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United States Attorney General, Jeff Sessions has been fired by President Donald Trump. The president had repeatedly criticized his top law enforcement official after he recused himself from the Russia investigation dogging the White House. Mr Trump tweeted that Sessions will be temporarily replaced by his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, who has criticized the […]

officials say six people have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning to carry out a “violent” attack on President Emmanuel Macron. The individuals, reported to be five men and a woman, were picked up by the French security services in Brittany, north-east and south-east France. An investigation is now taking place into a […]

The Senate has mandated its Committee on Police Affairs to investigate the alleged assassination attempt on the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and members of his family. Ekweremadu’s home in Abuja was allegedly invaded by gun men in the early hours of Tuesday. The Deputy Senate President while narrating his ordeal later at plenary said […]

Idris Elba has received an “ego boost” after being named the sexiest man alive by US celebrity magazine People. The British actor tweeted a picture of the front cover and said he was “honoured and thankful”, while also urging people to vote in the midterm elections. Elba, who was revealed as the winner on Monday’s […]

At least 79 students and three others, including the principal have been kidnapped from a boarding school in the west of Cameroon. A Cameroonian government official made this known to the BBC. Regional governor, Adolphe Lele L’Afrique blamed separatist militias. Cameroon’s North-West and South-West regions have been hit by a secessionist rebellion in recent years. […]

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has warned that the United States will exert “relentless” pressure on Iran unless it changes its “revolutionary course”. His comments came hours after the Trump administration restored all sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, targeting core parts of Iran’s economy. Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani earlier said the country […]

One hundred House of Representatives and House of Assembly aspirants of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State have dragged the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to court, following the outcome of the party’s primaries in the state. The aggrieved aspirants, led by a former speaker […]

A coroner has concluded that US rapper, Mac Miller died as a result of an accidental overdose involving cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner – Coroner confirmed the star’s cause of death on Monday. The 26-year-old, who rose to fame after topping US charts with his debut album in […]

The lawyer representing a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after eight years on death row has fled Pakistan in fear for his life. Saif Mulook told news agency AFP he had to leave so he could continue to represent Asia Bibi, whose conviction was overturned by judges on Wednesday. Officials have since agreed to bar […]

HBO warns Trump over use of Game of Thrones imagery The makers of Game Of Thrones have warned US President, Donald Trump over his use of imagery from the show to announce sanctions being imposed on Iran. Trump shared an image of himself looking off-camera while striding forward on top of a moody grey background, […]


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