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Clinton promises ‘clear-eyed’ vision, says Trump cannot be trusted

Clinton promises ‘clear-eyed’ vision, says Trump cannot be trusted

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U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Thursday the challenges facing Americans demand steady leadership and a collective spirit, contrasting her character with what ...

U.S. trains 100 Nigerian officials on implementation of cybercrime law

U.S. trains 100 Nigerian officials on implementation of cybercrime law

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The U.S. on Monday in Abuja commenced the training of 100 Nigerian public officials on the implementation of Nigeria’s cybercrime law. In the first week, U.S. government ...

254 Nigerians living in South Africa defraud federal government of N11 million

254 Nigerians living in South Africa defraud federal government of N11 million

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Nigeria’s Consul-General in South Africa, Uche Ajulu-Okeke, said on Sunday that the Federal Government lost $39,370 (about N10.9 million) to visa and passport fees at processing ...

Balloonist breaks round-the-world record

Balloonist breaks round-the-world record

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Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov broke the record for flying solo in a balloon around the world Saturday, flying over Perth 11 days after he left, it was reported. Konyukhov, ...

World Bank approves N1.55b for Fadama III Project in Bauchi

World Bank approves N1.55b for Fadama III Project in Bauchi

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The World Bank has approved the disbursement of N1.55 billion to Bauchi FADAMA III Project for execution of two agriculture programmes during the 2016 cropping season. Dr Ali ...

Ghana begins visa-on-arrival policy for AU member states

Ghana begins visa-on-arrival policy for AU member states

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The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) said that foreign nationals from the African Union (AU) member states can now travel to Ghana and be issued with visas on arrival. Francis ...

Saudi authorities make 19 arrests for Medina bombing, other attacks

Saudi authorities make 19 arrests for Medina bombing, other attacks

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Saudi Arabia has arrested 19 people, including seven locals and 12 Pakistanis, in connection with three suicide bombings that took place in July 4, including one near the prophet ...

Bill Gates, Zuckerberg lose $3.4 billion to Brexit

Bill Gates, Zuckerberg lose $3.4 billion to Brexit

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Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, and Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook have lost 3.4 billion dollars to the decision of the UK voters to leave the European Union. ...

Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s most disadvantaged children -UNICEF

Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s most disadvantaged children -UNICEF

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Based on current trends, 69 million children under five will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been ...

ECOWAS court laments non execution of judgment by member states

ECOWAS court laments non execution of judgment by member states

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The ECOWAS Court has expressed concern over non implementation of its judgment by the members’ states. The Vice President of the Court, Justice Micah Wright, told the News ...

Violation of IDPs rights: ECOWAS Court dismisses suit against FG

Violation of IDPs rights: ECOWAS Court dismisses suit against FG

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Justice Micah Wrights of ECOWAS Community Court on Wednesday in Abuja, dismissed the suit against the Federal Government over the violation of the rights of Internally Displaced ...

Insurgency: FG releases 1,470 tonnes of grains to Adamawa

Insurgency: FG releases 1,470 tonnes of grains to Adamawa

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The Federal Government on Wednesday presented 1,470 tonnes of grains to farmers across the 21 Local Government Areas of Adamawa to cushion the effect of the Boko Haram attacks in ...

Monkey causes countrywide power outage in Kenya

Monkey causes countrywide power outage in Kenya

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A monkey has caused a countrywide power outage in the Kenya, a spokesperson of national electricity provider KenGen said Wednesday. The monkey jumped onto the roof of the ...

Canadian government provides $26 million humanatarian assistance to Lake Chad Basin region

Canadian government provides $26 million humanatarian assistance to Lake Chad Basin region

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Canadian Authority says it is providing more than 26 million Canadian dollars humanitarian assistance to the Lake Chad Basin Region in 2016. The beneficiary countries in ...

Researchers get breakthrough in breast cancer prevention

Researchers get breakthrough in breast cancer prevention

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Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria (IMBA), on Wednesday, in Vienna, announced a potential breakthrough discovery that could aid in the prevention of ...

WHO issues stricter Zika guidelines to prevent sexual transmission

WHO issues stricter Zika guidelines to prevent sexual transmission

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said travellers should practice safe sex for no less than eight weeks after returning from areas with Zika infections, doubling the time ...

1,000 killed in health centers in 2014/15 -WHO

1,000 killed in health centers in 2014/15 -WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO), said on Thursday that more than 1,000 people were killed in attacks on health centres worldwide over the past two years, with over 40 per cent ...

Lanni Smith taught me optimism: A tribute by Ahmed Maiyaki

Lanni Smith taught me optimism: A tribute by Ahmed Maiyaki

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Lanni Smith was the first Director, Radio France Internationale Hausa service. We pioneered the project together in 2007. My experience with her was indeed eventful that last a ...

NSE market indicators record 0.99% growth

NSE market indicators record 0.99% growth

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The market indicators of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday appreciated further with the All-Share Index crossing 27,000 market in spite of the strike by a faction of ...

Oil price stumbles as dollar surges

Oil price stumbles as dollar surges

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Oil prices tumbled on Thursday as U.S. rate hike expectations lifted the dollar, but crude pared losses on worries about more supply outages from Nigeria's main crude oil ...