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Uber fined $8.9m for using criminals as drivers

Uber is in the news again and this time a Colorado, U.S. regulators issued an $8.9 million fine against its parent company for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company as drivers.

Hollywood takes break from scandal to honor Amy Adams

Scandal-hit Hollywood left its woes behind Friday to honor Amy Adams for a glittering career that has seen her go from waitress to five-time Oscar nominee.

Shooting at Colorado Walmart leaves three dead

At least three people have been killed after a shooting near a Walmart store in the US state of Colorado, police sources said.

Nigerian national Umar Abdulmutallab sues US govt over maltreatment, force-feeding in prison

A Nigerian man serving multiple life sentences in the United States for trying to bomb a plane has sued the U.S. Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Prisons and Attorney General Jeff Sessions for denying him free speech and religious rights.

Oyo will enhance Ado Awaye suspended lake – commissioner

Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Prince Toye Arulogun, has revealed that the state government has decided to enhance the tourist potential of Ado Awaye suspended lake.

Trump policies at stake in US Supreme Court session

The US Supreme Court on Monday opens its 2017-2018 session, facing thorny issues that include gay and labor rights, voter restrictions and limits on gathering private information.

Hackers targeted 21 US states during 2016 election

US officials have told election authorities in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election.

Nigeria’s Super Tucano jets include guided bombs, rockets

Paveway 11 guided bombs, laser-guided rockets and infrared sensors are being sold to Nigeria by the United States government, along with the 12 Super Tucano fighter jets, expected to aid the military in ending the eight year-old Boko Haram insurgency in the north east.

Top Nigerian businessmen receive US eight-member congressional delegation

A delegation led by Senator Christopher Coons (D-Delaware), a member of the appropriations, foreign relations, judiciary, small business and ethics committees, is in Nigeria to meet with business executives to discussed investment relations.

Weak transmission stalls 700MW power generation at Egbin

The feeble transmission infrastructure wheeling generated power to the national grid has stalled the generation of 700 megawatts of power in the 1,320 megawatt-capacity Egbin Power Station in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Dallas Peavey, has said.

Boko Haram: 8-member US congressional delegation visit Nigeria

An eight-member Congressional delegation from the U.S. will visit Nigeria from Monday to Thursday to assess the destruction caused by the Boko Haram terrorists as well as strengthen the U.S.-Nigeria relations.

Taylor Swift underlines Reputation with new album

Taylor Swift has announced her new album, Reputation, which will be released later this year.

Judge rejects DJ’s Taylor Swift claim

Pop star Taylor Swift has won a key victory in her court battle with ex-radio DJ David Mueller, whom she claims groped her at a 2013 concert.

Trump approves attack planes for Nigeria – officials

The Trump administration is greenlighting a nearly $600 million sale of high-tech attack planes to Nigeria, officials said Thursday.

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Uche Secondus formally takes over PDP leadership

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Governor Fayose’s wife urges corps members to be useful tools for Nigeria

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Super Eagles wingback Victor Moses says his Chelsea teammates have written off Nigeria’s chances of making it to the second round of the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Nigeria loses about N175bn annually to medical tourism – Onyebuchi Chukwu

The former Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said that Nigeria was losing about N175 billion annually to medical tourism.

Southern Thailand declared disaster area as flash floods kill 15

Most of southern Thailand has been declared a disaster area after flash floods in the region killed 15 people in the past two weeks, officials said on Thursday.

Miss Nigeria advises children on proper waste disposal habits

Miss Nigeria Chioma Obiadi has advised children to cultivate the habits of maintaining hygienic environment by properly disposing waste generated by them.