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The Adewumi family - Tani and his brother, Austin, and their parents, Kayode and Oluwatoyin. Christopher Lee for The New York Times

Homeless Nigerian Chess prodigy gets new apartment in New York

The eight-year-old Nigerian chess champion, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, and his family have moved into a new apartment, courtesy of goodwill donations after his success story went viral.
Former US President Bill Clinton has congratulated the eight year-old Nigerian chess champion, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, and also invited him and his parents to his office for personal introduction.

Bill Clinton congratulates Nigerian prodigy for winning chess championship

Former US President Bill Clinton has congratulated the eight year-old Nigerian chess champion, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, and also invited him and his parents to his office for personal introduction.
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Bill Clinton invites Nigerian chess prodigy Tanitoluwa Adewunmi

Former U.S President Bill Clinton has congratulated the eight year-old Nigerian chess champion, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, and also invited him and his parents to his office for personal introduction.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 24, 2018, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaking during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the capital Riyadh, which included the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Lebanese Prime Minister. – Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Saudi crown prince approved ‘intervention’ against dissidents

More than a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved a secret campaign to silence dissenters, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

Facebook hit by outage in Europe, the Americas, Asia

Facebook on Wednesday grappled with what was described as its biggest outage in history as users in parts of Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America faced service troubles.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

US firm returns $400 million fund to Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi murder

United States talent agency Endeavor has returned a $400m investment fund to Saudi Arabia and cancelled its contract with the kingdom over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the New York Times reported.

Chimamanda Adichie to speak at Yale’s 2019 Class Day

Acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie, 41, has been selected as the speaker in the during the Yale’s 2019 Class Day.

Hillary Clinton: I’m not running for White House

Hillary Clinton has dashed any lingering speculation she’d make another bid for the White House, in an interview with a New York TV station.
WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 26: Michael Cohen (R), former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, speaks to the media at the Hart Senate Office Building after testifying to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill February 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. Last year Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine for tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, unlawful excessive campaign contributions and lying to Congress as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-Donald Trump fixer to call president ‘conman’ and ‘racist’

Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will tell Congress Wednesday that the president is a “racist” and “conman” and knew in advance that WikiLeaks would publish dirt on Hillary Clinton, US media reported.
US President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen leaves US Federal Court in New York on December 12, 2018 after his sentencing after pleading guilty to tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, illegal campaign contributions, and making false statements to Congress. – US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered a blistering attack on his former boss as he was sentenced to three years in prison on December 12, 2018 for multiple crimes. “It was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds,” Cohen said as he pleaded for leniency before US District Judge William H. Pauley III.Cohen, 52, said he was taking responsiblity for his crimes “including those implicating the President of the United States of America.” (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

Michael Cohen set to expose Donald Trump as conman, racist, liar

Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will tell Congress today that the president is a “racist” and “conman” and knew in advance that WikiLeaks would publish dirt on Hillary Clinton, US media reported.

Benin court says it has jurisdiction to entertain suit against US University

A Benin City High Court, has ruled that it has jurisdiction to entertain a suit against a United States-based University.
US President Donald Trump - AFP PHOTO - Angela Weiss

Donald Trump shelves building two new hotels

The company overseeing President Donald Trump’s business dealings has dropped plans to develop two new lines of hotels, citing what it calls a hostile political climate.
Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi crown prince told aide he would use ‘a bullet’ on Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince told a senior aide he would go after Jamal Khashoggi “with a bullet” a year before the dissident journalist was killed inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, the New York Times reported Thursday quoting US intelligence.

Alabama executes inmate without imam following Supreme Court ruling

Alabama death row inmate Domineque Ray was executed just hours after the Supreme Court ruled it could go ahead without his Muslim spiritual adviser present, local media reported on Friday.
Iraqi President Barham Salih has said US President Donald Trump did not ask Iraq's permission US troops stationed there to watch Iran.

Donald Trump did not ask Iraq’s permission to ‘watch Iran’ – president

Iraqi President Barham Salih has said US President Donald Trump did not ask Iraq's permission US troops stationed there to "watch Iran."
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 13, 2018 US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses a town hall meeting in Roxbury, Massachusetts, October 13, 2018. – A US Senator seen as a top contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 has released a DNA test providing “strong evidence” that she has Native American ancestry after her claims had been mocked by Donald Trump, a report said October 15, 2018. Elizabeth Warren, a leading voice from the left of her party, has been derisively called “Pocahontas” by the president and accused of lying about her heritage in order to gain advantages in her career including a plum teaching job at Harvard. (Photo by Joseph PREZIOSO / AFP)

US democrat Elizabeth Warren apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA test

White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren has apologized to the Cherokee Nation after she took a DNA test when President Donald Trump cast doubt on her claim of indigenous heritage, US media reported Friday.
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Venezuela’s Guaido reveals ‘clandestine meetings’ with armed forces

Venezuela’s self-declared interim President Juan Guaido has revealed “clandestine meetings’’ between opposition figures and representatives of the armed forces in a bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro, local media reported on Thursday.

Report: Mark Zuckerberg plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Messenger

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, is planning to unify the underlying messaging infrastructure of its WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services and incorporate end-to-end encryption to these apps, the media reports.

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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

N8 billion scam: Court dismisses defendant’s objection to EFCC evidence

Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Tuesday dismissed the objection raised by the second defendant, Muniru Olaniran, in the N8 billion CBN currency scam case.

NiMet warns against non-compliance to weather information

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has warned against non-compliance to weather information, stating that it results in loss of over 350,000 hectares of land annually.
A girl waves a Syrian flag during a weekend rally against President Donald Trump’s move to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights (Ariel Schalit-AP)

Syrians protest Donald Trump decision on Golan Heights

Thousands of Syrians are protesting throughout Syria on Tuesday against US President Donald Trump’s official recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, according to the Syrian state news agency SANA.

Workers urges federal government to slash political officials’ security votes to accommodate minimum wage

A cross section of workers in Enugu State have urged the Federal Government to reduce cost of governance and security votes of political office holders to accommodate the new minimum wage.

Nigerian Army, youths play football match in Yobe

Troops of 159 battalion, Nigerian Army, Geidam in Yobe state on Tuesday evening played a football match with youths from the host community to foster understanding in order to defeat the activities of Boko Haram insurgency in Geidam and other parts of Lake Chad.