Iran will never get nuclear arms – Trump

US President Donald Trump has told Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that Iran will never have nuclear weapons. He suggested the Iranians thought they could “do what they want” since negotiating a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015. Trump arrived in Israel from Saudi Arabia, where he sought to win Arab states’ support for fighting extremism. He has called for a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. However, he has been vague about what form it should take, saying he prefers to leave it to both sides to…

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Ex-US National Security Adviser ‘to defy Senate Russia inquiry’

President Donald Trump’s fired national security adviser will refuse to hand over files to a Senate panel probing alleged Russian political meddling. According to US media, Michael Flynn plans to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Kremlin. Flynn left in February, after it emerged he lied about the nature of his contacts with the Russian ambassador. The committee issued a subpoena – a legal summons – two weeks ago to obtain the documents. The FBI and…

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Court suspends hearing of EFCC’s application on Jonathan’s $5.8m

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos has suspended further proceedings in the hearing of an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking permanent forfeiture of the sum of $5.8million belonging to a former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. The action was to allow the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, decide on an appeal filed by Mrs Jonathan to challenge the temporary forfeiture of the money by the judge. Justice Olatoregun had on April 26, in a ruling on an ex-parte application by the…

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Alleged N600m property fraud: Court adjourns suit against ex-CNS until June 14

An FCT High Court on Monday adjourned until June 14 the N600 million property fraud suit filed against retired Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, a former Chief of Naval Staff (CNS). Justice Sadiq Umar, adjourned the matter for continuation of cross examination of Mr Abdulkadir Wakili, the fourth prosecution witness following an objection by Mr Yakubu Maikya (SAN), Jubrin’s counsel. He objected to a document, which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) wanted to tender. Jibrin was on May 25, 2016 arraigned on a four-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy…

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Adeleke: Coroner fixes May 29, for final verdict

The Coroner Inquest set up by Osun Government to investigate the cause of death of Sen. Isiaka Adeleke has fixed May 29 to give its final verdict on its findings. The Coroner, Chief Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara made this known during the court’s sitting on Monday in Osogbo. Ayilara said that the court commenced sitting on May 10, and 10 out of the 15 respondents summoned by the court had appeared before it. “This court summoned 15 persons to appear before it, an advertisement which was published on May 11 in…

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Trump arrives in Israel amid tight security

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Israel as he continues his first foreign trip. He flew in from Saudi Arabia, a key US ally, where he gave a speech to Arab and Muslim leaders at a summit. Trump will hold talks with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders during the course of his two-day stop. The president has called an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement “the ultimate deal”, but has been vague about what form it should take. He has said he prefers to leave it to both sides to decide between…

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Venezuela protests: Man set alight as death toll rises

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused opposition protesters of setting alight a government supporter in Caracas on the 50th day of protests. Orlando José Figuera suffered burns to 80% of his body after he was engulfed in flames. Officials said he was also stabbed in Saturday’s protests. Witnesses said the crowd had accused the man of being a thief. On the same day, an opposition activist was shot dead, bringing the total number killed in recent protests to 48. The attorney general’s office said gunmen allegedly opened fire on the…

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