Russia and the US have agreed to co-ordinate air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria, part of a detailed agreement to reduce the violence there.
The plan will begin with a “cessation of hostilities” from sunset on Monday. Syrian forces will end combat missions in specified opposition-held areas.
Britain is “too lazy and too fat” with businessmen preferring “golf on a Friday afternoon” to trying to boost the country’s prosperity, Liam Fox has said.
The international trade secretary’s remarks, at a Conservative Way Forward event, were recorded by the Times.
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has called half of Donald Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables”.
Speaking at a fundraiser, she said they were “racist, sexist, xenophobic, Islamophobic – you name it”.
President Muhammadu Buhari will next week lead the Federal Government delegation to New York, the United States, where he will address the 71st regular session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 21, 2016.
The Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr. Austin Tam-George, on Friday, denied claims that the state governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, and his Delta State counterpart, Ifeanyi Okowa, had mobilised militants to rig the botched Edo governorship election in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Ahead of the September 28 governorship election in Edo State, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, on Friday directed officers of the force to be wary of officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission and arrest any staff who attempts to interfere with the electoral process.
Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has raised an alarm that some governors in the South-South have allegedly perfected plans to rig the September 28 governorship election in the state.
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has promised the World Food Programme that measures will be put in place to ensure that relief items and food will no longer be diverted at the Internally Displaced Persons’ camps.