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OPEC gives Nigerian top appointment
The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Friday, announced the appointment of Olusegun Adekunle as the Alternate Chairman of the Economic Commission Board. OPEC made the announcement in a statement released in Abuja on Friday by Idang Alibi, Director Press Ministry of Petroleum Resources. Mr. Alibi said, “In a.....
New Ebola death confirmed; 300,000 doses of vaccine ‘ready’
The GAVI global vaccine alliance said on Friday some 300,000 emergency doses of an Ebola vaccine developed by Merck could be available in case of a large-scale outbreak of the disease, after the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed a fatal case in Congo. The vaccine, known as “rVSV-ZEBOV”, was shown.....
Made-in-China plane completes maiden flight
The first large made-in-China passenger plane took off on its maiden test flight Friday, marking a key milestone on the country’s ambitious journey to compete with the world’s leading aircraft makers. The narrow-body C919 jet — white with green and blue stripes — soared over Pudong international airport in the.....
FBI declares Nigerian wanted for alleged $5 million email scam
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, has declared a Nigerian, Kelechi Declan James, wanted. The FBI made this known on its Twitter handle and its website on Friday. According to the FBI, the accused has federal criminal charges against him from an investigation by FBI New York’s Cyber Crime.....
South Africa deports 97 Nigerians for committing various offences
The South African Government has deported 97 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country.    The deportees landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Monday night in a chartered aircraft with the registration number GBB710 from Johannesburg.    They were made up of 95 males and two.....
South Africans ‘attack’ Nigerian businesses, says Union
The Nigerian Community in South Africa has confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday. Ikechukwu Anyene, president, Nigeria Union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the attacks began at 4.00 a.m. He said the union had reported.....
Lunar eclipse expected tomorrow, solar episode on February 26, 2017
  •Month’s skies promise more stunning astronomical events Nigerian would tomorrow, Friday February 10, join the rest of the world to witness series of spectacular displays including a lunar eclipse and comet 45P, also known as the New Year comet. This month features meteor showers, eclipses of the sun and.....
California announces proposal to exit U.S.
California has announced a proposal, called “Calexit” that would establish it as a separate nation from the U.S., officials have said.  The proposal for California to secede from the U.S. was submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday, according to a report. The proposed “Calexit” initiative was a.....
Gambia’s Army chief pledges loyalty to President Barrow
Gambia’s army chief, Ousman Badjie, said he recognized new President Adama Barrow as the new commander-in-chief and would not fight a regional force poised to depose Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to step down. “We are going to welcome them with flowers and make them a cup of tea,” Badjie.....
Crises looms in Gambia as President Jammeh makes u-turn,rejects Presidential Poll result
Posted by Admin The President of Gambia,Yahya Jammeh has rejected the outcome of the President poll barely one week after conceding defeat in the hands of opposition leader,Adama Barrow. President Jammeh who had ruled the country for 22 years had in televised address to the country states that he rejected.....
Buhari hails Okoro’s World Bank appointment, Ogwumike too
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ms Sandie Okoro, for her recent appointment as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank Group. The President also extended the same felicitations to Ms Nnemkadi Ogwunike on her record breaking achievements in the U.S. Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) League. The two congratulatory.....
Guterres, former Portuguese PM, appointed UN secretary-general
The United Nations has appointed Antonio Guterres,former prime minister of Portugal, as the next secretary-general of the comity of nations. Guterres will succeed Ban Ki-Moon as the world’s leading diplomat. on January 1, 2017. The 67-year-old believes his biggest challenge as the new UN chief will be to put an.....

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