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Minimum Wage: Buhari Receives Report From Implementation Committee

  The President has received the report of the Technical Advisory Committee on Implementation of the National Minimum Wage. President Muhammadu Buhari received the report on Monday when he met with members of the committee at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The chairman of the committee and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer … Continue reading Minimum Wage: Buhari Receives Report From Implementation Committee

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Death Toll In China Chemical Blast Rises To 78

  The death toll from a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 78 on Monday, with hundreds still receiving medical treatment four days after one of the country’s worst industrial accidents. Thursday’s explosion in Yancheng city, eastern Jiangsu province razed an industrial park and blew out the windows of surrounding homes. More than 500 … Continue reading Death Toll In China Chemical Blast Rises To 78

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Frankfurt Flights Reduced By Air Traffic Control IT Glitch

Scores of flights to and from Germany's biggest airport Frankfurt were scrapped Monday because of a software problem affecting the national air traffic control service.

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Miami Open: Djokovic Beats Delbonis, Halep Battles Into Fourth Round

  Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record seventh Miami Open title, but the world number one admitted to a loss of focus in a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 victory over spirited Federico Delbonis which booked his place in the last 16. Djokovic is hoping to eclipse Andre Agassi’s six ATP crowns in South Florida … Continue reading Miami Open: Djokovic Beats Delbonis, Halep Battles Into Fourth Round

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10 Children, Three Others Killed In Afgan Air Strike, Says UN

  At least 13 civilians were killed, mostly children, in an air strike by “international forces” in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz late last week, the United Nations said Monday. The strike happened between late Friday and early Saturday in support of ground operations conducted by pro-government forces fighting against Taliban militants in the … Continue reading 10 Children, Three Others Killed In Afgan Air Strike, Says UN

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Falana Writes Buhari, Says Allocating Oil Blocks To Individuals Illegal

  A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, has urged the President to stop allocating the nation’s oil blocks to a few individuals in the country. He made the appeal in a letter dated March 20, 2019, and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, a copy of which was obtained … Continue reading Falana Writes Buhari, Says Allocating Oil Blocks To Individuals Illegal

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France Probes Injury Of 73-Year-Old Yellow Vest Protester

  French officials faced fresh questions Sunday about the handling of the “yellow vest” protests after an elderly activist was seriously injured during a police charge in the southern city of Nice. Prosecutors there have opened an inquiry to try to establish what happened Saturday when 73-year-old Genevieve Legay suffered head injuries. When paramedics evacuated veteran … Continue reading France Probes Injury Of 73-Year-Old Yellow Vest Protester

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British PM May To Meet Ministers Amid Reported Moves To Oust Her

  British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday chair a potentially volatile meeting of her cabinet amid reports of an attempted coup by colleagues over her handling of Brexit. May will meet the very ministers said to be plotting to oust her at the start of another crucial week in Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, which could … Continue reading British PM May To Meet Ministers Amid Reported Moves To Oust Her

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New Zealand PM Orders Investigation Into Mosque Attacks

  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday ordered an independent judicial inquiry into whether police and intelligence services could have prevented the Christchurch mosque attacks on March 15. Ardern said a royal commission — the most powerful judicial probe available under New Zealand law — was needed to find out how a single gunman was able to kill … Continue reading New Zealand PM Orders Investigation Into Mosque Attacks

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Special Counsel Mueller Clears Trump Of Conspiring With Russia

  US President Donald Trump declared Sunday that he had been completely exonerated after his campaign was cleared of colluding with Russia in the 2016 election, in a major boost for his re-election hopes. The long-awaited final report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Moscow’s election meddling concluded that no member or associate of … Continue reading Special Counsel Mueller Clears Trump Of Conspiring With Russia

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