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Soldiers kill two Boko Haram suspects riding horseback

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Nigerian soldiers have killed two suspected insurgents riding horseback in an operation in the Lake Chad area. The Army, in a statement by its Deputy Director Public Relations in charge of the 8 Task Force, Col. Timothy Atingha, said., “Troops of 242 Battalion of 8 Task Force Division have continued to deny the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake ...

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China orders North Korean firms to leave country


China has ordered North Korean companies in the country to shut down by January as it applies UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear test, the commerce ministry said Thursday. The ministry said the companies, including joint ventures with Chinese firms, have 120 days to close from the date the United Nations resolution was adopted, September 11. The announcement comes ...

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Brazilian President trapped in legal logjam


The charges of obstruction of justice and criminal associations against Brazilian President Michel Temer were delivered on Thursday to the House of Representatives’ Constitution and Justice Committee. The Commission would choose a rapporteur for the case, who would elaborate a document recommending either the admittance or non-admittance of the charges against the president. “This report needs to be approved by ...

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Growing electric vehicle adoption threatens Nigeria’s oil exports

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India, China, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom bought a total of 24.4 million barrels of crude oil from Nigeria in May this year, almost half of the nation’s total exports for the month, the latest data from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation showed. But the countries are now pushing ahead with plans to stop the use of oil-powered vehicles ...

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UPDATE: My gentility isn’t cowardice, Ajimobi tells Olubadan


The Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said despite having enough reasons to depose the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, he will not do so. He said he would not allow the present crisis to degenerate to a level that would cause acrimony between him and the monarch. Ajimobi said this during a meeting with the traditional council ...

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Nigeria’s crude oil over-subscribed – NNPC


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said the demand for the nation’s crude oil outstrips the current supply. Last year, Nigeria saw a resurgence of militant attacks in the Niger Delta that caused the nation’s oil production to plummet to a near 30-year low of 1.4 million barrels per day from about 2.2 million bpd. “As we speak now, even ...

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Housemaid jailed 13 years for stealing employer’s $5,000

A  28-year-old housemaid, Anna Payaro, has been sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment by a Lagos State Magistrate’s Court in Igbosere for burglary and theft of her employer’s $5,000. Payaro was found guilty of five counts bordering on conspiracy, burglary, entering and stealing. The convict was first arraigned on June 6, 2016, and later re-arraigned on a substituted charge on November ...

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Hurricane Harvey, Irma: Impact on Nigerian auto industry

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Within the last days of August and the early days of September 2017, the world held its breath as violent tropical storm named Hurricane Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc across Eastern Texas in United States of America as well as North Eastern Caribbean and Some parts of Florida. Hurricane Harvey was an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane. In a four-day period, ...

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Nigeria’s investment in ICT sector hits $70bn – NCC


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said on Wednesday that investment in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector has hit 70 billion dollars. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta disclosed this while unveiling the Nigeria Pavilion, at the ongoing International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2017 in Busan, South Korea. According to him, in 16 years since ...

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Unilorin, a terrorist organisation – ASUU


The Academic Staff Union of Universities has described the University of Ilorin as a terrorist organisation after the institution reportedly sacked the ASUU chairman in the school, Dr. Kayode Afolayan, for allegedly exposing corrupt practices of the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali. In a letter signed on behalf of the union by the chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter ...

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British Airways sacks stewardess for racist rant against Nigerian passengers


British Airways has sacked a stewardess who posted a racist Snapchat rant attacking Nigerian passengers. MailOnline reports that the lady, who had been identified as Joanne Wickenden, got the sack after a two-hour meeting with her bosses. Wickenden sparked outrage after recording the racist clip in her BA uniform before flying from London Heathrow to Abuja on Friday. In a ...

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Domino partners with Ford to deliver pizza with self-driving cars


Retail chain company, Domino has partnered with ford to trial the first pizza delivery self-driving car to its customers in Michigan, United States. This is part of Ford’s attempt to inquire into how people react and interact with autonomous vehicles. “We don’t want to wait until we get everything done on the tech and remove the driver,” said Sherif Marakby, ...

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Buhari to meet Southeast governors over Biafra agitation


Following the recent agitation by some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which led to civil disturbance in the south-east region, President Muhammadu Buhari, may soon meet with governors from the zone. Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, disclosed this during the 2017 Ebonyi Peace Day celebration at Ezillo, ...

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BREAKING: Iraq PM gives Kurdistan 72 hours to give up airports

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday gave authorities in Kurdistan 72 hours to give the central government control of airports, a day after the autonomous region voted on independence. Speaking at a news conference, Abadi said his government would ban “international flights to and from Kurdistan” in three days unless the airports are put in its control.

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Tension with North Korea more political than military, US chief of staff says


US relations with North Korea may be “charged” but tensions in the standoff remain political rather than military, the US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said Tuesday. “While the political space is clearly very charged right now, we haven’t seen a change in the posture of North Korean forces,” General Joe Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee. “We ...

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Psquare feud: Wives are not responsible says Keyamo


Senior Advocate of Nigeria and lawyer to Psquare, Festus Keyamo, has appealed to Nigerians to leave the wives of the artistes out of their ongoing disagreements. Keyamo, via his official Twitter handle, released a statement clarifying the truth. Keyamo talked about the video circulating online showing the Okoye’s using abusive language and threatening one another. The SAN also exonerated his ...

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British Airways probes racist comments about Nigerian passengers


British Airways has launched an investigation after a video emerged of an air stewardess making racist comments about passengers on a flight to Nigeria. MailOnline reports that the woman, dressed in a BA uniform, filmed herself as she was about to fly from London Heathrow to Abuja on Friday. The airline said, “We expect the utmost professionalism from our staff when ...

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SENATE: Saraki reshuffles Senate committees’ chairmen


President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday announced a reshuffling of the chairmanship of Senate committees. The Senate Committee on Trade and Investments now has Senator Sabo Mohammed as the Chairman, while Senator Andy Uba (Anambra-South), who was Chairman of Committee on Public Accounts, was redeployed to Committee on Interior. Senator Matthew Urhoghide (Edo-South) was moved from Committee on Culture and Tourism to Committee ...

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