Things to Know about the ISIS Leader

From Netanyahu’s “Jewish government” to Baghdadi’s European supporters. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi re-appeared in a video at the end of April to show that he is still alive and that he is tracking current events and urging ISIS on after its defeat in Syria. The following are five important details from the video. 1.[...]

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UAE bannes Non-Tax Paying Cigarette Companies

Imports of cigarettes into the UAE that do not bear digital tax stamps will be prohibited from Wednesday, according to the Federal Tax Authority (FTA). The authority added in a statement that it will be illegal to sell any unmarked cigarette packs in local markets from August 1. The step is part of the timeline[...]

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Buhari’s Official Photographer Gushes About the President and his Principles

The official photographer of President Mohammadu Buhari, Mr. Bayo Omoboriowo, on Tuesday gave an insight into what the President appreciates, saying Buhari is someone who demands diligence, hard work and consistency. Omoboriowo gave the insight in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria at the Business of Photography Conference 2019, held at the Landmark[...]

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Abuja Night Club incident Responsible for a Mass Sexual Harrassment Debacle

ENUGU- NO less than 63 Women’s Organizations, Activists, Scholars, Civil Society and Human Rights Organisations in Nigeria have threatened to take legal action against violation of rights of over 100 women who were allegedly assaulted, humiliated and sexually harassed at an Abuja night club, last week. Agents of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Joint[...]

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Breaking: FG Secures Release Of Zainab Aliyu

The Federal Government has secured the release of Zainab Aliyu who was arrested in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the government has been able to establish the innocence of Zainab and the second Nigerian involved in[...]

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AfDB Approves US$70M Loan for Road Devt in Ebonyi

The African Development Bank Group has approved a US$70 million loan for a road project in Ebonyi State, a statement by the bank’s officials has said.   The Bank will provide US$40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), will contribute US$30 million. The Islamic Development Bank is also providing Nigeria a[...]

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Fashola Seeks Elongation of Works Minister’s Tenure

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has called for the elongation of appointment of the Minister of Works and critical directors in the ministry, saying a four-year term is too short to design roads, undertake procurement and building the roads.   Fashola made the call yesterday in Abuja while unveiling a[...]

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Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton has died, 12 days after suffering stroke

Celebrities have flocked to social media to pay emotional tributes to 'prolific' Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton, who died on Monday afternoon after his family switched of his life support machine. According to an earlier report by TMZ, Singleton had been in a medically-induced coma and was no longer responding to treatment as of Monday morning.[...]

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Google shares take a dive due to Reduced Paid Advertisements

Alphabet’s first-quarter revenue missed analysts’ estimates, sparking concern that advertisers are shifting some spending to digital rivals. Shares of Google’s parent company fell more than 7 percent following the results. Sales came in at $29.5 billion, excluding payments to distribution partners, Alphabet said in a statement on Monday. Wall Street was looking for $30.04 billion,[...]

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Tom Koulopoulos tells us a Billionaire’s Idea of Winning Vs Dreaming

Few figures have captured our attention the way Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has. In just under 23 years, Amazon’s revenue has soared from $500,000 to $178,000,000,000, from nine employees to over 560,000, and its stock has increased 1,000 fold since its IPO. You can’t argue with that sort of success. But trying to[...]

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China devalues currency again in a ‘snub’ to Trump- ING

China has started letting the yuan weaken slightly in a pointed “snub” to U.S. President Donald Trump, Dutch bank ING said in a report. Different U.S. administrations have long claimed China derives unfair export price advantages by keeping the yuan artificially weak, a charge Beijing denies. Still, the United States has refrained from officially labeling China a “currency manipulator.” Though[...]

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Trump sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to block House subpoenas for his financial information

U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One, in a bid to block the two from responding to congressional subpoenas, according a Monday court filing. The U.S. House issued a subpoena to Deutsche Bank earlier this month and the German lender had said in January that it had received inquiries from[...]

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Censor Board Reprimand Dealers of unlicensed films!

Board (NFVCB) says it will soon raid markets of unclassified and unlicensed films across the country. Mr Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of the board stated this at a capacity workshop for members of staff of NFVCB in the South-South Zone on Monday in Benin. The workshop is titled: “Film and Video Works in the New[...]

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How the Avengers got in shape for Endgame: Scarlett Johansson fasted for 15 hours a day and ‘trained like an Olympian’ while Chris Hemsworth ate 3,500 calories daily to play Thor (photo)

The star studded cast of Avengers: Endgame are known for their incredible physiques a superhuman skill on screen. And the actors work just as hard off-screen as on to maintain their strength and fitness. Scarlett Johansson, 34, who plays Black Widow in the films fasted for up to 15 hours a day to prepare Endgame,[...]

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Traders have taken measures to avoid Poisonous Ponmo in the Market

LAGOS— FOLLOWING warnings by the Lagos State Ministry of Health over the circulation of poisonous cow skin popularly known as ponmo, traders in Lagos yesterday admitted the existence of such products, saying they have shunned the sale. A visit by Vanguard to some markets in Lagos revealed that the traders are aware of the difference[...]

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Pope has asked hairdressers to reduce level of gossip

Pope Francis on Monday welcomed hairdressers, hairstylists and beauticians to the Vatican but warned them not to indulge in gossip while feathering locks or painting fingernails.   "Practise your profession in a Christian style, treating customers with kindness and courtesy, and always offering them a good word and encouragement," he said.   Snip split ends[...]

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The end of an era in Japan; Emperor Akihito to abdicate throne today

Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate, as Japan embraces the end of his reign with an emotion mixed with reminiscence and hopes for a new era. Akihito, 85, in a palace ritual Tuesday, will announce his retirement before other members of the royal family and top government officials. He was to perform private palace rituals[...]

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