Home Topics Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

China calls on US to stop “extreme pressure” on Iran

The United States should not use “extreme pressure” to resolve issues with Iran, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday, amid a standoff following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behruz Kamalvandi

Iran ‘to exceed agreed uranium stock limit in 10 days’

Iran will exceed the amount of low-enriched uranium it is allowed to keep under the nuclear deal in 10 days, state TV has said.

Kaspersky: Nigeria children spend more time on video sites

Children in Nigeria spend more time than others in over 10 countries watching videos and listening to music online, the latest report by a global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky Lab, has shown.
Jeremy Corbyn has called for the government to provide credible evidence that Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers.

Jeremy Corbyn calls for evidence Iran was behind oil tanker attacks

Jeremy Corbyn has called for the government to provide "credible evidence" that Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers.

Saudi Arabia intercepts drones from Yemen rebels

Saudi Air Defence on Friday intercepted and shot down five drones launched by Yemen’s Iran-linked rebels targeting the kingdom amid heightened tensions in the region, a military official said.

Report: Nigeria’s oil revenue hits N85 trillion in five years

Nigeria earned about N85 trillion, or $236.2 billion from oil between 2014 and 2018, the 54th edition of Annual Statistical Bulletin by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has revealed.

Nigeria earns $236 billion from petroleum exports in five years

Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer, earned a total of $236.15bn from petroleum exports over the last five years, a new report by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries has shown.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Babagana Kingibe: Ex-President Obasanjo one of the architects of June 12 annulment

MKO Abiola’s running mate, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, has sensationally revealed that former president Olusegun Obasanjo, was a party to the annulment of June 12 election, Nigeria’s freest and fairest election.

17-year-old girl commits suicide in Kano over mother’s divorce

A 17-year-old girl, Sadiya Shehu of Tudun Murtala quarters, Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State has committed suicide on Monday over a misunderstanding between her parents that led to divorce of her mother.
The Democratic Republic Congo have announced their final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to begin in Egypt on June 21.

AFCON: DR Congo unveil final squad

The Democratic Republic Congo have announced their final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to begin in Egypt on June 21.
Gabonese President Ali Bongo delivered his first speech since returning to the West African country following a long absence after a stroke he suffered in October.

Gabon’s Ali Bongo calls for new cabinet in comeback speech

Gabonese President Ali Bongo delivered his first speech since returning to the West African country following a long absence after a stroke he suffered in October.
Super Eagles 23-man squad landed in the city of Ismailia, Egypt on Sunday night ahead of 2019 African Cup of Nations.

Super Eagles 23-man squad for AFCON lands in Egypt

Super Eagles 23-man squad landed in the city of Ismailia, Egypt on Sunday night ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has admitted that he faces a selection headache as his team step up preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations starting June 21 in Egypt.

AFCON: Gernot Rohr releases Super Eagles final 23-man squad

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has axed the duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi from his final 23-man squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa: I’m ever ready to fight for Nigeria

Super Eagles’ assistant captain Ahmed Musa has vowed to give his best for the team when the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Egypt on June 21, saying he is always ever ready to play and perform well for Nigeria.
Full house as Super Eagles ready to battle Zimbabwe international friendly in Asaba ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after Odion Ighalo and William Troost-Ekong.

Super Eagles ready to battle Zimbabwe in Asaba

Full house as Super Eagles ready to battle Zimbabwe international friendly in Asaba ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after Odion Ighalo and William Troost-Ekong.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced the match tickets for Saturday’s international friendly between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

Super Eagles ready to face the Warriors Zimbabwe in Asaba

Three–time champions Nigeria have a full house in Asaba, Delta State, ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations send-forth friendly against the Warriors of Zimbabwe, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Hajj Pilgrims

Hajj: Kwara pilgrims board fixes June 15 as payment deadline

The Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on Thursday announced June 15 as deadline for full payment of Hajj fares by all intending pilgrims travelling with the board for the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

Ohanaeze NEC didn’t call for President Buhari’s resignation – scribe

The Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Uche Okwukwu, on Tuesday said the National Executive Committee of the pan-Igbo group did not meet to take any decision that called for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari for attending a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Conference in Saudi Arabia.

Recent Stories

The UK pound has continued to fall following the Brexit. AFP

No-deal Brexit chills send pound to a five-month low against euro

Signs that arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson may be a step closer to becoming Britain’s next prime minister sent the pound tumbling to a five-month low versus the euro on Tuesday as investors worried about the risks of a hard exit from the European Union.
Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo who has been impressive for La Liga side Leganes lately.

Leon Balogun: I’m set for AFCON test

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Leon Balogun says he feels relaxed and ready to be part of Nigeria’s 2019 African Cup of Nations campaign which kicks off on Saturday evening.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

Suicide bombings: UNICEF condemns use of teenage girls in Borno

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has condemned the use of children as suicide bombers in Maiduguri community in Borno.
Taiwo Olakunle Oluomo

Ogun speaker cautions workers against politics

Mr Olakunle Oluomo, the Speaker, Ogun House of Assembly, on Tuesday, urged members of staff of the assembly to be apolitical toward quality service delivery for the legislative arm of government.
The immediate past deputy governor of Gombe State, Mr. Charles Iliya, has surrendered some luxury vehicles in his possession to the committee constituted by the state governor Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, to recover government property improperly disposed by the past administration of Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.

Assets recovery: Governor Dankwambo’s deputy returns exotic cars

The immediate past deputy governor of Gombe State, Mr. Charles Iliya, has surrendered some luxury vehicles in his possession to the committee constituted by the state governor Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, to recover government property improperly disposed by the past administration of Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.