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Earthquake as North Korea tests nuclear bombs

Hours after it announced developing a powerful hydrogen bomb, North Korea appeared to have tested two nuclear bombs Sunday, both triggering seismic shocks of earthquake proportions.

Fed govt owes Egbin power plant N125bn

Egbin power plant, the biggest in Nigeria, is owed N125bn ($352m) by the Federal Government and half of its output is wasted because of inadequate transmission infrastructure, its Chief Executive Officer, Dallas Peavey Jr., has said.

Trump announces ambassador picks to Germany, India

US President Donald Trump has announced a series of ambassador nominations to key capitals, including Berlin and New Delhi, more than seven months after taking office.

Trump flies to storm-battered Texas, Louisiana amid difficult recovery

President Donald Trump headed to Texas and Louisiana on Saturday to meet rescuers and survivors of Hurricane Harvey, one week after the powerful storm blasted the region and unleashed historic flooding.

Trump, Moon agree to boost South Korean missile capabilities

The United States and South Korea agreed Friday to strengthen Seoul's defenses and Washington gave a nod to billions in arms sales to the country, the White House said, days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan and threatened further launches.

Mexico beat Panama to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Mexico became the fifth team to guarantee their place at the 2018 World Cup on Friday as the United States crashed to defeat at home to Costa Rica to place their qualification campaign in jeopardy.

Russia vows harsh response to US missions’ closure

As the 48 hours given to Russia to close its San Francisco consulate and two other missions lapses today, Russia has said that it will respond “harshly” to any U.S. measures designed to hurt it.

US nurse arrested for not giving police patient’s blood

Police in the US state of Utah have launched an investigation after video footage showed an officer forcibly arresting a nurse for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient.

Russia accuses US of ‘direct threat’ to diplomats’ immunity

Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday accused the US authorities of threatening the “security” of Russian citizens and violating its diplomats’ immunity with a planned FBI search of the San Francisco consulate.

Trump, Moon agree to boost South Korean missile capabilities

The United States and South Korea agreed Friday to increase Seoul’s missile capabilities just days after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and threatened further launches, Seoul’s Yonhap news agency reported.

Myanmar death toll surges to 400 as 30,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh

Around 400 people -- most of them Rohingya Muslims -- have died in communal violence searing through Myanmar's Rakhine state, the army chief's office said Friday, with tens of thousands forced to flee across the border into Bangladesh.

Facebook’s Watch goes up against YouTube for ads revenue

Facebook Inc launched its Watch video service to United States users on Thursday with plans to allow people to submit shows, as the No. 1 social media network vies with Alphabet Inc’s YouTube for advertising revenue.

Indictment of guards in US brawl a ‘scandal’ – Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced as a "scandal" the decision by US authorities to indict his security guards involved in a brawl in Washington DC in May.

US gives Russia 48 hours to close three missions

In a retaliatory move, the U.S. has given Russia 48 hours to close three of its missions in San Francisco, Washington D.C. and New York.

US orders closure of Russian consulate in San Francisco

The United States is requiring Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and two annex buildings in Washington, D.C. and New York City, the State Department said on Thursday, in response to the Kremlin’s decision to shrink the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russia.

US warned Spain of Barcelona attack risk

US security agencies warned Spain in May that the Islamic State group was planning an attack in Barcelona, where the jihadists claimed a deadly van rampage earlier this month, local media said Thursday.

Dollar builds on gains as US data overshadow North Korea woes

The dollar extended its gains on Thursday as strong US growth and jobs data helped traders move past North Korea's missile test but oil struggled as deadly storm Harvey batters the Gulf Coast.

US probes Chinese coy for alleged bribe payments to Nigerian officials

United States’ authorities are investigating China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation over allegations that the state-controlled oil producer paid Nigerian officials about $100m worth of bribes to resolve a business dispute, according to people familiar with the probe.

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General Yahaya assumes duty as Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole

Farouq Yahaya, a major general, on Friday took over as the new Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Ondo governor appoints nine-member coronavirus palliative committee

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Minister: Chinese medical experts on their way to Nigeria

The Federal Government has said that 18 Chinese medical experts are on their way to Nigeria with medical supplies including ventilators, to assist in overcoming the COVID-19 global pandemic.