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Dangote, Momoh, Elumelu, Others Receive National Productivity Award

  Popular businessman, Aliko Dangote; the Chairman, Channels Media Group, John Momoh; Chairman of UBA and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu were some of the prominent Nigerians who received the 2019 National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) award on Thursday. A total of 26 individuals and seven organisations were honoured at the ceremony which was held in … Continue reading Dangote, Momoh, Elumelu, Others Receive National Productivity Award

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‘You Can’t Muzzle Nigerians,’ IBB Condemns Hate Speech Bill

    Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has lent his voice against the Hate Speech Bill, warning the sponsors of the bill not to try to muzzle Nigerians. He said the bill was inimical to the growth of the country and does not support the ideals of a democratic society. General Babangida spoke … Continue reading ‘You Can’t Muzzle Nigerians,’ IBB Condemns Hate Speech Bill

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Police Enter Ransacked Hong Kong Campus After Protest Siege

    Hong Kong police on Thursday entered a ransacked university campus where authorities faced off for days with barricaded pro-democracy protesters, gathering a huge haul of petrol bombs and other dangerous materials left over from the occupation. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University became the epicentre of the territory’s increasingly violent protest movement when clashes … Continue reading Police Enter Ransacked Hong Kong Campus After Protest Siege

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13 Killed As Iraqi Forces Crack Down On Anti-Government Protesters

    Iraqi security forces cracked down on anti-government protesters in the strife-torn south Thursday, leaving 13 people dead in a bloody escalation hours after the torching of an Iranian consulate. Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, as commander in chief of the armed forces, dispatched military chiefs to several restive provinces to “restore order” there, … Continue reading 13 Killed As Iraqi Forces Crack Down On Anti-Government Protesters

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Turkey, UN-Backed Libya Govt Sign Military Deal

    Turkey signed a military deal late Wednesday with Libya’s UN-recognised government following a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, his office said. Erdogan met with the head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Prime Minister Fayed al-Sarraj, to sign agreements on security and military cooperation, as well as maritime … Continue reading Turkey, UN-Backed Libya Govt Sign Military Deal

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Governor Fintiri Proposes N183.3bn 2020 Budget

    Adamawa State Governor, Umaru Fintiri, has presented a budget proposal of N183.3 billion for the 2020 fiscal year tagged ‘Budget of Rebirth’. The governor presented the proposal to members of the State House of Assembly on Wednesday at the legislative chamber of the House in Yola, the state capital. He was accompanied by … Continue reading Governor Fintiri Proposes N183.3bn 2020 Budget

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Cross River Govt Woos Investors To Develop Industrial Sector

    Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, says his administration remains committed to promoting new directions and focus for the development of the state. According to him, that is to ensure that Cross River has a warm embrace with countries that have crossed the developing stage, in order for the state to jump-start … Continue reading Cross River Govt Woos Investors To Develop Industrial Sector

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Plans Concluded To Begin Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Pipeline Project – NNPC

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has concluded plans for the commencement of work on the Abuja-Kaduna- Kano pipeline project, popularly known as AKK Project. A statement by NNPC’s acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Samson Makoji, noted that the project would be executed in collaboration with China … Continue reading Plans Concluded To Begin Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Pipeline Project – NNPC

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Death Toll Hits 40 In Albania Earthquake

    The death toll from the most powerful earthquake to strike Albania in decades rose to 40 on Thursday, after 10 more bodies were pulled from the rubble overnight, the defence ministry said. The 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled the Balkan state before dawn on Tuesday, levelling buildings and trapping bodies underneath the wreckage in … Continue reading Death Toll Hits 40 In Albania Earthquake

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Champion’s League: Lovren’s Equaliser Spares Liverpool’s Blushes Against Napoli

  Liverpool were made to wait to secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as Napoli secured a vital point with a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Wednesday. Dries Mertens threatened to inflict Liverpool’s first home defeat in the Champions or Premier League since April 2017 with a sweetly struck opener … Continue reading Champion’s League: Lovren’s Equaliser Spares Liverpool’s Blushes Against Napoli

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