NHS pays out a record £37 MILLION to a six-year-old boy who suffered a catastrophic brain injury after catching herpes at the hospital where he was born

Unnamed youngster was infected at Watford General Hospital after his birth Barrister argued the infection 'was not detected and acted upon' soon enough Treatment was delayed by two days, resulting 'catastrophic damage' Boys suffers from vision, communication, cognitive and movement problems  A six-year-old boy who suffered a catastrophic brain injury after contracting herpes has won[...]

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IMF Cuts Forecast for Global Growth as Trade War Takes Toll

The International Monetary Fund said the world economy is plateauing as the lender cut its growth forecast for the first time in more than two years, blaming escalating trade tensions and stresses in emerging markets. On the eve of its annual meetings in Bali, Indonesia, the fund on Tuesday projected a global expansion of 3.7 percent this[...]

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84,000 lose jobs as 16 cocoa companies go under

• 5% of cocoa’s $140b comes to Africa despite 70% of global output • Nigeria loses $100b over inability to export major produce Over 84,000 Nigerians have lost their jobs in the cocoa value chain industry while about 16 companies have folded up in the last 10 years. The National President of the Cocoa Association[...]

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Oxfam says Africans at risk of climate-induced hunger, poverty

Unless African governments take swift action against global warming, millions of people in the continent are in danger of being pushed into poverty and hunger. Oxfam International, an amalgamation of 20 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working with partners in over 90 countries to end the injustices that cause poverty, raised the alarm yesterday. This followed a[...]

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Ronaldo, Messi, Salah and Modric tipped for Ballon d’or

FIFA best player of the year Luka Modric remains on track for a second major award after he was named yesterday among 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or alongside the likes of ex-Real Madrid teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Modric, a World Cup runner-up with Croatia, beat Juventus’ Ronaldo and[...]

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Court admits exhibit in alleged N6.8b fraud trial of ex-MD of NAMA, others

A federal High Court sitting in Lagos yesterday admitted as exhibit, the account-opening package in an ongoing trial of the Managing Director, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Mr. Ibrahim Abdusalami and six others alleged of N6.8bn fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). At the resumed hearing of the matter before Justice Babs[...]

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Eight South African police officers accused of murdering Nigerian granted bail

The eight South African police officers arrested in connection with brutal murder of a Nigerian in 2017 have been released on bail by that country’s Magistrate Court. Adetola Olubajo, President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa (NUSA), confirmed the latest development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria on Monday.[...]

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Facebook is hit by a new viral hoax message that falsely tells users their account has been ‘cloned’ by cyber criminals and to forward on the message to ALL of their friends

Facebook users are getting hit with hoax warning messages from their friends The message instructs the user to pass it onto Facebook friends to alert them Facebook says there is no virus attached to it and the message should be deleted Facebook officials have warned of a new viral hoax message that is fooling users into[...]

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2019: Presidency not for sale, APC attacks Atiku

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has attacked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, saying the presidency is not for sale and alleging the politician paid delegates at last weekend’s convention. The party said this in a statement by its publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, on Monday. “The All Progressives Congress (APC)[...]

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Google shuts down social network after data issue

A Google staffer argued that publicising an undisclosed leak of user data would put the tech group in political cross-hairs, a revelation that threatens its year-long attempt to distance itself from the scrutiny plaguing Facebook. Google insisted the warning of a political backlash had played no part in the decision to withhold details about the[...]

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Why Saudi crown prince’s 2021 Aramco IPO deadline may be difficult

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has not only revived the Aramco IPO, but imposed a schedule that would test any management team One of the biggest-ever mergers in the oil industry. The largest corporate bond sale on record. The most lucrative initial public offering in "human history." The timetable: two and a half years. After[...]

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Defection: Court Summons Saraki, Dogara, Akpabio, 52 Others

Days after Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, a former Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio and 52 others dumped their party to achieve their aspirations in other political parties, a Federal High Court in Abuja has given them a 30-day ultimatum within which to explain why they would not lose their[...]

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Saraki may emerge PDP Kwara Central senatorial candidate

The Kwara State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Kola Shittu, on Sunday, said it was possible for the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to emerge the Kwara Central senatorial candidate of the party. Saraki had contested the PDP presidential ticket and came third with 317 votes in the primary that held in Port[...]

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