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World’s Happiest Countries: Nigeria ranks 91, Finland tops rating

Finland is the world’s happiest country, according to an annual survey issued on Wednesday that put Burundi at the bottom of the happiness index and Nigerians at 91st position.

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz calls for new strategy to spur Africa’s growth

A Nobel Laureate, Joseph Stiglitz,on Monday advised African countries to adopt coordinated strategy encompassing agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and service sectors to attain same success delivered by the old manufacturing export-led strategy.

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Richard Henderson win Nobel Chemistry Prize

Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for cryo-electron microscopy, a simpler and better method for imaging tiny, frozen molecules.

Dabiri-Erewa urges Africa, Diaspora to connect to uplift continent

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has called on Africa to connect with its diaspora in order to move the continent forward.

Why Irma wasn’t as catastrophic in Florida as feared

Hurricane Irma was supposed to be a monster storm, immense and record-breaking in size as it charged toward Florida packing a punch that could a state that is home to some 20 million people.

US poet John Ashbery passes on at 90

Pulitzer-prize winning poet John Ashbery, a post-modern American trailblazer, has died at age 90 in Hudson, New York, his family told US media Sunday.

Is Nigeria the next Haiti?

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Poverty pummels the Island country just as ferocious hurricanes visit it from time to time with the fury and anger of a violated person.


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Governor Wike: I’ll sign convicted kidnappers’ death warrant

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PDP, APC bicker over anti-open grazing bill

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Hadiza Usman: Government can’t employ everyone

The managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, says it is impossible for the government to employ everyone.

Mohamed Salah: Premier League is perfect for me

Mohamed Salah stayed humble after scoring four goals and adding an assist in Liverpool's 5-0 rout over Watford on Tuesday, crediting his teammates for giving him opportunities to score.

Musa Bility to step down as Liberia FA president

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Court remands hairstylist in Kirikiri prison for allegedly assaulting policeman

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 23-year-old hair stylist, Comfort Ishukwu, who allegedly assaulted a policeman, in Kirikiri Prisons, pending when her bail conditions would be met.

Speaker Dogara mourns Senator Wakili, says I lost a brother, confidant

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Pep Guardiola plays down hopes of clinching title in derby

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Police arrest bride on wedding day for drink-driving

A bride-to-be in Arizona has so much to worry about after her wedding day turned out to be a sad day following her arrest en-route to the solemnization venue, for allegedly Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

Suspected robbers snatch N16m from NNPC filling station staff

Some suspected armed robbers on Monday in Kano attacked staff of NNPC Mega filling station in Hotoro area and made away with N16 million.