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  • Nobel peace prize awarded to Anti-Nuclear group

    The 2017 Nobel peace prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The Nobel committee said ICAN had been awarded the prize “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such…

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  • Nigerian Independence Day Parade holds Saturday in New York

    Nigerians all over the U.S. are gearing up for the 2017 edition of the annual Nigerian Independence Day Parade and Festival, which will hold on Saturday in New York. The event is being organised by Nigerians living in the U.S. to commemorate the 57th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence. The annual event, which started in 1991 and…

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  • U.S: Divide between two major political parties widening

    Disagreement among Republican and Democratic voters on a range of political issues has risen sharply in recent years, a political divide that intensified during the first year of President Trump’s administration, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. “The divisions between Republicans and Democrats on fundamental political values—on government, race, immigration, national security, environmental…

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  • Quake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes off eastern Japan

    An earthquake measuring 6.3 struck off the eastern coast of Japan on Friday, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake struck 300 km (180 miles) east of Iwaki, Honshu, at a depth of 77.8 km, USGS said. (Source: The Express Tribune)

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  • U.S: GOP congressman resigns amid sex affair controversy

    U.S. Republican Congressman Tim Murphy has announced his resignation after his affair with a young woman came to light, official statement said on Friday. “Upon further discussion with my family, I have made the decision to resign my position,’’ Murphy, an eight-term member of the House of Representatives, serving since 2003, said. The statement came…

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  • Kano Pillars confirm Musa as Technical Adviser for 2017/2018 season

    Former Nigerian league champions  Kano Pillars Football Club on Thursday confirmed their acting Technical Adviser, Ibrahim Musa, as their Technical Adviser for the forthcoming 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. A statement by the club’s Media Officer, Rilwanu Malikawa, disclosed that the club’s Chairman, Tukur Babangida, confirmed this after their management board’s meeting at…

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  • Nigerian foreign missions in bad shape, Reps seek more funding

    The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a motion urging the federal government to increase funding for foreign missions. This was sequel to a motion by Rep. Nnena Elendu-Ukeje (Abia-PDP), which was co-sponsored by 22 other lawmakers. Moving the motion, she expressed worry that poor funding of the missions was affecting their operations. The lawmaker…

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  • Nigeria earns N118tr from crude in 53 years

    The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says Nigeria has realised more than N118 trillion from crude production and crude refining from 1961. The NBS report, which has additional data from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), collated its statistics from 1961 till 2014. “The petroleum statistics on crude oil production and oil refining reflects that…

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