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We will reopen our land borders soon – Osinbajo

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria’s land borders will soon be reopened.Federal had in August shut all land borders to check mate smuggling of food items and stem the spread of Covid-19 in the country.Disclosing this during a webinar organised by The Africa Report, Osinbajo said: “We are working with our neighbours[...]

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Malami donates N11m to Kebbi flood victims

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has announced a donation of N11 million to flood victims in Gwandu Emirate in Kebbi.Dr Umar Jibrilu-Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, made the disclosure in a statement made available to[...]

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No going back on strike, labour insists after meeting Reps

The House of Representatives on Sunday waded into the crisis between the Federal Government and the organised labour over the recent hikes in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) and electricity tariff.The workers, however, insisted on starting industrial action on Monday until their demands are met.The Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union[...]

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16 dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in Chinese coal mine

Sixteen workers died and one is in a critical condition after being trapped underground in a coal mine in southwest China on Sunday, reported state broadcaster CCTV.A conveyor belt caught fire in the early hours of the morning, state news agency Xinhua cited the government as saying, which produced dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.Medics are[...]

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13 Boko Haram terrorists, 23 family members surrender in Borno

The Defence Headquarters. says 13 Boko Haram terrorists alongside six women and 17 children from Kodila village, have surrendered to troops of 151 Task Force Battalion at Banki Junction in Bama Local Government Area of Borno.The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.Enenche said the terrorists[...]

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Gbajabiamila begs NLC to suspend strike

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Sunday, appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC to suspend its industrial action against electricity tariff hike and fuel price increase.The Speaker, made the plea on Sunday at the National Assembly, at an interventionist meeting with the leadership of the NLC, led by its President, Comrade Ayuba[...]

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US slams sanctions on China’s biggest chip manufacturer

The US has imposed restrictions on exports to China’s biggest chipmaker, SMIC, after concluding there is an “unacceptable risk” equipment supplied to it could be used for military purposes.Suppliers of certain equipment to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp will now have to apply for individual export licences, according to a letter from the US commerce department[...]

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Scores of terrorists killed in massive airstrikes on hideouts in Borno – DHQ

The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole under subsidiary ‘Operation Hail Storm 2’, has eliminated scores of terrorists in massive air strikes on their camps in Borno.The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.Enenche said the latest success was the massive destruction of Boko Haram[...]

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Buhari condemns attack on Gov. Zulum’s convoy

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the ambush on entourage of Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, which led to the death of security men and some operatives of Civilian-JTF.The President made the condemnation in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday.He described the attack, on[...]

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UFC 253 results: Israel Adesanya embarrasses Paulo Costa with TKO

Israel Adesanya shut up Paulo Costa on Saturday night in a dominant defence of his middleweight title, winning by TKO in the second round in the main event of UFC 253.Adesanya battered Costa’s front leg with kicks to quiet the Brazilian fighter’s trash-talking in the early going, and by the start of Round 2, Costa[...]

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Burial: COVID 19 protocol violators to pay N100m fine – Rivers govt

The Rivers state Government has placed N100m fine for violators of COVID-19 burials protocols in the state.According to the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Princewill Chike, on Saturday, the monetary sanction followed the state’s executive council decision.Chike added that Local Government Council Chairmen across the state had been directed to ensure that burial protocols were[...]

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Ukraine crash survivor dies as toll climbs to 26

One of the two survivors of a Ukrainian military plane crash died in hospital as the death toll climbed to 26 on Saturday after three more bodies were found.President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived at the scene of the tragedy near the eastern city of Kharkiv where an Antonov-26 transport plane carrying 20 young cadets and seven[...]

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Attack on Zulum shocking, sad — Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has condemned Friday’s attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, in which about persons reportedly 15 lost their lives and several others sustained injuries.While sympathizing with his Borno state counterpart over the incident, Governor Ortom described the attack as shocking and sad.The Governor in a statement,[...]

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Ekiti health workers begin 7-day warning strike Monday

Health workers in Ekiti State would on Monday begin a 7-day warning strike to press for the payment of their outstanding benefits by Governor Kayode Fayemi.The health workers under the auspices of the Ekiti State Joint Health Sector Union(JOHESU), said this in a letter dated September 25, 2022, and addressed to the Chief Medical Director[...]

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Oil falls on mounting COVID-19 cases, supply concerns

Oil edged lower on Friday, falling more than two per cent on the week as COVID-19 cases surged globally and oil supply is set to rise in coming weeks.Brent crude futures settled at $41.92 a barrel, down two cents while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures lost six cents to $40.25 a barrel.Brent dropped[...]

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Military plane crashes in Ukraine killing 22 cadets

A military transport plane, carrying air force cadets, crashed and burst into flames near a highway in north-eastern Ukraine on Friday evening, killing at least 22 people on board, officials said.The Antonov An-26 aircraft crashed while trying to land during a training exercise, the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Ruslan Khomchak, said in a[...]

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AfDB president, others task Nigerians in Diaspora on national development

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and some notable Nigerians have urged their compatriots in the Diaspora to key into government efforts for national development.Some of the notable Nigerians include Mr Innocent Chukwuma, CEO of Innoson Group, and Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Canada, Amb. Adeyinka Asekun.They called on Nigerians in Diaspora[...]

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Troops rescue 12 hostages from Boko Haram in Lake Chad

Troops of Sector 2 (Chad), Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF), have rescued 12 hostages from the Boko Haram terrorists enclave near Barkalam in Lake Chad.The Chief of Military Public Information, MNJTF, Col. Muhammad Dole, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Ndjamena, Chad and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.Dole[...]

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Ekiti APC faction suspends Fayemi

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has taken a new turn with the emergence of a faction of the party.The faction led by Senator Anthony Adeniyi on Wednesday announced the suspension of the governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, from the APC for alleged anti-party activities.The faction also described as illegal the Paul[...]

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Fire breaks out at Huawei office in southern China

A huge fire broke out in southern China on Friday at an unfinished Huawei research facility, sending massive plumes of smoke over the industrial city of Dongguan.The blaze started at a Huawei building on Alishan Road, where the company is developing a research base, according to the city government.It was extinguished after 140 firefighters were[...]

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