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FG Says Border Closure Is Reason For Rising Food Inflation

  Nigeria’s recent border closure drill has been linked to the recent rise in headline inflation which is currently at 11.61 per cent as of October 2019. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, briefed State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, that recent figures from … Continue reading FG Says Border Closure Is Reason For Rising Food Inflation

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UN: Nigeria Has 218,000 Refugees In Cameroon, Chad, Niger Republic

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has said that there are about 218,000 Nigeria refugees in Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic.

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Black Boxes From Crashed Helicopters Found In Mali

The black boxes from two French military helicopters that collided in Mali killing 13 soldiers have been found, a French military spokesman said Wednesday.

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Zenit Deny Lyon Chance To Clinch Early Champions League Last 16 Spot

  Lyon missed out on a chance to seal a Champions League last 16 place with a match to spare after losing 2-0 at Zenit Saint Petersburg on Wednesday. A victory in Group G over the Russian Premier League leaders would have claimed a knockout spot for Rudi Garcia’s men but the three points for … Continue reading Zenit Deny Lyon Chance To Clinch Early Champions League Last 16 Spot

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Valencia Delay Chelsea’s Last 16 Spot After Thrilling Draw

  Daniel Wass’s late equaliser denied Chelsea a place in the last 16 of the Champions League as a profligate Valencia fought back for a 2-2 draw that maintains both sides’ chances of reaching the knockout stages. A wide-open game swung the visitors’ way after Carles Soler’s opener for Valencia as Mateo Kovacic and Christian … Continue reading Valencia Delay Chelsea’s Last 16 Spot After Thrilling Draw

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Iraqi Protesters Set Fire To Iran’s Najaf Consulate

Protesters set fire Wednesday night to Iran's consulate in the southern Iraqi Shiite holy city of Najaf, two months into the country's most serious social crisis in decades, AFP journalists said.

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FEC Approves N19.3bn For Roads Projects In Kano, Oyo, FCT

  The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N19.352bn for the construction of road projects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Oyo and Kano States. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the meeting in Abuja on Wednesday. He said: “The second memorandum we … Continue reading FEC Approves N19.3bn For Roads Projects In Kano, Oyo, FCT

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Buhari Condemns Violence In Cross River

  President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned on-going violence between neighbouring communities in the Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State. The cause of the violence is yet unknown but is believed to be a reprisal between the neighbouring communities of Nsadop and the Boje community. Although, efforts by security agencies are on to restore … Continue reading Buhari Condemns Violence In Cross River

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Badmus’ Murder: S.Africa Court Adjourns Trial Of Eight Accused Officers Till 2020

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, has adjourned the trial of eight police officers accused of the torture and murder of a Nigerian national, Ibrahim Olamilekan Badmus, to April 13, 2020.

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Senate Asks States To Dedicate Funds For Border Communities

The Senate has called on the 21 border states to dedicate 1.5 per cent of consolidated revenue fund and 30 per cent of ecological fund for the development of border communities in the country.

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