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This picture taken on September 22, 2018 in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz shows Iranian soldiers carrying away an injured comrade at the scene of an attack on a military parade that was marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Dozens of people were killed with dozens others wounded in an attack in the southwestern Khuzestan province on September 22 targeting on an army parade commemorating the anniversary of the 1980-1988 Iran Iraq war, state media reported. MORTEZA JABERIAN / ISNA / AFP

Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade and accused an unnamed US-backed Gulf state of supporting them.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts during her meeting with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, at 10 Downing Street in London on July 24, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Matt Dunham

Britain’s Theresa May ‘planning snap election’ in November

British Prime Minister Theresa May is planning an early general election in November to save her leadership and to prevent the collapse of talks with European leaders over Britain's exit from the bloc, according to a report by the Sunday Times newspaper.

Nigeria Air: Investors, international community won’t take Nigeria serious again – Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has expressed shock over the sudden suspension of plans by the Federal Government to float a new national carrier to be known as Nigeria Air.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received the newly appointed Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi at the Presidential Villa.

Muhammadu Buhari meets new DSS chief Yusuf Bichi

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja, met Yusuf Bichi, the new Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) in the State House behind closed-doors.

APC UK expresses readiness to assist flood victims

The United Kingdom chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is ready to give some form of assistance to victims of recent flooding that occurred in some states of the federation.

Catholic priest dies days after escaping from kidnappers

The Chaplain of the Seat of Wisdom Catholic Chaplaincy of the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta State, Very Rev. Fr. Dr Louis Odudu, who recently escaped from a kidnappers’ den, is dead.
European Council President Donald Tusk arrives for an European Union leaders summit on October 20, 2016 at the European Council, in Brussels. - AFP PHOTO - EMMANUEL DUNAND

EU warns Britain it must ‘rework’ Brexit plans

EU Council President Donald Tusk issued a stark warning to Britain on Wednesday that its Brexit position must be "reworked", as Prime Minister Theresa May prepared to address European leaders at a key summit.
Buhari speaking at the meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President Buhari talks first day of UNGA

President Muhammadu Buhari is one of the few leaders expected to deliver their addresses on the first day of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
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Urologist: Prostate cancer an epidemic in waiting

A Urologist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Prof. Sulyman Kuranga, has described prostate cancer as an “epidemic in waiting” in Africa.

Kaduna community fetches water from 1,829-metres-high spring

The Unguwan Jacob Boyi, Nok community of Jaba Local Government Area, Kaduna State, says their only source of water for ages was a spring at the top of 1,829-metres-high rock above sea level.
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Manuel Pellegrini: Winning the game was perfect birthday gift

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini said the 3-1 victory at Everton on Sunday that moved his side off the foot of the Premier League table was the perfect way to celebrate his 65th birthday.

Access Bank partners WorldRemit on money transfer

Internation digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Access Bank for instant money transfers to Access Bank accounts in Nigeria.

US court jails Nigerian accused of running global email scam

A Manhattan federal court in New York has sentenced Onyekachi Emmanuel Opara to five years in prison for participating in business email compromise scams.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts during her meeting with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, at 10 Downing Street in London on July 24, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Matt Dunham

Britain tracks corrupt money from Nigeria, Russia, others

Britain is significantly stepping up efforts to tackle the corrupt money funnelled by Russians and other “corrupt elites” from countries such as Nigeria and China into or through the United Kingdom, a senior police officer said on Friday.
Nigeria's new minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, smiles after taking an oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria November 11, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Full text of Kemi Adeosun’s resignation letter

Let me commence by thanking you profusely for the honour and privilege of serving under your inspirational leadership. It has been a truly rewarding experience to learn from you and to observe at close quarters your integrity and sense of duty.
Nigeria's new minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, smiles after taking an oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria November 11, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Kemi Adeosun: How I got my NYSC exemption certificate

Nigeria's immediate past finance minister Kemi Adeosun has explained how she got a National Youth Service Corps exemption certificate believed to be fake.

Kemi Adeosun: Why I resigned as finance minister

Mrs Kemi Adeosun, the finance minister until today, in her letter of resignation to President Muhammadu Buhari responded for the first time officially to the allegation of forging the NYSC exemption certificate, by expressing profound shock.
A handout picture taken on Fisherton Road in Salisbury shows Alexander Petrov (R) and Ruslan Boshirov. Metropolitan

UK nerve agent poisoning suspects say they were tourists

Two Russian men accused by the United Kingdom of attempting to murder a former Russian double agent and his daughter have claimed they were in the country as tourists.

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Aisha Buhari to deliver UN address on tuberculosis, funding, others

Wife the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)’s High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, where she will speak on issues of increased political commitment, funding and robust partnerships.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Archbishop Martins charges lawyers on human rights

Archbishop of the Metropolitan Sea of Lagos, Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins, on Sunday, urged Catholic lawyers to always defend human rights for the common good of the society.

2019: PDP, APC trade blames over alleged arms build-up in Bayelsa

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State are up in arms over allegations of stock-piling of arms, ahead of the 2019 general election.

John Udoedehe: I’ve forgiven Godswill Akpabio

A former governorship candidate of the defunct Acton Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom State, John Akpan Udoedehe, said he has forgiven Sen. Godswill Akpabio, for the troubles he went through during the 2011 election.

FIRS rakes in N12.66 billion from billionaire tax debtors

Less than a month after it commenced its substitution of accounts of recalcitrant billionaire taxpayers, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has collected N12.66 billion in tax revenue.