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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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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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