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Air Passengers to double to 7.8bn by 2036 – IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near doubling of the four billion air travelers expected to fly in 2017.

Germany’s Wolfgang Schaeuble assails protectionism at IMF summit

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble assailed the rise in protectionism and anti-free-trade sentiment Saturday in a statement that appeared aimed at the administration of US President Donald Trump.

World Bank warns Nigeria against relying on oil price rise

The World Bank has warned Nigeria against the danger of putting trust in the prices of crude oil going up again and making its economic growth projections based on same.

China’s Xi slams unwillingness to combat climate change

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday warned that the world economy faces growing risks and uncertainties from countries turning inward on trade and resisting combating climate change, delivering an implicit rebuke to his American counterpart, Donald Trump.

BRICS nations should stand up against protectionism – Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for the world to reject protectionism even as American and European pressure mounts on Beijing to lower market barriers, speaking at the start of a Chinese-led summit of five large emerging economies now overshadowed by North Korea's sixth nuclear test.

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Police confirm burning of ex-SGF Olu Falae’s farm

The Police in Ondo State have said efforts were underway to arrest those who attacked and razed the farm of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, on Sunday.

Delta polytechnic rector warns fresh students against cultism, other social vices

Professor Emmanuel Ogujor, the Rector, Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe Oghara-Ethiope, Delta State has warned the newly admitted students of the polytechnic to shun cultism and other social vices that may impede their progress at the institution.

Why I introduced election into Imo monarch system – Governor Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, said that he allowed monarchs in the state to elect their leader, instead of being appointed by him in order to deepen democracy in the state.

IPOB not a terrorist group – Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has rejected the ruling of the Abuja High Court, affirming the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist group, insisting that IPOB is not and has never been a terrorist group.

Kaduna govt to give incentives to rural teachers

Kaduna State Government on Sunday said it would introduce juicy incentives for teachers posted to public schools in rural areas of the state.

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2019: Governor Wike warns against voting for APC

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, said Nigeria under All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government has been dead since 2015 adding that supporting the ruling party to continue its rule come 2019 would be tantamount to digging the nation’s grave.

Police tortured, forced me to admit killing my pregnant wife – Man tells court

An FCT High Court in Maitama on Thursday ordered the trial- within-trial in a culpable homicide charge slammed on a 37-year-old, Mathew Ankyoor, who allegedly killed his wife.

PDP faults President Buhari, APC governors over failure to visit Benue

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors over silence on the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Benue victims.

FRSC set to reduce illegal motor parks in Zaria

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zaria Unit Command, is to collaborate with National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to check increasing number of illegal motor parks in Zaria.

World’s fifth largest diamond discovered in Lesotho

A diamond thought to be the fifth largest of gem quality ever found has been discovered in Lesotho, miner Gem Diamonds said Monday, and could be worth as much as $40 million.