Senators seek to block Trump's arms sales to Saudis
Senators across the political spectrum on Wednesday moved to block President Donald Trump's plan to sell $8.1 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies as US lawmakers' frustration with the kingdom soars.
Saudi, UAE slam Qatar for 'backtracking' on Mecca talks
Saudi Arabia criticised Qatar on Monday for rejecting the outcome of recent Mecca talks on regional tensions with Iran, while the UAE accused Doha of "backtracking" on the summits' conclusions.
Buhari leaves for OIC summit in Saudi Arabia
President Muhammadu Buhari will today depart Abuja for the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Buhari jets out of Nigeria a day after inauguration
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will leave the country on Thursday to attend the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The president will be departing the country 24 hours after he was sworn for the second term in office to attend the 14th session of the Summit Conference of the OIC, scheduled…
Sudan general vows to back Saudi Arabia against Iran 'threats'
A top Sudanese general vowed to back regional ally Saudi Arabia against "all threats and attacks" from its rival Iran during talks with the kingdom's powerful crown prince, Sudan's ruling military council said Friday.
Saudi Arabia imposed tax on e-cigarettes, soft drinks
Saudi Arabia has imposed a special tax on electronic cigarettes and sugary drinks, extending similar taxes introduced in 2017 as it seeks to reduce a budget deficit caused by low oil prices.
Eight 'terrorist' suspects killed in Saudi Arabia
Eight members of a "terrorist" cell were killed on Saturday in a police raid in Saudi Arabia's eastern Qatif region, a Shiite minority stronghold, state media reported. The recently-formed cell was preparing to carry out "terrorist" activities against the security of the country, the official Saudi Press Agency reported citing a state security spokesman. He…
Osun Assembly commends work done on Ilesa water project
The Osun House of Assembly Committee on Water Resources has commended the quality and level of work done at the site of the onging Ilesa Water Project in the state. The Chairman of the committee, Mr Debo Akanbi, gave the commendation after his committee paid an inspection visit to the site on Thursday. He said…
How FG secured the release of Zainab Aliyu
Foreign Affairs Ministry says its silent diplomatic efforts in the past few weeks culminated in the release of Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar arrested by Saudi authority for drug related offence. The ministry said this in a statement by its Acting Spokesperson, Mr Friday Akpan, on Thursday in Abuja “Zainab Aliyu, a Nigerian student who…