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China Unicom to raise $11.7bn from private firms

Telecoms group China Unicom said it is raising $11.7 billion from investors including tech giants Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings, as part of Beijing’s push for state-owned enterprises to be revitalized with private capital.

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This image made available by NASA shows astronaut Anne McClain working on March 22, 2019, on the International Space Station's Port-4 truss structure [HO-NASA-AFP]

NASA scraps all-women spacewalk for lack of well-fitting suits

The United States space agency NASA scrapped on Monday a planned historic spacewalk by two women astronauts, citing a lack of available spacesuits that would fit them at the International Space Station (ISS).

ILO governing body elects Peru Alfaro Espinosa chairperson

The 335th Session of the Governing Board (GB) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has elected Silvia Elena Alfaro Espinosa, as its new Chairperson, until June 2019.
Super Eagles skipper, Ahmed Musa has stated that the poor pitch of the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba contributed to the team’s uninspiring display against the Pirates of Seychelles Friday.

U-23 AFCONQ: Ahmed Musa doles out N4 million to Nigerian team

Super Eagles’ acting skipper Ahmed Musa has fulfilled his promise of giving the Nigeria U-23 team a million naira for every goal they score against their Libyan counterparts in their return leg clash.

Police confirm abduction of Catholic priest in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command on Monday confirmed the abduction of a Christian cleric, Rev. Father John Bako, at Ankuwa village in Kachia Local Government Area of the state.

TUC: Inflation has eroded N30,000 minimum wage purchasing power

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has hinted that inflation has seriously affected the purchasing power of the N30,000 national minimum wage, recently passed by the Senate.