness: El Chapo ran a cocaine train from Mexico to New York

Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin Guzman ran a cocaine train all the way from Mexico to New York City, a witness testified Monday.
A man walks in front of a stock indicator board showing share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on December 10, 2018. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI - AFP)

Tokyo stocks close lower

Tokyo shares closed lower on Tuesday as uncertainty caused by factors including Brexit and trade tensions weighed on the market, wiping out early gains.

Nigeria seeks sanctions against erring peacekeepers

Nigeria has condemned acts of crime by UN officials saying, it continues to advocate that officials found culpable of such acts be held accountable.

Ex-ASUU official decries impact of strike on students, parents

Ex-ASUU scribe Pedro Obaseki advises federal government and university lecturers to consider negative impact of ongoing strike on millions of students and parents
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.
President Donald Trump has been a long-time climate change denier, suggesting that the concept was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.”

Donald Trump denies collusion after major revelations in Russia probe

United States President Donald Trump on Saturday again denied that his presidential campaign colluded with Russian operatives, but made no comment about claims that he directly organised hush payments to ward off a possible sex scandal during his White House run.
Adama Dieng

UN: Rise in hate speech alarming

The current rise in hate speech, racial tensions and identity-based violence is alarming, the UN Special Adviser on Preventing Genocide, and head, UN Office on Genocide Prevention, Adama Dieng, has said.

Oil hits $62 as OPEC, allies agree to cut production

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies agreed yesterday to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day, owing to a record global crude glut and the need to halt the price slump.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

HRW: Saudi guarantees on detained activists ‘not good enough’

Human Rights Watch has urged Saudi Arabia to allow independent observers access to detained women's rights activists, saying Riyadh's assurances of their well-being could not be trusted following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Police and firefighters arrived around 10-30 p.m. to the Time Warner Center in New York. CNN

CNN offices evacuated after bomb threat

The roughly 90-minute drama recalled a similar evacuation in October after an explosive device was discovered at CNN’s New York headquarters.
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UN launches new framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has launched a new framework to coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, human rights and sustainable development sectors.

Nigerian media and political accountability

“Only a redeemed media can redeem the nation from drowning in the turbulence of malicious misinformation and hate-mongering that is already gathering,” – Prof Ayobami Ojebode on Thursday, November 29 at the Radio Nigeria 2018 Annual Lecture in Abuja.

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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Two businessmen bag 8 years imprisonment for trademark theft

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has convicted and sentenced two businessmen, Nnamdi Okoye and Ikechukwu Ezeogwum to a total of eight years and six months imprisonment for trademark theft.
Eden Hazard doubles Chelsea’s lead at Brighton’s Amex Stadium having set up the first goal for Pedro. Mike Hewitt-Getty Images

Maurizio Sarri backs Eden Hazard to thrive as ‘false nine’

Maurizio Sarri insists Eden Hazard can thrive in the ‘false nine’ role after the Belgium playmaker inspired Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Brighton on Sunday.
Igbo Muslims

Ndigbo Muslims: We’ll vote for those who will carry us along

South Eastern Muslims Organisation of Nigeria (SEMON), a socio-cultural Igbo group, says it will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to express its grievances over the alleged marginalisation of Igbo Muslims.

Goodluck Jonathan: Muhammadu Buhari has been of great service to Nigeria

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says President Muhammadu Buhari has been of great service to the country.
Colin Kroll

Vine co-founder Colin Kroll found dead in apparent drug overdose

According to TMZ, Kroll’s body was discovered this morning after his girlfriend was unable to reach him. Sources tell the publication that they discovered “drug paraphernalia nearby” and suspect that he overdosed.