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UN: Nigerians should make themselves happy

The UN Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos on Wednesday enjoined Nigerians to imbibe the culture of always making themselves and others around them happy, no matter the situation.
[FILE] Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi look on during the exchange of agreements and joint press statements ceremony during the Indo-Russia Annual Summit at Taj Exotica hotel in Goa on October 15, 2016. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed lucative defence and energy pacts following talks aimed at reinvigorating ties between the former Cold-War allies. PRAKASH SINGH / AFP

India signs $3 billion submarine deal with Russia

India has signed a $3 billion deal to lease a third Russian nuclear-powered submarine for 10 years, giving Delhi a boost in the Indian Ocean against arch-rivals Pakistan and China, media reports said.
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Rat meat topples chicken, pork in India

Freshly-caught rat is at the top of the holiday menu for crowds flocking to a market in northeastern India that specialises in rodents from local fields.

World Bank approves $240 million for Bangladesh marine fisheries project

The Bangladeshi government on Thursday signed a 240 million dollars financing agreement with the World Bank to help improve management and production in marine and coastal fisheries and aquaculture.

Nigeria ranks lowest in reducing inequality index

For the second year running, Nigeria at 157th position has maintained “the unenviable distinction of being at the bottom” of the Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2018, this was released by Oxfam International, a global body focused on poverty alleviation.
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Bhutan’s ruling party defeated in first round of polls

Bhutan's prime minister conceded defeat Sunday, after the ruling party was knocked out in the first round of the small Himalayan nation's third-ever election.

Four countries to exit list of least developed countries

A UN expert committee has announced that four countries could soon “graduate” from the ranks of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations.

Narendra Modi’s BJP leads in India’s northeast regional elections

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party on Saturday recorded a spectacular victory in Tripura state and a strong showing elsewhere in the country's northeast region ahead of the national election in 2019.

The Economist highlights key global themes to watch for this year

The World in 2018, the annual publication from The Economist, predicts that this year will be a nerve-jangling year as people across the world attempt to escape the tensions of politics and the frenzies of technology.

India, China hold crucial talks on border dispute

India and China held a new round of talks on their disputed borders on Friday, the first after a face-off between their armed forces at a Himalayan plateau this summer.

China’s Xi urges ‘healthy’ India ties after border spat – report

Chinese President Xi Jinping sought Tuesday to move past a tense border dispute with India, telling Prime Minister Narendra Modi the two nuclear-armed neighbours should pursue "healthy, stable" relations, according to China's state media.

India, China to pull back troops from border confrontation

India and China have agreed to pull back their troops from a face-off in the high Himalayas where China, India and Bhutan meet, signaling a thaw in their months-long standoff, India's government said Monday.

Flooding concerns return to northeastern India

Once again, parts of northeastern India, along with Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, are facing more flooding as monsoon rain threatens to cause the rivers in the region to overflow.

China warns India against ‘military buildup’ on border

China says India has been building up troops along its side of the border and demands an "immediate withdrawal" amid an increasingly tense stand-off in a remote frontier region high in the Himalayas.

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Ghost workers: Bauchi verification committee moves to local councils

The committee saddled with the responsibility of fishing out ghost workers from the Bauchi State civil service has commenced visits to the 20 local government areas of the state.
Over 300,000 job seekers have applied for the 5,000 vacancies advertised by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Drug abuse: NDLEA to conduct 24hrs surveillance in Abuja

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it is embarking on 24 hours surveillance in the FCT to rid the city of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking.

Juventus set to outbid Real Madrid in the race to sign PSG star

Juventus is set to outbid Real Madrid in the race to sign Kylian Mbappe, as the Serie A Champions directors aim to hijack the Los Blancos prime target next summer, according to reports.

Man narrates how he killed 72-year-old father

The Oyo State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded 41 suspected criminals, among whom was a 32-year-old man, Ibrahim Isiaka, who allegedly murdered his father.

EU, UN pledge to help Nigeria defeat Boko Haram

The United Nations and the European Union are ready to mobilise more support and resources to help Nigerian troops “defeat and eliminate” Boko Haram terrorists, UN special representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohammed Ibn-Chambas, said.