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Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, Ben Murray-Bruce in the US. Twitter-Ben Murray-Bruce

Federal government to question Atiku Abubakar when he returns from US – minister

The federal government has said the presidential candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has questions to answer when he returns from his current trip to the United States.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 11, 2018 North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) walks with US President Donald Trump (L) during a break in talks at their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.US President Donald Trump has received a "very positive" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking a follow-up meeting after their historic summit in Singapore, the White House said on September 10, 2018. "It was a very warm, very positive letter," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, adding that the message showed Pyongyang's "continued commitment to focus on denuclearization" on the Korean Peninsula. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Vietnam ‘willing’ to host Trump-Kim summit – report

Vietnam’s premier has said his country is willing to host a much-anticipated second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
An American journalist working for Iran's state television channel Press TV who was detained in the United States will appear in court on Friday.

Report: US-born newscaster to appear in Washington court

An American journalist working for Iran's state television channel Press TV who was detained in the United States will appear in court on Friday.

EU slaps duties on Cambodia, Myanmar rice exports

The European Commission has reinstated duties on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar for three years after determining that imports were causing economic damage to European producers.
This picture released by Miraflores presidential palace press office shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro delivering a speech during a meeting in the framework of the preparations for the Bicentennial Angostura Congress and the Military Exercise “Soberania 2019” at the Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas on January 15, 2019. (Photo by Marcelo GARCIA / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP)

Venezuela opposition strategy depends on military support

The National Assembly has stepped up the pressure this month in its power struggle with Maduro and his regime, calling for a mass people’s protest next week, reaching out for international support and offering “amnesty” to those in the military that disavow Maduro.

North Korea’s top envoy en route to Washington

A top North Korean official left for Washington on Thursday, reports said, for talks with his US counterpart ahead of an expected summit between President Donald Trump and Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un.
News anchor Marzieh Hashemi, right, smiles as she stands with her son in Tehran [Press TV via AP]

American journalist for Iran’s Press TV ‘jailed’ in US

The son of an American journalist working for Iranian state television said his mother has been imprisoned in the United States for reasons unknown.

North Korea’s top envoy Kim Yong Chol arrives in Beijing

North Korea’s top envoy involved in talks with the United States arrived in Beijing on Thursday and is thought to be en route to Washington, South Korean news agency, Yonhap reported.
A picture taken on January 15, 2019 shows anti-government demonstrators in the Sudanese capital Khartoum’s southern business district of El-Kalakla. – Sudanese police fired tear gas tioday at crowds of protesters chanting “Peace, justice, freedom” in the capital, witnesses said, after organisers of anti-government demonstrations pressed on with new rallies. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Sudan protests rumble on as President Omar al-Bashir remains defiant

One month after protests erupted across Sudan against rising bread prices, anti-government demonstrations have turned into daily rallies against a defiant President Omar al-Bashir who has rejected calls to resign.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board displaying share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on January 7, 2019. – Tokyo stocks closed up more than two percent on January 7, 2019, after European and US markets roared last week on strong US data and dovish comments from the US Federal Reserve. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

Tokyo’s stocks close down on rising yen, Huawei worry

Tokyo stocks closed lower Thursday, weighed down by a firming yen, but banking shares gained to provide some support for the overall market.
Andrea Thompson

US rejects Russia’s offer to save key missile treaty

The United States has rejected a Russian offer to save the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) that keeps nuclear missiles out of Europe, setting the stage for Washington to withdraw from the pact next month.
Nancy Pelosi

US Republicans reject suggestion that State of Union be postponed

A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his January 29 State of the Union speech.
Mike Pompeo

US steps up support for Venezuela’s National Assembly to take over power

The U.S. on Wednesday stepped up support for Venezuela’s opposition-dominated National Assembly to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor el-Rufai: Northerners ready for restructuring

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors of Kaduna and Oyo states, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and Abiola Ajimobi, respectively and other eminent Nigerians yesterday stressed the need for the country to be restructured to overcome myriad of problems confronting it as a nation.
Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan says won’t bow to China pressure

Taiwan will not bow to Chinese pressure, a presidential spokesperson has said, as the self-ruled island held live-fire military drills aimed at showing its ability to defend itself from Beijing's threats.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 13, 2018 US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks onstage at the Women of the World Summit in New York City. – Democratic US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, an outspoken Donald Trump critic and champion of women’s issues including the #MeToo movement, announced on January 15, 2019 that she is running for president. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand launches presidential bid

Democratic US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, an outspoken Donald Trump critic and champion of women’s issues including the #MeToo movement, announced Tuesday she is running for president.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi (R) in Baghdad, during a Middle East tour, on January 9, 2019. – The eight-day tour comes weeks after the US President announced that the United States would quickly pull its 2,000 soldiers out of Syria, declaring that IS — also known as ISIS — had been defeated. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / POOL / AFP)

Foreign troops in Iraq cut by a quarter in 2018 – premier

Foreign troop numbers in Iraq fell by a quarter during 2018, Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi said, as the fallout fizzled from Washington’s announcement it was withdrawing from neighbouring Syria.

Oil prices gain on OPEC’s cut deal

Oil prices climbed by one per cent yesterday following supply cuts led by Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia, although a darkening economic outlook capped gains.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2018 a French riot police officer aims at protesters wearing yellow vests (gilets jaunes) with a non-lethal hand-held weapon (LBD40) during a demonstration against rising costs of living blamed on high taxes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. – The number of serious injuries caused by non-lethal hand-held weapons (LBD 40) harbours anger and mistrust towards the French government and the police, who have had to call its forces to be more cautious. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

French police under fire as ‘yellow vests’ casualty toll mounts

Twenty years ago Jean-Marc Michaud was a paratrooper who proudly marched with the army down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on France’s national holiday.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar asks federal government to show evidence he benefitted from N156 million slush...

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has challenged the Federal Government to show evidence that he benefitted from the N156m slush fund that allegedly led to the collapse of the defunct Platinum Habib Bank.
Kano Pillars gaffer Ibrahim Musa

Ibrahim Musa returns as Kano Pillars’ technical adviser

The club’s Team Manager Kabiru Baleria was installed as the acting technical adviser and he was in charge of the team’s last two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches against Heartland and El Kanemi Warriors respectively.

NYSC: 11,000 Corps members undergoing INEC training in Kano

No fewer than 11,000 Corps members in Kano state are currently undergoing training organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Nigerians need honest president like Muhammadu Buhari

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that the country needs a sincere and honest President like Muhammadu Buhari to lead the country.