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16 Senator Godswill Akpabio addressing a large crowd of youths at Ikot Ekpene plaza who turned out to receive him on his return from Enugu where he had gone to bury his grand mother-in-law. It turned out to be a political rally.

Godswill Akpabio splashes N100m business grants on constituents

Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has given out more than N100 million grants to small and medium scale entrepreneurs in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District.
(FILES) This file photo taken on February 9, 2017 shows Chinese 100 yuan notes in Beijing. The Chinese currency continued its sharp decline on July 20, 2018 despite US President Donald Trump's bid to rein in the dollar, as analysts pointed out that a weaker yuan aids Beijing in its trade tussle with Washington. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

China’s economic growth hits nine-year low

China's economic growth has slowed down to 6.5 percent in the third quarter - the slowest quaterly growth since 2009 - as a campaign to tackle mounting debt, and trade frictions with the US take their toll.
Bashir Garba

SSG Bashir Garba urges federal government to extend security intervention to Sokoto

The Secretary to Sokoto State Government, Prof. Bashir Garba, on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to extend its security intervention in Zamfara State to Sokoto State.

Official: Kano hisbah board intercepts 12 million bottles of beer

The Kano State Hisbah Board confiscated over 12 million bottles of beer from importers of the commodity in the state within the last seven years.
Abdullahi Shinkafi

Zamfara banditry claims 3,000 lives, gulps N17 billion – official

The ongoing banditry in Zamfara State has claimed over 3,000 lives with the state government spending some N17bn in the past seven years on fighting the problem.

INEC: We won’t be postpone 2019 elections despite budget delay

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Friday said that contrary to media reports, there were no discrepancies in the commission’s budget currently before national assembly.
Rescuers work among the rubble and wreckage of the Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa on August 17, 2018, three days after a section collapsed. Rescue workers in Genoa have toiled for a third night in the wreckage of a collapsed bridge, continuing the desperate search for people still missing after the accident, which left at least 38 people dead. Italy's populist government intensified its attacks on the viaduct operator amid rising anger over the tragedy and the structural problems that have dogged the decades-old Morandi bridge, which buckled without warning on August 14, sending about 35 cars and several trucks, along with huge chunks of concrete, plunging 45 metres (150 feet) onto railway tracks below. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Rescuers dig for survivors as anger mounts over Italy bridge collapse

Rescuers used diggers to claw through mountains of rubble, calling out in the hope of finding survivors as a desperate search for victims of the viaduct collapse entered its fourth day Friday with up to 20 people still missing.
A section of a giant motorway bridge collapsed Tuesday in Genoa, injuring several people in what Italy’s transport minister said was an “immense tragedy.”

Tragedy as motorway bridge collapses in Italy

A section of a giant motorway bridge collapsed Tuesday in Genoa, injuring several people in what Italy’s transport minister said was an “immense tragedy.”

Senator asks federal government wade into harassment of opposition in Kogi

Sen. Ahmed Ogembe (PDP-Kogi Central), on Tuesday, called on the Federal Government to wade in and address the incessant harassment and intimidation of members of the opposition party in Kogi State.

Police arrest 11 suspected kidnappers, leader of car thieves’ syndicate in Kebbi

The Police Command in Birnin Kebbi has arrested 11 suspected kidnappers and the leader of a syndicate that specialises in stealing cars in the state.
Nigeria Police

Two fake revenue collectors nabbed in Ibadan

Two members of a fake tax collection syndicate, identified as Mr. Friday Emmanuel and Mr. Oyedeji Oyekunle have been arrested by officials of the Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue (OYBIR) in Ibadan.

Death toll from south India protests rises to 13

A protester shot during demonstrations against a copper plant in southern India died of his injuries Thursday, officials said, the 13th victim killed by police fire.

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum leaving Facebook

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum on Monday put out word that he is leaving Facebook, which bought the smartphone messaging service four years ago for $19 billion.

Donald Trump tweets US and China will reach deal on IP

US President Donald Trump has said in a tweet on Sunday that China would take down its trade barriers and that the two countries would reach a deal on intellectual property.

FRSC records 79 deaths during 2018 Easter patrol

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) recorded a total of 79 deaths out of the 1,150 persons involved in road traffic crashes during the 2018 Easter celebration period.

Donald Trump: We are not in trade war with China

President Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. was not in “a trade war with China,’’ hours after Beijing announced tariff hikes on 50 billion dollars worth of U.S. products.

Femi Falana: Shehu Sani’s revelation shows Nigerian legislators are highest paid in the world

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Shehu Sani’s revelation that every senator gets paid a total of N13.8 million monthly proves Nigerian legislators are the highest paid in the world.

Governor Masari names breeding grounds for religious extremists in Nigeria

Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, has described the current Almajiranci system of Islamic education prevalent in northern Nigeria as unIslamic.

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President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he's not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump says he’s not ready for a 2020 election loss

President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he's not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.
President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he's not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump says re-election ‘easier’ if he is impeached

US President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday his chances of retaining the White House in 2020 would be strengthened if Democratic lawmakers start impeachment proceedings against him.
A group of about twenty women are on the Vatican squad. AFP

Vatican women’s team refuses to play after anti-abortion protest

The newly formed Vatican women’s team called off a friendly football match in Vienna after several Austrian players protested the church’s anti-abortion stance, an Austrian football official said Sunday.

Over 13 million Nigerians battle with malaria annually

Malam Umar Aminu-Imam, President, Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN), has said that 13,687,500 Nigerians battled with malaria annually.
Coach Paul Put has bemoaned his team’s defensive showing against Madagascar in their opening Group B Africa Cup of Nations fixture, held at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday evening.

Afcon: Guinea coach Paul Put disappointed with the ‘stupid goals’ against Madagascar

Coach Paul Put has bemoaned his team’s defensive showing against Madagascar in their opening Group B Africa Cup of Nations fixture, held at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday evening.