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Putin agrees to broaden proposed UN Ukraine mission

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Monday said he supported widening the terms for a proposed UN force to protect observers monitoring the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but his proposal was unlikely to get Kiev’s agreement. Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call that he was willing to see the mission operate “not only on the front line ...

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Please disregard reports saying vote Osinbajo 2019- Media aide speaks

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  Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to Vice President has reacted to viral reports portraying Vice president,Yemi Osinbajo as a prospective candidate for the forthcoming 2019 presidential elections, we gather. According to him, Osinbajo has nothing to do with the publication and the website was created by faceless individuals who want to tarnish the image ...

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Bayelsa state government commences the demolition of illegal structures

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Yesterday, the Bayelsa State Environmental Sanitation Board began the demolition of illegal structures along the only highway that leads into the state capital, we gather. According to the officials, the structures are not befitting of a state capital but the owners have been venting their anger and pleading for more time to move their wares. They also said the traders ...

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Updated: Two female bombers killed in Borno state

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Yesterday, two female suicide bombers were killed by the Police when they detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to their bodies in the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State. A statement issued and signed by DSP Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Maiduguri, said eight people sustained injuries in the incident. Victor also said that the incident ...

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Nigeria’s economy will fully recovery in 2019 — PwC

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The PricewaterhouseCoopers Nigeria has predicted a full economic recovery in the country by 2019. According to analysts at the multinational consulting firm, empirical evidence suggests that it takes one year for real Gross Domestic Product to recover to the pre-recession level. In a report on Friday,  the analysts led by the Partner and Chief Economist, Andrew Nevin, said it was ...

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Europe to seek Google tax reform

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Europe finance ministers are set to discuss changing rules so that tech giants such as Google or Facebook are on the hook to pay more taxes in Europe. European regulators have become increasingly aggressive against US technology giants seen by officials as gaining too much power, with Amazon and Apple also facing scrutiny. “It is urgent to close the gap ...

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Italian policemen accused of raping two American students

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Italian police officers are under investigation for the alleged rape of two US students in Florence, media said Friday. The women, aged 19 and 21, were in a nightclub on Wednesday night when a fight broke out and the owner called the police. Six officers arrived, with four leaving shortly afterward when calm was restored, the reports said. The two ...

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Prince Philip of Britain – set to retire

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Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will retire in the week, conducting the last of quite twenty two,200 solo public engagements, the palace said Monday. The Duke of Edinburgh, WHO served as a military officer throughout warfare II, can attend a parade of Royal Marines at castle on Wednesday. he’s captain general of the commando force. “This ...

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South Africa farmers faced with trial for shoving man into coffin

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Two white South African farmers on Monday pleaded acquitted to any or all charges once a web video allegedly showed them pushing a Negroid into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson, both 28, stood trial on charges of nobble, assault and tried murder over the incident last year at a farm close to ...

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France wants to jail son of Africa’s longest serving president.

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By S.Ratko A French prosecutor has asked a court to sentence the vice president of Equatorial Guinea to three years in prison for embezzling $115 million from his country to buy luxury cars, real estate, and other assets in France. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, 48, the country’s current vice president and the son of current president Teodoro Obiang, Africa’s longest ...

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Canada @ 150 – The argument for a seat at the UN Security Council

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Canada’s milestone anniversary as it clocks 150 is not only a landmark achievement but also significant. Beyond the democratic ideals which promote freedom to attain the summit of happiness and prosperity, the country is also the melting pot for cross-cultural connection. The country boasts of not less than 200 different nationalities as it provides a safe haven for thousands seeking ...

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Full list of constitution amendments by senate

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32 new amendments has been officially made to the country’s 1999 constitution. Below are the new amendments:   1. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (Fourth Alteration) Bill, No. 1, 2017 (Composition of Members of the Council of State) – This bill seeks to amend the Third Schedule to include former Presidents of the Senate and Speakers of the ...

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EU raises concern over new Russia sanctions

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Brussels has expressed deep concern over the implications of new sanctions against Russia, Iran, and North Korea, especially as it affects the flow of energy from Russia to Europe. Officials of the European Commission has stated that they were ready to defend the interest of the EU if they were not addressed by the US. Lawmakers in the lower legislative ...

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Saudi Authorities to investigate woman in mini skirts video

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By Julius Oyekunle Saudi authorities are investigating a video of a young woman that appeared online where she is seen wearing miniskirt and crop-top in public. Many on social media praised her bravery for confronting the rigid dress code of the conservative Muslim country. It is against the Sharia for women to wear clothing that exposes their hands and legs ...

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On FG’s plan to ban production of music video abroad

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The recent announcement made by the Minister of Information on its proposed plan to ban the production of music video abroad is insensitive and unwarranted. Currently, the entertainment industry generates 2.5% of the country’s GDP and employs 150,000. The sector has the capacity to inject more into the economy with adequate government intervention and favourable government policy. Rather than for ...

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Hernandez jailed three years for threatening to kill Obama

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The 32-year-old man from Massachusetts has been sentenced to 3 years behind bars for threatening to kill then Barack Obama once United States president, prosecutors declared. Alex Hernandez on Wednesday was sentenced by federal judge Indira Talwani to thirty seven months, to be served at the same time with a five-to-eight-year term he’s already serving for drugs and firearms offenses. ...

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Britain and Mexico to take Brexit trade deal

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Fox announced britain had launched a casual working group with Latin America’s second-largest economy seeking to “ensure all the preferential arrangements that the united kingdom presently enjoys with mexico stay in place.” Britain is walking a delicate line as Brexit talks inch forward in Bruxelles. It will be ousted from all EU trade deals once it leaves the bloc on ...

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Boko Haram attack: NNPC suspends oil exploration in Chad region.

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The Nigerian National petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has halted its crude oil exploration within the lake region in parts of Borno State. After a awfully serious attack on the work force and a few military security personnel by the Boko Haram group, the NNPC has suspended all activities for currently in this region. The minister for petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, said ...

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