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France To Develop Anti-Satellite Weapons

  France plans to develop anti-satellite weapons but will only deploy them in self-defence, its defence minister said on Thursday, as she laid out the country’s new military strategy for space. READ ALSO: Britain’s Johnson Rejects ‘Unacceptable’ Brexit Deal “If our satellites are threatened, we intend to blind those of our adversaries,” Florence Parly said. … Continue reading France To Develop Anti-Satellite Weapons

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Why Minister-Nominees Are Asked To ‘Bow And Go,’ Senator Bamidele Explains

 The Senator representing Ekiti Central, Opeyemi Bamidele, on Thursday explained the reason why some of the Minister-nominees being screened by the Senate are asked to ‘Bow and Go’. According to him, the reason is that the Assembly already has knowledgeable information concerning the legislators. He added that no Minster-nominee has been confirmed yet as … Continue reading Why Minister-Nominees Are Asked To ‘Bow And Go,’ Senator Bamidele Explains

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Britain’s Johnson Rejects ‘Unacceptable’ Brexit Deal

  Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday called the current Brexit deal negotiated with the EU “unacceptable” and set preparations for leaving the bloc without an agreement as a “top priority” for the government. In a pugnacious debut in parliament, the former London mayor urged EU leaders to rethink their opposition to renegotiating … Continue reading Britain’s Johnson Rejects ‘Unacceptable’ Brexit Deal

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New PM Johnson Brings Brexit Gang Back Together

  From his top cabinet ministers down to his communications staff, Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has surrounded himself with colleagues who helped him win the 2016 Brexit vote. His decision to get the “Vote Leave” campaign team back together emphasises how determined he is to take Britain out of the European Union on … Continue reading New PM Johnson Brings Brexit Gang Back Together

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ACF Demands Release Of Aid Workers Kidnapped By Jihadists

  Charity group Action Against Hunger on Thursday demanded the release of six aid workers kidnapped in northeast Nigeria and held by jihadists aligned to the Islamic State group. The Paris-based charity said a staff member, two drivers and three health workers for one of its projects were in a hostage video released by the … Continue reading ACF Demands Release Of Aid Workers Kidnapped By Jihadists

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Buhari To Attend Liberia’s 172nd Independence Celebration

  President Muhammadu Buhari  will on Friday leave Abuja for Monrovia, Liberia to attend the 172nd Independence Anniversary Celebrations of the country. President Buhari who will be the Special Guest of Honour at the event will also receive “The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of Venerable Order of the Pioneers,” Republic of Liberia’s highest national honour. … Continue reading Buhari To Attend Liberia’s 172nd Independence Celebration

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Grannies For Future: 100-Year-Old German Enters Politics

  German great-grandmother Lisel Heise’s ambition to enter politics crystalised a few years before her 100th birthday when organisers of a public hearing cut off her microphone. Heise, who retired from teaching school 40 years ago, was arguing for the reopening of an outdoor pool. “When I started out, some people really didn’t want to … Continue reading Grannies For Future: 100-Year-Old German Enters Politics

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Nissan Quarterly Net Profit Plunges, 12,500 Job Cuts Planned

  Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan said Thursday it would cut 12,500 jobs and announced a plunge in quarterly net profit as it struggles with weak sales and the arrest of its former chief. The embattled firm has been buffeted by poor performance in the United States and Europe as well as the scandal of financial … Continue reading Nissan Quarterly Net Profit Plunges, 12,500 Job Cuts Planned

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Flying Frenchman Fails In Channel Crossing Bid

  A daredevil French inventor Thursday crashed into the sea on an attempt to fly across the Channel standing on a jet-powered “flyboard”, wrecking for now his dream of becoming a new aviation pioneer. Franky Zapata, 40, a former jet-skiing champion, had to be fished out of the Channel by rescuers after falling into the … Continue reading Flying Frenchman Fails In Channel Crossing Bid

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Senate Continues Screening Of Ministerial Nominees

 The screening of ministerial nominees by the Nigeria Senate has entered into Day two.    Tayo Alasoadura Senate President Ahmed Lawan commenced the screening by calling the first nominee to be screened today to the podium. He is Senator Tayo Alasoadura from Ondo State. Senator Ope Bamidele, however, raised a point of order stressing … Continue reading Senate Continues Screening Of Ministerial Nominees

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