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Nigeria earns N284bn from cashew exports in three years


Between 2015 and 2017, Nigeria earned $813.05m (N284.5bn) in foreign exchange from the exportation of cashew. The President, National Cashew Association of Nigeria, Mr. Tola Fasheru, gave the figure in Abuja shortly after he led a delegation of the association to meet with the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Aisha Abubakar. The NCAN president disclosed that ...

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Man blows himself up while trying to rob an ATM

Hand of man with credit card, using a ATM

A man accidentally blowing himself up while allegedly trying to rob an ATM machine. The incident happened on Thursday night outside a row of shops on Glasgow Road, Clydebank. CCTV footage showed a man flying backwards from the force of the blast and then collapsing on the ground.  Another man could be seen standing over the man, checking to see ...

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Court sacks Etisalat Board


The Federal High Court in Lagos has nullified the appointment of an interim board for Emerging Markets Telecommunications Service, the owners of Etisalat. Justice Ibrahim Buba made the order on Friday based on an application by Spectrum Wireless Communication Ltd., which was said to have invested $35m in 2009 in EMTS/Etisalat. The court order nullified the appointment of Dr. Joseph ...

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NYSC suspends orientation in Taraba, Benue states


The National Youth Service Corps says the 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream II orientation camp scheduled to hold in Benue from January 16 to February 5 has been suspended till further notice. The scheme made the announcement on its official Facebook page in Abuja on Sunday. It said that a new date would be communicated in due course to prospective corps ...

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Palestinian president calls Trump peace offer a ‘slap of the century’


Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas denounced US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace efforts as the “slap of the century” on Sunday after the White House recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Abbas also said Israel had “ended” the landmark Oslo peace accords of the 1990s with its actions, while branding the US ambassadors to the UN and to Israel, Nikki Haley ...

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