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Aero Contractors Limited concludes Nigeria’s first C-check on aircraft in 14 years

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Aero Contractors Limited on Thursday completed a C-check on a Boeing 737 aircraft from its recently approved Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, followed by a test flight. The airline noted that the maintenance check on one of the planes in its fleet was the first time a C-check would be carried out on a ...

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Apple said its devices are at risk from chip flaw

Apple's IOS 11 Updates Siri to A More Natural Human

Apple Inc will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said on Thursday, after major chip makers disclosed flaws that leave nearly every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers. Browser makers Google, Microsoft Corp and Mozilla Corp’s Firefox all confirmed that the patches they currently have in place do not ...

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Samsung: world’s biggest chip maker


South Korea’s Samsung has overtaken US rival Intel as the world’s biggest maker of semi-conductors as sales in the sector boom, a study published by consultancy Gartner showed on Thursday. Samsung Electronics “gained the most market share and took the number one position from Intel -— the first time Intel has been toppled since 1992,” said Gartner analyst, Andrew Norwood. ...

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ISIS declares war on Hamas for failing to stop Trump’s Jerusalem move

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The Egyptian branch of ISIS has declared war on Palestinian terrorist group Hamas for failing to stop Donald Trump declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In a brutal propaganda video — purporting to show the execution of a Hamas affiliate — the jihadi group declared war on the Palestinian terror group, which controls much of the Gaza Strip. Tensions between the ...

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Naira closes at 363/dollar after new year break

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The naira closed at 363 per United States dollar at the parallel market on Tuesday, the same rate it closed before the New Year break on Friday. The local currency, which has been hovering around 365/dollar for some months, rose to 364/dollar as the Christmas holiday approached.  The naira later rose to 364/dollar last week before closing at 363/dollar on ...

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The Wedding Party 2: N312 Million made In Just 18 Days At The Cinemas


Media personality and film producer, Mo Abudu revealed that the “Wedding party 2” has raked in over N300 million in just 18days at the cinemas. She took to her instagram page to reveal the news, she wrote: “What a glorious and magnificent kick off to the new year!!! We are now at N312m after just 18 days in the box ...

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Poor power supply, others delay new Abuja airport terminal

Nigerian Airport

The Federal Government on Tuesday said it was disappointed by the delay in the completion of the new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, due to the absence of electricity and other challenges. The government stated that the airport was meant to be completed before the end of last year, but this never happened and might not happen ...

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Ex-Nigeria keeper dies


Former Nigeria goalkeeper  Raymond King has died on Monday at the age of 52. According to King’s former teammate, Taju Disu, the former Abiola Babes keeper died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, after he was transferred from the Ikorodu General Hospital. King was last week reported to be down with partial stroke and memory loss, and was ...

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Boko Haram abducts 31 people in Borno


At least 31 loggers are believed to have been abducted by Boko Haram jihadists after they went missing in Borno, security sources said Wednesday. The alleged kidnapping took place just days after 30 troops vanished following a raid on a military base in the same region amid a surge in bloody violence. “All 31 have not been seen since yesterday ...

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Bannon has lost his mind – Trump


Donald Trump unleashed a spectacular denunciation of one of his closest political allies Wednesday, describing his former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon as insane and irrelevant. “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” Trump said in a statement that was notably ...

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NYSC to stop posting of corps members to Delta communities


The National Youth Service Corps has put an end to the posting of corps members to the Udu and Warri South-West Local Government Areas of Delta State. The NYSC Co-ordinator in the state, Mr. Benjamin Ayodele, who disclosed this, said the decision was due to the lingering boundary dispute between Aladja community in Udu LGA and Ogbe-Ijoh community in Warri ...

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Israel set to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal

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Israel set a higher threshold on Tuesday for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians. Palestinians wanted the eastern part of the city for a future independent state. The amendment passed by the Israeli parliament to existing legislation raised from 61 to 80 the number of votes that would be required in the 120-seat Knesset to ...

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Israel targets Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attack


Israeli aircraft attacked Hamas bases in Gaza early Tuesday in response to a rocket from the Palestinian enclave targeting southern Israel hours before, officials said. The aircraft targeted a “military compound belonging to the terrorist organisation Hamas,” a statement from the army read. Palestinian security sources said the strikes were in Khan Younes in the south and Deir al-Balah in ...

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Buhari set to inaugurate Nigeria’s first inland dry port Thursday


President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday inaugurate Nigeria’s first inland dry port in Kaduna State. A dry port is an inland intermodal terminal directly connected by road, rail and air to a seaport and operates as a centre for trans-shipment of sea cargoes to inland destinations. According to the Nigerian Shippers Council, all is set for the President to inaugurate ...

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Happy New Year – NCN front desk


The Nigerian Canadian News wishes you a happy and prosperous new year. We hope to deliver a more quality service to you in the year to come. We love you! NCN.

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China mall erects giant Trump dog statue

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A mall in northern China has installed a larger-than-life canine statue with more than a passing resemblance to US President Donald Trump to welcome the coming Year of the Dog. The giant pooch towers above shoppers in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, sporting a slick golden pompadour, angled brows and a red scarf with one index finger raised in a ...

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World peace day, January 1, 2018


The 2018 World Day of Peace as declared by Pope Francis is scheduled to hold on New Year Day, January 1, 2018 with the theme: ‘Migrants and Refugees: Men and Women in search of Peace’. Pope Francis salutes The World Peace Day is set aside annually by the Holy See to spread the gospel of peaceful co-existence amongst peoples of ...

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White House congratulates Liberia, Weah

George Weah

The U.S. has congratulated the people of Liberia on the successful conclusion of the presidential run-off election, and President-elect George Weah on his victory. The White House, in a statement by the Press Secretary, described the election as representing “a major milestone for Liberia’s democracy”. This is Liberia’s first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected head of state ...

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