Iraq Cuts Internet Again Amid Renewed Protests

  Iraqi authorities again cut internet access in Baghdad and the south overnight following renewed clashes around official buildings in the capital. Cyber security NGO NetBlocks said Tuesday that the blackout is “the most severe telecommunication restriction to have been imposed by Iraq’s government since protests began” on October 1. While civil disobedience has been … Continue reading Iraq Cuts Internet Again Amid Renewed Protests

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Five Things To Know About Saudi Arabia And Its Mammoth IPO

  Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is undergoing a major transformation under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who intends to end the kingdom’s addiction to oil revenues. As the country opens up on the economic front, there have also been some social reforms including more freedoms for women, but progress has been erratic and critics pushing for … Continue reading Five Things To Know About Saudi Arabia And Its Mammoth IPO

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Neymar Escapes With Warning After ‘Slapping’ Fan

Neymar will escape prosecution for an altercation with an opposition supporter after Paris Saint-Germain’s surprise defeat in the French Cup final in April, sources told AFP on Monday. Prosecutors have decided the Brazilian star will receive a written warning and no further action will be taken. A 29-year-old Rennes fan who had been filming Neymar … Continue reading Neymar Escapes With Warning After ‘Slapping’ Fan

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First Impeachment Transcripts Go Public As White House Hardens Position

  Witness transcripts in the impeachment probe into Donald Trump were made public for the first time on Monday, with the former US ambassador to Kiev telling investigators she felt threatened by the president in his call to Ukraine’s leader. Democrats are entering an open phase of a congressional probe into potential abuse of power … Continue reading First Impeachment Transcripts Go Public As White House Hardens Position

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Helicopter Carrying Bolivian President Makes Emergency Landing

  An helicopter carrying Bolivia’s President Evo Morales made an emergency landing Monday due to a mechanical problem, the military said, raising suspicions among his supporters after opponents vowed to oust him. No one was hurt, the air force said, but the incident fuelled tensions in the country where protesters have been rallying against the … Continue reading Helicopter Carrying Bolivian President Makes Emergency Landing

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MFM FC, Plateau United Lead NPFL (Matchday 1 Review)

  Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries (MFM) Football Club of Lagos and Plateau United produced the major talking points of the opening day of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. The team, formerly managed by Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu, travelled to Okigwe to deliver a strong message of intent on their aspiration this … Continue reading MFM FC, Plateau United Lead NPFL (Matchday 1 Review)

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Apple Offers $2.5bn To Address California’s Housing Crisis

  Apple said Monday it would commit $2.5 billion over the next two years to help address the shortage of affordable housing in California and reduce homelessness. The move by Apple follows similar initiatives from Silicon Valley peers Google and Facebook, which each have pledged $1 billion for housing programs. “Before the world knew the … Continue reading Apple Offers $2.5bn To Address California’s Housing Crisis

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BREAKING: British MPs Choose Lindsay Hoyle As New Speaker

  British MPs voted Monday for Labour lawmaker Lindsay Hoyle to be the next speaker of Britain’s parliament, replacing John Bercow, who has played a key and controversial role in the Brexit saga. Hoyle — a Labour MP for 22 years and Bercow’s deputy since 2010 — beat out six other contenders for the role, … Continue reading BREAKING: British MPs Choose Lindsay Hoyle As New Speaker

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IYC Rejects NDDC’s Interim Management, Threatens To Ground Activities

  The Ijaw Youth Council has threatened to ground activities at the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. According to the IYC, it will back the threat with action if the NNDC’s Interim Management Committee constituted by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Godswill Akpabio, is not disbanded immediately. … Continue reading IYC Rejects NDDC’s Interim Management, Threatens To Ground Activities

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NASS Will Demand Accountability In Power Sector – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said the 9th National Assembly will insist on accountability and transparency in the power sector, particularly in the application of funds proposed for it in the 2020 budget.

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