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British Airways gives out yuletide offer on fares for Business Class passengers

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The British Airways (BA) says it has introduced slashed its airfares for its Business Class customers and the general public who are willing to travel during the first half of 2018 in the spirit of the Yuletide. British Airways It said the slashed fares would start from $2140 as against the current over $4000, including taxes, fees and charges for ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Coffee lovers, learn more about your favourite drink

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(NC) Is coffee gluten-free? Does it have an expiry date? To maximize the enjoyment of your daily cuppa joe, check out some answers to common questions about this tasty beverage. Is coffee gluten-free? Coffee does not contain gluten per se. Gluten can sometimes be found in the artificial flavourings used to make flavoured coffees, so double check as this should be ...

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Palestinians won’t accept US peace plan – says Abbas

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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Friday that his people would “no longer accept” any peace plan proposed by the United States following Washington’s decision to unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Trump administration has been preparing a plan in secret which is expected to be presented to the two sides in 2018. “The United States has proven ...

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African Chicken Stew – Sierra Leone

African Chicken Stew

This delicious stew contains a lot of ingredients that can be modified. You can utilize a complete roasting chicken which is cut into small pieces or just thighs and breasts if you like. Other additions are carrots, celery, and turnips. This looks wonderful when served with white rice and garnish of cilantro which is freshly chopped unsalted peanuts or parsley. ...

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Boost simple recipes with delicious avocado

Avocado sandwich on dark rye bread made with fresh sliced avocados from above

(NC) Trendy avocados are not only a tasty fruit, but provide good plant-based fat, which is low in saturated and trans fats. And a healthy diet low in saturated and trans fats may reduce the risk of heart disease. Yet despite their increasing popularity, one in two Canadians still don’t know how to incorporate avocados into their meals and reci ...

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Recipe for the perfect protein

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(NC) Try this delicious recipe that’s great for a beginner to try cooking seafood. According to Oceana Canada, wild seafood is the perfect protein: it produces a lean protein at a cost-per-pound that is lower than other animal proteins, uses minimal freshwater to produce, emits little carbon dioxide and uses no arable land.   Gloucester Baked Halibut Prep time: 10 ...

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Senate faults 2018 budget

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Members of the Senate at the plenary today took turns to criticise the 2018 Appropriation Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari as badly prepared. The lawmakers took turns to accused the Executive of not showing the seriousness the budget proposal deserves. Most of them raised issues with the alleged lackadaisical attitude of heads of ministries, departments, ...

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5 things you should know about pneumonia

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(NC) With health experts suggesting that Canada will experience a stronger cold and flu season this year, it’s a good idea to stay informed on health matters, like pneumonia. The condition involves the swelling of one or both lungs and is usually caused by an infection. Here are some things you need to know to help keep you and your ...

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Kim Jong-un executes two senior officials over failed nuclear test

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Kim Jong-un has reportedly executed two top officials in just five days over mishaps at North Korea’s test missile site. The latest unnamed executive was killed after he allegedly took responsibility for setbacks at the Punggye-ri nuclear base, which led to the date of a rocket launch being pushed back. Five days ago, a high-ranking official once described as the ...

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Selling your home or renting out an income suite? Get top dollar with these tips

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(NC) I’ve sold and rented more than my fair share of real estate over my career. To get the most from my investments, I’ve come to know what works and what doesn’t. While a lot of variables can influence a property’s potential, one of the biggest is wow factor. How your home or rental suite shows to perspective buyers or ...

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7 effects of weed you might not know

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(NC) With the upcoming changes to the legal status of cannabis in Canada being considered, many of us are wondering about the possible health effects and risks. While cannabis may make you feel relaxed and happy, you could also experience unpleasant, unwanted or negative effects on your brain and body. Here are some health facts to help you make an ...

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Declutter your closet with these minimalist tips

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(NC) Each year, we declutter our lives through a crusade called spring cleaning. It marks the transition from wearing our winter garb to our summer digs, but no such milestone is allotted to the seasonal transition during fall. This time of year is an equally important opportunity for simplification, especially when it comes to cleaning out your closet and creating ...

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