US, China ‘Very Close’ To Trade Deal – Trump

  President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States and China are making quick progress toward an agreement to end their trade war. “We are getting very close to making a deal,” he said ahead of a White House meeting with Chinese trade envoy Liu He. “Progress is being made at a very rapid … Continue reading US, China ‘Very Close’ To Trade Deal – Trump

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One Killed, Many Displaced As Fire Guts South Korean Border Town

    An enormous fire erupted Thursday in the South Korean border town of Goseong, leaving at least one dead, destroying dozens of homes and forcing more than 3,000 people to evacuate, the Yonhap news agency reported. Strong winds fanned the flames in the town, located in mountainous northeastern Gangwon province near the frontier with … Continue reading One Killed, Many Displaced As Fire Guts South Korean Border Town

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Ex-Intercontinental Bank Employee Testifies In Akingbola’s Trial

  A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday heard how loans running into billions of naira owed to defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc by some companies were written off while some enjoyed some waivers. The information came to light while a witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Jimoh Abdurahim, testified in … Continue reading Ex-Intercontinental Bank Employee Testifies In Akingbola’s Trial

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Brazilian Legend Pele ‘Improving’ In Paris Hospital

  Brazilian football legend Pele is “improving” after being hospitalised in Paris for a urinary infection, his spokesman said Thursday, although it was not clear when he would be released.  The 78-year-old three-time World Cup winner was admitted for treatment on Wednesday and his entourage had expressed hope he would be out within two days. … Continue reading Brazilian Legend Pele ‘Improving’ In Paris Hospital

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Court Orders Saraki, Murray-Bruce, Melaye To Honour Police Invitation

  A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and two other senators against the Inspector General of Police. Senator Saraki, alongside Senator Ben Murray-Bruce and Senator Dino Melaye, had accused the police of alleged harassment during a protest in October 2018. The lawmakers … Continue reading Court Orders Saraki, Murray-Bruce, Melaye To Honour Police Invitation

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Minister Resigns In Portugal Over Nepotism Scandal

  A junior Portuguese cabinet minister resigned on Thursday, becoming the first head to roll in a growing scandal over perceived nepotism within the Socialist ruling circle. Deputy environment minister Carlos Martins stepped down the day after the cousin he hired as the deputy head of his cabinet, Armindo dos Santos Alves, himself resigned. “I … Continue reading Minister Resigns In Portugal Over Nepotism Scandal

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Nwaoboshi Appeals Judgement Sacking Him As Delta North Senator-Elect

  Senator Peter Nwaoboshi has challenged the judgement which nullified his nomination as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Delta North senatorial district election. The lawmaker, who represents the senatorial district in the National Assembly, asked the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja to set aside the judgement of the Federal … Continue reading Nwaoboshi Appeals Judgement Sacking Him As Delta North Senator-Elect

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Kidnappings: ACF Asks FG To Reorganise Nigeria’s Security Apparatus

  The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called on the Federal Government to reorganise the nation’s security apparatus to tackle the spate of kidnappings in parts of the country. The group made the call in a statement by its spokesman, Muhammad Biu, on Thursday in Kaduna State. It asked the government to put in place … Continue reading Kidnappings: ACF Asks FG To Reorganise Nigeria’s Security Apparatus

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Ethiopian Plane Crash: Crew Followed Procedure But Unable To Control Aircraft, Says Minister

  The crew of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last month, killing 157 people, repeatedly followed procedures recommended by Boeing, but were unable to regain control of the jet, the investigators’ report showed Thursday. The initial probe appears to confirm concerns about the flight control system on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 model, with … Continue reading Ethiopian Plane Crash: Crew Followed Procedure But Unable To Control Aircraft, Says Minister

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PDP’s Sekibo And Jocelyn Win Rivers East, West Senatorial Seats

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winners of the Rivers East and Rivers West Senatorial district elections. Senator Thompson Sekibo and Mr Apiafi Jocelyn were returned elected by the electoral umpire, one month after the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections held. … Continue reading PDP’s Sekibo And Jocelyn Win Rivers East, West Senatorial Seats

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