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Federal govt agrees $550 million satellite deal with China

Nigeria has agreed a $550-million deal to buy two Chinese communications satellites and hopes to sign the contract before the end of the month, the communication minister said on Wednesday.

Russian space experts regain control of AngoSat-1 satellite

Russia's space experts say they have managed to regain control of Angola's first satellite launched earlier this week.

Russia loses £33m satellite over programming error

Russia lost a 2.6bn-rouble (£33m) weather satellite due to a programming error, the country's deputy prime minister has confirmed.

Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite

Russia has lost contact with Angola’s first national telecoms satellite launched from the Baikonur space pad, its maker said Wednesday — a fresh embarrassment for Moscow’s once proud space industry.

Russia launches telecoms satellite for Angola

Russia on Tuesday launched a rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, from its Baikonur space pad, with rare use of a rocket from Ukraine despite collapsed ties between the two nations.

Donald Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars.

Cambridge website crashes after Hawking fans devour free thesis

A Cambridge website on Tuesday crashed because so many people wanted to read an online doctoral thesis by British astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking, the university said.

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Pope Francis arrives to address the Synod of Bishops, focusing on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, on October 3, 2018 at the Vatican. - AFP PHOTO - Andreas SOLARO

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Pope Francis plans to visit Bulgaria and Macedonia from May, the Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, said on Thursday.

EFCC files 59 charges against Doyin Okupe over alleged N120 million fraud

Following his inability to return N120m allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has filed 59 charges against a former Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe.

NECA tasks federal government on implementation of minimum wage by January 2019

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association says Federal Government must conclude all legal processes for the implementation of the 30,000 minimum wage before Dec. 31, to ensure its implementation by January 1, 2019.