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Hurricane Matthew: Florida to evacuate 1.5million persons

After seeing the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Matthew — the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade, 1.5 million people have been asked to evacuate Florida.“This storm will kill you,” Rick Scott, governor of Florida, said at a news conference, urging ...

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AGAIN: FG dismisses charges against N’Assembly clerk, deputy

The Nigerian Government on Friday dismissed all allegations of forgery against a former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa, and his deputy Benedict Efeturi. Maikasuwa and Efeturi were charged alongside Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, ...

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FG to set up six ICT Hubs

The Federal Government of Nigeria has unveiled plans to set up six new ICT Hubs* in the country to boost empowerment and growth in the sector.The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, made the disclosure when Global Y Combinators and ...

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3,100 Europe bound migrants drown in the Mediterranean

An estimated 3,100 people have perished in the Mediterranean Sea this year alone. In the latest migrant surge, about 4,655 migrants were saved on Tuesday and 28 bodies recovered in more than 30 rescue missions off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coast ...

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Bad loans in banks rise above CBN’s limit

Bad loans in Nigeria’s banking system soared to more than double the limit set by the regulator as the industry struggles with an economic downturn. The ratio of non-performing loans to total credit rose to 11.7 percent at the end ...

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Nigeria concludes plan to concession Lagos, Abuja stadia

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Tuesday in Abuja, said arrangements had been concluded to engage the private sector in the management of Abuja and Lagos national stadia. The minister, who made this known while fielding questions ...

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Jibrin’s suspension is unconstitutional – Gbajabiamila

The majority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has described the suspension of Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin by the House for a period of 180 legislative days as unconstitutional and a breach of the rights of his constituency ...

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Buhari orders sale of presidential jets

The Federal Government has listed two jets in the Presidential fleet for immediate sale. The jets: Falcon 7x and Hawker 4000, were advertised on page 35 of Tuesday’s Thisday Newspapers, with the adverts showing the performance and specifications of the ...

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Deadly Hurricane Matthew to hit Haiti

Hurricane Matthew, a Category Four storm, is projected to hit the western tip of Haiti. According to BBC reports, this hurricane is one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent years bringing winds, rains and storm surges.Haiti has suffered ...

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US: New York bans Trump’s fundraising

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s charitable foundation has been ordered by New York’s attorney general to stop fundraising in the state. Prosecutors issued a “notice of violation” after determining the foundation had no proper registration. The notice directs the Trump ...

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