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Saudi Arabia pays $500 million to US for troops protecting kingdom

The United States has received $500 million from Saudi Arabia to help cover the cost of American troops stationed in the kingdom, the CNN has reported quoting a U.S. official.
The historic impeachment trial of President Trump got underway Thursday with the swearing in of senators and the presentation of the two charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

US Senate prepares for Donald Trump impeachment trial

About 100 lawmakers of the U.S. Senate were sworn in on Thursday as jurors for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Two rockets Saturday hit Iraq’s Al-Balad air base, where US troops are stationed, while two mortars hit Baghdad’s Green Zone, a high-security enclave housing the US embassy, security sources said.

US resumes joint military operations in Iraq

The United States on Wednesday resumed joint military operations with Iraq that had been put on pause after the US drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, the New York Times reported.

Court dissolves 15-year-old marriage in Ibadan over distrust, battery

A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Wednesday dissolved the 15-year- old marriage between one Abiodun Oluwale and husband, Oladipo, over distrust and incessant battery.
Former Fulham captain Brian McBride, a three-time World Cup striker for the United States, was named Friday as the new US national team general manager by the US Soccer Federation.

Former Fulham captain Brian McBride named USA general manager

Former Fulham captain Brian McBride, a three-time World Cup striker for the United States, was named Friday as the new US national team general manager by the US Soccer Federation.
Controversial musician, Naira Marley, clinched his first major Nigerian award at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards on Saturday.

Naira Marley hits US as court strikes out car theft charge

A Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday dismissed a car theft charge filed by the police against hip hop artist, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, his two brothers and their cousin.
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Iran makes first arrests over Ukranian plane downing

Iran on Tuesday announced its first arrests over the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner in Tehran last week, after the third night of angry protests over the disaster.
The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

Unical teaching hospital schedules first open heart surgery for April

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, will carry out her first Open Heart Surgery in the hospital around the second week of April 2020.

NSE optimistic on bullish market as equities’ return rises to N1.35 trillion

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has expressed optimism that the current recovery at the stock market will be sustained. Its optimism is based on the improved macroeconomic conditions and favourable global economic outlook.
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Nancy Pelosi set to turn over Donald Trump impeachment articles to Mitch McConnell

United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to relinquish the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump this week by turning the process over to Mitch McConnell, the powerful Senate leader, who has vowed to help acquit his fellow Republican.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday that a monument will be put up to memorialize nine U.S.-Mexican dual citizens ambushed and slain last year by suspected drug gang assassins along a remote road in the border region near New Mexico.

Monument to honor US-Mexican dual citizens slain in Mexico

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday that a monument will be put up to memorialize nine U.S.-Mexican dual citizens ambushed and slain last year by suspected drug gang assassins along a remote road in the northern border region near New Mexico.
King Abdullah of Jordan on Monday warned that the Islamic State group was regrouping and was once again on the rise in the Middle East.

King of Jordan warns Islamic State on rise again

King Abdullah of Jordan on Monday warned that the Islamic State group was regrouping and was once again on the rise in the Middle East.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani walks with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani during a welcome ceremony in Tehran on 12 January 2020 (Reuters)

Iran: We agree de-escalation ‘only solution’ to solve crisis with US

Iran signalled Sunday it favours a de-escalation after 10 days of heightened tensions with the United States during which both sides fired missiles and Tehran accidentally shot down a passenger aircraft.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

We are inspired by your courage – Donald Trump tells Iranian protesters

US President Donald Trump said Saturday the United States was monitoring Iranian demonstrations closely, warning against any new “massacre” as protests broke out after Tehran admitted to shooting down a passenger plane.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Saturday for talks set to focus on flashpoints in the Middle East.

Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin discuss Middle East flash-points at Kremlin meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Saturday for talks set to focus on flashpoints in the Middle East.
The Federal Government, has commended the People’s Republic of China for initiating and implementing cultural exchange programmes with positive and far-reaching impact on the stakeholders of culture in Nigeria.

Nigeria hails China on cultural exchange implementation

The Federal Government, has commended the People’s Republic of China for initiating and implementing cultural exchange programmes with positive and far-reaching impact on the stakeholders of culture in Nigeria.
The talks, at an isolated conference centre on the outskirts of Stockholm, were the first such formal discussions since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in June and agreed to restart negotiations that stalled after a failed summit in Vietnam in February.

North Korea says leaders’ relations not enough after Donald Trump sends birthday wishes to...

North Korean President Kim Jong Un received birthday greetings from U.S. President Donald Trump, even though their personal relationship is not enough for a return to talks, state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar owes foreign workers thousands of dollars

Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar faces the prospect of legal suits from former foreign workers of his Yola based Gotel Africa Media Limited over unpaid salaries, running into thousands of dollars.

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Everton's Nigerian star Alex Iwobi has revealed his ultimate teammate when he was challenged to build a perfect player in a Q&A with Premier League uncut.

Alex Iwobi gets return date from injury

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has hinted that recuperating winger Alex Iwobi is set to return from injury that has kept him out of actions for weeks.
The National Film and Video Censors Board has ordered cinemas nationwide to stop showing a recently released movie, Sugar Rush.

NFVCB lifts ban ‘Sugar Rush’ movie

The federal government has reversed the ban on Sugar Rush in cinemas across the nation.
Nigerian forward Brown Ideye is excited to win Aris Thessaloniki’s Goal of The Month award for December.

Brown Ideye celebrates Aris Goal of the Month award

Ideye’s goal in the 4-0 thrashing of Volos NPS in the Greek Super League was adjudged the club’s Goal of The Month for December.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to expose corrupt leaders in the north.

Nnamdi Kanu: I will give Yorubas one million IPOB members to support Amotekun

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has in a live broadcast on the 15th of January 2020, backed the South West security outfit called Operation Amotekun, saying that his group would do anything to ensure that Amotekun stays in Yoruba land.
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Antonio Conte targets Victor Moses reunion at Inter Milan

Inter Milan have lined up Nigerian winger Victor Moses in the event of the Leonardo Spinazzola-Matteo Politano swap deal between the Nerazzurri and Roma falling through.