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NANS felicitates with Muhammadu Buhari at 76, calls for cabinet reshuffle

The National Association of Nigerian Students has joined Nigerians and the rest of the world to felicitate with President Muhammadu Buhari as he celebrates his 76th birthday.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Nigerians don’t deserve more suffering

Following the statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that economy is in bad shape, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that Nigerians don’t deserve more suffering.
Spain's Rafael Nadal practices at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 1, 2018, on the eve of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament. - AFP PHOTO - Ben STANSALL -

Rafael Nadal to join Roger Federer in 2019 Laver Cup

Spaniard Rafael Nadal will team up with perennial rival Roger Federer for the third edition of the Laver Cup in Geneva next year.

FAO: World food prices drop to two-year low in November

World food prices declined in November 2018 to their lowest level in over two years, led down by much weaker vegetable oil, dairy and cereal prices, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
L-R: AMB. GERALDINE NASON OF IRELAND; NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TIJJANI BANDE AND SINGAPORE’S AMBASSADOR BURHAN GARFOOR, AT A SIDE EVENT, ORGANISED BY PERMANENT MISSIONS OF NIGERIA TO THE UN, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PERMANENT MISSIONS OF SINGAPORE, IRELAND, AND QATAR, TO PROMOTE JANUARY 24 AS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDU

UN adopts Nigeria’s resolution on education

The United Nations General Assembly on Monday adopted, by consensus, Nigeria’s resolution to proclaim January 24 every year as the ‘International Day of Education’.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo writes Donald Trump, mourns George Bush

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written a condolence letter to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on the death of the country’s former President, George H.W Bush.
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Akinwunmi Ambode: Lagos remains preferred choice for entertainment, leisure

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Thursday, said that the state would remain creative to retaining the ranking of being the preferable destination for business, leisure and entertainment in Africa.

IOC ranks Aruna Quadri as Africa’s most talented table tennis player

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has described Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri as Africa’s most talented and successful Olympic table tennis player of all time, two years after reaching the quarter-final of the event at Rio 2016 Olympic.

Nigeria, India to work on cultural fusion to strengthen bilateral relations – envoy

The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Nagabhushana Reddy, says India and Nigeria will continue to work on cultural fusion so as to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on November 19, 2018, shows Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attending a speech given by his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz while addressing the Shura council, a top advisory body, in the capital Riyadh. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Saudi warns crown prince a ‘red line’ in Jamal Khashoggi probe

Saudi Arabia has warned criticism of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a "red line" after Donald Trump heaped praise on the kingdom in defiance of warnings he was giving Riyadh a pass on a journalist's grisly murder.

Saudi: Don’t link crown prince with Jamal Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia has warned criticism of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a “red line”, after Donald Trump heaped praise on the kingdom in defiance of warnings he was giving Riyadh a pass on a journalist’s grisly murder.
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on October 27, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices

US President Donald Trump thanked Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for lower oil prices — a day after pledging the US would remain a “steadfast partner” of the kingdom despite the murder of a dissident journalist.
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WHO, partners launch new malaria control efforts

Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, the new World malaria report 2018 has said.
British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron visit the World War I French-British memorial of Thiepval, France Friday. Ludovic Marin, Pool via Reuters

World leaders mark 100 years since WWI Armistice in Paris

World leaders gathered in Paris will lead global commemorations on Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I at a time of growing nationalism and diplomatic tensions.
French President Emmanuel Macron at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris last year. France marks 100 years since end of World War 1

History, modern-day tensions to mix at Paris WWI commemorations

World leaders will put on a show of unity this weekend as they commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I, but modern-day tensions will be bubbling under the surface at the remembrances in Paris.

Solomon Dalung debunks N7.5 billion allocation claims for Bash Ali fight

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has dismissed a claim by one purported civil rights organization, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) that the sum of N7.5 billion has been “criminally diverted” by the Ministry of a Youth and Sports.
Basel Roger Federer

Roger Federer to face Marius Copil in Basel final

World No. 93 Marius Copil will face Roger Federer in the Swiss Indoors final after he shocked Alexander Zverev in the semifinals Saturday.

Nigerians drinking less of Heineken beer

Nigerians are now drinking less of Heineken Beer with the second largest brewer in the World recording less sales in Nigeria and Congo amid significant rise in sales in other regions.

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NNPP will conduct council election in Bauchi in six months, if elected –...

The New Nigeria Peoples Party in Bauchi State has pledged to conduct Local Government Council election within six months, if elected into power.

NANS demands prosecution of alleged killer of police officer in Ogun

The National Association of Nigerian Students has urged the Ogun Police Command to fast track prosecution of the alleged killer of Cpl. Gbenga Adeboyejo.

NLC urges federal government to respect ILO principles

Comrade Ayuba Wabba, President, National Labour Congress (NLC), has urged the federal government to respect International Labour Organisation (ILO) principles and the rights of workers in order to have peaceful industrial relations.
More than 40 people were injured in an explosion Sunday night at a restaurant in northern Japan, police said.

Explosion in Japanese restaurant leaves more than 40 injured

More than 40 people were injured in an explosion Sunday night at a restaurant in northern Japan, police said.

Nigerians ‘too religious’ – Chinese cleric

A representative of the International Assembly (IA) of the True Jesus Church in Nigeria, Pastor Hong-Hsiung Ko, has described Nigerians as “too religious a people” who also have respect for their religious leaders.