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  • U.S officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that the United States will formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “That city is Israel’s capital,” Trump said in remarks at the White House. “It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” Trump also announced plans to build a new American embassy in Jerusalem. The…

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  • Buhari signs three bills into law

    From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, assented to three bills from the National Assembly. According to a statement released by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the bills are: Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy (Establishment) Bill, 2017. The college to be sited in Enugu, is to provide…

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  • Relief as Air Peace launches flights on Abuja-Uyo route

    BY LOUIS IBAH Air Peace has concluded plans to commence scheduled flight operations on the Abuja – Uyo route as from December 7, 2017 thus bringing a big relief to hundreds of passengers. Who had been yearning for the airline to ply that route. A statement signed by the carrier’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris…

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  • Time names #MeToo ‘Silence Breakers’ Person of the Year

    Time Magazine has named “The Silence Breakers” of the #MeToo anti-harassment movement as its Person of the Year. Ashley Judd, one of the first women who accused disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, sparking a movement against harassment; Taylor Swift; former Uber engineer Susan Fowler; lobbyist Adama Iwu; and strawberry picker Isabel Pascual (a pseudonym) — dubbed…

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  • Russian athletes appeal IOC’s Olympic bans

    Twenty-two Russian athletes banned for life by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for doping offences at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are appealing their ban. Their appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) comes a day after the IOC banned Russia from next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The decision has allowed only invited…

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  • Trump plans to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    President Trump on Wednesday plans to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested Holy City. Mr. Trump’s remarks will be the most closely scrutinized of his presidency…

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  • 2019: I never indicated interest in Presidency – Makarfi

    From: CHUKWUDI NWEJE National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, has denied media reports that he has confirmed his interest in seeking to fly the flag of Peples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019. Makarfi, who spoke through an aide, said the reports in some media that he has…

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  • Scripture Union tasks Christian leaders on unity, cooperation

    From: Oluseye Ojo,  Ibadan The Scripture Union (SU) Nigeria, on Wednesday, urged all Christian denominations in the country to shun things capable of dividing the body of Christ across denominated lines, but embrace what can unite them for national development. The appeal was made at the fifth breakfast meeting on bible engagement entitled: ‘Ecumenism in…

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  • Strike: OAU sends students home, postpones 43rd Convocation

    From: Gabriel Dike The Senate of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State has approved that the students of the institution proceed on an end-of-year break with immediate effect due to the on-going industrial action embarked upon by non-teaching staff of the institution. The OAU Senate, at its emergency meeting, on Tuesday, December 5, took…

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  • Edo Assembly dissolves EDSOGPADEC board

    From: Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin-City The Edo State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, dissolved the Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Area Development Commission (EDSOGPADEC) board over an alleged gross misconduct. The dissolution was sequel to the request letter signed by Governor Godwin Obaseki and sent to the Assembly requesting the House to dissolve the EDSOGPADEC…

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