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Imo,Delta,Zamfara and Others come under US Sanction
The United States of America warns her citizens against travelling to 20 States in Nigeria due to security concerns. According to the travel advice on the Department of State’s website, the North-Eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, where the Boko Haram terrorists were more brutal, topped the list with.....
Pope falls in Poland, escapes injury
Pope Francis fell Thursday after stumbling down a step on an altar during a visit to Poland but quickly got back to his feet, seemingly without injury. Polish media broadcast images of the 79-year-old Argentine pontiff stumbling, then falling down out of view before being helped to his feet by.....
Imo born Businessman killed in South Africa
The Nigeria Union in South Africa has reported on the gruesome killing of an Ogwa Mbaitolu local Government Area born business man in South Africa The Secretary of the Union’s Chapter in Limpopo Province states that Ikejiaku Chinedu, 35, was killed by Guards of a private Security firm According to.....
59 passengers, 10 crew members missing as EgyptAir flight disappears from radar
EgyptAir flight MS804 travelling from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from the radar, the airline has tweeted. The plane, which took off from Paris’ Charles De Gaulle Airport shortly after 11 pm local time on Thursday, had 59 passengers and 10 crew members on board. According to EgyptAir, the plane.....
Econet rivals DSTV,to air EPL for free
Econet Media is giving DSTV a run for its money, as it has signed a deal with the English Premier League to show premier league matches for free. On Wednesday, the Premier League announced that Econet Media, owned by Strive Masiyiwa, a Zimbabwean tycoon, struck a deal valid for the.....
Belgium under multiple attacks, blasts hit airport, metro station in Brussels
Belgium has been placed on lock-down after a series of bomb blasts suspected to be terrorist attacks hit the Zaventem Airport and the metro Station in Brussels. Local media are reporting that two blasts minutes apart went off at the departure area and runway of the airport around 8 a.m.....
Nigerian-born Angie Nwandu makes 30 most influential people on Internet
TIME magazine has recognised 25-year-old Nigerian-born American blogger, Angie Nwandu, among the 30 most influential people on the Internet. Nwandu of the celebrity gossip site, “The Shade Room’’ (TSR) came 20th, ahead of Kim Kardashian, Drake, Tess Holiday, Peter Bouckart, among others. According to the international magazine, Nwandu, within two.....
Obama appoints 34-yr-old Nigerian, Adewale Adeyemo as deputy NSA
U S President Barack Obama has appointed a Nigerian, Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo who served in top roles at the Treasury Department to succeed Caroline Atkinson as his deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs. Adeyemo, 34, has served in Obama’s administration since 2009. He joined the White House’s National.....
Gambia now an ‘Islamic state’, says president
President Yahya Jammeh has declared the Gambia “an Islamic state”, but stressed that the rights of the Christian minority in the small west African country would be respected and that women would not be held to a dress code. The announcement came as the president addressed supporters in the coastal.....
AU To Generate 50% Of Africa’s GDP From Ocean Resources – Official
The African Union (AU) says it plans generate 50 per cent of the continent’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by harnessing its ocean resources in furtherance of its “Agenda 2063”. The AU Coordinator for Agenda 2063, Mr Simon Mabote, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).....
World Bank approves $16bn carbon credit for African countries
THE World Bank Group yesterday unveiled a new plan that calls for $16 billion in funding to help African coun­tries adapt to climate change and build up the continent’s resilience to climate shocks. The project titled, Accelerating Climate-Resilient and Low-Carbon Development, the Africa Climate Business Plan, will be presented at.....
World’s second-largest diamond ‘found in Botswana’
THE world’s second-largest gem quality diamond has been discovered in Botswana, the Lucara Diamond firm says. The 1,111-carat stone was recovered from its Karowe mine, about 500km (300 miles) north of the capital, Gaborone. It is the biggest diamond to be discovered in Botswana and the largest find in more.....

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