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  • Las Vegas shooting: NRA urges new rules for gun ‘bump-stocks’

    The National Rifle Association has called for “additional regulations” on bump-stocks, a rapid fire device used by the Las Vegas massacre gunman. The group said: “Devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.” Republicans have said they would consider banning the tool, despite years of resisting…

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  • Heavy security at Lagos airport as unions picket airlines

    By Louis Ibah Water tight security has been  around the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos,  following the threat by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and industry unions to picket some airlines over the casualisation of workers and the refusal to also allow them be part of labour in the industry. At the General Aviation Terminal…

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  • Teachers demand special retirement age

    The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has demanded that the retirement of teachers of primary and secondary schools in the country be raised from 60 to 65 years. Mr Michael Olukoya, the National President of NUT made the call at the 2017 World Teachers’ Day celebration in Abuja on Thursday. The theme of this year’s…

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  • World Cup Qualifier: What Eagles should do against Zambia-Pinnick

    The President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has urged the Super Eagles to be calm but clinical in Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Chipolopolo of Zambia. Pinnick, who gave the advise in a statement by NFF’s Spokesperson, Ademola Olajire on Thursday in Abuja, said the tendency was for teams to get…

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  • Air Peace warns aviation unions against disruption of flight operations

    By Louis Ibah Air Peace Airline has cautioned labour unions in the aviation sector against the reported plan to picket airlines in the country, warning that the consequences would be too inimical to the economy of individuals and the country should commercial flight operations be disrupted in the country. The airline issued the warning on…

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  • US and Niger soldiers ‘killed in ambush’

    Three United States soldiers have been killed and two others wounded in an ambush in Niger near the border with Mali, reports say. Several Nigerien soldiers are also said to have died in the attack. US Africa Command said the patrol had come under “hostile fire” and was working to confirm the details. The US…

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  • Nigerians united to defeat Boko Haram – FG

    The Federal Government says all Nigerians are united in their resolve to defeat the Boko Haram terrorist group. Amb. Hussein Abdullahi, former Under-Secretary, Regions and International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated this while delivering Nigeria’s statement on ‘Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism’ at the UN headquarters, New York. Abdullahi regretted that Nigeria was confronted…

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  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for 3D Views of Life’s Biological Machinery

    Three European-born scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developing a new way to assemble precise three-dimensional images of biological molecules like proteins, DNA and RNA. Their work has helped scientists decipher processes within cells that were previously invisible, and has led to better understanding of viruses like Zika. In the…

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  • 138 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

    By Louis Ibah No fewer than 138 Nigerian who were stranded in Libya have returned to the country.The returnees were brought into the country on Tuesday via an aircraft with registration number 5ADM which touched down at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) around 8:0. 5pm The Zonal Coordinator of the…

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  • Catalan referendum: Region’s independence ‘in matter of days’

    In his first interview since Sunday’s referendum, Carles Puigdemont said his government would “act at the end of this week or the beginning of next”. Meanwhile, Spain’s King Felipe VI said organisers of the vote put themselves “outside the law”. He said the situation in Spain was “extremely serious”, calling for unity. Hundreds of thousands…

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