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British Airways cancels all flights over IT breakdown

Computer problems have forced British Airways to cancel all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick. The airline operates morning flights to Lagos and evening flights to Abuja every day from Heathrow, London. The airline said “a major IT system failure is causing ...

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Nigeria protests violation of its Washington embassy by US secret service

The Nigerian embassy in Washington has protested to the US government over the violation of its premises by the secret service agents following a fracas between two local workers. Hakeem Balogun, the acting ambassador/charge d’affaires, told NAN that a “protest ...

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Manchester Bombing: UK furious over US leaks, stops intel sharing with US

British police have stopped sharing information on the suicide bombing in Manchester with the United States, the BBC reported on Thursday, because of fears that leaks to the U.S. media could hinder a hunt for a possible bomb-maker still at ...

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South Africa hit by worst drought in 113years

South Africa’s Western Cape Province is experiencing its worst drought in over 100 years, with government urging residents to reduce water usage, local news reported on Tuesday. Western Cape Premier Helen Zille declared a “drought disaster’’, after dam levels across ...

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19 confirmed dead as explosion rocks Manchester Arena

Several explosions have rocked  Manchester Arena, in northern England, at the end of American Ariana Grande gig Monday night. Greater Manchester Police said 19  people were  killed and about 50 injured. Video footage showed people fleeing in tears from the venue after ...

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North Korea fires second missile in one week

North Korea fired off its second missile test in a week on Sunday, sending a medium-range ballistic missile into the waters off its east coast, according to statements from the U.S., South Korean and Japanese governments. South Korea, which called ...

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Two Chinese war planes intercept U.S. aircraft

Two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 jets have conducted an “unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. aircraft, the U.S. military said. The U.S. WC-135 plane was on a mission to detect radiation in international airspace over the East China Sea. One of the ...

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Nigeria appointed Acting President to preside over 81st Plenary Meeting of UN General Assembly

Nigeria was on Thursday appointed as the Acting President to preside over the 81st Plenary Meeting of UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters. The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the ...

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Acting FBI chief McCabe says Trump lied on James Comey

Andrew McCabe, acting FBI head,  contradicted President Donald  Trump’s appraisal of turmoil at the agency  under James Comey, the man the president sacked on Tuesday. McCabe said there was nothing like that and went on to praise Comey’s professional integrity. “I can tell you ...

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2 Nigerians shot dead in South Africa

The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Wednesday that two Nigerians  were  shot dead in Western Cape Province of that country. Mr Mike Ibitoye, the Chairman of the Union`s chapter in the province, told newsmen on telephone from Cape ...

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