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Unilever takes hit from hurricanes, strong euro

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch food and consumer products giant, said Thursday that sales were down in the third quarter, hit by the strong euro and economic fallout from the hurricanes in the United States.

Spain military plane crashes after national day parade

A Spanish military plane crashed on Thursday after taking part in a display in Madrid for Spain’s national day, the defence ministry said.

Leonardo Da Vinci painting of Jesus to be sold for $100m

The last Leonardo Da Vinci painting dating from around 1500, “Salvator Mundi” — which depicts Jesus Christ as the world’s saviour, will go under the hammer next month in New York.

Nigerians in US celebrate 57th independence anniversary

Nigerians cutting across tribes resident in the U.S. on Monday converged on the nation’s Embassy in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 57th independence anniversary of the country.

Catalonia, one of Spain’s economic heavyweights

Catalonia, whose leaders are pushing for secession from Spain, is one of the powerhouses of the Spanish economy, buoyed by industry, research and tourism but burdened with a heavy debt.

Venezuela clamps down on opposition politicians

Venezuela’s opposition was on Thursday weighing its response to the government’s latest crackdown on its politicians, which critics warn will risk making the troubled country a dictatorship.

Clashes as new body meets in Venezuela

Venezuela’s controversial new assembly has opened despite fierce opposition at home and abroad.

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Nigeria’s out-of-school children now 10.7 million – Anthony Anwukah

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US court jails Nigerian national Sodipo Williams for identity fraud

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Rivers local council gives SARS 30 days quit notice

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Rivers State has been given 30 days to vacate the premises it currently occupies at the Obio/Akpor International Market in Rukpoku Community, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

Fed govt releases mobilisation fees for 2nd Niger Bridge – Yemi Osinbajo

The Federal Government has paid N2 billion mobilization fees to contractors for the commencement of work on the second Niger bridge in Onitsha.

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Governor Dickson seeks support for flooded Communities

Governor Seriake Dickson has called on administrators of the Ecological Fund to support Bayelsa state to deal with the problems of perennial flooding and erosion.

Nigerian Ports Authority deliberately frustrated attempts to address TSA issues – Atiku’s Intels

Oil and gas logistics giant, Intels Nigeria Limited, a company co-owned by ex-vice president Atiku Abubakar, says the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) deliberately frustrated attempts to address the issues concerning implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) in the execution of its pilotage agency agreement.

Number of out-of-school children in Sokoto drops by half – UNICEF

Muhammad Muhuiddin, a UNICEF officer, says the number of out-of-school children in Sokoto has dropped to 37 percent.

NEMA donates relief materials to flood victims in Kebbi

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has provided relief assistance to the recent Kebbi state flood victims.

Aare Ona Kakanfo cap fits Gani Adams – Governor Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said the title of the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, being conferred on the Leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, by the Alaafin of Oyo, Kabiyesi Iku Baba Yeye Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, was putting a round peg in a round hole.