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Indonesia rejected this year a proposal by the United States to allow its P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance planes to land and refuel there, according to four senior Indonesian officials familiar with the matter.

Indonesia rejected US request to host spy planes

Officials tell Reuters Indonesia turned down a US request to allow its P-8 Poseidon planes to land and refuel there.
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Court stops Donald Trump’s border wall

A US federal judge has temporarily halted President Donald Trump’s signature wall project, by issuing a temporary injunction against using Defence Department funds to pay for the border wall with Mexico.
A six-week probe into Patrick Shanahan found no evidence of possible ethics agreement violations by the Acting Secretary of Defense. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

US defence department clears acting Pentagon chief in probe

The U.S. Defence Department’s Inspector General, Glenn Fine, on Thursday concluded that acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan did not seek preferential treatment of Boeing Co, his former employer, while at the Pentagon.
China's President Xi Jinping

China: US hyping threat to justify own rising defence spending

China’s Defence Ministry on Friday accused its U.S. counterpart of deliberately seeking to hype up the threat from China and other nations to justify its own military expenditure.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis hosts an enhanced honor cordon welcoming German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon on June 20, 2018 in Washington,DC. | AFP PHOTO | Nicholas Kamm

Pentagon chief indicts Russia over 2016 US presidential election

The Russian Government was responsible for the attacks on the U.S. election process in 2016, U.S. Secretary of Defence, Gen. James Mattis, has declared.

Pentagon: ISIS ‘caliphate’ near destruction

The defeat of the “caliphate” that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed in Syria is near, top Defence Department officials said at the Pentagon.

US orders new probe on alleged massacre in Somalia

The head of the US Africa Command on Thursday ordered a new investigation of claims that US troops massacred 10 civilians in an August raid on a farm in central Somalia.

Hillary Clinton accuses WikiLeaks of blunting impact of crude Donald Trump tape

Hillary Clinton Monday accused WikiLeaks of working with Russia to deflect attention away from an infamous tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping women in the run-up to the US presidential election.

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The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigeria threatens to ban flights from UAE, Netherlands

The task force said the Ministry of Aviation and its relevant agencies have been mandated to take the necessary reciprocal measures as may be permissible under the laws and other international obligations expected to be discharged against Emirates airlines operating from the UAE and other airlines from The Netherlands.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

Manchester United boss rules out late title push despite derby win

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

NIOB, PSN, 28 others seek more roles for Nigerian professionals

Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) as well as 28 other bodies under the umbrella of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) have called for more patronage of indigenous professionals.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB approves $1.3 million grant for female financial inclusion research in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two grants worth $1.3 million for research aimed at increasing women’s access to a range of digital financial services on the continent.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp hopes for respite for struggling Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes a change of competition will give his side a break from their wretched Premier League form that has put their chances of a top-four finish in jeopardy.

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House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

House of Reps members lament dearth of medical doctors in Nigeria

Members of the House of Representatives, on Monday bemoaned the inadequacy of medical doctors in the country, stressing the need for more medical substitutions to train more hands with a view to bridging the gap.

Minister’s niece kidnapped in Jos

Gunmen have kidnapped a niece to the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Talen, at Rantiya Locost, Dapit Karen, in Jos South Local Government Area of the Plateau State.
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Friday discharged and acquitted one Niyi Oyelami charged with defiling a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

Witness: Lagos indigenes alerted EFCC on scholarship fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday said that Lagos indigenes alerted it about the alleged N127 million fraud at the Lagos State Scholarship Board.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo to pick dates to receive coronavirus vaccine publicly

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will pick dates on which they will be vaccinated publicly, with the first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which is about four million doses.
The deserted dormitory is pictured at the Government Girls Secondary School, the day after the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls by gunmen in Jangebe.

Abducted Zamfara schoolgirls released

Female students of a government secondary school in Zamfara State abducted on Friday by bandits have been released.