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    World Asian shares falter as U.S. readies China tariffs, euro at 2-weel low on ECB – Reuters

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares wobbled on Friday as investors braced for U.S. tariffs against China, while the euro flirted with two-week lows after a cautious European Central Bank indicated it would not raise interest rates for some time. People walk past an electronic board showing Japan’s...
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    Metro Police arrest 5 more suspects of Offa robbery –

    Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have arrested five more suspects in connection with the deadly robberies of five banks in Offa town, Kwara state on April 5, 2018. The five persons were arrested within the week with the help of...
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    Politics Mbazulike Amaechi accuses Igbo leaders of betraying IPOB, other pro-Biafra agitators – Vanguard News

    First Republic Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, has accused Igbo leaders of betraying the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and other Biafra agitators. Speaking with Vanguard in his Amichi home, in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra state, Chief Amaechi said that...
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    World Ugandan Wins Africa Prize For Bloodless Malaria Test – Leadership Newspaper

    A Ugandan inventor has won a major prize for a device which tests for malaria without drawing blood. Brian Gitta, 24, won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for a device that detects tell-tale signs of malaria by shining a red beam of light on the patient’s … Read more via...
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    World Trump’s Charity Sued For ‘Illegal Conduct’ – Leadership Newspaper

    New York’s attorney general announced yesterday that she was suing the Trump Foundation, as well as Donald Trump and his children, alleging “extensive and persistent” lawbreaking. Barbara Underwood said the charitable foundation had engaged in “unlawful political coordination” designed to...
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    Metro US, Korean Consortium to Invest $10bn in 4,185MW Ebonyi Power Project – Thisdaylive

    A consortium of investors from the US and South Korea has offered to invest the sum of $10 billion in the Ebonyi Independent Power Project (EIPP) by the end of September. The investors made commitment to invest in the Nigerian energy sector Thursday when the … Read more via Thisdaylive –...
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    Metro Civil servant jailed for defrauding deaf and dumb – Punch Newspapers

    A magistrate’s court sitting in the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Thursday sentenced a 47-year-old woman, Funmi Salako, to two.... Read more via Punch Newspapers – Get More Nigeria Metro News
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    Metro Lagos residents jubilate as Police kill gang leader – Vanguard News

    Residents of Cele, Adio, Alasia communities in Ijaniki area of Lagos State are reportedly jubilating over the killing of a gang leader, Dadi a.k.a Arrow Head, by police operatives. The post Lagos residents jubilate as Police kill gang leader appeared first on Vanguard News. Read more via...
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    Politics Minister: Nigeria’s agricultural export earnings hit N5 billion – TODAY.NG

    The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, says Nigeria’s agricultural export earnings have increased by 180 per cent, reaching over N5 billion in the last one year. Mr Ogbeh said this in Abuja on Thursday when the ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...
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    Politics Ortom Will Lose Re-election If He Contests Under APC – Sahara Reporters

    Former chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in Benue state, John Akperashi has advised the state governor, Samuel Ortom to seek an alternative platform to actualize his second term aspiration. The house of representative aspirant said that the governor would... Read more...
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    Politics Apostle Suleiman’s Dad Calls Him ‘Enemy Of The Nation’ For Persistently Criticising Buhari - Sahara

    Hon. Imuodu Sule, the father of Apostle Johnson Suleiman of the Omega Fire Ministries has warned his son to desist from criticizing the All Progressive Congress and President Buhari. Apostle Suleiman is known for often criticising the government during his sermons, but this does not sit well...
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    Politics Ebonyi governor, Umahi, suspends commissioner – Premium Times Nigeria

    Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has suspended his Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Francis Orji. The State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Emmanuel Onwe, announced the development at Government House, Abakaliki, after a meeting of the State Executive Council on Thursday...
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    World Zimbabwe’s President, Others Cleared For Presidential Election – Channels Television

    At least 15 presidential candidates were cleared on Thursday to run in Zimbabwe’s elections due on July 30, the electoral commission announced. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) published a provisional list of .............. Read more via Channels Television –
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    Metro Lagos Begins Work On N2bn Ile-Epo Market Reconstruction – Leadership Newspaper

    Massive work has commenced on the re- development of the popular Ile-Epo Market located in Abule Egba area of Lagos State which is expected to gulp a whooping N2 billion. The market was demolished recently to pave way for a modern market befitting the Lagos mega city status. … Read more...
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    Metro Oyetola Congratulates Muslims On Eid-el-Fitri Celebration – P.M.EXPRESS

    A Governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Isiak Oyetola (GIO) has congratulated Muslims in Nigeria and every part of the world on the completion of Ramadan fast and celebration of eid el fitri. Oyetola in a message to mark end of …...
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    Metro How Gunmen Shot Dead APC Member, Ayegoro In Ekiti – P.M.EXPRESS

    Olawuyi Willy Ayegoro, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, on Wednesday night was shot dead by yet-to-be apprehended gunmen. Ayegoro, a registered member of the APC in Ado Ekiti local government and staunch supporter of Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the party’s candidate for...
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    Metro Three Nigerians, two Ghanaians remanded in prison for alleged oil theft – Premium Times Nigeria

    A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday remanded three Nigerians and two Ghanaians in prison over an alleged theft of 250 metric tonnes of petroleum products. The accused are Shadrack Eneogwu, Ojo Christopher, Atolagbe Hakeem, and Daniel Oluwatobi, and their Ghanaian colleagues...
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    Metro NSCIA announces sighting of Shawwal moon, Sultan to announce Friday Eid-el-Fitri – Premium Times

    The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced that the new moon for the Islamic month of Shawwal has been sighted. The NSCIA in a tweet on its official Twitter handle said the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, is set to make an official … Read more via Premium Times Nigeria...
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    Politics Why I Want To Return To Senate ―Smart Adeyemi – P.M.EXPRESS

    The immediate past senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Smart Adeyemi on Thursday, said the zeal to work with President Muhammadu Buhari, because of his integrity was a major factor he planned to return to the Senate. He also said although he had not finally decided on the next...
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    Politics CNPP Seek End To Attacks On Saraki – Leadership Newspaper

    The Congress of Nigeria’s Political Parties (CNPP) has called for an immediate end to what it described as orchestrated campaigns of calumny against the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. The Kwara State chapter of the CNPP made the call in a statement jointly signed by its chairman, …...