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Saudi convicts 38 people on terrorism-related charges

A Saudi Arabian court convicted 38 people of terrorism-related crimes, state-run Al Ekhbariya television reported on Tuesday.
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2020 Hajj: FCT pilgrims to pay N1.5 million as Hajj fares

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has pegged the fees for intending pilgrims for the 2020 Hajj exercise at N1.5 million even as registration of intending pilgrims for the yearly rites begins today in the six area councils and the board head office in Abuja.
Ahmed Musa of Nigeria during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, Semifinals match between Algeria and Nigeria at Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 14 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu-BackpagePix

Nigeria recall Ahmed Musa for 2021 Africa Cup qualifiers

Nigeria recalled skipper Ahmed Musa, South Africa-based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi and midfielder Mikel Agu on Monday for next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Donald Trump: Iran’s Hassan Rowhani begged for meeting to lift US sanctions

US President, Donald Trump, on Friday said Iranian President Hassan Rowhani wanted to meet him at the UN in September, but Washington refused to partially lift sanctions on Tehran as such, the meeting did not hold.
Hatice Cengiz spoke to Turkish broadcaster in an interview broadcast on Friday. Ozan Köse-AFP-Getty Images

Jamal Khashoggi love of my life – fiancee

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, speaks at a memorial for the murdered Saudi journalist, saying: “He was my best friend, he was the love of my life. I still love him.”
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit during the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations at United Nations Headquarters in New York. EPA

World leaders set to speak at UN, with Donald Trump in focus

World leaders will begin the annual days of speeches at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Tuesday, with U.S. President Donald Trump’s address expected to draw much of the focus.
The Saudi-UAE military alliance at war with Yemen's Houthis says it bombed Sanaa International Airport and an adjoining airbase which were allegedly being used to launch drone and ballistic missile attacks.

UN welcomes Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi offer to end Saudi Arabia attacks

The UN has welcomed a proposal from Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels to end all attacks on Saudi Arabia as part of a peace initiative.
Smoke billowing after a fire at a Saudi Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. VIDEOS OBTAINED BY REUTERS-REUTERS

Oil prices surge by 20 percent on drone strike on Saudi Arabia

Crude oil prices have surged more than 19 per cent after a drone strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility wiped out about five per cent of global supplies.
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Nigeria assures OPEC on crude oil production cut target

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, says that Nigeria will cut down on its crude oil production to comply with the targets set by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, says Nigeria must bring down the cost of production of its crude oil as the country is currently a laughing stock in the way it runs business in the oil and gas sector.

Nigeria to cut oil production by 100% in October

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, on Thursday said that Nigeria has agreed to cut oil production by 50% this month, by 100 percent in October this year.

NAHCON: 31,435 hajj pilgrims back home

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says it has transported 31,435 pilgrims back home in 65 flights from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Hajj: First batch of 560 Kwara pilgrims arrive

The first batch of 560 pilgrims from Kwara State that performed the 2019 Hajj exercise arrived home on Saturday.

Medview, NAHCON bicker over pilgrims airlift contracted to Saudi Arabia

Nigerian carrier Medview Airlines and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) are at loggerheads over alleged breach of the terms of the contract for the airlift of pilgrims for the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

First batch of Katsina State pilgrims return from Hajj

The first batch of Katsina State pilgrims, numbering 495, have arrived Umaru Musa Yar’adua Airport, Katsina safely after completion of the 2019 hajj.
The Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they launched multiple bomb-laden drone attacks on Saturday on an oil refinery of Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reports.

Yemeni rebels claim fresh attacks on Saudi oil refinery

The Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they launched multiple bomb-laden drone attacks on Saturday on an oil refinery of Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reports.

Hajj committee chairman begs Nigerian pilgrims to pray for leaders

The Chairman of Lagos State Ad Hoc Committee on Hajj, Alhaji Ahmad Jebe-Abdullahi, has appealed to Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia to pray for their leaders at home.

NAHCON: 65,000 Nigerians in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Tuesday disclosed that no fewer than 65,000 Nigerian pilgrims are in Saudi Arabia for the 2019 Hajj.

Eid-el-Kabir: Cleric urges Muslims to spend within their means

Malam Murtala Nasir, the Chief Imam of ASD Mosque, Makera Kakuri, Kaduna State, on Tuesday, advised Muslims to spend within their means in the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

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An Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos experienced a hard landing which caused a tyre burst and damage to the aircraft’s nose wheel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos. The aircraft with 133 passengers and six crew members after making emergency landing reportedly veered off the runway on 18R. Photo: Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos 23/7/19

Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary reports on the incidents involving three aircraft, two B737-300s with tail number 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and a B737-500 with registration 5N-BRN owned and operated by Air Peace and has issued safety recommendations.
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Timo Werner: Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are playing at Robert Lewandowski’s level

Timo Werner acknowledges he has little hope of outscoring Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga this season, as the Bayern Munich forward's form can only be matched by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo. 3

AFCONQ: Super Eagles to hit Maseru by chartered flight

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to storm Maseru, Moshoeshoe International Airport on Friday through a chartered flight to keep a date with Lesotho in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers on Sunday.
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Osun governor presents 119.5 billion budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.