£2.6m Israeli ‘Drone Dome’ system has been used to defeat the Gatwick Unknown Drone: technology was originally developed to fight ISIS in Syria

The Army used a cutting-edge Israeli anti-drone system to defeat the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that brought misery to hundreds of thousands of people at Gatwick airport.  The British Army bought six 'Drone Dome' systems for £15.8 million in 2018 and the technology is used in Syria to destroy ISIS UAVs. Police had been seen on Thursday with an[...]

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Facebook is creating a ‘stablecoin’ backed by the US dollar

Like many other companies, Facebook is exploring ways to leverage the power of blockchain technology,' a Facebook spokesman told Bloomberg.  Facebook could be developing its own cryptocurrency that users can send via WhatsApp. The tech giant is in the process of creating a 'stablecoin' that will allow users to transfer money on the Facebook-owned mobile messaging[...]

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Elder statesman, Edwin Clark’s son dies at 43

Elder statesman and prominent Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, is currently bereaved as he lost his 43 year old son, Chike, on Monday December 17th. According to a statement released by his family, Chike died in a private hospital in Edo state where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment. He was the sixth son[...]

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Court remands Deji Adeyanju in prison until February 2019

A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Kano today ordered that political activist, Deji Adeyanju, be remanded in prison until February 2019. The police had dragged Deji before the court for the reopening of a murder case which he was discharged and acquitted for by the Kano State High Court following a lengthy trial that lasted between 2005 and[...]

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Oshiomhole: Imo governorship not family affair

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has condemned nepotism in the government of Imo State. Oshiomhole, who spoke at the just concluded rally to launch the APC campaign in the state, said the party’s governorship candidate, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, would return Imo to the people and bring an end to[...]

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Nine die in protest over bread price hike

The death toll from protests over price hikes in Sudan has risen to nine, an opposition party spokesman said on Friday, amid a state of emergency in two regions. Eastern al-Gadarif state and northern Atbara state are both under emergency rule since protests over rising bread and fuel prices broke out on Wednesday. “Six people[...]

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EFCC intercepts N1bn at Enugu airport, arrests two

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Enugu has intercepted $2.8m (N1.02bn) from two people suspected to be money launderers at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. The suspects, namely Ighoh Augustine and Ezekwe Emmanuel, allegedly working for a firm, Bankers Warehouse, were nabbed based on intelligence report. The EFCC said upon their arrests, they were[...]

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Six killed in plane crash in DR Congo election flight

Six people were killed when a plane chartered by DR Congo’s election commission crashed near Kinshasa airport, sources said Friday. The Antonov 26 crashed Thursday as it was about to land after delivering election material to Tshikapa in the centre of the country, a spokesman at the Independent National Election Commission (CENI) told AFP. The consignment[...]

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Mo Abudu joins Emmy Awards’ board of directors

Media mogul, Mo Abudu, has been elected as a director of the International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences. The Academy is responsible for staging the world famous International Emmy Awards which recognizes excellence in the television industry globally. It is an organisation of global broadcasters, with members from over 60 countries, with over 500[...]

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World Cup final drew global audience of 1.12 billion, says FIFA

A combined global audience of 1.12 billion watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia in July, FIFA, the governing body of world football, said on Friday. In total, FIFA said, a “combined 3.572 billion viewers – more than half of the global population aged four and over – tuned in to world football’s[...]

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Dismissed officer sues board, NIS for illegal detention, seeks N500m

An Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Luka Mutum, who was dismissed from service by the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board, has dragged the board and the Nigeria Immigration Service before the National Industrial Court, Abuja Division. The plaintiff, who served for 27 years before he was sacked, asked the court to nullify his[...]

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Ghosn re-arrested over fresh allegations

Japanese prosecutors re-arrested former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn over fresh allegations on Friday, apparently dashing his hopes of being home for Christmas in the latest twist to a rollercoaster saga. The case of the once-revered 64-year-old tycoon has gripped Japan and the business world since he was arrested as he stepped off his private jet[...]

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Reps probe Nigeria’s ‘alarmingly high’ N22trn debt profile

The House of Representatives has resolved to probe Nigeria's alarming debt profile. The lawmakers made the resolution while adopting a motion introduced by Yusuf Tajudeen from Kogi state, during plenary on Thursday. As of June 2018, figures from the Debt Management Office (DMO) show that Nigeria’s external debt profile stands at N22 trillion. In the[...]

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Travis Scott reveals he’s getting married to Kylie Jenner soon

Travis Scott has revealed he is planning a 'fire' proposal to the mother of his child, Kylie Jenner, who he says is the one for him. The rapper revealed this in an interview with Rolling Stone, where he opened up about his relationship with the Makeup mogul and their daughter Stormi Webster. He said: 'It got to a[...]

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Minimum wage: NLC issues December 31 deadline to FG

The organised labour has given the Federal Government up to December 31 to send the tripartite committee report on N30,000 minimum wage to the National Assembly following a decision that was taken in Lagos on Thursday at a joint meeting of three labour centres—the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour[...]

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The driver who was shot during the attack that led to Alex Badeh’s death is alive and recuperating – Nigerian Navy

The Nigerian Navy has issued an official statement to address some issues surruonding the death of former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh. According to the Navy, the driver who was wounded in the attack is alive and recuperating as investigation into the incident is substantially progressing. The statement reads, 'the Nigerian Air Force[...]

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Two Togolese nabbed while attempting to obtain Nigerian passports

Two citizens of the Republic of Togo have been arrested in Osogbo by men of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Osun State Command, while attempting to obtain Nigerian passports. The Togolese, Ametchonwoun Alexandre Adodo and Awoudya Yao Francis, were arrested on the premises of the Osun State Command of the NIS when they appeared for photographic[...]

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KPMG to fine staff £100 for late filing of vital paper work

Bosses will dock the bonuses of those who fail to hand in time sheets detailing how long they spent working for clients – with furious staff claim they are being treated like children. Delays in submitting time sheets can affect KPMG earnings – but any fines levied will remain in the bonus pool and go[...]

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JAMB begins sale of UTME form Jan 10, bans cybercafés

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has said that it will commence sale of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination form to candidates on January 10, 2019. This was made known during a meeting between JAMB and Computer Based Test centres at the University of Lagos, on Thursday, where the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede,[...]

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Reps ask IGP to arrest Buhari’s aide – Obono- Obla over ‘fake’ WAEC result

The House of Representatives has recommended the arrest of Okoi Obono Obla, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari. The house asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, to arrest and prosecute the presidential aide for allegedly being in possession of a fake West African Examination Council (WAEC) result. The house also recommended the withdrawal of[...]

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