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Daily Archives: Monday, November 6, 2017

149 more Nigerians return from Libya


The National Emergency Management Agency on Monday received 149 Nigerian returnees who had been stranded in Libya, bringing the total number brought back to the country in the last five weeks to 975. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Boeing 737-800 aircraft with Registration Number 5A-DMG, which flew in the returnees, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, ...

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Australia goes tough on dual citizenship, forces lawmakers to declare statuses


Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, announced plans on Monday to force all lawmakers to declare that they are not dual nationals as he seeks to defuse a political crisis that saw his deputy ejected from parliament. Turnbull’s centre-right coalition government was thrown into disarray in October when the High Court ruled that five lawmakers, who were dual nationals, including Deputy ...

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Dangote pledges $100m to tackle malnutrition in Nigeria


The Aliko Dangote Foundation has pledged to invest $100m over five years to tackle malnutrition in the worst-affected parts of Nigeria. The foundation made the pledge at the recently concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017, held in Milan, Italy, which brought together governments, international agencies, foundations, civil society organisations and businesses to accelerate the global response to malnutrition, an underlying cause ...

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Lagos ranks world’s second cheapest city, Singapore most expensive

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Nigeria commercial nerve centre, Lagos, has been ranked the second cheapest city in the world for expatriates. According to a report by the Economic Intelligence Unit on Monday, Lagos which fell 16 places to 132nd place on the world priciest cities index joins Kazakhstan’s Almaty at the bottom. The report said, “Although Nigeria has been attracting significant interest and investment in recent years, ...

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