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New UN sanctions an ‘act of war’ – North Korea


North Korea slammed fresh UN sanctions imposed over its missile tests as an “act of war” on Sunday, its first response to the latest diplomatic move to punish Pyongyang’s ever-accelerating weapons drive. Tension has been high on the flashpoint peninsula as the isolated but nuclear-armed regime has staged a series of atomic and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests — most ...

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Fuel can no longer be sold at N145/litre — Marketers


Against the latest round of fuel scarcity rocking many parts of the country, private oil marketers are calling for government intervention to enable them to access foreign exchange at a special rate for the importation of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol). According to them, selling the product at N145 per litre is no longer feasible with the current exchange rate. Private ...

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Boko Haram was paid €3m for the release of Chibok girls — Report


The Federal Government paid €3m for the release of some Chibok schoolgirls who were in Boko Haram custody, according to Wall Street Journal. In 2014, Boko Haram insurgents had kidnapped 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state. Of the 276, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three escaped later, and ...

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UN vote: US plans to sanction Nigeria


The United States Government is considering measures to take against Nigeria and others for voting in support of the United Nations’ resolution against the US’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On December 6, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as making plans to move the US embassy from Tel ...

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6 tips for packing a well-balanced school lunch

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(NC) One of every parent’s worst back-to-school nightmares is their kids coming home with half-eaten or completely untouched lunch bags. It’s frustrating for parents who take time each day to pack a nutritious meal for their child, but this is a battle that can be overcome. “Kids can be picky about everything, from the way food is presented to them ...

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Ericsson set to raise $370m for 5G research


Ericsson is announcing that it has signed agreements for credit facilities with the Nordic Investment Bank for $220m, maturing in 2023, and AB Svensk Exportkredit for $150m, maturing in 2025. Of these new funds, 98 million will replace credit with NIB that was set to mature in 2019, Telecom Reseller reported on Friday. In addition to strengthening Ericsson’s balance sheet and financial ...

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