US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

The Russian spacecraft transporting NASA astronaut Nick Hague to the International Space Station careened back to Earth this morning after a rocket booster failure -- the first time such an event has occurred since Russians began ferrying Americans to the orbiting laboratory in 2011. Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were forced to make a[...]

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Breaking :Reps want Sergeant-At-Arms to bear firearms, following NASS invation

The House of Representatives on Thursday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to grant a license for the use of firearms by the Sergeant-At-Arms for the protection of legislators and the National Assembly premises. This is just as the lawmakers resolved to amend the National Assembly Service Commission Act, 2014 to develop measures for the training of[...]

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Civic group faults nomination of judge to Nigeria Supreme Court

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to forward the name of Uwani Abba-Aji to the Senate for confirmation as a judge of the Supreme Court. The National Judicial Council (NJC) had on October 5 announced its recommendation of Mr Abba-Aji for the appointment, alongside new chief judges for[...]

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Osinbajo departs for UK, to speak at Oxford University Friday

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on the invitation of Oxford University, United Kingdom, would be delivering a special lecture highlighting ongoing investments, efforts and plans of the Nigerian government on human development on Friday at the globally recognized institution. At the event, Mr Osinbajo will also be inaugurating the International Advisory Board (IAB) of Oxford University’s[...]

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Nigeria among bottom seven in world Bank’s first ever Human Capital Index

Nigeria has been ranked 152 out of 157 countries in the first ever Human Capital Index released by the World Bank Group. Unveiling the report today thursday at the on-going annual meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Bali, Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President, said educational outcomes from Nigeria[...]

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Trump hosts Kanye West in oval office

President Trump on Thursday hosted Kanye West for a wild meeting in the Oval Office days after the rapper made a public display of support for the president. Trump said "Kanye has been a friend of mine for a long time" as West, who was wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat, sat across[...]

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Atiku’s Campaign Vehicles Unveiled

The campaign vehicles for the presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Thursday hit the internet and generated many comments from Nigerians. This however, shows the readiness and how prepared, Atiku is for the forthcoming 2019 presidential election.

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Couple admit raping, selling body parts, killing 20 women

A couple detained in Mexico while transporting human body parts in a baby carriage have admitted killing 20 women, twice the number originally suspected, Mexican media reported Monday The man also admitted raping some of the women and selling some of their body parts, said the newspaper El Universal, citing a prosecution report on his[...]

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“We don’t have a debt crisis” – DG DMO

The Director General of the Debt Management Office (DMO) Patience Oniha has refuted claim in some sections of the media suggesting that Nigeria has a debt crisis. Oniha made the clarification while Speaking with journalist on the side-line of the briefing on the regional economic outlook of the International Monetary fund (IMF) in Bali, Indonesia.[...]

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Revealed: how much the average expat earns in the UAE

Expats in the UAE earn nearly AED570,000 ($155,180) on average, the sixth highest in the world, according to the latest edition of HSBC's Expat Explorer study. The UAE was ranked the 10th best country overall to live and work in but scored higher (4th) for economics, with a fifth of expatriates saying their salaries have[...]

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First Dubai hotel offering movie-themed suites opens

Majid Al Futtaim has announced the opening of Aloft City Centre Deira in Dubai, the first hotel in the region to offer movie-themed suites. Operated by Marriott International, the hotel also features a VOX Cinemas' outdoor screen, a statement said. Aloft City Centre Deira marks the fourth hotel collaboration between retail giant Majid Al Futtaim[...]

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PDP replaces Abba Yusuf with Takai as Kwankwaso threatens to dump party

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday adopted Salihu Takai as Kano governorship candidate, following protests over congress that saw the emergence of Abba Yusuf, an in-law to former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso as candidate. The decision followed Mr Takai’s adoption by 38 local party executives and state party leaders in a mini congress in Abuja.[...]

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The 100-year-old man on death row seeking pardon

Death-row inmate Celestine Egbunuche has been dubbed Nigeria's "oldest prisoner" amid a campaign calling for his release. He is 100 years old and has spent 18 years in jail after being found guilty of organising a murder. Small and slightly hunched over, he looks wistfully into space as he sits on a tightly packed bench[...]

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