Lapid: Iran wants more funds for terror, will keep advancing nuclear programme

As the seventh round of Vienna talks on Iran’s nuclear programme begins Monday, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid argued that Tehran had no intention of stopping its nuclear programme. “The Iranians are coming to these talks for only one reason —…

*Evans: Scared witnesses can testify online, court rules (Nation)*Firefighters struggle to rescue goods worth N500m from Lagos fire (Nation)

Evans: Scared witnesses can testify online, court rules (Nation) Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court, has granted permission to two witnesses who do not want to appear in court to testify against kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias…

Robert Levinson: Iran told to pay $1.45bn to missing American’s family

A US judge has ordered Iran to pay $1.45bn (1.23bn euros; £1.12bn) to the family of an ex-FBI agent who vanished during a visit to the country in 2007. A ruling awarded Robert Levinson’s wife and children $1.35bn in punitive…

US imposes sweeping new sanctions on Iran

The United States is imposing sweeping new sanctions on Iran to curb Tehran’s nuclear, missile, and conventional arms threats after Washington asserted the United Nations arms embargo on Iran was reimposed indefinitely late Saturday. White House National Security Adviser Robert…

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing, will ask Interpol to act – local media

Iran has identified 36 people involved in the US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani and will seek their arrest through Interpol channels, media reports said. The list of suspects is topped by President Donald Trump. The names of the suspects…

Iranian province ‘has more deaths from alcohol poisoning than virus’

More people have now died in Iran’s Fars province from alcohol poisoning while trying to protect themselves from the coronavirus than from the disease itself, Iranian media report. Mohammad Javad Moradian, the director of the province’s emergency services centre, told…

Donald Trump backtracks on threats to start war with Iran after missile attack (Metro)

Donald Trump has backtracked on threats to start a war with Iran hours after its leaders launched missiles at a US base in Iraq. The president struck a conciliatory tone during a White House press conference at 11:30am EST Wednesday,…

Iran crisis: US ‘ready for serious negotiations’ with Tehran (BBC)

The US says it is “ready to engage without preconditions in serious negotiations” with Iran following the countries’ exchange of hostilities. In a letter to the UN, the US justified the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani as an act…

*Lagos begins clean-up of Victoria Island, Ikoyi on Friday (Nation) *Family kicks as man guarding telecommunications mast dies (Punch)

Lagos begins clean-up of Victoria Island, Ikoyi on Friday (Nation) The Lagos State Special Committee on the Clean-Up of Ikoyi and Victoria Island, recently resuscitated by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will commence the full enforcement of all environmental and traffic laws…

*Lagos cautions over fire outbreaks (Nation) *Police arraign fake Unilag lecturer (Punch)

  Lagos cautions over fire outbreaks (Nation) Lagos State Government, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised Lagosians to take precautionary measures to prevent fire disasters in view of the prevailing harmattan weather which aids the spread of fires.  The Governor who spoke…

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