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“We are happy to see the continued growth in the number of international students in the United States and U.S. students studying abroad,” said Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Report: 13,423 Nigerian students contributed $514 million to US economy in 2018

At least 13,423 Nigerians currently studying in the U.S. contributed 514 million dollars to the U.S. economy in 2018, according to official data.
Ese Brume

IAAF invites Nigeria to take part in 18th World Athletics Indoor Championships

The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has sent an official invitation letter to Nigeria to participate in the 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships, in Nanjing, China.
President Donald Trump’s visit to Apple’s Texas manufacturing plant represents a truce in the White House war on Silicon Valley and an unlikely “bromance” with chief executive Tim Cook.

Trump-Cook ‘bromance’ culminates with visit to Apple factory

President Donald Trump’s visit to Apple’s Texas manufacturing plant represents a truce in the White House war on Silicon Valley and an unlikely “bromance” with chief executive Tim Cook.
Simon Cheng demonstrates one of the stress positions Chinese security officers forced him to stand in for hours each day. OLIVER MARCENY

Former UK consulate employee says Chinese secret police torture him

A former employee of Britain’s Hong Kong consulate said Chinese secret police beat him, deprived him of sleep and chained him as they pressed him for information about activists leading the pro-democracy protests, the BBC and Wall Street Journal reported.
People hold their mobile phones as they gather to pray for the students who are barricaded inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus at Salisbury garden in Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong on November 19, 2019. – A dwindling number of exhausted pro-democracy protesters barricaded inside the Hong Kong university defied warnings on November 19 to surrender, as a police siege of the campus stretched through the third day and China sent fresh signals that its patience with nearly six months of unrest was running out. (Photo by YE AUNG THU / AFP)

US Senate passes Hong Kong rights bill, angering China

The US Senate unanimously adopted legislation Tuesday supporting “human rights and democracy” in Hong Kong and threatening to revoke its special economic status, angering China which promptly summoned a US diplomat and threatened countermeasures.

Official: China has over 170,000 elderly-care institutions, facilities

China had a total of 173,300 elderly-care service institutions and facilities at the end of June and more than 140,000 were at the community level, a Chinese official said on Tuesday.
Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri was the hero for Sporting of Portugal as the Portuguese champion recorded their first group win over STK Starr of Croatia.

Aruna Quadri out of ITTF World Tour grand finals

Despite competing in several competitions this year, Aruna Quadri as the best African performer has missed out from the end-of-the-year ITTF World Tour Grand Finals scheduled for December 12 to 15 in Zhengzhou, China.
Hong Kong authorities have branded the protesters enemies of the people, saying they would never achieve their goals through violence. [Achmad Ibrahim-AP Photo]

Hong Kong’s night of mayhem — in pictures

Police in Hong Kong has fired rubber bullets and tear gas in an attempt to pin back anti-government demonstrators fleeing a besieged university campus where hundreds were holed up with petrol bombs and other homemade weapons amid fears of a bloody crackdown.
Protesters run as police fire tear gas near Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019.

Hong Kong police, students continue standoff at besieged university

Hundreds of Hong Kong student protesters remain locked in a tense standoff with police at a university where protesters have barricaded themselves since last week.
Abuja Light Rail

China to supply three Abuja Light Rail coaches mid 2020

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) would in the middle of next year deliver three railway coaches from China for the operation of Lot 1A and 3 of the Abuja Light Rail service.
Gareth Bale feels he has been made a scapegoat at Real Madrid and is eager to reach an amicable conclusion with the club over his future.

Gareth Bale only has one option as he plots Real Madrid exit

After a lucrative summer move fell through, Gareth Bale still plans to leave Real Madrid but may only have one exit avenue open.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

China begin hunt for new coach as Marcelo Lippi walks

China are searching for a third coach this year after the Football Association accepted Marcello Lippi’s resignation following the damaging loss to Syria in World Cup qualifying.
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather wants Manny Pacquiao rematch

Mayweather won that bout courtesy of a unanimous decision. Since then, both fighters have called the other out on social media, but a deal has never quite been finalised between the two megastars. However, according to SunSport, Mayweather has an added incentive to seek a rematch with the Philippine fighter as soon as possible.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.
Former Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba was evasive when asked about his ambition to run as president of the Ivorian Football Federation (IFF).

Chelsea legend eyes top Ivorian FA job

Chelsea legend and former Cote d’Ivoire captain, Didier Drogba, is favourable to secure the top job of his country’s football body.
Police in east China’s Zhejiang Province have apprehended 98 suspects for running online gambling involving a total of 290 million yuan (41.3 million U.S. dollars).

Police detain 98 suspects over online gambling

Police in east China’s Zhejiang Province have apprehended 98 suspects for running online gambling involving a total of 290 million yuan (41.3 million U.S. dollars).
The Philippines on Thursday it deported 312 Chinese nationals arrested in October over alleged involvement in telecommunications fraud, the Bureau of Immigration said.

312 Chinese nationals deported for telecom fraud

The Philippines on Thursday it deported 312 Chinese nationals arrested in October over alleged involvement in telecommunications fraud, the Bureau of Immigration said.

Oil rises as data shows surprise drop in US crude inventories

Oil rose on Thursday after industry data showed a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories, while comments from an OPEC official about lower-than-expected U.S. shale production growth in 2020 also provided some support.

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NNPC to automate depot, pump station operations

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, on Wednesday disclosed that the Corporation was poised to automate its downstream facilities such as depots, pump stations and measurement systems across the Country.

Ex-AGF Adoke’s arrest in Dubai proof anti-graft war working – Itse Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, has confirmed the arrest of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, by the International Criminal Police in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Members of Real Madrid’s first-team squad are allegedly pleased to see Jose Mourinho appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.

Real Madrid squad ‘pleased by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur move’

Members of Real Madrid’s first-team squad are allegedly pleased to see Jose Mourinho appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari signs Executive Order 009 on open defecation-free Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 entitled: The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order, 2019.
Ibrahim Magu

PACAC endorses Ibrahim Magu’s appointment as substantive EFCC chairman

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has made a case for the appointment of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Commission.