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US barred Buhari for 15 years over sharia — Atiku

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Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from the United States for 15 years due to his religious views. Atiku was quoted as saying this during an interview with Dele Momodu, which was part of his weekly column titled, ‘Pendulum’, published in The Boss Magazine. Buhari had, at a seminar organised by the Supreme Council for Sharia ...

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Terrorists plotting to bomb Abuja, US, UK warn

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The British and the United States governments have warned their citizens of terrorist groups’ threat to carry out bomb attacks in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, during the Yuletide. In its latest foreign travel advice to British nationals, the country’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office stated that it would raise the terrorism threat alert in Nigeria during the festive periods. Around ...

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US charges Iranian over ‘Game of Thrones’ HBO hack

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The United States on Tuesday charged an Iranian computer whiz with hacking into HBO, stealing scripts and plot summaries for “Games of Thrones,” and trying to extort $6 million in Bitcoin out of the network. US prosecutors in New York unveiled a seven-count indictment against Behzad Mesri, whom they identified as an Iran-based hacker who also goes by the name ...

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U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

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U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology. The medicine is a version of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd’s established drug, Abilify,for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, containing a tracking device developed by Proteus Digital Health. ...

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Zimbabwe: U.S. wants Mugabe out, calls for ‘new era’

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The U.S. is seeking “a new era” for Zimbabwe, the State Department’s top official for Africa said, implicitly calling on long-time President Robert Mugabe to step aside as a political crisis mounts. In an interview with Reuters, acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto appeared to dismiss the idea of Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for 37 ...

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US doctors treat IE’s customers in Lagos

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A team of medical personnel from the US Virgin Islands has visited Nigeria for a two-day programme in which customers of Ikeja Electric enjoyed free medical treatments. In the medical outreach, which targeted diabetes, malaria, and typhoid among other illnesses, about 250 customers in Oshodi and Akowonjo business areas enjoyed consultation, tests and free medications. The leader of the medical ...

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Former White House chief of staff questioned in Russia probe

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Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus submitted to questioning Friday by investigators looking into Russian meddling in the US presidential campaign and possible collusion by associates of President Donald Trump, US media reported. Politico and the Washington Post quoted Priebus’s lawyer William Burck as saying the interview with members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team was voluntary. “He ...

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North Korea hackers steal US war documents

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U.S. and South Korean wartime operational plans, including a plan to wipe out the North Korean leadership, were stolen by North Korean hackers last year, a South Korean ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday. Some 235 gigabytes of military documents were taken from South Korea’s Defense Integrated Data Center in September last year, Democratic Party representative Rhee Cheol-hee said in ...

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US: Trump legal team spokesman Mark Corallo resigns.

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US: The spokesman for U.S. President resigned. It was reported that Mr. Mark Corallo, a spokesman for marc Kasowitz, who is defending Mr Trump in an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s election. Mr Corallo disagreed with the strategy of Mr Trump’s lawyers to halt the team that’s heading the investigation. Mr Corallo is close to justice department ...

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