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Nokia 3310 officially relaunched, with battery that lasts one month

Nokia on Sunday night re-launched the Nokia 3310 nearly 17 years after its debut. The revamped version will be sold under licence by the Finnish start-up HMD Global, which also unveiled several Nokia-branded Android smartphones. One expert said it was ...

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UN goes offensive, uses air operation to disperse CAR militia

The UN has dispersed heavily armed militiamen in the remote Central African Republic town of Bambari few days after the militia attacked and wounded its peacekeepers. A UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) carried out ...

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The full list of Oscars 2017 winners

The winners of the 89th Academy Awards have been revealed. “La La Land” was the top nominee, notching a record-tying 14 nominations. “Moonlight” and “Arrival” followed with eight nods each. Already, Mahershala Ali won for his role in ‘Moonlight.’ His ...

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Abducted Germans regain freedom

German archaeologists who were abducted ‎in Jenjela village, Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state, Peter Breunij and Johannes Buringer, have regained freedom after four days in captivity. According to sources, their abductors released them in Kateri village, along the ...

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14 donors pledge $672m to tackle Boko Haram crisis

The Oslo Conference on Boko Haram humanitarian crisis realised $672 million in pledges from 14 donors, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said. The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Mr ...

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Trump bans New York Times, CNN, LAT from White House briefing

Several major U.S. media outlets including New York Times, CNN and Los Angeles Times were barred from attending Friday White House briefing, indicating an escalation in the relationship between the media and the young Trump administration. Since he was sworn ...

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NANS gives MTN, DSTV other South African companies 48hours to leave Nigeria

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given 48 hours ultimatum to all South African companies in Nigeria to relocate over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. The students gave the ultimatum at a peaceful demonstration at ...

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Astronomers discover 7 Earth-like planets that hold potential for life

Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, bolstering the prospect of discovering extraterrestrial life, research published on Wednesday showed. The star, ...

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Osinbajo wants Nigeria, U.S. to deepen existing relationship

The time has come for both Nigeria and the United States to deepen the long-standing relationship between the countries based on mutual trust, according to Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. Osinbajo, a law professor, spoke earlier on Wednesday at ...

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German professor and his aide kidnapped, two others killed by gunmen in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers yesterday killed two persons at Jenjela, Kagarko Local Government of Kaduna State. A German archaeologist, Prof. Peter Breunij and his aide, Johannes Buringer, were also kidnapped. Prof Breunij is the leader of a four-man team ...

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