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We Can No Longer Trust UN, From Now We Will Protect The Christians From Genocides By The Arabs-Trump

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US Will Bypass UN and Aid Persecuted Christians Directly Vice president of America,Mike pence has revealed that USAID will provide direct assistance to religious minorities being persecuted. During a speech to advocates for persecuted christians,he unveiled plans for the United States to provide more direct aid to Christians and other minorities facing genocide “We will no longer rely on the ...

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Fuel scarcity: Marketers blame supply shortfall


As motorists and other users of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) struggled to get the product at filling stations on Monday, oil marketers blamed the worsening fuel scarcity on supply shortfall, which they said had not been fixed. Many filling stations were shut in Lagos and parts of Ogun State, while the few stations that had the product recorded long queues ...

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Airports ready for Yuletide passenger surge – FAAN


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has said the country’s network of airports has been fully prepared for the usual surge in passenger traffic during the Yuletide season. The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, said on Monday that security had been increased at all the airports, especially the major international gateways in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and ...

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ACTN, analysts attack CBN’s naira intervention

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Members of the Association of Corporate Treasurers of Nigeria and financial market analysts have urged the Central Bank of Nigeria to allow the forces of market to dictate and stabilise the naira. They also called on the apex bank to cease its intervention in the forex market.  The stakeholders said this at the ACTN Breakfast Meeting themed, ‘2017 Economic Review ...

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Buhari @ 75


Happy Birthday   Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état. Buhari is a successful politician in Nigeria. He has taken up various political appointment and offices, and ...

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Pensioners threatens to pull out of NUP


The lingering hardship faced by federal retirees under the old pension scheme is making some groups to threaten to pull out of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners due to its alleged inability to protect the interest of the retirees. Some pensioners have also dissociated themselves from different allegations of fraud levelled against the pension administrators/regulators. Specifically, All Sectoral Units, operating ...

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Controversy over law graduate’s insistence on hijab for bar ceremony


A Nigerian Law School graduate, Amasa Firdaus, who was refused her call to bar for failing to remove her hijab, has said her defiance was to challenge the status quo. The incident, which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Friday, has generated intense debate on the Internet. Firdaus, who spoke to TheCable and has been asked by the Muslim ...

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PENGASSAN insists on nationwide strike Monday


The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria on Saturday insisted that its planned industrial action will commence on Monday. The group however, noted that it was ready to discuss with the government and other concerned organisations on the strike.  According to PENGASSAN, nothing has changed since it issued a statement to announce that its meeting with the ...

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We can’t talk about Buhari, Atiku travel ban – US


The United States Government has explained why it will not deny or confirm an allegation by a former vice president,  Atiku Abubakar,  that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from entering the US for 15 years. Speaking through the Department of State, the American government also said it would not discuss the reasons Atiku is being denied entry into the US. ...

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How blockchain is transforming health care, medical records


  Blockchain technology has been at the centre of media attention due largely to bitcoin, an upcoming digital currency that uses blockchain technology, increasing in value, netting investors unheard of returns. However, not many people actually understand what blockchain itself is, www.dataconomy.com says. Simply put, a blockchain is a distributed, immutable ledger or database that stores records known as blocks. Blocks can ...

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Disney to buy parts of 21st Century Fox for $52.4bn


Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it had reached a deal to buy 21st Century Fox for $52.4bn (44.3 billion euros) in stock after the spinoff of the firm’s television stations and Fox News channel. “Building on Disney’s commitment to deliver the highest quality branded entertainment, the acquisition of these complementary assets would allow Disney to create more appealing content, build ...

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If we end SARS, crime rate will increase — Police


The Special Anti-Robbery Squad is a specialised unit of the Force that deals with armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling, car snatching and the like; any crime involving use of firearms. Like in Numan, Adamawa State where militia are attacking people, the SARS had been deployed along with other units of the Force. To be in SARS, first, you must be ...

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Wasiu Ayinde mourns the death of his daughter

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Popular fuji musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde, has paid tribute to her daughter, Wasilat Olaronke Ashabi Ayinde, who passed on in Canada on Tuesday. Wasilat was said to have died after an undisclosed illness. Many people have since been expressing condolences to the musician otherwise called K1 de Ultimate over the incident. Ayinde, however, broke his silence on Thursday in a ...

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Kim Jong Un’s top aide executed by North Korean death squad –Report


A key member of Kim Jong Un’s inner circle touted as a powerful military figure mysteriously vanished from public life recently, sparking rumors he was executed by a North Korean death squad after allegations of bribery, recent reports indicated. Hwang Pyong-so, a Vice Marshall who held the most senior position in North Korea’s military, hasn’t been seen in public since ...

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EU pledges €25m for the expansion of Nigeria’s power transmission


The European Union has pledged to support the expansion of Nigeria’s power transmission infrastructure with a grant of €25m (N7.6bn at the official exchange rate of N305 to one Euro). According to the Transmission Company of Nigeria, the grant will support the TCN on solar Independent Power Projects’ evacuation.  The Interim Managing Director, TCN, Usman Mohammed, who disclosed this to ...

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Alabama: Jones wins Alabama senate seat for Democrat

Democratic Senator-elect Doug Jones holds a press briefing in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S., December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Doug Jones becomes first Democrat to win any statewide office in Alabama in a decade after Moore’s campaign for Senate marred by sexual assault claims The Democrat Doug Jones has beaten his Donald Trump-backed Republican rival Roy Moore in the die hard Republican state of Alabama, setting off a political earthquake likely to shake Washington. His victory in a special election for ...

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FIFA sanctions Nigeria for fielding ineligible player

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FIFA has stripped Nigeria of the one point they earned from their final 2018 World Cup qualifier  against Algeria in Constantine on November 10, after the world football body discovered that the Super Eagles fielded an ineligible player, Shehu Abdullahi. FIFA also fined the Nigeria Football Federation 6,000  Swiss Francs (about N2,162, 923) for the development. The Eagles had secured  ...

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Twitter makes ‘tweetstorms’ easier with ‘threads’

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Twitter said Tuesday said it would make it easier for users to build “tweetstorms” by linking together posts in “threads” to expound at length at the famously short-form messaging service. The move comes just a month after Twitter rattled the twitterverse by doubling the limit for tweets in most languages to 280 characters, in a bid to draw in more ...

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