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    BBNaija Sponsor, Payporte Allegedly Owing Workers’ Salaries – Staff Exposes Company

    A group of former staff of the company that operates an Instagram account with the name ‘Ex-Payporte Staff’, has posted lots of pictures, including those of the MD/CEO of the company, Eyo Bassey, in jets to paint pictures of how he basks … For details & to apply, visit
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    Dangote Cement Razed By Fire – Stella Dimoko

    Yesterday Dangote cement was on fire the whole day and eye witness report says the factory is half burnt down with plenty casualties… The injured workers were rushed to hospitals in Lokoja… Read more via Stella Dimoko – Get more: Nigeria Business News
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    Khalifa Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu To Be Buried Friday 11th – Stella Dimoko

    Renowned Kano businessman, philanthropist, leader of Islam’s Tijjaniyya movement in Nigeria and patriarch of the famed Isyaku Rabiu Family, Khalifa Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu passed on Tuesday in a London Hospital. He was aged 93 years before his death.. He will be buried according to Islamic rites...
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    IGP dares Senate, says ‘I’ve no apology for non-appearance – The Sun News

    Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, said he has no apology for not appearing before the Senate for three consecutive times over police’s alleged manhandling of Sen. Dino Melaye. IGP Idris has also described the resolution of the Senate during its plenary, … Read more via The...
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    10 feared dead as Cross River, Akwa Ibom communities clash – Daily Post Nigeria

    At least 10 persons have been reportedly killed in renewed communal clash between the people of Ikot Offiong in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State and Oku Iboku in Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom State. The renewed clash started on Sunday over a … Read more via...
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    Barcelona 5-1 Villarreal – BBC Sport – BBC Sport

    Ousmane Dembele doubled his Barcelona goal tally in one night, he had scored two in his first 20 matches Barcelona moved to within two games of an unbeaten La Liga season as they brushed Villarreal aside, with Ousmane Dembele scoring twice. Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring after … read...
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    Senate Declares IGP Enemy Of Democracy, Unfit To Hold Office • Channels Television –...

    The Senate has declared the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, as an ‘enemy of democracy’ and that he is unfit to hold a public office. Senate President Bukola Saraki announced this on Wednesday during plenary at the Upper Chamber of … Read more via Channels Television –...
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    China Launches World’s First Trackless And Virtual Line Trains – Nairaland

    In the same world where Nigeria is still battling with the rail system, China is leaving behind the rail system and they are test running virtual and track-less trains. What this means is that there will be … Read more via Nairaland – Get More Nigeria Metro News
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    JOHESU Strike: Doctors pledge to work 24 hours in Ondo – TODAY.NG

    The Nigerian Medical Association in Ondo State has called on the authorities to provide adequate security at the state’s health facilities to enable members of the association perform its duties to patients as the states join the national strike of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU). The...
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    104-year-old Australian breaks into joyful song as he awaits death – Capital News

    BASEL, Switzerland, May 10 – A 104-year-old Australian scientist burst into song Wednesday as he told a roomful of journalists that he was looking forward to finally being allowed to end his life. David Goodall does not have a terminal illness but says his quality of life has deteriorated...
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    Until my appointment, PMB did not know my state of origin — Ajayi, Lagos Trade fair boss – Vanguard

    The Lagos International Trade Fair was concessionaired for nine years before it was reclaimed by the Federal Government in 2017. Against this background, former LG chairman, Lucy Ajayi who was appointed the Executive Director, Lagos International Trade Fair Complex Management Board took over...
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    2019 presidency: Political parties form alliance for consensus candidate – Daily Post Nigeria

    Seventeen registered political parties in Nigeria have formed a new alliance with the aim of adopting one candidate for the 2019 presidential election. The alliance, branded ‘G21’, was announced by the National Chairman of New Generation Party (NGP), Dr Yakubu Shendam at a press briefing in...
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    Currency Swap: Analysts fear deal will stifle Nigerian economy – Topix Ng News

    Financial analysts have expressed concern that the currency swap deal recently signed by the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Peoples Bank of China will stifle the Nigerian economy. He said the deal would ensure that majority of the country’s foreign trade deals were channeled to the Chinese …...
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    Americans prisoners released by North Korea land in Washington – Reuters

    A plane carrying three U.S. prisoners released by North Korea landed near Washington D.C. on Thursday to be met by President Donald Trump, clearing a major obstacle to a planned summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. President Donald Trump waves as he … Read more via...
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    ExxonMobil to invest N13 billion in Akwa Ibom community projects – TODAY.NG

    ExxonMobil affiliate, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation/Mobil Producing Nigeria Joint Venture, today announced plans to invest up to N13 billion (US$43 million) in three community health, economic empowerment and education projects in Akwa...
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    Iranian forces ‘fire rockets’ at Golan – BBC News

    Israel’s military says Iranian forces have fired rockets at its positions in the occupied Golan Heights It said around 20 rockets were fired by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard early on Thursday and some were … Read more via BBC News – Get more World News
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    Malaysia gets world’s oldest elected leader – BBC News

    Mahathir Mohamad is set to become the world’s oldest elected leader, after a shock victory in Malaysia’s election. Mr Mahathir, a former prime minister, came out of retirement and switched to the opposition to challenge his former protege, Najib Razak who has been beset by … Read more via...
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    US trio thank Trump for North Korea release – BBC News

    Three Americans released by North Korea on Wednesday have thanked President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for securing their freedom. The men are flying to Andrews Air Force … Read more via BBC News – Get more World News
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    Victor Moses, Mikel Obi nominated for 2017/2018 Nigeria Pitch Awards – Daily Post Nigeria

    Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses, Chelsea’s winger were on Wednesday nominated for the Nigeria Pitch Awards for 2017/2018. Obi currently plies his trade as a midfielder for Chinese club Tianjin TEDA. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the awards in its …...
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    300,000 die of malaria in Nigeria yearly -Amosun – The Sun News

    Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has advised government at all levels to pay great attention to the prevalence of malaria in the country as recent research reveals 300,000 people die of the disease annually.
 According to him, if government fails to pay great attention to it, …...